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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Norwalk Boat Show returns this week

August 22nd, 2022

Wrapping up this year's National Marine Manufacturers Association boat shows, the 2022 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® returns to Norwalk Cove Marina September 22-25, 2022. Expanding to another dock to showcase more boats and featuring a host of new experiences and education, the 2022 boat show will provide consumers a one-stop shop and the chance […]

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SOBA Education & Training Symposium kicks off Aug. 29

August 10th, 2022

The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) will be hosting the 2022 Education & Training Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio, August 29 - September 1. Online registration is now open. Symposium education topics include federal updates, industry partner updates, boating access, clean vessels act, engineering, infrastructure, clean boating, aquatic invasive species, clean marinas, non-motorized access as […]

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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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