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Details released for IBTM Asia Pacific 2021

Global meetings and events industry trade show organiser, IBTM has announced first details of its rescheduled IBTM Asia Pacific, which will take place from 13-14 April 2021 in Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

IBTM Asia Pacific will bring together international and regional meeting planners and exhibitors for two days of pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, education and networking.

The 2021 event will be themed, ‘inventing the future’, which aims to provide the platform and tools to reshape and rebuild the industry. 

Michael Jones, event manager, IBTM Asia Pacific, commented: “Our industry is renowned for its tenacity and adaptability, especially under pressure and now more than ever ‘inventing the future’ feels a very apt theme as we work together to recover, reimagine and rebuild. “We are working on a range of exciting initiatives in the run up to the event, including a regionally focused future trends report which will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Together with the team at Singapore Tourism Board and our venue partners, we are looking forward to delivering a Covid-safe event with the highest quality business opportunities for exhibiting partners and a comprehensive incentive and familiarisation programme for our hosted buyers.”

Dr Edward Koh, executive director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board, added: “IBTM is a valued partner of ours, and their upcoming Asia Pacific show in 2021 will no doubt be a key highlight in Singapore’s business events calendar. During this period when business events worldwide have gone on pause, STB has been working resolutely with relevant government agencies in Singapore, as well as local and international MICE stakeholders, to come up with a set of robust safe management measures and guidelines to ensure that resumption of business events will be safely and carefully managed.

Koh continued: “One of these stamps of assurance Singapore has is the SG Clean certification. This is a mark of excellence for tourism businesses which certifies that they adhere to high standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control. Complemented with safe management measures which tourism businesses must adopt in the new-normal operating environment, visitors will have added peace of mind. Our priority is to ensure that Singapore can re-open safely and sustainably for visitors to return again. We look forward to extending a warm welcome to IBTM Asia Pacific, as well as all attendees and exhibitors to Singapore in 2021.”