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Beautyworld Middle East 2013 Expo

19 UK companies are participating in Beautyworld Middle East 2013

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UK Exhibitors at Beautyworld ME 2013

UK companies with exclusive and unique products are back in this year’s celebrated Beautyworld Middle East exhibition taking place in Dubai from 28-30 May 2013 at Dubai World Trade Centre. This is the 18th year of Beautyworld Middle East and UK companies are excited to be back in this important exhibition. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is working closely with trade bodies, individual companies and local organizers to promote British companies in the region.

UKTI Creative Industries Sector Lead, Ms Ranjana Abraham, said,

I am delighted to welcome UK companies in the Beautyworld Middle East 2013. A few years ago only a handful of UK companies participated in this show and I am happy to announce that this year we have a record 19 UK companies exhibiting their products and services in this exhibition. A recent report shows that the value of cosmetics market in the UAE is expected to reach Dhs514m by 2014 and the organic cosmetics industry saw a growth of 30 per cent in 2012*. Therefore, it is no surprise that there is an increase in UK participation in Beautyworld Middle East.

Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Beautyworld Middle East, said:

I would like to welcome all the UK companies to Beautyworld Middle East. This show has grown to become one of the largest exhibitions of its kind for the industry. This year the growth has continued and the show is 27% larger than the previous edition. Participation from UK companies at the show has more than doubled since 2011, highlighting the increased opportunities for UK companies to strengthen their presence in the Middle East. We are delighted to have such a strong representation of UK companies on board for Beautyworld Middle East and will continue to work with UKTI and UK trade bodies on developing trade relations.

Alison Hornsby, Account Manager, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce & Industry, said,

Beautyworld Middle East has been the exhibition of choice for UK companies for the last 17 years with the UK Pavilion steadily growing. It is considered to be the best route into the region for companies involved in all areas of the beauty industry. I wish UK companies all the best”.

Halal Cosmetics: Some UK manufacturer of 100% per cent Halal certified products will also be visiting the exhibition. One such company is Halal Cosmetics Limited. Salma Chaudhury, Director Halal Cosmetics, said, “Our products are not only halal even in its strictest sense, but also free from all types of artificial and harmful chemicals including parabens and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). Over the years we have seen a consistent increase in demands for halal and parabens and (SLS) free cosmetics and we believe the demand can only go higher in the UAE. We are excited to launch into the GCC cosmetics industry an ethical beauty solution”.

*Source: ‘Seagull’ report on UAE cosmetics market published in Emirates News on 28 January 2013.

Notes to editors:

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Press Contact:

Abeer AbuGharbiya Communications Manager British Embassy Dubai Email: Phone: +971 (0)4 309 4358

UKTI Contact:

Ronnie Mirza Trade & Investment Officer British Embassy Dubai Email: Phone: +971 (0) 4 309 4279

Published 30 May 2013