Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), owners and producers of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), the marine industry's largest annual technical trade event, announced today the promotion of Anne Dunbar to IBEX Show Director.
Ann Dunbar IBEX Director
With more than 25 years of work experience in the marine industry, Dunbar is a seasoned business sales and & marketing professional with a wealth of experience. She has been the Marketing Director of IBEX since 2001. Her previous jobs in the industry included advertising sales and management positions at Boating Industry magazine, Soundings, and Soundings Trade Only and associate publisher of Professional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat magazines.
In June 2012, Dunbar received her Masters Certificate in Creativity and Change Leadership from the Buffalo State University of New York.
'We are delighted to announce Anne's promotion today,' said Carl Cramer, publisher of Professional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat magazines and past IBEX co-director. 'I've had the benefit of knowing Anne since the days of IMTEC. Her contributions to IBEX have been immense, and I'm very happy and excited about this next step in her career. Everyone associated with IBEX - exhibitors, attendees, and all our staff - will benefit greatly from Anne's leadership on this event.'
'Anne's dedicated leadership of the IBEX Show and the IBEX team will take IBEX to new heights to best serve the needs of the recreational boating industry,' said NMMA President, Thom Dammrich. 'Anne's total focus on the needs of IBEX exhibitors and attendees will assure that IBEX continues to serve the most vital industry needs in the years ahead.'
Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the marine industry's largest technical trade event. For boatbuilders, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, boat and engine dealers, and boatyard/marina operators, IBEX is where the business of boating gets done. For the latest information, visit www.ibexshow.com. IBEX 2012 will be held in Louisville, KY, October 2-4.