To kick start the work of IBEC, the Global CLEAN Science and Innovation Summit was announced

The idea was to bring industry leaders such as IBM, 3M, and General Motors, corporate leaders such as Hilton, Marriott, and Coca-Cola, and experimental scientists and engineers from universities and national laboratories to discuss the topics of infectious agents and contamination of the built environment.

They would distinguish the current practices and already identified gaps in clean-up operations and human/ social system best practices to mitigate infectious agent exposure.

This summit would unfold over multiple days to foster in-depth discussion and grow understanding of the science, economic and social impact of the complex interactions of viral transmission in the built environment. To manage the costs associated with this event, IBEC submitted paperwork to Florida to incorporate a non-profit 501C-3, IBEC, Inc.