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IBEX 2021 announces successful in-person show

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 5 Oct 18:50 PDT September 28-30, 2021
2021 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference © National Marine Manufacturers Association

The 30th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that attendance exceeded expectations with the return of an in-person event. IBEX saw more than 560 exhibitors, including 80 new exhibiting companies, and more than 3,200 visitors.

The IBEX docks were sold out with 29 boats on display, and the expanded outdoor displays included nine demos and exhibits. In all, there were 18 exhibiting international companies, representing 12 nations including: Australia, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Slovenia, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. The IBEX Education Conference had more than 300 registrants who participated in over 40 pre-conference sessions and technical seminars. Additionally, hundreds of visitors took advantage of the free workshops hosted in The Tech Talk Theater on the show floor.

"It's been great to get back here, see all the builders and exhibitors," said Charlie Ryan, East Penn. "It's such a special industry and we're just so happy that we're able to be back together this year."

"My favorite thing about IBEX has been the networking and seeing everyone in person after two years of not being able to," said Allyson Spease, Domestic Customer Service & Marketing, Hawkeye Industries. "We were able to get hands-on experience and see some innovative new products in person."

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