Cosmetics Europe Week 2017

Date 13-16 Jun, 17
TitleCosmetics Europe Week 2017
OrganiserCosmetic Europe

International cosmetics and personal care leaders will gather again in Brussels to discuss global trends and the latest industry developments at Cosmetics Europe Week 2017. The conference, organised annually by the European trade association Cosmetics Europe, will take place on 13-16 June. Under this year’s theme “More than meets the eye: the benefits of cosmetics and personal care”, over 300 industry experts, policy makers, decision makers and companies will explore the contribution of cosmetics to well-being, and to the European economy. They will also delve into the complexities of cosmetics regulation, network and create new business opportunities.

Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association has been the voice of Europe’s EUR 70 billion (excluding exports) Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Industry since 1962. Cosmetics Europe represents the interests of more than 4500 companies, ranging from major international cosmetics manufacturers to small, family-run businesses operating in niche markets. In 2015, direct and indirect employment in the European cosmetics industry was approximately 2 million people.

John Chave, Director-General of Cosmetics Europe said, “With 500 million European citizens using cosmetic and personal care products every day, at this year’s Cosmetics Europe Week, we decided to look at the benefits that cosmetic and personal care products bring to our lives. With a line-up of expert speakers, we will address this issue from industry and consumers’ perspectives as well as explore the social and economic dimension.” “We are very happy to organise the Cosmetics Europe Week for the fourth time and see it growing into the ‘place to be’ for the cosmetics community, a space to freely discuss, share and learn.” he added.

Why take part?

Cosmetics Europe Week 2017 will comprise two parts:

1. The Open Forum on 14 June

Address issues such as consumer perceptions of cosmetics, current economic trends, and science in policy making. The day will finish with the International Symposium on Doing Business in India.

2. The Regulatory Day on 15 June

The foremost cosmetics regulatory conference in Europe – will provide in-depth analysis and discussion of key current issues in cosmetics regulation. Participants will be able to choose from a number of breakout sessions led by regulatory experts on such topics as personalised products, acceptable maximum exposure to substances, ISO standards on natural/organic cosmetics, risk management of skin allergy, role of distributors in regulation and enforcement and regulatory consequences of Brexit.

To get familiar with the full programme of Cosmetics Europe Week 2017 and register, visit the conference website.

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