PCHi 2019: Pushing the Innovation Envelope & Accelerating Industry Growth Plenary Talks and Fountain Awards Spotlight Hottest Trends

The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi), China’s choice sourcing platform for the global personal care industry, opens at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center to a bustling show floor comprising 634 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions. Participating to increase their presence in the Asian and Chinese markets, these companies will present an extensive range of the latest cosmetics ingredients and leading-edge technologies over 25,000 trade professionals at the three-day event.

Peter LIU, PCHi Project Manager at Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), said, “Technology and innovation have been key pillars of the show, and exhibitors are increasingly capitalizing on PCHi as a springboard to kick-start their business activities for the new year. In this edition, we’re proud to launch our Plenary Talks under the Conference program and introduce a new feature titled PCHi Frontier. We’re also excited to see increased interest in the PCHi Fountain Awards. With the variety of activities available, we firmly believe that each attendee will leave PCHi with renewed anticipation for the year ahead.”

New Learning Opportunities Take the Stage at PCHi

Earlier today, RSE presented a curated collection of complimentary keynote presentations in a series titled ‘PCHi Conference Plenary Talks: Trend-driven Innovations for a Smart Future’ . Open to all PCHi participants, these free-to-attend sessions were simultaneously translated to enable a greater level of access for international visitors.

Various highly sought-after conference topics were covered by industry veterans who hail from various continents around the world. These include:

Shiseido’s Centennial Exploration and Research Innovation on Skin Tone
Shohei TAMURA, President Shiseido China Innovation Centre
Makeup Trends 2019
John FU, Head
Design Trend Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
DAZZLING ECO: The Future of Natural Cosmetics
Michael NOLTE, Creative Director
Packaging Design: Origins & Opportunities
Jun XU, Chief Designer
Shanghai Jahwa Corporation
Is Indie Beauty Happening in Asia?
Simon PITMAN, Senior Editor
Code 00, Design for the Post-00s generation
Xiaojing HUANG, Strategy Director
Shohei TAMURA, President of Shiseido China Innovation Centre
Xiaojing HUANG, Strategy Director of YANG DESIGN

“I specifically chose to attend the Indie Beauty session because it is a strong global trend that’s of interest to me,” shared Fabio CARAVIERI, Head of Global Marketing, Personal Care, Clariant Chemicals (China) Ltd. “The insights I gained will be helpful for me to better understand how to support our customers, especially those who are looking for new ways to grow within Asia.”

Michael NOLTE, one of the keynote speakers for the Plenary Talks, shared, “Currently, there is a drive for the Chinese cosmetic market to be the next beauty powerhouse and to increase the influence of C-beauty. PCHi is well positioned to help the Chinese cosmetic industry connect directly with international buyers and industry experts to learn more about the latest cosmetic technologies and trends, and to uncover business opportunities in the Chinese personal care market.”

Recognizing Innovation and R&D Contributions

First introduced in 2017, the PCHi Fountain Awards strives to reward the industry and spur it towards advancing research capabilities and developing cutting-edge technologies. Earlier this evening, RSE recognized leading beauty companies for their innovation and technology development in an Awards Ceremony at The Westin Pazhou.

This year, RSE received a record total of 147 nominations (a 43% increase from 2018) across the five Award categories. Entries were assessed against standardized criteria by a judging panel — which was expanded and saw partial rotation this year — comprising senior experts from prestigious universities and scientific institutes, leading R&D figures from renowned organizations (e.g. Shiseido, Estée Lauder, Beiersdorf, China Association Fragrance, Flavor and Cosmetic Industries [CAFFCI], China Food and Drug Administration [CFDA]), as well as industry experts from PCHi’s Cosmetics Science & Technology Innovation Committee (CSTIC).

Joe ZHOU, Vice President at RSE, shared, “Three years into the Fountain Awards, and the overwhelming response we’ve received from the industry is very encouraging. Our judges had a hard time selecting finalists from the pool of strong entries, and we’d like to thank everyone who took part — for the contributions that each company makes to the industry. Even as we celebrate the winning entries tonight, we look forward to being a catalyst for even more sophisticated and creative offerings in the years to come.”

The winners of the PCHi Fountain Awards 2019 are:

Award Categories
Active Ingredients
Moisturizing & Hydrating
Symrise Shanghai Ltd.
Whitening & Brightening
UV Stabilizing/ Filtering
Azelis (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
IFF — Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
Sethic France
Functional Ingredients
Emulsification & Stability
Lubrizol Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Sensory Enhancement
Dow Chemical (China) Investment Company Ltd.
Delivery System
Suzhou Nanohealth Biotech Co., Ltd.
Gattefosse China
Green / Sustainable
Outstanding Individual of the Year Award
Takashi Ikeda , Director of Research and Development
Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd
Huang Yu , Technology Director
Guangzhou Logicos Biotech Co., LTD
Note: There is no winner for the ‘Non-ingredient Product and Technology’
category this year.

A Versatile Platform for Sourcing & Networking

Presented for the first time this year, PCHi Frontier is an immersive experiential zone that allows trade professionals to explore fresh ideas and challenge technological boundaries. The specially curated area comprises a state-of-the-art consumer behavior research system ‘Gen-isys’, a Virtual Reality (VR) experience, and a unique showcase on trendy packaging design concepts.

Apart from the learning and inspiration that attendees have come to expect at PCHi, the innovation-led event still fulfils its primary role of facilitating business discussions. Attendees can continue to rely on perennial features such as ‘New Launch’ signs, the New Products Showcase , and New Technology Sessions to uncover exhibitors’ fresh offerings. International visitors looking to purchase from domestic companies will also benefit from the ‘We Export! ’ signs that made its debut across the show floor today.

For more information, please visit www.pchi-china.com/en, or connect with PCHi on social media.

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