June 12, 2018

IBEX WorksThis 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."

IBEX Super Sessions take place on Sunday, September 30 and Monday, October 1, 2018. Advanced registration is required. The nine Super Sessions include: Marina 101: Walk the Docks – First Impressions; Modern Scantlings (Structure): Calculations, Standards, Details, Materials; Marina & Boatyard Study Tour; CZONE Level 1 Technical Training; Airmar Certified Installer Training; NMEA Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) course; Fiberglass Boat Repair; Core College; and Digital Marketing: Join the Evolution. Super Sessions vary in price from $55 to $699.

Tech Talk Workshops are exhibitor-run training sessions that begin every hour during show hours. This year there will be two workshop theaters: the Marina and Yard Pavilion Theater on the first floor exhibit hall sponsored by Tides Marine, and the Tech Talk Theater on the third floor sponsored by West System and Pro-Set Epoxy. Tech Talk Workshops include topics like New Sunshade Product Advancements, Replacing Your Generator with Li-Ion Batteries, and How to Finish West System Epoxy Repair with Gelcoat. On Wednesday, October 3 at 11 a.m. in the Tech Talk Theater, IBEX will hold the Product Pitch – a live presentation by exhibitors of some of the most innovative new products on display as selected by industry journalists.

As an industry trade event for over 7,500 professionals working in the recreational marine industry, IBEX offers its visitors 675 exhibits in a space that spans more than 127,500 square feet though exhibit halls, outdoor display spaces, and on the IBEX docks. It also offers unparalleled training and education from industry experts and associations, and provides a targeted audience for marine industry OEMs and suppliers, aftermarket manufacturers, and service providers.

For information about the IBEX Education Conference, please visit
www.ibexshow.com/education

Featured Articles

  • Prev
ABYC is hosting free events which are perfect mini prep courses for the 2020 Marine ...
Previous IMI webinars included a review of the challenges faced by marinas and boaters as ...
The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce that it will be launching the exhibit ...
Ben Pilon, CEO of Kingston Anchors and its parent company BPE Group of Companies (BPEGroup.ca) in ...
Earlier this month, NMMA Canada participated in a stakeholder consultation with the Ministry of ...
Managers of the world’s most popular racing sailboat class are seeking new builders to complement ...
The region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum ...
With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has ...
Following months of negotiations and meetings on the subject, Rick Layzell, CEO of Boating Ontario ...
The International Marine Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina ...

RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON US-MADE BOATS HAVE BEEN REMOVED

 

NMMA

RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON US-MADE BOATS HAVE BEEN REMOVED

NMMA Canada and the Canadian Marine Trades Associations have been advised by the Government of Canada that effective April 30, 2019, all retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering Canada have been removed, marking the most positive development for our industry since this concerning issue first emerged.

The Canadian Marine Trade Associations have been advised that earlier this week, the Canadian government approved the "Order Amending the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods),"

Read more about Retaliatory Tarriffs...

 

Marine Products

  • Prev
A walk through any marina tells the tale: boat owners have a lot of stuff and not enough places to ...
Fusion, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, continues to build on the innovation ...
Glomex Marine Antennas debuts the world's first GPS antenna using internationally accepted ZigBee® ...
iNavX now provides access to Delius Klasing's detailed digital charts for ...
Yanmar has developed a new marine activity called the Wheeebo, based around the concept that anyone ...
With expectations of 24/7 connectivity, Glomex Marine Antennas' award-winning weBBoat 4G Plus ...
IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, ...
FMC GlobalSat 4G/LTSAT™ is the fastest and most reliable marine wireless and satellite Internet ...
You can easily replace worn or damaged rub rail or upgrade your customer’s boats with TACO Marine ...
Grundéns, producer of foul weather gear, recently announced the expansion of its Deck-Boss footwear ...

People

  • Prev
George Armendariz, CEO of Groupe Beneteau Americas, announced today the appointment of Yannick ...
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune on April 10 2019, Irwin Jacobs and his wife were found ...
Co2 Inflatables is pleased to announce that Jason Edwards, formerly of Grand/Gala Marine, will be ...
Marine electronics pioneer Darrell Lowrance, 80, passed away Saturday morning after suffering a ...
Extremely popular and well respected for leading the reemergence of Iconic Marine's three ...