Attendees, exhibitors, speakers, instructors, staff and all convention center contractors attending/working at IPC APEX EXPO 2022, to be held in-person January 22-27 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, will be required to present either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (NCT) within 72 hours of arrival to enter the event.

“The safety, security and health of those experiencing IPC APEX EXPO is our top priority,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “IPC APEX EXPO is a large, indoor event with several thousand attendees expected, increasing the risk of transmission. To mitigate that risk, we will follow the guidelines set by the California Department of Public Health, requiring vaccine verification or negative testing to ‘indoor mega events’ involving 1,000 or more participants. IPC will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and may update protocols as we get closer to the event.” 

IPC APEX EXPO is the largest North American event for the electronics manufacturing industry, drawing approximately 9,000 attendees from 45 countries. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 educational opportunities, network with hundreds of exhibitors and network with peers and industry leaders from across the world. Registration for the 2022 event will be live by September 17, 2021.

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