Industry Events

January 1, 2021  |  Events

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…
MFA Virtual Series features free education and networking

December 31, 2020  |  Events, Industry News

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 …
IBEX 2021 call for proposals

December 29, 2020  |  Events, Industry News

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 sem…
Lost Paddle Media acquires four outdoor rec shows

December 17, 2020  |  Events, Industry News

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…
New MFA Virtual Series features free education and networking

December 11, 2020  |  Events, Industry News

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 spotligh…
Registration open for MFA Marine Workshop 2021

November 27, 2020  |  Events, Events, Industry News, News

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 fabr…
Registration now open for ABYC’s virtual Standards Week

November 26, 2020  |  Events, Industry News, News

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. 5-2…
Free webinar discusses marine industry software tools

November 24, 2020  |  Events, IFAI news, Industry News, News, Shop Techniques

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is hosting a free webinar on Dec. 15, 2020, for IFAI members ($39 for non-members) discussing software specifically designed for marine fabricators. As the marine textile industry converts to mostly digital processes, this webinar will discuss …
Virtual METSTRADE 2020 Dec. 10

November 23, 2020  |  Events, Industry News, News

Although the physical METSTRADE 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, Amsterdam RAI, organizers of the event, are inviting the industry to participate in METSTRADE Connect 2020, taking place Dec.10, 2020. The event offers a new platform that will connect the leisure marine industry a…
2021 Marine Fabricators Conference cancelled

November 17, 2020  |  COVID-19, Events, Events, Industry News

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Board and Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) have announced that the 2021 Marine Fabricators Conference, which was to be held in New Orleans in January 2021, has been cancelled. The MFA Board and IFAI leadership staff made the decision to can…