IMBC Refit

The Refit International Exhibition and Conference is co-locating with IMBC this coming January at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Refit International Exhibition and & Conference is Professional BoatBuilder Magazine’s new annual trade event created exclusively for large yacht refit professionals. Refit International will feature a series of 24 technical seminars and an exhibition hall dedicated to the most appropriate products and technologies available to this unique industry.  “We are delighted to have the opportunity to share space with the Refit Show and creating an opportunity to connect each of our audiences and provide them with access to the broadest array of vendors and content,” says IMBC Event Coordinator Kate Stanley. 

Although the Refit Show and IMBC are different shows, aiming to attract different audiences, there will be opportunity for cross-show networking that leverages the similarities between the marina and refit industries. For instance, attendees will be able to use their Conference Badges to check out each show throughout the three days the Exhibit Hall is open.

For more information on both IMBC and Refit Show, please visit marinaassociation.org/imbc/

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