From 19th to 21st March 2018, PCHi 2018, held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC), saw 21,856 trade professionals share the latest technology, rules and regulations and packaging insights, along with marketing trends.
Bigger than before
With attendee numbers increasing 15% to over 18,972 visitors in 2017, a total of 544 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions visited this year's PCHi.
China’s Cosmetics and Personal Care market will reach over US$39 million in 2018, Statista data highlighted. The nation’s sector is also expected to reach an annual compound annual growth rate (CAGR) increase of 6.5% between 2018-2021.
“PCHi’s growth — whether in size, attendance, or quality — reflects its firm presence in the global personal care industry,” observed Joe Zhou, Vice President/CFO at RSE.
“The event’s popularity is representative of China's rapidly developing cosmetics ingredients industry.”
Ingredients, machinery, packaging, and related services were all on show throughout the three-day cosmetics-focused event, demonstrating what the global personal care industry has to offer.
“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,” emphasised returning exhibitor, Lei Zhang, Chairman of Dauni Research Center of Advanced Science and Technology (China).
The PCHi Fountain Awards Ceremony took place on 19th March and highlighted innovation-led developments. In total, organisers Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) received a total of over 100 entries from global cosmetics leaders.
Nine authoritative organisations, renowned universities, and well-known companies made up the judging panel. This consisted of 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.
“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,” Li Huiliang, Chairman, Cosmetics Science and Technology Innovation Committee, conveyed.
“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,” Huiliang went on.
Sharing his views on why PCHi has seen ongoing supports over the last ten years, Peter Liu, PCHi Project Manager at RSE, noted: “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.”
Looking to 2019
The 12th edition of PCHi will take place from 26th to 28th February 2019 at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Centre, China.
“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,” Zhou concluded.
For more information on the 2019 event, visit www.pchi-china.com/en.