State of the Industry Results
American Boating Congress

The American Boating Congress is a comprehensive legislative conference that brings together recreational boating industry leaders to formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses. For more information.

IBEX Show Dates

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 that are being premiered at IBEX.

What % of your business is based on new products? The numbers might surprise you. AT IBEX you’ll discover new products AND more than 60 companies who are NEW to the marine industry and exhibiting for the very first time this year. Use the MyIBEX tool on our web site to reach out and make appointments now.

IBEX is a great opportunity to gain quality face time with your valued customers, suppliers and partners in an unrushed business to business trade show environment. Reinforce existing business relationships and forge new ones.

Register for your free exhibit hall badge and the industry breakfast PLUS all the rest at at

IBEX. It’s Where the Business of Boating Gets Done. 

IBEX 2014 September 30, October 1-2, 2014
IBEX 2015 September 15-17, 2015
IBEX 2016 September 27-29, 2016
IBEX 2017 September 12-14, 2017
IBEX 2018 October 2-4,2018
IBEX 2019 September 17-19, 2019
IBEX 2020 September 15-17, 2020


Coalition for Fair, Effective Tax Rates
The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, which is spearheaded by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and also has many other members including NMDA, says that it won’t take a stance on any of the big-ticket tax breaks currently in the code. But what it does want, according to the coalition’s leaders, is to ensure that effective tax rates – what a business or sector actually pays, as opposed to its statutory rate – is central in tax writers’ minds as they work to rewrite the tax system. Read more here.


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