Tag Archives: IBEX

NMMA announces Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced 45 recipients of the 2014/2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2015 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Louisville. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor manufacturers that actively measure ...

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NMRA Mel Barr Award presented to Ron Bailey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented its 2015 Mel Barr Award to Ron Bailey, vice president of sales and marketing at Turning Point Propellers. 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 ...

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2015 IBEX Innovation Award winners announced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – At the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Industry Breakfast this morning, judges from Boating Writers International announced winners of the 2015 IBEX Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards program recognizes significant contributions in marine industry innovation and product development. The winning products were selected from 90 entries by a panel of experienced technical boating journalists from Boating Writers International ...

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Two recreational boating industry leaders inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The recreational boating industry will recognize two leaders this year with the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s highest honor when inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Bob Long, CEO and owner of JRL Ventures, Inc. and Marine Concepts, and Dusty McCoy, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation, will be recognized for their career achievements and contributions to the industry. The ...

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Deadline to book hotel rooms for IBEX on Tuesday

BROOKLIN, ME – Thousands of marine professionals will convene September 15-17 for the 25th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Registration is still open and the deadline to book hotel rooms is September 8. IBEX will offer 550+ exhibiting companies, including 110 first-time exhibitors who will be showcasing thousands of new ...

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IBEX session to discuss sharing economy

Leaders from several companies in the boat sharing and peer-to-peer rentals will discuss collaborative consumption and the sharing economy in an IBEX seminar. Leaders representing different types of companies will discuss how these new business models are making a positive impact on the marine industry and specifically examine how manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, distributors, retailers, marinas and other industry stakeholders can ...

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ABYC hosting educational and networking events at IBEX

The American Boat & Yacht Council will be hosting a variety of educational sessions at the International Boatbuilders’ Exposition & Conference, Sept. 15 – 17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. ABYC will also host networking opportunities including a virtual career fair. The educational session topics at IBEX include ABYC 2015 Standards Update; Designing a 12-24 Volt DC System ...

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IBEX to recognize silver exhibitors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Several leaders in the marine industry have supported The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), since its inception in 1992 and they will be recognized at the upcoming event on September 15-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The fifteen companies who have supported all 25 IBEX events include 3A Composites Baltek Inc.; Airtech International Inc.; ...

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NMEA to offer installer training at IBEX, METS

For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will be offering their full-day NMEA 2000 installer training course at two of the world's largest marine equipment shows-IBEX and METS. The sessions will be held one day prior to the opening of each show. The NMEA 2000 network course is primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have ...

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IBEX announces judges for Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards acknowledge the importance of innovative new products in the marine industry.  All IBEX 2015 exhibitors are welcome to enter their new products in the competition, which are judged by a panel of industry experts from Boating Writers International. This is one of the marine industry's most prestigious honors, and winners will ...

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