According to a statement released by Reed Exhibitions – organisers of the in-cosmetics events, the in-cosmetics Global, Latin America and North America 2020 events have been postponed. But In-cosmetics Asia 2020 is going ahead.
Speaking about the announcement, Cathy Laporte, portfolio director at Reed Exhibitions, comments: “Over 80% of in-cosmetics Global attendees are international from countries at different stages of the global pandemic and with varying government advice and travel restrictions. We have therefore decided to postpone in-cosmetics Global 2020 to 13 to 15 April 2021. To ensure minimum logistical impact for all participants, we will hold the event in Barcelona (same hall/venue) and not in Milan, as originally scheduled for 2021.”
The Americas events
With COVID-19 pandemic worsening across the Americas, La Porte adds that they do not consider it safe at this stage to organise a face-to-face exhibition.
“We are therefore postponing in-cosmetics Latin America to 22 to 23 September 2021 (same hall/venue) and cancelling our North American event for 2020,” she comments.
Situation improving in Asia
With the improving COVID-19 situation in Asia, business recovery in the region and the ongoing discussions to re-open borders for business travel, as it stands, Reed Exhibitions does not plan to postpone or cancel the event in Asia.
“In-cosmetics Asia will therefore take place on the original dates of 3 to 5 November at BITEC Bangkok, Thailand. We will implement health and safety measures recommended by the WHO and authorities in the region, with your wellbeing remaining at the heart of our decision-making,” she adds.
New virtual offering
La Porte says: “Whilst we haven’t been able to hold any live events so far this year, our aim is to continue to keep the industry connected at this time. Following the launch of in-cosmetics Connect last month, in-cosmetics Virtual will take place in October 2020. The focus will be on helping worldwide suppliers connect with personal care creators from Europe and the Americas.”
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