See all exhibitors from the 2018 IBWSS below. A huge thank you to all of the exhibitors for your support of this conference from the NSBC, NWSC, and NASBLA!

American Canoe Association: Booth 1

Contact: Chris Stec
Tel: (540) 907-4460

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

Autotether: Booth 4

Contact: Ed Sztuka
Tel: (678) 787-1540

Autotether is the leader in wireless engine cut-off, man-overboard alert systems.  The Autotether™ system requires no installation and is used by recreational boaters, sport fisherman and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Boat Ed: Booth 12

Contact: Mitch Strobl
14086 Proton Road
Dallas, TX 75244
Tel: (214) 437-9900

Kalkomey, and Fresh Air Educators, are North America’s leading provider of recreational safety education. Kalkomey produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety education since 1995. Kalkomey offers safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile operation.

Brunswick Commercial and Government Products: Booth 19

Contact: Jeff Hubert and Dana White
Tel: (321) 474-9662
Emails: and

We’ve been in the business of building boats for commercial and military applications for more than fifty years. From our beginnings as an arm of the legendary Boston Whaler brand to now – part of Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world – we’ve focused exclusively on building the toughest boats for the toughest jobs. At Brunswick CGP, you’ll work with people who have been in your shoes – experienced professionals who know what needs to go into a boat so you get the most out of it. Whether you are in the market for an unsinkable fiberglass boat, a rigid inflatable or even an aluminum workboat, we have the platforms to support your mission.

Waves of Hope: Booth 5

Contacts: Yvonne Pentz, NSBC, and Dana Gage, The LV Project

Tel: (440) 670 -1294
Emails: and

Waves of Hope is a coalition of families and friends working to prevent boating and water tragedies. More to come at

FELL Marine: Booth 18

Contact: Paul Petani
Tel: (615) 337-9103

FELL Marine is the leader in developing wireless technology for the Marine Industry. Our MOB+ wireless man overboard system is rapidly being adopted by law enforcement agencies around the world due to our quality, reliability, and support.” Sales Contact ,

Fireboy-Xintex LLC: Booth 9

Contact: Keith Larson

Fireboy-Xintex provides a variety of reliable, trouble-free fire detection, fire suppression and gas detection products.

FLIR: Booth 16

Contact: Nicole Wilkinson
Phone: (603) 324-7973

FLIR provides superpower vision, helping people around the world save lives, protect the environment, and enhance productivity. We’re building more than innovative technologies; we’re striving to build a more sustainable, more efficient, safer future.

FreeSUP So Cal: Booth 25

Contact: Matt Holder
P.O. Box 9301
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Tel: (949) 375-0154

FreeSUP So Cal is formed to promote the safety and general advancement of the sport and recreation of stand up paddle boarding in navigable waterways:

2019 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (Jacksonville, FL): Booth 24

Contact: Mike Fields
Tel: (859) 225-9487

The International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) is the premier event for training, awareness, meeting and networking for anyone involved in boating and water safety.

Save the date and pick up information for the next IBWSS in Lexington, Kentucky, March 4 – 7, 2018.

Life Jackets Worn… Nobody Mourns: Booth 2
National Water Safety Campaign

Contact: Pam Doty
Tel: (817) 886-1727

The Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns campaign products provoke adults to wear life jackets and are just what you need to help save more lives on our Nation’s waterways

Mustang Survival: Booth 17

Contact: Steve Chambers
Tel: (360) 961-8807

Mustang Survival is the leading supplier of quality flotation and personal protective equipment to the most demanding maritime and aviation customers including Coast Guard, Law Enforcement, Water Rescue Teams, Fighter Pilots, Commercial and Recreational boaters.

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators: Booth 21

Contact: Hannah Helsby
1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40511
Tel: (859) 225-9487

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is a national nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories. Learn more at





National Safe Boating Council: Booth 6

Contact: Peg Phillips
9500 Technology Drive, Suite 104
Manassas, VA 20110
Tel: (703) 361-4294

The National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach and training. Please stop by our booth or visit

National Water Safety Congress: Booth 23

Contact: Mike Fields
PO Box 4132
Frankfort, KY 40604
Tel: (502) 352-8771

The mission of the National Water Safety Congress is to promote water safety education and professional development to prevent drownings and water-related incidents. Learn more at

National On-Water Standards (NOWS): Booths 13, 14, 15

Contact: Joanne Dorval
1500 K Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: (202) 638-2788

The mission of the National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program is to advance the overall level of quality, availability and consistency of On-Water, skills-based instruction in recreational boat operation through the development, integration and application of On-Water Standards within the US Coast Guard’s National System of Standards for Recreational Boat Operation. Learn more at

Rolyan Buoys: Booth 20

Contact: Crystal Duncan
W68 N158 Evergreen Boulevard
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Tel: (330) 630-8594

Since 1969, Rolyan Buoys has supported safer boating by designing and manufacturing buoys and floats that meet State and Federal boating regulations. Stop by our booth or visit

Safety Beans: Booth 26


Contact: Fabio Chiussi
Tel: 206-480-9390

Safety Beans are the only wearable safety tracking devices that work anywhere – in Water, indoor, in the woods, in rugged terrain and anyhwhere in between. Learn more at

Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America: Booth 10

Contact: Keith Christopher
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, TX 75038
Tel: (972) 580-7810

Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America: The Sea Scouts provides nautical programs for youth ages 14 to 21. Boating and water safety programs include in, on, around, and under the water activities. Learn more at


Contact: Paul Meeks
Phone: (800) 899-2977

TUFFBUOY is your cost effective solution for quality regulatory buoys, safety floats, can buoys, marine lighting and hardware.  Visit us at or call (800) 899-2977.

USCG America’s Waterway Watch: Booth 22

Contact: Mary Larsen
4621 S. Hope Spring Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Tel: (404) 731 7658

America’s Waterway Watch enlists the assistance of those who recreate, live or work on our waterways asking them to be alert to anything suspicious. A hotline number permits anonymous reports. Learn more at

United States Power Squadrons: Booth 7

Contact: George Hallenbeck
Tel: (203) 348-7121

The United States Power Squadrons added a descriptor name in early 2017, America’s Boating Club, which better describes that we do education, fun, and volunteerism. Come try your hand and learn about our newest release of software with a number of major enhancements for the Virtual Trainer.

Water Sports Industry Association: Booth 11

Contacts: Larry Meddock and Kevin Michael
Tel: (407) 620-7992
Emails:  and

On a mission to promote and protect towed water sports, WSIA is the industry’s leading advocate who develops best practices, maintains waterway access, educates participants, promotes safety and facilitates sustainable industry growth.

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