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Program


Program Overview

The Latin American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises a 2-day conference program preceded by an interactive workshop. The summit is designed for business, marketing and technical professionals in the beauty & related industries. To receive the detailed summit program, please complete a registration form

 

Wednesday 10th September: Day One

Workshop: Formulating with Green Emulsifiers, Surfactants & Emollients

 

Thursday 11th September: Day Two

Session One: Sustainability Initiatives

Session Two: Green Ingredients

 

Friday 12th September: Day Three

Session Three: Marketing & Distribution Best-Practices

Session Four: Sustainability Metrics

 

++ Note, the summit will be in English and Portuguese with simultaneous translation ++

 

Detailed Program

 

Wednesday 10th September: Day One

Workshop: Formulating with Green Emulsifiers, Surfactants & Emollients

This workshop tackles the major technical issues involved in using green alternatives to synthetic emulsifiers, surfactants and emollients. The role of these cosmetic ingredients is described, giving details of the major materials currently in use. The green alternatives to synthetic emulsifiers, surfactants and emollients are described. A review will be undertaken of the performance, stability, safety, and use of these green materials.

 The workshop is a practical guide for product developers, formulators and ingredient firms looking to use / develop such green materials.

 

Thursday 11th September: Day Two

Session One: Sustainability Initiatives

The summit begins with an opening keynote on the power of natural ingredients. A pioneering European green cosmetics brand shares its experiences in using medicinal herbs in cosmetic formulations. How can brands tap nature’s knowledge by using plant-based materials?

A leading Brazilian agency shares its perspectives on the ethical value of cosmetics. How can cosmetic companies improve their ethical footprint and influence consumers for sustainable consumption? A multinational shares its experiences in implementing a sustainability plan across various geographic regions, whilst another paper looks at the importance of sustainable supply chains. The session adjourns with featured speakers discussing some of the sustainability shortcomings in the cosmetics industry: how can cosmetic brands and ingredient firms overcome obstacles to sustainable development?
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Session Two: Advances in Green Ingredients

The palette of green cosmetics ingredients continues to widen. Cosmetic brands are turning to green materials as a source of innovation, whilst ingredient firms are looking to diversify their feedstock supply. This session gives an update on green materials, focusing on plant-based ingredients.

After a discussion on the role of natural actives in product innovations, approaches to classify botanical materials are described. An industry expert highlights the safety assessment issues of using plant-based materials. New technologies are leading to novel techniques for the sustainable processing and harvesting of plant-based actives. A pioneering company looks at the use of plant cell technology to produce green active ingredients.

Natural and organic cosmetic standards are becoming popular. However, developing certified products is not always straight forward, especially in Latin America. Details are given of the major raw material and formulation issues faced by brands looking at taking the certification route. Another paper explores the alternatives to synthetic preservatives like parabens in cosmetic formulations. What green materials are gaining currency? The session concludes with a panel discussion on the use of green materials in cosmetic formulations: what are the major technical issues that warrant further investigation?

 

Friday 12th September: Day Three

Session Three: Marketing & Distribution Best-Practices

Marketing has come to the fore as cosmetic brands look to differentiate themselves from competitors. This session covers major developments in marketing and distribution, featuring best-practices. To begin, the opening speaker highlights the complexities of marketing to the informed consumer.

With some Latin American brands looking northwards for business growth, the openings and challenges in the North American market are highlighted. A leading Brazilian retailer shares its experiences in marketing green products, whilst proceeding papers discuss opportunities provided by concept stores and the spa channel. An update is given on consumer behavior towards sustainable products and the regulatory framework for marketing claims.
 

Session Four: Sustainability Metrics

A growing number of cosmetic brands and ingredient firms are turning to metrics to measure and reduce their environmental footprints. This session discusses the growing importance of sustainability metrics: how can they help companies on the green journey?

The first paper discusses approaches to take sustainability indicators of cosmetic products. What are common ways to measure carbon, water, energy footprints? Two case studies are given on how a leading retail chain and large cosmetics firm are measuring sustainability. How important are metrics in their sustainability plans? Other papers discuss the Cradle-2-Cradle design approach and the use of mobile communications. The session ends with panelists debating the opportunities and challenges provided by sustainability metrics.

 

Please complete a registration form to receive the detailed conference program.

 

Organized by:

Organic Monitor

Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:

Grupo Boticario

Silver Sponsor:

Active Organics

Supporting Organizations:

IBD ABIHPEC
Harris Institute Ecocert
Cosmebio In-Cosmetics Brasil
ABC UEBT
Abifina

Media Partners:

Atualidade Cosmetica Planeta Organica
Atualidade Cosmetica C&T Brasil
Cosmetics Design World Press Online