[Conference] in-cosmetics Asia drums up interest at conference
On the road: in-cosmetics Asia drums up interest at conference in South Korea
in-cosmetics Asia delivered their first-ever conference, in South Korea on 12 September at KINTEX, Gyeonggi, giving local manufacturers a taste of what’s in store at the main exhibition in October. Visitors to the one-day event hailed from both leading manufacturers and smaller local companies including names such as Amore Pacific, Doori Cosmetics, Kolmar and Mary Kay, ready to learn more about the present state of the cosmetics and toiletries industry and the growth opportunities it affords.
The ‘Insights Into Sustainable Growth’ conference, in association with IBITA, brought together suppliers and delegates as they debated and discussed the hottest trends coming out of South Korea and the rest of Asia.
South Korea, selected as the country focus for this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, is exerting its influence across the region and beyond. The country is well known for its rapid growth with its cosmetics and toiletries industry growing 9.1 per cent in 2012, as well as its flair for innovative product design, aesthetic ideals and complex beauty regimes.
Joo-taek Youn, Chief Director, IBITA commented: “The conference provided the perfect platform for global ingredients suppliers to communicate global and Asian trends to our Korean delegates and explore the industry’s outlook. This was a great success and we look forward to collaborating further with in-cosmetics Asia in the years to come.”
At the conference attendees were armed with new market data and information on ingredient innovation during six seminars. Euromonitor International presented its latest research on worldwide beauty and personal care markets including a focus on what the future holds for developments across Asia.
Kline & Company also took a close look at the global ingredients market with regional analysis to explore how mature markets stand against the fast-growing Chinese market. This session highlighted new trends and drivers, as well as some of the constraints brand owners and manufacturers must take into account when developing new products.
Attendees also heard from ingredient suppliers who presented their latest product offerings to give manufacturers food for thought about possible routes for innovation. Dr. Paul K R Yoon from Gattefossé (France) took a look at the surprising cosmetic benefits of plant wax butters; Andy Lee at Solvay (Singapore) showcased the company’s new conditioning polymer that answers the challenges of modern day shampoo formulation; Jerry Gew at Sasol Chemicals Pacific (Singapore) presented the science behind its newly patented fully synthetic petroleum wax; and Kim Young Heui at Bioland Centre (South Korea) examined the causes of intrinsic and extrinsic skin ageing and the approaches to protect against ageing.
Ivan Rahal, Marketing Manager, in-cosmetics Asia said: “The event was a miniature in-cosmetics Asia. We have received excellent feedback from the conference delegates who have been invited to attend the main event in Bangkok where they will have the opportunity to meet 35 times more exhibitors and enjoy 10 times more seminars!”
In between seminars, visitors could also meet with suppliers including AMA Laboratories (USA), Bioland (Singapore), Bloomage Freda Biopharm (China), Campo Research (Singapore), Gattefossé (France), Reka (Malaysia), Sinobest (China) and Solvay (Singapore) at table-top stands.