Friday, November 21, 2014
News this week: Reed Exhibitions’ in-cosmetics Asia recently concluded at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The three-day show ran from 4th to 6th November 2014, and featured more than 400 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions.
Reed reported a 10% growth in visitor attendance this year, which included close to 6,600 international visitors and brand representatives from the likes of Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Beiersdorf and L’Oréal. An increase in visitor numbers from India and Australia were highlighted this year, as well as a 30% increase of Japanese visitors. Reed hosted two conference sessions on topics covering regulations in the West and in Asia.
Sarah Gibson, exhibition director of in-cosmetics Asia, commented, “Thailand boasts 2,000 cosmetics manufacturers and they import 90% of their ingredients. 2015 is a particularly important year with the new ASEAN economic community set to open up new opportunities for the personal care industry in the region, so it’s no surprise that this year we hosted more ingredient suppliers than ever-before and the best educational programme thus far. I am very proud and excited to report that initial feedback is that this year’s exhibition was the best ever.”