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Event Overview:

The Inland Marine Expo (IMX) is the annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry. At the show, you will find equipment and services that are critical in the movement of goods along these waterways. Target attendees include ports and terminals, barge and towing companies, fleeting and harbor services companies, dredging companies and marine contractors, inland shipyards and repair facilities, and engineers, divers, surveyors and other support industries as well as government agencies.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

Find the latest in equipment and services that will help your business along the inland and intracoastal waterways succeed! You will have direct access to the companies that sell to operators in this critical region without having to spend time sorting through offshore-only services.

Take part in our free educational sessions and network with fellow members of the industry at our special events! Ninety-seven percent of surveyed attendees said they were pleased with their experience at IMX, and 96 percent said they would recommend the event to colleagues.

Exhibitor Information:

By exhibiting at IMX, you will be able to meet face-to-face with top representatives of the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry. 

The inland marine transportation industry is composed of more than 25,000 barges, 3,700 towboats and tugs, and 12,000 miles of waterways with docks, fleets and repair facilities. It is the largest (by vessel), most active (by number of vessels built) and most diverse sector of the U.S. commercial marine industry.

IMX attracted 1,519 attendees and 208 exhibiting companies in 2015, with registration increasing 36.7 percent over the inaugural show in 2014. In 2016, IMX will be held at America’s Center Convention Complex, offering unprecedented space and accessibility.

IMX exhibitors will receive many benefits as part of their commitment to the event, including:

  • Free registration for your booth staff and VIP guests
  • Free listing and company description on the IMX website and in the IMX directory
  • Inclusion in select marketing efforts leading up to the event (e.g. newsletters, mailings)
  • Access to exclusive IMX sponsorship opportunities
  • Free food and beverages at specified event functions
  • Discounted hotel room rates

The Waterways Journal, Inc. has been connecting decision makers in the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry for more than 125 years, and no one is in a better position to provide you with a trade show to meet the specific needs of this critical region.

About the WJ:

The Waterways Journal, Inc. (WJ) was founded in 1887 to serve the print media needs of steamboats and marine professionals along the rivers of the United States.  Up until recently the history of The Waterways Journal, Inc. (WJ) has been exclusively tied to its service of the inland marine transportation industry.  Today, although the company has expanded to serve additional markets, we are as proud as ever to be serving the inland marine industry and are dedicated to its success.

There may be many networking opportunities at the Inland Marine Expo (IMX) 2016. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 05/10/2016 - 05/12/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Marine
Other Industries: Business, Marine, Transportation
Estimated Attendance: 1,500
Previous Attendance: 1,519
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Inland and Intracoastal Marine Transportation Industry Professionals
Notes: IMX attracted 1,519 attendees and 208 exhibiting companies in 2015, with registration increasing 36.7 percent over the inaugural show in 2014.
Venue: America's Center Convention Complex
Venue Phone: (800) 916-0092
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:208 Companies (Previous Year)
Exhibit Floorplan PDF:Download Exhibit Floorplan PDF
Show Owner:The Waterways Journal, Inc.
Show Manager:Paramount Convention Services, Inc.
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $2,000   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
20' x 10' $3,800   Water: n/a
20' x 20' $7,200   Generator: n/a
For space larger than 20' x 20', please call your sales representative.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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