Late last week, Indie Beauty Media Group announced the cancellation of Indie Beauty Expo Berlin 2020, formerly slated for March 25 to 26 at Station Berlin, and the postponement of its events in Dallas—The BeautyX Retail Summit and Indie Beauty Expo Dallas 2020—from the week of May 11 to the week of June 8 due the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
In its message to IBE Dallas exhibitors and ticket holders, IBMG, the parent company of Beauty Independent, stated, “We are experiencing extraordinary circumstances without precedence. So, we are doing our best with the information available to navigate among a series of very difficult decisions—all while balancing our promise to you and our commitment to ensure the health and safety of our exhibitors, our team and the Dallas community.”
Press releases and official statements only tell part of the story, which is why IBMG co-founders Nader Naeymi-Rad and Jillian Wright decided to sit down with us to provide more detail about their recent decisions and expectations for the indie beauty community in the short and long term.
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