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: VIDEO: An interview with co-director Carl Cramer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The new home of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference seems to be a hit, the show’s co-director said. {flv}ibex2{/flv} Click play to hear Bill Sisson’s discussion with Carl Cramer, IBEX co-director and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder. Mobile users, click here to watch on the TradeOnlyToday YouTube channel. On the show floor,…more

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IBEX 2010: New MAATS gets good reviews

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Exhibitors at the new MAATS Aftermarket Pavilion at IBEX were generally pleased with their early show results on Tuesday, the first day of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. The pavilion, with 72 exhibitors, was added to IBEX after the demise last year of MAATS as a stand-alone show. “To improve the…more

IBEX 2010: Innovation Awards handed out

Thirteen marine manufacturers were honored this morning for innovative achievement by the NMMA and Boating Writers International at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Innovation Awards in Louisville, Ky. The winning companies received their awards this morning during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “Judges found a solid mix of affordable…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 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

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

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