The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event, serving boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors and boatyard/marine operators. It is held annually in the fall on a rotating basis in Louisville, Ky., and Tampa, Fla.

The Honda BF6 won for outboards.

Industry salutes its innovators

Problem solvers, game changers and technology designed to appeal to millennials stood out in a field of 85 new products that competed for the 2016 IBEX Innovation Awards in Tampa, Fla.

Attendance was on pace to set records, but Matthew caused many preregistered attendees to miss the show.

A rosy forecast in stormy weather

The 26th annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference got off to a fast start before Hurricane Andrew interrupted it, forcing exhibitors to leave early, keeping attendance from reaching record levels and forcing an early closing.

IBEX drew large crowds despite weather forecast

Last week, more than 6,000 marine industry professionals gathered for the 26th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa, Fla., before Hurricane Matthew hit the Southeast.

IBEX 2016: Industry gets first look at study of first-time buyers

TAMPA, Fla. — At the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference this week the marine industry got its first glimpse of a Grow Boating-commissioned study of first-time boat buyers and owners that should help dealers, brokers and salespeople improve the consumer’s experience and lock in more sales.

IBEX 2016: Schedule unaffected by Hurricane Matthew

TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference said today that the show’s schedule and hours will remain unchanged, based on current weather reports and tracking of Hurricane Matthew.

IBEX 2016: Partners plan for larger show in future years

TAMPA, Fla. — The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference’s new partnership with the Marine Equipment Trade Show will attract more international exhibitors and attendees as the event continues to grow here in Tampa, organizers of both events said Tuesday.

IBEX 2016: Innovation Award winners named

TAMPA, Fla. — Judges from Boating Writers International recognized 13 technically innovative and problem-solving products at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference on Tuesday.

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