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 Innovation Awards entries due Friday

Friday is the final deadline to submit entries for the Innovation Awards being held during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Winners will be announced Oct. 14 during the IBEX Industry Breakfast. Innovation Award entries must include the following to be considered: * A 120-word description of why the…more

IBEX moving to Louisville in 2010

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference today announced plans to relocate the annual marine industry show to Louisville, Ky. IBEX 2010 will take place Sept. 28-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, organizers Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association said in a statement. This year’s show is set for Oct. 12-14…more

IBEX workshop roundup

The following is a roundup of news concerning the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, set for Oct.12-14 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will feature a new program, One-on-One Sessions, to help industry professionals survive and succeed in today’s market. “These new sessions can help find the solutions…more

IBEX offers dealer-oriented seminars

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will offer three free seminars designed specifically for marine dealers as part of the new IBEX Dealer Development Days pavilion. IBEX 2009 is set for Oct. 12-14 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. “Dealer-oriented seminars are a logical extension of our existing education platform and they enhance the new…more

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

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