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March 23, 2004

International Barrier Sponsors Homeland Defense and Security Investment Conference


Watkins, MN, Vancouver, BC, March 23, 2004 - International Barrier Technology Inc. ("Barrier") (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSX-V: IBH), a manufacturer and marketer of fire resistant building materials, has become an Official Sponsor of the Investment Opportunities in Homeland Defense and Security Conference to be held March 30, 2004 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The conference is being co-produced by Homeland Defense & Homeland Security Stocks and
Domestic Preparedness.

"This conference will highlight key trends and companies with an array of products and services intended to make America more secure. As a manufacturer of building materials that help protect people and property from fire, we support the initiatives of the Homeland Security Division for Emergency Preparedness and Response and are proud to sponsor this conference," noted Mike Huddy, Barrier's president.

The conference will feature key speakers from a cross section of small to large public companies that are positioned in the homeland defense and security sector. There will also be well-known industry experts providing the investment community with insights regarding sectors and technologies poised to benefit from the trends in homeland security.

Confirmed Industry Speakers:
Colonel John B. Alexander, Ph.D. - Author of "Future War" and a leading authority on non-lethal weapons who is credited with developing the modern concept of non-lethal defense.

Roger Cressey, Good Harbor Consulting, LLC. - Counter-terrorism expert.

Dan Inbar, Chairman and CTO of Homeland Security Research Corporation - The world's leading source for homeland security industry market and product research.

Jack Mallon, Senior Managing Director, Mallon Associates, and a division of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin (CEUT) - Investment banking and industry newsletter.

Click here for conference Details
Tuesday, March 30, 2004, National Press Club,
Washington, DC 20045

There is no charge for attendees. Investment bankers, analysts, stockbrokers, qualified investors and media can register at: http://domprep.com/conference_signup.lasso

About International Barrier Technology Inc.
International Barrier Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. The award-winning Blazeguard wood panel uses a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. The panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard customers include Centex, D.R. Horton, KB Home, and Lennar. Lowe's Companies and Stock Building Supply are Blazeguard distributors.

Barrier is part of the DJ Building Materials Index (US)

INTERNATIONAL BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INC.

Per: "MICHAEL HUDDY"

_______________________
Michael Huddy
President & Director

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Forward-Looking Information: The statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including but not limited to the ability to generate and secure product sales. In each case actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or modified) will not be realized.

Contact:
International Barrier Technology Inc.
Richard Angle, 866-735-3519
ir@intlbarrier.com 
or
ECON Investor Relations, Inc.
Peter Kletas, 866-948-0848
pkletas@investorideas.com 

Source: International Barrier Technology Inc.

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