The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference to Display the Latest Products, Technology, and Innovation in the Marine Industry this September in Tampa, FL TAMPA, FL, May 8, 2017

Registration is open for the 27th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held September 19-21 at the Tampa Convention Center. This leading industry event is North America’s leading platform and community for professionals in the recreational marine industry.

The 2017 IBEX Show, produced by NMMA and RAI Amsterdam, plans to offer more exhibiting companies on the show floors including more international participation, as well as a new Marina & Yard pavilion, and expanded outdoor exhibit space and on-the-water displays.

“We are excited to unveil a new and easy-to-use registration process. Individuals can now easily add seminars and Industry Breakfast tickets to their registration. All attendees and exhibitors will have this capability,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “This is one of many exciting changes we are developing. The first IBEX with the new partnership of RAI Amsterdam and NMMA is shaping up to be an incredible event.”


The 2017 IBEX show will bring together 7,000 marine industry professionals to see the latest products and services from over 600 exhibiting companies, spanning three floors of the Tampa Convention Center, occupying over 125,000 square feet of exhibits inside, outside, and on the water. Registration is now open. The Education Conference and Industry Breakfast tickets will be available later this month. There will be a $25 on-site registration fee, pre-registration is free. Register today.

The new Marina & Yard Pavilion, which will be located on the Riverwalk Patio overlooking the IBEX docks, will feature a Beer Garden sponsored by Bellingham Marine, and a daily happy hour from 4 – 6 pm. The pavilion will include exhibits from the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), Marina Dock Age magazine, SF Marina Systems USA, Scribble Software, Hazelett Marine LLC, Titan Deck, MariCorp U.S., Sternmaster Marine Tools, and other leading companies. For information about exhibiting please contact us.

The 1st floor exhibit hall will open at 9 am each day, an hour earlier than the 3rd floor, and will feature products and services from companies new to the event and the industry, including four new Country Pavilions from South Korea, Australia, and China. The 3rd floor will feature Specialty Pavilions including the Composites Pavilion; Electronics Pavilion; and the Compliance, Standards, and Education Pavilion. To see all of the 2017 exhibit halls visit our interactive floor plans and to find exhibitors participating in IBEX, visit the exhibitor list to search specific categories or company names.

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