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IBEX 2019 wraps with ‘resounding success’

The 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) closed on Thursday, October 3 with early indications that attendance figures were up from last year for the three-day event. Show organizers said IBEX was a tremendous success with more than 700 exhibitors – 100-plus new to the Show – from 25 countries filling the 138 thousand square feet of exhibit space. The International Pavilions ...

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IBEX Innovation Awards receive record number of entries for 2019

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), received 104 entries from more than 80 companies, the most submitted in the program’s history. The IBEX Innovation Awards honor product development and the manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the recreational marine industry to market. Volunteer members ...

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IBEX announces judging panel for 2019 Innovation Awards

The 2019 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Each ...

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IBEX announces 2019 Super Sessions and special events

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today a series of Super Sessions and special events, as part of its Education Conference. The Super Sessions are hosted by exhibiting companies and industry associations to offer in-depth training and topic-specific learning. These pre-conference Super Sessions take place Sunday and Monday (September 29-30), prior to the opening of the IBEX Exhibit ...

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Dr. Sam Potolicchio named keynote speaker for IBEX Industry Breakfast

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the details of its annual Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony. Scheduled for opening day of this year’s show in the Grand Ballroom of the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel, doors will open at 7 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. The annual event will include several award presentations ...

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Grow Boating marketing summit to take place at IBEX 2019

The third annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit will be held Sept. 30 (the day before IBEX opens) in Tampa, Fla. This year's event offers a full day of learning with content curated especially for the recreational boating marketer, including featured speakers: Mari Smith, Heather Lutze, Marcus Sheridan, Jack Ellis and more. The full presenter line-up and agenda will be available ...

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IBEX announces winners of 2018 Innovation Awards

The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Eight BWI judges with various technical backgrounds in boating selected the new product winners among dozens of entries submitted by marine trade companies.  ...

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Education to take the spotlight at IBEX 2018

From expanded educational offerings to three floors of exhibitors and more, 2018’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) is gearing up for an unforgettable year. IBEX will take place from Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. In early May, IBEX organizers confirmed that Tampa and the Tampa Convention Center will host the conference through 2020. “Tampa ...

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Export Excellence Award applications due Aug. 3

This year`s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference is hosting the launch of a new export award, open to U.S. companies – the International Boating Magazine (IBI) Export Excellence Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 3. The award recognizes excellence in export sales by U.S. boat builders or marine equipment manufacturers, distributors and manufacturer representatives of U.S. products. The ...

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IBEX 2018 offers expanded education, seminars, workshops

This year, visitors of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will have access to an expanded education program. IBEX 2018 will offer participants up to 100 unique opportunities to learn about new processes, access technical information, demo products, and more, during the IBEX Education Conference, which includes the technical IBEX ...

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