19th February, 2023 – Mumbai
• HPCI in its 12th edition continued to encapsulate an experience of the entire Home & Personal Care Industry
• Provided a platform for the industry to augment their business opportunities, network and build partnerships
• A comprehensive conference program supported and managed by the Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ISCC)
The 12th edition of HPCI India was held at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai on February 16-17, 2023. The 5000+ square feet exhibition experienced an overwhelming response from the industry, with 3847 unique trade visitors from 19+ cities. HPCI India proved to be the most comprehensive exhibition for the Home & Personal Care Industry, with over 60 exhibitors showcasing the quality and versatility of their products.
Organized by ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences (India) Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between NürnbergMesse, Colour Publications and Vincentz Network, the event was inaugurated by Birgit Huber, Deputy Director, IKW, Germany; Dr. Anna Oborska, Polish Association of Cosmetic and Detergent Industry (PACDI) / Polish Society of Cosmetic Scientists (PSCS); Monisha Mullick, ISCC President; Benedict Mascarenhas, ISCC Secretary; and Dilip Raghavan, Managing Director, ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences (India) Pvt. Ltd.; and saw participation from leading brands like ARK Chemicals Pvt Ltd, Arihant Innochem Pvt Ltd, Amvigor Organics Pvt Ltd, , Galaxy Surfactants & Limited, , Gattefosse India Pvt Ltd, Chemspark India Pvt Ltd, Gangwal Chemicals, , Nano Tech Chemical Brothers, Pharmacos India, ILA Biomarine, Yasham Speciality Ingredients Pvt Ltd, N V Organics Pvt Ltd, Keva Fragrances Pvt Ltd and many more.
Parallel to the exhibition, there was an informative and comprehensive conference programme managed by the Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ISCC) to provide the latest developments within the industry, including new formulations, market trends, products, and alternative testing methods. The conference stressed various trends, including consumer perception, market dynamics, ingredient innovation, product deliverables, and unique packaging, with the theme being "Post-Pandemic Trends Driving HPC Growth." The conference became an effective forum to share the results of promising research, display innovative techniques, and provide an opportunity to network with cosmetic experts from all over the globe.
Parallel to the exhibition, there was an informative and comprehensive conference program managed by Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ISCC) to provide the latest developments within the industry, new formulations, market trends, products and alternative testing methods. The conference stressed on various trends including consumer perception, market dynamics, ingredient innovation, product deliverables and unique packaging with the theme being ‘Post Pandemic Trends Driving HPC Growth’. The conference became an effective forum to share results of promising research, display of innovative techniques and the opportunity to network with cosmetic experts from all over the globe.
Shankar Prasad, Director, Pureplay Skin Sciences (India) Pvt. Ltd. said “The growth within the Home and Personal Care Industry is across every imaginable dimension, whether it is consumer segments, categories, channels, geographies. As a result, the growth is at least 12 to 13% annualized growth rate over the next five years; overall there's a lot of optimism that one can have about the future of this industry. HPCI India gives a platform to exchange ideas, meet people and network with a variety of people. It is an efficient way to get a lot of things done, such as experiencing products, witnessing experts talking at the conference and networking – this all gives you food for thought to back with and reflect upon. Looking forward to attending the next edition as well.”
The first day also witnessed some high profile technical seminars on relevant topics like ‘Facial Skin Aging: Uniting clinical proof with consumer perception’, ‘Formulation Research by using CAS Solutions’, ‘Sun Care – Bridging the Trends Gap’, featuring top experts like Francisco Fernandez Palacio, CLR Berlin-Germany, Pharmacos India, Sangram Gokhale, ACS International India Pvt. Ltd., Milan Bhosale, ARK Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., to name a few.
The exhibition also witnessed the Innovation Zone that aims to showcase the unique trends and inventions and recognize innovators through the HPCI Innovation Award. The nomination process was evaluated by eminent personalities from within the industry. Among 13 nominations, the award was presented to LABORATOIRES EXPANSCIENCE for their outstanding innovation ‘CALYBIOTA® BIO, a skin microbiota balance natural active ingredient’ on the second day of the exhibition.
HPCI India gave exhibitors the opportunity to connect with consumers, distributors and industry experts and demonstrate how their products can meet the ever growing demands of the Home and Personal Care Industry. Visitors at the HPCI exhibition had the chance to witness the latest changes and advancements and experience up close the quality and variety of products by the top players of the industry.
“HPCI India is an innovative platform and truly an international event where a lot of foreign suppliers come and a good platform to connect with the Home and Personal Care Industry. There has been a huge transformation within the industry and now green and sustainable products are the need of the hour – this gives more growth for the entire industry. At this event, we get to meet the right customers and network with the best minds within the industry.” said Vivek Kadam, Director – Personal Care, Gangwal Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
“The overall disposable and per capita income is increasing in India; this has led to a booming Home & Personal Care Market. The consumers are demanding sustainable and environmentally friendly products for which they are agreeing to pay a price for. At ARK, we are affiliated with top class world principals such as BASF and IFF, supplying them excellent specialty chemicals. HPCI India is an important platform for both the supplier and the manufacturer to understand the industry and see what’s new and how they both can partner and take their business forward. We are eagerly looking forward for the coming editions of HPCI India.” said Kunal Wadhwa, Director, ARK Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
“We are very proud to have delivered the most happening and the best ever HPCI India this time, especially in the post pandemic era. The exhibitors and visitors enjoyed two dedicated days of networking business and more importantly, information exchange. The Home and Personal Care Industry is doing very well and so is HPCI India. We look forward to welcoming you at the next edition.”, said Sonia Prashar, Managing Director and Chairperson of the Management Board, NuernbergMesse India.
Dilip Raghavan, Managing Director, ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences (India) Pvt. Ltd. shared, “HPCI 2023 has been a very special and successful edition. It is special and successful because we have managed to execute the short- term vision of delivering an extremely successful show for both exhibitors and visitors alike and more importantly, we have done it without compromising on the long term vision and the long term principles that we pride ourselves in. We have set up a runway for an extremely successful run for the HPCI over the next few years and we look forward for the entire industry to be a part of this success.”
The next edition will be held on 18 and 19 January, 2024 at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai.
More information can be found at www.hpci-india.com
About ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences (India) Pvt. Ltd.
ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences (India) Pvt. Ltd. is a joint venture between Colour Publications Pvt. Ltd., Vincentz Network and NuernbergMesse Group.
Colour Publications Pvt Ltd. is the leading and oldest publishing house for techno-commercial journals in India. They publish 7 B2B titles related to the chemical and related industries, and are also the publishers of PaintIndia. www.colourpublications.in
Vincentz Network is a highly-focused, customer-driven publishing house and has been serving the coatings community since 1893. www.vincentz.net
NuernbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. www.nuernbergmesse.de
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