8 top picks for beauty industry shows not to miss in 2019: Europe

By Lucy Whitehouse

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8 top picks for beauty industry shows not to miss in 2019: Europe
Attending trade events is a great way to stay plugged into the pulse of the industry. Here are our top picks for shows not to be missed in 2019.

1. Cosmetagora 15-16 January, Paris


Organised by the French Society of Cosmetology (Société Française de Cosmétologie), the year kicks off with this annual gathering Paris of industry professionals.

This year is the 11th edition of the show, which takes place in the Espace Champerret in Paris. Last year saw the number of visitors rise by over 7%, with 4700 people attending.

It’s a show aimed at research professionals, toxicology experts, manufacturers of raw materials, distributors, packaging players, marketing experts, regulatory professionals and students in the field. Find full info here​.

2. ADF&PCD 30-31 January, Paris


This is a show of two halves: 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.

3. Cosmoprof Worldwide - Bologna, 14-18 March, Bologna


Along with in-cosmetics Global (up next), Cosmoprof Bologna​​ is one of the the leading shows not to be missed in terms of size.

In 2018, more than 250,000 industry professionals, opinion leaders and experts from all over the world took part in the show, discovering the latest trends and innovations in the industry, analyzing case histories and making new contacts​,” say organisers.

It features halls dedicated to perfumery & cosmetics, to packaging, and to the hair, nail and beauty salon segments of the industry.

This year, editor Lucy Whitehouse will be leading a session of the Education Programme: not to be missed.

4. in-cosmetics Global, 2-4 April, Paris


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

The exhibition brings together up to 800 international exhibitors of ingredients, fragrances, lab equipment, testing and regulatory solutions with over 9,300 cosmetic manufacturers worldwide​,” say its organisers.

This year, the Cosmetics Design team will once again be in attendance. Get in touch to book an interview with our editorial industry experts.

5. Beauty Industry Awards, by Cosmetics Design, 3 April, Paris


Our annual Beauty Industry Awards​ highlight the most significant, ground breaking and far reaching innovations in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

The awards are currently open for entry: Deadline to submit entries is February 8, 2019. Enter here​.

The awards event itself will take place after day two of in-Cosmetics global event in Paris on April 3, 2019. Save the date!

6. Cosmetics Design Summit: Skin Microbiome Innovation, 24-25 June, Amsterdam

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Our new two-day summit is this year dedicated to the hot topic of the skin’s microbiome and its potential for beauty and personal care.

The event will offer exclusive expert insight on the current state of the microbiome trend in the skin care category thanks to a speaker programme that includes some of the world’s most prominent experts in this field.

Find out more and register ​​HERE​​ to join us at the Cosmetics Design Summit 2019: Skin Microbiome Innovation​, which is sponsored by DSM ​ and Givaudan​ (Diamond sponsors); Solabia​, BASF​ and Sabinsa​ (Platinum sponsors); and Indena​ and Atlantia​ (Gold sponsors).

7. Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Paris, France, 4-6 November, Paris

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The European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is a key feature of any beauty industry expert’s calendar if they have an eye on the pulse of the demands for sustainability that are coming to define the industry.

Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the summit - full details here​​ - will be hosted in Paris again this November.

8. Natural Products Scandinavia, 13-14 November, Malmo


Natural Products Scandinavia describes itself as “an essential industry event for trade buyers in the healthy living,nutrition, natural beauty and self-care sectors”.

It’s co-located with The Nordic Organic Food Fair, the combined shows host over 500 exhibiting companies and showcase thousands of natural and certified organic products.

The show offers a great opportunity for companies looking to tap into trends, brands and ingredients coming out of the popular Scandinavian region in the ever-lucrative naturals space. Full details available here​.

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