We hope you, your colleagues and families are staying strong and healthy through this trying time.
As you know, last month we announced the postponement of IBE Dallas and BeautyX Retail 2020 shows from May to June. Given the information available to us at that time, we believed it was the right and prudent decision, as we had every expectation that travel and social distancing restrictions would be lifted by June.
Unfortunately, as the pandemic continues to spread, and its economic impact more broadly felt, it has become clear that those restrictions may not be lifted by that time or be lifted too late for both our participants and us, as the event producer, to adequately prepare for the show. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to cancel IBE Dallas 2020 and BeautyX Retail this year.
Like many other companies, we have had to adjust our business strategy and resources as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. However, we remain committed to doing our best—even with reduced resources—to support you during these trying times, and our team is always available for you. You can also visit the #BeautyUnites Resource Center, created specifically for beauty brands and industry professionals during this time of crisis, where we have posted content from our own channels and around the web, to help you and your company move forward, be informed, and stay positive.
In closing, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks for your understanding during these unprecedented times, as well as our sincere hope that we can once again very soon re-embark together on the path to growth.
Nader Naeymi-Rad and Jillian Wright
Indie Beauty Media Group Co-Founders