IBEX Show: Where Better Boats Begin


Where Better Boats Begin


ABBRA Delivers at IBEX

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve talked about IBEX seminars sponsored and produced by conference education partner, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), and IBEX show co-owner Professional BoatBuilder magazine. This week, I’d like to touch upon the seminars put forth by education partner American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA). Of late, . . . Read More

The Value of Face to Face

I just returned from a two-day meeting in Chicago that I was too busy to attend, but I went anyway and was whining to myself about it right up to the minute I walked in the door. Then the magic happened. I was reminded of the value of face-to-face meetings. No matter how busy you . . . Read More

From the Horse’s Mouth: ABYC Seminars at IBEX

IBEX brings together some of the greatest minds in the marine industry. In order to do this, we work very closely with our education partners, such as the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), and IBEX show partners Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the . . . Read More

Great Minds Come Together at IBEX

With a great deal of input from our education partners and seminar series, IBEX is able to pull together some of the greatest minds in the marine industry. This year’s IBEX Seminar Series (October 4–6 in Tampa, FL) is brought to you by the American Boat & Yacht Council, American Boat Builders & Repairers Association, and National . . . Read More


We are! And we can’t wait to welcome you all to the 25th Anniversary IBEX Show next week in Louisville, KY. This is the first event of the Fall/Winter marine industry show season – let’s get the momentum going! I’d like to take a moment to share with you some thoughts on what we will . . . Read More

IBEX Opens in 19 Days – See You There.

IBEX 2015 opens in 19 days – WOW! If you have not registered, now is the time. Click here to get started registering.  If you prefer to talk with a live person, you can do your registration over the phone by calling 484-751-5135. Now should you need a little incentive, let me provide you with that. IBEX . . . Read More

Fresh IBEX Technical Seminars, Get ‘Em While They’re Hot

Kevin Boughton of Midcoast Marine Electronics helps skipper Carol Vernon sort out an electronics miscommunication issue

Every year about this time the editorial team of Professional BoatBuilder magazine, as well as yours truly, are relieved and excited by the reality that the 50-plus technical seminars we organize as part of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) are ready for your consumption. We’ve been pulling them together for nearly 8 months now, but . . . Read More

Meet & Mingle at IBEX

We have so much going on this year at IBEX, it’s hard for me to keep up! I know my dance card is already full. We’ve really have made it easy for you to make new connections in the marine industry and see the friends you know will be there. There’s so much to do, so . . . Read More

The Future of Materials

One of our show goals is that everyone who attends IBEX leaves having experienced multiple WOW moments. Wow. We could use that. Wow. That is amazing. Wow. Why didn’t I think of that? Wow. That gives me an idea. This year we are partnering with several outside groups to offer dynamic new exhibits to showcase . . . Read More

ABBRA: Pivotal IBEX Partner

Pam Lendzion and Meg Toppa are the new team at the helm of the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association

There’s a new team, new headquarters, and a new direction at the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association, a key partner of IBEX and its education seminar series. Pamela Lendzion, past ABBRA president as well as a boatyard and marina operator and consultant, is serving as the interim executive director of ABBRA; Meg Toppa is . . . Read More

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