in-cosmetics announces wide-ranging 2016 educational programme line-up

in-cosmetics,12-14 April, Porte de Versailles, Paris

XX February 2016 – Leading figures from across the global cosmetic industry will gather in Paris to lead in-cosmetics’ renowned educational programme from 12-14 April.

Offering visitors valuable access to market intelligence, while discussing some of the most pertinent issues affecting the sector, three days of workshops, seminars and presentations will provide key information, enabling businesses to plan their long term future.

11 specialist paid-for Workshops will run during the event. Covering a wide range of subjects, the programme will address crucial challenges personal care professionals are facing today. Regulatory compliance, the claims substantiation process, the evolution in skincare and legislation in cosmetic ingredients are just some of the topics that will be covered.

On the opening day of in-cosmetics, skin care expert Dr. Nava Dayan will lead two workshops at in-cosmetics – the first focusing on utilising omics, followed by a session on the skin microbiome. Designed for specialists, from R&D scientists to toxicology experts, she will be joined by a number of leading experts. Dr. Randy Wickett from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Alain Deguercy of BIOalternatives, Dr. Georgios Stamatas from Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Muriel Cario-André and Dr. Miriam Oron from AHAVA-Dead Sea Laboratories, will highlight the latest techniques and technologies to study biomarkers during the first session.

Dayan’s second session will provide vital information on the skin microbiome, including its mapping, nature and diversity. The speakers in this workshop will be Dr. Joachim Fluhr of Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Gordon James from Unilever UK, Dr. Audrey Gueniche and Richard Martin from L’Oreal.

Meanwhile, during a two-part session on day one, Dr. Annelie Struessmann and Steven L. Hanft, both of CONUSBAT, will lead a session on ‘Worldwide Legislation on Cosmetics Ingredients Used in Consumer Products’. During the morning, speakers will focus on the Americas and Europe. Neliza Junque of the Regulatory Affairs Consultancy, Ellen Pfrommer of BASF, Erin Briscoe from CONUSBAT Regulatory and Dr. Oliver Licht from Fraunhofer will offer unique insights into the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and other key EU regulations.

During the second session CONUSBAT speakers will be joined by Dr. Hans-Christian Stolzenberg of the German Federal Environment Agency, Dr. Bhavika Patel, Dr. Gerald Renner of Cosmetics Europe, as well as Erin Briscoe and Neliza Junque from the previous workshop. The presenters will focus their attention on addressing the fundamental changes in regulations for cosmetics and ingredients in China.

Additionally, on day two, presentations from Coty, Croda and BASF will highlight what’s new in the sun care sector, while Active Concepts, Sino Lion, Expertox and Dr. Straetmans will look into advancements in preservation.

Later that day Theresa Callaghan PhD and Alain Khaiat will delve into claim development and substantiation, with the latter then moving on to host a workshop on innovation in pigmentation on the final day of the event.

The third and final day will bring a further three workshops. Dr. Alain Khaiat of Seers Consulting will moderate one of the morning sessions, where delegates will learn about the latest innovations in pigmentation. The session will feature presenters including Dr. Steven THNG Tien Guan of Singapore National Skin Centre, Samuel Guenin of BioAlternatives, John Ademola of Biometrix and Liki von Oppen Bezalel, who will cover technologies, treatment and regulatory aspects in the category.

Also taking place in the educational programme are 22 free-to-attend Marketing Trends presentations. These will look at the developments and influences that are shaping the industry, both at a market and consumer level. Cosmetics, research and market experts from companies including Mintel, Peclers, Kline & Company and Helen Miller Consulting will lead the broad range of sessions available.

With the US market’s dominance being challenged by the East, on 12 April, Nikola Matic from Kline & Company will host a presentation on the ‘Challenges and opportunities in the U.S. personal care ingredients market’. A must-attend session for those looking to learn more about the largest cosmetic market in the world, this will look at the trends that are causing it to evolve, such as consumer awareness of potentially harmful ingredients.

Another eagerly anticipated session will follow on 13 April, day two of the show, with Oru Mohiuddin of Euromonitor offering insight into the trends affecting multicultural beauty. Firstly looking at how the term is defined, Mohiuddin will go on to discuss how the practice of carrying multiple solutions for groups based on cultural and physiological traits is helping it to gain ground.

Lucille Gauthier, Senior Designer at Peclers, will offer thoughts on what will be expected of beauty products in winter 2018. Meanwhile, Stirling Murray of The Red Tree will discuss whether mergers and acquisitions are a trend shaping the future. Additionally, a special roundtable discussion will run to debate the best way to launch green products and visitors will be able to find out about the latest green, natural and organic global trends.

There will also be more than 80 hours of Innovation Seminars featuring presentations from suppliers of the latest products, ingredients and technologies. Lipotec, Cargill, Gattefossé, SILAB, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC and Mibelle Biochemistry are just some of the companies that will be present.

In addition to the impressive list of speakers, the event will also showcase two new concepts, developed in response to growing demand for direct interaction and hands-on activities. The purpose-built Formulation Lab will house benches and a range of equipment along with exhibitors, including Evonik, Ashland and Lucas Meyer. Company representatives will host one-hour sessions, allowing finished product manufacturers to learn from the experts who are driving innovation in the sector. Meanwhile, the Sensory Bar will house a ‘try-out’ area where visitors can test innovative textures and new sensations.

Cathy Laporte, Exhibition Director of in-cosmetics, commented: “This year’s education programme covers a number of issues facing personal care brands. Visitors can expect to hear valuable opinions and insights that will enable them develop the next generation of finished products for tomorrow’s consumers. Experts will be on hand to help businesses gain a better understanding of technical and regulatory concerns, while offering unrivalled networking opportunities.”

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