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IBEX is the world’s premier technical showcase for boat builders, designers, repairers, and surveyors and boatyard/marina operators, distributors, and dealers. It delivers a unique forum to do business, share ideas, and accelerate new product development. A highly respected education conference. New products and processes. Valuable networking opportunities. IBEX. Designed to build better boats.


Who Should Attend?

If you build, design, service, or sell boats or marine products, IBEX is your must-attend marine event.

If it’s new, improved, advanced, and innovative for the marine industry, you’ll find it at IBEX.

The world’s leading technical boat building showcase, IBEX delivers a unique forum where the marine industry can do business, share ideas, and accelerate new product development.

Don’t miss the opportunity to do business with the entire marine industry. 
IBEX. Designed to build better boats.


Why Exhibit

IBEX is your opportunity to interact with boatbuilders and other marine professionals from all over the world, collect immediate feedback, and form lasting relationships—all in 3 business days.


5,000+ marine industry professionals. 50+ countries. 500+ of your competitors.

Exhibitors use IBEX to:

  • Preview, promote, and showcase new products and technology
  • Increase marine OEM and aftermarket sales
  • Network with industry peers and customers
  • Conduct strategic discussions, business meetings, and negotiations
  • Monitor cutting-edge industry trends

More than half of exhibitors introduce new products at IBEX.

Your potential customers, your current suppliers, and thousands of qualified marine professionals—the entire industry—will be at the leading boatbuilding technology showcase in Louisville this September. 

IBEX is owned & produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine & National Marine Manufacturers Association.

About NMMA:

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the nation’s leading trade association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. Collectively, NMMA members manufacture an estimated 80 percent of marine products used in North America.

NMMA is a unifying force and powerful voice for the recreational boating industry, working to strengthen and grow boating and protect the interests of its member companies.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the IBEX 2013 - International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/17/2013 - 09/19/2013
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 09/17/2013 - 09/19/2013
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tues, 10am-6pm; Wed, 9am-6pm; Thurs, 9am-3pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Manufacturing - General
Other Industries: Business, Machine Tools & Metal & Welding, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - General, Marine, Sports Marketing & Business
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Audience: Marine industry professionals who attend IBEX include:
Powerboat Builders/Manufacturers
Sailboat Builders/Manufacturers
Yacht Designers/Naval Architects/
Boat Dealers/Marine Retailers
Marine Surveyors/Consultants
Marine Associations
Marine Product Manufacturers
Notes: Why IBEX matters
30% of Attendees are Owners/Presidents and CEOs
66% of Attendees have the final say or make recommendations for purchase
75% of attendees will make buying decisions at IBEX
Venue: Kentucky Exposition Center
Venue Phone: (502) 367-5000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Owned & produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine & National Marine Manufacturers Assoc.
Show Manager:Owned & produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine & National Marine Manufacturers Assoc.
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
IBEX offers many options to get your company noticed by attendees. Consider any of our onsite, digital, and print advertising opportunities in addition to our product or event sponsorships.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
NMMA member $24 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Non-member $29 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
Booth space is available in 10' x 10' (100 sq. ft.) increments.   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Contact to select your booth today!

Tina Sanderson, IBEX Sales Director, 802-879-8324,

Kate Holden, IBEX Marketing Director/Sales, 207-359-7791,

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