Programme 2022

22-23 February 2022

All timings in CET (Central European Time)

07:45 - 08:35

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:35 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:30

Panel Discussion

Consumer Insights & Marketing

How has COVID-19 Impacted Consumer Behaviour & What Lessons Should be Taken Forward for the Cosmetics Industry?

  • How have cosmetics innovators responded to people’s changing lifestyle habits (staying inside, increased screen-time, greater focus on skincare etc)?
  • What trends should be expected to continue and how can they be adapted?
  • What is the most important lesson to be learnt during this period that will affect your work going forward?

09:35 - 10:05

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Circular Beauty: How to Develop Sustainable Beauty Strategies?

  • With the demand for sustainable beauty continuing to rise, how can cosmetics companies develop a more circular business model?
  • What steps should be taken with regards to ingredients & packaging for businesses to become truly sustainable for the future?

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

10:10 - 10:40

Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Reserved for Commercial Partner

  • Full session abstract TBC

Solution Spotlights

R&D & Formulation

Creating a Clean Label: Meeting the Demands of your Consumers through Sustainable Ingredients, Fragrances and Colourings

  • The growing and unrelenting demand for ‘clean’ cosmetics has led to a growing appeal for clean labels from consumers
  • How can you most effectively alter the ingredients involved in your formulation to meet this consumer need?

10:40 - 11:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Freshening Up Dental Care

Simon Duffy MBE, Founder, Waken Mouthcare & Bulldog Skincare

  • As an innovative eco dental brand, Waken is disrupting the dental care market in the UK and overseas.
  • By the founder of Bulldog Skincare, Waken is challenging conventional thinking through its formulations, packaging and design.
  • This talk provides a case study of Waken’s first few years in market. 

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Session Title TBC (Little Soap Company)

Michaela Shearer, New Product Development Manager, Little Soap Company

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:05 - 12:35

Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

A Software Solution to Optimise Product Portfolio Management & Streamline Processes

  • What are the benefits of having a product management portfolio?
  • How to 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

Solution Spotlights

R&D & Formulation

Sourcing More Compatible Ingredients & Materials for Your Consumer & the Earth

  • Revolutionising your product proposition to your consumer with sustainable innovation
  • Taking legacy products and transforming them with recycled ingredients, biodegradable packaging and much more

12:40 - 13:10

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Anti-Pollution Products: The Next SPF?

  • With the increase in air pollution comes an increase in awareness of the potential impact this will have on skin health (e.g., acne & premature ageing)
  • Should anti-pollution become as essential as UV protection?
  • What are the most effective ingredients and innovations to help build up the skin barrier and protect it from free radicals in the air?

Panel Discussion

Quality Management

From Suppliers to Customers: Why is it Important to Maintain End-to-End Transparency?

  • With the constant access to information online, cosmetics customers are now hyper-aware of ingredients, formulation, and sourcing.
  • The demand for effective ingredients paired with the need for this to be sustainability sourced means that transparency from supplier through to customer is of increasingly importance in maintaining perceptions of product quality
  • How to achieve transparency within your business?
  • How to best communicate this with the customer?

13:10 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Panel Discussion

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Generational Consumers: How to Keep up with Trends?

  • With Generation Z soon to be the largest consumer population, how should businesses look to better meet the expectations of this customer base?
  • How to create a balance between trend-led and core products?
  • How to utilise social media (influencer marketing etc.) to your advantage?

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Tannic Acid (TA) as a Novel Ingredient in Anti-ageing & Medical Cosmetology

Alfred Marchal PhD, CEO, Alphascience & Andromeda Laboratories

  • Origin
  • Originality
  • Properties
  • Main indications
  • Clinical evaluation

14:35 - 15:05

Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Session Title TBC (BIOMAZING)

Dr Anna Mandozzi, Founder & CEO, BIOMAZING

  • Full session abstract TBC

Case Studies

Quality Management

Designing a Best Class Methodology to Stability Testing

  • Discussing the effectiveness of accelerated stability testing programs
  • Methods and criteria developed & set by company standards

15:10 - 15:40

Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

How to Increase your Portfolio of Innovative Ingredients?

  • With the cosmetics industry becoming increasingly saturated, how can you keep ahead of trends and source the most effective ingredients for your products?
  • Finding ingredients that are compliant & user-friendly
  • Formulating the best product for your customer from texture to application and fragrance
  • Can you boost product performance whilst reducing costs?

Solution Spotlights

Quality Management

The Cost of Compliance Versus Non-Compliance

  • An update on the latest legislative and regulatory stipulations that your business needs to be aware of
  • What legislative and regulatory developments can be expected over the next year?
  • How to prepare your business to anticipate future change?

15:40 - 16:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

16:30 - 17:00

Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

How to Develop a Loyal Customer Base?

  • In the saturated cosmetics market, consumers have access to a vast range of brands and products
  • How to encourage brand loyalty?
  • How important is convenience and efficiency?
  • How to utilise consumer insights data to prevent brand switching?

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

The Newest Acid Trend: Will PHAs Become more Popular than AHAs & BHAs?

  • AHAs & BHAs are certainly not new to the world of skincare but will the gentler PHAs take the lead as 2022s trending ingredient?
  • As the less irritating alternative, PHAs can work as an exfoliant on all skin types without damaging the skin barrier

17:05 - 17:50

Panel Discussion

Innovation & Technology

How can the Cosmetics Industry Become More Sustainable and More Appealing to Evolving Consumer Demands?

  • Why are consumers more interested in sustainable, ethical cosmetics choices than ever before?
  • What are the key sustainability trends in the cosmetics industry right now and in the future?
  • How to achieve a smooth transition from plastic packaging to more sustainable packaging alternatives without affecting the customer experience?
  • What materials should be eradicated and what should be adapted?
  • Should businesses move from global to local operations?

17:50 - 17:55

17:55 - 18:25

Innovation Showcase

18:25 - 19:25

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:00 - 08:40

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:40 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:30

Panel Discussion

Innovation & Technology

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

  • How to work collaboratively across teams and departments to better meet the needs of the business and the expectations of your customers?

09:35 - 10:05

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

How to Launch & Develop a Successful Brand in Turbulent Times

Stacy Pavlova, Founder & CEO, SHIMANI Smart Skincare

  • Full session abstract TBC

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

The Power of Rose Hip

Andrea Parodi, Founder & CEO, Parodi Nutra

  • Rosa Canina is a pioneer plant
  • Rose Hip is important for human health and previously was considered the most important antioxidant fruit because of its Vitamin C content
  • Rose Hip Oil is an important cosmetic oil that is rich in Vitamin A
  • In fact, Rose Hip powder extract help to reduce wrinkles and improve skin quality in aging adults.
  • By using both oils and powder we can help biodiversity and human health improvement at a sustainable price

10:10 - 10:40

Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Prolonging Shelf-Life Through Cosmetics Packaging Technology

  • Preservation without preservatives
  • What are the new trends and innovations with cosmetics packaging that will help to prolong product shelf life?
  • How to implement new packaging without affecting the customer experience?
  • How can these emerging technologies be adapted to your current packaging?

Solution Spotlights

R&D & Formulation

Reserved for Commercial Partner

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:40 - 11:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

South Korean Beauty Trends – How to Create Innovative Products with Natural Active Ingredients

Elizabeth Armenta-Tremosa, Co-Founder & CEO, mi-rê

  • How mi-rê has developed real collaboration between its laboratories in south Korea and France
  • Using natural active ingredients patented & developed in France that protect biodiversity and consume less water

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Beauty with Benefits

  • Blurring the line between makeup and skincare – how to meet the needs of customers who now expect products to be effective in more ways than one?
  • Combining traditional cosmetics with reparative & protective ingredients that can improve skin & hair health in the long-term

12:05 - 12:35

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Subscription Services: A Trend or the New Normal?

  • With ecommerce becoming an essential part of the retail industry due to the pandemic, can beauty subscription services expect to become as imbedded in modern day life as the likes of meal kits etc.?
  • Along with monthly deliveries of surprise boxes, subscription services are also a key player in product refills (e.g., razor heads) and so how important is this for encouraging sustainable consumer behaviour?

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Endocrine Disruptors & the New Requirements for the Cosmetics Industry

Sonia Almela, Founder & CEO, Me and Me

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:40 - 13:10

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

CBD Cosmetics: Why has this Trend-led Ingredient Stayed so Popular?

  • CBD as a cosmetics ingredient is a trend that has quickly become imbedded within the industry
  • What started as a controversial ingredient is increasingly proving its effectiveness as a soothing & anti-inflammatory product
  • How should CBD be best formulated within your product portfolio?

Panel Discussion

R&D & Formulation

Sustainability that Moves Beyond Packaging: Are Recycled Ingredients the Future of Cosmetics?

  • By-products from different industries (e.g., food) are increasingly appearing in the ingredients lists of cosmetics across the industry
  • How to implement up-cycled ingredients that will meet the needs of customers and the needs of the planet?
  • With disruption to supply chains due to the pandemic, how can locally sourced, up-cycled ingredients & by-product counteract the delay in supply?

13:10 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Panel Discussion

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Diversity & Inclusion: How to Meet the Needs of your Entire Customer Base?

  • The importance of developing & marketing products for a diverse customer base. Diversity is now an expectation across branding, shade range & the workforce alike
  • Increasing accessibility & visibility across both your product line & marketing
  • How to work with consumers to understand their needs?

Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

The Long-Term Movement Towards a Different Kind of Skincare Product: A Waterless Approach

  • What do we mean by ‘waterless products’ and ‘blue beauty’?
  • What is the correlation between using less water and having higher quality ingredients?
  • How to get consumers on board? – Convenience versus conservation

14:35 - 15:05

Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Understanding Your Male Consumer: What are their Expectations & Buying Habits?

  • Male beauty is a trend that has been steadily rising year-on-year and is continuing to diversify from personal care to skincare & makeup
  • What trends in male cosmetics should we expect going forward?
  • What are the skin & hair concerns of the typical male consumer?
  • Active ingredients such as retinol, niacinamide & vitamin C are all common words in the cosmetics consumer vocabulary, does this include the male customer?

Case Studies

Quality Management

How to Respond to the ‘Clean Beauty’ Trend Without Damaging Ingredient Stability?

  • The ‘clean beauty’ movement is met with claims of products being chemical free, but how does the reduction in stabilising and preserving ingredients (such as alcohol) affect the quality of products?
  • Popular ingredients such as vitamin C are known for being unstable with a short shelf life, how can you use the necessary chemicals to utilise such ingredients whilst also remaining ‘clean’?

15:10 - 15:40

Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Influencer Marketing & Developing a Culture of Trust

  • The rise of the influencer has completely transformed the way in which brands promote their products and communicate with their customers
  • How to utilise the power of the influencer without losing brand integrity or consumer trust?

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Sleep and Skin Renewal: A Focus on Beauty Sleep

  • The focus on maintaining skin & hair health does not stop when we go to sleep, consumers are now keen to invest in products that will continue to work overnight e.g., collagen
  • Developing products that will appeal to your customer’s night-time routine

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

16:00 - 16:30

Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Wellness in Cosmetics – A New Trend or the Modern Way of Life?

  • The wellness movement can be found in modern culture from exercise & mental health to nutrition and cosmetics and has only increased post-Covid.
  • How to incorporate wellness products & marketing into your business?
  • How to respond to the convergence of health, wellness, and sustainability?

Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Personalised Skincare – Combining Innovation with Consumer Insights

  • How to develop a business model that allows for personalisation?
  • What are the difficulties in providing data-driven individual recommendations to your customers? What is the technology needed for this kind of innovation?
  • How can this work to improve customer loyalty and increase engagement?

16:35 - 17:20

Panel Discussion

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Standing Out in a Saturated Market: How to Separate your Product on a Busy Shelf?

  • How to best understand the consumer market to ensure you can tailor your products, packaging & marketing to best appeal to the consumers of today?
  • How to create longstanding innovative products that meet the needs of your customers whilst last keeping on top of ever-changing industry trends?
  • What do consumers expect of the cosmetics industry in 2022 and going forward?

17:20 - 17:25

17:25 - 18:25

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings