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IBEX expands program

Visitors of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, set for Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will have access to the event’s expanded education program.

Offering participants up to 100 unique opportunities to learn about new processes, access technical information, demo products, and more, the IBEX Education Conference includes the technical IBEX Seminar Series, pre-conference Super Sessions, and free Tech Talk Workshops.

“We are offering more educational opportunities than in years past,” said IBEX education director Sarah Devlin in a statement. “With world-class presenters, industry partners, and an exceptional mix of timely topical programs to choose from, IBEX offers a tremendous opportunity to take advantage of decades of specialized, hands-on expertise.”

The IBEX Seminar Series offers 58 seminars in eight tracks dedicated to specific areas of interest in the boat manufacturing industry, such as design and engineering; composite methods and materials; onboard systems; marine electrical systems; manufacturing management policy; survey and repair; boatyard and marina operations; and finally, IBEX extras, a track of special educational topics.

The IBEX Seminar Series is organized by the IBEX team and its education partners: Professional BoatBuilder magazine, the American Boat and Yacht Council, the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, the National Marine Electronics Association, and IBEX co-owner the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

"The entire education conference has grown," said IBEX show director Anne Dunbar. "We will be offering two days of super sessions and we are thrilled to launch a new marina and yard pavilion theater with workshops dedicated to that growing segment of the IBEX audience."

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