After conversations with vendors and service providers, including confirmation there is no damage to the Tampa Convention Center in Florida, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) is planned to go ahead as scheduled next week.
IBEX 2017 runs from September 19-21, with pre-event workshops starting Monday, September 18th. All seminars and other IBEX activities also remain unchanged. The decision was announced by show producers, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US and RAI Amsterdam.
“As planned, next week we will bring the industry together in Tampa, making IBEX 2017 the place to be for the marine industry,” says Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “We are thankful Hurricane Irma left little damage in Tampa, making it accessible for attendees and exhibitors from near and far.”
The trade show will feature 650 exhibiting companies spanning three show floors and outdoor exhibits. Networking opportunities will begin on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30am with the Annual Industry Breakfast featuring Olympian Jim Craig’s keynote, NMMA president Thom Dammrich’s state-of-the-industry address and the IBEX Innovation Awards.