Interview with Pradip Bala, Managing Director of Beyond Beauty Paris

Annemette JENSEN - 17-juil.-2014 15:32:24

The Beauty Week starts in Paris with 500 exhibitors gathered at the Cosmeeting & Creative Beauty tradeshows during 3 days! It is the place to discover & explore the latest innovations and trends, product launch, new services and business solutions... Cosmeeting and Creative Beauty Paris will take place concurrently in Paris, from 9 to 11 September 2014. Pradip Bala, who is holding, since last year, the reins of these two events, gives us a sneak preview of the main highlights of this new edition. What do Cosmeeting and Creative Beauty look like this year? Pradip Bala - The year 2014 promises to be a great edition. There will be a reinforced international presence with many foreign pavilion: USA, Italy, China, Taiwan, South Korea... As we are the first cosmetic trade event in France, Cosmeeting and Creative Beauty Paris are the ideal spot to showcase the French expertise led by many institutions, who have made of our shows an unavoidable appointment: Cosmetic Valley, Cosmed, Cosmebio, Ecocert, etc. Early September, our shows give the starting signal of the Beauty Week, which mobilizes the entire cosmetic industry in September, with four events following one another during the 2nd half of the month: Cosmeeting & Creative Beauty Paris, MCB by Beauté Sélection and the Victoires de la Beauté. Creative Beauty Paris is establishing itself more and more as a platform for full service solutions for the creation of cosmetic products or line extensions. Where can be found major industry players and development teams, who reinvent the sector every year. Cosmeeting Paris enables to discover brands that will make the buzz tomorrow: more than 150 brands come together to approach European distribution. But very often our exhibitors also experience wonderful stories with distributors from Asia, the Middle East, the United States or even Africa. More than ever, we want to emphasis on the expertise of our exhibitors and foster contacts between visitors. For the second consecutive year, we offer them a personalized tour guide. With this guide – identifying a selection of exhibitors and their location on the show – the visitor can easily target the companies answering his criteria. In the same vein, we have set up moments of exchanges between key visitors and exhibitors, around networking lunches. The Zoom area and the Beauty Challenger Awards, dedicated to start-up’s in the French market are traditionally two highlights of Cosmeeting. How are they evolving? Pradip Bala - The Zoom area is a beautiful showcase for innovation in cosmetics. It truly reflects the creativity and inventiveness of the numerous enthusiasts in our industry. Nearly 45 brands will be present in this area that enables to take the pulse of the industry and discover the players who will act as growth drivers for distributors and the whole sector. You will find brands that make us see Beauty differently, inviting stakeholders to consider the beauty industry differently, to rewrite the codes. But this year, we will go beyond the Zoom concept, towards a new area called Cosmeeting Selective, which will hosts already established selective brands wishing to extend their reach. Already well developed in their respective markets these brands are seeking to conquer new countries. They will be able in this area, to take part to scheduled appointments with key buyers. In parallel, we will be organizing the 9th edition of the Beauty Challenger Awards. And there are lots of new features for 2014! Jury members will consist of major players in Europe (Intertrade, Galeries Lafayette, Marks & Spencer, Isolée), but also a fine representation of the Asian continent with the distributors Beyorg, Chainol and Rebeco, to name a few. Middle East beauty leaders also answered the call: Gulf Beauty International, Salam Studio & Stores and Chalhoub Group, among others. For the 3rd consecutive year, our partnership with the Victoires de la Beauté makes it possible for the winners of the Beauty Challenger Awards to enter this competition where they can test their products in real conditions with consumers. A ideal way of validating the choice of professionals through public recognition. We will also be inaugurating this year the Prix de l’Internaute with our partner Beauteprivee.com. Where a panel of online consumers will vote for their favourite brand. This is totally new. What are the novelties at Creative Beauty Paris for this 2014 edition? Pradip Bala - The featured theme, this year will be provided by the BBLAB, whose theme will focus on hair care. From Ingredients to formulation, players in the BBLAB will put forward their solutions meeting the requirements of large cosmetic groups, who are constantly active in this segment. These experts will also attend conferences, where they will contextualize their expertise and shed light on their innovations. In connection with the BBLAB area, we will be inaugurating a new prize this year,: the Advanced Ingredient Award, rewarding the most innovative ingredient, evaluated by a panel of R & D and Product Development experts: Bruno Bernard (L’Oréal), Xavier Ormancey (Yves Rocher), Brian Feinmann (Jean-Claude Biguine), Laurent Misischi (Bumble & Bumble), Paolo Goi (Davines), Élodie Miard (Dessange International) and Tom Brooks (Leonor Greyl). A jury of choice for a superb first edition! This year was marked by international development with the first edition of China Beauty Expo, since its acquisition, and the launch of Beyond Beauty ASEAN, which will take place in Bangkok from 18 to 20 September 2014. Pradip Bala - This is a huge step forward in the beauty industry! We are strengthening our presence on a market with great growth opportunities. The Informa Group, Beyond Beauty Events and local organizers (Baiwen for China Beauty Expo and IMPACT for Beyond Beauty ASEAN) are now moving forward hand-in-hand, with as a main objective, to offer new business solutions to beauty players in Europe, China and Asia. More precisely, China Beauty Expo is now more specifically dedicated to the Asian market to offer the best possible gateway to the great Chinese market. As for Beyond Beauty ASEAN in Bangkok, it strengthens our visibility in Southeast Asia and offers more targeted solutions to brands and suppliers looking for a business platform with a regional influence. With the launch in Shanghai and Bangkok of platforms like the Zoom or the Beauty Challenger Awards - known in Paris for over 10 years - we offer our European exhibitors an opportunity to conquer new markets through joint exhibition offers. We hope we will be able to establish in the future more similar bridges between these three events. Interview by Vincent Gallon

Fransk sejlermode til hele familien på CIFF messen

Annemette JENSEN - 15-juil.-2014 17:00:12

Fransk sejlermode til hele familien på CIFF Det franske firma MOUSQUETON indtager CIFF-messen den 3. – 6. august 2014 med sin farverige og optimistiske sommerkollektion 2015. Det franske sejler-inspirerede livsstilsbrand inviterer til en rejse i flere universer med sine strik- og bomuldsvarer til damer, herrer, børn og babyer :         « Lumières du Nord » (Nordlys) med sejldugens og hørlinnedets sandfarvede, blide og grålige nuancer. Enkle og originale modeller tilført diskret print og de traditionelle sejler-striber i nye legende versioner. « Rivages Bretons » (Bretagnes kyster) med tidløse klare farver og kontraster på basis-items samt mere elegante modeller ; en update af sejler-garderoben til såvel den yngste letmatros som kaptajnen. « Comptoirs lointains » (Fjerne kyster) komfortabel og trendy linje med intense blå nuancer og solens farver ;  vintage look og stonewashed ; eller oilskin kvaliteter. Besøg MOUSQUETON i hal B5 - MODERN CLASSICS - stand B5-006A Agent søges !

Hvad mener franske kvinder om mode ?

Annemette JENSEN - 03-juil.-2014 10:37:48

Den franske modebrancheforening Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin bad i maj 2014 analyseinstituttet IFOP om at foretage en spørgeskemaundersøgelse blandt 1003 repræsentativt udvalgte franske kvinder i alderen 15 til 65 år for bedre at kende deres behov. Her er et par eksempler fra undersøgelsen : 8 ud af 10 franske kvinder anser mode for at være forbundet med fornøjelse 55% benytter mode til at udtrykke deres personlighed og til at skille sig ud, mere end de søger at følge en bestemt trend eller leve op til et bestemt socialt kodeks. 71% mener at mode er tilgængelig for alle, og at det bedste sted at blive inspireret til sit tøjvalg er ved at kigge på andre kvinder. 52% mener, at tøjet er nr. 1 på listen over ting, der viser, at man er med på moden. De unge under 25 år nævner dog i højere grad accessories. I alt mener 73% af de franske kvinder, at det er vigtigt at style sit tøj med matchende accessories. Generelt er der få koder for hvilket tøj, man bærer til hvilke lejligheder. Jeans er og bliver yndlingselementet i garderoben. Det er i højere grad farverne, der bestemmer, hvad tøjet skal signalere (sort for elegance, rød for forførelse…) Det månedlige tøjbudget ligger på 63 euros i gennemsnit, men helt op til 100 euros for fashionistas (som shopper mindst 2 – 3 gange om måneden). Selv om 20% af de franske kvinder jævnligt impulsshopper (mindst én gang om måneden), så er tøjshopping for de flestes vedkommende (58%) en velovervejet handling – især for seniorerne (over 55 år), hvor 67% svarer at de planlægger deres indkøb. Kun 8% siger at de er loyale over for bestemte mærker. Indkøbskriterierne er : forholdet mellem pris og stil, god kvalitet, men også komfort og upåklagelig pasform. Meget længere nede på listen kommer kriterier som originalitet og hurtig fornyelse af kollektionerne. " Sondage Fédération du PAP Féminin/IFOP  juin 2014" 

Beauty tricks and sparkling ideas for lingerie - agent søges

Annemette JENSEN - 30-avr.-2014 10:31:04

Det franske firma SOYELLE søger en agent til det danske/skandinaviske marked, som i forvejen besøger lingeri- og gerne modebutikker, samt stormagasiner.  SOYELLE har udviklet en blid fosfatfri vaske- og plejeserie til lingeri og andre fine tekstiler, som gør at silke og blonder m.m. holder længere og bevarer sine farver. Serien er bionedbrydelig og certificeret efter den internationale standard for miljøledelse - ISO 14001. Derudover tilbyder SOYELLE en komplet serie accessories til lingerie, såsom : Basic items : skum- og silikone indlæg, fashion tape, bra clips, usynlige stropper, selvklæbende BH uden stropper og ryg, og meget mere... Opbevaring : rejseetui til rent (eller ikke så rent) lingeri, vaskeposer m.m. Dufte : Duftposer, duftlys, pudespray m.m. Gaver : Postkort, notesbøger, gaveæsker pyntet med Swarovski sten.... Småmøbler : til at skabe den rette ”boudoir”-stemning i butikken Tilbyd dine kunder lidt ekstra : ·          Hjælp butikkerne til at skabe mersalg med høj fortjeneste ·          Tilbyd løbende nyheder og smarte løsninger, som tiltrækker kunderne ·          Udvælg de produkter, som passer til butikkens kundegruppe ·          Mulighed for ”private label” og kundespecifik emballage    Har du lyst til at høre mere, eller blive kontaktet af firmaets eksportmanager, hører vi meget gerne fra dig. Kontakt Annemette Jensen, tlf. 33 37 61 78

Biotechnology in France

Annemette JENSEN - 04-avr.-2014 10:48:48

Even though biotechnologies may be a relatively recent business activity, France has succeeded in developing real know-how which is gaining international recognition. When it comes to biotechnologies, the French are cutting edge. According to LEEM, the federation of French medical companies, France numbers 388 biotechs in the health field today. Biotech France, another French association for biotech companies, indicates that a third of these companies have been in existence for over 10 years. Yet the number of start-ups in this field is exponential. To get an idea, 50 companies were started in 2012. Proof that there is a real entrepreneurial effervescence when it comes to research in France. French biotechs are mainly small and medium sized companies. Only 4% of them have over 100 employees. On average, they employ 22 people. As to the type of activity, most of the French companies specialized in human sciences with therapeutic products are concentrated on cancer treatments, but “the French have developed a full-fledged know-how on cardio-vascular devices, infectious diseases, dermatology, blood diseases and for surgery,” explains Yves Germani, Ubifrance’s manager for the health sector in North America. French enterprises don’t just do research; they discover! Altogether, the French biotech industry generated 261 million Euros in turnover in 2011, compared with 186 million in 2010. As for companies on the stock market, they generate 369 million Euros in turnover. Concerning the pipeline, France is 4th, behind the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Israel. Quite a solid ranking, but which could nevertheless be improved. When their results are examined in detail, we see that French companies create more products in the pre-clinic phase, which is completely logical. Between the start of development on a new medicine and its release on the market up to 10 years may go by. Unfortunately, the consequence of this is that a number of products fall by the wayside. To be noted, however, is one undeniable fact: since 2008, French companies have sold more and more products. To put it another way, as Yves Germani points out, French companies don’t just do research; they discover!” An increase of 63% in investment Even more impressive than all the rest, French biotech companies tend to have smaller R&D budgets than their European and international competitors. Fortunately, the culture of venture capital is developing very quickly in this sector. To give the general picture, the funds raised by French biotechs have increased by 63,1% from 2009 to 2012, reaching 178 million Euros. Since the year 2000, they have managed to raise a total of 2.920 billion Euros. Today, French companies are naturally turning towards international opportunities to find new partners and new financial leverage. The proof is that small and medium-sized companies as Affilogic, MedinCell, Interactive Biosoftware, Imabiotech or even O4CP are now reaching out with confidence to mature markets like the United States, Canada and Western Europe. www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/companies.aspx

Dokumentarfilmen "Le Tour de France de LaBiotech"

Annemette JENSEN - 13-févr.-2014 16:09:44

Dokumentarvideoen Le Tour de France de LaBiotech byder på et enestående møde med franske virksomheder inden for bioteknologiområdet. I fem uger har Joachim Eeckhout og Philip Hemme rejst rundt i Frankrig på cykel og med tog for at møde disse virksomheder og optage denne eksklusive dokumentarvideo. Filmen samler 26 interviews, som illustreres gennem et personligt eventyr på sporet af Frankrig og landets innovative virksomheder inden for bioteknologi. Dokumentaren kan ses med engelske undertekster på  http://labiotech.fr/videotourdefrance/ Ambassadens Handelsafdeling formidler gerne kontakt til Philip Hemme og Joachim Eeckhout.

France committing to the Silver Economy

Annemette JENSEN - 15-janv.-2014 15:33:42

www.bulletins-electroniques.com/actualites/74763.htm From December 5 to 7 last year, the Silver Economy Expo, the B-2-B trade fair of technologies and services for older adults, was held in Paris. At the event, Minister for Social Affairs and Health Michèle Delaunay in charge of Older Adults and Autonomy, bestowed the prizes to the laureates of the Tenth Charles Foix Scholarship. At the same time, a ministerial report entitled The Silver Economy, a growth opportunity for France, was made public. All these facts prove that the Silver Economy is not a buzzword but "a reality on the move" in the words of Michèle Delaunay in France that hosts Silver Valley, the first European cluster of the Silver Economy in Ivry-sur-Seine on the outskirts of Paris. Click on the above link to read the full story Origin :  e-Tech France no. 287 (27/12/2013) - ADIT / ADIT www.bulletins-electroniques.com/actualites/74763.htm

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