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Programme Overview

The Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises three dedicated sessions, followed by two interactive workshops. Contact us for the detailed summit agenda.

Monday 14th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Update

Session Two: Marketing Developments

Session Three: Advances in Green Ingredients

 

Tuesday 15th November: Day Two

Workshop I: Future of Ethical Labels

Workshop II: Sustainability in Packaging

 

Detailed Programme

Monday 14th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Update

The premier session gives an update on sustainability developments, highlighting industry best-practices. The summit agenda is introduced in the context of sustainability, followed by case studies of successful brands. The first is a pioneering natural skincare brand that has been carbon neutral since 2007. The second is from arguably the most sustainable beauty company in Asia. With animal-testing methods still continuing in parts of Asia, an update is given on alternative methods. Details will also be given of the growing number of countries imposing animal-testing bans. What are the implications to Asian brands, and Western brands coming to Asia?

Session Two: Marketing Developments

There is a growing realisation that marketing often makes the difference between market success and failure. This session covers important developments, by giving case studies of successful brands in the natural & organic cosmetics arena. An Australian brand gives insights into how it has developed a professional range of organic hair care products/ Another case study is given of a new range of natural beauty products made from coffee grounds. A research agency gives some insights into the green consumer in Asia, including marketing guidelines for cosmetic brands. With Japan having the largest and most sophisticated market for beauty products in Asia, a distribution company sheds some light into the opportunities.

Session Three: Advances in Green Ingredients

This session covers advances in green raw materials for cosmetics and personal care products. With a growing number of countries looking to ban polyethylene beads, details are given of green exfoliant alternatives. Another paper looks at natural ingredients from a UNESCO World Heritage site in Asia. High levels of pollution in Asia are affecting skin health, leading to new ingredients to emerge that protect skin from pollutants. Details are given of new such ingredients and their use in product formulations. Other papers cover the use of organic ingredients to create functional skincare products, and the technical issues of formulating with food ingredients. To conclude, featured speakers will discuss the sustainability issues associated with natural ingredients.

 

Tuesday 15th November: Day Two

Workshop I: Future of Ethical Labels

This new workshop gives an overview of the various ethical labels for cosmetics & personal care products. Details are given of the most popular standards and labels for green / ethical products, as well as the technical & formulation issues for adoption. An update will be given on natural & organic cosmetic standards, as well as the upcoming ISO standard. The Halal standard will also be covered, covering permissible and prohibited raw materials.

An update will also be given on the market for certified green cosmetics, including market trends, competitive developments, and consumer behaviour. Future projections will be given on this emerging field, including business prospects for Asian cosmetic brands and ingredient firms.

Workshop II: Sustainability in Packaging

Packaging continues to be a major sustainability issue for the cosmetics industry. 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 cosmetic & personal care firms can take practical steps to reduce their packaging footprints.

Details will be given on the life-cycle of product packaging, highlighting the differences between packaging materials. The use of design approach to influence packaging footprints will be discussed. Examples will be given of products using eco-design approach and sustainable materials.

 

Please contact us to get the detailed summit programme.

 

Organised by:

Organic Monitor

Powered by:

Croda No3
Control Union
J. Renttenmaier & Sohne

Supporting Organisations:

Ecocert group
Cosmebio APSWC
CTFAS Natural Beauty Buyer's Guide

Media Partners:

happi Asia
Asia Spa Cosmetics Design
World Press Online