Cosmoprof Asia celebrated its 20th anniversary from 11 to 13 November at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with record visitor and exhibitor numbers. According to the organizers, 63,241 visitors from 119 countries and regions attended the event (5.5% increase on last year), of which 40,761 came from outside of Hong Kong (up 7% compared to 2014). There was a significant increase in visitors from the United States and Europe, including Austria, France, Poland, Portugal and Sweden, as well as from emerging markets such as Chile, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.
“Cosmoprof Asia 2015 hosted 2,504 exhibiting companies from 46 countries which is an increase of 6% compared to last year, with an exhibition area of more than 84,000 sqm, a 3% expansion”, said Michael Duck, Director of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd. “Every year we are witnessing a growth in the show which confirms its importance for the Asian beauty industry.”
Two venues in 2016
A consequence of this growth is the saturation of the Convention & Exhibition Centre. Next year, Cosmoprof Asia will introduce the concept of “One Fair, Two Venues”. The 2016 edition will be held across two venues:
- From 15 to 17 November, AsiaWorld-Expo will host exhibitors of ingredients, machinery & equipment, packaging, contract manufacturing and private label.
- From 16 to 18 November the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre will open its doors for all finished products: cosmetics & toiletries, natural health, beauty salon, hair salon, nail and accessories.