Launched in 2015 by Cosmetic Valley, Cosmetic 360 is an international trade fair that is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Cosmetic 360 is the only trade fair created as a French initiative with French governance and funding, acclaimed by industry professionals— groups, SMEs and start-ups. The event is now one of the leading world gatherings in the fragrance and cosmetics industry.
At a time when digital technology, connected beauty, artificial intelligence, and biotech are opening new horizons, Cosmetic 360 proudly affirms its aim to bring the global movers and shakers in innovation together in Paris. It is a bold initiative that further bolsters leadership in one of the most prestigious industries in the French economy.
OPEN INNOVATION: 5 INDUSTRY HEAVYWEIGHTS
Five of the biggest names in the industry will be involved in Cosmetic 360’s exclusive Open Innovation programme, to engage a broader spectrum of contributors working in upstream processes—notably IFF, a major player in the field of ingredients. Cosmetic 360 is also delighted to welcome the cosmetics brand Nuxe for the first time, in addition to Chanel, L’Oréal Recherche & Innovation andLVMH Recherche.
Over the two-day event, more than 200 meetings will be held with project leaders from more than 30 countries. Open Innovation is a real springboard that gives them the chance to meet R&D managers for some of the biggest names in the industry.
Meetings can be scheduled on the Cosmetic 360 website.
TECH CORNER: PAPERTOUCH
Organised in partnership with the CNRS, the trade fair’s Tech Corner highlights cutting-edge technology every year. This year’s focus will be PaperTouch, a project developed by the LGP2 laboratory at Université Grenoble Alpes. The project involves an innovativeprocess to produce e-paper, which could be used in the fields of display, lighting, and promotional packaging.
At Cosmetic 360, there will be demonstrations featuring this paper manufacturing process with an integrated circuit, carried out by the FunPrint team, which oversees the project at the LGP2 laboratory. Run by the CNRS, LGP2 is a joint research unit (UMR 5518) at the cutting-edge of paper science, print media and biomaterials development. The project is supported by Société d'Accélération duTransfert de Technologies (SATT) Linksium, a company specialising in technology transfer in the Grenoble area.
CONFERENCE SESSIONS: THE NEW ACTIVIST BEAUTY LECTURE PROGRAMME
Cosmetic 360’s conference programme has been completely redesigned, and this year’s theme is corporate social responsibility (CSR). Inspired by B Corp Certification—which was developed in the United States for businesses that balance purpose and profit in social and environmental performance. The Activist Beauty programme will highlight CSR initiatives in the industry, focusing on economic, social and environmental issues.
INTERNATIONAL: FOCUS ON THE UNITED STATES
Following Japan, this year Cosmetic 360 has chosen to focus on the United States. The country has a thriving beauty industry, and the biggest trends in American cosmetics will be presented. The event will be marked by a partnership agreement signed between Cosmetic Valley and ICMAD (Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors), a non-profit trade association that supports creative and innovative companies, from start-ups to multinational businesses.
COSMETIC 360: MORE INNOVATIVE
- A vibrant start-up zone and pop-up accelerator.
The latest edition will host 30 digital cosmetics start-ups, offering a wide range of services through the trade fair’s accelerator, launched by Beauty-Tech Chartres. This is where start-ups will be able to work with a wide array of experts, including INPI, BPI, Cosmetic Angels and the Prefecture of Paris’s ‘economic intelligence cell’.
- The Hackathon, promoting young creatives.
Organised with the support of LVMH and its Maisons, the Cosmetic 360 Hackathon has become one of the trade fair’s key events. More than 50 participants are expected to attend.
- The Cosmetic 360 Awards, rewarding the finest innovations in each of the following specialised categories: raw materials, formulation & manufacturing, packaging, testing & analyses, industry support functions, distribution & brands.
- The cosmetopoeia zone, exploring new approaches to sourcing raw materials through the development, in plant-producing countries, of cosmetic sectors combining innovation with age- old traditions, and promoting biodiversity conservation and local stakeholders, with examples from Togo, Gabon, and French Guiana.
COSMETIC 360: MORE BUSINESS-ORIENTED
- A trade fair on a human scale, promoting synergies between exhibitors and visitors.
- An exclusive networking opportunity in the industry, with dedicated meeting areas for exhibitors and visitors.
- An unforgettable gala dinner sponsored by LVMH, and networking event at the Lido de Paris to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cosmetic 360.
- A visitorship of highly qualified professionals, 47% of which are decision makers (CEOs, marketing directors, R&D directors) seeking out innovative ideas from around the world.
- Regional pavilions highlighting the special features of French products and services from Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Normandy, and Centre-Val de Loire.
COSMETIC 360, MORE INTERNATIONAL
- More than 50 countries and international exhibitors (25%) featured, including, for the first time ever, New Zealand.
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