Personal Care Programme event taps into latest industry innovations

By Simon Pitman

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UK-based trade body Personal Care Programme is holding an event to promote some of the latest innovations from industry players in both the UK and Canada.

The Personal Care Programme event is called Health from the Land and Sea, and will take place in the city of York, UK, on December 7th, with sponsorship from UK Trade & Investment and the Canadian High Commission.

The event will comprise a series of presentations from personal care players from both Canada and the UK, highlighting innovations and expertise in the fields of natural products – currently one of the hottest industry trends.

Networking and partnership opportunities

As well as the series presentations, the event is also being organised as a networking opportunity and has been specifically targeted to facilitate one to one meeting sessions for professionals.

To date the five presentations confirmed will concentrate on the areas of cosmetics and toiletries, together with functional foods, an area that touches on the fast growing beauty from within area.

The presentations will include European Plants in Skin Health, given by Dr. Tony Dweck, Dweck Data, Unilever’s Approach to Open Innovation, covering Sustainability in Plant and Marine Sources, by Dr. Gianfranco Unali of Unilever.

Broccoli Bioactive

Likewise, the emphasis on health and beauty from within will see presentations centering on food and food ingredients, including A review of the benefits of increasing oil rich fish intakes in pre-school children, together with Building a new venture on the Broccoli bioactive, by Dr. Stephen Franklin, from Evgen.

The Personal Care Programme organisors were also behind the New Directions in Personal Care event, which was held in February of this year and concentrated on industry innovation, research and development and networking for partnerships.

The event will be held at the Food and Environmental Research Agency in York, and the programme will start at 9am, running through to 5pm. Tickets for the event cost £50 (€60) for PCP and YCF members, and £70 for non-members booking before 1st November.

Reservations can be made online at

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