Reed Exhibitions has announced the inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific will now take place in Singapore on a new date in April 2022.
The revised date comes following the latest government advice on the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of “in-depth discussions” with customers and hosted buyers.
The inaugural business events exhibition was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, was then moved to 2021 and has now been forced to postpone again due to the pandemic.
IBTM Asia Pacific event manager Michael Jones said while live events are gradually returning, the situation remains fragile.
“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.
“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 said he is extremely grateful for the understanding shown by customers, partners and the event 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,” he said.
IBTM Asia Pacific will take place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 5-6 April 2022.