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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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IBEX kicks off an exciting week for the marine industry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference kicked off with an exciting start this week. The industry breakfast on Tuesday began with the recognition of 15 companies who have been exhibitors at IBEX for all 25 shows since. Judges from Boating Writers International (BWI) presented eleven Innovation Awards to representatives from Xtreme Tower Products/Marine Accessories Corporation, Dowco, Syntec Industries, ...

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Video: IBEX 2015: The Connected Boat

LOUISVILLE - One of the highlights of this year's IBEX show was The Connected Boat in the Electronics Pavilion. The interactive display features a demonstration of how various systems connect using existing network technologies. It is sponsored by Simrad and built in partnership with Chetco Digital. The display includes technology from a number of other companies including Cummins, Dometic, Faria Beede, ...

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Taylor Made Systems & Ameritex Fabric Systems introduce first fabric retractable roof and tower integration at IBEX 2015

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – Taylor Made Systems and Ameritex Fabric Systems unveil the first Fabric Retractable Roof integrated into a bonded glass, powder coated tower and T-top at the 2015 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). “Both companies have worked with each other to bring our creative technologies together in the first ever T-top that has a manual retractable folding roof, ...

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BoatUS life jacket design competition winners announced

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The winners of the 2015 “Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition” were announced today at the International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference in Louisville. Sponsored by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA), a team of five judges from the boating, paddling and life jacket manufacturing industry ...

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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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