International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference – IBEX

Learn first hand what all the leading marine companies are doing, not just your partners. Knowledge is power.

IBEX is three days of solid data gathering to educate yourself and your staff. And you’ll learn about upcoming regulatory requirements and new emerging technologies.

2018 Show

This year, visitors of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held October 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will have access to the event’s robust and expanded education program. Offering participants up to 100 unique opportunities to learn about new processes, access technical information, demo products, and more, the elevated IBEX Education Conference includes the technical IBEX Seminar Series, pre-conference Super Sessions, and free Tech Talk Workshops.

“We are offering more educational opportunities than in years past,” said Sarah Devlin, IBEX Education Director. “With world-class presenters, industry partners, and an exceptional mix of timely topical programs to choose from, IBEX offers a tremendous opportunity to take advantage of decades of specialized, hands-on expertise.”

The IBEX Seminar Series offers 58 seminars in eight tracks dedicated to specific areas of interest in the boat manufacturing industry, such as Design & Engineering; Composite Methods & Materials; Onboard Systems; Marine Electrical Systems; Manufacturing Management Policy; Survey & Repair; Boatyard & Marina Operations; and finally, IBEX Extras, a track of special educational topics. The IBEX Seminar Series is organized by the IBEX team and its education partners: Professional BoatBuilder magazine, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), and IBEX co-owner the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

To attend the IBEX Seminars, visitors can register for an Individual, Three-Pack, or Full Conference seminar pass. The Full Conference pass includes seven seminars plus a special panel with some of the world’s top designers, entitled “Designing for Speed.” New this year, attendees select onsite which of the 58 seminars they would like to attend. Also new, seminars this year are 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes long. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for paid and verified participation at IBEX seminars at one CEU per one hour.

“The entire education conference has grown,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “We will be offering two days of Super Sessions and we are thrilled to launch a new Marina & Yard Pavilion Theater with workshops dedicated to that growing segment of the IBEX audience.”

Register for your FREE exhibit hall badge (prior to the September deadline) at www.ibexshow.com.

The conference also features many educational opportunities, which are priced separately, as well as an industry luncheon.

IBEX 2018 October 2-4, 2018
IBEX 2019 October 1-3, 2019
IBEX 2020 September 29-October 1, 2020