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IBEX 2018: VIDEO: Industry leaders speak with Trade Only Today

  • IBEX manager Anne Dunbar talks about this year’s show, how successful changes in the format were and about possible growth opportunities
  • MRAA president Matt Gruhn discusses the upcoming Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, the new show next year in Tampa and MRAA’s online courses.
  • ABYC president John Adey talks about the association’s mission, upcoming law seminar, online standards and compliance regulations.
  • David Wollard of Webasto shows the company’s new Breeze air conditioner for open cockpits.
  • Adam Schanfield, general manager of Nautic-On, talks about how telematics can lead the industry.
  • Lou Sandoval, Nautic-On national director of business development, talks about a seminar on the connected boat that he led with several manufacturers.


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