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IBEX 2023: Setting Sail at the Tampa Convention Center

The highly-anticipated IBEX Conference is back, and it's making waves at the newly renovated Tampa Convention Center from October 2 to 5, 2023. If you're in the business of building, designing, servicing, or selling boats and marine products, this is the event you've been waiting for.


IBEX, short for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, is North America's largest technical trade event for marine industry professionals. It's a powerhouse event that not only showcases the latest in boat-building technology but also fosters a vibrant environment for networking, idea-sharing, and innovation acceleration.


IBEX attracts a diverse range of professionals, including:

  • Boat Builders & Manufacturers

  • Naval Architects & Designers

  • Distributors & Wholesalers

  • Boatyard & Marina Operators

  • Manufacturer Representatives

  • Surveyors

  • Dealers & Retailers

  • Industry Associations

  • Industry Schools & Training Programs

This year, IBEX promises an exceptional lineup of events, including an Education Conference led by industry experts, seminars, and Tech Talk Workshops. It's your chance to dive deep into the latest trends, techniques, and technologies that are shaping the future of the marine industry.


The Tampa Convention Center's recent renovation adds to the excitement. With 18 brand-new waterfront meeting rooms and energy-efficient upgrades, this venue is the perfect setting for a gathering of marine industry pioneers. It's a testament to the city's commitment to providing a world-class destination for events that complement its economic and population growth.


As IBEX 2023 sets sail, it offers not just a glimpse but an immersive experience into the future of marine technology and innovation. So, join us in Tampa, Florida, and be part of the journey where better boats truly begin.


Anchoring Innovation

IBEX 2023 is more than an event; it's a voyage into the heart of the marine industry. With cutting-edge education, groundbreaking technology, and a community of passionate professionals, it's the place where innovation sets sail. As the industry evolves, IBEX remains at the helm, guiding the way to better boats and a brighter future for marine enthusiasts worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the maritime revolution—join us at the Tampa Convention Center from October 2 to 5, 2023.


Show Hours (Eastern Time Zone):

  • Monday Pre-Conference Day, 10/2, 8 am – 6 pm

  • 1st Floor Exhibits: Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4: 9 am – 6 pm; Thursday, October 5: 9 am – 3 pm

  • 2nd Floor Exhibits: Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4: 9 am – 6 pm; Thursday, October 5: 9 am – 3 pm

  • 3rd Floor Exhibits: Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4: 10 am – 6 pm; Thursday, October 5: 10 am – 3 pm

Admission Policy

IBEX is exclusively for the TRADE ONLY, not open to the general public. No one under 18, including infants, will be admitted. All attendees must be prepared to show picture identification to verify age.

Future IBEX Dates

Plan ahead for future IBEX events:

  • IBEX 2024 | October 1-2-3, 2024, Tampa, FL

  • IBEX 2025 | Oct 7-8-9, 2025, Tampa, FL

  • IBEX 2026 | Oct 6-7-8, 2026, Tampa, FL

  • IBEX 2027 | Oct 4-5-6, 2027, Tampa, FL

  • IBEX 2028 | Oct 3-4-5, 2028, Tampa, FL


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