Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) concluded its 11th edition on a high note in Shanghai, cementing its status as a choice sourcing platform for the global personal care industry.
Held from 19 to 21 March 2018 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC), PCHi 2018 attracted 21,856 trade professionals (15% increase over 18,972 visitors in 2017) to discover remarkable innovations presented by 544 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions. The event also enabled trade visitors to learn from over 120 world-class industry experts, who shared profound insights on the latest technologies, rules and regulations, packaging, and market trends at the PCHi Conference.
Statista1 reported that the expected revenue from China’s Cosmetics and Personal Care market will amount to over US$39 billion in 2018, and it is expected to grow annually by 6.5 % (CAGR 2018-2021). The potential of China’s cosmetics and personal care industry remains positive and this healthy potential further underscores the growing importance of the country’s market within the global personal care industry.
“PCHi’s growth — whether in size, attendance, or quality — reflects its firm presence in the global personal care industry,” revealed Joe ZHOU, Vice President/CFO at RSE. “The event’s popularity is representative of China’s rapidly developing cosmetics ingredients industry. And as the first major event of the calendar year, we’re honored to set the pace of business innovation for the rest of the year. We look forward to working with even more international industry players to boost not only the domestic market, but the larger global personal care scene as well.”
Quality Exchange Platform
Over the three-day event, attendees had the opportunity to explore the best ingredients, machinery, packaging, and related services that the global personal care industry had to offer. Both exhibitors and attendees walked away satisfied with the quality of the connections forged and content offered. Returning exhibitor, ZHANG Lei, Chairman of Dauni Research Center of Advanced Science & Technology Co., Ltd (China), shared, “Having attended the last seven consecutive PCHi events, I can personally attest to the fact that the show has improved in quality all around, and I believe it has reached the next level of development. Increasingly, we see more established brands participating, and we’re meeting quality visitors here. In fact, most of our renowned customers send their C-suite executives to PCHi, which is an indication of the show’s success.”
PCHi’s burgeoning importance as a choice sourcing platform for the global personal care industry was also evident in the growing representation of international exhibitors and attendees. “It’s our second time participating in PCHi and we’re really satisfied with the results,” commented John ROBB, Director of Paradis Floras Pty Ltd (Australia). “We made sure to present our brand’s natural extracts in a creative and fresh way, and those efforts have paid off. It drew the visitors in and we met people from all over the world, including Libya, Bulgaria, South Africa, UK, USA, Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia, amongst others.”
First-time exhibitor, Barbara M. OBERMAYER, Head of RAHN Cosmetic Actives of RAHN AG (Switzerland), said, “Our decision to exhibit was largely driven by the fact that our company had been expanding quickly in China in recent years. This is an important show for us as it helps us grow our domestic customer base, and we will likely be back again next
The PCHi Conference also received glowing feedback from attendees. This year, several new topics were added in response to the latest developments in the market. Attendees reflected that the topics offered accurately captured the needs of the industry, and the sizable turnout was evidence of RSE’s sensitivity to industry trends. Commenting on her time at the PCHi conference this year, XUE Meng Ying, Director of Hangzhou YingBao Bioscience, shared, “We opted to attend the dermo-cosmetics set of topics at this year’s PCHi Conference, and enjoyed the targeted and relevant content that was presented. The speakers shared really insightful knowledge, and we’re happy with what we gained here today.”
PCHi Fountain Awards Round-up
The PCHi Fountain Awards Ceremony, held on 19 March, saw representatives of participating exhibitors and industry associations, as well as VIPs, join in the recognition of the innovation-led developments in the industry over the past year.
This year, RSE received over 100 entries from companies who hoped that their leading-edge developments would receive a nod from the Fountain Awards judging panel. The jurors consist of experts from nine authoritative organizations, prestigious universities, and companies, including International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC), China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) Cosmetics Standard Expert Committee, China Association of Fragrance Flavour and Cosmetic Industries (CAFFCI), Beijing Technology and Business University, and
Shiseido etc. Winners across the categories shared strong sentiments of appreciation and renewed determination to continue in their endeavors towards innovation.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Li Huiliang, Chairman, Cosmetics Science and Technology Innovation Committee, explained, “What sets the Fountain Awards apart is the fact that it is a non-commercial award. That is to say, in the selection process, we select candidates from an extensive range of nominations, and then carefully review each company’s submission and accompanying materials. All our experts on the judging panel independently assess and review the information before coming to a decision. Also, in order to ensure fairness, openness, and full transparency, we chose to withhold the identities of our judging panel throughout the review process, and only revealed these details at the awards ceremony.”
Rejuvenated & Poised for the Journey Ahead
Throughout the venue, RSE prominently communicated three key factors that contributed to the favorable reception PCHi had enjoyed over the last decade.
• PCHi Secret underlines the secret of PCHi’s success and growth since its inception — the latest cutting-edge
products and technologies, which never fail to inspire and spur the industry to continue its endeavors to create and
innovate. Apart from booths, the New Technology Session and New Product Showcase are two characteristic
platforms that PCHi offers to feature such products and technologies.
• PCHi Power refers to the power of PCHi, supported by a panel of authoritative industry experts who share their
combined wealth of knowledge and expertise to quench the industry’s thirst to learn. This makes PCHi the choice
platform not only for sourcing, but also for knowledge exchange. The solid content delivered by the prolific panel of
speakers at the PCHi Conference is a vital part of PCHi’s power-packed offering at each edition.
• PCHi Spirit highlights the spirit of innovation and the quest for excellence and quality, which PCHi desires to imbue
in its attendees. This is undergirded by the industry-acclaimed Fountain Awards, which celebrates significant
contributions that companies and individuals have made to the personal care industry through their innovations.
Peter LIU, PCHi Project Manager at RSE, shared, “Staying true to its roots is something that RSE firmly believes in, and
with the rapid developments in the industry, these core values have become extremely crucial in helping us create and
maintain a high-quality event for our valued exhibitors and visitors.”
This successful conclusion of the 11th PCHi also signals the return of the PCHi Technology Summit, which will be held in Guangzhou, China, in Autumn this year. The second edition of the summit aims to provide trade professionals with a specialized platform for key discussions on market trends and issues. The summit also offers deeper insights to domestic market status, industry trends, and technical insights, and promotes closer collaborations within the industry. With the advent of a new decade in the personal care industry, RSE is expanding its portfolio through a new partnership with the China Cleaning Industry Association (CCIA), to co-organize two events — China International Cleanser Ingredients, Machinery & Packaging Expo (CIMP) and Clean China — later this year. The co-located shows for the home care industry will be held from 20 to 22 November 2018 at Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Center. ZHOU concludes, “By spurring companies towards a greater emphasis on R&D and cutting-edge technologies, PCHi aspires to create a positive impact in propelling the industry forward. We’ll continue to work towards inculcating a stronger spirit of innovation and excellence through a myriad of professional trade platforms.”
The 12th edition of PCHi will be held from 26 to 28 February 2019 at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center, China.
For more information, please visit www.pchi-china.com/en