Empowering Southeast Asia Beauty Industry Through B2B Virtual Event

The 2nd edition of Beauty Space opens its virtual door today for four days – from 29 November to 2 December, dedicated to link major brands and companies with buyers from across the beauty industry-offering a greater of business networking opportunities.

With the strong collaboration of 6 ASEAN beauty shows from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam organised by Informa Markets, Beauty Space will have over 200 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions anticipate to online networking through B2B Matchmaking Programme with estimated 2,000 buyers mainly among distributors, importers, manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers.

Participating pavilions brought by the support from government and associations are from: Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Korea Cosmetic Association (KCA) and Department of Tourism
Philippines (DOT).

Beauty Space features more than 900 brands and products to attendees ranging from dedicated sectors include Aesthetic, Beauty, Cosmetics & Embroidery, Hair, Halal Beauty, Nail, OEM/ODM, Spa & Wellness, Supply Chain and Cosmetics Ingredients. Some of the notable and latest line-up brands and innovation are: EVENSWISS showcasing its technology based patented ingredients, GTG Medical specialize in the medical & aesthetic market providing integrated solutions, CELLPOD featuring its high-tech technology in antimicrobials and sterilization, HERCA – the leading distributor of aesthetic devices and Urban Indo Manufacture offering its specialty in OEM/OEM manufacturing.

In addition to business matchmaking, attendees are able to watch and engage through live streaming Webinar – Talk Series Session with total of 15 sessions taking place, tailored to entice the exchange of iideas, educate, share knowledge expertise about an array of topics presented by experienced and topnotch speakers. Among session highlights presented by Malaysia Cosmetology Chamber of Commerce
(PAMM), MUA Community, Philippine Society for Cosmetic Science Inc (PSCS), Haravan and many more.

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The combined Vietbeauty & Cosmobeauté Vietnam exhibition organised by Informa Markets will be rescheduled to 24 – 26 August 2022 at the Saigon Exhibition Convention Centre (SECC). These events were originally scheduled to be held between 21-23 December 2021.

Despite the recent easing of restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City, the decision to move the shows to 2022 allows for more confidence and safety to return for marketplace effectiveness. With the new dates, the Organiser hopes to guarantee better and safer attendee face-to-face experiences, bringing together leaders and trendsetters of the industry – providing an unrivalled business platform for mindshare, networking and products/services promotion.

As a bridge to live events, Informa Markets will organise the second edition of Beauty Space, a B2B Virtual Event, running from 29 November to 2 December 2021. Beauty Space combines content from six ASEAN beauty shows into an online portal to offer virtual buyers content variety with multilingual options for localised selling. Beauty Space will run for four days with optional one-on-one business matching services for bespoke sourcing needs of the industry.

We look forward to welcoming the Vietnamese industry back again in August 2022 for our next in-person beauty event as the world resets post-pandemic.

Beauty Space Pre-Event Webinar

Southeast Asia Beauty Insights: Challenges and Opportunities

Hear directly from industry experts as they share about Southeast Asia beauty insights and address the key challenges and opportunities on how the beauty industry can continue to conduct business practices in this challenging times.

This session will feature an expert panel consisting of Sirinar Puppachat from Mintel Thailand; Effendi from Indonesia Association of Health and Beauty Entrepreneurs (APK21); Jacqueline O. Lim from Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines, Inc. (CCIP), and Alvin Loh from Malaysia Cosmetology Chamber of Commerce (PAMM).

Welcoming remarks by Claudia Bonfiglioli from Informa Markets – Beauty Global and Dianah Athirah from Informa Markets Malaysia – Beauty will serve as host.

Topic: Southeast Asia Beauty Insights: Challenges and Opportunities
Date: 14 September 2021
Time: 2.30PM – 4.00PM (GMT+8 Malaysia Time)
Platform: Zoom Webinar
Language: English 
Admission: FREE

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Reimagining The New World of Beauty

Informa Markets is bringing back Beauty Space 2nd edition which set to be held from 29 November to 2 December 2021 virtually, following the maiden edition in 2020. An ideal regional online meeting place for beauty professionals to connect with the global beauty community through B2B digital networking and matchmaking platform.

Beauty Space returns with a completely new, convenient and comprehensive online business matching solution, combining powerful forces together of six ASEAN beauty shows from Malaysia (Cosmobeauté Malaysia & Beautyexpo), Indonesia (Cosmobeauté Indonesia, Philippines (Philbeauty) and Vietnam (Cosmobeauté Vietnam & Vietbeauty).

Beauty Space provides lucrative opportunities in the beauty industry to answer a growing demand of shaping the future of beauty in this digital era, enabling stakeholders to present latest product innovations and cutting-edge technologies whilst meet international prospects. “In the new world of beauty, Beauty Space strives to become a preeminent platform for the industry players to get connected, inspired and energized. We thrive to keep momentum of Southeast Asia beauty industry and pivot towards importance of resilient beauty,” shares David Bondi, Senior Vice President – Asia of Informa Markets.

Informa Markets remains more than ever committed in spearheading the beauty industry within beauty businesses and entire beauty community to ensure stay buoyant despite pandemic. Beauty Space brings together stakeholders, distributors, retailers and buyers under one seamless platform throughout four days of online business networking vast opportunities.

Together, all of these six ASEAN beauty shows will complement each other in Beauty Space and continue to drive economic growth in this emerging beauty market. Beauty Space will be anticipating nearly 200 key industry players to present their products and innovations in Beauty Space. Everyone is welcome to meet and engage on the smart networking platform.

Ten dedicated sectors will be covered include Aesthetic, Beauty, Cosmetics & Embroidery, Hair, Halal beauty, Nail, OEM/ODM, Spa & Wellness, Supply Chain and Cosmetics Ingredients. With the fast-growing beauty market, Beauty Space focuses on each four countries unique key target market whilst tapping into Southeast Asia: Malaysia – Halal Cosmetics & Personal Care, Indonesia – Cosmetic Ingredients & Supply Chain, Philippines – Mass Beauty & Personal Care and Vietnam – E-Commerce, Retailer & Cosmetics.

Aside from business matchmaking, Beauty Space also features an informative, interactive and captivating packed agenda sessions through live streaming and video-on-demand format. This provides the ideal platform to share latest trends, stimulate ideas, educate, share expertise by distinguished speakers and key industry leaders within the community.

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Why Does Vietnam Love e-Commerce?

Luxury consumers prefer shopping on social networks like Instagram over physical stores – and the trend only grew during COVID-19

With a developing economy and a population of over 97 million in 2020, Vietnam is a promising market for e-commerce and that promise has only grown over the last year despite – or even in part as a result of – the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a January 2021 report by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy, 53 per cent of the population has already took part in online retail. Meanwhile, the “E-conomy SEA 2020” report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company pointed out that e-commerce in Vietnam grew 46 per cent year on year, alongside strong growth across most sectors except for travel. Looking towards 2025, they suggest the E-conomy will reach US$52 billion in value, ranking third in Southeast Asia.

The fast-growing middle class is the sector driving increasing expenditure, with its number reaching 33 million in 2020, up from 12 million in 2012. As the middle class expands, there’s also a growing interest in top luxury brands.

The new demographic are HENRYs (High Earners Not Rich Yet), who have an annual income of about US$75,000-100,000, according to Robert Tran, CEO at RBNC, a global business advisory firm.

Despite the presence of physical stores, the second most popular channel for shopping for luxury brands is through social networks. This makes sense when you consider that Vietnamese spend about seven hours per day on average on the internet, mostly on Facebook and YouTube but also on Zalo (a local chat app) and Instagram.

Facebook was by far the preferred platform for e-commerce, chosen by 89 per cent of respondents to a 2019 survey by Asia Plus Inc. And with over 66.7 million Facebook users in 2020, Vietnam ranks seventh in the world, as reported by

This all suggests Vietnam can be a gold mine for individual small sellers with private online shops. Fashion and beauty are the two most common searches and purchases online too, accounting for 55 per cent and 30 per cent respectively, according to the Asia Plus survey.

Source: South China Morning Post


‘Hybrid’ Beauty Trade Exhibition

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Informa Markets Vietnam, the Organiser of Cosmobeauté Vietnam & Vietbeauty , has introduced countermeasures to ensure business continuity in our marketplaces – allowing and assuring our buyers and sellers the ability to connect not only when trade exhibitions are permitted, but also when communication and commerce move online and when health and safety measures require social distancing. Wherever buyers and sellers may be located, using our online solutions, we ensure our trade events remain effective with extended reach via the internet.

This year’s hybrid event will offer expanded opportunities to attendees and guaranteed connectivity by putting together live and online events. The event will also help increase networking opportunities and gain valuable connections through an AI-powered matchmaking service that connects participants with buyers who are directly interested in their products. Through our hybrid event, attendees will be able to access focused live streaming sessions from anywhere in the world, using secure 1:1 video meetings and direct messaging, and attending exciting events and activities, such as beauty live chat, fireside chats, beauty competitions, educational workshops, expert clinics, insightful seminars/webinars from top-notch speakers, roundtable discussions, meaningful exhibitor-visitor business matching, and product demonstrations.

A Hosted Buyers Programme will enable participants to schedule pre-arranged meetings and source potential business partners by connecting suppliers directly with distributors, importers, beauty and aesthetics salons, retailers, e-commerce businesses, and prospective investors around the globe.

Cosmobeauté Vietnam & Vietbeauty will be held on 21-23 December 2021 at Hall A1, Saigon Exhibition Convention Center (SECC) and online. The largest beauty show will be held under one roof with the longest-running beauty trade exhibition for the first time ever in Vietnam, making it a massive event. This special event will attract over 350 exhibitors from more than 450 leading beauty brands from all over the world. It expects to welcome thousands of attendees at the live event and virtual platform.

All Informa events will be organised in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading event organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest level of hygiene and safety standards at its events, assuring everyone that they are in a safe and controlled environment.

Vietnam Could Welcome Vaccinated Foreign Tourists Starting July: Experts

Tourism experts proposed Vietnam’s tourism industry prepare to welcome vaccinated foreign visitors back to the country from the third quarter in a similar vein to regional peers.
Nguyen Huu Tho, chairman of Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA), said Vietnam has been one of the most successful countries in containing Covid-19 outbreaks, creating favorable conditions for the tourism industry to open up to international markets since the beginning of the third quarter.

He cited Thailand, which plans to open its doors to foreign tourists already vaccinated against the coronavirus from July 1, and Singapore, which is ready to do the same.

“Vietnam should prepare to receive international visitors from July to help the heavily-hit tourism industry recover as 95 percent of inbound travel firms have suspended operation,” Tho told a meeting Wednesday.

“Promoting domestic tourism could bring in revenue but cannot save the tourism industry. The roadmap to opening up the international market is the only solution,” he added.

Nguyen Thi Khanh, chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, said it is necessary to prepare a set of criteria for picking up foreign passengers as soon as possible, as many countries do not require isolation of vaccinated tourists or those carrying Covid-19 negative certificates.

“The industry should aim at international markets that have responded effectively to the pandemic.”

Vu The Binh, VTA deputy chairman, said opening of international markets could meet with difficulties and public opposition for fears of causing further Covid-19 outbreaks.

However, Binh affirmed Vietnam should avoid lagging behind other economies that recognize vaccine passports, proving a bearer’s Covid-19 vaccination status.

Vietnam has been struggling with its latest Covid-19 outbreak that began on Jan. 28 after a 55-day clean streak, with 879 community transmissions recorded. So far, the outbreak situation in the country is basically under control, with many localities resuming non-essential services.

While the production of domestic vaccines is underway, the government has speeded up foreign procurement to inoculate prioritized groups.

Vietnam recorded a 79 percent decline year-on-year in the number of foreign visitors in 2020 due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic as the country received 3.83 million foreign tourists against a record 18 million in 2019, according to official data.

The government has closed national borders and canceled all international flights since March 25 with only Vietnamese repatriates, foreign experts and highly-skilled workers allowed in with stringent conditions.

The government recently green-lighted the resumption of commercial flights to seven Asian destinations, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, but Vietnamese carriers are still not allowed to operate inbound flights.

Source: VnExpress International

           13TH EDITION OF COSMOBEAUTÉ VIETNAM RESCHEDULED TO                 29-31 JULY 2021

Debuting first time ever collocation with VietBeauty

Informa Markets and SES Vietnam Exhibition Services Company Limited, the Organisers of Cosmobeauté Vietnam, have decided to reschedule 13th Edition of Cosmobeauté Vietnam, to now 29-31 July 2021 at its original location, Saigon Exhibition Convention Centre (SECC). The event was originally scheduled for 24-26 March 2021. Following from the new dates, Cosmobeauté Vietnam is debuting the first time ever collocation with Vietbeauty in 2021. This will provide endless opportunities to source new beauty products, services and solutions gathered under one roof.

“The COVID-19 outbreak was an unforeseen event that adversely affected businesses around the world. With the revised dates, it will enable the industry to benefit from the increase reopening of borders. This will also allow the entire beauty community to be aligned and to promote business recovery of the industry,” said BT Tee, General Manager of Informa Markets in Vietnam.

“The 2021 edition will be more diligent for beauty community as we are thriving to continue provide a pivotal edition to accelerate the recovery of the industry. As the stage for numerous editions, the synergy for both shows provide a perfect business platform for all beauty trade professionals and companies to connect within the industry,” he added.

Cosmobeauté Vietnam is the longest-running beauty trade exhibition in Vietnam targeting beauty trade professionals in the industry such as beauticians, aestheticians, manicure technicians, spa business owners, retailers and distributors of beauty products & equipment, e-commerce business owners and potential investors looking to commence business in the beauty industry within Southeast Asia region. Whilst, Vietbeauty is the largest beauty trade show in Vietnam which set to be the most comprehensive beauty platform for beauty industry professionals to source new products ranging from leading suppliers in the areas of cosmetics, skincare, hair care, nail care, spa and wellness products to beauty salon and aesthetic equipment and supplies across the Asian region and from countries around the world.

Meanwhile, the entire team will remain devoted to ensuring the 2021 edition operates at the level of prestige the show has been recognized for the past 12 years. All Informa events will be organised in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ Organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.