Become an IMX Exhibitor

Exhibiting at IMX means access to engaged and influential members of the inland and intercoastal marine commercial transportation industry. In previous years, 80% of attendees were decision-makers who had purchasing power.

Exhibit hall hours and free networking events will give you the opportunity to become part of the “brown water family” and make connections that stretch the full waterway system. Becoming an exhibitor will align your company with industry-leading brands and respected industry organizations.

Ready to get started? Email Susie Jensen at or call 513-304-1784.

Music City Center

IMX will return to Music City Center in Nashville in 2025. The tradeshow floor will include 93,000 square feet of open space dedicated to exhibitors. Booth sizes range from 10’ x 10’ to 20’ x 50’.

With such a large footprint, you’ll have the opportunity to demo your product with decision-makers and end-users. IMX isn’t limited to table skirts and business card raffles. Our attendees expect hands-on interaction with your product and brand.

Since the show’s inaugural year in 2013, exhibitor volume has doubled. The IMX team contracts with local top-tier convention service providers to ensure a smooth and successful trade show experience.

Who Attends IMX?

IMX is industry-wide but focuses on the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry. From CEOs and marine contractors to engineered and regulatory representatives, attendees represent a wide range of roles within the river industry.

In a recent survey of past attendees, over 60% selected the opportunity to visit tradeshow exhibitors as their top reason for attending IMX. Attendees represented over 530 businesses and organizations, including:

  • Barge and towboat owners and operators
  • Shallow draft ports and terminals, stevedoring firms
  • Fleeting and harbor service providers
  • Inland shipyards and repair facilities
  • Dredging companies and marine contractors
  • Engineers, divers, surveyors, consultants
  • Related government agencies

Who Produces The Show?

The Waterways Journal, Inc. has been connecting decision makers in the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry for more than 125 years, and no one is in a better position to provide you with a tradeshow to meet the specific needs of this critical region.

The Inland Marine Expo wouldn’t be possible without our marquee sponsors. Show sponsorship opportunities are available exclusively to exhibitors.

For more information about sponsorships, contact Emily Tintera at 314-805-1395 or at

Ready to get started? Contact Susie Jensen at or call 314-561-4706.