IBTM Announces First Exhibitor Signings for New Asia Pacific Event Trade Show
IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced the first exhibitor signings for its newest Business Event, IBTM Asia Pacific. The event will take place on 06-08 April 2020 in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
Singapore Tourism Board, Tourism New Zealand, Malaysia Convention Bureau, Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, UNECA and Genting Cruises are among the first major names to be confirmed as exhibitors. Dream Cruises, a member of Genting Cruise Lines, will host the event’s closing party at the Zouk Beach Club on board the award-winning Genting Dream cruise ship, which homeports year-round in Singapore.
IBTM Asia Pacific has partnered with premium remote interpreting cloud-based platform Interprefy, which as well as exhibiting, will empower the event’s theatre spaces with remote simultaneous interpreting. Interprefy will also provide a silent PA system to help reduce noise pollution, thereby enhancing the delegate experience.
Michael Jones, Event Manager for IBTM Asia Pacific, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the first exhibitor signings for what we are confident will fast become an unmissable event on the industry calendar. We’re performing ahead of target on sales and not only do we have some incredibly high calibre exhibitors from within the region, but also exhibitors from further afield who are looking to do business with Asia Pacific event planners. We have a very strong sales pipeline and will be announcing more news in the coming weeks.”
IBTM Asia Pacific will bring together a high calibre group of international, APAC regional and local meeting planners and exhibitors for two days of pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, education and networking. The event will be underpinned by IBTM’s sophisticated, industry-leading Hosted Buyer programme, which creates personalised appointment diaries for Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to ensure that delegates only meet people with whom there’s a very good chance of doing business.
Michael continues: “The team is working hard behind the scenes on the Hosted Buyer programme, as well as to finalise details of the education and networking programmes. Anticipation is huge ahead of this first edition of IBTM Asia Pacific and we’re excited to share further details in due course.”
The marketing and Hosted Buyer programme, which underpins the success of every IBTM event, is well underway and is being managed by the experienced existing team based in Richmond, London, supported by Reed Exhibition’s teams in Singapore, China, Middle East, Japan, Korea and America.