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Program Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises a 2-day conference followed 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

Thursday 15th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Best-Practices

Session Two: Green Materials
 

Friday 16th May: Day Two

Session Three: Digital Marketing

Session Four: CEO Roundtable

Session Five: Environmental Impacts
 

Saturday 17th May: Day Three

Workshop: Green Actives for Cosmetic Products

 

Detailed Program

Thursday 15th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Best-Practices

The premier session gives an update on sustainability developments in the cosmetics industry. How are cosmetic companies, ingredient firms and retailers tackling the sustainability challenge? After an opening keynote on the sustainable value of cosmetic products, an introduction is given to sustainability in relation to the summit agenda. A multinational shares its sustainability plan, highlighting focus areas and targets. Other papers cover sustainability in retail, sustainable sourcing of cosmetic ingredients and resource efficiency. The session adjourns with featured speakers discussing ways of expanding the sustainable value of cosmetic products beyond ecological aspects.
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Session Two: Green Materials

Green cosmetic ingredients are en vogue. Growing R&D investment in petrochemical alternatives and rising consumer demand for natural cosmetics is leading to a surge in green materials. This session covers important developments in the supply chain for green materials, from the sourcing of agricultural raw materials, processing methods, sustainability standards, to formulating finished products. With growing concern of ingredient authenticity, details are given of analytical methods to verify green materials. The session adjourns with featured speakers discussing the environmental footprint of agricultural-based ingredients: does green always mean better for consumers and the planet?

 

Friday 16th May: Day Two

Session Three: Digital Marketing

Mobile communications are having a profound impact on consumer behavior. Consumers are now more educated and informed than at any other time in history, raising their expectations of cosmetics products. This session looks at implications of digital marketing on cosmetic and personal care products. What opportunities do digital marketing and mobile apps bring? How can brands effectively utilize social media and online marketing channels?

After an opening keynote on consumer behavior, details are given on the use of mobile applications to assess the safety of cosmetic products. The potential of digital marketing and social media is explored, whilst an online retailer shares its experiences in selling direct to consumers. An update is given on the legislative landscape for marketing claims and labeling of green cosmetic products. How can brands avoid the legal pitfalls of green marketing?
 

Session Four: CEO Roundtable

This interactive session involves CEOs of leading green (natural & organic) cosmetic firms debating key industry issues. How are green brands faring in the current economic environment? How are they responding to rising consumer expectations, and utilizing new marketing technologies? What does environmental footprint mean to green brands? Summit participants will have the opportunity to pose questions and discuss key challenges with the CEO panel.
 

Session Five: Environmental Impacts

When considering sustainability, most personal care brands focus on their environmental impacts. This session highlights some of the common ways companies are measuring and reducing their environmental footprints, highlighting best-practices. The first paper shows how life-cycle analysis and similar approaches are used to measure the environmental impact of personal care products. What metrics are mostly used and what are their applications? A leading American retailer states how it is addressing its ecological footprint, whilst a natural cosmetic brand highlights the challenges of taking the green route.

The second part discusses approaches to reduce the packaging impact of cosmetic products. With packaging comprising over a third of consumer household waste, what can cosmetic brands do to reduce their packaging footprints? Apart from minimizing product packaging and using sustainable materials, what other possibilities are there? A case study is given on how a pioneering initiative involves removing packaging waste from the environment for new product applications.
 

Saturday 17th May: Day Three

Workshop: Green Actives for Cosmetic Products

Many novel active ingredients are becoming available for cosmetic applications. Green actives are emerging from plant, marine and new technological processes. This workshop covers the wide range of green actives available to formulators and discusses their use in cosmetic applications.

The workshop leader will start by detailing the various types of green actives. The formulation and technical issues of using these green ingredients are highlighted. Practical advice and guidance is given to organizations looking at using green actives in cosmetic formulations.

 

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

Organized by:

Organic Monitor

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Gold Sponsors:

Evonik Green Biologics

Silver Sponsors:

Mibelle Group Beraca
Croda Active Organics
drstraetmans
Heliae Naturex
skchemicals AMA
J. Rettenmaier
Altuglas

Bronze Sponsor:

JKH Naturals

Supporting Organizations:

Natural Products Association Quality Assurance International
Ecocert group Cosmebio
NSF

Media Partners:

GCI SPC
Happi Cosmetics Design
HPC
World Press Online Cosmetics and Toiletries