Cosmopack 2017: New Events & Initiatives
Cosmopack, the event dedicated to the entire cosmetics supply chain, from raw materials to formulas and from machinery to packaging, will be cementing its role as the industry’s landmark trade fair in 2016 both through initiatives aimed at professionals in the sector and through top-quality conventions for the international specialists in raw materials, research & development, business development and formulas coming to Bologna. Cosmopack is is the leading international event focused on packaging design, contract manufacturing, rawmaterials, machinery and all services for the cosmetic industry. The creative content, the products exhibited and the innovative formulas make this fair a unique event.
Cosmopack’s scheduling alongside Nuce – Health World Expo, the international fair for the nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, functional foods & beverages and health ingredients industry, which is taking place in Bologna from 17th to 20th March 2017 at the Fiera’s Palazzo dei Congressi, brings together the entire cosmeceutical and nutraceutical supply chain for the first time.
Now in its fifth edition, The Cosmopack Factory is an established Cosmopack initiative to give visitors a close-up view of cosmetics factories and their methods of research and experimentation, revealing how they work and telling the story of how their manufacturing processes evolved.
Cosmopack is Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna’s “show within the show” and benefits hugely from its partnership with the most influential beauty trade fair, where all the sectors of the industry are brought together under one roof.
The companies exhibiting in Cosmoprof, the key players in the cosmetics industry, are the major potential clients for exhibitors at Cosmopack.
Visitors to Cosmopack are the decision-makers in beauty companies, including CEOs, managing directors, corporate owners, purchase managers, product development, plant/operations, R&D managers.
A jury made up of experts from the sector, journalists, designers and architects will award the prizes for The Cosmopack Wall 2016 – The avant-garde edition. Skincare and make-up products with outstanding formulas and packaging will be rewarded, as well as those with the most innovative technology and design.
Milan’s Istituto Marangoni Design School was involved in creating the prize. First-year students on the Visual Design programme, which includes a course in packaging, were invited to make a trophy symbolising the aesthetic and communicative value of packaging. The winning prize idea was submitted by Yuetong Shi. “Yuetong’s project is a bow with different-coloured fabric and metal strings representing the different characteristics of the various industries,” explains Cristina Morozzi, Director of Istituto Marangoni Design School. “Competing with the Cosmopack staff has been a very instructive experience for the students. At last they have the chance to see a project come to fruition after all their practice during the course. It’s a momentous occasion with a major international trade fair and an international school coming together in the name of creative collaboration.”
There will also be discussions about innovations in cosmetic packaging design, organised by Istituto Marangoni Design, and market analysis, organised by Mintel, as well as in-depth analyses of new regulations, safety, legal aspects and technical guidelines, with contributions from Cosmetica Italia, Polo Tecnologico della Cosmesi, Istituto Italiano di Imballaggio (Italian Packaging Institute), the University of Pavia, SICC – Società Italiana Di Chimica e Scienze Cosmetologiche (Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetic Sciences), CEPRA srl, a Bologna-based consulting firm and chemical analysis laboratory, and the Astolfi law firm.