Organizers announced that the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference will be held in person Sept. 28-30 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida.
“The IBEX team and over 550 exhibitors are excited to return to an in-person event this year to celebrate 30 years of IBEX,” show director Anne Dunbar said in a statement. “The opportunity to see innovative new products and advancements in marine technology … in addition to the critical face-to-face meetings, technical education seminars and impromptu networking, are all vital to the future of our industry.”
The show will include three exhibition halls and outdoor displays, as well as in-water demos. The Tampa Convention Center and the IBEX management team will follow CDC guidelines in place at the time of the show.
“We have been working with the city of Tampa and the convention center staff to provide a safe environment for all exhibitors and visitors,” Dunbar said.
The Tampa Convention Center achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s STAR accreditation and has implemented stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfecting and infectious-disease prevention.
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The preshow IBEX Education Conference will take place Sept. 27. Technical training will continue in the seminar series each day of the show.
Registration will open in late June.