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IBEX 2022 call for educational proposals

Published on December 14th, 2021

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has opened the IBEX Education Conference Call for Proposals (CFP). The IBEX Education Conference will offer world-class training, workshops, and technical seminars to attendees of the 31st IBEX Show on September 27-29, 2022. IBEX, North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, is held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL.

IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam.

“IBEX has earned a reputation for offering world-class, technical education,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “The Education Conference is an important part of the overall show experience. Many of the industry’s top professionals rely on the vital information they learn at IBEX to stay informed about the cutting-edge technologies, methods, and materials and how to take advantage of them.”

The 2022 CFP is seeking Education Conference topic submissions designed to educate industry professionals on technical topics. All topic submissions are welcome, as well as speaker recommendations for the proposed seminar, although speakers are not required.

Product or service promotion is prohibited in the Seminar Series. Industry feedback is important in identifying what emerging trends, concerns, and how-to seminars are most relevant for the coming year. The Seminar Series is delivered in the following tracks:

• Construction Methods and Materials
• Design and Engineering
• Management Policy
• Marina and Boatyard Operations
• Marine Electrical Systems
• Marine Onboard Systems
• Survey and Repair
• Emerging Trends

In addition, the 2022 CFP is accepting topic submissions for Pre-Conference Sessions, which take place the day before the show opens and Tech Talks, presented by exhibitors live on the show floor during IBEX.

“IBEX’s Education Conference brings all the different components and segments of the industry together, creating true synergy,” said Patty Lawrence, IBEX Education Director. “We look to experts, innovators, and stalwarts for session proposals because they are the people who shape the boats of tomorrow.

“Industry input is what makes the IBEX Education Conference shine. Our speakers view boat building and the marine industry from a variety of lenses which ensures program depth and well-rounded perspective.”

Interested parties may submit topics (click here) from now until the deadline on January 14, 2022. For questions, contact Patty Lawrence at or 513-919-4857.

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