2018 Agenda

Conference Day 1

Day 1 – Thursday, 31 May 2018

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

Session 1 - Trends in the natural and organic cosmetics industry

  1. Emerging trends in the natural cosmetics industry

    Jan Kuśmirek | Director and NPD Consultant of Genera Consultancy ltd., Elemis & Fragrant Earth International

    • Understanding consumer needs and the influence of natural beauty products in the cosmetics market
    • The impact of sustainability and natural ingredients on the cosmetics industry 
    • How brands can adapt to recent changes and challenges ahead
  2. Case study: Taking steps forwards in green cosmetics through radical innovation

    Emmanuel Petiot | CEO of Deinove

    This case study will explore how green cosmetics products can be developed from scratch and how brands can use these novel products in order to generate novel claims

  3. Joint Q&A session

  4. Panel discussion: Mapping sustainability in the beauty and cosmetics industry

    Featuring Givaudan, The Green Chemist Consultancy, Inovia International, and OLVEA GROUP

    • Drivers and talk terms such as “natural”, “green” , “organic”, and more
    • Defining and obtaining consent under the phases of sustainability in the natural beauty industry
    • How the cosmetics industry is facing challenges with respect to sustainability

    Panellists include: 

    Dr Frédérique Lafosse, Head of Strategic Projects - Active Beauty, Givaudan - France

    Dr Barbara Olioso, Managing Director, The Green Chemist Consultancy – UK

    Rachel Rowntree, Head of Marketing & Strategy, Inovia International – UK

    Antoine Piccirilli, R&D Manager, OLVEA GROUP – France

  5. Refreshment break

Session 2 - Cosmetics certifications & requirements

  1. ISO Standards – Bringing real and measurable benefits

    Carmen Esteban Sanchidrian | Technical and regulatory consultant of Independent consultancy

    The natural and organic concepts are major trends for different categories of products. More and more consumers shown interest on “non chemical” ingredients and products, widely (but doubtfully) perceived as safer.  Cosmetics are not an exception.

    While in agriculture and food these concepts are regulated, in categories such as cosmetics there are no harmonized standards. Having no specific rules, a plethora of logos and allegations have appeared in the market.  

    The interest of consumers continues but there are increasingly aware of inconsistencies between them. This leads to a lack of consumer confidence in the category.

    For this reason, the International Standards Organization has created the guidelines: ISO 16128-1 to define terms related to cosmetic ingredients, and ISO 16128-2 to establish a framework for calculating the content of ingredients and products.

    ISO 16128 (Parts 1 &2) “Guidelines on technical definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients and products” are the first and only international, voluntary standard specific to natural and organic cosmetics and their ingredients.

    The guidelines were developed with a view toward harmonization within the cosmetics market, and through consensus-based approach, by experts who represent an array of stakeholder interests. It will promote transparency and accountability within the natural and organic cosmetic market.

    The objectives of the ISO standard are simple: promote transparency of ingredient and product content, provide consumers the consistency necessary to make informed choices, allow companies to innovate, and respond to demands for harmonization between markets.

  2. Standards and certifications in organic cosmetics

    Valérie Lemaire | General Manager at ECOCERT GREENLIFE – France and Technical Coordinator & Board Member of COSMOS-standard AISBL - Belgium of ECOCERT GREENLIFE and COSMOS-standard AISBL

    • Cosmetics regulations and requirements for organic finished products - what does your product need?
    • Understanding the value of certified organic products for the industry
    • What are the expectations of organic certificated products in consumers?
  3. Panel discussion: Private and international regulations – maximising the green impact

    Featuring by: NATRUE, COSMOS-standard AISBL, and ECOCERT GREENLIFE

    Assessing the scope that private and international regulations provide in finished products
    How organic certification and claims are faced in the different markets
    Understanding the add value and the differences of these type certification standards

    Panellists include: 

    Dr Mark Smith, Director General, NATRUE (The international Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association) – Belgium

    Francis Blake, Chief Advisor, COSMOS-standard AISBL – UK

    Valérie Lemaire, General Manager at ECOCERT GREENLIFE – France and Technical Coordinator & Board Member of COSMOS-standard AISBL – Belgium

    Sven Gehrig, Member of Cosmetic Safety and Information,  WALA Heilmittel GmbH (Dr. Hauschka Cosmetics)

  4. Networking lunch

Session 3 – Innovation in formulations, ingredients & raw materials

  1. Exploring the criteria to identify sustainable ingredients

    Dr Frédérique Lafosse | Head of Strategic Projects - Active Beauty of Givaudan

    • Sourcing the natural origins in green ingredients
    • Approaching sustainable principles
    • Green cosmetics ingredients and formulations

  2. A new generation of plant extracts: using plant cell cultures for the production of natural, effective and sustainable cosmetic ingredients

    Dr Òscar Expósito | CEO & Co-founder of Vytrus Biotech

    • Is it possible to produce plant extracts without using any kind of solvents?
    • Is it possible to produce plant extracts without using any kind of arable soil?
    • What are exactly the plant stem cells?
    • Can a Biotech product be considered natural?
  3. Product preservations in natural and organic formulations

    Andrea Mitarotonda Ph.D. FRSC | Chief Research & Innovation Officer of Neal's Yard Remedies

    • Are we facing a preservation crisis?
    • Why are “green preservatives” becoming more popular?
    • Can “green preservatives” provide Formulators with efficacious solutions?
    • Can essential oils help Formulators build efficacious preservative systems?
  4. Refreshment break

  5. Natural extract of plants as vegan and sustainable alternative to animal origin pigments

    Eduardo López-Dóriga | Marketing & Sales Director Europe of CQV Co., Ltd (from South Korea)

  6. A joint Q&A

    Chaired by Francis Blake, Chief Advisor, COSMOS-standard AISBL - UK

  7. Chair’s closing remarks and close of the day one

  8. Networking drinks reception

Conference Day 2

Day 2 - Friday, 1 June 2018

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Pre-conference workshop: Why we should all embrace more ‘Raw Inventions’

    Jo Chidley | The 'Flounder' of Beauty Kitchen

    This session is practical, experiential, customised by you! Have some fun with abundant ingredients and become another ‘Raw Inventor’. As the focus on ingredients is growing in the industry, there is a need to understand what exactly goes into our beauty products: from understanding the consumer’s knowledge, and what ingredients brands should be looking out for, through those cosmetics ingredients they might want to think about avoiding.

    Creating sustainable Beauty – Why we should all embrace more Raw Inventions:

    In recent years with the global mega trends of craft, personalisation and sustainability DIY Beauty is making a comeback, being disruptive & creating a category. But is it still niche irrelevant tinkering or is it set to change the Beauty industry and market?

    In this workshop you will find out the key trends on embracing DIY beauty:

    • Growing consumer awareness of sustainability in their beauty products
    • New Trends in DIY Beauty ingredients, packaging and how it is marketed
    • The impact DIY Beauty is having right now on the crowded & saturated beauty market
    • The projection for the DIY Beauty category in a saturated marketplace


  3. Chair’s opening remarks

Session 4 – Marketing in sustainable cosmetics

  1. Conscious beauty: pioneering sustainability in today’s cosmetics business

    Jayn Sterland | Managing Director of Weleda UK

    • Is ‘greenwashing’ the ugly side of beauty?
    • How to be honest and transparent in a world that does not care
  2. Promoting de value of green cosmetic products

    Lucía Jiménez Silva | Manager of standardization and environment of STANPA (National Association of Perfumery and Cosmetics)

  3. Joint presentation: Why storytelling works for the natural cosmetics industry?

    Tabitha James-Kraan | Founder & CEO of Tabitha James-Kraan - High Performance . Hair Organics

    Why as natural brands we have stories to tell?
     How to deliver your passion directly to the consumer through story telling
    The power of Social Media to extend the reach of your story

    Featuring by: 

    Tabitha James-Kraan, CEO and Founder, Tabitha James Kraan - High Performance Hair Organics - UK

    Dennes James-Kraan, Co-Founder, Tabitha James Kraan- High Performance Hair Organics - UK

  4. Refreshment break

Session 5 – Managing sustainable supply chains

  1. Biotechnologies and sustainability in cosmetics

    Olivier Paquatte | Technical Development Group Cosmetic of Safic-Alcan

    • Effective active ingredients obtained through Biotechnology
    • Discovering, developing, and producing components of sustainable cosmetic formulas
  2. Combining science and traditional knowledge for sustainable cosmetics products

    Daniel Gonzaga | Innovation Director of Natura

    • Natura’s innovation approach to deliver sustainable products
  3. Panel discussion: Fairtrade & principles of sustainability – focus on the social and economic aspects

    Daniel Gonzaga | Innovation Director of Natura

    Applying sustainable principles
    Fair trade sourcing of ingredients methods to encourage sustainability
    How to ensure credentials are fulfilled when it comes to areas such as labour and payment

    Panellists include: 

    Gerald A. Herrmann, Director, Organic Services GmbH – Germany

    Daniel Gonzaga, Innovation Director, Natura – Brazil

    Òscar Expósito, CEO & Co-founder, Vytrus Biotech – Spain

    Nathalie Calvel, Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre Project Manager, Institut de Recherche Pierre Fabre, representing PASS French competitiveness cluster - France

  4. Networking lunch

  5. Sustainable supply chains in cosmetics - do and don’ts

    Gerald A. Herrmann | Director of Organic Services GmbH

    • What part of the product contribute to a sustainable supply chain? – From ingredients and raw materials to the process of production, packaging and shipping
    • Building transparency and traceability in ingredient supply chains

Session 6 – Trends in sustainable cosmetics packaging

  1. Sustainable development goals 2030 in beauty packaging

    Ana Belén Noriega Bravo | Secretary General of PEFC Spain

    • Sustainable origin of packaging
    • What steps global cosmetics brands are taking towards sustainable packaging?
    • Responsible brands and CSR: challenges and opportunities
    • Managing risks in the supply chain
  2. Making sustainability a reality within the retail environment

    Rachel Rowntree | Director of Marketing & Strategy of Inovia International

    • Educating the consumer via innovative packaging
    • Bringing sustainability to life in store
    • Where we will be in the next 3 years 

Session 7 – The future of sustainable cosmetics

  1. Joint presentation: Future trends in sustainable cosmetics – what is next?

    Featuring by: Beauty Kitchen and Weleda

    • What is the sustainable cosmetic movement? (includes your skin, the environment & ingredients)
    • Why is this resonating with consumers more now than ever before?
    • What does this mean for natural beauty brands?
    • How can you get involved as a retailer or a brand and capitalise on this growing trend?


    Jo-Anne Chidley, The ‘Flounder', Beauty Kitchen – UK

    Jayn Sterland, Managing Director, Weleda – UK

  2. End of the conference