Programme 2021

2-3 March 2021

07:50 - 08:40

Registration & Refreshments

08:40 - 08:50

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:50 - 09:25 - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Beiersdorf)

Stefan Biel, Innovation Director Oscar & Paul, Beiersdorf

  • Full session abstract TBC

09:25 - 10:00 - Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

KIKO Milano’s Innovation Model

Heike Linnemann, Brand General Manager, KIKO Milano

  • Learning from the fast fashion industry, KIKO Milano is following a consumer oriented innovation approach that is focusing on delivering prestige- and professional inspired on trend, quality products at an affordable price.
  • During the session we will cover fast paced KIKO Milano’s innovation model.

Quality Management

Session Title TBC (Alphascience)

Alfred Marchal, Chief Research Officer, Alphascience

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:05 - 10:40 - Case Studies

Quality Management

A New Dawn for the Cosmetics Industry? Why the World Needs Third Wave Cosmetics, Harnessing the Power of the Skin Microbiome

Kit Wallen Russell, Co-Founder and R&D Director, JooMo

  • There is a skin allergy epidemic raging across the western world, which has been suggested by some to be linked to the rise in the use of synthetic chemicals in modern cosmetics. JooMo Co-Founder, Kit Wallen Russell reveals his new groundbreaking peer-reviewed and published research, and gives details of the discovery of an extraordinary link between the biodiversity of the skin and its health, and the subsequent development of the first mechanism to test for skin health. Using this mechanism for the first time, on-going studies to test whether it is modern cosmetics damaging the skin’s microbiome in the western world have already shown, in published research, that they are a contributor. ‘Third Wave’ cosmetics are proposed as the solution to the skin allergy epidemic, heralding a new era of health-conscious, research-driven companies selling honestly labeled products, which are 100% truly natural.

10:40 - 11:30

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

11:30 - 12:05 - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Formula-Based PLM Configurations for Companies of Any Size (Selerant)

  • Full session abstract TBC

Quality Management

Designing an Effective System for Nonconformities – Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions

  • Closed-Loop compliance process control system
  • Identifying and classifying deviations
  • CAPA management
  • Impact on the product quality review

12:10 - 12:45 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

ALQVIMIA: Natural cosmetics made with love, from nature

Drolma Lizcano, CEO, ALQVIMIA

  • ALQVIMIA was born in nature, with a purpose to prove that we can create value from nature, without destroying it
  • Our secret is to do things with love, from the heart
  • Since 1984 we have created only 100% natural products
  • Idili Lizcano is the creator of the cosmetics, he usually dreams about new formulas, and can “smell” his creations from his imagination
  • Our products are aimed at providing a TRANSFORMATION (this is Alchemy) of the body, mind and soul, providing a life changing experience
  • We are not only a cosmetics company, we provide an awakening and life changing experience through products and experiences such as Workshops like our Female Empowerment Workshop, Eternal Youth Workshop, etc.
  • We are also a Holacracy driven organization, a new paradigm business, in which we value our employees and provide them with a series of non tangible incentives that motivate them, with the aim of empowering them and helping them grow both professionally as well as personally.

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Quality Management

Session Title TBC (NATRUE)

Mark Smith, Director General, NATRUE

  • Full session abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Look Fabulous Forever)

Tricia Cusden, Founder , Look Fabulous Forever

Anna Cusden, CEO, Look Fabulous Forever

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage Through Innovation Management Systems

  • New emerging categories and growth opportunities
  • Emerging trends in categories

Quality Management

What are the Key Alternatives to Animal Testing?

  • Crude skin allergy tests in guinea pigs only predict human reactions 72% of the time
  • Cell cultures as central key developments

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Evolution of Beauty For 2021

  • Full session abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Shampora)

Manuel Corona, Founder & CEO, Shampora

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:30 - 17:05 - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

A Software Solution to Optimise Product Portfolio Management and Streamline Processes

  • Benefit of product management portfolio
  • Easily track and manage your portfolio
  • Making appropriate resource allocation decisions, measuring market attractiveness, cutting waste, and identifying products with the best potential for market success

R&D & Formulation

Modes of Preservation to Reduce Preservatives in the Cosmetic Formulation Assisted by Packaging

  • New preservatives linked to packaging
  • Prolonging the shelf life of the cosmetics
  • Shelf stability and thermal packaging
  • Innovative materials to make customer communication easier
  • Considering the functional potentials of active packaging

17:10 - 17:55 - Panel Discussion

Innovation & Technology

Cross-Team Collaboration: How can a Cohesive, Inter-Departmental Culture Improve your New Product Success Rate?

  • Full panel abstract TBC

17:55 - 18:00

Chair's Closing Remarks

18:00 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

08:00 - 08:45

Registration & Refreshments

08:45 - 08:50

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:50 - 09:25 - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

Personalised Health and Wellness Solutions: Stimulating the Probiotic Skin Care Movement

  • Skin regeneration through the inclusion of probiotics in formulas
  • Probiotics as a useful antioxidant agent
  • Stabilising the skin’s natural defence system and restoring and maintaining natural balance

09:25 - 10:00 - Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Session Title TBC (Rudolph Care)

Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph, Founder & CEO, Rudolph Care

  • Full session abstract TBC

Consumer Insights & Marketing

The New Retail is Here – And Has Swallowed Everything We Knew About It

Dr Anna Mandozzi, Founder & CEO, Biomazing

  • Consumer expectations and behaviors have changed significantly, but it has become increasingly difficult to (1) fulfill these due to different factors and (2) to communicate correctly even if the expectations are being met.
  • A look into legal constraints, definition issues, communication challenges and the increasing pressure on small brands due to stronger conglomerates and a market place as challenging and fast as ever before.
  • A wide range of questions will be tackled with examples from our own company practices, touching on topics such as the new generation of retail environments, sustainable sourcing, etc.

10:05 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Smart Beauty Devices Getting Smarter

  • Building connected beauty systems to personalised skincare treatments
  • Integrated machine learning
  • Leveraging data for customised treatments

Quality Management

Robustly Testing Your Product: Regulations, Labelling and Claims

  • Water-resistance claims and their serious flaws
  • Industry guidelines and water resistance requirements

10:40 - 11:30

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

11:30 - 12:05 - Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

The Skin Microbiota in Relation to Skin Health – Why Not Use Topical ‘Live’ Lactobacilli To Our Advantage and Improve Skin Conditions?

Ingmar Claes, Chief Scientific Officer, YUN NV

  • Full session abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

Evolutionary Beauty

Laura Rudoe, Founder & CEO, S5 Skincare

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:10 - 12:45 - Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Re-designing the Good Life, Return • Refill • Repeat –A Closed Loop Programme... How do you Get Retailers to Focus on Longer-Term Sustainability Rather Than Short-Term Profit?

Jo Chidley, Founder, Beauty Kitchen

  • Re-designing the Good Life,” this session will cover Beauty Kitchens efforts to innovate, produce and develop sustainably by shining a spotlight on sustainable product design, powered by Cradle to Cradle Certified™. Jo will discuss what it takes to lead a sustainable transformation through design and how Cradle to Cradle certification supports this journey. Natural & Organic are no longer good enough what the consumer wants/will want is true sustainability and how the power of looking backwards to design the future of what it means to be sustainable for beauty brands.

Quality Management

Session Title TBC (FRUU..)

Terence Chung, PhD, Founder, FRUU..

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Global Trends for Beauty Innovation

Luis Carlos Chacón, Op-Ed Columnist | Global Consultant, Forbes Latin America | BusinessCase

  • After a knowledge and observation trip through Personal Care and Beauty core markets (from Le Marais in Paris to Liberdade in São Paulo), this talk presents a list of the main consumer trends that are determining the innovation strategies of main multinational and independent companies around these categories, all based on human tensions that move the need to be and feel beautiful.

R&D & Formulation

Session Title TBC (Kaneh)

Julie Mackay, Co-Founder, Kaneh

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:25 - 15:00 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

By-Product Beauty

Anna Brightman, Co-Founder, UpCircle Beauty

  • The circular skincare trend will save your skin and the planet simultaneously. UpCircle are a brand pioneering this movement – and people are on board. Tackling issues of waste in the beauty industry is no easy task, but rapid rise of UpCircle, a brand whose entire concept is centred on this, may show that the industry is ready to shake off its unsustainable reputation!

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Session Title TBC (Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University)

  • Full session abstract TBC

15:05 - 15:40 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Filabé)

  • Full session abstract TBC

R&D & Formulation

Is it possible to combine beauty and sustainability?

Göran Agardh, CEO , IDUN Minerals

Caroline Thunstedt, Sales and R&D Director, IDUN Minerals

  • How to create a circular business model in the beauty industry
  • Present situation – why bother?
  • How to get started - mapping Product content, Packaging, Transportation
  • What is a circular business model?
  • Partner cooperation. Start a dialog with your suppliers.
  • Communicate the progress

15:45 - 16:20 - Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Research and Innovation as Tools for the Design of Natural Cosmetic Formulations

Konstantinos Gardikis, Director of Research and Development, APIVITA SA

  • In-house as well as collaborative innovation are applied as great tools for the introduction of novel products to the market. Especially innovation in biochemistry, natural products chemistry and nanotechnology are presented as it results in raw materials that are beyond the state of the art, resulting in safe, effective and sustainable natural products.

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Session Title TBC (ZENS Organic)

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:25 - 17:00 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Lamazuna)

Laëtitia Van de Walle, CEO, Lamazuna

  • Full session abstract TBC

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Keeping Pace with Consumers’ Lifestyles by Emphasising Products Designed with Health in Mind

  • Consumer opinion differences, caused by a multitude of factors
  • A convergence of health, wellness, and sustainability
  • Personal and social/environmental preferences taken into consideration for consumer decisions

17:05 - 17:40 - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

3D Printing: Giving True Individuality

  • Developing a methodology for manufacturing
  • Collecting digital data for an individual’s profile
  • Optimisation and modelling

17:40 - 17:45

Chair's Closing Remarks