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NMRA Ask A Rep sessions return to IBEX

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is again hosting its "Ask A Rep" sessions at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida, October 4–6. Independent sales reps play an important function in the overall marine sales chain. Yet many manufacturers, especially those new to the industry, have only a cursory knowledge of the work reps do and ...

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Entreprenuer Kevin Harrington to keynote 2016 IBEX industry breakfast

Kevin Harrington, inventor of the Infomercial and original "Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank, will deliver a motivational keynote presentation at the IBEX Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel across from the Tampa Convention Center, where IBEX will be held. During the breakfast, attendees will also hear about the State of the Industry in a ...

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IBEX Marine Millennial program offers networking, education

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) will continue to support the next generation of marine industry leaders with its Marine Millennial initiative, a program for young professionals under the age of 35 to connect, learn, share and expand their presence in the industry.   Several activities are being planned to take place during IBEX 2016 in Tampa, October 4 - ...

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Registration open for IBEX 2016

Registration for the 26th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) is now open, show organizers announced Thursday. IBEX 2016 is October 4-6, 2016, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. "The opening of registration coincides with the announcement of our 2016 education conference; a selection of topics from in-depth technical seminars to trends impacting the marine industry, which again promises ...

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IBEX will feature ‘Future Materials’ exhibit

Boat builders will have a chance to see innovative materials, processes, and technologies in the "Future Materials" hands-on exhibit at the center of the Composite Pavilion at the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) this October. Curated by editors from Professional BoatBuilder and CompositesWorld magazines, this collection has been gathered from a wide variety of sources including marine, aerospace, and ...

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IBEX 2016 expo hall sells out

The expo hall for this year's International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), is sold out, show organizers announced Wednesday. IBEX 2016 is October 4-6 at the Tampa Convention Center. The event will host over 550 exhibiting companies, of which 100 are new for 2016, on two show floors that will be 106,300 square feet of exhibit space, plus an additional ...

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IBEX set for Tampa location through 2018

BROOKLIN, ME – The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) announced the return to Tampa, Fla. for the 2016 event and the commitment by show organizers to keep the event in Tampa through 2018. For the past several years, this industry event for the boatbuilding industry had been rotating locations between Louisville, KY and Tampa, FL. Future dates for IBEX are: Oct. ...

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IBEX names new director of education

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) is pleased announced Wednesday that Sarah Devlin has accepted the role of IBEX Director of Education. IBEX will be held October 4-6, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa. Devlin returns to IBEX after working as communications director for one of the largest ski resorts in New England. She began her career in ...

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IBEX attendance drops in return to Louisville

Attendance at this year's IBEX was down by nearly a third as the show returned to Louisville after the 2014 show in Tampa. Show organizers reported that 4,700 people attended this year's show, a drop of 31.8 percent from the 6.900 reported in 2014. That 4,700 was roughly equal to attendance at the 2013 and 2012 shows in Louisville. IBEX ...

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IBEX 2015 reports solid show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Building Better Boats was the theme of the 2015 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), which concluded this afternoon at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. There were 4,700 total qualified attendees, equivalent to the number of professionals that were at the 2013 event when it was last held in Louisville. IBEX, drew quality boat builders ...

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