Business set to be on trend at Cosmoprof Bologna 2022 Edition ..


April 28, 2022 – April 28, 2022 – 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 more than 140 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 countries. 26 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. Net of the difficulties and absences from China and Taiwan due to the anti-covid
restrictions still in force and from Russia and Ukraine as a result of the war, Cosmoprof
records 30% of exhibitors present for the first time or returning to Bologna after a few years
of absence, pleasantly impressed by the event’s ability to renew itself and adapt to new
business tools. A reassuring fact that brought buyers from more than 140 countries to
“After two years of stopping the exhibition activities in attendance, 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,
reestablishing 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.
“2021 was a record year for Italian exports, which registered a growth of 7.5% compared to
2019; however, the moment is of profound pain for the ongoing humanitarian tragedy and
concern for the extent of these events, for which I hope for a prompt resolution,” says Carlo
Ferro, President of ITA – Italian Trade Agency. “Cosmetics took an essential step in 2021
with an increase of 13 percentage points, even if it has not yet recovered its pre-covid levels.
That’s why the country should accelerate, as it is doing, its support action. As ITA, we have
implemented 19 new measures focusing on SMEs, innovation, digital, sustainability and
training. For the cosmetics sector, we have, among other things, brought 309 companies to
the 33 Made In Italy showcases with which we have agreements. Specifically, regarding
Cosmoprof, I like to remember the start-up corner, which will bring six young companies to
stand out at the fair, and the 250 foreign operators we will accompany to Bologna from 41
countries. I want to thank BolognaFiere and Cosmetica Italia for making Cosmoprof one of
the Italian trade shows with the most international attendance; the results are evident and
ITA is a proud partner in this process. Good luck to the companies and organizers for this edition of Cosmoprof!”


“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. This is attested by the data for 2021, which indicate a recovery trend: the global
turnover of the Italian cosmetics sector has exceeded 11.8 billion euros with a growth of 9.9%
compared to 2020. The export trend is also significant: + 13.8% with a positive impact on the
trade balance, which reached pre-Covid levels with 2,750 million euros,” commented Renato
Ancorotti, President of Cosmetica Italia. “The current geopolitical scenario requires us to
make adjustments and keep listening to businesses and the market’s needs in response to the
international situation. Nonetheless, our sector’s fundamental traits are a propensity for
investment, research and innovation, safety, quality, and creativity. We are confident that they
will allow us to demonstrate its value once again. The collaboration with BolognaFiere
Cosmoprof on the occasion of the most important trade fair for the beauty world enables us to
reaffirm the excellence of the cosmetics industry, a real flagship of Made in Italy. ”
“The edition that opens today is in line with the results of 2019: a high-performing fair, which
welcomes key players from industry worldwide”, says Enrico Zannini, General Manager of
BolognaFiere Cosmoprof. “Thanks to the funds provided by the Extraordinary Plan to
promote Made in Italy, we have organized a program of hospitality and specific services for
selected players from North and Eastern Europe, as well as from Latin America, Angola,
Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Canada, Korea, Philippines, Kuwait, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Myanmar, North and South Africa, Oman, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Singapore, Thailand,
UAE, USA and Vietnam. In addition, at their disposal are the digital services of the Buyer
Program, the project that aims to enhance the exchange between supply and demand, and
specific lounges in halls 14, 28 and 37 to receive information on how to organize their
experience at the event better. As a result, we are confident that the stakeholders present at
Cosmoprof will be able to find the ideal conditions to develop their business in line with the
needs and characteristics of the current market “.
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 fullservice 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.
From April 29 to May 2, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna will open its doors to the professional
channel with Cosmo | Hair & Nail & Beauty Salon. In halls 28, 29, 30, and 36 over 460
companies specializing in products and services for the professional aesthetics, spas, and
nails will welcome beauticians, owners of beauty centres, wellness operators, and nail
technicians. With over 550 exhibitors confirmed to date, companies specializing in products,
accessories, and furnishings for hairdressing salons will be displayed in halls 25, 31, 32, 33,
35, and 37.
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