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IBEX 2015 releases more details on schedule, events

The 25th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) celebrates over two decades of marine innovation, technology, and excellence. IBEX, the largest trade event for boat building, design and maintenance, will offer valuable networking events as well as educational opportunities. This industry event will convene at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., from Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 17, ...

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IBEX named among Fastest 50 growing trade shows

BROOKLIN, Maine --  Trade Show Executive Magazine has named IBEX, The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference to the Fastest 50 Class of 2014. IBEX received recognition in two categories: growth in the number of exhibitors and growth in attendance. Plans are fully underway for the growth to continue for the 2015 event, taking place at the Louisville Convention Center in ...

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Marine Marketers of America announces 2014 Neptune Award winners

MIAMI – Marine Marketers of America (MMA) today announced the winners of its seventh-annual 2014 Neptune Awards for Marketing Excellence during the Miami International Boat Show Industry Breakfast. “There were 122 entries in 14 categories, our largest field ever,” said Wanda Kenton Smith, president of MMA. “There was great diversity – entries came from companies large and small, sail and ...

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IBEX returning to Louisville in September for 25th anniversary event

BROOKLIN, Maine - Marine industry vendors have already committed to nearly 90% of exhibit space on the show floor of the 25th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY from Tuesday, September 15 - Thursday, September 17, 2015. Celebrating over two decades of marine innovation, technology, and excellence IBEX, the largest trade event ...

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Elaine Lembo joins IBEX as new seminar manager

BROOKLIN, Maine -- The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) is pleased to announce the addition of Elaine Lembo as the new IBEX Seminar Manager for the 2015 event, which is scheduled for September 15-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Elaine was previously with Cruising World magazine, where she worked for 16 years in the editorial department, ...

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Trade (show) secrets

The show floor at IBEX

If growing market share is a top priority for your marine business, exhibiting at one of the fall’s major trade shows may be your best path to success. “In the past few years, we’ve kept our participation rate at the key shows as high if not higher than in previous years because they’re so valuable to us,” says Bob Apple, ...

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Good news for a change

The boating industry received several pieces of positive news this week as the National Marine Bankers Association reported signs of stabilizing retail boat prices, the federal government reached a decision that will allow more dealerships to qualify for SBA loans, and IBEX organizers said that attendance at this year’s event was up 13 percent from 2009. In a release Thursday, ...

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IBEX’s big move

When I heard last week that the rumors were true - the International Boatbuilder Exhibition & Conference would be moving to Kentucky in 2010 - I found myself smiling. Now, there's no doubt I'm biased; my dad lives about an hour from Louisville. But above and beyond that, a once a year trek to South Beach for the Miami boat ...

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Trade shows: How many is too many?

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced this morning that it's combining its Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS) with the fall 2010 International Boatbuilder's Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). This news doesn't come as a surprise. Trade show producers run a business just like the rest of us, and when times are tough, consolidation is a natural consideration. Plus, it ...

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