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THE BEST SHOW IN ASIA!
COSMOPROF ASIA, the largest
international beauty trade fair in the
region, will celebrate its 20th anniversar y
from November 11-13 at the Hong Kong
Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The partnership between UBM Asia
Ltd and BolognaFiere Spa has nurtured
a humble event into what is today the
ultimate annual destination in Asia for
professionals in the beauty industry.
The 2014 edition of Cosmoprof Asia
reaffirmed its dynamism with 2,362
exhibitors from 42 countries and regions
(including 22 national and group
pav illions), over 81,500 square metres of
exhibition space (up seven percent on
2013) and 64 percent (up 1.3 percent on
2013) of the 60,000 visitors coming from
124 countries and regions.
Cosmoprof Asia is established as the
event for global suppliers and distributors
interested in business activity in Asia-Pacific
- the fastest-growing beauty and personal
care market, with a business transaction
of US $128 billion in 2013, largely driven
by Japan, China, South Korea, India and
Thailand, as well as emerging markets such
as Vietnam and Indonesia.
Over the last two decades, the beauty
and personal care industry has grown from
strength to strength, and is now worth
more than $US 454 billion in annual retail
sales, according to Euromonitor.
Cosmoprof Asia has grown four
times bigger since its inception in 1996.
It has constantly adapted to changes in
the industry/market and today reflects
the entirety of the industry, offering
visitors unrivalled access to the latest
offerings in perfumery and cosmetics,
natural and organics, packaging and raw
materials, aesthetics and spa, nail, hair
and accessories, all represented by major
international and Asian companies.
To mark its 20th anniversar y,
Cosmoprof A sia 2015 has numerous
special events and activities in store for
global industry professionals, including:
Spot On Beauty: This strategic launch
pad for new products returns, after its
success in 2014. A new pavillion called
Discover Trends will house exhibitors
representing three emerging segments of
the beauty industry – cosmetics for men,
natural and organic products, and baby
To enhance interactive learning, a
dedicated Trends For um has been added
to the Spot On Beauty area. Global
research companies such as Euromonitor,
Groupe Carlin International, Information
et Inspiration and Kline will reveal the
most compelling trends, insights and
developments that are driving innovation
in the beauty industry.
The popular charity initiative Boutique
will be back: visitors can hand-pick a
selection of travel-sized product samples
sponsored by 20 exhibitors, to be
presented in a customised gift box, for a
small donation. All proceeds will go to a
The International Buyer Program (9th
edition) is a key component of the trade
program, designed to give exhibitors and
high-profile v isitors the opportunity to
meet and engage in pre-scheduled one-on -
one meetings. This creates highly relevant
and effective connection between buyers
and sellers before and during the show.
Just say namaste
DESPITE THE hype about technology
and innovation, productivity is slowing -
even falling - around the world, with India
being one key exception.
“ This is one of today’s great economic
paradoxes that predates the onset of the
`Great Recession’ and for which there is no
satisfactor y explanation,” says economist
Thierry Malleret, co -founder and primary
author of the Monthly Barometer, a
predictive analysis prov ided exclusively
to private investors and today’s most
influential opinion and decision-makers.
“ That said, weak investment does seem
to be an important factor.”
Writing for The Global Wellness
Institute, Malleret explained : “At the
micro level, many businesses are now
trying to reduce absenteeism and increase
productivity by implementing wellness
program for their employees. Yoga often
plays a prominent role in this.
“According to the US Sports and Fitness
Industry Association, the number of people
over 16 practising yoga in the US grows at
an average annual rate of more than five
percent - far outstripping other `wellness'
activities s percent annual growth).
“There is no comprehensive research
on how yoga practice correlates with
higher productivity, but anecdotal
ev idence indicates that `it work s’.
“ Yoga is part of India’s cultural DNA.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a yoga
practitioner who created a ministerial
portfolio for Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy,
unani, siddha and homeopathy.
“At his request, the United Nations
declared June 21 as the first International
Day of Yoga and Modi led a mass-
synchronised yoga performance of 45,000
people at the Rajpath in New Delhi.”
The Indian PM’s request was co-
sponsored by a record 177 countries,
making it the most supported of any
resolution of the UN General Assembly.
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