IBEX Online Taking Shape

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International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference organizers revealed details for IBEX Online: A Virtual Event, which is scheduled to commence Sept. 29.

“At its core, IBEX is the place the industry comes to network, discover the latest offerings from our exhibitors, learn from respected leaders and innovators, and grow their businesses,” show director Anne Dunbar said in a statement. “IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience will be no different, prioritizing these categories while leveraging the latest in virtual trade-show technology.”

IBEX Online will be built on three pillars: connection, new products and innovation, and education, with the first of them initiating during registration. While building their digital profiles, based on a “combination of collected data and AI behavioral analysis, visitors will be offered smart recommendations of people to meet, exhibitors to visit and sessions to attend,” organizers said.

In addition, attendees and exhibitors can view a “virtual attendance list” and schedule conversations to public or private lounges, as well.

Innovation again will take center stage, with a variety of new products competing for the Innovation Awards. Product details — including video content, pricing, ordering information and more — will be in each virtual booth.

The education pillar will continue with the IBEX Seminar Series via live streams — with interactive Q&A sessions — and prerecorded interviews and conversations.

Seminar dates and pricing are available here.

Daily keynote sessions will take place each day, with topics ranging from sustainability, and leadership, the state of the industry and more.

“The IBEX team has invested a considerable amount of time and energy over the past months determining the best way to adjust to the new normal while preserving the immense value of a live IBEX event in a robust virtual format,” Dunbar said.

Registration begins in August. Click here for more information.