IBTM Asia Pacific’s inaugural edition has again been rescheduled due to the still ”fragile” Covid situation with a date in April 2022 now set for the Singapore show.
Organisers Reed Exhibitions said the decision was made following the latest government advice regarding Covid-19 and talks 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 said.
IBTM Asia Pacific has been booked to take place at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, April 5-6, 2022.
“We 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 our customers, Hosted Buyers, partners and employees is our number one priority,” Jones added.
“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.”