IBEX 2022 registration opens

June 21st, 2022

Visitor registration for the 2022 The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) show is now open. Set to take place September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center, the large trade event for marine industry professionals offers access to more than 600 exhibitors from 14 countries spread throughout three exhibit halls, docks, and outdoor displays, […]

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IBEX accepting applications for 2022 booth space

March 18th, 2022

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) is now accepting booth space applications for the 2022 show, scheduled for September 27-29, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Nearly 90 percent of exhibitors from 2021 have renewed their booth space. The pavilions will remain the same, with hopes of a strong return of the International Pavilions in 2022. […]

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Boat shows expected to draw crowds

February 16th, 2022

Two large boating events–the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® and the Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show®–are taking place Feb. 16-20, 2022, and are expected to draw boaters and new customers interested in marine products from around the world. The 2022 Miami Boat Show is set across five locations, with the combination of the […]

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NMMA postpones Lake Lanier boating event

February 16th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has decided to postpone the inaugural in-water event on Lake Lanier this spring after analysis of current market conditions and conversations with exhibitors. The NMMA is exploring dates and opportunities for an in-water event in the spring of 2023 to complement the reboot of the Atlanta Boat Show.

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IFAI and NECPA partner on marine and awning education at NECPA Expo 2022

December 15th, 2021

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is partnering with the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) zone to bring marine and awning education tracks to NECPA Expo 2022 being held Jan. 20-22, 2022, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Warwick, RI. The education topics will include fabric graphics, outdoor dining structures, high-pressure steaming, […]

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NMMA postpones five shows to 2023

November 26th, 2021

Due in part to supply chain disruptions leading to historically low market-specific boat inventory, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has postponed the 2022 Progressive® Insurance Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis boat shows to 2023. NMMA’s 2022 boat show and event schedule is as follows: Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show®, January 20-23, 2022St. […]

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MRAA details lineup for Dealer Week in person and online

November 16th, 2021

The Marine Retailer’s Association of the Americas (MRAA) Dealer Week Conference and Expo education lineup will address common pain points currently faced by dealers. Dealer Week will take place in Austin, Texas, Dec. 6-9, 2021, and online, Jan. 11-13, 2022. Attendees who sign up for the in-person event will receive complimentary access to Dealer Week […]

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Registration opens for engineering compliance seminar

November 15th, 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 virtual National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Engineering Standards Compliance Seminar, with conference access beginning Dec. 13, 2021. The seminar is open to the industry as well as NMMA members. NMMA members are required to complete an engineering compliance seminar every other year. The virtual Engineering Compliance Seminar offers […]

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MMTA to hold in-person conference

November 4th, 2021

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced that its annual Business of Boating (BOB) conference will take place in person on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Lakeview Pavilion, Foxboro, Massachusetts. Recognizing the changing business environment, the conference will be a hybrid event with a remote option available. The BOB conference will feature a full lineup […]

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IBEX Innovation Award winners announced

October 7th, 2021

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the winners of the IBEX Innovation Awards for the 30th Anniversary Show. The IBEX Innovation Awards program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected 11 Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions among dozens of […]

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