Cosmetics Europe cancels 2020 annual conference due to COVID-19

By Kacey Culliney

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Cosmetics Europe says it is looking forward to an annual conference in 2021
Cosmetics Europe says it is looking forward to an annual conference in 2021

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European trade association Cosmetics Europe has cancelled its annual conference due to take place in Brussels this June amid the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.

The Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2020 ‘People – Planet – Products’ was scheduled for June 10-11 in Brussels.

“In light of the evolving COVID-19 crisis, Cosmetics Europe has made the regrettable but necessary decision to cancel the Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2020,”​ it said in a statement.

The trade association said full refunds would be provided to those already registered and it would work to manage any other implications from this cancellation.

“We thank everyone who expressed interest in joining the event this year. We look forward to bringing you CEAC 2021 with even more passion and excitement next year.”


Numerous experts were due to speak at this year’s conference, including regulatory and science experts from the European Commission and Humane Society International and a member of the European Parliament.

Coronavirus disrupts worldwide beauty events

The worldwide coronavirus outbreak has caused numerous event cancellations in recent months.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has been postponed to September 3-7​, initially due to take place in March. The same organisers also recently postponed the Cosmoprof India show, pushing it back to October 29-31 from initial September dates.

in-cosmetics Global has also been pushed back to June 30 – July 2​; initially scheduled to take place at the end of this month.

Two other cosmetic tradeshows scheduled to take place in Shanghai – LuxePack and PCHi – were also postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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