The three day event starts on June 26th at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition hall, and is billed as the only international B2B event held in Japan that also platforms a selection of innovative finished goods.
Despite a slow economy, the Japanese market remains the second biggest in the world, next to that of the United States. And it is still a major source of significant innovation, particularly in the ingredients arena, which makes this event particularly interesting.
Incorporating both the Cosme Tech show, now in its fourth year, together with the Cosme Tokyo event, now in its second year, organisers Reed Exhibitions Japan are forecasting a 70 per cent increase on exhibitors compared to last year.
Around 30,000 people expected to attend
Building on the success of last year’s show, this year the organizers are expecting to include around 550 companies and in excess of 30,000 visitors, dwarfing many other similar events held elsewhere in the world.
Perhaps what is the big crowd puller for the event is the fact that it is billed as a one-stop-shop for the industry, covering not only the ingredients and packaging elements, but also a host of finished products.
Cosme Tech 2013 will again be focused on the latest innovations in the areas from ingredients, packaging and OEM companies, highlighting the technical and scientific strengths that the Japanese industry is known for.
The big names in the Japanese market...
Highlighted manufacturers in this area will include Nihon Kolmar, Japan's leading player in the industry's OEM market, as well as its major rival Cosmescience - a company gaining attention for it's expertise in the anti-ageing area.
Major packaging players will also be evident, including Honda Plus, known for its blow forming technology, together with Tsujikawa, which has established a reputation for gold embossing technology.
Meanwhile, the Cosme Tokyo 2013 will highlight some of the most innovative and trend-setting finished products about to hit the market, with two key trends expected to really set the place buzzing this year, the organic and anti-ageing zones.
Bilingual key note conference presentations
The event will also include bilingual key note conference presentations that will focus on the challenges of regulating and marketing products in the Japanese market.
The English language segment of the conference programme will run under the title: Time for change! Keys to opening up the future of the Japan Cosmetics Industry.
The segment will include two presentations, one from Yoshinobu Hiramaya focusing on regulation, with the second presentation will be given by marketing expert Tetsuro Yoshimatsu.