New and unique all-industry networking event announced for IBEX 2012
September 12, 2012
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All Attendees and Exhibitors Invited to the “IBEX Bourbon Experience” During the Last Hour of the Show on Wednesday, Oct 3
LOUISVILLE, KY – Sept. 12, 2012 – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) is partnering with two well-known Louisville-based distilleries to stage the first-ever “IBEX Bourbon Experience” All-Industry Party during the last hour of the show on Wednesday evening, Oct. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Bourbon bars will be set up at strategic locations throughout the IBEX exhibit hall. Attendees can sample a variety of bourbon for only 50 cents, and talk with bourbon experts from Wild Turkey and Brown & Forman, two well-known national bourbon distilleries who will be on hand to share their knowledge of the bourbon-making craft at each location.
“The IBEX Bourbon Experience celebrates our connection with Louisville, and it’s well-known ‘Bourbon Trail’,” said Carl Cramer, IBEX co-director and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine. “A party in the exhibit hall during the last hour of the show is an excellent networking opportunity, and an IBEX tradition. This is just one of the networking events we have in store at this year’s IBEX. The Tuesday night Fourth Street LIVE outdoor concert and party will take place in the heart of Louisville’s premier entertainment and night-life district. And your IBEX badge is your ticket to discounts and special offers at scores of Louisville’s finest restaurants, night spots and attractions during the three days of the show.”
“IBEX has a well-earned reputation as the venue where the business of boating gets done, offering three full days of learning opportunities and meetings with boatbuilders, designers, marine suppliers, customers and distribution partners from all over the world,” Cramer added. “But it’s also a unique networking opportunity where you can meet and greet with the movers and shakers from all segments of the marine industry and enjoy a taste of Louisville’s famous southern hospitality at the same time.”
The IBEX Bourbon Experience is sponsored by the following exhibitors: American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), ASA Electronics, CCP Composites, Composites One, E-T-A Circuit Breakers, Jet Technologies Inc., Marinco, Mastervolt, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Professional BoatBuilder magazine, Syntec Industries LLC, Taylor Made Group, Volvo Penta and Webasto Product North America Inc.
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.