A STATEMENT FROM REED EXHIBITIONS – ORGANIZERS OF IBTM AMERICAS
June 3, Mexico City
Reed Exhibitions Mexico, organizer of IBTM Americas, today announced that the IBTM Americas 2020 event, scheduled from August 26 and 27, has been postponed due to the impact the international travel restrictions would have on the quality of the event.
For the past ten years, IBTM Americas has been a bridge to connect the leaders of meetings and events industry across the Americas. Its main purpose is to bring the community together to do business, network and inspire each other; so rather than a live event we will offer a series of virtual events throughout the rest of the year through to 2021.
Commenting on the announcement, David Hidalgo, Show Director, stated, “We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected all of our industry, with thousands of challenges, restrictions and limits to celebrate our main passion, being together and connecting people.
However, our purpose remains alive and stronger than ever; so to face our common challenges together we are going to transform the way we connect our community. IBTM Americas is evolving to a 2.0 version that offers the opportunity to continue delivering our mission through an always-on 365 day business platform to do business, to network and to learn from each other.”
This 2.0 version of IBTM Americas will be a mix of on-line and off-line marketing actions and sales opportunities, to deliver a virtual and face-to-face experience focused on the meetings and events industry. More information will be available in the coming days.
“On behalf of Reed Exhibitions, I would like to express my gratitude to all our exhibitors, partners, attendees, suppliers, media, and staff for their support. The IBTM Americas trade show will continue to be the industry meeting point to consolidate and strengthen our business and personal relationships at our annual event in Mexico City” Hidalgo concluded.
IBTM Americas is planning to hold its next face-to-face edition on May 19 and 20, 2021. For further information, please visit: https://www.ibtmamericas.com/