IBEX Plans Return to Tampa

Tampa Ibex Show

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference is planning to return to an in-person event for its September 28-30 show, the organization announced.

The Tampa (Florida) Convention Center, on Tampa’s Riverwalk, will again host the show. Over recent months, the center has implemented its TCC Ready campaign to ensure all events are held in the safest and most responsible manner.

Ibex Tampa show

Exhibitors and attendees can expect such safety measures as health screenings, social distancing markers, restroom attendants, increased customer service attendants throughout the facility, new food and beverage protocols and more.

The convention center also achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation, indicating it has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious-disease prevention.


The center was recently renovated and launched a $38 million expansion program, including new waterfront meeting rooms and flexible space on the trade-show floor.

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