Updated 1st July
Over the last few months, we have been closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 and evaluating each in-cosmetics event individually, based on their specific circumstances. Having considered all options, and in an effort to give the personal care community we serve as much notice as possible, we have reached the following decisions:
in-cosmetics Global and Latin America postponed, in-cosmetics North America cancelled
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 13-15 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.
With COVID-19 pandemic worsening across the Americas, we do not consider it safe at this stage to organise a face-to-face exhibition. We are therefore postponing in-cosmetics Latin America to 22-23 September 2021(same hall/venue) and cancelling our North American event for 2020.
in-cosmetics Asia 2020 going ahead
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 we do not plan to postpone or cancel the event in Asia. in-cosmetics Asia will therefore take place on the original dates of 3-5 November at BITEC Bangkok, Thailand. We will implement health and safety measures recommended by WHO and local authorities with your well-being remaining at the heart of our decision-making. Our team will continue to explore various models to facilitate face-to-face meetings and reach out to the wider audience digitally.
in-cosmetics Virtual launching soon...
We appreciate how important it is for the industry to stay connected during this time. Following the launch of in-cosmetics Connect earlier this 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.