Cosmoprof India to be held in Mumbai

16 - 17 December 2021 at Hotel Sahara Star

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Cosmoprof India, the event organized by BolognaFiere and Informa Markets and dedicated to the beauty and cosmetics market, will be held on 16 – 17 December 2021, at the Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. The exhibition will welcome the key players of the cosmetic industry in India. The government recently announced the gradual reopening of national borders to travelers from abroad — this decision will allow buyers, distributors, and R&D managers to visit the show, discovering the impact of the pandemic on the local market.

“We are monitoring the evolution of Covid-19 in India and the re-opening of the economy, in order to organize an event which will follow all local safety regulations. The exhibition will be the first occasion for brands, buyers, retailers, and wholesalers in the beauty and cosmetics industry to meet again after a long time of travel restrictions and social distancing, and to discover how the domestic industry is reacting to new digital tools, revised distribution channels, and new consumers habits”, said Gianpiero Calzolari, president of BolognaFiere.

Yogesh Mudras, managing director, Informa Markets in India said, “While the Covid-19 situation had presented a constantly challenging environment for exhibitions organizers and the beauty and cosmetic industry across the globe, the green offshoots of resurgence and re-start is being optimistically yet cautiously being witnessed in India. Scheduling Cosmoprof India at the Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai in December will allow enough time for normality and confidence to return to the marketplace. It will enable us to offer efficient, impressive, and state-of-the-art solutions for our stakeholder’s evolving requirements. 

“The increased penetration of vaccines has led to a reduction of travel restrictions, providing better and safe conditions for exhibitors and visitors to participate. We look forward to offering an outstanding business experience that our stakeholders have always expected from the much reputed and celebrated Cosmoprof India.”

Demographic growth, ever-improving living conditions, and the development of the manufacturing and digital sectors have given a boost to the Indian economy over the last few years. While the outbreak of Covid-19 and its consequences deeply impacted the nation, the revenue growth in the beauty sector in 2022 is anticipated to increase by +2.8%. Considering the current circumstances and the opportunities for a turnaround, Cosmoprof India will keep a steady eye on the evolution of the local market, presenting international stakeholders with innovative Indian trends and proposals.

BolognaFiere Group is a trade show organizer in cosmetics, fashion, architecture, building, art, and culture, and boasts one of the most advanced exhibition centers in the world. BolognaFiere Group manages three exhibition centers (Bologna, Modena, and Ferrara) with an exhibition portfolio of over 80 events in Italy and abroad. BolognaFiere Group consists of several companies that offer an extensive range of event services and provide companies with all of the specialized services and promotional activities needed to successfully participate in its exhibitions.

BolognaFiere Cosmoprof is the group organizing Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, as part of BolognaFiere Group. Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is the most important meeting point in the world for beauty professionals, established in 1967 and held in Bologna, Italy. For the 2019 edition, Cosmoprof registered more than 265.000 attendees from 150 countries in the world, with an increase of 10% of foreign professionals, and 3,033 exhibitors from 70 countries. 

The Cosmoprof platform extends throughout the entire world, with its events in Bologna, Las Vegas, Mumbai, and Hong Kong, China (with Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, Cosmoprof North America, Cosmoprof India, and Cosmoprof Asia). Recently the fifth exhibition of the network has been announced: Cosmoprof CBE ASEAN, in Thailand, will focus on the cosmetic industry in South-East Asia. The Cosmoprof platform will reinforce its influence in Europe, thanks to the acquisition of the German group Health and Beauty, in South America, thanks to the collaboration with Beauty Fair -Feira Internacional De Beleza Profissional, and in Asia.

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