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The next chapter in Indian success story

Nuremberg, 6 June 2018

  • NürnbergMesse and longstanding partners pool their expertise and take over HPCI India trade fair
  • NürnbergMesse Group in India and Brazil host trade fairs for beauty and personal care and household cleaning products.
NürnbergMesse India is writing another chapter in its success story: Indian company ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences (India) Pvt. Ltd., a Joint Venture between NürnbergMesse, Indian publisher Colour Publications and German specialist publisher Vincentz Network, is taking over the HPCI from its German organiser SOFW, Verlag für chemische Industrie H. Ziolkowsky GmbH. NürnbergMesse India will continue to be responsible for the implementation of the HPCI. The Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition and Conference India, or HPCI for short, is India's largest trade fair for household and personal care products. Peter Ottmann, CEO of NürnbergMesse Group, is delighted: “This is our fourth acquisition within a very short time following the successful takeover of the three woodworking fairs INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD. As a result, NürnbergMesse India is continuing to develop its position as one of the leading international trade fair organisers.” Fellow CEO Dr Roland Fleck also stresses the global significance of this development: “Together with FCE Cosmetique in Brazil, NürnbergMesse Group now offers two events in key markets that cover the manufacture of beauty, personal care and household cleaning products.”

It’s an industry that is performing extremely well. According to the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association, the Indian market for cosmetics and personal care earned USD 8 billion in 2016. And the forecasts are also good, with an expected average annual growth of 5 to 6% for the period 2016 to 2021. Sales of home care products in the Indian market reached USD 5.68 billion in 2016 and are set to rise to USD 14.77 billion by 2020. This means that the conditions are ideal to enable HPCI to continue to grow.


New owner: ExpoNova

HPCI is already firmly rooted in India and has been taking place annually in Mumbai since 2010. The collaboration between ExpoNova Exhibitions & Conferences and the previous owner of HPCI, SOFW, Verlag für chemische Industrie H. Ziolkowsky GmbH, has been very successful in the past. Based in Thannhausen near Augsburg, the company publishes trade magazines on cosmetics, household and personal care products. Drawing on its 140 years of experience and international background, it also organises B2B trade fairs and conferences. The two companies signed an extensive cooperation agreement in 2014 and since 2015 have been the co-organisers of HPCI India. Through ExpoNova, NürnbergMesse India was also entrusted with the show management and implementation of the 2015 round of HPCI India. “The full integration of HPCI India into the portfolio of ExpoNova is a milestone for all partners, especially for NürnbergMesse India which has been organising HPCI India for years,” says Sonia Prashar, Managing Director of NürnbergMesse India. “There is no doubt that this acquisition puts ExpoNova in a leading position, reinforcing its role as a specialist in chemical industry events. Each partner is contributing their own expertise to this pool of knowledge-sharing,” continues Prashar.


Extensive range in important markets

With HPCI in India and FCE Cosmetique in Brazil, NürnbergMesse Group now offers two events covering the manufacture of beauty, personal care and household cleaning products in key markets. FCE Cosmetique is the most important platform for the cosmetics sector in Latin America and the only trade fair to cover the entire cosmetics supply chain, from raw materials to equipment and packaging. HPCI India covers all aspects of the formulation and manufacture of household and personal care products, aromatic ingredients and fragrances, making it the largest trade fair in this segment in the Indian market. “Health and wellness also have a major impact on the personal care sector. Nowadays, consumers understand that health is becoming increasingly important in their daily routine. In relation to the manufacture of personal care products, HPCI India will continue to focus on consumers and their requirements,” says Prashar optimistically.


About the NürnbergMesse Group
NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. Its portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approximately 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share 41 percent) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors 24 percent) participate in the own, partner and guest events staged by the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The group also has a network of around 50 representatives operating in more than 100 countries.

About ExpoNova
Registered Office:
126-A, Dhuruwadi, A V Nagwekar Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400 025, India
T: +91-22-2430 6319
F: +91-22-2430 0601
exponova.conventions(at)gmail.com

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HPCI – CCC India 2018 – A Huge Success!


The 8th edition of HPCI – CCC India Congress from January 31st to February 1st, 2018 sets a new record with some 3100 delegates and over 251 exhibitors including the representing companies showcasing the major innovative ingredients for formulating cost effective personal care and home care products. These numbers indicate very impressively the rising popularity and importance of this event for the Indian Personal and Home Care industries. Indian Home and Personal care ingredients market is growing steadily, with rising awareness, increase in disposal income and growing desire for good life and looks. While the highly competitive market is dominated by global brands, large Indian companies are offering innovative products.
The scientific and technical conferences were frequented and the exhibition booths were busy throughout the opening hours.
“We are very satisfied with the outcome of the 8th HPCI – CCC India Congress in Mumbai. We are looking forward to the 9th Congress 2019 and we will further develop the congress and promise new highlights”, says Siegfried Fischer, event organizer.


Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists Scientific Conference

The ISCC HPCI conference themed – Diversity Key to Cosmetic Industry, featured the latest developments in R&D, new formulations, regulatory updates, market trends, products, and alternative testing methods. The workshop on texture creation in cosmetics and on formulation, application aspects of colour cosmetics was highly appreciated by the delegates. The Conference was a good opportunity to share results of promising research, learn innovative techniques, by networking with cosmetic experts from all over the globe.
In addition to the above the HPCI – CCC India Technical Seminars presentations delivered by exhibiting companies were of technical and / or of commercial nature. The presentations provided delegates with an insight into latest technologies and their application in personal care. Dr Sunil Bambarkar, President of ISCC and Managing Director of Gattefosse India comments: ”It was a perfect place to network, share experience and grow. It gave an opportunity to interact with host of Indian and International ingredient suppliers.”


HPCI – CCC India Innovation Award

For the first time 3 innovation prizes were awarded during the HPCI – CCC India Congress in Mumbai.
“We want to reward the effort and diligent research that is done by our exhibitors. These rewards should motivate to continue the excellent R&D work and incite future innovation. We will continue to award these prizes in the future and encourage companies to participate”, says Robert Fischer, event owner.
Innovations are key to growth and competitiveness and are an important pillar for the economy. Creating something different is an important precondition for competing successfully in the markets. For the first time already, this year’s HPCI – CCC India Innovation Award from the areas of Home- and Personal Care was awarded to three prizewinners. The prize is supposed to generate ideas and public awareness to the innovation.
An independent jury of 5 members from the Cosmetic Industry as well as from ISCC selected 3 prize winners out of 16 proposals submitted. These included innovative raw materials as well as processes and concepts.




Innovation prize winners with jury members and HPCI – CCC organising team


The first prize was awarded to GALAXY SURFACTANTS for “Galsoft GLI21”.
GLI 21 is an Innovative product, designed with breakthrough technology of combining Amino Acid Surfactant and Acyl Isethionate with a Patented Process of manufacture and composition. The Patent is already granted in USA and under examination in other counties.

The second prize was awarded to the company LUCID COLLOIDS for Catcol Smart.
Catcol® products are chemically modified derivatives of a polysaccharide galactomannan. They impart specific performance functions in personal care products such as Hair and Skin care, Cleansing and Bathing products.

Two third prizes were awarded.
One third prize was received by EVONIK for TEGO Feel C 10.
TEGO® Feel C 10 is a sensory additive, entirely based on natural cellulose fibres. It is sustainably sourced and improves absorption and reduces oiliness on skin. Above this, it absorbs human sebum and provides a reduces shininess of the skin. It is compatible with oil-in-water as well as water-in-oil formulations and also in water-free systems.

Another third prize was received by HALLSTAR for Olivem 2020.
Olivem® 2020 is a naturally-derived cold process emulsifier based on olive oil chemistry for energy efficient operations. It is a multifunctional biomimetic ingredient combining excellent emulsification performance and natural dermollience. It can also be used as a sensorial modifier, stabilizer, and thickener to provide added benefits to a very wide range of formulations. Olivem® 2020 delivers superior sensoriality attributes and sustains skin hydration. It is environmentally friendly since it does not need heating or pressure to perform, and because its majority composition is nature-derived ingredients.

The members of the Award jury were:
  • Mr. U Jaichand, Director, R&D, Technical Services at Ganesha Personal Care Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Ravi Kamat, Chairman & Managing Director, Aero Pharma Group of Companies
  • Dr. Vijay Bambulkar, Consultant – Cosmetic & Pharma Industry and ex Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific Director for Innovation and External Growth
  • Ms. Asha Hariharan, Cosmetologist
  • Dr. Renuka Thergaonkar – Head, department of Cosmetic & Perfumery, V G VAze College and Consultant for Cosmetic Industry

The next HPCI – CCC India Congress will take place from March 14-15, 2019 again in Mumbai BEC.