The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference opens tomorrow in Tampa, Fla., for a three-day run at the Tampa Convention Center.
“IBEX has always been the place where the industry comes together to connect and do business, and we all need it more than ever this year,” show director Anne Dunbar said in a statement. “We will celebrate our 30th anniversary, in addition to the extensive lineup of quality networking events and on-site experiences we have planned.”
The show opens tomorrow with the Industry Breakfast and awards from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. National Marine Manufacturers Association president Frank Hugelmeyer will speak, and the Innovation Award winners will be announced, along with the recipients of the NMMA Hall of Fame and Mel Barr awards.
In addition, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will deliver keynote remarks.
Exhibit halls on the first and second floors open at 9 a.m. The third floor opens at 10 a.m. and will showcase products and services from companies that are new to the show and the industry. Specialty Pavilions on the third floor include the Composites Pavilion; the Compliance, Standards and Education Pavilion; and the NMEA Connected Electronics Pavilion. The Marina and Yard Pavilion is on the first floor.