Taking place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 7-9 November 2023, the 2023 edition of in-cosmetics Asia will gather more than 500 suppliers of cosmetic and personal care ingredients. According to the event’s organizers, 28% of this year’s exhibitors are new at the show.
Spotlight on sustainable and ‘conscious’ beauty
This year, in-cosmetics Asia will spotlight sustainable, eco-conscious products and practices that are creating a pathway for industry change.
The Spotlight On Sustainable, Conscious Beauty product showcase will help companies and suppliers tackle their sustainability challenges, from uncertainties around incorporating certain ingredients and best practice, to efficacy and marketing challenges.
The Spotlight On Seminars will deliver comprehensive technical insights from the likes of Soho Aneco Chemicals Co., Ltd, Ashland Singapore Pte Ltd, KyungHee University, Hi-Q Marine Biotech International Ltd. and Shanghai Coachchem Technology Co., Ltd.
According to the GlobalData Consumer Survey Q3, over a third (39%) of consumers in the APAC region proactively sought products that contained only natural ingredients.
A hub for indie brands
“While in-cosmetics Asia is well-known for the number of large, global beauty brands it attracts, attendees from SMEs make up over half of the visitors to the event,” said the organizers. As such, this year will see a dedicated focus on independent, trailblazing companies making a mark on the industry.
The Indie Trail is designed to help smaller brands identify exhibitors that can fulfil small ingredient orders and put them in front of the opportunities that have the potential to transform their business. According to in-cosmetics Asia, almost 30% of the exhibitors at the show this year can cater for small orders.
This year’s event will see the return of several familiar themes, including the Innovation Zone (with over 90 new and recently launched personal care ingredients to be showcased, all of them entering into the in-cosmetics Asia Awards), Formulation Lab (where ingredient suppliers will demonstrate and educate cosmetic scientists on how to perfect their formulation methods and techniques in a real lab setting during one-hour sessions), Technical Seminars, and Marketing Trends and Regulation sessions.
“Seeing the industry join forces amidst a wave of cosmetic developments and trends is what we’re most looking forward to this year. The future of the cosmetic and personal care sector lies in the hands of our exhibitors, and we’re thrilled to host and reunite everyone for another year of celebrating both success and progress in sustainable beauty within the APAC region,” said Sarah Gibson, Event Director at in-cosmetics Asia.