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Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2018 starts today in Brussels

  • June 13, 2018

The European trade association Cosmetics Europe kicks off its annual conference today in Brussels. On 13 and 14 June, cosmetics and personal care industry experts, companies and policy makers will discuss global trends and the latest industry developments.

Conference attendees gathered this year under the theme of “Essentials for Daily Life” will focus their discussions on global business trends, future of cosmetics regulation and current challenges, international cooperation as well as communications and public affairs topics.

“This year, we have a particularly strong line-up of over 40 notable speakers, who during 17 sessions will address a wide range of business and regulatory topics, from both a European and global perspective. We’ve designed a programme that is not only informative, but challenging and thought provoking too.” said John Chave, Director General of Cosmetics Europe.

On the occasion of the conference, Cosmetics Europe revealed the latest market performance statistics for the cosmetics and personal care industry. The data re-confirms the significant social and economic contribution of the cosmetics industry to the European economy. In 2017, the European cosmetics market was valued at 77.6 billion euros, which makes Europe remain the largest market for cosmetic and personal care products in the world. The industry supports over 2 million jobs across the European value chain.

The Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2018 (CEAC) will feature a mix of plenary sessions, parallel breakout sessions and networking opportunities. Full programme of CEAC 2018 can be found here.

The conference has been organised with the support of four sponsors: Biorius, QACS LAB, Creme Global and CCE and in cooperation with the following event and media partners: The Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, Look Good Feel Better, CosmeticOBS, SpecialChem, Chemical Watch, Cosmetics Design Europe, ChemLinked and Premium Beauty News.


 Background information:

About Cosmetics Europe

Cosmetics Europe is the European trade association for the cosmetics and personal care industry. For more than 50 years, Cosmetics Europe has been the voice of the cosmetics and personal care industry in Europe. Our members include cosmetics and personal care manufacturers, and also associations representing our industry at national level, right across Europe. Directly, or through our national membership, we represent more than 4500 ranging from major international cosmetics manufacturers to small, family-run businesses operating in niche markets.

Full report on the Socio-Economic Contribution of the European Cosmetics Industry 2018 can be read here.

For more information, please consult our website: www.cosmeticseurope.eu.

Media questions

Media representatives should address their questions to media@cosmeticseurope.eu.


Follow the latest updates and join the debates on the Cosmetics Europe Twitter account @CosmeticsEur by using the hashtag #CEAC2018

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