Tag Archives: IBEX

IBEX issues call for 2021 proposals

IBEX 2020

The IBEX 2021 Call for Proposals is now open, and the annual conference is seeking input from the industry on technical seminars, special sessions, and exhibitor-hosted Tech Talks. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2021. Things to keep in mind for session topic considerations: IBEX does not allow product or service promotion in the technical seminars. You are invited to submit a topic ...

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NMMA President talks boat shows

Frank Hugelmeyer NMMA

After a year filled with uncertainty and disruption, including the cancellation and postponement of many boating industry events and shows, NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer shares his thoughts on the importance and future of boat shows: The unprecedented disruption from COVID-19 has been a blessing and curse for the recreational boating industry. On one hand, we have witnessed a remarkable shift ...

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IBEX reports successful virtual experience

IBEX Online logo

The IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience, launched by IBEX LLC, held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020, ended with positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike. For the first-ever IBEX Online, nearly 3,000 visitors registered from 25 countries to take part and over 1,650 exhibitor representatives participated from 474 companies representing 10 countries. There were more than 4,000 connections ...

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NMRA Mel Barr Award goes to George Bellwoar

Mel Barr Award Winner

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented its 2020 Mel Barr Award to George Bellwoar, Perko Incorporated vice-president of sales and marketing. Named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and its first president, the award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the marine industry. Bellwoar understands the importance ...

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IBEX Online Innovation Award winners

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The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference announced the 2020 IBEX Innovation Awards winners. Managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), the awards were presented at the opesning session. Five BWI judges with various technical backgrounds in boating selected the new product winners submitted by marine trade companies. The seven category winners are: Boat Care and ...

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IBEX Online announces ‘Know Before You Go’ resources

IBEX Online registration opens

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020 announced resources and tips on having a successful event.  IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. To get the most out of the virtual experience, registration and event planning ...

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IBEX Online announces special events and keynote sessions

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Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Special Events and Keynote Sessions, being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020, are now available. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. The roster of speakers and list of panel discussions promise an engaging session ...

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Registration opens for IBEX Online

IBEX Online registration opens

Registration is now open for International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. “Visitor registration for our first-ever virtual event is now open,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. ...

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IBEX announces judging panel for 2020 Innovation Awards

IBEX Online registration opens

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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