The programme has been upped to include nine workshops this year and will also have a pre-show workshop on 'Recent Perspectives in Nanotechnology' for the first time, with the IFSCC.
According to show organisers, this feature will focus on efficacy, safety and reality of nanomaterials in sun protection and skin care formulations.
Other experts expected to contribute to this talk include Florian Schellauf of Cosmetics Europe and Dr. Robert Landsiedel from BASF on the matter of technical regulatory affairs.
'What’s next when it comes to testing cosmetics?', paraben-free preservative systems and developments in the lucrative hair care market, will also be up for discussion.
Following the sweeping ban on animal testing last March, one of the most pressing topics on the first day of the event this year will focus on 'What’s Next?'.
This topic will be discussed over a two part series that investigates alternatives to animal testing, and offers attendees essential information for adhering to new legislation across Europe and other regions where the animal testing ban will be coming in to force.
Speakers will include Dr. Annelie Struessmann (CONUSBAT), Dr. Christian Pellevoisin (SkinEthic Academy), Dr. Joop de Knecht (OECD) and Desmond Cave from BioReliance.
How to Break into the Brazilian Personal Care Market, 2 April
In keeping with this year’s new 'Country Focus' feature, this workshop will explore existing Brazilian regulations on cosmetic products, upcoming rules on sunscreens and general legal requirements for market entry.
Attendees will learn about the latest trends and innovations in one of the world’s fastest growing cosmetics markets, as well as gain advice on finding a distributor.
Presentations will be delivered by Claudia de Lucca Mano (De Lucca Mano Associates), Lucas Portilho (President, Brazilian Society of Cosmetology and Education) and Norberto Pasquatti (Lawyer, Brazilian Bar Association).
How to Break into the Chinese Personal Care Market, 2 April
China is a notoriously difficult market to enter, but potentially one of the most lucrative for manufacturers who succeed in appealing to consumer demand while adhering to complex regulatory rules.
Offering practical advice on everything from customs to market dynamics this talk provides advice for marketers and manufacturers alike on how to break into the Chinese cosmetic market.
Experts contributing to this workshop will include Dr. Xu Liang (Beijing Technology Institute), Dr. Robert Fellous (Intertek), Gerrard Liu (Johnson & Johnson), Dr. Alain Khaiat (Seers Consulting) and Yann Pencolé (Kline).