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 2010: A video introduction

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the industry gathers for the 20th edition of IBEX, Soundings Trade Only editor-in-chief Bill Sisson and associate editor Beth Rosenberg sat down to talk about the show’s move out of South Florida, the merger with MAATS and why this is one show you shouldn’t miss. {flv}ibex1{/flv} Click play to watch. Mobile…more

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IBEX 2010: NMMA head says industry is resilient

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference opened with a flourish this morning as the Kentucky Derby bugle call ushered in the 20th annual event at its new location at the Kentucky Exposition Center. More than 500 exhibitors are in Louisville to show off their latest products, systems and services. Seventy are first-time…more

IBEX reports increase in exhibitors

With four weeks to go until the 2010 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference opens, the show has surpassed last year’s exhibitor registration by 11 percent. To date, 538 exhibitors are confirmed and there will be at least 70 first-time exhibitors. IBEX, which moves this year to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, runs Sept. 28-30.…more

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A new-look IBEX

After 19 years in South Florida, the show adds an aftermarket pavilion and moves to Louisville “New” is the operative word in describing this year’s 20th anniversary International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. New venue. New city. New aftermarket pavilion. New seminars. New events. For the first time, IBEX moves out of South Florida and into…more

Judges named for IBEX Innovation Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International announced the judges for the 2010 IBEX Innovation Awards, which will be presented during the coming International Boat Builders’ Exhibition & Conference. Award winners will be recognized at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28 during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This is the…more

IBEX adds session on market data

The 2010 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference is hosting an exclusive industry-wide special session exploring the year’s most comprehensive market research, statistics and data. Titled “Using Marketing Intelligence for Market Growth,” the session will feature a panel of five leading industry researchers who will share their insights on how a company can grow its market…more

IBEX 2010: Trade Only named MAATS Pavilion sponsor; call for Innovation Award entries

The former Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show makes its debut as a component of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference this year, and Soundings Trade Only is the official sponsor of the new MAATS Aftermarket Pavilion. Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, IBEX will be held Sept. 28-30…more

2010 IBEX expected to be largest ever

The 2010 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, with the addition of the Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show, is poised to be the marine industry’s largest and most influential trade event in North America, organizers say. This year’s show takes place Sept. 28-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. IBEX is produced by Professional BoatBuilder…more

IBEX reports drop in attendance

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exposition and Conference reported an estimated 31 percent drop in attendance this year compared to 2008. Actual attendance figures were not immediately available. Despite the drop, organizers said many exhibitors were pleased with the quality of attendees at the three-day event, which ran Oct. 12-14 at the Miami Beach Convention…more

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‘Green shoots’ of new life sprout at IBEX

Talk at the show suggests industry may be in the early stages of a turnaround The final International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Miami – at least for a few years – ended on a high note, with many exhibitors saying they were making sales and seeing signs of life in the industry, despite a…more

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