Singapore to host inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific in 2020

Around 3,000 meeting planners and exhibitors are expected to attend the inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific in Singapore in April next year. To be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the Singapore Tourism Board will arrange themed tours, local experiences and networking opportunities for hosted buyers in this vibrant city.

“We are delighted that IBTM Asia Pacific has chosen Singapore as the destination for its inaugural Asia Pacific edition,” says Dr Edward Koh, Singapore Tourism Board’s Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel. “As a global hub, Singapore has unrivalled connectivity to the region and also offers strong infrastructure and MICE expertise for meeting planners and exhibitors who are looking to host their event here. We look forward to welcoming the attendees to Singapore in April next year and also invite them to experience our vibrant lifestyle offerings through familiarisation tours and networking events.”


Gardens by the Bay


Singapore’s event landscape continues to grow

Singapore is set to host many notable events and meetings over the next two years. In 2020 and 2021, Singapore will welcome for the first time an expected 8,000 participants to the International Trademark Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of intellectual property professionals. Lions Clubs International Convention will be held in 2020, with an expected 20,000 attendees from around the world, making it the largest association congress ever to be held in the city. SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting makes its return with two successive years of meetings scheduled in 2020 and 2021. In addition, the Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress and Million Dollar Round Table Global Conference will be held in 2021.

Singapore’s pipeline continues to be strong with events secured into the years ahead. In 2022, Singapore and Southeast Asia will host for the first time the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), set to be the world’s largest gathering of professionals in its field, with an expected 2,000 delegates. Singapore was recently selected as the host destination for the 25th World Congress of Dermatology in 2023. This will be the largest medical convention to take place in the city, with an estimated 15,000 participants.

This year the city state hosted notable events and meetings such as Vidcon Asia, the largest event for the global community of online content creators and the inaugural Asia edition of the show.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

A global hub that offers easy access to fast-growing Asian markets

Easily accessible, Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying to some 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. Each week, about 7,400 flights land or depart from Changi.


The iconic and recently renovated Raffles Singapore


Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau

Consistently ranked as Asia’s Top Convention City by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Singapore is a global leader for business events. As the lead government agency for the business events sector in Singapore, the Singapore Exhibition & Convention BureauTM (SECB) is responsible for shaping and retaining Singapore’s exceptional reputation as one of the world’s best business events destinations.

A part of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), SECB has over 40 years of experience in helping event professionals, meeting planners and incentive organisers from around the world plan and execute successful events in this vibrant island-city.


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