IBEX announces new hires

Samantha Batson and Megan Davisson

Feb 6, 2024

Samantha Batson (left); Megan Davisson (right)

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the addition of two new members to its management team: Samantha Batson as Marketing Manager and Megan Davisson as Sales and Projects Manager.

The expanded IBEX team will add more horsepower to take on new initiatives and focus on further quality growth. With the show’s expansion in 2023 and the continued pace of the industry, adding two team members helps position IBEX to move in a positive direction for years to come.

From the custom yacht industry in Maine to the wakeboat industry in Tennessee, Batson has eight years of experience with different facets of the marine and outdoor sectors. Her skillset includes digital marketing, graphic design, photography, and event planning. She has previously worked with WoodenBoat Magazine, Professional BoatBuilder magazine, and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. She most recently held the position of Assistant Marketing Manager for Malibu Boats.

“I am very fortunate to have this opportunity to be a part of the IBEX team,” said Batson. “I look forward to helping create an inspiring year-round digital experience and a phenomenal in-person event for our exhibitors and attendees.”

Davisson made her transition into the marine industry in 2021 after 12 years in beverage management. She has an extensive background in sales, as well as event planning and customer relations. As an independent contractor, she managed several special projects for IBEX in 2022 and 2023, including enhancements of the VIP experience and coordination of special events. Most recently, Davisson has been assisting the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) with the Innovation Awards at IBEX, the Minneapolis Boat Show, and the Miami International Boat Show.

“I am thrilled to be joining IBEX on a permanent basis,” said Davisson. “In this new position, I look forward to returning to a sales role and working with exhibitors to build lasting relationships in the industry. I’m also very excited to work on expanding the special projects that I’ve been developing for the last two years.”

“As IBEX grows and our plans and initiatives expand, we made the decision to grow the IBEX team,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “I’m delighted to be able to add these two competent and experienced women to our group. Both Sam and Megan bring diverse careers and skills to the table, and we are excited to see them dive into their new roles and develop as industry professionals.”

IBEX is scheduled to return to the Tampa Convention Center, with IBEX 2024 Show dates set for October 1 – 3, 2024. For more information, visit www.ibexshow.com.

Related Posts





See Taiga’s Orca Performance electric watercraft in action at the Toronto Boat Show

CMRA

Taiga Motors, the Canadian leader in the electrification of powersports, will showcase its latest personal watercraft at the Toronto International Boat Show January 19-28, 2024 at booth 136, Heritage Court.

If you’d like more information about Taiga and would like to see the Orca Performance, a 100% electric personal watercraft in action at the Toronto International Boat Show’s indoor lake, Taiga Experts will be available for interviews and demos.

Read More




Need to Catch up on News This Week?

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you’re looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here.



Boston Whaler launches the 210 Vantage

Boston Whaler just introduced the newest model in the Vantage lineup – the 210 Vantage, an all-new, keel-up dual console model designed with premium features core to the Boston Whaler brand, as well as intuitive technology to attract the next generation of boaters.

“Building on the success of the Vantage series, we’re thrilled to officially introduce the all-new 210 Vantage into the marketplace and offer consumers a truly differentiated experience,” said Dennis Tilden, Senior Director of Sales & Customer Service. “The 210 Vantage embodies the core values that define Boston Whaler’s legacy – quality, innovation, unsinkability, reliability and simplicity – and was designed to cater to young families and empty nesters with its manageable size, thoughtful design, weather protection and spacious seating. We’re confident that our newest model will be well-received in the market and set the standard for its category.​”

Read More


JL Audio unveils MediaMaster® Wireless Remote with Zone Control for Marine Audio Systems

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers
Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

Keep it cradled, or take it with you to conveniently control your JL Audio marine source unit and audiozones from anywhere on deck.

JL Audio, a Garmin brand and manufacturer of high-performance marine audio systems, announced the addition of the MMR-25W wireless remote controller to its growing portfolio of MediaMaster® source unit control solutions. Equipped with Bluetooth® Low Energy technology, this compact, handheld controller connects directly to the latest MediaMaster® source units, including the MM105 and MM105-HR, and allows for robust, multi-zone system control from anywhere on deck.

Read More