The organiser of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show in Thailand has revealed the attendance figure for the 2022 renewal, the first event for three years.
In total, 10,032 cosmetic and personal care professionals joined 416 exhibitors at the Bangkok gathering.
Organiser Reed Exhibitions said over 50 new personal care ingredient suppliers joined in-cosmetics Asia for the first time, including Elixens France, Gustav Heess and Helioscreen.
Reed said that with 75 new ingredients on display, the Innovation Zone was the starting point for three-in-four (75%) visitors to the trade show.
Exhibitors participating in the Innovation Zone were recognised in this year’s awards, with Mibelle BioChemistry taking gold in the Active Ingredient Award for its NovoRetin aromatic resin, a plant-based retinol alternative.
The Silver Award was presented to Vytrus Biotech while two Bronze Awards were awarded to BASF and Cellicon Lab.
In the Innovation Zone: Functional Ingredient Award, Ashland celebrated the Gold win for its nature-derived Antaron soja glyceride.
Meanwhile, double wins in both Silver and Bronze categories saw Global Bioenergies, Sharon Laboratories then Hallstar Beauty and Jan Dekker exclusively at IMCD all recognised.
"It was a monumental three days in Bangkok reuniting personal care professionals face-to-face after three years without a physical event," said in-cosmetics Asia exhibition director Sarah Gibson.
"The key takeaway for me is seeing how many international visitors travelled and enjoyed themselves, perfecting their formulation skills at our hands-on Formulation Lab, checking out all the new products on show, attending the numerous exhibitor parties, interacting with suppliers, and sharing their experiences on social media," she added.
"Indeed, visitor and exhibitor satisfaction (net promoter scores) this year are the highest in the show’s history – we are back, and the industry is alive and kicking!”.