Reed Exhibitions has announced that its in-cosmetics Asia beauty ingredients event will no longer be going ahead in 2020 in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Originally scheduled to take place 5-3 November at BITEC Bangkok, the next edition of in-cosmetics Asia will run from 2-4 November 2021 at the same location.
Reed Exhibitions noted that although Thailand has a relatively low number of recorded coronavirus cases, the recent fifth extension of the emergency decree in Thailand means the country remains closed to most foreign visitors for the foreseeable future.
Because of these restrictions, the organisers felt it was impossible to run the event with the level of interaction participants have come to expect.
“Postponing in-cosmetics Asia has been a difficult but necessary decision,” in-cosmetics Asia’s Exhibitions Director, Sarah Gibson, said.
“We understand how key the event is in helping the personal care community showcase and discover new ingredients and innovations, and to meet with existing and new business partners.”
The company will now focus its attention on in-cosmetics Virtual, taking place 6-8 October.