The 2nd edition of Cosmoprof India opens its doors in Mumbai on 16th and 17th December at the Hotel Sahara Star.
Organized by BolognaFiere Group and Informa Markets India Pvt Ltd, the beauty trade show is a “geo-adapted’ version of the Cosmoprof concept . Launched in 2018 as a special preview, Cosmoprof India aims to offer networking and business opportunities to players across beauty and cosmetics in the business-to-business sphere. In fact, the exhibition offers attendees exposure to various beauty sectors, brands, live demos, and a knowledge forum, all under one roof. This year Cosmoprof India welcomes brands like Amazon, Myntra, Purplle, Marico, Hindustan Unilever, Lakme Lever, Kama Ayurveda, mCaffeine, Mamaearth and many more.
"For the first time after the pandemic, Cosmoprof India brings together brands, buyers, retailers and wholesalers, to guide them to discover how the domestic industry is reacting to the most innovative digital tools, current distribution channels and new consumers habits”, said Mr. Gianpiero Calzolari, President of Bologna Fiere. "We are ready to recover normal commercial relations and relaunch the sector, respecting safety regulations."
The Indian beauty and personal care industry has been valued at INR 1080 billion as of 2020 with a 6.8% year-on-year growth trend.
Demographic growth, ever-improving living conditions, and the development of the manufacturing and digital sectors have given a boost to the Indian economy over the last few years. While the outbreak of COVID-19 and its consequences deeply impacted the nation, the revenue growth in the beauty sector in 2022 is anticipated to increase by +2.8%.
The exhibition aims to lend itself to this steady recovery.
The attendees at the event will be able to look forward to market insights and latest innovations from speakers such as Mr Pushkaraj Shenai, CEO & Executive Director, Lakme Lever; Ms Sukirti Patnaik, Founder & MD, Indulge The Salon; Mr Blessing A Manikandan, CEO, Toni & Guy, South Asia; Mr Samir Srivastav, CEO, Jean Claude Biguine Salon & Spa; Mr Sachin Kamat, Director, Enrich Beauty; Mr Samay Dutta, Owner, Looks Salon; Ms. Rekha Chaudari, Global Wellness Ambassador Indi; Ms. Spoorthi Shetty, CEO, B Blunt; Mr Aniket Gandhi, Director, R&D, Personal Care (Skin Care, Colour Cosmetics), Unilever; Ms Soumi Dey Sarkar, Head R&D, Kama Ayurveda; Mr Puneet Dudeja, Director of New Business (South Asia), WGSN; Ms Diipa Büller-Khosla, Influencer & Founder of indē Wild; among many others. Attendees include Masaba Gupta, renowned designer and Founder Masaba by Nykaa; Namrata Soni and Ojas Rajani, Celebrity Makeup artists and Hair stylists. They will be seen participating in curated sessions, at the CosmoTalks, designed to keep updated with new trends and post-crisis strategies.
In addition, the Cosmo Onstage will host live shows and product presentations bringing inventive beauty and new technologies to life from both local distributors and international players. Cosmoprof India will also host an online international matchmaking Buyer Program.
Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, “We are thrilled to host the 2021 edition in the in-person format after a gap of 2.5 years. This year we expect participation from over 100 companies and over 4,000 people attending from the beauty and cosmetics sector. Cosmoprof India serves as a launchpad for new products and state-of-the-art solutions. Through our expo, we help exhibitors present their major breakthroughs and success stories. As organizers, we have been implementing a series of measures to ensure that our exhibitors and attendees can enjoy the show without any worries, and we will continue to monitor the developing situation in order to guarantee a safe and high-level business experience.”