Set to run from September 29 through October 1, the annual International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference is still a go according a press release from the organizers of the marine industry trade show. The IBEX decision-makers, according to the release, “are closely monitoring Florida’s Three Phases of Re-Opening Guidelines and the state’s progress.” They also are working with the Tampa Convention Center host venue and Visit Tampa Bay to “develop health and safety protocols to protect exhibitors, sponsors, and visitors.”
The annual IBEX event is among the most important trade shows in the marine industry. Photo courtesy/copyright CP Performance.
As new safety protocols are issued in the coming months, they will be announced in the coming months, and posted on the IBEX website.
“We are optimistic that by September the state of Florida will be open for large events to take place and that public confidence will have been restored and IBEX will open on schedule,” said Anne Dunbar, the director of the show, in the release. “We will continue to monitor announcements by local government officials and the guidelines of the CDC.
“If we are required to alter the format of IBEX—we will make an announcement accordingly,” she continued. “It is our hope, that IBEX will spark much needed business for the marine industry and be the beginning of a strong recovery season for us all.”