IBEX 2019

Join us for several events at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition (IBEX) in Tampa, FL Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2019! WEST SYSTEM will be at booth 943. To learn more about IBEX, visit www.ibexshow.com.


West System at IBEX

Fiberglass Repair Workshop

IBEX Super Session

Every year, dozens of boat repair technicians, dealers, surveyors, insurance inspectors, and yard professionals travel to the Gougeon facility in Bay City, Michigan, for the Fiberglass Boat Repair Course. Now this course comes to you as an IBEX Super Session. Discover the best approaches to making long-lasting, cost-effective fiberglass boat repairs and develop a deeper understanding of modern boat construction. We’ll cover basic repair techniques with epoxy, fastener bonding, composite technology, composite repair, fairing, gelcoat blisters, advanced composites, and more. Get a clearer understanding of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy’s handling, uses, and physical properties, and tap into the wealth of structural marine repair expertise the Gougeon staff has gained from years of working closely with boat builders, repair professionals, and engineers. After the course, you’ll take home a binder containing educational information as well as our Fiberglass Boat Repair & Maintenance and Wooden Boat Restoration & Repair manuals.

Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Speakers: Jeff Wright, Don Gutzmer

Location: Tampa Convention Center

Session #SS7

Fee: $149, lunch included

Details at ibexshow.com/supersessions. Session SS7



West System at IBEX

How to Finish WEST SYSTEM Epoxy Repair w/Gelcoat

IBEX Tech Talk Workshop

Learn how to apply polyester gelcoat over WEST SYSTEM Epoxy repairs on fiberglass boats. We’ll cover best practices for epoxy cure, effective fairing, surface prep, and gelcoat applications.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presenter: Don Gutzmer

Workshop Number: WK 04

Location: Third Floor Exhibit Hall


Details at ibexshow.com/techtalks/



What You Need to Bring FRP Repair into Your Shop

IBEX Educational Seminar

Track: Composite Methods & Materials

Many smaller marinas and boat repair businesses subcontract or avoid fiberglass repair work. This session will review the basics of preparing your shop and staff for FRP repair work. Both projects that well suited for a small yard and ones that are not will be reviewed along with advice on estimating costs. Topics will also include tools and equipment, basic materials, training, and estimating. Final finishing will also be discussed and when this is practical to bring in house.

Note: This seminar is not brand-specific.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Speakers: Jeff Wright, John Fitzgerald & Boyd Seigel

Session #302

Location: Room 9

Details at ibexshow.com/education/

IBEX Educational Packages & Pricing



IBEX GBI cocktail party

IBEX All-Industry Happy Hour

Special Event

Sponsored by Gougeon Brothers, Inc., manufacturer of WEST SYSTEM & PRO-SET Epoxies, a fun event in celebration of their 50th Anniversary in business.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: All Exhibit Halls