IBTM Asia Pacific has announced new dates for next year, with the trade show now taking place June on 8-9 in Singapore.
The dates have been moved by organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions to allow time for travel restrictions to be eased so that as many as possible of the event’s international audience can attend in person.
To be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, IBTM Asia Pacific will be designed to meet the requirements of Singapore’s Safe Business Events (SBE) Framework.
“We know from conversations with our customers and the wider industry that meeting in person is regarded as being more important than ever as the industry recovers,” said IBTM Asia Pacific event manager Michael Jones.
“Therefore, we took the decision to move the dates of the event to ensure that as many as possible of our friends from around the globe can join us in person in Singapore.
“The team is hard at work planning an exciting itinerary that will ensure customers can benefit from an itinerary that combines high quality one-to-one business meetings with inspiring educational content that will provide the insights and knowledge delegates need to rebuild and recover post pandemic.”
Singapore Tourism Board’s executive director, conventions, meetings & incentive travel, Edward Koh, said Singapore is safely re-opening its borders through various arrangements and piloting larger scale events.
“We are delighted that IBTM is hosting its first Asia Pacific edition in Singapore next year,” he said.
“This is a testament to the international MICE industry’s confidence in Singapore as a safe, trusted and innovative MICE destination. We look forward to welcoming our delegates to Singapore for IBTM Asia Pacific 2021.”