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Slovenian marine industry suppliers showcased in Florida

Tampa, 30 September (STA) - Nine Slovenian companies will be showcased at the International Boat Builders Exhibition (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida this week at what is the largest technical marine event in North America.

Running between Tuesday and Thursday, IBEX will feature 700 exhibitors from 24 countries. The Slovenian providers will be presented in one of the five national pavilions.

The showcase, sponsored by Spirit, the public agency for entrepreneurship, internationalization, foreign investments and technology, features the companies GS, IRM, LXNAV, P Team, Roto, Sandiline, Sentinel Labs, Simarine and Spinaker.

"Their innovative and high-quality solutions place Slovenian providers of products and services for the nautical industry among the world's leaders, which is testified by the many international awards," said Spirit in a press release.

IBEX, running for the 29th year, provides a business platform for all companies that want to make it into the US market of recreational nautical industry. Last year the event drew 4,300 visitors.

"The show offers an excellent opportunity to promote and showcase new products and technologies, enter the system of original equipment manufacturers for the nautical industry, establish and boost new contacts and learn about new trends in the industry," Spirit said.

This is the first time that the agency has organised the joint presentation at the show, but it has organised joint presentations for six years at the METS show in Amsterdam, the world's largest nautical equipment and marine industry show.

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