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.

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

Attendance jumps 13 percent at IBEX 2010

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference reported a 13 percent increase in attendance at this year’s event, which took place Sept. 28-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. According to organizers, 5,161 people attended IBEX this year, compared with 4,567 in 2009, when the event was held in Miami Beach. IBEX is…more


IBEX 2010: Louisville show deemed a success

Exhibitors at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, which wrapped up Thursday, were generally pleased with the event’s new Louisville, Ky., venue, as well as the business they did during the three-day show. “We were a little concerned coming down because of the change of venue from Florida, but it’s actually had a lot of…more

IBEX 2010: Session focuses on a new marketing approach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the industry battles a sluggish economy and numerous activities that vie for boaters’ time and disposable income, five leading researchers Wednesday discussed how companies can best use market research to grow their business. The four-hour session on the second day of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference was led by Jim…more


IBEX 2010: Dometic marks move to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dometic used the backdrop of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference to celebrate its coming move from Elkhart, Ind., to Louisville. People crowded into Dometic’s booth late Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the move of its headquarters for the Americas with a cocktail reception. Dometic Marine will remain at its Florida location and…more

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