Special Events and Networking

Alice M Rodriguez

Soundings Trade Only Women in the Industry Summit

We invite you to join us on Monday, September 26th for three consecutive events beginning at noon, featuring speaker, author, consultant, and leadership coach, Alicia M. Rodriguez

  • September 26
  • Doors open at 11:45 AM
    Leadership Panel, Awards Ceremony, and Reception to follow at 4 PM
  • Tampa Marriott Water Street, Florida Ballroom


Innovation Awards breakfast

IBEX Industry Breakfast – SOLD OUT!

The Industry Breakfast kicks-off IBEX and gives all in attendance the opportunity to begin the show experience networking with marine industry friends and colleagues.  Held on the opening morning of the show, all attendees will enjoy breakfast while hearing an Industry Address from Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA President.

  • September 27 – All tickets are sold out.
  • 7:30 – 9:30 AM
    Doors open at 7 AM
  • Tampa Marriott Water Street, Grand Ballroom
  • $50/person and available with IBEX registration


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Opening Night Party

Celebrate the opening day of IBEX with drink specials and music and keep the excitement going.

  • September 27
  • 6 PM
  • The Sail Pavilion


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Pitch the Press

This is a fast-paced and fun live event for industry buyers and the press featuring 12 product pitches and a happy hour

  • September 28
  • 3:30 – 5 PM
  • 1st Floor, Press Room, Room 101


Emerging Marine Leaders

Emerging Marine Leaders Present Strengthening Leadership through Brand Development + Networking hosted by Boating Industry & sponsored by Kicker Marine Audio

Connect, learn, share and expand your presence in the marine industry. Join EMLs and Industry veterans during this two-part event.

  • September 28
  • 4 – 6 PM
  • Tech Talk Theater, 3rd Floor Exhibit Hall


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Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Stroll the exhibit halls and meet with exhibitors in a relaxed, casual atmosphere while enjoying food and beverage.

  • September 28
  • 5 – 6 PM
  • All Exhibit Halls


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Mid-Show Mixer

Get loud with Roswell Marine at the Sail Pavilion on Wednesday evening, after the show closes.

  • September 28
  • 6 PM
  • The Sail Pavilion


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Student Career Day at IBEX

A special one-day event offering industry exposure, speakers, meet & greets, and access to select IBEX technical seminars for students from five Florida marine technical schools (age 18+), along with their instructors.

  • September 29
  • 8:30 AM – 3 PM


IBEX Show Innovation Award trophies

Innovation Way

Check out the year’s innovative and award-worthy new products on display along Innovation Way.

  • Live & Ongoing
  • Innovation Way, located on the 2nd Floor


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NMEA’s Connected Electronics Pavilion

Electronics Pavilion exhibitors will have their certified products connected via an NMEA 2000 network traveling within their booths, giving attendees the opportunity to see this technology live.

  • Live & Ongoing
  • Electronics Pavilion


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The IBEX Docks

Get in on the action and out on the water. This is a rare opportunity to experience the newest innovations in the industry.

  • Live & Ongoing
  • Tampa Convention Center Waterfront & Marriott Tampa Water Street Docks


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Outdoor Exhibits & Displays

Don’t miss the outdoor exhibits in the Front Circle Drive of the Tampa Convention Center.

  • Live & Ongoing
  • Front Circle Drive


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Anchor Exhibitors

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Patrick Industries
E-Z Anchor Puller