Cosmopack and Cosmoprof Asia 2020 originally due to take place 11-13 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) are replaced by a virtual event. The trade fair plans to make its physical return in November 2021, announced BolognaFiere Group and Informa Markets, co-organizers of the event, yesterday.
The decision follows recent development of COVID-19 globally and its continued impact on travel restrictions as well as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s announcement noting continued travel restrictions into and out of Hong Kong through December 2020.
“Following discussions with business leaders, exhibitors and partners who make up the event, it has become clear that rescheduling to 2021 is the best option,” said Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere. “Particularly for our large composition of overseas participants, traveling to this international event would be impossible. Therefore, Cosmopack and Cosmoprof Asia’s face-to-face event will return in November 2021 when we expect that international trade and business will return to a much more normal state.”
In the meanwhile, the organizers dedicate full resources on the first-ever Cosmoprof Asia Digital Week which will take place online from 9 to 13 November 2020 via cosmoprof-asia.com.
Cosmoprof Asia Digital Week will try to offer companies and professionals a vehicle to continue business, view products, meet clients and potential customers in the region, and stay up to date on beauty trends and technology in 2020. The digital event will encompass a business matching platform with online product showroom featuring the latest offerings in cosmetics and packaging, tailor-made virtual meeting, meeting planner, live chat and instant video conferencing.
“Though nothing can replace the spirit and magic of attending Cosmopack and Cosmoprof Asia in person, we aim to provide an extraordinary digital experience in November,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President - Asia of Informa Markets and Director of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd. “We have a responsibility to the worldwide beauty industry to help companies and professional survive and thrive amidst this time.”
Visitors who already pre-registered to Cosmoprof Asia 2020 will receive a new registration link to the Digital Week.