Cosmoprof Bologna, which was due to take place in March, has been postponed due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus.
BolognaFiere Cosmoprof SpA, the organiser of Cosmoprof, officially announced that the 2020 edition will now take place in June. Cosmopack and Cosmo Perfumery & Cosmetics will be held on 11-14 June, while Cosmo Hair & Nail & Beauty Salon will be held on 12-15 June.
Gianpiero Calzolari, president of BolognaFiere, said: “The latest news concerning novel Coronavirus in Italy has forced us to review our position. In agreement with the regional government of Emilia Romagna and the municipality of Bologna, we have assessed the situation, and postponing the event is currently the most correct solution to support Italian institutions engaged today in protecting our health.”
“The decision to postpone the event from 11 to 15 June is further evidence of our commitment t support the development of the cosmetic industry worldwide,” said Enrico Zannini, general manager of BolognaFiere Cosmoprof SpA. “In this way, we can offer to the over 3,000 exhibitors of this edition and the 265,000 operators attending our exhibition every year, a high-quality business event, as in the tradition of Cosmoprof.
“I would like to thank our exhibitors and our partners for their understanding in the latest weeks, due to the complicated scenario in which we are involved. Thanks to the collaboration of the entire industry, our event in June will be a key moment for our sector.”
Renato Ancorotti, president of Cosmetica Italia, an Italian association for cosmetic companies, said: “Cosmetica Italia is working together with its historic partner, BolognaFiere Cosmoprof, sharing the decision to postpone the fair to ensure maximum health and safety conditions for operators and visitors to the event.
“Our goal is to be side-by-side on the occasion of the new appointment, to reconfirm the excellence of the Italian cosmetic industry, recognised all over the world and reacting positively even in contexts of uncertainty.”