Yes! Although we won’t have a physical show in Orlando, we are committed to keeping all of us connected as a global community this July. We look forward to producing ICAST 2020 Online, our version of a virtual trade show, that will provide a variety of tools and a wealth of information that you’ve come to expect from us.
The health and safety of our exhibitors, members, staff and all our show attendees were our top priorities. In April, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASA’s board of directors made the decision to cancel the physical ICAST Show that was scheduled for July 14 – 17, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
ICAST will return to Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center, July 20 – 23, 2021.
Yes! Exhibitors will still have the ability to upload their new products for viewing on ICAST 2020 Online. During ICAST week, registered buyers and media can then vote for the 30 Best of Category products, leading up to the overall Best of Show award.
If you already registered for the ICAST Show, you will automatically be registered for ICAST Online.
Since ICAST Online is now a fee-free show, we are refunding all registration fees. Hotels booked through Experient, our registration company, will automatically be canceled.
If you booked accommodations outside the official ICAST hotels, you will need to contact them directly to cancel reservations.
We recommend contacting your travel provider as many airlines are offering flexible refund options at this time due to COVID-19.
Yes, membership in your industry’s trade association is still required in order to participate in ICAST 2020 Online.
We have a wide range of virtual booth options for current and new exhibitors with more member exhibitors signing on each day. Please contact Trade Show and Membership VP Blake Swango with questions about exhibiting.
Yes, deposits can be applied to your virtual exhibit experience this year or be rolled over to your booth space for next year. Additionally, you can use this year’s payment to support ASA and Keep America Fishing. If you would like a refund, we can arrange that as well.
Yes, there will be multiple ways to showcase your products and make appointments with registered buyers and media through the ICAST 2020 Online portal. We will provide detailed instructions and guidance to make the most of your exhibition experience.
FOR REGISTERED ATTENDEES
If you attended ICAST 2017, 2018 and 2019 with a Buyer or Media Editorial badge, you will automatically be registered for ICAST 2020 Online and will be notified by email in early June. No further action is required on your part.
If you registered for ICAST 2020, you will be automatically registered for ICAST Online. If you paid a registration fee, your fee will be refunded to you by mid-June through Experient, our show registration partner.
ICAST Online is a fee-free show for all registration categories.
Yes, there will be ways to create an attendee profile, make appointments with exhibitors and interact with them via online events through the ICAST 2020 Online portal. We will provide detailed instructions and guidance to make the most of your attendee experience.