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.

METS owner acquires stake in IBEX

RAI Amsterdam, the group that owns and produces the Marine Equipment Trade Show  — now known as METS Trade — bought a 50 percent stake in the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, buying out WoodenBoat Publications, publisher of IBEX founder Professional BoatBuilder magazine.

IBEX 2016: Dammrich sees continued growth in boat sales

TAMPA, Fla. — The marine industry should grow for two to three more years as consumer confidence and spending continue to strengthen, NMMA president Thom Dammrich told a sold-out crowd of 750 on the first day of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.

IBEX 2016: Entrepreneur urges focus on digital marketing

TAMPA, Fla. — Kevin Harrington’s keynote address Tuesday morning at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference noted 10 “must-do” trends companies need to pursue to advance their digital marketing platforms.

IBEX takes over Tampa starting Tuesday

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference is returning to its new permanent home in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, and the show will run through Thursday, giving attendees the opportunity to literally test-drive technology.

IBEX opens Tuesday in Tampa

Thousands of marine professionals will convene next week for the 26th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center.

NMMA Hall of Fame will induct new members at IBEX

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will induct two industry leaders into the NMMA Hall of Fame — Premier Marine CEO Robert “Bob” Menne Jr. and Formula Boats chairman Victor Porter.


IBEX turnout could top 7,000

Organizers expect a record number of marine industry professionals — more than 7,000 — to attend the Oct. 4-6 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference this year in Tampa, Fla.

IBEX names judges for Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference announced the panel of marine experts from Boating Writers International who will judge the Innovation Awards.

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