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manufacturers from all disciplines,
categories, and market segments
will showcase creative material so-
lutions that will have a big impact
for marine applications.
Join the best and the brightest in the
industry at IBEX's popular network-
ing events, including the Industry
Awards Breakfast, Opening Night
Party, and the Compliance Coffee.
Westlawn students get 50% off on
seminars. Be sure to preregister and
bring your student ID with you.
Find the seminars you are inter-
ested in a
then contact:
Joanne Miller,
NMMA/IBEX Registration
Tel: 312-946-6245
Join us for the Westlawn student
and alumni dinner on the evening of
Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Contact Westlawn student services
for details:
Mary Ann Gesner
Tel: 800-832-7430, ext. 41
IBEX’S Opening Night
“Party for a Purpose”
The international BoatBuilders’ Exhi-
bition and Conference will open with
“Party for a Purpose September 30,
form 6:00—8:00 pm at the Sail Pavil-
ion outside the Tampa Convention
Center. The event will give the atten-
dees a chance to network and learn
about advocacy for the boating in-
dustry while enjoying food, drinks,
and entertainment. All exhibitors
and attendees are invited.
“The IBEX opening night Party for a
purpose will give everyone a chance
to network and learn about advocacy
work for the boating industry while
enjoying local food, drinks , and en-
tertainment.” said Anne Dunbar,
IBEX Show Director. “We all antici-
pate a great turnout for what will be
the most social event of the show
and an opportunity to learn about
and get active in our industries criti-
cal advocacy work in Washington
The party will be held at the Sail Pa-
vilion, Tampa’s only 360 degree wa-
terfront bar, located on the Riverwalk
just outside the Tampa Convention
Center. Guests will enjoy delicious
cuisine from the Food Truck Rally
featuring the local food trucks of
Tampa, offering many different
choices to suit everyone’s cravings.
Entertainment will include live music
from country sensation Will
Ericson and on-site cigar rolling. At-
tendees who want to get involved in
boating advocacy efforts can sign a
Prior Approval form on-site and re-
ceive a ticket good for one free drink.
“We thank the member companies
of NMMA’s accessory Manufacturers
division (AMD) board of directors for
graciously sponsoring this worth-
while event.” said NMMA president
Tom Dammrich. This wonderful op-
portunity for attendees and exhibi-
tors to learn about the top legislative
and regulatory issues that the boat-
ing industry faces including ethanol
and Renewable Fuel Standards, tax
policies, protecting boater access
and more.” Guests will be invited to
network with peers while learning
how to get involved in helping the
boating industry. .
About IBEX: Owned and produced by
Professional Boatbuilder magazine
and the National Mariner Manufac-
turers Association (NMMA), IBEX is
the marine industry’s largest techni-
cal trade event. For boatbuilders,
marine industry dealers, aftermarket
suppliers and buyers, designers, re-
pairers, surveyors, and boatyard/
marine operators. IBEX is where bet-
ter boats begin. For the latest infor-
mation, visit
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