IBEX millennials initiative returns for 2016

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference will continue to support the next generation of marine industry leaders with its Marine Millennial initiative.

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference will continue to support the next generation of marine industry leaders with its Marine Millennial initiative, a program for young professionals under the age of 35 to connect, learn, share and expand their presence in the industry.

Several activities are being planned for IBEX 2016 in Tampa, Fla., which will be held Oct. 4-6, including mentoring and education programs, as well as social and networking events.

"All interested millennials are invited to join the Marine Millennials at this year's IBEX Show in Tampa," program co-chairman Warren McCrickard, of Infinity Fabrics, said in a statement. "If you are under 35 and involved in the marine industry we are excited to have you join us for several activities we have planned, including Taco Tuesday, coffee and conversation mentor sessions, after-hours meet-up, the Hang Ten program and much more."

To ensure the group's mission aligns with overall industry goals, there will be a marine mentor program, allowing members the opportunity to learn from current and former leaders in the industry.

"Our goal is to bring together the next generation of marine industry professionals who are committed to our industry and interested in expanding their professional network," IBEX show director Anne Dunbar said. "We invite all young marine professionals to visit the web page and register to join the group. There is no charge to join."


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