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Discover the FULL line-up for Cosmetics Business Live 2022

By Julia Wray | Published: 14-Oct-2022

The first in-person Cosmetics Business Live will take place next week in London’s iconic Business Design Centre. Discover this year’s speaker line up to help you make the best decisions for your brand in 2023

Useful information

Dates 17-18 October

Times Monday: 10am-6pm; Tuesday: 9am-4pm 

Address Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH

Enquiries +44 (0) 207 193 6701


About Cosmetics Business Live 2022

Cosmetics Business Live 2022 is a free-to-attend content-led expo, taking place on 17 and 18 October 2022 in London.

The event will provide a platform for brand owners, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to come together to discover the latest trends, share knowledge and grow their customer network.

During our 2021 all-digital event, delegates were presented with the latest insights, developments and concepts in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

A total of 1,600 beauty and personal care professionals attended the first-ever Cosmetics Business Live in May 2021, receiving a total of 30 hours of information and advice from industry experts.

Delegates can be sure to leave our 2022 in-person edition feeling likewise inspired.


The exhibition

Cosmetics Business Live 2022 will be held in London’s Business Design Centre (BDC), a space fitting 800 people, making it an ideal location to network.

The conference will cover ingredients, regulatory & testing and packaging, and will ensure delegates and exhibitors alike will leave feeling inspired and assured that they are ahead of the curve and ready for 2023 and beyond.

The exhibition, multiple breakout areas and three conference rooms will provide the perfect in-person space to connect with companies throughout the cosmetics and personal care sectors.

Visitors can liaise with 40 exhibiting companies, providing products and services relevant to the cosmetics industry, such as Aprinnova, Clariant, eBay, Orean, Pusterla Pollards and Silverson Machines.  


Speakers Day 1: Room B

Two streams will run simultaneously in Conference Room B and Conference Room C during the event, with the welcome address taking place at 10:30am in Conference Room A on 17 October.

The first speakers in Room B will be Jonathan Travers-Smith and Yihu He from Hot Pot China, who will provide guidance for those brands looking to successfully break into the lucrative China market with ‘How beauty brands can win over Chinese consumers’.

Hot Pot China will be followed by the day’s first panel discussion, organised by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) UK, during which Celine Gilg of Puig, Space NK's Margaret Mitchell and Amazon’s Huw Govier will discuss 'The cost of living crisis: how to survive in a downturn'.

Moving onto product safety and testing, MSL Solution Providers will cover ‘Microbiological considerations for progressive cosmetics’, with specialty chemical company Clariant presenting the first ingredient talk in Room B, zeroing in on  ‘Nature-inspired innovation: From resurrection plants to skin resilience’.

A panel discussion on ‘Microbiome mapping and working with skin microflora’ will be led by Sarah Parsons (Cosmetics Business) and will bring together experts Dr Kristin Neumann from MyMicrobiome, Barbara Paldus (Codex Beauty) and Fanny Coste (Cosmebiome).

Christiane Lippert from Lycored will then discuss ‘Beauty from within with natural, plant-based carotenoids’, while ‘The importance of beauty activism’ is the topic poised to be addressed by the British Beauty Council’s Millie Kendall (OBE).

Dr Mark Smith of Natrue will be next on the lectern, covering ‘Environmental claims: Expectations, regulation and substantiation’. And continuing with the claims theme, Cutest Systems’ Stewart Long will talk on ‘How claims can differentiate your brand (and how to do it credibly)’.

Day one in Room B will round up with a techy theme: ‘Transparency tech: How to future-proof your sustainability marketing’, which will be delivered by Provenance’s Jessi Baker.  


Speakers Day 1: Room C

The event’s kickoff speaker in Conference Room C is Aprinnova’s Ashlee Cannady, covering ‘Bio fermentation: Transforming the beauty industry’.

From ingredients to regulatory, Suren Dheenadayalan, Sonia Antkowiak and Bartosz Jaslowski from Freyr will discuss ‘Centralised monitoring, assessment & smart decisions on changing global regulatory requirements & ingredient regulations’.

The event’s first panel in Room C will get to grips with ‘The future of personalisation’. The panel will be moderated by Cosmetics Business' Julia Wray and will bring together Niamh O’Kennedy (Skin Trust Club), Experimental Perfume Club’s founder Emmanuelle Moeglin, Samantha Dover (Mintel Beauty & Personal Care) and Dr Jason Thomson (Skin + Me).

‘Make-up on display: The case for glass packaging’ will be the topic of Berlin Packaging’s presentation by Lucia Harper and she will be followed by a regulatory panel discussion hosted by MSL Solution Providers: ‘EU/UK ingredients laws updates’. Joining moderator Julia Wray (Cosmetics Business) will be Alex Fotheringham from MSL, Sarah-Jane Dobson from Kennedys Law and Bloom Regulatory’s Olivia Santoni.

Also providing regulatory advice will be Iona Silverman from Freeths, who will provide insight into ‘The influencer market what to do if the ASA complains’.

Under the packaging vertical, Jesus Beneyto from FACA Packaging, Mark Lockyer (Sampling Innovations) and Dan Williams (Orean) will join moderator Julia Wray (Cosmetics Business) for a FACA-led panel talk on ‘Refill strategies’.

Closing day one in Room C will be ‘Beyond skin deep: Beauty manufacturers driving UK innovation’, a panel discussion moderated by Julia Wray (Cosmetics Business) and featuring Made in Britain members Shalom Lloyd (Naturally Tribal Skincare), Chris Taylor (Eve Taylor London) and Madeleine White (Juni Cosmetics).


Speakers Day 2: Room B

Conference Room B on day two will open with a talk by the Soil Association, ‘Organic certification is a solution to greenwashing in the beauty industry’.

‘Championing your internal influencers’ will be the topic of Lavandi Talent’s presentation, which will be followed by ‘Cleaning and disinfecting manufacturing equipment effectively, removing cosmetics residues with less time, water and energy’, delivered by Marcel Korevaar of Ecolab.

A ‘Making luxury sustainable’ panel, moderated by Cosmetics Business’ Sarah Parsons, will bring together speakers from BellaGiada and Opatra, as well as re/sources’ Eva Lagarde.

Kennedys Law’s Sarah-Jane Dobson will then delve into responsible claims with ‘ESG in cosmetics – green claims and ‘greenwashing’’, and the day will round-off with In Trend’s Glendean Rehvan, who will speak on ‘The medicalisation of skin care’, followed by strategy advisor Wizz Selvey, discussing ‘How to grow your brand – the retail and consumer trends to future-proof your business’.


Speakers Day 2: Room C

Day two in Room C starts off on a high with ‘Cannabinoids catch up: CBD, CBG and their uses’, delivered by Cynthia Bryant of Demetrix.

Ingredients will also take centre stage for ‘Sustainable, clean and minimalistic: The holistic approach of collagen peptides in beauty’ from Florencia Moreno Torres (Rousselot) and ‘Space-certified technology: What is it and how can it benefit your skin care products?’, presented by Kyle Landry (Delavie Sciences).

‘Vegan accredited microbiology testing: The future of cosmetics and personal care products’ is the title for the talk from Natalie Callaghan, Melbec Microbiology.

Labskin’s Dr David Caballero-Lima will then discuss ‘Improvement of tissue models for true personalisaiton, pigmentation and beyond’, moving into ‘Half the energy, half the time: How high shear can transform your manufacturing process’, presented by Silverson Machines' James Cardus.

‘Streamlining global supplier raw material documents and compliance management’, will then be presented by Freyr’s Suren Dheenadayalan, Sonia Antkowiak and Bartosz Jaslowski.

eBay’s Beth Alexander will take us into retail with ‘The rise & importance of the marketplace’, then ‘Digital R&D: Support innovation from customer’s needs to market compliance’ will be explained by Flora Pense from Coptis.

XcellR8's Dr Carol Treasure will round-up proceedings in Room C on the pertinent topic of 'What is truly cruelty-free testing?'.

Both days will be closed with an address by Julia Wray in Conference Room A, which will also serve as a networking area for speakers for the majority of the event.

And prior to day two’s closing address, in Room A, Mintel’s Andrew McDougall will provides us with his final thoughts about ‘The future of beauty’.

To register your interest in attending Cosmetics Business Live, visit cosmeticsbusinesslive.com.

Delegate spaces are limited to 800, so secure your space now.

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