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.

Registration open for IBEX education program

Organizers said boatbuilding, design, and repair industry professionals who attend this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will have access to more than 70 sessions in the education program, which will offer everything from fundamental skills to cutting-edge advanced training.

IBEX opens 2017 registration

Registration is open for the 27th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, which is set for Sept. 19-21 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.

IBEX plans marina and boatyard pavilion

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference announced a new marina and yard pavilion for the 2017 show, which is set for Sept. 19-21 at the Tampa Convention Center.

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.

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