A history of success!
First edition of in-cosmetics Brasil.
in-cosmetics, the leading brand of events dedicated to personal care raw materials, held its first exhibition in Latin America this year, on 9-10 September at the WTC in São Paulo. The event welcomed over 2,100 unique visitors, 10% of whom came from countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and the US, among others, and was deemed by all in attendance as a great success. It gathered together 192 exhibitors from 33 countries on 158 stands, presenting more than 1,000 products. One sign of in-cosmetics Brazil’s quality performance is that 80% of the space for the 2015 edition was booked before the 2014 event closed its doors. Next year’s event will take place on September 30-October 1 at the Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo.
“in-cosmetics Brasil was introduced to the market as a comprehensive event that, in addition to the exhibition, delivered quality educational content and innovation via the seminars, workshops and the innovation zone. With a specific focus on raw materials, we were very well received by the industry, confirming that we are on the right track to becoming the best meeting place for personal care professionals in Latin America,” said Daniel Zanetti, Exhibition Manager of in-cosmetics Brasil.
On the Innovation Zone, exhibitors presented 10 of their newly launched products and Mintel presented 12 innovative finished products of interest to the Brazilian market for skin and hair. Mintel’s selection was made from various worldwide sources and the criteria for their choice were products offering protection against urban aggressor factors (pollution), anti-aging and customization (adapting the product to customer needs). According to Vivienne Rudd, Mintel Director of Innovation, Beauty and Hygiene and in charge of the Innovation Zone, visitors to in-cosmetics Brasil were delighted with the products. “I wasn’t expecting so many people. It was a great opportunity to meet and talk to many of our clients. The visit was indeed high quality.”
According to João Carlos Basilio, president of the Brazilian Association of the Toiletries, Fragrance and Cosmetics Industry (ABIHPEC), in-cosmetics provided the sector’s small and medium-sized businesses with access to innovative raw materials that can be incorporated into products, creating new formulas. “The industry has to be aware that innovating is the solution. The more innovative companies are, the more chances they have of growing,” he said. He said that over 65% of the in-cosmetics booths were taken by international companies, which would have a very positive impact on Brazil’s personal care sector. “We’re talking about a very significant market, and the fair showed that these positive perspectives are real.”
According to exhibitor Rose G. Barreiras, director of Química Bpar, in-cosmetics Brasil met the company’s business objectives and firmed up relationships with possible future clients. “In addition to gathering together a very focused audience, some points stood out to me. These included the look of the stands and the pre-booking of meetings with visitors to be held during the event, a tool available via the exhibitor’s portal. I also appreciated the lack of noise and visual pollution. The quality of the content presented at the Workshop was another high point of the event.”
More on in-cosmetics – The event is a business leader in the field of personal care ingredients and has a history of over 20 years. Having already held exhibitions in Europe and Asia, this year was the first time an in-cosmetics event was held in Latin America. in-cosmetics Brasil is backed by the leading Brazilian associations and bodies in the sector, who promote networking among professionals in the field.
MAKING COSMETICS – FORMULATING COSMETICS
25-26 NOVEMBER 2013 - CENTRO CONGRESSI MILANOFIORI, MILAN, ITALY
After the success of the inaugural exhibition of 2013, for the second year running, Formulating Cosmetics together at Making Cosmetics in Milan, Italy, is the only event of this kind designed to meet the needs of everyone involved in developing and delivering cosmetic and personal care products that are fit for purpose, stable and compliant. It is packed with free content offering great value opportunity for all attendees.
Consumers continue to be inspired by cosmetics - even during difficult economic times. So Formulating Cosmetics with Making Cosmetics is the event to attend if you want to be on top of the latest developments in formulating, sourcing, manufacturing and outsourcing and taking products from concept to consumer.
The exhibition showcasing the products and services of the most relevant companies operating on the Italian and international markets is completed by a rich programme of conferences and TechFocus presentations.
The Making Cosmetics conference was created to provide all attendees with the most useful and up-todate information available on the market today. Updates on regulatory fulfilments and the economic forecasts in the cosmetic sector will open the conference, followed by a series of presentations focusing on business marketing tools, with a focus on web opportunities, product development, alternative testing, scaling up, how to best choose a supplier, packaging, HACCP and more. The conference is organised by HPC Today (TKS Publisher) along with MAPIC (AISPEC - Federchimica) and EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients).
Formulating Cosmetics is the first formulators’ Italian event dedicated to cosmetic applications. The synergy between the authoritative scientific content and the network guaranteed by SICC represents a moment of essential training and professional development opportunities for anyone involved in cosmetic science. The conference oganised by SICC, an independent scientific organization, will be completed by a round table dealing with eco sustainability and naturalness of cosmetic products.
Reasons for Visiting Formulating Cosmetics and Making Cosmetics:
Learn about new developments in technology and techniques
Meet with suppliers interested to hear about manufacturing challenges and willing to assist a company in overcoming them
Develop the understanding in cosmetics science
Discuss how to enhance products performance, application or appeal
Hear the experts delivering: ideas inspiration and answers with up-to-the-minute information
Network and learn from the experiences and success’ of others
What makes Formulating Cosmetics together with Making Cosmetics the most useful event to attend:
Launching products in a controlled, safe and audited manner
Developing products that are fit for purpose, stable and complaint
Increasing efficiency, enhance productivity, save costs, cut time to market
Meeting the demands of regulatory and legislative framework that effects every part of the manufacturing chain
Maintaining quality, safety and stability
Enhance speed of market , flexible marketing practice.
in-cosmetics Asia 2014 and COSMEX
Networking, learning, innovation and inspiration 4-6 November, 2014, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Asia-Pacific is a region at the forefront of global trends in beauty and personal care. The worldwide success of BB creams, from their roots in Asian beauty regimes, has seen an explosion of other products meaning that the multifunctional cosmetic trend – already a global phenomenon – is about to accelerate even faster, while skin-whitening, male grooming and anti-pollution products continue to garner high interest across the region.
At This year’s in-cosmetics Asia show, 400+ exhibitors from countries including Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand will join a host of global businesses focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.
ASEAN 2015 Economic Community: Opportunities and Challenges
With less than a year to go until the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) is finalised, in-cosmetics Asia will be hosting a debate that will explore the opportunities and challenges integration will present cosmetics manufacturers in the region and further afield. Bringing with it a reduction in tariffs and also the elimination of some technical barriers to trade, there’s no doubt that both manufacturers and suppliers will benefit hugely. However, as with any regulatory change, there come challenges that must be addressed. For the cosmetics industry it will be vital to understand how these will affect ingredient regulation and formulation, brand value, customs and trade to name but a few.
Dr. Alain Khaiat of Seers Consulting, president of the CTFA of Singapore, and a member of multiple other ASEAN boards, will lead the debate. Commenting ahead of the debate, Dr. Khaiat said: “The introduction of the AEC will change the way the industry thinks about business across the 10 member countries. While each member will retain its own cultural identity and heritage, greater economic homogeny means brands will be able to transcend borders more easily, with the AEC potentially becoming similar to the European Economic Integration in the way it is perceived – and treated”.
“For the industry, one of the positives is that customs procedures will be simplified, easing trade between member states and allowing them to tap into new markets. Similarly, it will be easier to make investments across the region encouraging both suppliers and manufacturers to begin to look at expanding their operations, and Intellectual Property protection will be reinforced. With this in mind it is easy to see how the cosmetics landscape could change across Asia Pacific with the AEC increasing its competitiveness and influence”.
“However, it’s not going to be plain sailing. Manufacturers and suppliers will need to ensure they are fully aware of everything the AEC entails so they are not caught out or do not miss any opportunities. At in-cosmetics Asia we’ll be debating the full repercussions of the AEC and these are just a few of the topics that will be covered. I’m looking forward to hearing what my peers have to say about the AEC and how it will affect their businesses. Dr Lim Hong Hin, ASEAN Deputy Secretary General, in charge of the Economic Integration will be explaining what the industry has to expect.”
A Focus on Japan
Japan’s beauty industry is steeped in history that dates back centuries with ancient texts referencing the use of cosmetic and skincare products by Geishas and the Samurai. Today, the nation’s cosmetics industry ranks fourth in the world and is famous for its ritualistic and purifying beauty and skincare routines. Renowned for quality, innovative ingredients and finished products, it is famous for its ritualistic and purifying beauty routines. It’s now also a country with an ageing population. These trends and more will be explored as part of this year’s Country Focus on Japan.
Innovation, ingredients and insight
The Educational Programme at this year’s show is 100 per cent free and includes several new additions. A purpose-built Interactive Formulation Lab, complete with lab equipment is exclusively for formulators, R&D, technicians and chemists.
Smell is one of the most important senses for consumers in beauty and skincare and the new Fragrance Zone will provide a dedicated space where visitors can source fragrance ingredients, as well as discuss the technical challenges involved with adding fragrance to beauty and personal care products.
Visitors can draw on global expertise that will improve knowledge about new trends, markets and regulation and provide inspiration for new product development.
In addition to sessions on Japan, topics covered in the Marketing Trends Presentations include Global Trends in Personal Care. Regulatory Presentations will help visitors ensure products are compliant with an overview of the different regulatory models that are prevalent across Asia and advice on regulations in the US and Europe for those visitors thinking about exporting to these markets.
For the first time COSMEX, the new international exhibition on cosmetics manufacturing, packaging and labelling technologies and OEM/ODM services, will take place alongside in-cosmetics Asia. Bringing together professionals involved with manufacturing, packaging and outsourcing personal care and cosmetics products, COSMEX keeps visitors up to date with important developments through its exhibitors and seminar programme. The co-location with in-cosmetics Asia means visitors can source everything required to launch a successful product to market.
12–14 MARCH 2015, POLY WORLD TRADE CENTRE, GUANGZHOU, CHINA
The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show is China’s n.1 Sourcing Platform for the Global Personal Care Industry. As an innovation-led event, PCHi provides cosmetics, home and personal care manufacturers, ingredients suppliers, cosmetics packaging, machinery and product testing providers from all over the world with a quality platform for ingredients sourcing, gaining insight into global trends, conference, activities and networking with world-class experts.
Upcoming Conferences to Zoom in on the Latest Trends
Held next year from 12 – 14 March 2015, PCHi 2015 will boost the conference by introducing two new hot topic segments, and by continuing to partner with industry experts to co-organise each trend-focused track.
Elynn Xu, Project Manager, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), acknowledged, “Collaborating with established associations and publishers enriched our conference programme considerably at the last edition of PCHi, and we were able to bring in the best speakers to share global content with our delegates. This year, we plan to continue with the same arrangement, and are confident of putting together yet another robust conference programme with the strong support of our partners.”
The PCHi 2015 Conference programme features four tracks, covering Rules & Regulations, Product and Technology, Marketing Trends, and Cosmetics Packaging. Each track will comprise several topic segments that will address the up-to-date challenges and trends within the cosmetics packaging, and the personal and home care ingredients industry.
Of the various topic segments within each track, ‘Botanical Whitening’ and ‘Packaging Design’ have been introduced to the Product and Technology, and Cosmetics Packaging tracks respectively. Both topic segments have been incorporated after careful consideration, with the aim of helping conference attendees gain a better understanding of the pertinent issues in these areas.
A hot topic in the beauty industry, botanical whitening is gaining popularity as consumers are increasingly trusting products with proven botanical functions to deliver the benefit of more even and brighter skin tones. Additionally, savvy consumers now expect more from beauty packaging. Appropriate packaging protects its contents and also leaves a strong impression on consumers, making it relevant for companies to learn about the influence that packaging commands. These two new topic segments will see professionals in each area sharing their knowledge, and fostering information exchange between the speakers and delegates.
“The PCHi Conference has always been one of the show’s highlights, and for the coming edition, we are presenting two new topic segments which we consider to have more opportunities for interaction and engagement,” Xu shared. “PCHi continues to be China’s leading international sourcing platform for the personal care industry and we pride ourselves on sharing timely and valuable information to companies operating in this industry. I look forward to working with new and existing partners for the conference, and to unveil the full conference programme in due time.”
IN-COSMETICS GROUP LAUNCHES IN-COSMETICS KOREA EXHIBITION
15-16 JUNE 2015, COEX EXHIBITION CENTRE, SEOUL, KOREA
in-cosmetics Korea will take place on 15-16 June 2015 at the COEX Exhibition Centre in Seoul and will be the country’s only exhibition and educational event of its kind for the personal care ingredients industry.
Established with support from the Korea Cosmetic Association (KCA), the two-day event will enable companies to access Korea’s thriving US$8.9 million cosmetics market in a highly targeted environment. Visitors from all corners of the Korean beauty industry – including formulators, lab and R&D professionals and purchasing managers – are expected to attend, in a bid to source innovative new products and develop strategic partnerships with suppliers.
Senior Exhibition Director, Lucy Gillam, said: “Korea is Asia’s third largest cosmetics market  and has been growing steadily since 2009. As home to more than 1,500 cosmetic manufacturers and the world’s highest spenders per capita in the field of skincare and male grooming products, it offers a huge opportunity for ingredient suppliers to build their business in this lucrative – and sophisticated – market.
“Currently, there is no exhibition in South Korea dedicated solely to the personal care ingredients industry and from our experience with in-cosmetics Asia, we know companies are ready – and eager – for an event which caters specifically to this region. We are therefore delighted to be working with the Korea Cosmetics Association to bring in-cosmetics to this vibrant country, bridging a very important gap in the sector.”