Published on : Friday, March 19, 2021
Reed Exhibitions has announced that it has moved the date of the inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to 5-6 April 2022.
The decision was taken following the latest government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as a result of in-depth discussions with customers and hosted buyers from the region and globally.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael Jones, Event Manager, IBTM Asia Pacific, said that while they are seeing very positive moves towards the gradual return of live events, the situation is still fragile. Although Singapore is considered a safe destination, IBTM Asia Pacific is a global event which attracts an international audience, and therefore they have a desire and a responsibility to give their attendees the safest and best possible in-person experience at a time when hopefully travel restrictions will have been lifted.
Michael continued that they had hoped to be able to go ahead with the event this year and obviously it is disappointing to have to delay the event for a second time, but the health and safety of their customers, Hosted Buyers, partners and employees is the number one priority. The management of IBTM Asia Pacific is extremely grateful for the continued understanding of their customers, partners and team. They 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.