by Suman Gupta
Mumbai, June 12, 2019 – The Cosmoprof India show, the three-day ideal business-to-business event for the fast-growing market in India, got off a flying start at the Bombay Exhibition Center (BEC). With its first edition, from June 12 till June 14, Cosmoprof India Mumbai 2019 will, for all intents and purposes, host the future of the beauty industry in India. On the show floor, in an exhibition area up to 10,260 sqm, international top buyers and distributors, opinion leaders, experts, and influencers can assist in the first steps of I-Beauty. 232 companies from 23 countries and regions are showcasing products and technologies, which will lead to the development of the Made in India industry, with its specific ingredients, technicalities, and treatments. 3 country and group pavilions will attend: Italy, USA and Korea.
All sectors of the industry are represented: ingredients/raw materials, machinery and equipment, OEM, contract manufacturing and private label, primary and secondary packaging, service providers, finished product – with Perfumery and Cosmetics, Beauty Salon and Spa, Hair, Nail and Natural & Organic.
At Cosmoprof India, both local and international operators representing Europe, North America and the Far East can get inspired by new trends and contents. Wholesalers, distributors and sales agents can discover futuristic innovations in their reference market; manufacturers, packaging and machinery specialists and suppliers can find the most interesting industrial solutions for their companies; salon owners and retailers can focus on new services to enrich the offer of their sales points. To facilitate the development of new projects, the Buyer Program, a consolidated initiative of the Cosmoprof exhibitions, helps arranging business meetings between exhibitors and top buyers, most of them invited from India and Middle East, according to specific needs of both sides. Cosmoprof India is the optimal platform for the development of Indian beauty industry. While focusing on networking and business opportunities among suppliers, distributors and buyers from all over the world, Cosmoprof helps local companies to develop new technologies and solutions, thus increasing the attention paid on quality standards. The enormous potential of Indian market is recognized by economic experts worldwide: in the period between 2018 and 2023, for instance, a growth of up to 9.7% is expected, particularly in the perfumery sector, with a corresponding 19.6% growth, and a +13.1% in the make-up segment. Cosmoprof India seeks to provide ultimate insights for international beauty professionals to understand how Indian cosmetic industry is evolving.
COSMOPROF INDIA MUMBAI – SPECIAL INITIATIVES : Cosmoprof India Mumbai offers its visitors the opportunity to attend high- level training workshops and in-depth analyses focused on the most significant issues for the Indian cosmetic industry. The CosmoTalks calendar, for instance, consists of workshops and training sessions dedicated to operators and distributors. With the participation of experts, trend and design agencies and international associations, key themes are discussed, such as impactful trends for the Indian market, brand distribution and communication solutions, the development of niche sector and of green beauty. Partners of the initiative are BEAUTYSTREAMS, CENTDEGRES, EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL, KLINE&GROUP, MINTEL, ONELINE WELLNESS, STYLESPEAK and WGSN. Cosmoprof Onstage provides opportunities to selected exhibiting companies – DERMAPEN, DNG GROUP with BARBA ITALIANA, LOOKX, PEVONIA INTERNATIONAL, RICA and SWATI – to showcase new products, while also meeting buyers and professionals.
The Cosmoprof India Awards celebrate quality and research in the Indian beauty segment, recognizing the best exhibiting companies and allowing the winners to gain greater visibility with industry players. A jury of experts evaluated the best products and services presented by exhibitors, which will influence Indian consumers’ behavior, thanks to their innovative formulas and textures. Finalists are showcased on the show floor at the Cosmoprof India Awards Installation. Winners are being announced on June 12, during the Gala Night event of Cosmoprof India. The initiative has been organized in collaboration with the international trend agency Beautystreams; trophies have been created by the design agency centdegrés.
#VibrantIndia: The Scented Fabric Play, in collaboration with centdegrés, is a celebration of Indian culture and values, which are influencing the development of local beauty industry. India is recognized worldwide for its colors, patterns and scents: the installation aims at providing attendees with a multi-sensitive experience. Three regions are represented, with their characteristic fabrics and fragrances: Karnataka with jasmine and Mysore silk, Kerala with Mundum Neriyathum and Black Pepper, Uttar Pradesh with Vetiver and Chikankari. Visitors can choose how to personalize a candle, choosing their favorite fabric and scent.
CosmoTrends, curated in partnership with Beautystreams, is one of the most interesting contents of all the Cosmoprof events: it covers the main trends, which can be recognized on the show floor. For Cosmoprof India, the report highlights products and devices, which, according to Beautystreams experts, are influencing Indian market, answering to specific needs and trends of local consumers. CosmoTrends is a functional tool for buyers, journalists, trend scouters and influencers, looking for what is new for the beauty sector in India. For further information, www.cosmoprofindia.com/en