in-cosmetics Formulation Summit @ Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
in-cosmetics Formulation Summit @ Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge

The renowned in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will return to the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London from 29 – 30 November 2021, exploring the topic of advancing in the age of sustainability and well-being. With the summit taking place in a virtual format last year due to the pandemic, this year’s conference marks the in-cosmetics Group’s first physical event in Europe in over two years.

Through the lens of leading international experts, the Summit will offer unparalleled, up-to-date intelligence into the most pertinent sustainability and wellbeing trends that are influencing the beauty industry today and in the future. A total of 23 sessions will take place over the two-day event, with dedicated breaks for networking with exhibitors, peers, and globally renowned speakers and experts.

R&D professionals and formulators from cosmetic manufacturers and ingredient suppliers will benefit from the Summit’s high-level, scientific programme that is centred around four main themes: neuroscientists, sustainability, cosmetic claims, and the pandemic and consumer behaviour. The in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will delve into the various aspects of “good” science, that can enable formulators to create products that are fantastic for both consumers well-being and the planet, discussing everything from raw material shortages to safety regulations around hygiene products.

The pandemic and consumer behaviour

From soap to sanitisers, demand for germ-busting ‘hero’ products has rocketed due to the pandemic, leaving startling gaps in the supply chain. Mary Lord, Former President of the Society Of Cosmetic Scientists UK & Ireland, will open the Summit programme with a talk discussing what has happened during the pandemic and how it will shape the cosmetic industry for years to come. Other sessions focusing on the effect of the pandemic include Samantha Dover, Global Beauty & Personal Care Analyst at Mintel who will discuss COVID-19’s impact on consumers and how priority shifts will be habit-forming, and Paolo Camattari, Research, Development and Innovation Manager at Lynoslife will delve into pandemic-related chaos in the supply chain.

A focus on sustainability

As an overarching theme of the Summit, several sessions will touch upon how brands and formulators can implement better sustainability practices. In one session, Chris DeArmitt, World-Class Plastic Materials Consultant, Environmental Expert, President of Phantom Plastics will debunk the common myths surrounding plastic pollution and recycling and highlight other viable routes to sustainable plastics. Elsewhere, Francesca Morgante, Market Development Manager Europe at RSPO, will explore the future of palm oil production and how RSPO certification can offer a viable solution to tackle the most pressing environmental and social issues such as deforestation, biodiversity loss and protection of human rights.

The role of neuroscientists

Alongside sustainability, the Summit programme will also delve into how mental well-being can affect physical appearance and why developing products that deliver true holistic efficacy could be the way forward for the beauty industry.

Highlights include Karl Lintner, Owner and CEO of Kal’idees S.A.S explaining neurocosmetic approaches to anti-ageing products, and Professor Charles Spence, Sensory Marketing Consultant, Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford highlighting the multi-sensory communication of pheromones and neurotransmitters. Elsewhere, Dr. Katerina Steventon, Snr. Innovation Consultant, National Biofilms Innovation Centre & Independent Skincare Consultant will discuss how skin health and beauty affect our well-being and self-esteem, and vice versa, drawing on research and empirical insights from her integrative clinical practice.

Being conscious of cosmetic claims

As the line between cosmetics, biocides and sanitising agents becomes thinner, confusion around safety and regulations widens. The fourth and final theme of the Summit will see expert speakers dig a little deeper into cosmetic claims. On the topic of cosmetics, biocides, and disinfectants, Dr. Cuross Bakhtiar, Chief Executive at Harley St. Cosmetics will discuss the fine line between products we have gotten to know very well over the last few months. Also touching upon the regulatory mayhem due to the pandemic, classification of products and claims, Mojgan Moddaresi, Cosmetics Safety assessor at Personal Care Regulatory Ltd will talk through the damaging effects of misleading cosmetic messaging and how brands can win back integrity.

Roziani Zulkifli, Event Director of in-cosmetics Formulation Summit, said: “Whilst the virtual summit was a great success last year, we know there is nothing quite like face-to-face events so we are absolutely delighted to announce that the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will return to London in its normal format. As ever, the conference programme gets under the skin of the most pressing industry trends, providing R&D professionals and formulators high-level content and the opportunity to network with experts and peers. We can’t wait to kick start the discussion this November.”

Booking is now open with early-bird rates available until 22 October.

Delegates gain access to the conference programme, including seminars and panel discussions, meeting invites to sponsors, delegates and speakers.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna @ BolognaFiere
Mar 10 – Mar 14 all-day
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna @ BolognaFiere

The 53rd edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the leading b2b event for the beauty industry, will be held from 10 to 14 March, 2022.

Every year, the show gathers under one roof over 3,000 companies and 265,000 operators from 150 countries.

“In these months we have never stopped our activities,” said Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere.

“To face the forced lockdown, we implemented new business tools to keep giving voice to the excellence and quality of the cosmetic industry. Today a new phase is starting for us: we are working to our show scheduled for next spring, to offer international companies and operators a high-performance and content-rich event, in full compliance with the required safety standards.”

APP 2022 @ Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mar 24 – Mar 27 all-day
APP 2022 @ Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

APP is The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s annual national conference and the largest pharmacy conference and trade show in Australia. APP offers attendees a comprehensive four-day educational program, exciting social activities and a trade exhibition showcasing the latest products, services and industry information.

The conference and trade exhibition will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC).
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218.

Conference sessions and the trade exhibition are held from Thursday 24 March until Sunday 27 March 2022.

Clean Beauty in London @ The Brewery
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
Clean Beauty in London @ The Brewery

Take your business to the next level & join the first-ever international Clean Beauty event in London on April 13 and 14, 2021.

Clean Beauty in London is the event you were looking for to source the latest relevant information on the clean beauty movement’s golden rules.

Conferences, workshops and suppliers’ innovations: the show will help you clearly define what Clean Beauty means to your company, the ingredients and materials to use, the ones to avoid and why.

No matter where you stand in the Clean Beauty environment, whether your products are sustainably sourced, vegan, cruelty-free, transparent or healthy, this new event is the place to be.

Look Good Feel Better Dream Ball @ The Star
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Look Good Feel Better Dream Ball @ The Star

In order to celebrate without restrictions, Dream Ball will now be held on Saturday, May 13, 2022.

Special guests DJ Havana Brown, Samantha Jade and Kerri-Anne Kennerley will provide entertainment for the evening, and an incredible array of prizes will be up for grabs.

Your generosity is needed now more than ever to ensure thousands more cancer patients across Australia can face their diagnosis with confidence.

Secure your tickets today in support of the Look Good Feel Better program.

Look Good Feel Better is a free national community service program, dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by treatment for any type of cancer.

Run by the Cancer Patients Foundation – an independent not-for-profit organisation, not affiliated with any other cancer charity or support service –  Look Good Feel Better receives no government funding.

It is the generosity of the community through financial contributions, product donations and time that allows for the service to be provided to cancer patients free-of-charge.