IBEX sells out floor space for 2016 event

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference, which will take place Oct. 4-6 at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center, said the show floor is sold out.
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The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference, which will take place Oct. 4-6 at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center, said the show floor is sold out.

IBEX will host more than 550 exhibiting companies, of which 100 are new for 2016, on two show floors that will consist of 106,300 square feet of exhibit space, more than 35 slips on 1,000 feet of dock and 6,000 square feet of waterfront outdoor exhibit space.

The event will offer on-the-water demonstrations and waterfront demonstration areas and feature specialty pavilions, including the Composites Pavilion, Electronics Pavilion and Compliance and Standards Pavilion, Connected Boat and the Future Materials Display.

"We are thrilled that we have had such an overwhelming response from companies to participate. Marine industry manufacturers know that IBEX is the premier show to showcase and launch new products and technology," IBEX show director Anne Dunbar said in a statement. "With the addition and expansion of the docks, current exhibitors have an incredible opportunity to exhibit technology live and on-the-water."

A wait list has been started for companies that do not yet have exhibit space.

IBEX will occupy two floors with exhibit space. The new first-floor exhibit hall will open at 9 a.m., an hour earlier than the third-floor hall, and will be composed of a majority of companies new to IBEX and the marine industry, and home to the IBEX Cafe.

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