Bespoke R&D Tours offer networking opportunities and product presentations

R&D professionals at in-cosmetics Asia 2019 are invited to join guided R&D Tours with expert consultant, Rouah Al-Wakeel, when the show returns to Bangkok this November.

The specialist tours, which will include stops at the stands of a carefully selected list of exhibitors, are a useful tool to help R&D professionals working for cosmetics/contract manufacturers or private labels make the most of their time at the show. Attendees will benefit from face-to-face introductions with key exhibitors in addition to seeing exclusive product presentations that relate to one of three specific topics for 2019.

Sponsored by Mibelle Biochemistry, the first of the three tailored tours will highlight ingredients for an Urban Lifestyle. Suppliers involved in the tour will showcase their latest ingredients with functions that deliver ozone-related inflammation reduction, blue-light protection, UV protection and electropollution defence. 

A second tour, sponsored by Codif TN, will explore Skin Health & Microbiota. Tour attendees will have the opportunity to directly connect with exhibitors displaying ingredients focused on microbiota and mycobiota support, vitamins and pre-biotics, amongst other benefits related to this trending topic. 

The third and final tour will look at Timeless Beauty. R&D professionals joining the guided tour can explore the ingredients first-hand and tap into the latest peptides, stem-cells and botanical actives that help in maintaining radiance, hydration, and regulating the cell metabolism. 

The tours were a huge success when they launched at the show last year, with more than 100 formulators including professionals from Unilever, Coty, L'Oréal, AmorePacific and P&G in attendance. 91% of those who took part said they would recommend the tours to a colleague as they gave them the opportunity to try products and ask questions directly to suppliers in a unique and time-efficient way, with several stating how valuable the information provided was. 

Commenting on this year’s R&D tours, Rouah Al-Wakeel said: “We have a whole host of amazing exhibitors that can provide solutions for formulations across these three topics, so it’s been a truly enjoyable task to curate the R&D Tours this year. We’ve meticulously tailored the tours so that R&D professionals from all backgrounds joining me at in-cosmetics Asia this November will come away with fresh knowledge and access to new ingredients which they can take back to the lab. Alongside highlighting key ingredients, I will formally introduce attendees to exhibitors that they may not otherwise have met, thus making the R&D tours an ideal platform for R&D professionals to network with key suppliers in the industry.”

With each of the three topics covered once daily, the 90-minute R&D tours will take place at either 10.30, 13.00 or 13.30 and 15:00 or 15:30. A bespoke itinerary has been created to demonstrate the very best ingredients and innovations across the show floor, driven by this year’s three trending topics, as chosen by Rouah Al-Wakeel. This year’s R&D Tours are co-sponsored by Validated Claims Support (VCS).

in-cosmetics Asia will take place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Asia's premier exhibition and convention centre from 5-7 November 2019. For more information, please visit 

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