Sept 26, 2017

Steve DantonioSteve D'Antonio of Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting Inc. speaks at IBEX Special Hurricane Recovery Session

 

Activity and positive energy continued throughout the conclusion of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) which included networking events, special education sessions, and new product launches. Overall attendance was up over 2016 and final numbers will be released early next week.

The marine industry got great news announced in a special session during IBEX; Governor Scott signed a Florida Executive Order designed to streamline rebuilding efforts on piers, docks, and marinas at private and commercial facilities. Following the announcement, more than a dozen industry experts offered their top advice on a range of post-storm subjects.

An engaged audience of both media and attendees watched the IBEX product pitches. Innovative products were selected by a panel of marine industry journalists and presenters were given two minutes to present. Companies participating were: Bluewater Marine Paint, Capria, Dripper Guard, FariaBeede Instruments, Forespar Corp., Glidecoat, GuritKerdyn Green, Life Cell, Lone Star Marine, Master Volt, SeaStar Solutions, SUREFAS, and Wave Wifi.Louisa Rudeen Beckett



Journalist Louisa Rudeen-Beckett Welcomes the Audience at 2017 IBEX Product Pitches

 


With 650 exhibiting companies attending the show this year there was no shortage of networking opportunities.

Ibex Opening Night Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Night Party at The Sail Pavilion and Beer Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“I am delighted to not only be bringing the IMM course back to the West Coast but to also be bringing it to our neighbors in Canada. Education is the key to success of any business and IMI is always looking for new regions to train marina industry professionals,” said Merritt Alves, IMI training coordinator. READ MORE

 

 

ABYC AND BOAT MANUFACTURERS WORK TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

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“Developing the AIS technical report was a great collaborative effort between the boating industry and the resource management community,” said Brian Goodwin ABYC technical director. READ MORE

 

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