The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference is being held at the Tampa Convention Center on October 1 to 3. The trade show is widely considered the largest of its kind in North America for recreational boating professionals. IBEX offers attendees training and education from product experts, three exhibit halls, outdoor displays, and demos on the IBEX docks. Education covers everything from ethernet cables to solar panels to the relationship between builders and designers.
“The entire IBEX team has been working tirelessly to prepare for the opening of registration and we are thrilled to now share the many new and exciting experiences being offered this year for all visitors,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director.
Exhibit halls on the first and second floor will open at 0900 hours and feature tech from companies new to the show and the industry. This year’s Country Pavilions will include exhibitors from South Korea, Australia, and Europe, including France, Slovenia, and Italy. The third floor will house the specialty pavilions focused on composites, compliance and standards, and the newly named NMEA Connected Boat Experience Pavilion.
“We have so much planned for this year’s show; you’ll find a packed education conference, many new special events, and nightly networking events. Throughout the summer, we will be sending out information to help you plan your IBEX experience and I encourage you to register early so you don’t miss out on any IBEX developments,” said Dunbar.
The show will also be hosting several special events and smaller summits within the show itself. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will be holding their Small Craft Technology Symposium. Attendees can catch the Third Annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit and the IBEX Special Seminar: Return to Thunderboat Row. To register for the show, head over to IBEX Show and for a full list of education events and seminars, go to IBEX Show Education.