NEWS > 12 November 2019
Cosmoprof Asia, the most important beauty industry event in the Asia-Pacific region, welcomes professionals and companies from all over the world for its 24th edition, facilitating business development and networking opportunities.
Running from 12–15 November 2019, the exhibition is hosting 2,955 exhibitors from 48 different countries and regions, showcasing their new products and services across two venues comprising 118,900 sqm of exhibition area.
24 Country, Region and Group Pavilions showcase new projects from across the globe, with small and medium-sized companies coming from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, California, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan region, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, and for the first time, Russia.
Korea is the Country of Honour for the 2019 edition, showcasing around 600 companies across all sectors and presenting seminars and live demonstrations of what is new in K-Beauty.
The “One Fair, Two Venues” format helps the attendees schedule their activities on the show floor: Cosmopack Asia, held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), presents the best solutions for the supply chain; Cosmoprof Asia, in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), hosts the best offerings for finished product.
“Cosmoprof Asia reaffirms its role as the perfect stage to discover innovative cosmetic products influencing Asian markets,” says Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere Group. “The exhibition is a natural destination for the beauty community to understand the best solutions to improve their business in Asia and take advantage of the great economic opportunities offered by the continent.”
“Cosmoprof Asia continues to present an insightful and forward-looking picture of the cosmetic world, including the all-important Asia market,” says David Bondi, Senior Vice President - Asia, Informa Markets and Director, Cosmoprof Asia Ltd. “It is an invaluable resource for all industry stakeholders, offering an annual barometer for the present status quo and game changing insights into future trends. Most importantly, Cosmoprof Asia is second-to-none when it comes to networking and business.”
COSMOPACK ASIA 2019
Cosmopack Asia from 12–14 November at AWE, will focus on innovation and sustainability, with revolutionary raw materials and ingredients, cutting-edge machinery and automation, and avant-garde solutions for contract manufacturing and primary and secondary packaging.
Special initiatives within the eight halls of the fair venue will enrich the experience of attendees.
The MEXME Factory is showcasing the development and production of a revolutionary all-in-one cosmetic tool, designed by international design agency centdegrés, in collaboration with leading companies exhibiting at Cosmopack Asia. All steps of the manufacturing process are showcased live, from manufacturing to packaging, to create the MEXME product. Attendees can customise each product to their needs, combining different make-up tools both for the eyes and the lips. The project has been made possible thanks to the manufacturing expertise of Red of View (formulas), Baralan (primary packaging), Wish-Tech (robotics), Cho Chuang (custom packaging) and Yecai Paper Products (secondary packaging).
COSMOLAB, the special project in partnership with Opal Cosmetics, is focusing on aromatherapy and fragrances, leading visitors to discover how different scents can influence our emotions. The sensorial journey ends with the production of a customised fragrance. This initiative is organised in collaboration with IFF for fragrance and Premi for primary packaging.
COSMOPROF ASIA 2019
Cosmoprof Asia, running from 13–15 November at HKCEC, presents an invaluable view of the most on-trend finished goods. Special initiatives were created with professional attendees in mind, showcasing avant-garde trends and solutions.
Sustainability is the key focus for the 2019 edition; thanks to the collaboration of centdegrés, the exhibition is focusing on cutting-edge sustainable solutions, providing visitors with suggestions and updates on how to turn their business to more sustainable practices.
The World of Fragrances plays a central role on the stage too as the sector is becoming one of the best performing segments for the beauty market in Asia. In partnership with NEZ Magazine, Cosmoprof Asia is hosting an olfactory archive, featuring 30 niche perfumes that have become true icons.
COSMOTRENDS, curated in partnership with the international trend agency BEAUTYSTREAMS, presents a first glimpse of the latest innovations anticipated to have strong impacts on the Asian markets, as presented by 2019 exhibitors. After the show, a complete report will be released, providing a unique insight into the region’s upcoming cutting-edge trends for press, trend scouters, buyers and retailers.
ON HAIR, the special initiative dedicated to hair professionals brings the most creative hairstyling to the show floor, with fascinating performances and workshops. The event features the collaboration of the largest professional hairstylists’ organization in the world, OMC Hong Kong.
COSMOPROF & COSMOPACK ASIA AWARDS
Cosmoprof Asia presents the most avant-garde solutions for the beauty industry, from the supply chain to finished product. The Cosmoprof & Cosmopack Asia Awards celebrate exhibitors investing in technology, research and innovation. From 614 original entries, BEAUTYSTREAMS and a jury of key opinion leaders, experts and journalists, have selected the most impressive products and services. On the show floor, special areas in AWE and HKCEC are showcasing the 40 finalists of the 2019 edition, and for the first time, visitors can make a vote to decide the winner for the category Visitors’ Choice.
In both venues, industry leaders share their knowledge and insights on the latest trends, sustainable practices, new challenges for beauty companies and the best-performing markets and sectors in Asia. In HKCEC, educational offerings in the form of live shows, nail competitions, and presentations are available with ONSTAGE sessions.
In addition, for the first time, Cosmoprof Asia is partnering with Euromonitor International, the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research, to give all pre-registered visitors a complimentary market report on skincare trends across Asia 2019 and beyond. A Cosmotalks session is organised at HKCEC to present the findings of this report and share deeper insights, covering topics such as, ‘Where is the growth market within skincare?’ and ‘What products are currently on-trend?’