Following the success of last year’s events, Cosmetics Europe is hosting the second edition from 16-19 June 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.
“Of course we will look at the current state of the market and comment on relevant research programs, such as SEURAT-1 which is coming to an end, but we want to look at what’s next,” says Rob Taalman at Cosmetics Europe.
“We want to look into the future rather than just celebrating success,” he tells CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com.
Building on success
Last year’s events were seen as a success by the trade association as they gathered nearly 300 participants from 48 countries to discuss the scientific and regulatory landscape of the cosmetics industry and the importance of consumers at the heart of the business.
This year aims to build on that through a week-long series of events, that will see the second edition of the International Scientific and Regulatory Conference: ‘Cosmetics at the Crossroads of Science and Regulation’ on 16-17 June, focusing on key developments in science and regulation that can directly impact EU and global cosmetics legislation across the value chain.
This will then be followed by the high-level, policy-oriented Cosmetics Europe Forum taking place on 18 June.
Companies, associations, policy makers and external stakeholders in the cosmetics and personal care industry will meet to discuss the role of the industry in contributing to Europe’s growth under this year’s theme ‘Science, Beauty & Care: Delivering Innovation and Growth to the EU’.
“It is important to raise awareness of best practice and also of what is to come in the future on the regulatory scene,” continues Taalman.
“Many companies will know what they need to do, but some rely on events such as this to inform them, and it is good for everyone to get together and discuss.”
Taalman added that the trade association are seeing a lot more people from small and medium-sized businesses looking to attend and this helps the expertise available.