IBEX (International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference)
I was one of the original team members for IBEX, which first met in Miami in 1992, as an adjunct of Professional BoatBuilder magazine. In 2003, the trade show ownership changed because of a merger with NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association), and in 2010 the venue changed from South Florida to Louisville, Kentucky. My primary responsibility was that of seminar manager, working with more than 100 industry experts each year to produce as many as 90 seminars during the three-day conference. Over the years, I helped produce more than 1,500 seminars, presented by as 1,000 naval architects, yacht designers, boat builders, repairers, marine surveyors, and industry consultants. Working on IBEX has given me a great deal of experience in many aspects of events management.