The 2023 edition of the in-cosmetics Global trade show in Barcelona on 28-30 March will feature a new Sustainability Zone.
Sponsored by FarmForce and in partnership with Ecovia Intelligence, it is designed to support suppliers and manufacturers in becoming more sustainable.
The zone will cover every step of the supply chain from product planning, formulation and ingredient sourcing to packaging, manufacturing and transportation.
Also new to in-cosmetics Global, which takes place at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, is the Indonesia country pavilion capturing trends and innovations showcased by suppliers.
Other country pavilions at the show include France, UK, Brazil, Spain, China, Tunisia and South Africa.
Meanwhile, the popular Formulation Lab will return, sponsored by Brenntag with Personal Care Global as media partner, with a curated programme to provide exclusive opportunities for formulators and R&D specialists to get hands-on with the latest formulation techniques.
Also returning to the show to connect attendees with the latest products and brands – both established and new – will be the event’s dedicated R&D tours open exclusively to R&D professionals from cosmetic/contract manufacturers.
The themes for this year’s tours include Microbiome - Advancements in skincare and anti-ageing (sponsored by Symrise), Skinification (sponsored by Codif) and Biotech (sponsored by Mibelle Biotechnology).
Show organiser Reed Exhibition expects more than 700 leading personal care ingredient suppliers at the 2023 renewal.
“More than ever, we’re seeing sustainability dominate conversations, with suppliers, manufacturers and brands all dedicating time and budget to understand how they can minimise their impact on the planet,” said Roziani Zulkifli, Event Director, in-cosmetics Global.
“We’re counting down the days to return to Barcelona – our first Spanish event since 2015 – and the chance to inspire the industry to take the next step in the critical journey to circularity,” she added.