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Registration opens for IBEX 2019

by IBEX 29 May 2019 06:45 PDT 1-3 October 2019
International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) © IBEX

Registration is now open for the 29th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center. North America's largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam.

"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," says Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. "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."

As the industry trade event in the recreational marine industry, IBEX offers its visitors three exhibit halls, outdoor displays, and demos on the IBEX docks. It also offers unparalleled training and education from industry experts and associations. For information about the IBEX Education Conference Seminar Series, visit For information about the pre-conference Super Sessions, held September 29 and 30, visit

In addition, several special events have been planned for visitors to add to the experience. These events include: the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Small Craft Technology Symposium, the Third Annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit, and the IBEX Special Seminar: Return to Thunderboat Row. For information on these events, visit

This year, IBEX's first and second floor exhibit halls will open at 9 a.m. each day, an hour earlier than the 3rd floor, and will feature products and services from companies new to the event and the industry. This year's Country Pavilions will include exhibitors from South Korea, Australia, France, Slovenia, and Italy. The Show's 3rd floor will feature Specialty Pavilions including the Composites Pavilion, the Compliance, Standards, and Education Pavilion, and the newly branded NMEA Connected Boat Experience Pavilion. The Marina & Yard Pavilion is located on the 1st floor.

For Visitor and Press registration, click here. Exhibiting companies should visit the following page for booth staff registration, Limited booth space is available, for rates and contact information, visit

For more information on IBEX 2019, exhibiting companies, interactive exhibit hall floor plans, and more, please visit

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