Tag Archives: IBEX

IBEX 2016 draws more than 6,000 attendees

TAMPA - IBEX 2016 attendance was up from last year's Louisville event, but slipped from 2014, the last time it was held in Tampa. The organizers of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) announced Thursday the 2016 event, which took place in Tampa on Oct. 4-6 attracted over 6,000 registered industry professionals during the first two days of the ...

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METS owner purchases 50 percent stake in IBEX

RAI Amsterdam, owners and producers of METSTRADE (The Marine Equipment Trade Show) has purchased a 50 percent stake in IBEX from WoodenBoat Publications Inc., publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine. The announcement was made Tuesday during the IBEX Industry Breakfast. Starting on October 7, 2016, RAI Amsterdam will partner with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to produce future IBEX events.  ...

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2016 IBEX Innovation Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards were announced at the annual Industry Breakfast Tuesday. The Innovation Awards honors achievement in product development in 13 areas of the marine industry. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from Boating Writers International (BWI), a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters, public relations specialists and others in the ...

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Women Making Waves: Anne Dunbar

Anne Dunbar IBEX Show Director, IBEX LLC Education: B.A. Communications, University of Colorado, Boulder; Master’s Certificate in Creativity & Change Leadership, Buffalo State College, 2012 Years in the marine industry: 30 Companies you have worked for in the marine industry and titles you held within those companies: Soundings & Soundings Trade Only, Region Advertising Sales Manager; Boating Industry magazine, East Coast Advertising Sales ...

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Tides Marine to celebrate 25th anniversary at IBEX 2016

The Tides Marine team will be celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary in Tampa Convention Center booth 917 at next week’s International Boatbuilders Exposition and Conference. Founded in 1991, the company provides solutions for leaky shaft seals and mainsails that are difficult to raise and lower single-handedly. Tides Marine Self Aligning SureSeal shaft seals feature housings manufactured from fiber-composite material that ...

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Hubbell launches BURNDY in marine market

Hubbell announces the launch of BURNDY into the marine market. As part of this debut, it will showcase the company's line of products at IBEX, October 4-6, in Tampa, Florida. BURNDY specializes in electrical connectors, fittings and tools for a wide range of industries. BURNDY functions as a separate division within Hubbell, retaining its independence and well-known brand. Founded in ...

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Bob Menne, Vic Porter to be inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) will present two industry leaders this year with its highest honor, the NMMA Hall of Fame. Robert (Bob) Menne, Jr., CEO, Premier Marine, and Victor (Vic) Porter, chairman, Formula Boats, will be recognized for their career achievements and contributions to the industry during the 26th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show's annual Industry ...

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Exhibitor workshops to be featured in Tech Talk Theater at IBEX

This year's International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference will feature free exhibitor workshops to supplement the conference's other educational offerings. IBEX is October 4-6 at the Tampa Convention Center. The workshops will be offered in the Tech Talk Theater on the the 2nd level of the convention center. For complete access to all IBEX education programs click here. "For everyone involved ...

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IBEX announces innovation awards judges panel

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the panel of technical marine experts from Boating Writers International who will preside over The Innovation Awards, which will be presented during the Annual Industry Breakfast at 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel.  IBEX will be held Oct. 4-6, 2016 at the Tampa ...

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Larger dock exhibits planned for IBEX 2016

This year's International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference will feature larger dock exhibits than the previous Tampa show as show organizers look to take advantage of IBEX's waterfront location. Several companies have already booked their dock space including BRP US Inc., GEM Products Inc., Honda Marine, JL Audio Inc., Lumitec, Inc., Medallion Instrumentation Systems, Mercury Marine, SeaStar Solutions, Simrad-Navico, Suzuki Motor ...

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