Norwalk Boat Show reports strong attendance

October 6, 2021  |  Events, Other Events

The 2021 Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, which ran Sept. 23-26, marked the return of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in-person boat and sport shows—and came back strong, according to the NMMA website. Attendance reached 12,976, which is up 1 percent compared to 2019. …
IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021  |  IFAI news

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. In light of the announcement, IFAI is also offering members a 25% discount on any IFAI Expo registration type to attend the show and learn more about the new benefit.  Use the c…
IBEX in-person attendance strong

October 5, 2021  |  Events, Other Events

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that attendance exceeded expectations with the return of an in-person event, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. IBEX saw more than 560 exhibitors, including 80 new exhibiting companies,…
ExactFlat offers digital patterning webinar

October 5, 2021  |  Events, Webinars

Digital software company ExactFlat will present a webinar for custom canvas fabricators on how to make better patterns faster using the Prodim Proliner, Rhino 3D and ExactFlat. The webinar will take place on Thursday Oct. 7, 2021, at 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. It will cover the three main phases of the full …
Upcoming IFAI webinars include fabric cleaning and effective marketing

October 4, 2021  |  Events, IFAI Events, Webinars

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is presenting the webinar “Cleaning Awnings and Other Outdoor Fabrics” on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. Speaker Scott Massey, president of Awning Cleaning Industries and APCO Products, will discuss whether to add cleaning awnings to …
Free IFAI webinar about choosing the right marine fabric

September 30, 2021  |  Events, IFAI Events, Webinars

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is presenting the free Sunbrella-sponsored webinar “How to Choose the Right Marine Fabric” on Wednesday Oct. 6, at 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. The webinar will discuss how delivering high-quality and lasting results starts with selecting the right fabric…
Registration opens for ABYC 2022 Standards Week

September 30, 2021  |  Events, Other Events

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has opened registration for Standards Week, January 10-14, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Throughout the week,…
Women in the marine industry panel part of ELEVATE summit

September 29, 2021  |  Events, Other Events

The “Women and the Marine Industry” panel at the Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit being held Nov. 8-10 in Atlanta will include several influential women. The November 9 panel will provide personal and professional insight facilitated by moderator Angela Pilkington, executive vice president and ch…
IBEX 2021 schedule of events

September 27, 2021  |  Events, Other Events

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) runs through Thursday, September 30 in Tampa, Fla. The show includes a number of networking and special events for industry professionals to connect during its 30th anniversary celebration. The IBEX daily schedule can be found at www…
Registration opens for ABYC/USCG risk mitigation conference

September 24, 2021  |  Events, Other Events

Registration is now open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The first in a new series of free one-day events dedicated to mitigating the ris…