Covid never ceases to turn the heads of trade show organizers. And exhibitors and visitors alike.
After several postponements, Reed Exhibitions has postponed the 2020 edition of in-cosmetics Global. The event will now take place from April 13 to 15, 2021, still in Barcelona. No Milan edition for 2021...
The organizers explain: " More than 80 % of attendees (...) are foreigners from countries at different stages of the global pandemic, with travel advice and restrictions varying from government to government. We have therefore decided to postpone the in-cosmetics Global 2020 conference from April 13 to 15, 2021. To ensure minimum logistical impact for all participants, we will be holding the event in Barcelona (same room/seat), and not in Milan, as originally planned for 2021. "
The epidemic is also disrupting programs for in-cosmetics Latin America and North America. The Latin edition is postponed until September 2021. The North American edition has simply been cancelled.
" With the COVID-19 pandemic worsening throughout the Americas, we do not consider it safe at this stage to organize a face-to-face exhibition. We are therefore postponing Latin America to September 22 and 23, 2021 (same venue) and cancelling our North American event for 2020. "
By contrast, Asian publishing (in-cosmetics Asia 2020) will be held in Bangkok from November 3 to 5, 2020.
In line with current trends, organizers are thinking about virtualizing their events. Make way for in-cosmetics Virtual in October 2020.