in-cosmetics Asia postponed

in-cosmetics Asia, orginally scheduled for this November has been postponed to next year. A statement from organisers, Reed Exhibitions, blamed a recent extension of an emergency decree in Thailand due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement from Reed explained: "In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the recent fifth extension of the emergency decree in Thailand, the country remains closed to most foreign visitors for the foreseeable future with local gatherings restricted. Consequently, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone in-cosmetics Asia to 2-4 November 2021.

"in-cosmetics Asia’s enduring success is founded on its visitor appeal throughout Asia-Pacific and the support of exhibitors from across the globe. This decision was made to safeguard the interest of all our exhibitors, visitors and partners in these difficult and uncertain times.

"Whilst we are disappointed that we are unable to run a live event this year, we are committed to keeping the personal care ingredients community connected. We are going virtual with a series of webinars focusing on ingredients, formulation guidance and trends as well as the new in-cosmetics Connect information hub.

"Nothing can replace the experience of a live and vibrant event like in-cosmetics Asia. We look forward to greeting the Asia Pacific personal care ingredient industry as we return to a physical event in Bangkok on 2-4 November 2021."