IBEX

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.

IBEX adds preconference sessions

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, which takes place Sept. 17-19 in Louisville, Ky., will host four preconference sessions on the day prior to the show’s opening. Gougeon Brothers, The Landing School, Composites Consulting Group, and CCP Composites will lead the sessions, which will cover a variety of topics concerning composite techniques, repair and applications,…more

IBEX adds composites demo on hall floor

Composites One, Magnum Venus Plastech and the Closed Mold Alliance will demonstrate several composite manufacturing techniques during live demonstrations and outdoor exhibits at the 2013 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference — a demonstration organizers say will give attendees another perspective on recent trends and advancements in the marine industry. IBEX will be held Sept. 17-19…more

IBEX adds two nighttime events

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will host two evening events at this year’s show: the IBEX Opening Night Party at Fourth Street Live! and the Bourbon and Brew Happy Hour. The two parties will complement the conference’s schedule of classes, workshops and demonstrations, allowing the marine industry to connect at after-hours events.…more

IBEX names judges for 2013 Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference announced a panel of seven marine journalists to judge the 2013 IBEX Innovation Awards. “The Innovation Awards honor excellence in product development in 13 areas of the marine industry, including boatbuilding methods and materials, inboard and outboard engines, hardware, interior parts and furnishings and safety equipment,” show director Anne…more

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IBEX announces Rick Pitino as keynote speaker

The International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will feature Louisville University basketball coach Rick Pitino as keynote speaker at the Industry Breakfast on Sept. 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Pitino, who has been head coach of the Louisville Cardinals since 2001, coached the team to the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I basketball championship. He has…more

Registration opens for IBEX

Registration is now open for the 2013 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, which will be held Sept. 17-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Organizers are inviting marine professionals to register for the trade-only show by visiting the new IBEX website. The 2013 show offers a full schedule of 75 seminars presented by industry…more

IBEX adds Tampa to show rotation schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference announced a new rotating show schedule to increase accessibility for attendees and exhibitors across the United States and internationally. IBEX organizers announced that the 2014 and 2016 shows will be held in Tampa, Fla., alternating years with the 2013 and 2015 locations in Louisville, Ky. The IBEX 2014 show…more

IBEX names new marketing director

Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, owners and producers of the International BoatBuilders’Exhibition and Conference, today announced the hiring of Kate Holden as the new marketing director and sales representative. With 15 years of experience, Holden has held positions in advertising and exhibit sales management, show management and as an account executive…more

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A ‘new spirit’ at IBEX

Increased traffic, forecast of sales gains this year and next cheer participants at the big trade show Kate Bilbrey was happy when the International BoatBuilders’ Exposition & Conference moved from Florida to Louisville, Ky., two years ago. The co-owner of Lake Sara Marina in Effingham, Ill., says it wasn’t easy to attend shows when so…more

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