"Cosmoprof is a trade show that is continuously growing: this year 250,000 visitors and 2,510 exhibitors (+ 5%) attended the show. Bologna lived extraordinary days: without presumption but with pride and satisfaction we can say that Cosmoprof is the largest Italian trade fair and the most important platform for the cosmetics industry, both in Italy and in the world, with editions in Las Vegas and Hong Kong,” said Duccio Campagnoli, President of BolognaFiere Cosmoprof. “This year, we had to add 20,000 square meters of outdoor facilities.”
Most of the show sectors recorded growth. The Green sector, gathering companies offering natural and organic cosmetic products, increased by 22,15%. The Hair and Furniture sectors grew up to 8.20%, while the Nail sector registered a 4% increase. Finally, the Extraordinary Gallery, the section that houses niche and high-end brands, has grown up to 39.09%.
Eventually, Cosmopack, the section dedicated to the industrial supply chain (industrial equipment, packaging, contract manufacturers, sub-contractors, formulators, fillers) grew by 5.42% in 2016 and was attended by 21,900 professional visitors from the industry.
The next edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna will take place on 16th-20th March 2017 (16th-19th March for Cosmopack and 17th-20th March 2017 for Cosmoprof) and will be the occasion to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.