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NMMA to Host Special Session at IBEX as Part of New Seminar Track

IBEX announced this week it will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components, including a new seminar track for 2022. As part of the track on Wednesday, September 28 the NMMA and IBEX will hold a free special session: Next Generation Marine Propulsion Systems and the Path Forward.

Leading experts in the field Jeff Wasil, NMMA, Director of Environment, Health and Safety Compliance; Sean Marrero, President, Ingenity Electric; and Patrick Hemp, Technical Consultant, ICOMIA, will discuss how shifting climate policies across the globe are impacting the recreational boating industry and how the industry is responding. Speakers will offer an in-depth look and strategic insight surrounding the realities and impacts of implementing next-generation technologies into the recreational boating industry and marine space.

“As the recreational boating industry looks to the future with a keen focus on electrification and next generation propulsion systems, it is crucial that industry leaders take advantage of opportunities that educate and discuss the practical realities, challenges, and opportunities the recreational boating industry faces when considering what the future of boating looks like,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA president. “From advancing battery performance and renewable biofuels to building out a supportive infrastructure system, it’s imperative the industry understands the intricacies surrounding electrification and next generation propulsion systems and biofuels. This year’s new special session convenes some of the brightest minds and influential thought leaders in the space, and offers an in-depth discussion surrounding these very political and economic impacts of electrification implementation, on a domestic and international front, into the recreational marine industry.”

Additional educational opportunities in the electrificaiton and next gen propulsion space include a pre-conference session, SNAME Presents Design of Electric & Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Small Craft, on Monday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday and Wednesday, seminars include:

  • Designing Boats for Electric Propulsion
  • Can We Decarbonize Boating?
  • What’s Coming for the New 2023 Edition of the National Electrical Code
  • Understanding the New Lithium Ion Standard
  • So You Want to Build an Electric Boat: Will You Comply?
  • Marina Electrical Infrastructure Requirements for Charging Electric Vessels
  • Battery-Powered VRV AC for the Modern Boat

In addition, over 30 exhibiting companies with a focus on electrification, hybrid propulsion, and sustainable technologies will be showcased through the new Electrification Product Route. Exhibitors such as ePropulsion, which manufactures a complete line of efficient and reliable electric motors, and Lithium Pros, which is an innovator in lithium-ion battery systems for high-performance vessels, will be designated as part of the Electrification Product Route available on the IBEX mobile app and website.

Visitors can click here to register. For exhibitors looking to add booth staff, click here for exhibitor registration. Accredited press planning to cover the show and products on display can click here for media registration. Due to high demand and early bookings, show management strongly recommends making hotel reservations soon by clicking here.

For more information on IBEX 2022, exhibiting companies, interactive exhibit hall floor plans, and more, please visit To learn about the products, services, and companies that are driving the future of marine industry technology, click here to visit IBEX365. For the latest updates via social media, like and follow the IBEX FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn pages.

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