A group of almost 30 foreign distributors and journalists from the cosmetic industry visited Warsaw, Poland on 26th-29th September 2013 to take part in a study tour, organized by SPC House of Media with the support of the Polish Ministry of Economy.
Guests from China, Brazil, USA, Russia and Germany came to Poland to meet Polish producers of cosmetics. Poland is already the 6th exporter of cosmetics in Europe, with more than 3 000 producers, which makes the country a very interesting and fast developing market.
The programme of the visit included a conference on the Polish cosmetic industry, series of B2B meetings, visit at the fair, as well as trips to Polish cosmetic factories and brand boutiques. The journalists were also invited to the Polish Ministry of Economy where they attended private press briefing with Ms. Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy.
The study tour was a part of the Programme to Promote the Polish Cosmetics Industry on Foreign Markets, run by SPC House of Media for the Ministry of Economy of Poland.
|Thursday, 26th September|
Arrivals at the Warsaw Chopin Airport, transport to Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel ****
|13:45 – 18:15||Visit to the Bandi cosmetic factory in Czosnow|
|19:30 – 20:30||Networking dinner|
Friday, 27th September (Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel **** in Warsaw)
|8:45 – 9:30||Registration, welcome coffee|
|9:00 – 9:25||Press briefing for Polish media|
|9:30 – 9:40||Opening of the conference|
|9:40 – 10:00||Presentation of the latest data on the Polish cosmetic industry and market|
|10:00 – 11:30||Polish companies’ presentations – 7 case studies:|
|11:30 – 12:00||Networking coffee break|
|12:00 – 14:30||1st session of table meetings of producers and buyers & journalists|
|14:30 – 15:30||Networking lunch|
|15:30 – 18:00||2nd session of table meetings of producers and buyers & journalists|
|19:30 – 22:30||Networking dinner, traditional Polish cuisine tasting|
Saturday, 28th September
|10:00 – 13:30||Visit to the local cosmetic fair Beauty Forum & SPA 2013 in Warsaw|
|13:00 – 13:30||Lunch at the fair|
|14:30 – 16:30||Polish cosmetic brands on sale: visit to the Złote Tarasy Mall to visit Polish brand boutiques & see their presentations (Phenome, Paese, Inglot) and local drug stores (Sephora, Douglas, Super-Pharm)|
|16:30 – 19:00||Prearranged meetings/ interviews with selected Polish producers of cosmetics at their factories, beauty salons, SPAs and offices|
|19:30 – 20:30||Networking dinner|
Sunday, 29th September
|10:00 – 14:00||Sightseeing – guided tour|
A wide range of Polish cosmetic producers will be prepared to meet the study tour guests, from the biggest and well-known Polish producers to small boutique brands and start-up enterprises.
Here is a list of Polish companies:
|Ava Cosmetic Laboratory|
AVA® Cosmetic laboratory is the oldest private company on the Polish market: it was established in 1961. We have a license for the production of ecological cosmetics and are proud to possess the Ecocert certificate of quality, being the best proof of our use of organic and 100% natural ingredients. Our main assets are premium quality, tradition and ecology.
| Bandi Cosmetics Ltd.|
Bandi Cosmetics is a Polish manufacturer of professional cosmetics. Bandi is designed for beauty parlours and spas. The company was established in 1986 and now offers a few dozen professional products and a complete range of retail face and body care cosmetics. Bandi portfolio contains cosmetics for every type of skin.
| Beauty Face|
We believe that everyone is entitled to exceptional skin care. No matter how old they are, what type of skin they have or how much money they have. This is why we make ready-to-use skin treatments for face and body. Our cosmetics are based on marine collagen and other natural active ingredients which help even the most demanding skin restore its freshness, vitality and natural beauty.
| Beauty & SPA Expert|
Manufacturer of modern cosmetics for beauty parlours, spas, aesthetic medicine and individual clients. Our cosmetics are a perfect fusion of medicine and science.
Since 1990 we have been implementing high technology to manufacture products based on carefully selected natural ingredients. Every client can find a product suitable for their skin. Unique approach to beauty care has contributed to the Company’s solid market position in Poland. Moreover, Bielenda is firmly determined to mark its presence on the international markets as well.
We have been a distributor and a manufacturer of high quality, professional hair styling products for over 17 years. All our cosmetics are produced on the basis of modern technology and from the best natural resources available in the world. Since 1995, we have been the owners of the Cece of Sweden brand, which offers a wide range of hair care, styling and coloration products.
The BELL company is a leader and recognized producer and distributor of colour cosmetics. We are proud of our products, which meet the highest global standards. Our products are successfully sold on the markets of numerous countries, both in Central – Eastern Europe as well as in Western Europe.
Biogened SA is a pharmaceutical company with an over 60 year old tradition. It has a stable position on the national market as a producer of products made of the best quality materials. The company has focused on the production of medicines and nutritional supplements, but more importantly, it has worked on the development, production and distribution of dermocosmetics from Dermedic Laboratory and Phenomé natural cosmetics.
|Dax Cosmetics Ltd|
Dax Cosmetics has been a leading Polish producer of cosmetics for over 25 years. Our mission is creating and enhancing cosmetics based on modern technologies and innovative sources. Caring for customer satisfaction, we try to discover their needs and offer them products of the highest quality.
The company was founded in 2011 and it has been on the Polish market only since 2012. The production is manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices PN-EN ISO 22716:2009 “Cosmetics. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)”, which consists in the requirements for the production, control, storage and transport of cosmetic products. Elfa Pharm Polska cooperates with research laboratories for the development and implementation of formulas, safety assessments of ready cosmetics, dermatological tests, commercial, microbiology (microbiological purity and challenge test).
|Cosmetic Laboratories Dr Irena Eris|
Dr Irena Eris Cosmetic Laboratories is the most widely recognized Polish manufacturer of skin care cosmetics. Established in 1983, the company has seen a dynamic growth on international markets. The product portfolio includes 4 brands: Dr Irena Eris (premium and professional cosmetics), Pharmaceris (pharmaceutical dermocosmetics), Lirene (cosmetics for mass consumers) and Under Twenty (skin care products for teenagers). Dr Irena Eris is the only cosmetics company in Poland with its own Centre for Science and Research. All cosmetics are developed based on the company’s original formulas following a multi-stage testing process.
Euphora is a producer of Paese- brand of make-up cosmetics.
Paese offers a full range of high quality beauty cosmetics with a wide colour palette, innovative formulas and attractive packaging.
We keep growing not only in Poland but also in other countries. We are distributing to countries like Dubai, The UK, Ukraine, Ireland, Spain, Iran, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Finland and others.
|Eveline Cosmetics Distribution Ltd. LJSP.|
Eveline Cosmetics was established in 1983 and is currently the biggest Polish manufacturer and exporter of cosmetics. We owe our success to innovation, knowledge of the newest trends and professionalism, which have also allowed us to reinforce our position abroad. Eveline Cosmetics products are available in more than 70 countries and the number of foreign markets where we are present keeps growing.
|Farmona Laboratory of Natural Cosmetics|
Farmona is one of the Polish leading producers and exporters of cosmetics and dermo-cosmetics for face, body and hair care. In our offer we also have professional cosmetics, aimed for beauty salons, spas and skin care clinics. All Farmona’s products are based on natural ingredients and innovative recipes, created in our laboratories in collaboration with a team of scientists and dermatologists. Our products are exported to more than 30 countries in export.
Floslek Cosmetic Laboratory – producer of cosmetics for complete face and body care and protection. Our brands: Floslek Pharma – dermocosmetics created for problematic skin and Floslek Laboratory – cosmetics for women, men and children. Our cosmetics are created in the modern R&D laboratory and are based on innovatory formulas and natural active ingredients, characterized with high effectiveness and safety of use.
Mia Calnea is a brand signing a line of products designed for the care and protection of heels and toes. The highest quality of our products, their functionality and undeniable attention to customer satisfaction are the hallmarks of the brand Mia Calnea. Our mission is to provide the best products to ensure the protection and care of heels and toes while maintaining the greatest possible commitment to the environment, as evidenced by the FSC certified. Products of the Mia Calnea brand are made from natural materials using advanced CNC technology. Monitoring of quality controllers and manually perform some of the tasks in the production make each product really high quality.
For over 30 years, OCEANIC has been a specialist in the production of AA cosmetics for sensitive and allergic skin. Each month, we manufacture 2 million items in our modern factory which fulfills the standards of pharmaceutical production GMP. AA cosmetics have their consumers in Poland and 25 other countries. They have been many times awarded with prestigious rewards, one of which is Superbrands 2012.
Phenicoptere ltd. has created a new subcategory on the make-up removals‘ market launching innovative and patented products GLOV Hydro Demaquillage. GLOV removes even strong make-up and mascara only with water and clean skin with micro-precision up to 3 months of usage. It is possible thanks to the micro fibers, which are 100 thinner than a human hair, have a star shape and electrostatic abilities. GLOV products were launched with a great success on the Polish market and the company is continuing global expansion.
|PIERRE RENE sp. z o.o.|
Pierre Rene’s colourful cosmetics guarantee their clients a wide product range and a quality to meet every woman’s expectations. An abundance of choice, our use of cutting-edge technology and our consumer-friendly prices are all strengths which have helped the company maintain its position as a market leader for many years now.
Synesis is the first Polish boutique brand which creates its own formulas. Our priority is the effectiveness of our cosmetics and we achieve it using a large quantity of active components. Our formulas conform with the physiology and natural needs of the skin. We normally make our cosmetics in two versions: BIO or pharmaceutical.
We are also a perfume designer. We were the first company in Poland to create a scent in cooperation with a TV star – Mr Maciej Szczęsny.
|Verona Products Professional|
Verona Products Professional is a leading producer of make-up, face and body care, coloration, styling, hair care products and perfumes. Our absolute priorities are the highest standards and aesthetics. We are also renowned for our innovation, professionalism, original design and high quality at a reasonable price in more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
V.Laboratories production line consist of: detergents (shampoos, soaps, shower gels, etc.), full range of cream emulsions (body, face, hands, feet), tonics, dual phase liquids, gels, hair setting gums, hair styling products and bleatching powders. Our company has its own R&D laboratory, a graphic design department, a marketing department as well as trusted and tested group of suppliers who guarantee the highest quality of raw materials and packaging. We are able meet a wide range of customers expectations.
Ziaja Ltd is a family-owned company founded in 1989 by pharmacists Aleksandra and Zenon Ziaja. Our offer includes over 900 products for face, body, hair and intimate hygiene care. Today, the company is one of the biggest beauty care manufacturers in Poland with 42 million items of products sold in 2011 and a 25% volume market share in the face cream sector.