Based on many requests from attendees as well as exhibitors for more time to meet and conduct business, Cosmoprof North America 2016 will have one more hour that its trade-show floor will be open on both the second and third days, show officials have told Beauty Store Business. Each of those days the show floor will open up one hour earlier than at Cosmoprof North America 2015.
CPNA 2016 will take place July 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Professional Beauty Association's PBA Beauty Week—including City of Hope's 2016 Spirit of Life Award Gala—will take place July 23-26 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
Show-floor hours for the Monday (July 25th) of CPNA 2016 will be from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. On the Monday (July 13th) of CPNA 2015, they were from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Show-floor hours for the Tuesday (July 26th) of CPNA 2016 will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. On the Tuesday (July 14th) of CPNA 2015, they were from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Shows-floor hours for the Sunday (July 24th) of CPNA 2016 will remain the same as the Sunday (July 12th) of CPNA 2015: from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The new hours translate into 23 hours that the show floor will be open—slightly more than a 9.5% increase in total hours.
In addition, the on-the-floor meeting rooms at CPNA 2016 will be open during the exact same hours as the new show-floor hours, according to show officials. That is, they will not be open nor the show-floor hours.
At CPNA 2015, the on-the-floor meeting rooms were open at 7 a.m. every day. On the Sunday and Monday of CPNA 2015, they closed at 7 p.m. On the Tuesday of CPNA 2015, they closed at 3 p.m.—the same time that the show floor did.
[Image courtesy of Cosmoprof North America]