Reed Exhibitions Ltd, the organiser of the leading global event for the personal care industry, has announced on November 5, 2020 the new dates for the 2021 event and in-cosmetics Global will now take place in Fira Barcelona, on the 5-7 October 2021, moving from the original April dates.
This early announcement will hopefully allow time for the impact of COVID-19 across the world to stabilise and when safe to do so, ensure that the event can continue its critical role in bringing the global industry together again.
Speaking about the announcement, Roziani Zulkifli, Exhibition Director at Reed Exhibitions, said:
“After consulting with exhibitors and key stakeholders, we recognise that in order to hold an international event there needs to be more time to allow for the reopening of borders and lifting of travel restrictions. It is clear that the industry needs to meet in person later in 2021. Large-scale events are subject to ever-changing national and local guidelines and regulations. Our priority is to deliver an engaging and COVID-secure face-to-face event with combined virtual solutions in October as we are able, one that gives our exhibitors and visitors the additional time to adapt and continue on the path to recovery.
Now, more than ever, there is a strong need to reunite, connect and do business. The importance of in-cosmetics Global cannot be underestimated as the largest global event that brings together cosmetic manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients. in-cosmetics Global has been running for the last 30 years and there is an excitement that surrounds live exhibitions. Nothing can fully replace face-to-face meetings, whilst seeing and experiencing new cosmetic ingredients. We are confident that this decision best supports the industry, and in October we will be ready to regroup and look ahead to the future.
Even though we have been unable to hold the live exhibition in 2020, it has been exciting to step into the digital world. We held five virtual events over the past seven months and the virtual in-cosmetics Formulation Summit coming up on the 17-19 November 2020 that will focus on formulation in the climate change age and we will not be stopping there! Our current priority is on keeping the industry connected during this time, fostering collaboration, promoting new innovative solutions and helping to nurture critical business contacts, so watch this space for a virtual experience coming next April.
Once again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our exhibitors, visitors and partners for their support. We believe this extra time ahead of the 2021 event will offer exhibitors reassurance and more opportunity to prepare their fantastic showcases for our visitors to continue in their personal care creations.”