Event earns high praise with Consistent Footfall
As the curtains fell on Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi), China’s leading sourcing platform for the global personal care industry, more than 700 exhibiting companies and over 30,000 visitors departed the show grounds with a great sense of satisfaction after three full days of discovering the latest ingredients and service offerings, networking with industry movers and shakers, as well as learning from industry veterans.
This year marks PCHi’s 15th anniversary milestone of serving the global personal care industry, and it was one of the most successful editions of the show to date. Commenting on the industry’s positive response, a spokesperson from Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) said, “We’re thrilled with how PCHi 2023 turned out, whether in terms of content, set-up, or engagement. The great attendance of the show and all our concurrent events has boosted industry confidence that rebound is imminent, and that innovation and new product development will take centre stage as the industry grows.”
With travel restrictions lifted and an overall eagerness to return to ‘normalcy’, trade professionals turned out in large numbers across the show floor and conference halls. The surge in attendance was evident, particularly on Day 1 and Day 2, but the hustle and bustle continued through till the end of Thursday.
“We chose to debut two products at PCHi 2023 and response has been overwhelmingly positive,” shared Ms. Jessica QU, Marketing Director for Personal Care Ingredients & Solutions at Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited. “Our team has been kept tremendously busy and there’s an excitement about gathering in-person at a significant event like this.”
When asked about her company’s experience, Ms. Melly HUANG, Marketing Manager at COSFA International Trading (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., expressed, “PCHi 2023 was an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our latest products to a global audience. I’d say that the results from our participation far exceeded our initial expectations, and we’ll follow up closely with the quality leads we received at the show.”
Numerous innovative ingredients that support sustainability were spotted throughout the halls, but most notably, the concepts of circularity and how they are adapted by personal care manufacturers were explored in the PCHi Sustainability Zone. An RSE spokesperson said, “It’s evident that the industry is moving in the right direction, catering to consumer demands while minimising the negative impact that industrial activities impose on the environment. There’s greater awareness not just with the manufacturers but also the formulators, and we’re very heartened to see a high level of interest in this segment of the show.”
Elsewhere near the venue’s main entrance, the PCHi Fountain Awards showcase drew additional attention after results were announced on the first evening of the event. Winning exhibitors made sure to prominently display their deep fuchsia crystal glass trophy, which in turn helped to attract the notice of visitors passing by their booths.
Chinese beauty trends are increasingly gaining interest in other parts of the world and some are keeping a close watch on the latest ingredient launches and consumer demands. Ms. Olja RAKCEVIC, Procurement Manager at a trading company, Morning Sunlight Limited, said, “We deal in a wide spectrum of ingredients and I’m here to source. The show has provided me with valuable insights into the hottest trends and innovations, so it’s been a fruitful visit with plenty of relevant content.”
More PCHi-branded events are lined up this year for the global personal care industry, including:
The next edition of PCHi is scheduled to take place from 20-22 March 2024 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.
For more information, please visit pchi-china.com/en, or connect with PCHi on social media.