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The wait is over. Cosmprof Worldwide poised to start.

The most important event for the international cosmetic industry is finally back for in-person attendance: after more than two years, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna inaugurates its 53rd edition, welcoming over 2,700 companies from 70 countries and buyers from 120 countries to Bologna from April 28 to May 2, 2022. 

The 2022 edition responds to market expectations with figures consistent with previous years’ results, despite the complications related to the international scenario. The exhibition center is sold-out: more than 30 pavilions and external structures host the over 2,700 exhibitors present, representing 70 countries26 Country Pavilions, with small and medium-sized enterprises ready to showcase the best of the cosmetic production from Belgium, Brazil, China, South Korea, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Mongolia, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA. Cosmoprof is pleasantly impressed by its ability to renew itself and adapt to new business tools. A reassuring fact that brought buyers from more than 120 countries to Bologna. 

“After two years of stopping the exhibition activities, the 2022 edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is a sign of optimism and confidence in the ability of the industry to restart,” says Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere. “In line with safety protocols, manufacturers, companies, and operators worldwide are finally returning to traditional business activities, and the exchange between supply and demand can resume, re-establishing the role of trade shows. The gradual easing of control measures at the entrance of exhibition centers is an acknowledgment from the institutions that we greatly appreciate. This edition of Cosmoprof is a real moment of relaunch for the sector. In recent months, the promotional and support activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ITA – Italian Trade Agency have been fundamental. We will continue to work with institutions to cope with the complexities of the global scenario and accompany our industry on its restart path”. 

“With the Pact for Export, the Italian government is committed to promoting the main international fairs in our country, such as Cosmoprof. As one of the symbols of Made in Italy, our cosmetic industry continues to captivate the world”, states the Undersecretary of State, On. Manlio Di Stefano, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

“This long-awaited 53rd edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna confirms a synergy between fair, industry and institutions, which has further strengthened in recent years marked by the pandemic. The entire cosmetic sector has never stopped; on the contrary, it has demonstrated the essential role that its products play in our daily life and the strong dynamism of its companies,  commented Renato Ancorotti, President of Cosmetica Italia.  


The transformation of the cosmetics industry begins with the supply chain. This is demonstrated by Cosmopack, the only fair that hosts all sectors of the supply chain – contract manufacturing and private labels, process and packaging machinery, primary and secondary packaging, applicators, ingredients, and raw materials. 

Cosmopack 2022 will host 9% more exhibition space, with 27% more new companies participating for the first time and exhibitors from 33 countries. The event is the cradle of industry trends: a reference point for discovering the most advanced industrial solutions, which will be the basis for the restart of the industry in the coming months. In particular, the presence of an area specifically dedicated to leading companies supplying machines and full-service solutions makes Cosmopack unique and different from all other international competitors. 


At Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, halls 14, 16, 16a, 19, 21, 22, 26, and 29b will host Cosmo | Perfumery & Cosmetics, with over 1,100 exhibitors of skincare, fragrance, and proposals for the retail channel ready to welcome buyers, distributors and retailers interested in scouting mass-market, prestige and masstige references, including genderless products, designed and created to meet the needs of cosmopolitan and new-generation consumers. 
Cosmoprime, the pavilion dedicated to selective and high-end cosmetics, will host numerous premium and luxury brands, icons of trends, and novelties with a strong vocation for sustainability. Within the Zoom on Emerging Prime area, selected companies attending Cosmoprof for the first time in Bologna will bring new ideas on ingredients and formulations and new consumer functional needs. The Extraordinary Gallery will welcome companies with innovative concepts in terms of formula and packaging and brand philosophy that is attentive to the consumption habits of the younger generations. 

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