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.
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
Waves of Hope is a coalition of families and friends working to prevent boating and water tragedies. More to come at www.wavesofhopeboating.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , FELLmarine.com
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: www.freeSUP.org.
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.
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 www.NASBLA.org.
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 www.SafeBoatingCouncil.org.
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 www.watersafetycongress.org.
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 www.onwaterstandards.org.
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 www.rolyanbuoys.com.
Safety Beans: Booth 26
Contact: Fabio Chiussi
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 www.safetybeans.com.
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 www.seascout.org.
TUFFBOUY: Booth 3
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 www.Tuffbuoy.com 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 americaswaterwaywatch.uscg.mil.
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
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.