Monday, May 25, 2020Cosmetics news

"Postpone the cosmetic events to 2021," the EFfCI asks

"Reportez les événements cosmétiques à 2021 !", demande l'EFfCI

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, all professional events planned between now and the summer have been cancelled one after the other, including for the cosmetics sector. Some have been replaced by digital events but many of them, not the least of them, have been “only” postponed and are scheduled to take place between October and December. A solution that doesn’t suit the EFfCI (the European Federation of Cosmetic Ingredients) at all: it has just made this known in an open letter.

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The text of “Open letter on cosmetic events”, from EFfCI

As with all industries, the cosmetics industry has been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been dealing with the same difficulties as everyone – restrictions on movement, issues with having enough materials and people be able to deliver, and coping with uncertainty.

As part of the restrictions, all of our normal industry touchpoints – conferences, exhibitions and seminars – have been postponed or cancelled, as a necessary step to protect people’s health and wellbeing. As we start to think about possible easing of restrictions, and a potential return to more normal working, so we see the organisers of our industry events also trying to cope with a partial return to normality.

What we would say to those organisers is this: We fully understand and sympathise with the issues caused by major events being postponed and cancelled. We understand that this is your business which is being impacted, as has ours. We understand your desire to recover as quickly as circumstances allow. What we cannot work with, are attempts to fit a whole year of events into 3 or 4 months of the year. We do not feel confident …

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