The inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific has been moved to 2022.
Reed Exhibitions made the decision to postpone the show’s debut based on the latest government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and following in-depth discussions with customers and hosted buyers from the region and globally.
“While we are seeing very positive moves towards the gradual return of live events, the situation is still fragile,” said Michael Jones, event manager, IBTM Asia Pacific. “Although Singapore is considered a safe destination, IBTM Asia Pacific is a global event which attracts an international audience, and therefore we have a desire and a responsibility to give our attendees the safest and best possible in-person experience at a time when hopefully travel restrictions will have been lifted.”
He explained that Reed had hoped to be able to go ahead with the event this year and is disappointed to delay it a second time, but the company’s number one priority is the health and safety of customers, hosted buyers, partners and employees. “We are extremely grateful for the continued understanding of our customers, partners and team. We are committed to Singapore as a host city and look forward to returning to the region next year to meet with as many customers and partners as possible.”
The inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific will take place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, April 5-6, 2022.
About IBTM Asia Pacific
Originally scheduled to debut April 6-8, 2020, IBTM Asia Pacific will 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. It will be underpinned by IBTM’s respected hosted buyer program. The launch of the show will IBTM to implement a strategic shift for its IBTM China event, which will re-focus on bringing together the highest quality Chinese buyers to meet with international exhibitors and international buyers to do business with Chinese exhibitors.