OEM & Supplier Planning Guide to IBEX

IBEX is your access to the lucrative U.S. recreational boatbuilding industry and more customers.

The stats speak for themselves:

  • 55% of the global boatbuilding industry is in the U.S.
  • $121.5 billion total annual economic impact
  • $36 billion  total U.S. expenditures on boats, engines, accessories, and related costs
  • $17.9 billion annual retail sales of new boats, engines, and marine accessories in the U.S.
  • Recreational boats in the U.S. total 11,861,811
    • 2% Sailboat
    • 82% Powerboat
    • 10% PWC
    • 6% Other

For information about exhibiting at IBEX, click here. 

650+ Total Exhibits

Our exhibit halls are packed with new products, solutions – and you competitors. The 2018 Exhibit Hall floor plans will show you all that IBEX offers:

  • 3 Exhibit Halls
  • Marina & Yard Pavilion
  • International Pavilions
  • Composites Pavilion
  • Compliance, Standards, & Education Pavilion
  • Outdoor Displays & Demos
  • IBEX Docks

Networking Events

  • Industry Breakfast, Keynote Address, & Innovation Awards – Tuesday, 7:30 AM
  • Opening Night Party – Tuesday, 6 PM at the Sail Pavilion
    Celebrate the opening of IBEX 2018 with other industry professionals. It’s a great way to unwind after a busy first day.
  • The IBEX Product Pitches – Wednesday, 11 AM in the Tech Talk Theater
    An exciting, live product showcase of the coolest new products on the show floor selected by industry journalists, and you are invited! Don’t miss this opportunity technology and innovation from IBEX’s exhibitors.
  • Electronics Pavilion Connected by NMEA 2000
  • Sparks! A Night of Inspirational Boat Design Concepts, Powered by Pecha Kucha
  • IBEX Special Seminar: Designing for Speed with panelists Nigel Irens, Michael Peters, Pete Melvin, Donald Blount, Michael Reardon
  • Vacuum Bagging Challenge

Training at IBEX

  • Super Sessions are full-day, comprehensive training the day before IBEX opens, Monday, October 1st. Check out the Super Session schedule to see what is right for you.
  • The IBEX Seminar Series offers specialized tracks with relevant industry topics from the industry’s leading experts and associations. See the full Seminar Series schedule here.
  • FREE! Tech Talk Workshops, hosted by our exhibitors, are informative workshops.

We look forward to welcoming you to IBEX in October! Register here.

Contact the IBEX Sales Team

Tina Sanderson
North American Sales Director
T: 843-936-6112
E: tina@nullibexshow.com

Rens-Jan van Vliet
Global Sales & Marketing
Cell: +31 6 23 86 88 62
E: r.v.vliet@nullrai.nl
Skype: rens.v.vliet

Surveyors guide to IBEX