Additional changes made to 2021 NMMA boat show schedule

January 14, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) says it is canceling this year’s Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show and Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, and it is postponing the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show to April 7-11, 2021, which was originally scheduled Feb. 24-28. The Association announced in the fall the cancelation of nine of …

Schedule announced for January 28 session of MFA Virtual Series

January 7, 2021

The schedule is now available for the January 28 session of the free three-part Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series online event occurring Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and March 18. Each two-hour session is focused on bringing the industry together through face-to-face video networking, insightful educational sessions, vendor spotlights, video shop tours, MFA awards presentations, …

Call for IFAI Expo 2021 speakers, topic ideas

January 5, 2021

IFAI Expo 2021 organizers are looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers for Expo 2021, which will be held Nov. 1–4, 2021, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Expo organizers are looking for speakers and topic ideas for 50-minute classroom education sessions and 25-minute campfire education sessions. Submissions are being accepted for …

Industry Events

January 1, 2021

Jan 28, Feb. 18, March 18, 2021MFA Virtual Series Free to members, online two-hour education sessionsmarine.ifai.com/virtualseries Feb. 18–19, 2021MFA Marine Workshop 2021 On-site, co-located with Fabricators Conference and ShowcaseSheraton Jacksonville HotelJacksonville, Fla.www.marine.ifai.com/marine-workshops/jacksonville Mar. 3–5, 2021Women in Textiles Summit 2021Chateau Elan Winery & Resort Braselton, Ga.www.ifai.com/women Feb. 24–28, 2021Atlantic City Boat ShowAtlantic City Convention CenterAtlantic City, N.J.www.acboatshow.com Mar. 25–28, …

MFA Virtual Series features free education and networking

December 31, 2020

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series is a free three-part online event occurring Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and March 18. Each two-hour session is focused on bringing the industry together through face-to-face video networking, insightful educational sessions, vendor spotlights, video shop tours, MFA awards presentations, giveaways and more. Discussion topics include how to prepare …

IBEX 2021 call for proposals

December 29, 2020

The IBEX 2021 Call for Proposals is now open, and the annual conference is seeking input from the industry on technical seminars, special sessions and exhibitor-hosted Tech Talks. The deadline for submissions is February 01, 2021. IBEX does not allow product or service promotion in the technical seminars. The IBEX team relies on feedback from …

Lost Paddle Media acquires four outdoor rec shows

December 17, 2020

Unrelated to the pandemic, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) formally announced an agreement to transfer ownership of the Kansas City Boat & Sportshow, Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, World Fishing & Outdoor Expo and Saltwater Fishing Expo to Sportshows LLC, a division of Lost Paddle Media. Lost Paddle is an experiential media company …

New MFA Virtual Series features free education and networking

December 11, 2020

The just-announced Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series is a free three-part online event occurring Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and March 18. Each two-hour session is focused on bringing the industry together through face-to-face video networking, insightful educational sessions, vendor spotlights, video shop tours, MFA awards presentations, giveaways and more. Discussion topics include how to …

Registration open for MFA Marine Workshop 2021

November 27, 2020

Registration is now open for The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Marine Workshop being held Feb. 18–19, 2021, at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. Co-located with the Fabricators Conference and Showcase, the MFA Marine Workshop 2021 offers hands-on training and marine fabrication education, networking opportunities with like-minded business owners, and opportunities to solve manufacturing …

Registration now open for ABYC’s virtual Standards Week

November 26, 2020

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, announced that registration is now open for its 12th annual Standards Week – Virtual & Extended, held Jan. 5-28, 2021. What has usually taken place over a week of day-long …