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.

MAATS is combined with IBEX

The Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show has been discontinued as a stand-alone event and will instead be folded into the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, which takes place in the fall, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced today. IBEX, set for Oct. 12-14 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida, is owned and produced…more

IBEX adds seminar on evaporative emissions

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will offer a seminar on new emissions requirements and potential fuel changes for boatbuilders, engine builders and fuel-system equipment manufacturers. The Environmental Protection Agency finalized the evaporative emissions rule earlier this year. In 2010 and beyond, boatbuilders will need to comply with California’s version of an evaporative emission rule,…more

IBEX announces educational sessions

Producers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference have lined up 50 in-depth educational sessions covering the most advanced boatbuilding technologies available today. “Now more than ever, education is a vital component to our industry’s ability to grow and flourish,” said Carl Cramer, co-director of IBEX and publisher of Professional Boatbuilder magazine, in a statement.…more

IBEX offers ‘stimulus program’ for boatbuilders

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference have created a “boatbuilding stimulus program” to assist boat manufacturers and dealers in conducting business at IBEX at a minimal cost. IBEX 2009 will take place Oct. 12-14 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami. The IBEX Dealer Development Days program includes a combination of discounted…more

Well-known marketing strategists to speak at IBEX

Marketing strategists Al Ries and Laura Ries will offer a special presentation – FOCUS For Boatbuilders: The Future of Your Company Depends on It – at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in October. “The unparalleled insights offered by Al and [his daughter] Laura Ries at IBEX 2009 will prove to be invaluable to all…more

Early numbers show IBEX attendance down

Attendance for this year’s International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference was down about 14 percent from the previous year, according to preliminary figures released by show organizers. There were 3,924 qualified attendees at this year’s event, down from 4,570 in 2007. “Given market conditions, we were not surprised by the drop in attendance and are…more


IBEX opens with hope among exhibitors

MIAMI BEACH — Just four hours into this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, Lumitec already had picked up two new OEMs, president John Kujawa said outside his booth yesterday afternoon. “It’s been a great show,” he said, noting it is the first for his new company, which offers a line of LED lighting. “I’m…more

IBEX will include focus on emissions

With the Environmental Protection Agency’s evaporative-emissions rule now final, IBEX 2008 will offer two opportunities to help attending boatbuilders gain critical knowledge and solutions specific to this issue. To assist boatbuilders in identifying some of the new products and technologies that are available to meet these regulations, the IBEX exhibit halls will offer an “Evaporative…more

IBEX organizers release seminar lineup

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference today unveiled details of the 2008 seminar series for the international boatbuilding and repair industries. “IBEX is where boatbuilders learn to make progress happen,” said Carl Cramer, IBEX show co-director and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine, in a statement. IBEX 2008 will be held Oct. 6-8 at…more

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