The next chapter in Indian success story


  • NürnbergMesse and longstanding partners pool their expertise and take over HPCI India trade fair
  • NürnbergMesse Group in India and Brazil host trade fairs for beauty and personal care and household cleaning products.

NürnbergMesse India is writing another chapter in its success story: Indian company ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences (India) Pvt. Ltd., a Joint Venture between NürnbergMesse, Indian publisher Colour Publications and German specialist publisher Vincentz Network, is taking over the HPCI from its German organiser SOFW, Verlag für chemische Industrie H. Ziolkowsky GmbH. NürnbergMesse India will continue to be responsible for the implementation of the HPCI. The Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition and Conference India, or HPCI for short, is India's largest trade fair for household and personal care products. Peter Ottmann, CEO of NürnbergMesse Group, is delighted: “This is our fourth acquisition within a very short time following the successful takeover of the three woodworking fairs INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD. As a result, NürnbergMesse India is continuing to develop its position as one of the leading international trade fair organisers.” Fellow CEO Dr Roland Fleck also stresses the global significance of this development: “Together The next chapter in Indian success story Press Release – June 2018 2/3 Exponova Exhibitions and Conferences (India) Private Ltd. with FCE Cosmetique in Brazil, NürnbergMesse Group now offers two events in key markets that cover the manufacture of beauty, personal care and household cleaning products.”

It’s an industry that is performing extremely well. According to the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association, the Indian market for cosmetics and personal care earned USD 8 billion in 2016. And the forecasts are also good, with an expected average annual growth of 5 to 6% for the period 2016 to 2021. Sales of home care products in the Indian market reached USD 5.68 billion in 2016 and are set to rise to USD 14.77 billion by 2020. This means that the conditions are ideal to enable HPCI to continue to grow.

New owner: ExpoNova

HPCI is already firmly rooted in India and has been taking place annually in Mumbai since 2010. The collaboration between ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences and the previous owner of HPCI, SOFW, Verlag für chemische Industrie H. Ziolkowsky GmbH, has been very successful in the past. Based in Thannhausen near Augsburg, the company publishes trade magazines on cosmetics, household and personal care products. Drawing on its 140 years of experience and international background, it also organises B2B trade fairs and conferences. The two companies signed an extensive cooperation agreement in 2014 and since 2015 have been the co-organisers of HPCI India. Through ExpoNova, NürnbergMesse India was also entrusted with the show management and implementation of the 2015 round of HPCI India. “The full integration of HPCI India into the portfolio of ExpoNova is a milestone for all partners, especially for NürnbergMesse India which has been organising HPCI India for years,” says Sonia Prashar, Managing Director of NürnbergMesse India. “There is no doubt that this acquisition puts ExpoNova in a leading position, reinforcing its role as a specialist in chemical industry events. Each partner is contributing their own expertise to this pool of knowledge-sharing,” continues Prashar

Extensive range in important markets

With HPCI in India and FCE Cosmetique in Brazil, NürnbergMesse Group now offers two events covering the manufacture of beauty, personal care and household cleaning products in key markets. FCE Cosmetique is the most important platform for the cosmetics sector in Latin America and the only trade fair to cover the entire cosmetics supply chain, from raw materials to equipment and packaging. HPCI India covers all aspects of the formulation The next chapter in Indian success story Press Release – June 2018 3/3 Exponova Exhibitions and Conferences (India) Private Ltd. and manufacture of household and personal care products, aromatic ingredients and fragrances, making it the largest trade fair in this segment in the Indian market. “Health and wellness also have a major impact on the personal care sector. Nowadays, consumers understand that health is becoming increasingly important in their daily routine. In relation to the manufacture of personal care products, HPCI India will continue to focus on consumers and their requirements,” says Prashar optimistically.

About the NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. Its portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approximately 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share 41 percent) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors 24 percent) participate in the own, partner and guest events staged by the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The group also has a network of around 50 representatives operating in more than 100 countries.

About ExpoNova

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126-A, Dhuruwadi, A V Nagwekar Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400 025, India
T: +91-22-2430 6319
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