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Program Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises a 2-day conference and an interactive workshop... 

 

Thursday 17th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Update

Session Two: Green Materials
 

Friday 18th May: Day Two

Session Three: Sustainable Sourcing

Session Four: Marketing & Distribution Developments

 

Wednesday 16th May: Pre-Conference

Workshop: Openings in Global Natural & Organic Cosmetics Market

 

Detailed Program

Thursday 17th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Update

Sustainability has become a multi-faceted discipline covering a product´┐Żs raw materials, formulation, production methods, packaging, distribution and waste considerations. Apart from environmental and health impacts, its remit also extends to social and economic footprints. With the use of case studies, this session gives an update on sustainability in the cosmetics & personal care industry. How are leading operators approaching this discipline and what are their key priorities?

Papers will discuss approaches to measure chemical impacts, sustainability and aerosols, ocean plastic pollution, and case studies from the fashion industry and a leading cosmetics brand.

 

Session Two: Green Materials

This session covers important developments in green cosmetic ingredients. An introduction is given to the concept of skin biomes: how can skin care products help maintain or nourish the eco-systems that exist on our skin? Details are given of new actives that protect skin from blue light and infrared rays. Other speakers will discuss novel botanical actives, natural skincare ingredients, and bio-based surfactants and emulsifiers.

The sustainability of natural ingredients is debated in the panel discussion: what is the best way to develop green formulations? Is it by increasing content of natural / green ingredients, and / or by removing chemicals with high impacts? And, does green always mean safer?

 

Friday 18th May: Day Two

Session Three: Sustainable Sourcing

Sustainable sourcing has become prominent, with a growing number of cosmetic and ingredient firms investing in such projects. This session looks at some common approaches to sustainable sourcing and its associated benefits.

Details will be given of tools that can improve traceability of agricultural materials, as well as approaches to reduce fraud risks. Other papers will show how sustainable sourcing can address environmental, social, and biodiversity impacts. The role of sustainability roundtables will be discussed, followed by the risks and opportunities associated with fragrance sourcing. To conclude, featured speakers will discuss the future direction of sustainable sourcing: is it with in-house schemes, or industry charters, sustainability schemes, and standards?

 

Session Four: Marketing & Distribution Developments

Marketing and distribution continues to play an important role in the cosmetic & personal care industry. This session looks at such developments in the context of sustainable cosmetics. Case studies are given of brands with novel sustainability credentials, as well as a brand that has made successful inroads in hair salons. The sustainability issues associated with retail are described, followed by digital marketing best-practices. To conclude, the panel will discuss the role of marketing communications.

 

Wednesday 16th May: Pre-Conference Workshop

Workshop: Openings in Global Natural & Organic Cosmetics Market

This new workshop gives a detailed update of the global market for natural & organic cosmetics, highlighting trends and developments in the major geographic regions. The role of certification, standards and green labels is outlined. Ingredient, product and distribution trends are covered, as well as competitive developments and retailer strategies. Insights will be given into consumer behavior, including motives and attitudes towards natural and organic products.

Case studies will be given of companies who are successfully riding the green wave in North America, Europe and other regions. Future growth projections are given, as well as business openings for new entrants and existing participants.

 

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Organized by:

Ecovia Intelligence

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Gold Sponsors:

Croda Heinz Glas

Silver Sponsors:

Bio ForXtra
JRS
AAK

Supporting Organizations:

Ecocert group ICMAD

Media Partners:

Euro Cosmetics HPC
Premium Beauty News Happi
Cosmetics Design World Press Online