The UK is one of the fastest-paced and innovative markets in Europe, which means that formulation professionals have are constantly on their toes, staying in tune with the latest scientific developments and consumer trends.
The annual SCS Formulate event is one way to do this, allowing industry professionals to network, scout for new business, discover the latest ingredient and technology launches, participate in the seminar programme and follow the SCS awards to find out which players are at the top of the market.
What’s on the show floor
This year the show floor will platform some of the biggest ingredient and fine chemical players in the industry, including names like BASF, DKSH, DSM, Gattefossé, Givaudan and Rahn.
The floor will also be a focus for companies promoting newly launched or technologically advanced formulation technologies at the Discover Zone, which will include displays from companies like Hallstar, Surfchem, Vytrus Biotech and Ashland.
Last year the event attracted almost 1,100 visitors, and this year the organisers are hoping to build on that attendance by matching it with record exhibitors numbers.
The Seminar programme
The educational presentations are also a big pull for industry professionals attending the event. Called the Inspired programme, it will feature two full seminar days.
According to the organisers, the two days you will hear about the latest product developments, formulating techniques and innovations directly from the people making them.
Companies taking part in the presentations will include Vytrus Biotech, AAK, Hallstar Beauty, Wacker, Active Micro Technologies, Surfachem and Azelis.
Don’t forget the dinner and awards!
The SCS Formulate Laura Marshall Awards will this year be judged by Emma Meredith, director general of the CTPA, Robin Parker, technical director at Acheson & Acheson, Stewart Long, CEO at Cutest Skin Specialist, Mel Cheekoory from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and Melica Stevic, Lecturer at the London College of Fashion.
The announcement and presentation of the awards will take place at the SCS Annual Dinner, which is being held a the Premier Lounge of the Ricoh Arena, from 7pm on 12th of November.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets will be donated to the Look Good Feel Better charity, which runs skincare and makeup workshops for women, men and teenagers to help them with the visible effects of cancer.