Cosmoprof Asia 2016 Confirms Record Numbers
Cosmoprof Asia 2016 drew to a close with historic highs after four days of inspiration, innovation, education and business. The event welcomed 650 new companies this year taking the total number of exhibitors to 2,698 from 49 countries and regions.
732 companies from 19 countries exhibited at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), the venue for packaging, ingredients and processing equipment, from 15-17 November 2016. Finished cosmetics were showcased at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 16-18 November 2016 by 1,966 companies from 49 countries.
Cosmoprof Asia 2016 hosted 24 national and group pavilions from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, California, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA with inaugural pavilions from Bulgaria and Latvia.
The fair played host to 76,818 trade visitors from 129 countries and regions (21% increase over 2015) including 79 International Buyer Delegations from over 21 countries and regions across Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“With the strong international representation and presence, Cosmoprof Asia remains the indisputably most important networking opportunity in Asia Pacific for the beauty industry,” said Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia Ltd.
“The plethora of networking events, impressive showcases of innovative products and our exceptional commitment to service and delivery excellence has taken Cosmoprof Asia into a new epoch with its 21st edition,” added Roberto Kerkoc, Vice President, BolognaFiere S.p.A.
AWE served as a focused venue for companies specialising in packaging, machinery, OEM, contract manufacturing and raw materials, helping buyers to source more effectively.
The headline event was the first edition of the Innovation Circle Awards, organised in partnership with the world renowned Beautystreams, recognising the most innovative packaging, design and formula. A jury panel comprised of the beauty industry’s elite including AmorePacific, Centdegrés, L’Oreal, Marie Dalgar, Martha Tilaar Group and NYX Cosmetics selected the winners and products were displayed in a prominent area on the show floor.
Cosmoprof Asia will be back in 2017 from 14 to 16 November at AsiaWorld-Expo and from 15 to 17 November at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For further information please visit the fair website: www.cosmoprof-asia.com