Just when we thought life was getting back to normal with in-person events filling our calendars, COVID has let us know it has other plans.

In light of recent COVID-19 breakouts across Sydney that have since caused lockdowns in South-East Queensland, Perth, Darwin and now Melbourne, as well as the ongoing global situation, many industry events have announced changes to their schedule. 

ROAR 2.0 Unleashed Gold Coast 

Just weeks ago, Venus Concept and EnVogue announced the postponement of their upcoming ROAR event that was to be held on the 24th of July at Sea World Resort and Water Park on the Gold Coast. The sold-out event was set to follow their wildly successful Melbourne and Sydney conferences however border closures once again got in the way of the in-person event. A new date is yet to be announced but we’ll be sure to update you once it has been.  

ASCD Symposium

The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) have announced the postponement of their annual ASCD Symposium. The three-day event was planned to be held from the 6-8 August at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne however COVID lockdowns and border restrictions have forced the rescheduling of the event. 

“As industry leading healthcare professionals, our goal is to ensure that all speakers, sponsors and delegates have maximum exposure to the curated program whilst ensuring that the health and safety of everyone involved in the ASCD Symposium is prioritised,” shared Professor Greg Goodman, ASCD President. 

“In light of recent COVID-19 updates and due to current border restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 ASCD Symposium until 2022. We will continue to communicate with you as we announce the 2022 symposium dates.”

Read the full statement here.

Professor Greg Goodman, ASCD President

Global Wellness Summit 

The Global Wellness Summit recently announced the relocation of their annual conference in response to continued global travel restrictions. Originally slated to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in mid-November, it will now take place in Boston, Massachusetts, from November 30 through December 3 at the Encore Boston Harbor. The event will also become a hybrid offering allowing people from around the globe to tap in virtually while three days of in-person keynotes and panels will go ahead as normal in Boston. 

“After consulting with the GWS’s global Board of Advisors and our close partners in Israel, we made the decision to pivot to the US again this year,” said Susie Ellis, GWS chair and CEO. “The 2021 Summit will explore the dramatically different and vibrant future for wellness that lies ahead after the lessons of the pandemic: an epoch where the relationship between ‘health’ and ‘wellness’ gets completely rethought, driving so much creativity and opportunity. We chose Boston because there’s no better place to gather health and wellness leaders to rethink the place of wellness and prevention in society, medicine, technology and in the investment world—at the very highest level.”

Beauty Expo

At this stage, Beauty Expo, which is planned to take place at the ICC Sydney on August 28-29, is still going ahead, however, organisers have sent out an e-mail survey asking potential delegates whether they would prefer to attend later in the year.

We’ll continue to provide updates as more information about new dates and other industry event changes is made available.


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