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IBEX 2019 wraps with ‘resounding success’

The 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) closed on Thursday, October 3 with early indications that attendance figures were up from last year for the three-day event. Show organizers said IBEX was a tremendous success with more than 700 exhibitors – 100-plus new to the Show – from 25 countries filling the 138 thousand square feet of exhibit space. The International Pavilions ...

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IBEX Grow Boating Marketing Summit draws over 175 industry marketers

More than 175 marine industry marketers attended this year’s Grow Boating Marketing Summit, an IBEX Special Event. A panel of leading marketing and research experts provided insights on the evolving digital marketing landscape and offered actionable strategies to help businesses boost their sales. Summit attendees included boat, engine and accessory manufacturers, as well as dealers, boat clubs and marine industry service providers. ...

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IBEX announces 2019 Innovation Award winners

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 1. Eight BWI judges with various technical backgrounds in boating selected the new product winners from over 100 entries submitted by marine trade ...

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Hugelmeyer assumes helm as NMMA president, delivers first industry address

Frank Hugelmeyer started his first day as NMMA president delivering his inaugural industry address at this morning’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) annual Industry Breakfast & Awards Presentation in Tampa. Hugelmeyer, a veteran leader in the outdoor recreation industry, succeeds Thom Dammrich, who spent 20 years as NMMA president and retired yesterday, Sept. 30.About how he came to NMMA, ...

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ABBRA to offer global workforce session at IBEX

In a time when a global workforce is needed to be competitive, the US immigration system requires strategic planning by employers and their workers. ABBRA’s interactive session will focus on options for domestic and foreign employers to lawfully employ foreign national workers in the US. Chad Morse, president of ABBRA and owner of Ashbreez Boatworks, says, “The 90-minute ABBRA session ...

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Last chance to register for workforce session at IBEX

A new Super Session has been added to the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) educational lineup. Challenges & Solutions for Workforce Development will feature workforce experts and industry stakeholders from around the country who will speak about existing programs used by other industries to fill the talent pipeline, share real-life examples, teach how to train for soft-skills, and more. ...

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IBEX Innovation Awards receive record number of entries for 2019

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), received 104 entries from more than 80 companies, the most submitted in the program’s history. The IBEX Innovation Awards honor product development and the manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the recreational marine industry to market. Volunteer members ...

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IBEX announces judging panel for 2019 Innovation Awards

The 2019 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Each ...

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IBEX Innovation Awards entry deadline approaching

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) are still accepting entries for this year's Innovation Awards, though the deadline is quickly approaching. Entries for this year's awards must be submitted by Aug. 30. Entry is completed in three steps: Submit entry formUpload product videoProcess payment IBEX 2019 takes place Oct. 1-3 in Tampa, Fla. For full IBEX Innovation ...

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IBEX announces exhibit hall pavilions

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced the location and details of its 2019 industry and international pavilions. This year’s pavilions include the Marina & Yard on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center; and on the third floor the Compliance, Standards, and Education; Composites; and the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Connected Boat Experience. The Marina & ...

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