The annual IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific trade events for business event planners and corporate travel specialists will skip its 2020 physical edition due to continued uncertainty placed on travel restrictions and aviation options, deferring instead to September 28 â€“ 30 next year.
In a message to key partners and stakeholders, organiser TTG Asia Media and its business unit TTG Events said they had remained “optimistic that a hybrid event would take place this year with a mix of both on-site and virtual attendees”.
However, with numerous travel restrictions remaining across Asia-Pacific and beyond, as well as limited global flight options into Bangkok, where the event was scheduled to take place, a “difficult decision” had to be made to push the event to 2021.
“This has come with great disappointment for our team and we appreciate the effort that you have taken with us in preparing for this yearâ€™s show,” expressed the organiser.
Meanwhile, a virtual event for IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is being planned for 4Q2020.