To better host the growing number of exhibitors, Cosmoprof Bologna promises a more functional layout of the pavilions. With an overall growth by 9%, Cosmopack will occupy part of the hall 19 for the first time this year. Cosmoprime, the area dedicated to high-end cosmetics, will be located in Hall 14. Located inside pavilions 28, 29 and 30, renovated last year, the Beauty Salon and Spa sections are recording a growth by 21% in the exhibition area.
Differentiated opening days
As per last year, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna will have different opening dates depending on the halls and product categories:
From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March 2019, the Cosmopack and Cosmo | Perfumery & Cosmetics sections will open their doors for producers and specialists of the supply chain, finished product companies, and buyers/retailers, with the latter focusing on the Perfumery and Cosmetics sector, Green & Organic Beauty, and Cosmoprime, the area dedicated to high-end cosmetics.
From Friday 15 to Monday 18 March, the show opens from 14thfor the professional distribution channels of Cosmo | Hair & Nail & Beauty Salon, with the participation of salon owners and beauty centers, hair stylists, hairdressers, nail technicians, and distributors specialized in these segments.
Sustainable beauty in the focus
Sustainability and circular economy will be the main themes of Cosmoprof Bologna 2019 in particular during the third edition of CosmoTalks, the Italian event’s educational programme. From March 14 to March 16, more than 30 sessions will take place, with the participation of 150 international speakers. Two stages will host the panel discussions, both of which will be located in the Service Center Area, the core of Bologna fair district. Thanks to this location, more than 5,000 attendees are expected. Topics will include: “Sustainability now & next,” by WGSN; "Ecological Natives: redefining sustainability for the future of your brand, from key trends to creative concepts" by Peclers Paris; "Designing the new style of sustainable beauty brands" by centdegrés; "Environmental footprint: an opportunity for beauty companies" in collaboration with Cosmetica Italia; “Green Cosmetics: a focus on distribution channels”, by Ecovia Intelligence, etc.
Cosmopack keeps growing
Cosmopack is recording a significant growth in exhibitors, up to 9%, compared to the previous edition. The show in the show dedicated to contact manufacturing, private label, machinery, primary and secondary packaging, and applicators, will cover the pavilions 20, 15, 15A and 18 and, new for 2019, part of the hall 19.
Following the guiding thread of this edition, Cosmopack will give visibility to new industrial solutions that can reduce the environmental impact of cosmetic production, while Pavilion 19 will host the best of technological innovation in the supply chain.
Within Cosmopack, the S.M.A.R.T. (Solution, Manufacturing, Automation, Research & Technology) area will showcase the automation solutions presented by companies such as Axomatic, Citus-Kalix (Coesia Group), CMI Industries, Cosmatic, Coven, IDM Automation, IMA Group, Marchesini Group, Nastri-Tex, Omas Tecnosistemi, Tirelli, TGM - Technomachines, V2 Engineering, Vetraco and Woojung Tech. Smart manufacturing, robotics, IoT, AI and AR, predictive maintenance, big data, cloud and digital solutions will be also showcased in this area.
Hall 19 will also host the seventh edition of The Cosmopack Factory project, which for 2019, will present the production process of NO.CO. - NO COMPROMISE, an environment-friendly scalp oil with a water-free formula containing ingredients of natural origin and a primary packaging made from 100% recycled PET. Designed by centdegrés, the project is manufactured by a selection of companies exhibiting at Cosmopack: Cosmoproject for the formula, Omas Tecnosistemi for the machinery, Verve for the packaging, and Aliplast for the regenerated PET polymer used for the production of the bottle.
"With 2,947 exhibitors coming from over 70 countries and more than 250,000 expected visitors, the event confirms its role as the key appointment for the entire cosmetic industry," said Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere during the press preview of the 2019 edition.