Tampa, FL – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that based on the weather reports from NOAA and consultation with the City of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, and other stakeholders, the cancellation of this year’s show.
“It is a very difficult decision to cancel IBEX 2022, as we were on track to have an excellent event,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “The entire IBEX team is very disappointed, but the safety of our community is our priority. This was the right choice. Additional information will be shared with exhibitors and visitors as we work through our cancellation process.”
“The safety of our team, exhibitors and partners is our top priority and given the significant and unpredictable nature of the coming storm, canceling the show is imperative to keeping everyone out of harm’s way,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA President. “IBEX is the premier recreational boating trade event delivering critical business for our industry and as such this decision was not made lightly. Thank you for your commitment and continued support of the IBEX, NMMA, and RAI teams.”
About the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX)
IBEX, Where Better Boats Begin (www.ibexshow.com), is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event in North America and is powered globally by METSTRADE, a global event for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry. IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (www.nmma.org) and RAI Amsterdam (www.rai.nl). The 2022 IBEX is scheduled to take place at the Tampa Convention Center, September 27 – 29, in Tampa, FL USA. For more information, please visit www.ibexshow.com.