Last week, a collaboration agreement was signed between co-owners of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) – NMMA and RAI Amsterdam – and ICOMIA. This partnership aims to raise the international standing of IBEX by encouraging and facilitating increased participation by ICOMIA members as exhibitors, speakers and visitors.
ICOMIA and RAI Amsterdam have enjoyed a long-standing and successful partnership regarding the organization of METSTRADE, and NMMA looks forward to the opportunity to expand its relationship with both companies to cultivate the international aspects of IBEX.
Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director said, “IBEX is honored to welcome ICOMIA as a new global partner. Working together with ICOMIA and aligned with our partner owners, RAI Amsterdam (owner of METSTRADE) and NMMA, IBEX will support the expanding global marine industry and combine our efforts to ensure the continued success of the boating industry and the public's ability to enjoy boating at all levels in a clean environment."
ICOMIA’s involvement in IBEX will allow recognition of IBEX as an international event. The agreement will also encourage a more international audience and wider range of speakers and exhibitors.
ICOMIA President Jouko Huju said, “The ICOMIA-IBEX agreement brings many advantages, not least of which being that is opens up the possibility for MIAs from across the world to exhibit, giving smaller companies the opportunity to enter the US market.”
IBEX 2018 will run October 2-4, 2018 in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center. For more info on IBEX visit www.ibexshow.com.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations - ICOMIA - is the international trade association representing the global marine industry.