Initially scheduled to take place March 31 – April 2 in Barcelona, the European cosmetics tradeshow will now be held June 30 – July 2.
Cathy Laporte, portfolio director at show organiser Reed Exhibitions, said: “The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our number one priority. After many weeks monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19 and the notices issued by the World Health Organisation and other relevant governments and local authorities and in close coordination with all partners involved, we have postponed the event to June.”
Laporte said it had been a “difficult decision because of the major importance of this event to the personal care industry”.
“We believe it is the best course of action for all involved to ensure we can deliver a high-quality business event later in the year that offers value for both our exhibitors and attendees,” she said.
Two other cosmetic tradeshows scheduled to take place in Shanghai – LuxePack and PCHi – have also been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.