SAN DIEGO – IPC will push its signature trade show back two months to March due to ongoing concerns with Covid-19.

The show will now be held Mar. 6-11, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center. This will be an in-person event with options for virtual exhibition.

“We didn’t consider the decision to move Apex Expo to March lightly,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “When events staff became aware of open dates in March at the convention center, we reached out to exhibitors and prospective attendees and asked for their input. Feedback from those we surveyed indicated a strong desire for a rescheduled in-person event as opposed to a virtual one.

“IPC will implement several infection control and prevention guidelines for IPC Apex Expo 2021, including social distancing protocols, face mask requirements and daily temperature checks and other screening measures. We will ensure our plans follow the recommendations of public health experts and standards set by the federal, state and local governments. And, as safety guidelines and measures evolve, we will communicate these details as soon as they become available.”

In addition to IPC’s safety protocols, the San Diego Convention Center will implement a program of stringent processes for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.

Registration will open in early October. For more information, visit

PCB West Virtual 2020 has more than 125 hours’ worth of technical sessions on printed circuit design and manufacturing available through Oct. 12. 


Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedInPrint Article