International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) will feature more than 90 marine trade seminars. This year, the show will run October 17 to 19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.
“With the addition of more than 30 new seminars and topics that address all facets of boating business, IBEX offers great value for everyone from the manufacturer to the dealer’s service and parts manager,” said show co-director Carl Cramer.
More than 100 industry authorities will conduct 91 different educational seminars, a 30 percent increase compared to 2010. According to show organizers, there will be courses specifically geared for builders, designers, dealers, boat yards operators and other service providers.
The IBEX 2011 seminar series has 14 specialized tracks covering Design and Engineering – Power, Composites Methods and Materials, Survey and Repair, Wood and Metal, Marine Electrical Systems, Onboard Systems, Boatyard Operations, Manufacturing Management, and Education and Training; as well as four new tracks and the second annual Dealer Development track:
• Design & Engineering – Sail
• Marine Service
• Marina Operations
• Marine Electronics
• Enhanced Dealer Development track
Other seminar series partners for the 2011 show are: American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC); American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA); National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA); Professional BoatBuilder magazine; and Marine Industry Technical & Education Council (MITEC).
In addition to this year’s seminars, IBEX 2011 will host more than 500 OEM and aftermarket exhibitors and feature several specialty pavilions, pre-conference sessions, free exhibitor workshops, and special events, plus live outdoor demonstrations by industry professionals.
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