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IBEX 2015 - 15 to 17 September Louisville USA

IBEX 2015 – the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference is being held from 15 to 17 September 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, USA.

Exhibitors at the 2015 IBEX show will have the opportunity to promote new products and technology, network with peers, conduct strategic negotiations and monitor cutting-edge trends.

IBEX, the largest trade event for boat building, design and maintenance, will offer valuable networking events and educational opportunities. Exhibitors at the 2015 IBEX show will have the opportunity to promote new products and technology, network with peers, conduct strategic negotiations and monitor cutting-edge trends.

IBEX Show Director, Anne Dunbar, said, 'We are looking forward to celebrating our 25th IBEX Show and bringing the marine industry together for this milestone event.'

IBEX 2015 is already shaping up to be the best event ever with the addition of several new show experiences focusing on trends, materials and technology. Anne Dunbar, added, 'As our industry continues to rebound, we look forward to sharing the future of marine technology and innovation with our attendees in Louisville in September.'

In addition to securing booth space there are also several networking and sponsorship opportunities available for exhibitors, including the Opening Night 25th Celebration, the Bourbon & Brew Happy Hour, and the Composite Cocktail Competition. Each of these events will provide attendees and exhibitors a chance to network with industry professionals from all over the world and discuss upcoming trends.

IBEX is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors and boatyard / marine operators.

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The 2014 event, which took place in Tampa Florida, attracted 6900 attendees.

IBEX 2014 drew marine industry professionals from around the globe to learn about  the newest in marine innovation from 558 exhibiting companies – a 15 percent increase in exhibitor participation compared to the 2013 show.

IBEX 2014 in Tampa Florida offered an impressive increase in our attendance and exhibitor participation, said Anne Dunbar, Show Director of IBEX. 'The new products and technologies introduced this year were incredible.' In addition to the spike in attendance and exhibitors, seminar registration was up with more than 500 attendees participating, an increase of six percent from 2013, and there was a 35 percent increase in international attendance from 2013.

About NMMA

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association for the North American recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters in North America. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle.

Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

Professional BoatBuilder, a boatbuilding-industry trade magazine, was first published in 1989 in response to a growing need for a dedicated forum for boatbuilding-related professionals. The magazine’s worldwide readership exceeds 24,000. 

IBEX Seminar Series

The IBEX Seminar Series offers world-renowned technical education from fundamental skills to cutting-edge advanced training and is designed for shop floor crew, seasoned technicians, and company officers.

IBEX’s annual challenge is to design a menu of seminars that are useful to all. IBEX do that best with direct input from industry, telling them what topics to include, problems that need solving, new materials and regulations to be explained.

The seminar schedule for IBEX 2015 is already planned, but if you would like to make suggestions for future IBEX shows please send seminar topics or complete proposals to seminar manager Elaine Lembo or Professional BoatBuilder editor Aaron Porter.

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