Spradling International Marine invited me back to their annual expo at IBEX, the International Boatbulders Exhibition and Conference held at the Tampa Convention Center. They were once again looking for photo coverage of their cocktail reception at Marriott Waterside and a few quick photographs of their booth at the expo. It was an easy walk from one to the other as the Tampa Convention Center and the Marriott Hotel are literally next door to each other.
When they contacted me, they said they were not going to have any special guest like they did last year – Uncle Sim but they would still have a theme. This year it was vintage nautical. It was nice being invited back and working with same team as I did last year. The evening was great for all of the attendees from Spradling and their vendors and friends and the Florida weather was great. It was a great event to cover and I hope to see them for the 3rd time next in 2018.