BOLOGNA, Italy — After nearly a decade of balance sheets squeezed by highly unfavorable currency translations, Italy, along with the rest of Europe, is breathing more easily, thanks to the current devaluation of what was once termed “the super euro.” That was evident during a series of interviews with attendees and exhibitors at the Cosmoprof trade show that ran from March 19 to 23 here, as well as with key beauty industry players in Milan and fragrance exhibitors at that city’s Esxence and Unscent fine fragrance shows…… READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON WWD WEB SITE

NEWS / 27 May 2015

New @Cosmoprof 2016 – Focus on the Halal Cosmetics

New at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2016: the Halal Cosmetics Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the leading international beauty event -and the observatory for all the trends related to the cosmetics sector- announces its 49th edition, which will be held in Bologna from 18th to 21st March 2016, together with Cosmopack, (from 17th to 20th March 2016). The 2016 edition will host for the first time ever the project ”the HALAL COSMETICS: from production to sales”, a  world preview  of an exhibition area (which will be part of the pavilion dedicated to Natural Cosmetics) completely dedicated to national and international companies producing or distributing beauty products with HALAL certification logo (“lawful” for Muslim consumers). The format has been developed in partnership and under the  supervision of the Italian halal certification body  WHAD- World Halal Development, which will  also provide a support on Islamic marketing. “Halal Cosmetic is mainly requested from South Asian and Middle Eastern consumers  – says Dino Tavazzi , Chief Executive Officer of Cosmoprof – but it influences as well Italian and European companies, due to the fact that 80% of the beauty products sold in GCC countries is produced in Europe, above all in Italy and France” (according to WHAD …

NEWS / 15 May 2015

Cosmoprof in Expo2015

Biodiversity Park is the fruit of the partnership between BolognaFiere and Expo 2015 S.p.A. with the collaboration of the Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, the Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea and FederBio. The park covers an area of 8,500 m2 and is the biodiversity themed area of Expo Milan 2015. The park will include a theatre and two pavilions, one dedicated to organic agriculture and food – that also includes the Bio Store in created partnership with NaturaSi and Bio Restaurant developed in partnership with Alce Nero-Berberè  – and the other housing the Biodiversity Exhibition. The purpose of Biodiversity Park is to showcase Italian excellence in the fields of agriculture, food production and the environment, through a visitor experience that narrates the evolution and safeguarding of agricultural biodiversity, in addition to a packed schedule of events, meetings and multimedia experiences. The aim of the Park created by a partnership between Expo and BolognaFiere, the long time organizer of SANA, the International Exhibition of Natural and Organic Products, is to showcase Italian excellence in agriculture, business and the civic associations connected to the respect for nature and the environment, enabling this reality to take …

NEWS / 11 May 2015


COSMOPACK, the premier international trade exhibition for the beauty supply chain organized by BolognaFiere Group, presents the first edition of the International Business Forum & Exhibition, which will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel  on 16th and 17th September 2015. Cosmopack dedicates its attention to the beauty supply chain, which for its 2015 edition in Bologna attracted the most important international companies: from contract manufacturing to the producers of machinery and technology, from companies focused on primary and secondary packaging to those specializing in raw materials. The project launched in 2014 with the Cosmopack Symposium, which spotlighted in New York the excellence of the Italian and international supply chain, has developed into a Forum: a brand-new concept focused on B2B meetings. The companies are offered concrete business meetings with selected buyers interested in new commercial contacts and partnerships for the development of their product lines. The International Business Forum & Exhibition by Cosmopack is a strategic occasion of networking for the beauty business community: workshops, in-depth meetings and round-tables focused on the North American market enrich the content offer of the event, facilitating business opportunities and the development of new projects. The event is organized in collaboration …

NEWS / 24 Mar 2015


Monday, March 23, 2015 – Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2015, the international leader in the global world of cosmetics, has come to the end with record numbers, exceeding all expectations of visitors. 248,000 visitors attended the event (+20% compared to 2014), and among them 79,000 came from abroad (+30% compared to 2014), to symbolize the international leadership of the event, which with its 2,493 exhibitors, of which 70% came from abroad, represents a unique business opportunity to companies and beauty professionals. 1,070 journalists, both from Italy and foreign countries, requested the press accreditation, together with 540 bloggers, over 100,000 followers and 2,200,000 contacts on social networks in the latest week. “The enormous success of Cosmoprof which brought to Italy and Bologna the global industry of cosmetics and beauty from all over the world, is a truly exceptional event -says Duccio Campagnoli, President of BolognaFiere- first of all for our country as well as for BolognaFiere and for the city, which makes us feel, at the beginning of this spring, the strong scent of recovery and energy in Italy and that of a great interest from abroad on our country. This has been the great Cosmoprof of internationality, which ideally opens, as …

NEWS / 20 Feb 2015


European Cosmetics Manufacturing will be at Cosmoprof for the second time. We have the pleasure to interview Mr. Mohammad Madi, President of MADI International Group,before the Exhibition. Tell us more about European Cosmetics Manufacturing Company    European Cosmetics was established in 2005 and is based in Sharjah, UAE. We belong to the Madi International Group and our production facility occupies an area of 2,000 square metres. We manufacture and sell professional beauty products for hair, skin and nail care and have recently launched a guest amenities division focusing on premium hotel experiences. We adhere to extremely high standards in all our work with suppliers and clients. What is your current manufacturing focus?    The modern equipment and high-level production machinery in our factory guarantee excellent product quality. Our vast mixers and six production lines can produce up to 80,000 pieces per day, making European Cosmetics Manufacturing Company a leader in the sector and one of the most advanced and best-equipped facilities in the region. Our Research & Development department also plays a vital role, developing new innovative formulas and maintaining the high quality of the production system with its state-of-the-art equipment. What markets do you focus on, and how?    European Cosmetics Manufacturing Company …

NEWS / 04 Feb 2015


THE MASCARA FACTORY: THE ITALIAN SUPPLY CHAIN OF MASCARA STARRING AT COSMOPACK 2015 Cosmopack, held in Bologna from 19th to 22nd March 2015, is the landmark event organized by Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna and dedicated to the Beauty international supply chain. This year the show presents the Cosmopack Factory, a live exhibition of the industrial process for the production of  the most famous and popular beauty products, which has characterized also the latest editions of the trade show. The project aims at presenting the supply chain of the cosmetics industry, showing it “live”: one of the excellences of Made in Italy, recognized worldwide for the quality of its services and production systems. The Cosmopack Factory dedicated its first set-up to the lipstick, and continued for 2014 with the technological development of the powder; in 2015 it reveals the secrets of mascara. The mascara, whose name comes from the word “mask”, plays a central role in the tradition of make-up, where the eye is the protagonist of the face of a woman. The first mascara was a stick of coal dust and Vaseline, applied with a moistened brush. Today the mascara is undoubtedly the most complicated among the make-up products, the perfect …