July 14, 2020

IBEXInternational BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference to Bring the Marine Industry Together for an Online Community Experience.
 
The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, announced July 9th that it will transition to a virtual only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a virtual only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The marine industry will still be able to connect virtually with all the experts and product manufacturers at the new IBEX online event on the same IBEX 2020 dates.
 
“The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, and partners is our primary concern,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “While gathering in-person is not the right decision this year, we will instead connect virtually. IBEX is known for forward-thinking education and allowing buyers and manufacturers to meet and do business. We are working to bring all that you expect from IBEX to an online format. With the barriers of travel, budget constraints and time away from the office removed, this is a unique opportunity to attend from a distance and a great chance to share IBEX with your co-workers and teams who don’t typically attend, particularly emerging professionals or those new to the marine industry.”
 
The details for IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience are currently being developed. Registration for the new virtual IBEX experience will be announced in August.
 
For more on IBEX, please visit www.ibexshow.com.

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"As we bring in the New Year, the TIBS Virtual Show marketing campaign is well underway with over 70,000 members of the Captain's Club receiving the consumer newsletter, providing great content on the upcoming show!” As communicated in the Exhibitor newsletter, Social Media audiences are making up another 30,000 followers and that they are ‘liking’ and sharing posts about the Virtual Show!

 

 

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IRIS INNOVATIONS LAUNCHES NEW CMAC RANGE OF ON-BOARD CAMERA AND ALARM MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

CMAC SystemsIris Innovations, specializing in affordable on-board camera security and situational awareness systems, has announced the launch of the industry’s first, fully-integrated command and control system for boat cameras and alarms – CMAC, as well as IrisControl, a new HTML5 application to run on OneHelm™, a third-party application platform by Garmin®.

Compatible with both analogue IP and HD cameras, Iris CMAC combines all of the main elements of a full-featured security and control system into a very stylish enclosure, complete with high-end waterproof connectors and wood-effect end caps.

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THOM DAMMRICH TAKES THE HELM OF CENTER FOR SPORTFISHING POLICY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thom DammrichThe Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP), the nation’s leading advocate for saltwater recreational anglers, is pleased to announce its new chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Thom Dammrich. Dammrich was elected to succeed Robert “Bob” Hayes in the leadership role at CSP’s fall board meeting on Thursday, December 3. The board also elected Dave Pfeiffer, president of Shimano North America Fishing, to lead its Management Committee as chairman.

“Thom Dammrich is a visionary founder of CSP who saw the opportunity to unite the recreational fishing and boating industries through our organization 15 years ago, and he has been our biggest cheerleader...

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