Revealed: The full agenda for Cosmetics Business Live

The week-long event will provide a 360° view of the current state of the cosmetics and personal care industry

Taking place on 10-14 May, Cosmetics Business Live will provide an online platform for retailers, brands, manufacturers and suppliers to come together to find new products, discover the latest trends, share knowledge and generate quality contacts.

The conference agenda has been developed by the Cosmetics Business editorial team, who have used their industry expertise and inside knowledge to create a line-up of relevant, insightful and forward-looking topics and trends that will help to shape your business in 2021 and beyond.

The first day of the conference is devoted to the exhibitor marketplace and networking for delegates utilising our unique AI matchmaking service.

The ingredients for innovation

The first day of the conference will focus on the world of ingredients, kicking off with a keynote from RAW Cosmetics Director, Rouah al Wakeel, who will provide an overview of the current landscape of cosmetics ingredients.

Anna Brightman, Co-Founder of sustainable beauty brand UpCircle, will share with delegates ways in which they can create beauty products using upcycled ingredients, and The Inkey List Co-Founders, Colette Laxton and Mark Curry, will be on hand to discuss the importance of educating consumers on ingredients.

The ‘skinification of hair’ is a topic that Oribe’s Executive Director, Michele Burgess, will be exploring, whilst chemical and ingredients distributor Univar will troubleshoot supply chain issues.

The divisive topic of Clean Beauty will be opened for debate during a panel discussion that will take place towards the end of the day, with members of the panel including the likes of Laura Rudoe from Evolve Organic Beauty, and Sam Farmer.

Other topics discussed will include finding and rediscovering the gold standard ingredient in a presentation by Dr Marko Lens, and ICANNA’s Tanja Bagar will delve into the world of phytocannabinoids.

Entry pass ticket holders will learn how to stop sleep deprivation from spoiling their skin in a session led by Mibelle Biochemistry’s Bernhard Henes, followed by learning how to achieve superior performance in sustainable formulations in a presentation by Brian Allen of Siltech.

For delegates wondering about how to join the sustainable beauty renaissance, John Toner of Aprinnova will cover this very subject.

A regulatory affair

The following day will provide delegates with key information on cosmetic claims, presented by Dr Theresa Callaghan, and will challenge hyper-certification during a presentation led by Dr Mark Smith, General Director of NATRUE.

Renée Appel and Tonya Esposito of Seyfarth Shaw LLP will provide an update on the current US legislation with a focus on the controversy surrounding undefined ‘natural’ advertising and its impact on private actions and regulatory compliance, despite the FDA’s and FTC’s inaction.

Delegates will learn key regulatory updates regarding the EU from Obelis’ Sandra Ferretti, who will also be joining William Broere of ECHA and other experts for a panel discussion about REACH.

Marc Pissavini of Coty will take delegates through the steps they should take to ensure SPF compliance, whilst Rupa Shah of Hashtag Ad will lay out the law in relation to influencer advertising.

Closing out regulatory and testing will be Mary Kernohan, SnapDragon, who will lead delegates through a presentation exploring the black market beauty, helping them learn how to fight the fakes.

Also in the regulatory stream, entry pass ticket holders will be able to attend a presentation led by Carys Smith of Ayton Global Research, as she discusses consumer validation.

Finally, the official regulatory & testing sponsor, Labskin, will introduce delegates to the Skin Trust Club, a personalised skin care based on science.

It’s all about packaging

The packaging conference takes place on day three, and will kick off with a keynote presentation from Euromonitor’s Mylan Nguyen, as she takes delegates through the cosmetic packaging trends of 2021.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s George McLoughlin will shed light on the good and the bad plastics, whilst Renske Gores, Market Segment Leader CPC Packaging at Eastman will be discussing chemical recycling and the benefits it has for businesses and the planet.

For tech-savvy brands, Sebastian Quevedo-Busch, Managing Director of Invinci, will teach delegates how to optimise packaging for e-commerce.

Bulldog’s Simon Duffy will be sharing inspiration for establishing and maintaining a sustainable product life cycle, and Beauty Kitchen founder Jo Chidley will discuss the topic of refillable packaging.

Hygiene and packaging in the Covid-19 era is a topic that Stefan Pryor of James Cropper will explore, allowing brands to provide their customers with reassurance after a tumultuous year where hygiene became a major concern.

A session on ‘ableism’ led by Sumaira Latif, Company Accessibility Leader at Procter & Gamble, will inform delegates of the steps that they can take to make cosmetics packaging inclusive and accessible to everyone.

A panel with experts from the industry will discuss naked products, ensuring an insightful discussion, and confirmed panel members so far include Jo Chidley, plus Jayn Sterland of Weleda.

Closing the day, TerraCycle’s Tom Szaky will take to the stage as he discusses how beauty brands can strike the right balance in sustainability.

Entry pass ticket holders will be able to attend a presentation from UPM Raflatac, exploring how labels can help you reach beyond your sustainability goals.

Getting retail ready

The final day of the conference is dedicated to all things retail and is sponsored by Dash Hudson.

The Future Laboratory's Olivia Houghton will kick off the day with their presentation exploring new directions in beauty and wellness in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Staying on the theme of the effects of Covid-19, Karine Fleury-Richards & Lori Fiori from Flores Brand Works will discuss getting travel retail back on track after a disruptive year.

There will be a strong marketing focus throughout this stream, with Wizz Selvey of consultancy firm Wizz&Co discussing how brands can elevate themselves in the market, whilst Amy Jeffries of Gleam Futures will lead a session on influencer marketing.

The growing trend of social media evolving into retail platforms will be explored by Pinterest’s Alistair Holt, and the power of AI will be discussed by Yutybazar founder, Simi Lindgren.

A panel discussion with a host of beauty buyers will explore the fundamentals of stocking brands, with key speakers including Sam Freedman of Curate Beauty, Stacia Prince of Cult Beauty, Winnie Awa of Antidote Street, plus Wizz Selvey.

The convergence of social media and e-commerce has accelerated rapidly, and the best beauty and personal care brands are rising to the occasion by adapting to consumer needs, and investing in new channels, formats, and technologies to create a seamless social shopping experience.

Elise Ngobi, Director of International Growth at stream sponsor Dash Hudson, will be looking at how top brands leverage the power of content on the digital customer journey to reach and convert consumers in 2021, in a presentation for entry pass ticket holders.

Secure your place

Delegate spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

There are two types of tickets available - Premium Pass and Entry Pass.

For access to the full agenda, delegates will need a premium pass.

Premium Pass - £200 (+VAT)

  • Includes unlimited access to both the live and on-demand Premium and Entry presentations across the four streams, as well as the AI matchmaking service and exhibitor marketplace.
  • The Premium stream will provide educational and technical content with an agenda curated by our award-winning team of journalists.

Entry Pass - Free

  • Includes access to the live and on-demand open access content presentations across the four streams, plus the AI matchmaking service and exhibitor marketplace.
  • Content in the Entry stream will be provided by our event partners, and will provide a broader outlook on the industry.

Discounts are available for Cosmetics Business subscribers.

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Featured Companies

Mibelle Biochemistry (more information, website)
Siltech Corporation (more information, website)
Univar Solutions (more information, website)
Obelis Group (more information, website)
Aprinnova (more information, website)
Labskin (more information, website)

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