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IBTM Asia Pacific moves show dates to June 2021

Meetings and events industry trade show, IBTM Asia Pacific has announced it will take place in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention centre on 8–9 June 2021. 

Michael Jones

The show’s new dates of 8-9 June 2021, were choosen 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.”

IBTM Asia Pacific event manager, Michael Jones, said: “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.

“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.”

Jones added that the show’s organisers are currently developing “inspiring educational content that will provide the insights and knowledge delegates need to rebuild and recover post-pandemic.”

IBTM Asia Pacific will be designed to meet the requirements of Singapore’s Safe Business Events (SBE) Framework. Developed based on international best practices in consultation with the industry, the SBE Framework is a set of measures which take into account an event attendee’s end-to-end journey, with the aim of creating a safe environment for business events.

Singapore Tourism Board’s executive director, conventions, meetings & incentive travel, Edward Koh, said: “In tandem with the rest of the Singapore economy, we are safely and progressively re-opening our borders through various arrangements and piloting larger scale events.

He added that the Singapore Tourism Board was “delighted” that IBTM will be hosting its first Asia Pacific edition in Singapore in 2021.

Koh added: “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.”

You can find more information on the show and can register your interest here.