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Program Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises four dedicated sessions, preceded by a training workshop...

 

Thursday 9th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Developments

Session Two: Green Materials
 

Friday 10th May: Day Two

Session Three: New Technologies

Session Four: Marketing Best-Practices

 

Wednesday 8th May: Pre-Conference

Workshop: Reducing Packaging Impacts

 

Detailed Program

Thursday 9th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Developments

The opening session discusses the broader sustainability issues in the cosmetics industry. What are some of the pressing environmental and social issues facing cosmetic and ingredient firms? What are common approaches to measure impacts? How can metrics help organizations on the green journey? What are the social risks in supply chains, and how can they be mitigated?

The keynote speaker highlights the importance of tackling green issues for a sustainable tomorrow. The concept of regenerative agriculture is introduced. Details are given into methodologies used to measure the various impacts of cosmetic & personal care products. With growing scrutiny of supply chains of personal care products, insights are given into social risks. Case studies are given from operators on how they are approaching sustainability: what are their key priorities, and how are they addressing their impacts? To conclude, featured speakers will discuss what can be done to move from the bottom line to a triple-bottom line.

 

Session Two: Green Materials

This session covers developments in the growing field of green materials. The premier speaker makes the case for sustainable chemicals in a circular economy. How can ingredients be created so they do not have just lower impacts, but find applications after their initial use in cosmetic & personal care products? Key lessons will be given from other industries on this new ‘circular thinking’. An update will be given on the growing array of functional ingredients that can be used in skin care applications. Other speakers will discuss novel materials, especially those from new sources like food side streams.

A case study is given of a brand that has been successful with sustainable ingredients. Insights are given into the challenges of using such materials in personal care formulations. The session adjourns with featured speakers discussing the environmental and health impacts of green materials.

 

Friday 10th May: Day Two

Session Three: New Technologies

New technologies are having a disruptive influence on production, processing, and / or traceability of ingredients, as well as marketing of finished products. This session covers important developments. The current and future use of plant cell technology to create natural actives is discussed. Details are given of new technologies to process and / or extract plant materials. An update is given on tools that provide traceability of agricultural-based materials. There is growing hype about Artificial Intelligence; how can this new technology provide greater consumer engagement and personalization of beauty products? Other speakers cover social media best-practices and mobile apps for sustainable cosmetics.

 

Session Four: Marketing Best-Practices

Some of the major marketing trends pertinent to sustainable cosmetics are featured in this session. A case study is given of a new brand that is marketed on sustainability values. Insights are given into the challenges of developing and marketing a sustainable brand. With growing interest in skin biomes, a case study is given of a pioneering brand. How can products be formulated so they work with the skin biome? How are such products marketed to consumers? Other speakers cover sustainable beauty trends, retailing clean personal care products, and green packaging.

 

Wednesday 8th May: Pre-Conference Workshop

Workshop: Reducing Packaging Impacts

Packaging continues to be a major sustainability issue for cosmetic & personal care products. Although awareness of environmental issues associated with packaging waste has increased, few companies appear to have taken positive steps to reduce their packaging impacts. This workshop highlights the various ways personal care brands can take positive steps to reduce their packaging footprints.

Please contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.

 

Organized by:

Ecovia Intelligence

Powered by:

Dupont

Supporting Organizations:

Ecocert group
NPA

Media Partners:

HPC Happi
Cosmetics Design World Press Online