IBEX 2015 WAS A TREASURE TROVE OF NEW PRODUCTS

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IBEX 2015 has just concluded in Louisville, Kentucky and a record number of Innovation Award entries were among the many highlights of the show.

In terms of attracting attendees, new products and processes are a powerful mix. There is a lot more to the IBEX show however. The 2015 edition included a strong educational component for those in the boatbuilding industry hoping to raise their knowledge level plus, numerous workshops were put on by various manufacturers, showing how to take advantage of their new products and processes.

Look for feature coverage of IBEX 2015 in the October issue of Boating Industry Canada magazine including a number of video interviews that we shot during the IBEX 2015 show.

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