The Organizer: Cosmetic Valley
20 years of experience serving the cosmetics and fragrances sector
Created in 1994, Cosmetic Valley has the benefit of over 20 years' experience of supporting companies in the cosmetics and fragrances sector: network development, support in relation to exports and help with innovation.
Over 400 companies have already placed their trust in Cosmetic Valley
Today, over 400 companies in the sector have already placed their trust in Cosmetic Valley: groups and SMEs as well as entrepreneurs. All trades are covered: chemistry, packaging, manufacturing, tests and analysis, brands, services, IT, etc. Cosmetic Valley is a company of a manageable size which has successfully maintained a start-up attitude, providing services to assist entrepreneurs with all types of innovative projects.
Links with the academic world
Cosmetic Valley has close links with the French academic research sector: Universities, CNRS, INRA, School of Engineering, etc. Over 200 collaborative projects are already under way between academic researchers and industrial researchers as a result of the networking initiatives of Cosmetic Valley.
A major experience in Open Innovation
Main international clients have already instructed Cosmetic Valley to organize meetings with SMEs, laboratories and start-ups: Alliance Boots, Chanel, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oréal, LVMH, Procter & Gamble, Puig, Shiseido. The meetings were highly successful, leading to win-win collaboration opportunities.
An international network of partners
Cosmetic Valley has forged strong links with international networks dedicated to cosmetics and fragrances across all five continents: Société Française de Cosmétologie, Polo della Cosmesi (Italy), Japan Cosmetic Center, Beauty Cluster (Barcelona, Spain), Biointropic (Colombia), Québec International (Canada), TahitiFa'ahotu (Polynesia) etc.
It was therefore a natural move for Cosmetic Valley to set up Cosmetic 360, a trade fair serving as a forum for exchange focussed on innovation, providing opportunities for all these players to meet and shape the beauty industry of tomorrow.