Why Attend IMBC

IMBC is the best place to receive professional development, updates on current topics, issues and trends, and network with your peers. Highly informative seminars, exhibit hall with more than 140 booths, product demonstrations, and networking opportunities to make important connections make the event priceless and invaluable. Here are 4 reasons why IMBC is not to be missed:

  1. Value: IMBC is the leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically towards marina and boatyard managers, owners, and operators as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. The conference has over twenty five educational seminars presented by top industry professionals and well regarded speakers from other industries. IMBC also brings together over 120 of the industries vendors and suppliers. Things get done here! 


  2. Great minds DON’T think alike: You need new ideas, new solutions and new methods to thrive in the marina industry. The best way to get them is to interact with other marine industry professionals facing similar challenges.


  3. It’s all about your connections: If it’s not clear by now it should be; your network is the key to getting things done. Whether you’re looking for a new supplier, experienced experts, or someone with an “in”, you can be sure you’ll meet the right connection here.


  4. Prepare for the future: Get ready now for the future by being prepared to lead yourself and your organization to success. With live demonstrations and seminars, you will see the latest tools and knowledge that the marina industry have to offer.

If that's not enough, read below to see why other people continue to attend IMBC:

"Nothing comes close to IMBC and the AMI training received at the conference to keep marina professionals educated and on the leading edge of the boating industry." - Richard W. Golding, CMM, West Access Marina

"I found this conference to be exactly what it was billed as: A conference for marinas and boatyards to obtain important information on topics we must constantly consider." - Joe Springer, Lambs Yacht Center

"The show blew away our expectations." - Josh Smith, Beyond 2000 Software

"I am happy to be a part of IMBC as it is fun meeting new friends each year as well as renewing old friendships. The show provides great networking opportunities in a friendly business-like atmosphere." - Dibbon Joy, Richardsons' Maptech

"What a nice mix of professionals and business operators involved in keeping the marina and related industries strong. Very well organized and excellent speakers." - Marilyn Hett, Hillsborough County

"This is the best assembling of marina products and exhibitors, which makes this the best show for marina owners and service repair professionals to attend." - Martin McDonald, HDB Marine