METSTRADE 2021 plans taking shape

April 16, 2021

With in-person events expected to go ahead later this year, METSTRADE 2021 will return with an in-person event November 16-18 in Amsterdam. The METSTRADE show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. Organized by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry …

International Boating & Water Safety Summit to be held virtually, May 17-19

April 14, 2021

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS), May 17-19. In its 24th year, IBWSS will explore “Partnerships for Progress”–a close look at how recreational boating and water safety communities collaborate to save lives around the world. Participate in daily sessions from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, …

2022 MFA Conference call for speakers, shop tour locations

April 13, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are looking for speakers and shop tour locations. Speaker proposals must be free of commercial content, and conference organizers are especially interested in educational sessions that provide hands-on demonstrations covering topics …

IBEX plans for in-person event

March 30, 2021

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) returns to the Tampa Convention Center Sept. 28-30, 2021. Organizers are planning for a safe in-person event, which will offer attendees access to more than 700+ exhibits in the exhibit halls, outdoor display space and on the IBEX Docks. Registration will open soon. More details to come.

MFA Virtual Series finishes strong with technology education and networking

March 23, 2021

The three-part Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series wrapped up successfully on March 18 averaging nearly 90 participants for each of the three two-hour sessions from around the U.S., Australia, England, the Netherlands and other countries. The final session featured a presentation on “Next Generation Technology” by Darren Arthur, MFC, Nautilux Custom Canvas, Hazlitt, N.J. …

Registration opens for ABYC Foundation’s Educator Training Conference

March 18, 2021

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation’s second Educator Training Conference will be held July 20-22, 2021, in a virtual format. The “train-the-trainer” event is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching, or are thinking about teaching marine service in their schools, as well as boating industry leaders …

Last MFA Virtual Series session is March 18

March 16, 2021

The final session in the MFA Virtual Series will take place Thursday, March 18, and will include a presentation by Darren Arthur, Nautilux Custom Canvas, on “Next Generation Technology.” The session will include more giveaways, a virtual tour of Marine Tops Unlimited, networking, and exhibitor spotlights. It will take place from 3–5 pm EST, and …

Last MFA Virtual Series session is March 18

March 9, 2021

The final session in the MFA Virtual Series will take place March 18 and will include a presentation by Darren Arthur, Nautilux Custom Canvas, on “Next Generation Technology.” The session will include more giveaways, exhibitor spotlights, shop tours, networking, and Tools, Tricks and Tips submitted by fabricators. It will take place from 3–5 pm EST, …

Industry Events

March 1, 2021

March 18, 2021MFA Virtual Series Free to members, online two-hour education sessionmarine.ifai.com/virtualseries April 7–11, 2021Atlantic City Boat ShowAtlantic City Convention CenterAtlantic City, N.J.www.acboatshow.com Sept. 10–12, 2021Tampa Boat ShowTampa Convention CenterTampa, Fla.www.tampaboatshow.com Sept. 23–26, 2021Norwalk Boat ShowNorwalk Cove MarinaNorwalk, Conn.www.boatshownorwalk.com Nov. 2–4, 2021IFAI Expo 2021Music City Center Nashville, Tenn.www.ifaiexpo.com Jan. 13–15, 2022MFA Conference 2022 Wild Dunes, Charleston’s Island ResortIsle …

Women in Textiles Virtual Summit speaker line-up announced

February 25, 2021

The Women in Textiles Virtual Summit taking place the afternoon of Thursday, March 4, and the morning of Friday, March 5 has announced its speaker line-up for the event. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women and men through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important …