IBEX unveils seminar lineup

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Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference announced the educational lineup for this year’s event, to be held Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.

"We've designed a menu of seminars that are useful to everyone involved in this industry, from naval architects and yacht surveyors to shop-floor crew, seasoned technicians and company officers at boatbuilders and service yards of all sizes," Professional BoatBuilder editor Aaron Porter said in a statement. "We have listened to the industry and will be offering 56 technical seminars for attendees that will focus on problems they need solved, new materials and regulations that need explaining, and leading industry presenters who will deliver the most relevant information."

IBEX 2014 will host 525 exhibitors on a show floor encompassing over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, dock space and on-water demonstrations, three pavilions, and feature areas that include The Connected Boat, The IBEX 3D Digital Workshop, and Material ConneXion.

"We thank the editors of Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the events' education partners, American Boat and Yacht Council, ABBRA and the National Marine Manufacturers Association for developing a robust technical and pertinent educational seminar series for the IBEX attendees," IBEX show director Anne Dunbar said.

Seminar topics include:

  • Installation and management of large battery banks
  • A multihull designer's lessons from the America's Cup
  • Tailoring wakes for recreational boats
  • Fundamentals of fiberglass repair
  • ABYC 2014 standards updates
  • The green wire: grounding, bonding, and handling the negative connection
  • Introduction to design for 3d printing
  • How boats are adapting to smartphones, tablets and the Internet
  • Infusing a carbon fiber multihull

IBEX is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.