The 2018 Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit announces agenda!

Published: 13-Jul-2018

The 2018 Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit will put regulatory professionals, brand owners and marketers ahead of the curve by providing informative sessions to ensure that your products remain cutting-edge – and compliant.

The 5th Edition of the Regulatory Summit will bring together industry leaders to discuss the latest beauty trends and innovations that are transforming the industry, and best practice when it comes to regulation and marketing.


At the heart of the Summit is compliance, and this year we will be offering sessions designed for both industry newcomers and experienced regulatory professionals in need of a ‘refresher’. Introductory training will include topics such as:

  • An overview of EU regulation governing cosmetics and personal care
  • The ‘dos and don’ts of making claims’
  • The role of the responsible person
  • Further compliance topics will include:

    The impact of the new poison centres regulation on the cosmetic industry. EU regulation states that poison centres must be appointed to receive information on the composition of hazardous formulas, which consumers might be exposed to. Alan Ritchie will cover the poison centre’s requirements and information needed to comply with this new regulation.

    The 2018 Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit announces agenda!


    This year the country focus sessions will provide updates and guides on entry protocols for key markets:

    Indonesia. In this session, you will learn the regulations required in order to start selling your products in Indonesia, a market with a population of more than 250 million. In this presentation, Robert Koller Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs at DKSH will also cover the adoption in national law of new criteria surrounding Halal products and explore how non-Indonesian brands can prove their products are Halal internationally.

    Andean. Paola Becvar from CASIC will be discussing the regulations and compliance of the South American Andean countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. She will outline the regulatory hurdles to overcome in order to enter these lucrative cosmetics market and highlight country-specific legal requirements.

    USA. Ulli Haslacher, consultant and founder of Pour Moi Skincare, will be covering the latest changes in US policy and how to remain compliant under the current administration. She will discuss the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program and the case for self-regulation.

    India. The market size of India’s cosmetics and personal care market is expected to significantly grow over the next few years. Dr Omprakash, from Vyomus Consulting, will present the regulations and compliance issues of this unique market, including requirements and expectations surrounding vegetarian and non-vegetarian products.

    European Union. Sandra Ferretti will be looking at the impact the EU Cosmetic Regulation had on business and what recent amendments need to be effectively managed before the wider upcoming implications of BREXIT.

    The 2018 Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit announces agenda!


    Trends frequently affect good regulatory practice; a focus of this year’s Summit will be on regulatory and compliance issues associated with emerging market and product trends.

    Topics will include:

    Halal beauty. The halal beauty market has already taken off in the Middle East and Asia, but now it is gaining popularity in the West. There is an opportunity for natural and organic brands to easily adjust their ingredients and production methods to meet the halal certification. Salma Chaudhry, the owner of Halalcosco, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Fusion Awards in 2013. She will be presenting an overview of the regulatory parameters for halal certification.

    Spotting the fakes in a social media world. Emma Monks, Head of Trust & Safety at Crisp Thinking, will cover the risks that cosmetics brands face on social media, from identifying sellers of counterfeit goods to dealing with fake reviews. She will also outline key supply chain issues and address how to manage customer complaints and feedback. Emma will share with delegates market data on the latest trends in this sector, together with real-world examples of the problems cosmetics brands typically face. She will also demonstrate how to find the ‘bad actors’ who are driving these issues and provide top tips about what you can do to protect your reputation and revenues online.

    Out of this world claims and remaining GDPR compliant. Smart devices empower beauty consumers to discover the latest beauty trends with an ever-growing variety of products with diverse properties. But with trends for transformative and fantastical cosmetics becoming increasingly exaggerated and the new rules on Data Protection becoming more vigorous, does this mean that brands are opening themselves up to litigation? At the 2018 Regulatory Summit, Raphael Sauerwein will be taking a look at these outre claims and the specific regulatory issues that brands must be aware of when developing and marketing them online.


    The Summit will also cover the latest in cosmetics claims and the protocols in place to ensure claims consistency and compliance.

    Topics will include:

  • The rise of ethical certification
  • Advances in alternatives to animal testing
  • Updates to the ISO standard for natural and organic products
  • Further topics will include:

    Generation Z – Crafting claims for teens and tweens.Today, millennials and Gen Z consumers are looking beyond product in order to find out what a brand really stands for. Prioritising ethical values that align with their own, these consumers are increasingly calling time on those who fail to live up to their claims. Namrata Nayyar-Kamdar, CEO of SHALOHM LTD, will be sharing her expertise in millennial and Gen Z consumer insights, brand strategy and positioning.

    For the full agenda including timings and topic titles, please visit

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