It was a very different IBEX from before for me. Few of the usual speakers attended, and I doubt if I recognized a half dozen people. I guess being in Kentucky I should have guessed so. Instead of sailboats and yachts, this was a bass-boat and pontoon event. It wasn’t always this way here though.
The big trend I noticed was fragmentation of vendors. It used to be for things like deck ports or core materials, there were only 3 or 4 vendors worth looking at. Now it is dozens. I will be updating the construction manual again to add the extra suppliers.