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IBEX 2018 offers expanded education, seminars, workshops

This year, visitors of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will have access to an expanded education program. IBEX 2018 will offer participants up to 100 unique opportunities to learn about new processes, access technical information, demo products, and more, during the IBEX Education Conference, which includes the technical IBEX ...

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Nominations open for 2018 Movers & Shakers Awards

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Movers & Shakers. We're looking for leaders who haven't been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry. Nominees can be from any company or group that does business in the boating industry, as long as they are showing the ...

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IBEX, ICOMIA sign global collaboration agreement

The co-owners of the International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference - the National Marine Manufacturers Association and RAI Amsterdam - have signed a collaboration agreement with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations to facilitate co-participation across all conference levels. “The ICOMIA-IBEX agreement brings many advantages, not least of which being that is opens up the possibility for MIAs from across the world ...

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Registration opens for IBEX 2018

Registration is now open for the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest technical trade event for marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. “The opening of registration is an exciting milestone each year as we launch ...

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Ron Schmitt wins NMRA Mel Barr Award at IBEX

The National Marine Representatives Association presented its 2017 Mel Barr Award to Ron Schmitt, president and CEO at G.G. Schmitt & Sons. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and its first president. Tim Hennagir, editor ...

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MRAA delivers dealer development presentation at IBEX

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas delivered an educational seminar at last week’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, highlighting methods that manufacturers and suppliers can use to create a competitive advantage through dealer development. Featuring MRAA’s Lead Dealer Certification Consultant Bob McCann as the instructor, MRAA shared how manufacturers and suppliers can save time and money, improve customer loyalty ...

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Nearly 6,500 industry professionals attended IBEX 2017

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference, which took place Sept. 19-21in Tampa, Fla., attracted nearly 6,500 marine industry professionals, a 4 percent increase over 2016. International professionals made up over 7 percent of the attendance from more than 50 countries. Show organizers reported an increased number of no-shows for 2017, acknowledging the impact Hurricane Irma had on many registrants’ ability ...

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Industry professionals address hurricane recovery at IBEX

Boatbuilders and marine industry professionals attending the 27th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa learned more about recent Texas and Florida hurricane recovery best practices during a special session Wednesday morning. A panel of IBEX presenters with backgrounds in insurance claims, electrical systems, hazard mitigation, security, and recovery conducted an hour-and-a-half session for attendees. The session began with the ...

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IBEX announces 2017 Innovation Award winners

This morning the winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards were announced during the annual Industry Breakfast at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference. The Innovation Awards honored achievement in product development in 10 areas of the marine industry. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from Boating Writers International, a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters ...

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IBEX donated $5,000 to feeding Tampa Bay

Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director, announced this morning at the Industry Breakfast that, to support local recovery efforts in Tampa, the host city of IBEX, a donation was made to Feeding Tampa Bay for $5,000. The events owners, RAI Amsterdam and NMMA, supported the donation. Right now, Feeding Tampa Bay has put its disaster relief plan into action distributing food in ...

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