3rd Annual One-Day, Industry-Led, European Conference & Networking Exhibition, London, 9th May 2023

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Inspiring Brand & Retailer Insights Into The Latest Innovations Around Ingredients, Sustainability, Consumer & Market Trends That Deliver

Stand-Out, On-Trend, Consumer-Driven & Profitable Beauty, Cosmetics & Skincare Formulations & Products

Active Ingredients & Raw Materials/ Sustainability / Natural Product Success/ Navigating Costs & Supply Chain / Claims & Regulations / Packaging & Plastics/ Consumer Trends / Lucrative NPD / Microbiomes / Global Trends

08.30 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Welcome

09.10 Morning Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks

Lorna Bowes, Director, Aesthetic Source

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS & RAW MATERIALS

UPDATES

Q&A 

09.20 Produce Top-Quality & Innovative Formulations & Products That Incorporate The Latest Ingredients & Materials To Attract Consumers & Drive Sales

  • What ingredients should we keep on our radar? What is next on the horizon for formulations and how can we keep up with the latest ingredient trends in 2023 and beyond?
  • Translate emerging ingredients and materials into your portfolio to stand out with trend-driven and lucrative formulations
  • Gain insight into the provenance of the latest on-trend ingredients to demonstrate a careful consideration of all impacts of the formulation process, including a commitment to the environment
  • Increase customer intrigue and drive market success with ingredient-led skincare and formulations that excite consumer and strengthen your brand’s position in the market

SUSTAINABILITY

DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

09.40 From Trend To Reality: Translate Green & Sustainable Goals Into Products, Formulations & Business Strategies

  • Mitigate accusations of greenwashing with transparent, robust and future-proofed sustainability strategies which strengthen your beauty and skincare brand’s reputation
  • Raw material and production focus: how can we create sustainable improvements to eliminate waste and emissions to increase efficiency through every stage of the manufacturing process?
  • Dispelling myths about sustainability and greenwashing: what is the reality of claims of being environmentally friendly? How can businesses establish authenticity around action taken to promote sustainability?
  • Secure skyrocketed brand loyalty and customer trust with products and formulations that prioritise sustainable sourcing and ingredients to limit your carbon footprint and environmental impact

Manuel Rios Krauss, Senior Global Brand Director & Sustainability Design Lead – Beauty & Wellbeing, Formerly Unilever

Abi Whisken, Creative Buyer, Lush Cosmetics

NATURAL PRODUCT SUCCESS

PANEL 

Q&A 

CRITICAL INSIGHTS

10.20 Create Award-Winning Products Which Leverage Natural Ingredients & Consumer Demands For Clean, Organic Formulations, Comply With Guidelines & Deliver On Sustainability Promises

  • Unpack the importance and meaning of “natural” products to combine consumer perception and industry insights and create on-trend and innovative products
  • Tap into the latest consumer insights around the rise in demand for natural, organic and clean products to monetise the growing demand for more natural formulations
  • What are the hottest natural ingredient alternatives that are looking to solve the dominance of silicon and other synthetic ingredients and change the game for cosmetic formulations?
  • Critically weigh up the benefits and disadvantages of natural versus synthetical materials to develop sustainable formulations which deliver results

Victoria Cushing, Product Director, KMI Brands

Elsie Rutterford, Co-Founder, BYBI Beauty

Thomas Anderson, NPD Manager, OTO CBD

Dominika Minarovic, Co-Founder, BYBI Beauty

10.50 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

11.20 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

NAVIGATING COSTS & SUPPLY CHAIN

NEW!

11.50 Develop Market-Leading Products & Formulations Which Deliver Tangible Results & Boost Sales Even Amongst The Cost-Of-Living Crisis & Supply Chain Complexities

  • How are brands responding to rising inflation against the background of the cost-of-living crisis and how can they produce budget-friendly yet commercially-viable products for consumers?
  • Build and develop a robust supply chain that prioritises human rights in all aspects of the manufacturing process to deliver real results with transparency and without compromising ethics
  • Spend or splurge: in an increasingly hostile economic climate, how can brands stay relevant and keep attracting consumers and encourage them to continue spending?

CLAIMS & REGULATIONS

PANEL 

Q&A 

REAL ACTION!

12.10 Develop Market-Leading Products & Formulations Which Deliver Tangible Results & Boost Sales Even Amongst The Cost-Of-Living Crisis & Supply Chain Complexities

  • How are brands responding to rising inflation against the background of the cost-of-living crisis and how can they produce budget-friendly yet commercially-viable products for consumers?
  • Build and develop a robust supply chain that prioritises human rights in all aspects of the manufacturing process to deliver real results with transparency and without compromising ethics
  • Spend or splurge: in an increasingly hostile economic climate, how can brands stay relevant and keep attracting consumers and encourage them to continue spending?

Marita Alegre, R&D Senior Director, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

PACKAGING & PLASTICS

CUTTING-EDGE AND COST-SAVVY

12.40 Deliver Cost-Effective & Environmentally-Friendly Packaging Solutions Which Reduce Your Carbon Footprint & Exceed Consumer Expectations

  • Upgrade your packaging and manufacturing processes to incorporate the latest developments in plastic-free alternatives to showcase your commitment to the environment
  • Effectively contribute to a sustainable future through active steps to achieve the balance between cost-effective, innovative and environmentally-friendly approaches to packaging
  • Respond to the rising consumer interest and demand for sustainable packaging solutions to demonstrate your brand’s journey to a greener future

Nasreen Khan, Senior Packaging Technologist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

13.00 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

14.00 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Victoria Cushing, Product Director, KMI Brands

CONSUMER TRENDS

PANEL 

Q&A 

14.10 Showcase Exciting, Innovative & Insight-Led Formulations Which Fly Off The Shelves By Unpacking The Purchasing Decisions & Interests Of Consumers

  • Connect with the evermore savvy and knowledgeable customer and discover their preferences to develop products which are inspired and directly respond to customers’ needs
  • What are the most common consumer perceptions of the future of beauty formulations and ingredients, and how can we translate these successfully into product success and portfolio growth?
  • Hybrid products, skin-minimalism, clean beauty… what trend will consumers be excited by next and how can monetise the next trend to disrupt the market for profit-boosting results?

Rachel Parsonage, Chief Executive Officer & Noughty Haircare Co-Founder, KMI Brands

Lorna Bowes, Director, Aesthetic Source

Andrea Parra Vera, Product Developer, Kimberly-Clark

LUCRATIVE R&D & NPD

GET INSPIRED

DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

14.40 As Beauty Formulations & Trends Continue To Evolve, Generate NPD Success By Identifying The Leading Consumer Drivers To Stimulate Innovation, Interest & Market Success

  • Tap into the latest and most lucrative innovations in product development and research to drive purchasing power through novel and exciting formulations
  • From concept to launch- follow the NPD journey with beauty brand case studies that explore the development process to achieve sky-high sales
  • Which emerging formulations will create the most hype amongst consumers and boost brand performance?
  • Respond to the increasingly dynamic market with unique and cutting-edge products and formulations that harness the latest findings from R&D departments to secure NPD success

Lauren Kempen, Product Technologist (Skincare, Bath & Body), Marks & Spencer

Jaana Ailus, Head of Research & Development, Laponie of Scandinavia

15.20 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

15.50 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

MICROBIOMES

UPDATES

16.20 Inspire & Educate Consumers On The Importance Of A Healthy Skin Microbiome With Tailored Formulations That Benefit & Work With The Body’s Natural Barrier

  • Highlight the importance of a healthy skin microbiome to your consumer by educating through clear labelling, communication to break down the formulations
  • Prevent damage and create products that work in harmony with the skin’s natural barrier to strengthen consumer trust and the longevity of your consumer’s skin
  • Discover the importance of the personalised aspects of the skin microbiome to develop refined and effective formulations that promote healthy and ingredient-led skincare
  • What can formulators do to enhance the natural skin microbiome more effectively and generate products that work cohesively to protect it?

BEAUTY KITCHEN CASE STUDY

16.40 Jo Chidley, Co-Founder, Beauty Kitchen

GLOBAL TRENDS

HORIZON SCANNING

17.00 Inspire & Educate Consumers On The Importance Of A Healthy Skin Microbiome With Tailored Formulations That Benefit & Work With The Body’s Natural Barrier

  • Highlight the importance of a healthy skin microbiome to your consumer by educating through clear labelling, communication to break down the formulations
  • Prevent damage and create products that work in harmony with the skin’s natural barrier to strengthen consumer trust and the longevity of your consumer’s skin
  • Discover the importance of the personalised aspects of the skin microbiome to develop refined and effective formulations that promote healthy and ingredient-led skincare
  • What can formulators do to enhance the natural skin microbiome more effectively and generate products that work cohesively to protect it?

Ellie Emin-Smith, NPD Manager Colour Cosmetics, Barry M Cosmetics

17.20 Afternoon Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

Victoria Cushing, Product Director, KMI Brands

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