ICAST 2020 Cancelled; Trade Show Will Go On As ‘Virtual Show’

OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow   04.20.20

The ASA held onto hope as long as they could, however given the ongoing stay-at-home orders, ICAST 2020 will be hosted virtually for the first time ever as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The biggest sportfishing trade show in the world, which was scheduled for July 14 – 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will instead be moved online to provide anglers the experience of the show floor from the safety of their laptops/mobile devices.

Here is the letter Glenn Hughes, President of ASA, sent out in wake of the show being cancelled:

“For more than 80 years, the American Sportfishing Association has created a legacy of working hard to ensure our industry’s future. Nowhere is this more evident than at ICAST, our industry’s trade show, where lasting friendships and business partnerships have been forged and fostered. However, given the ongoing stay-at-home orders and the desire to keep the health and safety of everyone in our recreational fishing family first in the decision-making process, 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.

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