The future of the personal care industry will be based on specialty ingredients, announced Nikola Matic from Kline at the opening of the two-day event which took place at Pier 36 on September 07-08 in New York City. He is certainly right, considering the numbers of members of the industry who visited the event where 160-plus exhibitors were showcasing their latest ingredients. A total visitor attendance of more than 2,000, including senior scientists and R&D representatives from 23 of the top 25 US manufacturers.
“in-cosmetics North America stands out as a truly international event. The Innovation Seminars were one of the highlights of the event. The high profile speakers and the topics were spot on, answering the questions that companies like ours are asking,” said Evonne Lau, Scientist at Unilever.
“We travelled to in-cosmetics North America to source new raw materials for our future products. The quality conversations we had with suppliers in attendance were extremely useful to us and will help manufacturers create some unique products,” commented Elizabeth Thomas, Director of Regulatory Affairs at L Brands.
Exhibitors were showcasing their latest ingredients - some of whom had never presented at a trade show in the region before. The latest innovations from AkzoNobel, Ashland, Cargill, Clariant, Lonza Consumer Care and Solvay were all on display, with the show’s Innovation Zone presenting some of the best ingredients launched in the last six months.
“We’ve seen many new suppliers with super-innovative ingredients, many of whom we have never met before,” said Brianne Repasy, Color Chemist at Cosmetic Group USA.
in-cosmetics North America will move to the Javits Center in 2017
The overall success of the show saw the in-cosmetics Group announce that the event will be moving to a larger venue in 2017, as Daniel Zanetti, Exhibition Director of in-cosmetics North America, explains: “We were confident that this event would be a success and the numbers recorded have proven that it is a valuable addition to the personal care product manufacturers calendar. Not only are we able to bring in some of the most innovative suppliers from across the globe, we provide visitors with a unique setting to learn about trends and new formulation techniques. in-cosmetics North America is here to stay and we’re proud to be growing the show next year at the Javits Center.”