Led by GPS, joysticks and computer-aided design, the last 20 years have transformed the on-water experience When Michael Peters began designing boats in the 1970s, he thought he had missed boatings Golden Age. If only I was old enough to be a designer in 1959 or 1960 when you had fiberglass replacing wood boats, the…more
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.
Organizers of the International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference introduced a mobile app to help exhibitors and attendees efficiently plan their visits. The native iPhone/iPad App is available on the iTunes App Store and the Android App is on Google Play. In addition, the IBEX ChirpE Mobile Web App provides real-time access to the event info…more
The National Marine Representatives Association said it will host free Ask A Rep consultations during the International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference in September. “Our first Ask A Rep sessions were last year, and we’ve received such positive feedback and were so satisfied with the experience we’ve decided to do it again this year,” NMRA president…more
The International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference, which takes place Sept. 17-19 in Louisville, Ky., will host four preconference sessions on the day prior to the shows opening. Gougeon Brothers, The Landing School, Composites Consulting Group, and CCP Composites will lead the sessions, which will cover a variety of topics concerning composite techniques, repair and applications,…more
Composites One, Magnum Venus Plastech and the Closed Mold Alliance will demonstrate several composite manufacturing techniques during live demonstrations and outdoor exhibits at the 2013 International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference a demonstration organizers say will give attendees another perspective on recent trends and advancements in the marine industry. IBEX will be held Sept. 17-19…more
You can network and take the pulse of the industry while searching out the next big thing in marine products.
Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will host two evening events at this year’s show: the IBEX Opening Night Party at Fourth Street Live! and the Bourbon and Brew Happy Hour. The two parties will complement the conference’s schedule of classes, workshops and demonstrations, allowing the marine industry to connect at after-hours events.…more
The International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference announced a panel of seven marine journalists to judge the 2013 IBEX Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards honor excellence in product development in 13 areas of the marine industry, including boatbuilding methods and materials, inboard and outboard engines, hardware, interior parts and furnishings and safety equipment, show director Anne…more
The International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will feature Louisville University basketball coach Rick Pitino as keynote speaker at the Industry Breakfast on Sept. 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Pitino, who has been head coach of the Louisville Cardinals since 2001, coached the team to the 2013 NCAA Mens Division I basketball championship. He has…more
Registration is now open for the 2013 International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference, which will be held Sept. 17-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Organizers are inviting marine professionals to register for the trade-only show by visiting the new IBEX website. The 2013 show offers a full schedule of 75 seminars presented by industry…more