TAMPA, Fla. — The IBEX 2014 Innovation Awards had a record-setting 88 products entered in 13 categories this year, a 43 percent increase from 2013.
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.
TAMPA. Fla. — Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight used a whirlwind of stories and anecdotes — many of them humorous — to deliver his motivational messages about the keys to winning on the basketball floor, in business and in life. He was the keynote speaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Industry Breakfast.
On-site registration for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference began at 8 a.m. today at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center and the first of nine popular “super sessions” commenced at 9 a.m.
Thousands of marine industry professionals will gather at the Tampa Convention Center next week as the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference is held there for the first time.
The National Marine Representatives Association is hosting multiple events during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference to educate industry members about the role independent sales reps can play in a business.
Organizers say thousands of new products, advanced processes and impressive innovations will be offered at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.
A third session on two topics was added to the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in response to what organizers said was overwhelming demand for hands-on American Boat & Yacht Council technical sessions.
One of the new exhibitors at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference will be a new marine coatings manufacturer started by two friends.
Targeting and engaging new or underserved audiences, including the Hispanic community, will be the main topic at a special session of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 1.
The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association will host two major industry events in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Fla., area on Sept. 29, one day before IBEX opens and as part of the conference’s 2014 Super Sessions.