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PCHi 2014. 
A record number of innovations
The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show is China's first 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, and networking with world-class experts.

The seventh edition of Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi), welcomed this year more than 8000 visitors. Only the first day, a total of 5562 visitors crowded the event to view a record number of innovations from more than 380 Chinese and international exhibitors from more than 24 countries and territories. The visitor numbers reflected an increase of 16.12% over last year's first-day figures in Guangzhou (4,790 visitors), and 65.28% higher than when PCHi was last held in Shanghai, in 2012 (3,365 first day visitors). The 2014 event occupied a total show area of 27,000sqm, and featured more than 40 conferences and activities throughout 3 days.
Elynn Xu, Project Manager, PCHi, recalled at the beginning of the show “Since PCHi first started in 2008, we have witnessed a steady increase in exhibitors and visitors numbers with each subsequent edition. As the first international industry event of the calendar year, and a truly innovation-led platform, PCHi brings a myriad of activities to audiences, and hope that visitors will enjoy the several new features that we introduced”.
Ingredient suppliers recognize PCHi as the ideal platform to launch their new products. This year, a record number of 27 companies chose to launch a total of 53 innovations at PCHi 2014.

Conference & Technology Sessions
For the first time ever at PCHi 2014, RSE has been collaborating with a number of valued conference partners to deliver topic-specific conference tracks. Attendees gained a valuable in-depth information and insights from industry experts at five specific conference segments: skin penetration, hair care and scalp care, marketing trends, rules and regulations and global packaging.

A yearly affair at PCHi, the New Technology Session (NTS) provided an interactive platform for exhibitors to share their latest science and innovative technology. In addition, PCHi 2014 introduced another new conference segment, the product sourcing seminar, a unique networking platform that allows exhibitors to present any product they decide on, and have closer interactions with visitors.

NEXUS Networking Programme
PCHi 2014 saw the return of NEXUS, a networking session that was first introduced in 2013. Attendees can took advantage of the opportunity to connect with industry peers and engage in a rewarding session of knowledge-sharing and networking. NEXUS was held in conjunction with a media networking session, and concluded with the presentation of the PCHi Awards. The Awards featured three categories - Best New Product Presentation, Best Booth Design, and Best Communication – and two winning companies per category.

Packaging Zone
A new addition to PCHi 2014, the packaging zone housed packaging suppliers exhibiting their latest innovative packaging solutions.
In conjunction with activities in the packaging zone, experts from international market research firm Mintel, expounded on the latest global packaging trends and technologies during the Global Packaging conference track earlier today.
In another collaboration with Packaging Manager magazine (China), the new Personal Care Packaging session featured topics on trends and solutions for personal care products packaging.

New Products Showcase
Another new addition to the PCHi family, a special feature area – Showcase - included a collection of new products from participating exhibitors. six product displays are prominently showcased around the event hall and live demonstrations were conducted.

China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards (CPCIA)
RSE and Ringier Trade Media awarded companies that have demonstrated innovation in the designing of new ingredients across a variety of categories including anti-aging, emulsifying, and brightening.

Xu shared, “With today’s positive turnout and the high level of exhibitor and visitor engagement that we observed, we are confident that this year’s event will conclude on a high note. Our team is encouraged and heartened by the positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors alike, recognizing PCHi as one of the best international events for the industry to launch innovations and for companies to make the right connections.”

Cosmetagora 2014: the annual opening of the “Cosmetic Seasons”
Cosmetagora is organized by the French Society of Cosmetology in Paris at the Espace Champerret. Since the first edition the event has developed a significant growth witnessed by the increasing of exhibitors and visitors. The 2014 has respected the forecast. Held in January Cosmetagora “opens” now, every year, the seasons of the cosmetic events worldwide. Paris is the cradle of the cosmetic industry and an event organized by one of the most prestigious association in the field attracts interest from many Countries. Even though the official language is French, the atmosphere, the mood is indeed very international. January comes after the end of the year stop and is the door opened to the new year, taking all the expectations of the market players. So it is the right place to exchange opinions, to announce the most recent developments to network with the science and marketing parties. Students are also welcomed in the venue and can visit the companies with organized tours. This year Cosmetagora had an additional motif of attraction since in October Paris will host the IFSCC Congress, reference event for the science in cosmetic worldwide. The Société Française de Cosmétique is organizing the event and we can be sure that this appointment will be a great event.
During the COSMETAGORA the “Societe Francaise de Cosmetique organized for the first time the Formulation Competition. The prize was awarded to Seppic for its “Melting Caramel Butter” (Beurre Caramel fondant). The very peculiar texture of the product has been the key factor for the success.
Riva Brinet, Head of Personal Care Marketing in Europe, states: "This deluxe body cream is inspired by the "Food Mania" trend, which is being seen in the current keen interest in cooking shows or cooking courses. It brings the same pleasures to the skin as food does to the body."

The whole conference was excellent, full of information and content relevant to my role and I took away lots of useful information - Matthew Rose, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Herrco Cosmetics Ltd
Overcoming the regulatory challenges of the global cosmetics industry can be a struggle. The Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit is the only event covering all key regions within the industry and together we will discover how to:

  • Face the complex regulatory process of the Asian market
  • Ensure a practical strategy for entering the Chinese and Japanese markets
  • Utilise knowledge of on-the-ground distributors in global regions
  • Adapt to marketing restrictions across multiple regions including the USA
  • Focus your business growth in key international markets
  • Assess and understand the global ramifications of the European standards

The Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit will bring together an international audience keen to hear about regulations from the key areas of the world and how they impact on each other - covering key geographic areas such as Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, ASEAN, India), Australia, USA, Canada and South America.

Within the Summit we will be discussing distribution, testing, notification processes and understanding new regulations such as the proposed changes from the CDFA.
This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the ever-changing landscape of cosmetics regulation across the globe with the conference being split into 4 sections, each spending half a day focusing on a key region and bringing together speakers from major organisations and brands such as the CFDA, Avon Cosmetics, The Dept. of Trade and Industry, South Africa and the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, USA.
I wanted to thank you for a very good summit– all was perfectly planned and it seemed that you did the best for the success of this event - Dr. Sara Tal, Registration & Regulation Manager, MoroccanOil

in-cosmetics Group launches new show in Brasil, with the support of the Brazilian Association of the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrances Industry (ABIHPEC)
Reed Exhibitions, organiser of the leading personal care ingredients events in-cosmetics and in-cosmetics Asia is delighted to announce the launch of in-cosmetics Brasil, the first exhibition in South America focussing exclusively on personal care ingredients.

in-cosmetics Brasil will take place at the World Trade Centre in São Paulo from 9-10 September 2014. The event has received overwhelming support since it was announced to exhibitors at in-cosmetics in Paris. With several exhibitors already placed on the floorplan, it is set to bring local R&D professionals face-to-face with the largest ever gathering of raw materials and ingredients suppliers in the region.

Beauty product sales in Brazil hit $42 billion in 2012; over the past 17 years, the Brazilian Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrance (CT&F) industry has experienced annual average growth of 10%, putting it on a pace to overtake Japan as the world’s second-largest beauty market within a few years. For many companies already exhibiting at the in-cosmetics flagship event in Europe and in-cosmetics Asia, the new in-cosmetics Brasil show is the ideal platform to access and capitalize on this lucrative and fast-growing market.

Lucy Gillam, Exhibition Director commented “The enormously positive response to in-cosmetics Brasil shows the demand for an event that focuses exclusively on cosmetic and personal care ingredients. International suppliers such as BASF, Croda and Merck, Brazilian suppliers such as Beraca, Chemyunion and Oxiteno and local distributors such as Dinaco, Ion, M.Cassab and quantiQ have already confirmed – Latin American R&D professionals visiting this show will find the widest range of innovative ingredients on display. Exhibitors will also present market-leading Innovation Seminars to communicate the latest product developments and technologies.

Ulisses Sabara, President of BERACA, commented “We are very glad to hear the good news that in-cosmetics is launching in South America/Brazil in 2014. I’ve been attending this world-class exhibition since the early 90’s and BERACA was the pioneering Brazilian company exhibiting at in-cosmetics since 2007. It will be a pleasure to have and participate at in-cosmetics Brasil, now at home!”

Rebecca Morton, Marketing Manager of US exhibitor TRI-K Industries added: “We are thrilled to hear about the latest addition to the in-cosmetics portfolio.  Due to our continued growth in Latin America, TRI-K recently opened a regional office in São Paulo, Brazil and we are looking forward to participating in in-cosmetics Brasil 2014”.
The collaboration with ABIHPEC (Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Industry) is a further sign of the strong local support for the event and will guarantee access to over 2,300 Brazilian cosmetics manufacturers. João Carlos Basilio, ABIHPEC’s president commented “ABIHPEC works for the strengthening of the Brazilian market and consolidation of these industries in the international market. in-cosmetics Brasil will have all the support of ABIHPEC, in order to have a great event.”

Lucy Gillam added “We are very excited to be working with such an influential and outward-looking association as ABIHPEC. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to working with a strong local partner, reaching out to their members and sharing insights and expertise that will be beneficial for the show’s future and all its stakeholders.”
In addition to Brazilian brands, in-cosmetics Brasil will also target selected buyers and senior R&D professionals from other key Latin American markets, in particular Columbia, Venezuela, Argentina and Peru.

More information about ABIHPEC
ABIHPEC, the Brazilian Association of the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrances Industry, represents the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances sector, nationally and internationally directed by the defense of Good Manufacturing Practices. Its associates represent 94% of the segment, showing the strength of the Association facing the segment and domestic economy.
Among the actions of the Association are the promotion of innovation and industrial development, with the work of ITEHPEC (Institute of Technology and Studies on Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances), its technological arm; the incentive for globalizing Brazilian industries – especially by means of the Beautycare Brazil project, coordinated in partnership with Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency); partnerships with similar organizations in other countries; dialogue with governmental spheres; acting in harmonizing  regulations, actively participating in national and international forums, as well as strengthening the image, among others topics related to the sector.
In addition to this, it performs Environmental defense actions (with a Reversal Logistic Program called Dê a Mão para o Futuro – Helping Hands to the Future) and social work with the Look Good Feel Better ® continuity in Brazil (called De Bem com Você – a Beleza contra o cancer) and the social media project called Pedofilia: não feche os olhos para isso (Pedophilia: don’t close your eyes to that). 

The global fragrance market is thriving and set to reach $15.6 billion by 20191. A dynamic sector, it is constantly evolving to deliver new products that meet changing consumer demands that differ from market to market, as well as comply with increasingly complex regulatory frameworks. Renowned as the global meeting place for fragrance industry professionals, the World Perfumery Congress returns to ancestral home of modern perfumery – France – on 10-12 June 2014. The show will bring together thought leaders from across the entire supply chain as they uncover the latest product formulation and ingredient launches, network with each other to spark new business opportunities and map out the growth opportunities in markets around the world.

More than 60 suppliers, 25 per cent of which are new exhibitors, are making preparations to display their latest developments and technical know-how for the fine fragrance, cosmetics, personal care and household sectors. Visitors can meet with major industry players including BASF, Givaudan, IFF, Firmenich, PFW, Robertet, Takasago, Mane and Symrise, as well as with small and medium sized enterprises from around the globe.

The industry’s vision for the future. The World Perfumery Congress Conference runs alongside the exhibition and will this year investigate the ‘Future of Fragrance’. The programme – selected by the WPC advisory board including representatives from P&G, the American Society of Perfumers, Berjé, Givaudan, Symrise, Robertet and IFF – will educate and inspire attendees to ensure they are kept up to date with the latest industry developments.
The programme offers two tracks, allowing delegates to build a tailored itinerary based on those sessions most relevant to their business needs. More than 14 sessions will cover topics as diverse as packaging, growth markets, sustainability and consumer engagement.
Keeping pace with innovation has never been so important for manufacturers who operate in increasingly crowded markets that demand constant new product development.
Jeb Gleason-Allured, Program Director of the 2014 WPC, says, “This year’s show will once again provide a unique perspective on the fragrance industry, as well as unrivalled opportunities to do business and network with peers. The fragrance industry is constantly evolving to respond to changing consumer demands, while engaging emerging markets such as Asia and South America. We’re looking forward to taking the World Perfumery Congress back to France in 2014 to put the future of fragrance into focus.”

Unrivalled networking opportunities . At the heart of The World Perfumery Congress is the opportunity for professionals to network with peers from around the globe. The exhibition floor will be abuzz with conversations about new product pipelines, the next generation of ingredients and how manufacturers and suppliers can work together to create products that consumers will fall in love with.
In addition to this, the show programme facilitates networking with a series of events. A pre-show cocktail reception on 9 June and a closing dinner on the final day provide a more informal setting where suppliers and visitors can discuss business and strengthen their relationships.

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