Cosmoprof Asia and Cosmopack Asia counted 87,284 visitors from 135 countries and 3,030 exhibiting companies from 53 countries occupying an exhibition area of up to 113,800 sqm.
Once again, the 23rd edition of Cosmoprof Asia’s “One Fair, Two Venues” formula was an unprecedented success, exceeding all expectations and confirming the event as a leading gathering for beauty professionals, industry insiders and innovative brands in Asia.
Cosmopack Asia took place at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) from 13 to 15 November, hosting supply chain exhibitors: leaders in raw materials and ingredients, machinery and automation, primary and secondary packaging, contract manufacturing, applicators and private labels. There was a rich programme of seminars and talks offered by CosmoTalks, hosting key opinion leaders and international experts
Contemporaneously, Cosmoprof Asia was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 14 to 16 November presented finished goods in the beauty sector: perfumery and cosmetics, beauty salon and spa, hair, nail, and accessories. Special attention was given to The Natural & Organic zone (Hall 3G, HKCEC), where companies from all over the world presented green, eco-friendly, organic products, supplements, and halal cosmetics. Green beauty was the primary focus of the Natural & Organic Symposium, with talks dedicated to on-trend topics like sustainability and opportunities in organic certification. Among the partners of the Symposium were Euromonitor and Ecovia Intelligence.
Competitions also enlivened the programme for participants, with the the 2018 edition Cosmoprof Asia presenting ON HAIR: the two-day event dedicated to the show’s increasingly popular hair industry. The Hong Kong Hair and Styling Arts Festival 2018 (organised by Asia Hair Masters Association), hair shows, workshops, and contests featured hundreds of stylists, models, performing teams, presenters and speakers.
For nail art enthusiasts, there was the Hong Kong Professional Nailist Union Competition 2018, organised by the Hong Kong Professional Nailist Union, involved over 200 contestants from around the world for a challenging contest.
Cosmopack Asia Awards and Cosmoprof Asia Awards were organised in partnership with international trend agency BEAUTYSTREAMS, celebrating the most outstanding beauty products and industrial solutions presented by exhibiting companies in each exhibition venue.
“This year’s visitor numbers, fair exhibitors and products confirm what the global trends are telling us, that as an industry beauty and cosmetics are not only continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and science, but also that the Asia market is full of savvy consumers keen to understand and invest in cutting-edge products,” says David Bondi, Senior Vice President, UBM Asia. “We are delighted to share that this record-breaking year brought together more exhibitors, attendees and business than ever before, to both our AsiaWorld-Expo and Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre venues, and trend forecasts suggest 2019 will continue building on this year’s success.”
“We are honored to announce record-breaking numbers of Cosmoprof Asia 2018,” says Antonio Bruzzone, General Manager BolognaFiere. “This exhibition is the perfect stage for companies, retailers, importers, buyers and distributors interested in new business opportunities in Asia. The success of Cosmoprof Asia is the result of a profitable collaboration between BolognaFiere Group, organiser of the events of the Cosmoprof international network, and UBM Asia Ltd. We are working together to aid the development of the beauty industry worldwide.
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Cosmopack Asia – 12 to 14 November 2019
Cosmoprof Asia – 13 to 15 November 2019
For more information about the show, visit www.cosmoprof-asia.com