FEB 8-10, 2022
ORLANDO, FL

Health & Safety Protocols

Guidance related to large gatherings relative to COVID-19 (also referred to as SARS-CoV-2) and associated variants continues to change. What will remain constant is the commitment of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) to the health and safety of attendees and exhibitors at our shows.

Individuals that attend, exhibit or work at either show should anticipate that the following protocols (informed by current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and local Orlando health authorities) will be enforced:

  • Anyone that is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is strongly encouraged by show management to wear face masks when indoors at the Orange County Convention Center and other show related venues.
  • Anyone that is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required by show management to wear face masks when indoors at the Orange County Convention Center and other show related venues.

The Orange County Convention Center has established safety measures for visitors including cleaning and hand sanitizer stations throughout the center. More information is available here.

 We are continuously monitoring guidance from the CDC and local health authorities and reserve the right to adjust the shows’ health & safety protocols as relevant recommendations and tradeshow industry standards evolve.

The information on this page is current as of August 25, 2021. For questions, contact [email protected]

FAQs

Expo Hall

Will show attendees have to register for the specific day they are planning to attend to keep crowds down?

No, attendees will not register for access to the exhibit floor on specific days. All registration types will allow for access on all three show days.

Will booths be decreased in size to allow for wider aisles or two-way traffic down aisles, and/or will you set up one-way aisles?

Existing booths will not be redrawn or adjusted to allow for wider aisles or traffic flow management. A decision will be made this winter on whether one-way aisles will be implemented by IBS and the NKBA Kitchen and Bath Industry Show® (KBIS).

Do you anticipate that the allowed time for set up and dismantle will be lengthened, or affected in any way?

No, currently we do not foresee any changes to the set up and dismantle schedule. We are working closely with Freeman and will notify exhibitors of any changes.

What health and safety measures does the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) have in place?

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has received its Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the OCCC is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation. See this comprehensive outline of the OCCC’s efforts

Space Cancellation & Refunds

What is the refund deadline in the event that I no longer wish to exhibit?

If an exhibitor withdraws their application to exhibit prior to June 15, the amount of deposit paid by the exhibitor, less the nonrefundable portion of the deposit (25% of the total cost of the exhibit space), shall be returned. If an exhibitor withdraws their application to exhibit on or after June 15, the exhibitor shall forfeit all monies paid. Requests to withdraw must be submitted via email to [email protected].

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

Will food and beverages be available for purchase in the OCCC?

Yes, there will be food and beverage options available for purchase throughout the convention center as well as menus for in-booth catering. Outside food and beverages continue to be prohibited.

Safety

Will face masks be mandatory at IBS 2022?

Individuals that attend, exhibit or work at either show should anticipate that the following protocols (informed by current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and local Orlando health authorities) will be enforced:

  • Anyone that is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is strongly encouraged by show management to wear facemasks when indoors at the Orange County Convention Center and other show related venues.
  • Anyone that is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required by show management to wear facemasks when indoors at the Orange County Convention Center and other show related venues.

How will social distancing standards be communicated?

All health and safety standards will be communicated through email, the IBS Mobile App, the Official IBS Show Guide and onsite signage.

Official Show Hotels

What are the health and safety protocols at my hotel?

Stay up to date on the health and safety protocols and COVID-19 precautions in place for the 2022 IBS Official Hotels in Orlando.

Additional questions? Please email [email protected].

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