NMMA - National Marine Manufacturers Association

09/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/12/2019 00:15

IBEX Innovation Awards Program Receives Record Number of Entries

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), received 104 entries from more than 80 companies, the most submitted in the program's history. The IBEX Innovation Awards honor product development and the manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the recreational marine industry to market. Volunteer members of BWI (including editors, staff and freelance writers) bring a thorough working knowledge of boats and boating products, as well as general marine expertise, to the judging process.

Innovation Awards are presented at the Progressive®Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show®(MBS), the Progressive®Insurance Miami International Boat Show™ (MIBS) and the International Boat Builders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).

According to the IBEX release, this unprecedented collection of new product entries will be displayed at IBEX along Innovation Way, located on the 2nd floor in the Rotunda at the Tampa Convention Center throughout the Show. The IBEX Innovation Awards will be presented during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel.

Full award program details, winner history, entry requirements can be reviewed at A list of entrants can be found in the 2019 IBEX Show Directory & Buyers' Guide, click here. For questions about the program, contact Rachel Harmon [email protected].

Tickets for the IBEX Industry Breakfast and Innovation Awards ceremony are still available and are $40 per person. Innovation Way is available for viewing during IBEX and show registration is required. To register for IBEX, visit

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