IBEX grows management team

Megan Davisson and Samantha Batson IBEX management team Megan Davisson (left) and Samantha Batson IBEX manage

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has added two new members to its management team: Samantha Batson as marketing manager and Megan Davisson as sales and projects manager.

IBEX — which hosts its annual event every October in Florida — says the addition of two team members will help it to move in a positive direction for years to come. The news comes after the show’s expansion in 2023.

Batson (pictured above right) has eight years of experience with different facets of the US marine and outdoor sectors. She most recently held the position of assistant marketing manager for Malibu Boats.

“I am very fortunate to have this opportunity to be a part of the IBEX team,” says Batson. “I look forward to helping create an inspiring year-round digital experience and a phenomenal in-person event for our exhibitors and attendees.”

Davisson (pictured above left) made her transition into the marine industry in 2021 after 12 years in beverage management. As an independent contractor, she managed several special projects for IBEX in 2022 and 2023, including enhancements of the VIP experience and coordination of special events. Most recently, Davisson has been assisting the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) with the Innovation Awards at IBEX, the Minneapolis Boat Show, and the Miami International Boat Show.

“I am thrilled to be joining IBEX on a permanent basis,” says Davisson. “In this new position, I look forward to returning to a sales role and working with exhibitors to build lasting relationships in the industry. I’m also very excited to work on expanding the special projects that I’ve been developing for the last two years.”

“As IBEX grows and our plans and initiatives expand, we made the decision to grow the IBEX team,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “I’m delighted to be able to add these two competent and experienced women to our group. Both Sam and Megan bring diverse careers and skills to the table, and we are excited to see them dive into their new roles and develop as industry professionals.”

IBEX is scheduled to return to the Tampa Convention Centre in Florida from 1 to 3 October 2024.

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