The BOCA Board of Directors has announced that its organization's expo and conference, scheduled to begin on Sunday in Cincinnati, will be held even though ICBO recently decided to withdraw.
ICBO decided to pull out. They have rescheduled their conference to be a joint conference with SBCCI the last week of October in Greensboro, N.C.
In making this decision, the Board considered the potential exposure and risk to the assembled members, the viability of the transportation systems, and the need to respect those who have suffered and will suffer as a result of the events earlier this week.
For BOCA, making the decision to not cancel the expo and conference was not easy. The views are mixed on the appropriate gesture to respect the losses experienced this week. Continuation of the conference is a symbolic gesture demonstrating that America survived this horrific, terrorist attack. The society's hope is that all Americans can return to business as usual, as best they can, even under these trying circumstances.
The BOCA Conference and Expo, and all ICC activities will begin as scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 16. More than 100 exhibitors are expected to display their products and services from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. An exhibitor reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. The Expo will be open from 7 a.m.-noon on Sept. 17. Exhibitors represent national manufacturers, service companies, government agencies and trade associations.
The trade show exposition, ICC International Code Final Action Hearings, and professional development training for code enforcement officials and design and construction professionals highlight the BOCA 2001 Conference.
Exhibitors who decide not to participate in the expo may request a refund by contacting Greg West, Expo Manager, ICBO, 5360 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601-2298; phone 800/423-6587, ext. 3267; fax 562/699-9721; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.