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Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), the organizer of PCHi, announced that PCHi 2013 welcomed the most attendees in the show’s six-year history. Between March 13-15, a total of 6,842 unique visitors walked through the doors of Halls 3 and 4 of the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center, China. Among these industry professionals, 11% traveled from outside of China to view innovations from some 353 ingredient suppliers from 35 countries.
“PCHi has displayed marked growth since its inaugural edition in 2008, in tandem with the domestic and global industry development." said Lynn Xu, project manager, PCHi. "The event has been able to flourish because of the strong support from numerous local and international trade professionals, many of whom have been with us for all six years. At the same time, more and more industry players want a slice of the lucrative China market, and PCHi has provided them with an effective avenue for enhancing their footprint within the country.”
The China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards (CPCIA) and ceremony honored companies that have demonstrated innovation in the designing of new ingredients and lauded cutting edge formulations that were released in the China market between 2011 and 2013.
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Besides providing a platform for businesses to showcase their newest ingredients, PCHi 2013, together with Euromonitor International, also presented the global intelligence firm’s latest industry findings at NEXUS—an exclusive networking session for VIP personal care industry professionals.
The annual conference program featured experts from established local associations and renowned international research agencies, focusing on recent trends, the latest personal care innovations and regulatory updates. The conference attracted a record 1,977 professionals, a 57% increase over 2012 attendance.
In an effort to enhance the visiting experience of research and development personnel, RSE launched the Chemist & Formulator Club, which entitles eligible attendees to various benefits for PCHi 2014. Industry professionals who are directly involved in the creation of personal care products and who have visited the show for at least three consecutive years are eligible for membership. The 2014 event returns to Shanghai, February 19-21.