In other In-Cosmetics news:
• In-Cosmetics Latin America has been postponed to Sept. 22-23, 2021;
• In-Cosmetics North America has been canceled;
• In-Cosmetics Asia will proceed as planned, Nov. 3-5, 2020; and
• as announced, In-Cosmetics Korea has been postponed to July 14-16, 2021.
“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," explained Cathy Laporte, portfolio director at Reed Exhibitions. "We have therefore decided to postpone In-Cosmetics Global 2020 to April 13-15 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."
She noted that with COVID-19 pandemic worsening across the Americas, organizers do not consider it safe at this stage to organise a face-to-face exhibition.
"We are therefore postponing In-Cosmetics Latin America to September 22-23, 2021(same hall/venue) and canceling our North American event for 2020," she said.
However, 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 does not plan to postpone or cancel the event in Asia. In-Cosmetics Asia will therefore take place on the original dates of November 3-5 at BITEC Bangkok, Thailand.
"We will implement health and safety measures recommended by WHO and local authorities, with your wellbeing remaining at the heart of our decision-making," said LaPorte. "Whilst we haven’t been able to hold any live events so far this year, our aim is still to keep the industry connected at this time."
For example, 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.