NEWS > 18 March 2023
Friday, 17 March, the winners of the 2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards, the “Oscars of the Cosmetics Industry”, the highest accolade in beauty, were announced at “The One & Only Event”, an exclusive gala event hosted in the magnificent setting of Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna. Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards is a project created in partnership with BEAUTYSTREAMS, the go-to trend agency for the global beauty industry.
Over 1,000 top international players came together for the evening, providing a unique opportunity to celebrate excellence, innovation, and creativity in the beauty world.
The setting for the event was Palazzo Re Enzo, a 13th-century palace in the heart of Medieval Bologna that continues to serve as a hub for the city’s social and economic affairs. Immersed in the magical atmosphere of Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Re Enzo pairs the allure of the past with the innovation of the present, making it the ideal setting for an evening dedicated to the key figures in the beauty industry.
Palazzo Re Enzo - Bologna Italy
Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards reward products, formulations, packaging, design, technology, materials, ingredients, and sustainability in the cosmetics industry, celebrating innovation and excellence worldwide. The 13 winning products represent the separate worlds that make Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna the only event where all the sectors in the industry come together.
Special mention goes to the jury of international professionals who represented the industry and actively participated in the search for new products and innovative solutions: Founders, CEOs, Presidents, Brand Directors, Senior Buyers, Editors-in-Chief, Innovation Executives, Scientific Directors, and Prospective Leads representing all the sectors that voted for all the categories in the contest and selected the winners.
The winners of the 2023 edition
The LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – an honor that Cosmoprof assigns to entrepreneurs and professionals whose talent and endurance have significantly contributed to the advancement of the industry – was also announced at the gala. The award for the 2023 edition went to Nazih Hamad, Founder & CEO of Nazih Group, a leader in the distribution of products for the professional channel, furnishings and services for parlors, beauty centers and spas.
Nazih Hamad - Founder & CEO di Nazih Group
An absolute novelty for the 2023 edition was the trophy for the Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards, designed in collaboration with Istituto Marangoni, thanks to a contest involving the most creative students from the International School of Design. The trophy assigned to the winners (Fluere) was 3D printed and customized for each of the exhibitions in the Cosmoprof network. Designed by Aliya Karagayeva from Kazakhstan, Fluere represents the beauty industry as it flows through the ages, highlighting the sector's resilience and ability to adapt to social and economic change: a designer piece with a strong identity that echoes the strong identity of the Cosmoprof network.
Thanks to the participation of distributors, brand owners, and buyers representing the leading global chains, not to mention journalists from the primary international papers and content creators, the evening brought together over 1,000 top players in the industry on a global scale. The invitation-only event was an extraordinary networking opportunity, a unique moment for finding new contacts, fostering synergy, and laying the foundations for future collaboration.
Queen At The Opera
The loggia of Re Enzo Palace
A group of guests