Created in 2000, the Cosmed Professional Association was born of the desire of small and medium-sized businesses to be represented and heard by the French and European authorities in charge of the cosmetics sector. COSMED is the 1st professional association representing companies in the cosmetics industry. Cosmed sits on the European Commission as well as on national and international standardization bodies. Its regulatory and scientific contributions and positions are internationally recognized. Cosmed supports its 1,000 members, as well as all French cosmetics companies, in their development through a range of pooled services, including export assistance, environmental transition, 120-country regulatory watch, group purchasing and training. (www.cosmed.fr). Made up of 80% SMEs, COSMED is a key player in the cosmetics sector. GL events Exhibitions Industrie's association with Cosmed is an alliance combining know-how in event organization and networking, expertise in the market and the needs of the industry, and knowledge of the players in the sector. This close collaboration confirms the importance of Cosmed's 23 years of experience in promoting the development of cosmetics companies.