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Program Overview

++ The 2020 program is currently under development. Contact us to receive the detailed agenda. ++

 

The 2019 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprised 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 discussed 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 highlighted the importance of tackling impacts at the consumer level. The concept of regenerative agriculture was introduced. With growing scrutiny of supply chains of personal care products, insights were given into social risks. Case studies were 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 discussed what can be done to move from the bottom line to a triple-bottom line.

 

Session Two: Green Materials

This session covered developments in the growing field of green materials. The premier speaker gave an update on natural functional skincare ingredients. Details were given of ingredients made from sustainable feedstock, as well as novel materials, especially those from new sources like food side streams.

A case study ws given of a brand that has been successful with hemp-based ingredients. Insights were given into the challenges of using such materials in personal care formulations. The session adjourned 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 covered important developments. The current and future use of plant cell technology to create natural actives was discussed. Details were given of new technologies to process and / or extract plant materials. An update was 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 covered social media best-practices and packaging innovations.

 

Session Four: Marketing Best-Practices

Some of the major marketing trends pertinent to sustainable cosmetics were featured in this session. The importance of sustainable design and marketing communications were highlighted. A case study was given of a new brand that is marketed on sustainability values. Insights were given into the challenges of developing and marketing a sustainable brand. Other speakers covered waterless cosmetics, consumer behavior towards natural 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 highlighted the various ways personal care brands can take positive steps to reduce their packaging footprints.

The 2019 summit materials (including seminar proceedings and workshop pack) are now available for a professional fee. Click here for further details.

 

Organized by:

Ecovia Intelligence

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Gold Sponsors:

Croda
Inner Bottle
Dupont

Silver Sponsors:

Genomatica
Pearlfisher.
Case Agency DownUnder

Supporting Organizations:

Ecocert group NSF

Media Partners:

HPC Happi
Cosmetics Design World Press Online
EuroCosmetics