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In-Cosmetics Paris Sets Records


Attendance tops 10,000, according to Reed.

As many expected, Paris was a record-setting venue for the In-Cosmetics francise. The event, the largest in its 26-year history, reported record results for visitor, exhibitor and exhibition space figures. Over three days, 9,726 unique visitors attended the event, a 14% increase on the 2015 event. In total, Industry professionals made 17,202 visits to the show. 
Visitors came from 131 countries, with 63% travelling to France from other European countries, as well as Asia, North America and South America. Covering 16,236sqm, the 2016 show’s footprint increased 11%, while exhibitor numbers increased nearly 11% to 784. What were all of these companies promoting? Dominated by new product launches, the 2016 exhibition saw many major new developments unveiled, with more than 100 products showcased in the Innovation Zone alone.
“This year’s In-Cosmetics was busy from the first minute and we had thousands of people wanting to find out more about our innovative new products. In-Cosmetics is an excellent place to network and exchange ideas, the marketing trends presentations are very helpful and it’s great to see so many R&D professionals in attendance," said Valerie Lavallee, product manager at Lucas Meyer Cosmetics. "This is the show that brings our industry together.”

Two new areas were introduced at In-Cosmetics 2016, the Formulation Lab and Sensory Bar. The former, a recreated lab on the show floor, provided a unique opportunity for attendees to acquire hands-on formulation training. Interactive demonstrations took place throughout the three days, delivered exclusively for the benefit of formulators and R&D delegates. Participants were able to learn new skills from presentations given by leading experts at DSM, Cosphatec, Lonza Consumer Care, Dr. Straetmans, Sino Lion Ltd, Evonik, Ashland, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, The NRC Group and The Institute of Personal Care Science.

Meanwhile, the new Sensory Bar provided an opportunity to test formulations with innovative textures and new sensations, including transforming and hybrid textures, milky emulsions, state-of-the-art pigments and many more.
Another highlight from this year’s event was the Workshops program. This year featured 11 sessions that covered some of the industry’s hottest and most prevalent subjects. A workshop organized by IFSCC delivered the latest academic research into developing creative thinking, while CONUSBAT Regulatory moderated a session on cosmetic ingredient legislation. Skin care was also on the agenda, with Dr. Nava Dayan discussing Omics and the Skin Microbiome, as were sun care and the claims development process.
Hundreds of visitors joined this year’s Marketing Trends presentations during the three days. Particularly well-attended were seminars presented by Jamie Mills of Canadean who discussed the opportunities in anti-aging, and a session on US trends and their local and global impact given by David Tyrrell of Mintel. Delegates were also keen to hear the latest views on green, natural and organic products, dermocosmetology and the use of 3D printing in the cosmetic industry. Alongside the popular Marketing Trends presentations, 82 Innovation Seminars took place, providing visitors with a unique insight into different techniques and ingredients being used across the globe. A further 12 live demonstrations also took place, providing visitors with in-depth knowledge about products and services. 
“The 2016 edition of In-Cosmetics was a huge success," concluded Cathy Laporte, exhibition director, In-Cosmetics. "Not only did a record number of visitors attend, we also saw more innovations on display than ever before. Together with our extensive education program there is no better place for personal care product manufacturers to source ingredients and learn about the trends shaping the future of the industry.”