8 top picks for beauty industry shows in 2018: Europe

By Lucy Whitehouse

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8 top picks for beauty industry shows in 2018: Europe

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Want to get an expert insight onto which beauty and personal care trade shows should not be missed in 2018? Featuring shows across packaging, formulation and market trends, we give our recommendations.

1. ADF&PDC Paris, France (31 Jan - 1 Feb)

This packaging show is formed of two major focuses: the ADF​ section is dedicated to aerosol, dispensing systems innovation and business solutions in this space, while the PCD​ part focuses on the packaging of perfume, cosmetics and design.

Dedicated to innovation and business solutions, PCD gathers over 480 exhibitors from leading suppliers alongside buyers and influencers, providing unparalleled networking and business opportunities​,” organisers say.

2.  Cosmoprof Bologna, Italy (16 - 19 March)

Along with in-cosmetics Global (up next), Cosmoprof Bologna​ is one of the biggest shows on the list. It features halls dedicated to perfumery & cosmetics, to packaging, and to the hair, nail and beauty salon segments of the industry.

For its 2018 edition, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna aims at facilitating networking and business opportunities for companies, retailers and professionals visiting the show, creating a tailor made fair to meet the specific needs of each sector, both under the perspective of exhibitors and attendees​,” organisers say.

Catch our editor Lucy Whitehouse lead a panel discussion on the latest packaging trends as part of the Cosmoprof educational programme.

3. in-cosmetics Global, Amsterdam, Netherlands (17 - 19 April)

The in-cosmetics Global​ show is often considered the leading networking and innovation showcase for the industry on a global scale.

This year, the Cosmetics Design team will all be in attendance, so get in touch if you want to book an interview with our editorial industry experts.

We will also be hosting our second annual Beauty Industry Awards​, honoring the latest and greatest innovations to emerge across ingredients, formulation and finished products. Enter your company now​.

4. Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference, Brussels (13 - 14  June)

The leading trade organisation in the region is set to host its annual gathering of industry experts and professionals again this year. A focus on regulation, challenges and opportunities for the industry will top the agenda at the Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference​.

5. in-cosmetics Formulation Summit, London, UK (October)

A sister event to the larger trade show earlier in the year, the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit​ has become an essential feature on the calendar of formulators in the industry across Europe.

6. SEPAWA Congress, Berlin, Germany (10 – 12 October)

The SEPAWA Congress​ is another major event, particularly for formulators, marketeers and brand executives.

The annual SEPAWA Congress is the groundbreaking event for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industry in Europe​,” say organisers.

With over 130 lectures and presentations and 300 exhibitors, the SEPAWA Congress offers a wealth of information to more than 2,500 participants​.”

7. Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Paris, France (Nov)

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit​ is a key event for any company interested in the rising demand for sustainable supply chains in the beauty industry. The summit is organised by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor).

8. SCS Formulate, Coventry, UK (November)

SCS Formulate​ is the UK's largest event of its kind, focusing on raw materials, ingredients and formulation services for personal care and cosmetic products. It boasts an ambitious programme of education, networking and showcasing.

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