Organizers of the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades are planning a return to an in-person format this year. ICAST is scheduled for July 20-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Last year, ICAST was a virtual event.
“While the health, safety and security of exhibitors and attendees continues to be our top priority, we are all looking forward to getting back to business,” Glenn Hughes, president of the American Sportfishing Association, which produces the show, said in a statement. “Come July, we are confident that an in-person show, where we can reconnect with one another, will happen.”
Blake Swango, ASA trade show and membership vice president, added: “In early January, I traveled to Orlando to attend Surf Expo. I was very impressed with everything the OCCC team and our hotel partners were doing to implement health and safety protocols.”
Traditional elements of the ICAST show will return this year, and more than 300 exhibitors have been assigned booths, with more planned. “Our member exhibitors told me they want to be there,” Swango said.
Registration opens March 15. Click here for information.