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 reports early interest in floor space

Marine industry vendors have already committed to nearly 90 percent of the exhibit space on the show floor of the 25th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, set to take place Sept. 15-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.


IBEX names new seminar manager

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference named Elaine Lembo as the new seminar manager for IBEX 2015, slated for Sept. 15-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Innovation awards and other honors

Nineteen products were recognized for technical advancement at the 24th annual International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Tampa, Fla. The Innovation Awards, selected from 13 categories, were handed out at the opening-day IBEX industry breakfast. A record-setting 88 products were entered in the competition this year, a 43 percent increase from 2013.

Joe Burke was the driving force behind the exhibit. Leading electronics firms combined to demonstrate the interconnectivity of their independent systems.

Cloudy — and cutting-edge cool

Clouds were on everybody’s mind at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, and it had very little to do with the rain. The Connected Boat exhibit in the Electronics Pavilion shone through the IBEX traffic of 7,000 registered marine professionals and 573 exhibiting companies.


IBEX turnout produces smiles

A new venue with an in-water display, continued generation of innovative products and a stronger economy contributed to the success of this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 30-Oct. 2, organizers say.


IBEX 2014 VIDEO: Show reports big increase in turnout

TAMPA, Fla. — IBEX show director Anne Dunbar reported a 47 percent increase in the number of industry professionals who attended the 24th annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the Tampa Convention Center.

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