The International Buyer Program, sponsored by UNIPRO serves as a liaison between international buyers and exhibiting companies. The program allows qualified buyers from abroad to attend the show and meet exhibitors with corresponding profiles; these one-on-one meetings take place on the show floor throughout the three-day event. The 10 buyers from countries including Argentina, Canada, Chili, Honduras and Mexico come to CPNA with the mission of finding new beauty products that they can bring into their own markets.
In addition to the International Buyer Program, domestic companies will be able to meet with a delegation of 61 foreign buyers from four countries including Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and New Zealand. These buyers are guests invited through the US Commercial Service offices coming specifically to meet with U.S. companies exhibiting at the event.
CPNA is recognized as the elite international platform within the U.S. marketplace not only because of its high international visitor volume, but also because of its international exhibitor presence. The total number international exhibiting companies and countries represented is higher than ever. There are 284 international exhibitors, which represent a total of 40 countries. There is a large increase of companies coming from countries like Japan and the UK. Aside from individual international exhibitors, there will be six Country Pavilions from Brazil, China, Columbia, Italy, South Korea and Taiwan.
The Country Pavilions allow small and medium-sized companies from within select markets to participate in CPNA with the objective of obtaining direct "face time" with distributors and retailers to secure distribution in the U.S. The support and counsel of Country Pavilions organizers allow these companies to take part in an international trade show event in the U.S. and obtain an understanding of the North American marketplace. Additionally, the presence of Country Pavilion organizers, who are representatives of foreign cosmetic industry associations on the show floor, allow U.S. manufacturers interested in those particular markets to gain market intelligence. This program illustrates the business opportunities that lead to new distribution for the exhibiting companies. The following Country Pavilions are:
With a selection of original brands with indigenous ingredients from the Amazon and countryside, Brazil is one of the countries registering the highest export growth rates. The ABIHPEC (Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Industry) has the primary mission to promote cosmetic exports and give information on the Brazilian biodiversity. Information: BOOTH D11095
The China Pavilion exhibitors are presenting value priced finished products and suppliers with affordable solutions that can be brought to market. Information: BOOTH A28480
Proexport is the government entity in charge of promoting foreign investment, international tourism and non-traditional exports. With a growing cosmetic industry, Proexport Columbia aims to facilitate your business transactions with Colombia by providing American companies and entrepreneur's reliable information about the cosmetics and hygiene products industry. Information: BOOTH A27472
The Italian Trade Commission (ICE) is the Italian government agency entrusted with the development, facilitation and promotion of trade between Italy and other countries in the world. Its mission is to support the internationalization of Italian firms and their consolidation in foreign markets. Through a network of 93 offices in the world, of which 5 are located in the United States, ICE is the most authoritative ambassador of "Made in Italy" excellence in the world. Information: BOOTH A22347
Established in 2005, KOECO is committed to delivering business contacts that create value for each and every customer. They provide services for the companies to participate in international overseas exhibitions where the companies can meet their existing buyers, launch new products, and create valuable leads. Information: KOECO BOOTH D4029
The Korea Pavilion will also be hosted by KOTRA and IBITA. In addition, this pavilion will have the top 20 leading industry Korean companies participating as well. Information: KOTRA & IBITA BOOTH C20439
This pavilion will feature a selection of products and ideas that are economical yet appealing to both consumers and business owners alike. Information: BOOTH A28480
Cosmoprof North America will take place July 22 - 24, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.