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IBEX announces judging panel for 2020 Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced the judges for the 2020 Innovation Awards Program. Due to IBEX transitioning to a virtual format, the program, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will also follow a newly designed, virtual format. The five BWI judges have different technical backgrounds and boating experience. Entries are currently being accepted through Friday, ...

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IBEX announces plans for Virtual Experience

IBEX Virtual Conference

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced details of its first ever virtual tradeshow, IBEX Online: A Virtual Event. Scheduled to launch September 29, the free digital tradeshow will be built around the concepts of Connection, New Products and Innovation, and Education, and will allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. “The IBEX team has invested ...

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IBEX 2020 announces transition to virtual event

IBEX 2020

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, announced today it will transition to a virtual only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a virtual only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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IBEX COVID-19 update

IBEX 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced they are optimistic the 2020 show will open as planned on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Show organizers report they are closely monitoring Florida’s Three Phases of Re-Opening Guidelines and the state’s progress, as well as working with the Tampa Convention Center and Visit Tampa Bay to develop health and safety protocols to ...

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METSTRADE appoints new director

With more than 15 years of professional experience in various international trade fairs in RAI Amsterdam and with a great love for water sports, Niels Klarenbeek will succeed Irene Dros as the new director of METSTRADE. Niels Klarenbeek is 42 years old and has been an avid water sports enthusiast for years. In his spare time he loves to sail ...

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IBEX names new education director

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that Michelle Biersner has joined the staff as Education Director.  With past experience in tradeshow and conference production across multiple industries for over 25 years, Biersner has most recently managed education content for outdoor industry events. She will be responsible for the creation of a world class education program that includes a full ...

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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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