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IBEX offers free learning opportunities for 2012

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LOUISVILLE, KY – Sept. 17, 2012* – (Marine NewsWire) The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced a powerful lineup of free educational opportunities for attendees.

“For this year’s IBEX, we are offering 16 exhibitor workshops on a wide range of subjects, ” said Carl Cramer, IBEX co-director and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine. “These sessions are led by factory experts, who will answer your questions on new technologies, techniques, materials, processes and services.”

Workshops scheduled for IBEX 2012 are:

Rhino and Orca3D: 3D Modeling and Naval Architecture – Robert McNeel & Associates Online Electrical Design Tools to Safely Select the Correct Wire, Fuse and Fuse Holder – Blue Sea Systems, Inc. Fresh-Water Management Systems – Whale Water Systems, Inc. 3M Gelcoat Restoration and Finishing System – 3M Marine Networking for Marine Industry Trainers and Educators – Marine Industry Training and Education Council (MITEC) Flex Molding: The Next Generation of Reusable Bag Molding – Composites One Standards Gone Wild – American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Improving Your Manufacturing Process with Adhesive Technologies – ITW Plexus The Many Benefits of Remote Battery Management, at Little to No Extra Cost – Blue Sea Systems, Inc. Getting More Bang for Your Infusion Buck – Composites Consulting Group Choosing the Coating that Is Best Suited for the Project – Alexseal Yacht Coatings How to Successfully Market Your Shrinkwrap Services – Dr. Shrink, Inc. Making Money with MEDS CHECK – CDI Electronics, Inc. Fine-Tuning Perfect Presentations – ProBoat E-Training Strength by Design – DIAB Sales, Inc. Measurement Solutions for the Marine Fabricator in the 21st Century – Prodim USA

“There is no cost to attend these sessions, but registration is required, ” said Cramer. “Online pre-registration only takes a few minutes and may save you a considerable amount of time waiting in line at the registration desk on opening day.”

Free registration also includes admission to the exhibition hall, where more than 500 OEM and aftermarket suppliers will be previewing their new products for 2013, as well as the new social media lounge, compliance and regulatory pavilion, NMEA ConnectFest, outdoor hands-on demonstrations, Tuesday Night Fourth Street Party and Wednesday Night IBEX Bourbon Experience.

IBEX 2012 will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Oct. 2-4. The Advance Program Guide provides full details and is available for download at www.ibexshow.com.

About IBEX

Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is where the business of boating gets done. For the latest information, visit www.ibexshow.com.

About Professional BoatBuilder magazine

Professional BoatBuilder, a boatbuilding‐industry trade magazine, was first published in 1989 in response to a growing need for a dedicated forum for boatbuilding‐related professionals. The magazine’s worldwide readership exceeds 24, 000 (subject to BPA international audit). Professional BoatBuilder is online at www.proboat.com.

About NMMA

The NMMA is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters in North America. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. Learn more at www.nmma.org.

received overnight 17 to 18th of September 2012

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