IBTM Americas 2020, which was scheduled to take place on 26 to 27 August 2020, has been postponed to 19 to 20 May 2021. The decision was made by the organizer, Reed Exhibitions Mexico, given the travel restrictions that are in place around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, and which will impact the visitor turnout for the event.

IBTM Americas connects leaders of the meetings and events industry across the Americas, to do business, network and inspire each other. To enable these outcomes, IBTM Americas has decided to offer a series of virtual events to the industry, throughout the rest of the year and through to 2021.

David Hidalgo, Show Director, explained, “We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected the entirety of our industry. However, our purpose of connecting and inspiring our industry remains alive and stronger than ever, so to face our common challenges together we are going to transform the way we engage 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 platform to do business, to network and to learn from each other.”

“[O]ur purpose of connecting and inspiring our industry remains alive and stronger than ever, so to face our common challenges together we are going to transform the way we engage 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 platform.”

Version 2.0 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. IBTM Americas will continue to be the industry meeting point to consolidate and strengthen our business and personal relationships and we look forward both to this year’s virtual event, and to meeting in person again at our next annual event in Mexico City,” Hidalgo added.

For more information, please visit: ibtmamericas.com