The Professional Beauty flagship Johannesburg Expo, which was scheduled to take place at Gallagher Convention Centre on 24 and 25 October this year, has been postponed to March 2022.
Says Professional Beauty commercial director, Phil Woods: “It is so frustrating as an event organiser to try and plan ahead whilst the pandemic continues to pose such a threat to the country. Misinformation, general uncertainty and a government that is not always clear or consistent in its approach to this have unfortunately made the decision to postpone inevitable.
“The health of our visitors and exhibitors is paramount and will always be at the top of our minds and therefore in light of all I have mentioned, we have no choice but to move the event to next year. At the moment we are looking at late March 2022 as a possible date.”
Woods notes that in the meantime, Professional Beauty is planning to host a conference & mini-expo (comprising table top stands) this October at Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg. The event will cover beauty, nails, business, spa and aesthetic medicine.
“This will be like the Aesthetic Medicine conference & mini-expo that we ran in April this year, which had a limited number of exhibitors and delegates allowed,” explains Woods. “The April event was very well received by everyone who took part. It was certainly evident that people were delighted to be participating in a physical event and enjoyed networking, in a safe, socially distanced manner, with their peers in the industry.”
More details about the conference & mini-expo will be available shortly.