International Boating and Water Safety Summit
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
St. Petersburg, FloridaApril 23-26, 2017


The International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) staff and leadership considers the presence of the exhibitors an essential part of boating and water safety in that we can’t accomplish our work without the proper “tools” you introduce and provide to us at this conference. 

On behalf of the IBWSS team, thank you for exhibiting at the 2017 IBWSS in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Expo Point of Contact: 

Fred Messmann
Phone: (703) 789-2730 (Pacific Time)
Email: deputy@safeboatingcouncil.org 

Tentative Exhibit Calendar:

The 2017 IBWSS and Expo will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel, 333 1st St. S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701. 

Deadline for Exhibitor Registrations: March 24, 2017 (Hotel room rates and availability cannot be guaranteed after March 24, 2017). Expo may be at capacity after the March 24 deadline. 

Exhibitor Move In: Sunday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall: Sunday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Monday Morning Break: 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Monday Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monday Break: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday Morning Break: 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday Exhibitor Debriefing and Evaluations: 10:25 a.m.
Exhibitor Breakdown: Tuesday, April 25: 10:30 a.m.
Awards Luncheon: Wednesday, April 26: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Expo Show Benefits: 

Your registration fee includes the following: 

  • Exposure at the IBWSS Opening Reception
  • Your company/organization name in the IBWSS Program (if you are registered by March 24)
  • Your company/organization on www.IBWSS.org and mobile app
  • Increased visibility through Attendee “Bingo” Cards during Expo

Exhibit Fees/Booth Costs: 

We hope you will take advantage of this fantastic opportunity! Space is limited. Please reserve your space now at www.IBWSS.org. Members of NSBC, NWSC, and NASBLA receive a discount! Essentially, the cost of membership is offset with the member fee. 

For each* 10' x 8' booth (multiple booths are encouraged): 

$795.00 for For-Profit Members of NSBC, NASBLA, or the NWSC

  • Registration after March 24, 2017: $895.00
$650.00 for Non-Profit Members of NSBC, NASBLA, or NWSC
  • Registration after March 24, 2017: $750.00
$1,095.00 for Non-Members
  • Registration after March 24, 2017: $1,195.00

*includes one registration; each additional exhibitor rep, $295. 

Assignment of Space: 

Whenever possible, exhibit booth assignments will be based on preferences, as indicated on the “Contracts for Exhibits Space.” Other considerations include: sponsorship, receipt date of contract and payment, applicant’s IBWSS exhibit history, and proximity of competitive organizations. The IBWSS Advisory Committee, working with the Conference Expo Coordinator, will determine assignments in the best interest of the Expo. 

Exhibitor Service Kits: 

Our official Exhibitor Services Contractor will be “Exhibit Services”. You will use Exhibit Services to ship, receive and return your Expo materials. The kit includes information regarding a list of services, along with prices, shipping specifics, and fees.

www.exhibitservices.net Username: IBWSS2017 (all caps no spaces), Password: 2017

On-Water Slips and Parking for Trailerable Displays/Boats Available: 

Please contact deputy@safeboatingcouncil.org if you need logistics for any water event or if you want to have a trailerable display. There are no on-water slips available at this location. 

Click below to begin the Exhibit Registration process.