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IBEX show will offer specialized pavilions

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will offer specialized pavilion areas featuring specific products and services.

To help attendees navigate the more than 650 exhibiting companies, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will offer specialized pavilion areas featuring specific products and services.

New areas at the show, which takes place Sept. 19-21 in Tampa, Fla., include the Electronics Pavilion connected by NMEA 2000; the Composites Pavilion which will include the Future Materials display; the new Marina and Yard Pavilion; and the Compliance, Standards, and Education Pavilion.

"With 125,000 square feet of exhibit space to see these dedicated sections of the show floor will make it to easier for everyone to find the products they are interested in," IBEX show director Anne Dunbar said in a statement. "In addition to seeing what's new, these areas offer invaluable networking opportunities during their scheduled social events, specifically the Compliance Coffee in the Compliance and Standards Pavilion, to after show beers at the new IBEX beer garden sponsored by Bellingham Marine."

The IBEX Composites Pavilion in the third floor exhibit hall will feature the Future Materials Display, curated by editors from Professional BoatBuilder and CompositesWorld magazines, to showcase what's new in product development and material technology from a wide variety of sources.

The Electronics Pavilion will now be sponsored by The National Marine Electronics Association and is the location where electronics exhibitors can have their NMEA 2000 certified products connected via an NMEA 2000 network traveling within their booths in the third-floor exhibit hall.

New for this year will be the Marina and Yard Pavilion, which will service those professionals who are eager to learn about the advancements in equipment, products, and services specifically for the marina, yard, and repair segment of the industry.

After checking out the exhibits, attendees can stop by the Beer Garden sponsored by Bellingham Marine, including a happy hour from 4-6 p.m.

Attendees can also take advantage of the International Marina Institute's Marina 101 course and Marina and Boatyard Study Tour.

Another feature area on the show floor will be the Compliance, Standards, and Education Pavilion where experts will participate in a coffee networking event on Sept. 20 hosted by American Boat and Yacht Council. Current industry regulations will be discussed for exhibitors from 9-10 a.m. and attendees can attend from 10-11 a.m.



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