The latest edition of Cosmopack and Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, which was held on 19-23 March 2015, has come to the end with record numbers. According to the organisers, 248,000 visitors attended the event (+20% compared to 2014), and among them 79,000 came from abroad (+30% compared to 2014).
“This has been the great Cosmoprof of internationality. We had 27 Country Pavilions, among them the US, the French and the Polish ones were visited by their Consuls in Italy, who confirmed the great credibility of our fair abroad. The international platform, which includes Las Vegas and Hong Kong, will be enriched in September by Cosmopack New York, an unstoppable expansion of Cosmoprof in the world. Competitiveness in foreign markets represents an opportunity for growth which has become increasingly indispensable for Italian companies in the cosmetics sector. This is the reason why Cosmoprof is becoming more and more international,” said Duccio Campagnoli, President of BolognaFiere.
Around 70% of the 2,493 exhibitors came from abroad, exhibiting either individually or in one of the 27 country pavilions from the following countries: Korea, China, Taiwan, Poland, Germany, Colombia, France, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Oceania, UK, Israel, Peru, USA and California and, for the first time, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Holland. Cosmopack, the section dedicated to suppliers of the beauty industry, hosted 420 exhibitors from 33 countries.
The organisers also invited more than 500 top buyers from 51 countries to attend the event within the International Buyer Program and 2,185 meetings were pre-scheduled with Cosmopack and Cosmoprof exhibitors.