Great Lakes marine workshop registration now open

September 6th, 2023

Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Great Lakes Regional Workshop taking place Nov. 17–18, 2023, at Chicago Marine Canvas in Chicago, Ill. This event offers exclusive educational opportunities as well as hands-on training in a shop setting. Education topics include shop safety, patterning, preparing a digital pattern for a bimini top […]

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ICOMIA World Marinas Conference registration now open

July 5th, 2023

Organizers of the annual International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) World Marinas Conference announced that registration for the three-day event is open and that all speakers for the event have been confirmed. Scheduled for Oct. 9-11, 2023, at the Tivoli Vilamoura Conference Center in Portugal, the event is hosted by the Portuguese Association of […]

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Registration opens for IBEX 2023

June 22nd, 2023

Registration is now open for the 2023 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). Set to take place Oct. 3-5 in the newly renovated Tampa Convention Center, IBEX 2023 will offer visitors access to more than 680 exhibitors spread throughout three exhibit halls, docks and outdoor displays. IBEX’s first and second floor exhibit halls will showcase […]

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IBEX to be held in refreshed Tampa Convention Center

May 30th, 2023

Construction on the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) will be completed in time for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) 2023, to be held October 3 – 5, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. The renovation project is the largest ever for the TCC and will result in an expanded third floor exhibit hall and additional fourth […]

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New England Boat Show moves to January in 2024

May 4th, 2023

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced that the 2024 Discover Boating® New England Boat Show®, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, is moving from its traditional February President’s Day weekend timeframe to January 10–14 in 2024. The move is a result of trade events at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) that would impact […]

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ABYC 2023 Standards Week set for January 9-13

January 3rd, 2023

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has registration open for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans. Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 63 for […]

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2023 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards call for entry now open

November 23rd, 2022

The Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, is now accepting entries to the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards program. The Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies product as […]

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Hurricane Ian forces IBEX 2022 cancellation

September 26th, 2022

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the cancellation of this year’s show, which was to take place Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla. The decision, according to show organizers, was made in order to prioritize the safety of its staff, exhibitors and partners as a result of weather reports from the National Oceanic and […]

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Global markets business development forum happening in September

September 14th, 2022

Recreational boating industry stakeholders and marine exporters, or those who are looking to export, are invited to participate at Discover Global Markets’ forum “The Blue Economy,” taking place in Rhode Island September 20-22, 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a host of speakers and U.S. Government Trade Experts. Program highlights include: Receive […]

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IBEX 2022 will include session on electrification technology

September 2nd, 2022

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components, including a new seminar track for 2022. As part of the track on Wednesday, September 28, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and IBEX will hold a free special session: Next Generation Marine […]

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