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IBEX opens 2017 registration

The event is North America's platform and community for professionals in the recreational marine industry.

Registration is open for the 27th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference, which is set for Sept. 19-21 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.

The event is North America's platform and community for professionals in the recreational marine industry.

The 2017 IBEX show, produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and RAI Amsterdam, plans to offer more exhibiting companies on the show floors, including more international participation, as well as a new Marina and Yard pavilion, and expanded outdoor exhibit space and on-the-water displays.

"We are excited to unveil a new and easy-to-use registration process. Individuals can now easily add seminars and Industry Breakfast tickets to their registration. All attendees and exhibitors will have this capability," IBEX show director Anne Dunbar said in a statement. "This is one of many exciting changes we are developing. The first IBEX with the new partnership of RAI Amsterdam and NMMA is shaping up to be an incredible event."

The 2017 IBEX show will bring together 7,000 marine industry professionals to see the latest products and services from more than 600 exhibiting companies spanning three floors of the Tampa Convention Center and occupying more than 125,000 square feet of exhibits inside, outside and on the water.

Education Conference and Industry Breakfast tickets will be available later this month. There will be a $25 on-site registration fee; preregistration is free.

The new Marina & Yard Pavilion, which will be on the Riverwalk Patio overlooking the IBEX docks, will feature a beer garden sponsored by Bellingham Marine and a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m.

The pavilion will include exhibits from the Association of Marina Industries; Marina Dock Age magazine; SF Marina Systems USA; Scribble Software; Hazelett Marine LLC; Titan Deck; MariCorp U.S.; and Sternmaster Marine Tools.

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