In Retrospect: 60th SEPAWA Congress 2013
SEPAWA still enjoying a fair wind
Continuous development at venue Fulda
The SEPAWA congress is still popular with branch experts and the trend of the visitor and exhibitor numbers continues to develop positively. This is the result of an evaluation of the events over the past five years. Rising participant numbers, a larger offering of exhibition stands and an increasingly international audience prove that the organisers, with additional offerings such as the “Forum for Innovation”, fulfil the visitors’ expectations.
Even 60 years after the first event, “The SEPAWA” remains the most important meeting place for the professional world of cosmetics, perfumery, washing and cleaning. Since 2010, with the launch of the new venue Fulda and the possibilities brought by this, the visitor numbers have risen by 50%: The most recent congress in October 2013 counted 2166 participants.
The positive development of the exhibition stands is also clear. The move to Fulda made it possible to expand the exhibition by 26 stands, and, in the years which followed, even more space had to be created for a further 39 exhibitions stands. This year a total of 207 stands were provided, and, as in previous years, these were fully booked in next to no time.
The event has also become increasingly attractive for contacts on an international level. Almost a third of the participants now come from neighbouring European countries.
In addition, the Board has managed to further increase the topicality and diversity of the event. For example, as the SEPAWA Congress and European Detergents Conference complement one another in their practical and fundamental approach, the events of the DGP (Deutsche Gesellschaft der Parfümeure) [German Association of Perfumers] and the DGK (Deutsche Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche und angewandte Kosmetik) [German association for scientific and applied cosmetics] round off the range of topics. The most recent innovations can be presented in short articles on the “Forum for Innovations”.
This successful formula for continuous further development raises expectations for the next event from 15 to 17 October 2014 in Fulda.
Download the detailed report of the 60th SEPAWA Congress:
>> SEPAWA Congress Report 2013 (SOFW Journal, 12-2013, pdf 9MB)