The future of boating technology begins at IBEX

by IBEX 
IBEX, now hosted in Kentucky.
Leigh Francis
IBEX is the premier marine technology and networking event in North America, attracting thousands of decision-making professionals from all segments of the boating industry, October 2–4, 2012 Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

IBEX brings together a wide range of marine industry professionals from more than 50 countries who come to Louisville to make distribution deals, pick up new product lines, and do business with their peers in North America.

The Mayor of Louisville, Greg Fescher, proclaimed Oct 1-5 'Marine Technology Week' to honor IBEX 2012.

'It's encouraging to have the help and support of the city government behind our event,' said Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

With more than 90 technical and business management sessions in 13 different tracks taught by some of the leading experts in their fields, IBEX 2012 has something for everyone in the boating industry, addressing all aspects of boat design and construction, management, sales and marketing.

'Louisville is a dynamic, thriving and great city to host a trade show like IBEX,' said Carl Cramer, IBEX co-director. 'It is centrally located and within driving distance of more than 8,000 marine businesses. It has lots of great hotels, restaurants and nightlife at reasonable prices and served by major airlines with low fares.'

AIMEX stand at IBEX
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'We also have the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB) as our official housing agency,' added Dammrich.

More than 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest technologies and innovations at IBEX 2012.

About IBEX
Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the NMMA, IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is where the business of boating gets done.

For the latest information, visit www.ibexshow.com