American Boat & Yacht Council and Safety Colleagues Co-Host Compliance & Standards Coffee at IBEX

Brooklin, ME— September 5, 2013— The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) invites all 2013 IBEX exhibitors to Compliance and Standards Coffee on Wednesday, September 18 from 8 – 10 a.m. to network with compliance experts while enjoying free coffee and pastries.

Compliance leaders will be on hand to talk about topics such as the Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft Supplement 53 that was released in July 2013, CE and ISO compliance, and much more!

“This is a perfect time to pick the minds of those who work in standards, regulations and compliance,” said John Adey, ABYC President. “One of the hot topics this year has been news around tri-fuel testing and stability research so those conversations will be raised.”

When: Wednesday, September 18, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Compliance Pavilion on the IBEX Show floor
What: FREE Coffee and Pastries
Why: FOR EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES to learn about new compliance rules and regulations, and speak directly with leading experts.

“The IBEX Compliance and Standards Coffee is a unique networking opportunity for exhibitors and attendees,” said Kate Holden, IBEX Marketing Director. “In its third year now, this event has become very popular due to the invaluable conversations and information that is exchanged over coffee.”

Compliance and Standards Coffee begins one hour before the show opens to allow exhibitors more personal attention and meaningful conversations without interrupting booth business. The free refreshments will extend until 10 a.m. for show attendees who are interested in spending some time with compliance experts.

Co-hosts for this year’s Compliance and Standards Coffee include American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), HPi Verifications Services Ltd., International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI), Ken Cook Company, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and

About IBEX
Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is where the business of boating gets done. For the latest information, visit

About Professional BoatBuilder Magazine
Professional BoatBuilder, a boatbuilding industry trade magazine, was first published in 1989 in response to a growing need for a dedicated forum for boatbuilding related professionals. The magazine’s worldwide readership exceeds 24,000. Professional BoatBuilder is online at

About NMMA
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association for the North American recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters in North America. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. Learn more at

About American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA)

Founded in 1943, ABBRA is a national marine trade organization that represents, is dedicated to, and seeks to strengthen and encourage professionalism in the boat building, marine service, and boat repair industry.