NEW YORK, March 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of The Beauty Experience (IBS NY) and the International Esthetician, Cosmetic and Spa Conference (IECSC), today announces the two events will be cancelled based on COVID-19 concerns. Questex is seeking alternative dates for its beauty and wellness community to come together.
The two shows, slated to co-locate at the Javits Convention Center in New York March 8-10, draw tens of thousands of people each and every year. They also attract the largest manufacturers and suppliers to the professional beauty, barber, spa, skincare, nails and makeup/cosmetic markets.
Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared state of emergency as the number of Coronaviruses surge. “There’s no doubt that massive quarantine is the best way to slow the spread,” Cuomo said. New York joins multiple states that have declared emergencies over the coronavirus, including Maryland, California and Utah. The emergency declaration allows for more resources to go to local health departments responsible for monitoring those under quarantine, among other efforts, Cuomo said.