IBEX 2020 will transition to a virtual-only event

IBEX, North America’s largest technical trade event for the marine industry, goes virtual in light of pandemic concerns.


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IBEX’s showroom floor at its 2019 event.

IBEX’s showroom floor at its 2019 event. Source | IBEX

International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) 2020 reports that it will transition to a virtual-only event, saying that, with the health and safety of visitors, exhibitors and partners its primary concern, gathering in-person in Tampa, Fla., U.S., was deemed inadvisable.

Instead of an in-person event, notes the IBEX team, a virtual event will enable the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community, without the barrier of travel, budget constraints and a changing work environment.

Still set to run Sept. 29-Oct. 1, IBEX says visitors will still be able to connect virtually with all experts and product manufacturers, and plans to offer the same kind of education and interaction, in an online format, that buyers and manufacturers often have in person. The IBEX team also notes that, although the decision to transition to a virtual event was difficult, it is confident it can still move the industry forward with its more flexible option.

Details for IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience, are still in development, and visitor and exhibitor registration for the new virtual event will begin in August. For any questions or concerns, reach out to the IBEX team, ibexshow.com/contact-us/ or visit IBEX’s website.

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