Singapore selected as host city for inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific in 2020

Buyers will be hosted on pre-event tours from Apr 4 to 5 and complimentary tours on show days

IBTM Asia Pacific has partnered Singapore Tourism Board to host local tours and experiences for its inaugural Asia Pacific edition in 2020.

BARCELONA - Event organiser IBTM Asia Pacific has partnered Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to curate tours, local experiences and networking opportunities for its inaugural Asia Pacific edition in Singapore next year.

The trade show will be held from Apr 6 to 8 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Event organisers will be partnering STB to host buyers for a pre-event familiarisation tour from Apr 4 to 5, which will showcase interesting local experiences and new, unique venue offerings for business events.

Additionally, STB will offer complimentary tours, on a first-come-first-served basis, on the evenings of the show days from Apr 6 to 7 for interested buyers, which cover dining, nightlife and entertainment experiences. Buyers are also invited to participate in innovation tours in Singapore.

"As a group, Reed Exhibitions has a long-standing and much valued working relationship with the Singapore Tourism Board. I'm absolutely delighted that we have cemented that through this partnership for IBTM Asia Pacific," said Nick Pilbeam, divisional director of Reed Travel Exhibitions.

Singapore's unrivalled connectivity to the region and strong infrastructure and MICE expertise are key factors that continue to attract event planners and exhibitors.

"We are delighted that IBTM Asia Pacific has chosen Singapore as the destination for its inaugural Asia Pacific edition," said Dr Edward Koh, executive director, conventions, meetings & incentive travel, STB.

"Our research and feedback from exhibitors and event planners all pointed to Singapore as being the natural choice as host city for IBTM Asia Pacific. Given it is considered the region's hub for the meetings and events market, we're absolutely delighted to have Singapore Tourism Board as our valued partner for the event," said Michael Jones, event manager, IBTM Asia Pacific.

In its inaugural edition, the two-day event will bring together international, Asia Pacific and local meeting planners and exhibitors for pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, education and networking.

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