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Registration opens for IBEX 2018

IBEX has been a must-attend event for marine-industry professionals.

IBEX has been a must-attend event for marine-industry professionals.

Registration is open for the 28 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference that will be held October 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center. Considered North America’s largest technical trade event for marine-industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and RAI Amsterdam.

“The opening of registration is an exciting milestone each year as we launch another IBEX,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director, in a statement. “With expanded exhibit space, new education programs, and more, we have so much in store for our exhibitors and visitors this year. It’s going to be another great show. We encourage you to register early so our team can spend the summer providing you with the information you need to maximize your time at IBEX.”

IBEX expects to offer 675 exhibits covering more than 127,500 square feet through exhibit halls, outdoor display spaces and on the IBEX docks. There are also multiple seminars conducted by industry experts and associations. The show provides a targeted audience for marine industry OEMs and suppliers, aftermarket product manufacturers and service providers. For information about the IBEX Education Conference, visit for a list of pre-show super sessions, seminars and technical workshops.

This year IBEX’s first and second floor exhibit halls will open at 9 a.m. daily, with the third floor opening an hour later. It will feature products and services from companies new to the event and the marine industry including country pavilions from South Korea, Australia, France and Italy. The third floor will also have product-focused areas including the Composites Pavilion, Electronics Pavilion and Compliance, Standards and Education Pavilion. The Marina and Yard Pavilion is on the first floor.

To register for IBEX 2018, click here.



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