The 17th edition of Cosmoprof Asia, which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14 to 16 November 2012, posted a series of record numbers.

According to the organizers, leading beauty trade show for the Asia-Pacific area was held on 74,000 sqm of exhibition area (+9% over last year), hosting 1,964 exhibitors (an increase of 10% compared to 2011) from 44 countries and regions, with 19% increase in participation from Europe (with France ranking first in terms of exhibitor number).

Over the three show days, Cosmoprof Asia welcomed more than 55,000 visitors (a growth of 14% over 2011), with significant presence of buyers from countries such as Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Russia and US.

"It’s very encouraging to see yet another record-breaking edition of Cosmoprof Asia. Participants originating from 121 countries and regions testify to the truly international profile of the show and the increasing importance of the Asia region to the global beauty trade,” said Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia Ltd and Director of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd.

The 18th edition of Cosmoprof Asia will be held from 13 to 15 November 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.