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 attendees will find a larger show

Attendees of the upcoming 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will notice an increase in exhibit space and exhibitor registrations. IBEX takes place Oct. 17-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. This year’s show includes 100,000 square feet, an 8 percent jump over 2010 (103,900 vs. 95,700); exhibitor registration is up 2.3 percent…more


IBEX: Where you go to see and be seen

This year’s show expects to build on the move to Louisville and last year’s increase in attendance The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference is billed as an event “where the business of boating gets done,” and show exhibitors and attendees agree it’s the place to see what’s new and to be seen by current and…more

IBEX debuts mobile website

A mobile website was introduced for the 21st annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, which takes place Oct. 17-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. “The new IBEX mobile website makes it easier than ever for visitors to navigate the show and personalize their show experience right from the palm of their hand, with…more

IBEX adds environmental forum

The 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference is introducing the Green Marine Route, a new component of the show for eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable boating innovation. “As the marine industry has seen an evolution to new, more efficient and cleaner building processes, methods and materials, we felt it important to create the Green Marine Route…more

Judges named for IBEX Innovation Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International today announced judges for the 2011 IBEX Innovation Awards, which will be presented Oct. 17-19 during the upcoming International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Award winners will be recognized at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 17 during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast.…more

IBEX makes additions to 2011 lineup

The 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, which runs Oct. 17-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, is presenting several new additions, can’t-miss events and returning favorites, including an expansive seminar series and the annual Industry Breakfast. Here’s a snapshot of IBEX 2011 highlights: • Annual IBEX Industry Breakfast: This year’s Industry Breakfast, set…more

Nominations sought for Innovation Awards at IBEX

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced that entries are being accepted for the 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Innovation Awards. The awards presentation takes place Oct. 17 during the show’s annual Industry Breakfast. IBEX Innovation Awards are judged by Boating Writers International in recognition of innovative new marine equipment and processes in the OEM…more

IBEX expands seminar series

This year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, set for Oct. 17-19 in Louisville, Ky., will feature the most expansive seminar series in the show’s 21-year history. More than 100 industry authorities will conduct 91 educational seminars, a 30 percent increase from 2010. The IBEX 2011 seminar series has 14 specialized tracks covering Design and Engineering…more


IBEX opens registration to exhibitors

Boatbuilders, boat dealers, yard managers and accessory manufacturers can now register for IBEX, which is scheduled for Oct. 17-19 in Louisville, Ky. The show that unites the OEM and aftermarket industries for three days will again showcase new products, technologies and innovations. Attracting more than 5,000 marine professionals and 500 exhibitors from more than 60…more


Was IBEX 2010 the turning point?

Enthusiasm over the future of the industry was palpable at the trade show’s Louisville debut It’s been a tough couple of years for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, but exhibitors and organizers say 2010 may have marked a turning point for the event – and the industry as a whole. “The past two years…more

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