This year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference runs from October 1-3 

IBEX 2018

IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event in North America

Registration is now open for this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) which runs from October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event in North America.

“The entire IBEX team has been working tirelessly to prepare for the opening of registration and we are thrilled to now share the many new and exciting experiences being offered this year for all visitors,” says Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “We have so much planned for this year’s show. You’ll find a packed education conference, many new special events, and nightly networking events.

”Throughout the summer we will be sending out information to help you plan your IBEX experience and I encourage you to register early so you don’t miss out on any IBEX developments.”

IBEX offers visitors three exhibit halls, outdoor displays, and demos on the IBEX docks. It also offers training and education from industry experts and associations. In addition, several special events have been planned for visitors to add to the experience. These include the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Small Craft Technology Symposium, the Third Annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit, and the IBEX Special Seminar: Return to Thunderboat Row.

This year, IBEX’s first and second floor exhibit halls will open at 9am each day, an hour earlier than the third floor, and will feature products and services from companies new to the event and the industry. Country pavilions will include exhibitors from South Korea, Australia, France, Slovenia, and Italy.

The show’s third floor will feature specialty pavilions including the Composites Pavilion, the Compliance, Standards, and Education Pavilion, and the newly branded NMEA Connected Boat Experience Pavilion. The Marina & Yard Pavilion will be located on the first floor.

Exhibiting companies should visit for booth staff registration. Limited booth space is available. For rates and contact information, visit

For more information on IBEX 2019, exhibiting companies, interactive exhibit hall floor plans, and more, visit