Travel and Logistics Info for METALCON 2021

With less than 14 days to go, METALCON is back and better than ever! There is no better place for the number one tradeshow in metal design and construction to meet in than the home of the number one NFL football team – TAMPA! It’s not too late to make your plans to attend. Read on for all of the show details you need to know for a safe and successful tradeshow experience.

WHAT: METALCON 2021

WHEN: October 6 – 8, 2021 (pre-show workshops take place on Tuesday, October 5)

WHERE: Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida

TAMPA FACTS AND HOW TO GET THERE

Tampa is part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the “Tampa Bay Area” which has an approximate population of 3 .1 million. It is located on the west coast of Florida with an average annual temperature of 73.1 degrees. Tampa International Airport serves over 21 million passengers a year and provides domestic and international access to Florida’s West Coast with over 90 nonstop destinations and 260 daily departures,. Alternatively, the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is approximately 15 minutes away from Tampa in nearby Clearwater, Florida. Tampa is also easily accessible by car as it located just off Interstate 75 which crosses six states.

HOTEL INFORMATION

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to book your guaranteed hotel reservation through METALCON’s exclusive housing company, Globetrotter. Limited room availability left in one of the contracted hotels located in walking distance from the convention center. Should you choose to reserve accommodations on your own, please note that METALCON’s housing company will not be able to assist you on-site. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION TODAY.

EXCLUSIVE SHUTTLE DISCOUNT FOR METALCON ATTENDEES

Blue One Transportation is offering an exclusive 50% discount off their regular rates to METALCON attendees. Call on Blue One for all of your transportation needs. Exclusive discount is ONLY available by CLICKING HERE.

METALCON HEALTH & SAFETY MESSAGE

The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, partners and staff is, and will remain, our top priority. We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are committed to work with the city of Tampa and the Tampa Convention Center to follow best practices and recommendations from public health officials, as well as national, state, regional, and local authorities including the CDC. Currently, the CDC recommends being all individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated wear a mask, social distancing, cleaning hands, and masking regardless of vaccination status when you are in large gatherings. METALCON staff will be wearing masks and have extras available at the show entrance. Contactless registration will be available at the Convention Center as well as the four contracted hotels. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed all around the show floor and we recommend social distancing as much as possible. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STATEMENT.

TAMPA BAY CONVENTION CENTER HEALTH & SAFETY MESSAGE

Cleanliness procedures for the GBAC Star rated TCC: www.tampagov.net/tcc/home

Obtained the Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star, or GBAC Star.  The GBAC star is the cleaning industry’s highest standard and is given out by the ISSA, the world leading cleaning industry association. Cleaning standards for the GBAC Star include but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak infectious disease preparation and response.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN TAMPA?

Treasure awaits around every corner in Tampa Bay. Adventurers find year-round sunshine—perfect for exploring this waterside destination. Enjoy local attractions as Busch Gardens TampaThe Florida AquariumZooTampa and events at Amalie Arena. Golf. Paddleboard. Sail and eBoat. Shop urban-chic boutiques. Savor world-class cuisine. And more! The rich “Cigar City” history of Ybor City is just a streetcar ride from the downtown waterfront. Feel the warmth of the sun as you Unlock Tampa Bay. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SITE.

TAMPA BAY HOT DEALS

Tampa Bay’s amazing restaurants and attractions are offering exclusive deals, all valid through the end of 2021 unless it says otherwise in the restrictions. For all in-person deals, present this webpage on your phone or mention that it is a Visit Tampa Bay Hot Deal. Online codes are provided per individual deal. CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCOUNTS.


METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc. and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association. Check out the METALCON Digital Show Guide produced by Metal Construction News.

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