2012 Cosmoprof Asia Closed with Double-digit Growth in Number of Visitors

  2012 Cosmoprof Asia Closed with Double-digit Growth in Number of Visitors

  PR Newswire

  HONG KONG, Nov. 22, 2012

HONG KONG, Nov. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosmoprof Asia, the largest and most
definitive beauty trade event in the Asia Pacific region has closed with
record numbers.

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The show, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14 to 16
November, is a confirmation of the strength and identity of the Cosmoprof
brand and its ability to attract the who's who of the global beauty industry.

The event, celebrating its 17th year, posted impressive numbers:

  *74,000 sqm of exhibition area (+9% over last year )
  *1,964 exhibitors (an increase of 10% compared to 2011) from 44 countries
    and regions
  *531 first-time exhibitors
  *19% increase in participation from Europe (with France ranking first in
    terms of exhibitor number)
  *23 national and group pavilions from Australia, Belgium, mainland China,
    France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Pakistan,
    Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK and
    USA, joined by the inaugural Canadian and Brazilian groups.
  *55,386 visitors (a growth of 14% over 2011) over the three show days with
    significant presence of buyers from countries such as Australia, China,
    Japan, Korea, Russia and US.
  *More than 250 members of the media and journalists covered the event.

Exhibitors reported excellent results and high satisfaction. Their expectation
of meeting new prospective customers was widely met thanks to the
participation of buyers of very high standing from across the world including
procurers representing Chanel, Coty, Estee Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, LVMH,
P&G, Unilever as well as Li & Fung, Mannings, SaSa, Sephora and Watsons.

"Amika is the leader in hair care and hair appliances and Cosmoprof Asia is
vital to help us expand our professional distribution in Asia. We are looking
to expand our business as a heavy player in Asia's professional beauty market
and have received a lot of interest in our brand and met several good
distributors at the show," said Heather Coughlin, National Education Manager,
Amika (USA).

"Cosmoprof Asia is the meeting point with the major international actors of
the industry. An important rendezvous for us on a fast growing platform," said
spokesperson of Albea (France).

"This is the most important beauty event in Asia, the show in which
international brands should participate. This is the place for finding high
quality business opportunities as well as enhancing brand awareness.
Congratulations to the Cosmoprof team," commented Tommaso Corradini, General
Manager, Bioline S.r.l. (Italy).

"For 15 years we have been the leader in the Asian market but we are
maintaining high investments in order to keep the leadership in this market.
Being at Cosmoprof Asia is just one of these important strategic investments,"
said Nelson Philippe, Owner, LPG Systems (France).

For the 6th consecutive year, Cosmoprof Asia organised the International Buyer
Programme to facilitate direct contact between exhibitors and international
buyers. Prominent buyers from Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and
Russia were invited to meet one-on-one with exhibitors of their choice. During
the 3-day event, more than 140 one-on-one business meetings took place at the
International Buyers Lounge with unanimous endorsement from all participants
for the benefits of this formula.

Cosmoprof Asia Special Events

All seminars and concurrently-held events were fully attended.

Cosmoprof Asia collaborated with the Asia Hair Masters Association (AHMA) to
host a series of activities including the AHMA Hairstyling Awards Final to
give talented young stylists a shot at the international stage. The notable
hair maestro Mark Leeson and Schwarzkopf Professional celebrated the hair
event through hair shows and seminars.

Seminars on China and Japan offered the audience a better understanding of the
evolution in the two leading Asian cosmetic markets.

Preview on 2013/2014 fashion and beauty trends as well as sessions on
sustainable packaging, and on natural and organic cosmetic products, also
attracted large audience.

The 5th Cosmoprof Asia Spa Conference brought together a high-caliber panel of
speakers and professionals from the Spa industry.

"Cosmoprof Asia this year was an outstanding success," declared Duccio
Campagnoli, President of BolognaFiere and SoGeCos Spa. We are particularly
proud of having been able to produce under the Cosmoprof brand yet another
successful event for international cosmetics industry.

"It's very encouraging to see yet another record-breaking edition of Cosmoprof
Asia. Participants originating from 121 countries and regions testify to the
truly international profile of the show and the increasing importance of the
Asia region to the global beauty trade." said Michael Duck, Executive Vice
President of UBM Asia Ltd and Director of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd.

The 18th edition of Cosmoprof Asia will be held from 13 to 15 November 2013 at
the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Notes to the editors:

Cosmoprof Asia is organised by Cosmoprof Asia Ltd, a joint venture company
between UBM Asia Ltd and BolognaFiere Group.

About UBM Asia Ltd

( http://www.ubmasia.com ) Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock
Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong
Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai,
Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade
fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event
services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial
organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their
kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical
portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference
delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value
face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and
industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing
platforms. We have over 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching
from Japan to Turkey.

About BolognaFiere Group

( http://www.bolognafiere.it ) BolognaFiere Group, the world's leading trade
show organizer in the cosmetics, fashion, architecture and building, art and
culture sectors, features in its portoflio more than 80 exhibitions, both
domestic and international events. SoGeCos S.p.A., as organizer of Cosmoprof
Worldwide Bologna (established 1967), the most important beauty meeting point
in the world that will take place in Bologna next March 8-11, 2013 (Cosmopack:
March 7 - 10, 2013), has the privilege to work with the beauty industry in the
five continents and to monitor new emerging markets where there is a demand
for cosmetics products. The international platform offered by Cosmoprof, with
its events in Hong Kong (established 1996) and Las Vegas (established 2002),
provides a truly global marketplace for the beauty industry where brands can
find success.

MEDIA CONTACT
ASIA                WORLDWIDE
UBM Asia Ltd        SoGeCos s.p.a - BolognaFiere Group
Ms Amy Ng           Ms Paola Formenti
Tel. +852-2516-1659 Tel. +39-02-45-47-08-252
amy.ng@ubm.com      paola.formenti@cosmoprof.it
Ms Janice Poon
Tel. +852-2516-2117
janice.poon@ubm.com
www.cosmoprof-asia.com

Website: http://www.ubmasia.com
Website: http://www.bolognafiere.it
 
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