in-cosmetics Global will land in Amsterdam this April for the first time in a decade, bringing with it hundreds of the most innovative personal care ingredients and an in-depth education program featuring some of the world’s leading analysts, formulation experts and consultants.
Around 9,000 visitors are expected to travel to the Netherlands from more than 100 countries when the event opens on April 17, 2018. Over three days, the personal care industry’s most interactive ingredients exhibition will provide a one-stop-shop for manufacturers to enhance business relationships, learn about the latest trends and get a first look at novel ingredients created in all four corners of the globe.
A number of new features will launch, including a series of R&D-focused tours that will run in Amsterdam. Exclusively for R&D professionals and sponsored by Mibelle Biochemistry and Novavap, a series of “silent” tours will zero in on two of the industry’s major trends—Biotechnology Actives and The Future of Anti-Aging. Prominent technical consultant and cosmetic chemist Rouah Al-Wakeel will guide participants through the most compelling ingredients and sophisticated technologies being launched at the show.
In another new initiative for 2018, in-cosmetics Global will hold a half-day Regulatory Conference in partnership with Conusbat on April 16 at 2 p.m.—the day before the show opens. Aimed at regulatory and compliance professionals from both ingredients suppliers and the manufacturers of finished products, the invaluable sessions will ensure attendees are informed of crucial regulations helping them create safe and effective products and enter new markets worldwide.
The Amsterdam show will also see cosmetics giants go head-to-head in the hotly-anticipated Formulation Challenge, which will hit in-cosmetics Global for the first time this April. Sponsored by Croda and taking place on the final day of the event, six leading manufacturers will be tasked with creating an innovative formulation from a box of mystery raw materials in just 90 minutes. The resulting products will be judged by a panel of market specialists who will present the winning team with the highly-coveted trophy.
Finally, the Boost Your Test initiative is also new to in-cosmetics for 2018. It entails an interactive area dedicated to the subject of cosmetic testing, in partnership with Skinobs. The feature will spotlight three different methods of cosmetic testing; human testing and in vitro testing, as well as testing through high-tech devices, all within the categories of anti-pollution, microbiome and anti-aging.
Speaking ahead of the 2018 edition of the event, Roziani Zulkifli, exhibition manager of in-cosmetics Global, commented: “We’re thrilled to be introducing a number of exciting new elements to in-cosmetics Global in Amsterdam, which have all been imagined to further inform and inspire our visiting cosmetics manufacturers.
“In particular, we’re looking forward to introducing our new tours that will help R&D professionals make the most of the show and enable them to see ingredients and exhibitors at the forefront of innovation, even when pressed for time.”
in-cosmetics Global will take place at RAI Amsterdam from April 17–19, 2018. For more information and to register for the show please visit http://www.in-cosmetics.com/.