Tourism New Zealand, Genting Cruises and the Singapore Tourism Board are just three of the major name MICE industry suppliers that have signed up to exhibit at Reed Travel Exhibitions’ newest business event, IBTM Asia Pacific.
The trade show will take place April 6-8, 2020 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore. Other confirmed exhibitors are Malaysia Convention Bureau, Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, and UNECA (United National Economic Commission for Africa).
Dream Cruises, a member of Genting Cruise Lines, will host the event’s closing party at the Zouk Beach Club onboard the award-winning Genting Dream cruise ship, which homeports year-round in Singapore.
IBTM Asia Pacific has also partnered with Interprefy, a premium remote interpreting cloud-based platform. In addition to exhibiting, Interprefy will power the event’s theatre spaces with remote simultaneous interpreting and provide a silent PA system to help reduce noise pollution.
“We’re delighted to announce the first exhibitor signings for what we are confident will fast become an unmissable event on the industry calendar,” says Michael Jones, event manager, IBTM Asia Pacific. “We’re performing ahead of target on sales and not only do we have incredibly high calibre exhibitors from within the region, but also exhibitors from further afield who are looking to do business with Asia Pacific event planners. We have a very strong sales pipeline and will be announcing more news in the coming weeks.”
IBTM Asia Pacific’s mandate is to bring together a high calibre group of international, APAC regional and local meeting planners and exhibitors for two days of pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, education and networking. The event will be underpinned by IBTM’s Hosted Buyer program, which created personalized appointment diaries for hosted buyers and exhibitors to ensure that delegates only meet people with whom there’s a good chance of doing business.
“The team is working hard behind the scenes on the hosted buyer program, as well as to finalize details of the education and networking programs,” says Jones. “Anticipation is huge ahead of this first edition of IBTM Asia Pacific and we’re excited to share further details in due course.”