MIASF FLIBS News
By: MIASF Staff
Date posted: Sep 22, 2020 Tue
MIASF and Informa are very pleased that the 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will go on with support from government officials in both Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale. At a recent Broward County Commission meeting, commissioners provided clear direction to County Administrator Bertha Henry to approve the show.
In 2019, the show generated an economic impact of $1.3 billion to the state of Florida and more than 8,000 full-time jobs were associated with the show. FLIBS is an opportunity to jumpstart the local and state economy through direct sales, as well as hotel stays, transportation, dining, and recreation. Our land-based businesses benefit from the show just as much as our marine businesses. We are pleased our local officials continue to recognize the importance of this event and have given us their full support to move forward.
MIASF and Informa have devoted significant effort to safeguard participants of the show. Attendees can expect a contactless ticketing system, multiple new entrances, widened docks to widths up to 30 feet, thermo imaging systems for temperature checks, and high velocity sanitization systems with HEPA filters.
With the new AllSecure standards in place, FLIBS will follow the GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) standards for enhanced cleaning, including undergoing deep cleaning with disinfection each hour on all high touch points during show operating hours and after each day’s events.
Face coverings will be required by exhibitors and attendees. CDC signage will be posted throughout the show and in high traffic areas. Customer lines will be spaced out with visual markers every 6-feet, including at entrances, restrooms, and food and beverage stands, among others. Hygiene stations will also be installed throughout and safety ambassadors will assist with compliance.