Cosmoprof Asia and Cosmopack Asia are moving from Hong Kong to Singapore this year. “This decision was made after extensive discussions with business leaders, exhibitors and partners who have contributed to the success of the event over the years,” said the organisers in a statement. Actually, the current entry restrictions for travellers to Hong Kong and the “zero-Covid” strategy that remains implemented in China mean that inbound travel to Hong Kong is likely subject to quarantine restrictions in November.
Same dates, new country
Keeping the same dates (16-18 November, 2022), the show will take place at Singapore Expo, a world-class conference and exhibition centre ideally located at the doorstep of the Changi Business Park and close to Changi Singapore Airport.
To facilitate the visit, all sectors of the beauty industry - from packaging to finish products - will be gathered in the same venue.
“The APAC region remains a crucial reference for global economics, and Cosmoprof Asia is continuing its growth in the area,” said Antonio Bruzzone, General Manager of BolognaFiere Group and Director of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd. “In 2022, Singapore is the best location to welcome stakeholders and professionals again, offering a not-to-be-missed experience to do business in person.”
Re-opened to the world
Very well situated in Southeast Asia, Singapore has been selected for its vibrant business environment. It is a well-known global transport hub with one-flight connections from hundreds of cities around the world and has a proven record in facilitating quality events. The city also hosts the regional headquarters of a large numbers of key players in the beauty and personal care industry.
Even more important in the current context, while Hong Kong was doubling down on zero-Covid and its international isolation, Singapore opted to live with the coronavirus and reopen to the world. Last but not least, Singapore residents are free to gather in hawker centres or enjoy post-work drinks. As Zoom calls cannot entirely replace the people-to-people connection, the relocation to Singapore was vital for the trade show.
The most recent data available showed around 400,000 air passenger arrivals Singapore in December 2021, while Hong Kong saw just 27,000 passengers in that same period.
“Our proactive decision to relocate the fair from Hong Kong to Singapore shows our determination to help the industry to reconnect in 2022. We are confident in Singapore’s strong reputation as a preferred destination for business events, and look forward to welcoming our delegates from around the world in the Lion City this November,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President - Asia of Informa Markets and Director of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd.
While waiting to meet each other face-to-face in November 2022, Cosmoprof Asia’s beauty community will have the opportunity to participate to the virtual event Cosmoprof Asia Digital Week, from 27 June to 5 July 2022.