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Reed cancels 2020 edition of in-cosmetics Asia due to Thailand’s closure to most foreign visitors

Reed Exhibitions has announced that its in-cosmetics Asia show, scheduled to take place on 3-5 November 2020 at BITEC Bangkok, will next be held on 2-4 November 2021 at the same venue.

A Reed statement said that, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and despite Thailand’s low number of cases, the recent fifth extension of the emergency decree in Thailand means that the country remains closed to most foreign visitors for the foreseeable future.

The show’s enduring appeal is based on its international visitors and exhibitors, so the current travel restrictions combined with feedback from exhibitors, visitors and partners, led Reed to conclude, “that it would be impossible to ensure the same level of interaction that participants have come to expect at the event”.

in-cosmetics Asia exhibitions director Sarah Gibson said: “Postponing in-cosmetics Asia has been a difficult but necessary decision. 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. Whilst we are disappointed that we are unable to run a face-to-face event this year, we are committed to keeping the personal care ingredients community connected. So, we are going virtual with a series of webinars focusing on ingredients, formulation and trends as well as the new in-cosmetics Connect information hub.

“Plus, we are gearing up for in-cosmetics Virtual, taking place on 6-8 October. This new event will tap into the critical need for manufacturers and suppliers to gather - virtually - in an exclusive meeting, sourcing, learning and networking environment.

“Nothing can replace the experience of a live and vibrant event like in-cosmetics Asia and we look forward to returning to Bangkok on 2-4 November 2021.”

Further information: www.asia.in-cosmetics.com