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Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2023

The Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference is a unique event, organised yearly, that brings together cosmetic and personal care industry leaders from all over the world to share insights on global trends and the latest industry developments. CEAC 2023 will take place in person, in Brussels, on 14 and 15 June, marking our first in-person CEAC since 2019.


Under this year’s theme, Preparing for the Future, CEAC 2023 will gather industry experts, policy makers, companies and other stakeholders to discuss general, technical and regulatory development such as:

  • The Cosmetic Products Regulation
  • Cosmetics and sustainability
  • Understanding microplastic restriction
  • International developments
  • Key business trends and much more

The conference will provide a perfect mix of plenary sessions, multiple parallel breakout sessions and long-awaited networking opportunities. Participants should note places in parallel sessions may be subject to availability.

See here the final programme.

Due to unprecedented demand and limited venue capacity, the CEAC 2023 registration has been closed. 

The CEAC 2023 Secretariat is managed by the Destrée Organisation. Should you have any questions on the registration process, please contact CEAC2023@cosmeticseurope.eu.


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* Cosmetics Europe National Association Members registering more than four CEAC participants will benefit from a discount for each additional CEAC participant registered. Please contact the CEAC 2023 Secretariat at CEAC2023@cosmeticseurope.eu, for more information. 


If you would like to register to the Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2023 as a media representative, please contact us on media@cosmeticseurope.eu

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Established in 2008, BIORIUS is an international consulting group with all the scientific, regulatory, marketing and commercial tools needed to foster the growth of a cosmetic brand, reduce its business risks and help it access new markets. With almost 60 experts in house, BIORIUS offers a wide range of services to the cosmetic industry which includes (but is not limited to) the safety assessment of cosmetic products and cosmetic ingredients. Specialist of the European legal framework, BIORIUS also acts on a global scale and can help you to place your cosmetic products in more than 60 countries.

With more than 1500+ cosmetic brands as clients, ranging from SMEs to multinational corporations, BIORIUS has developed solutions adapted to every type of business. Providing registration services to the smallest companies, BIORIUS also assists the biggest players of the cosmetic industry in very specific missions and can adapt itself to every situation. "You create dreams, we protect them"


The collaboration between CEHTRA, GENEVOLUTION, PKDERM, SENZAGEN and WATCHFROG offers joint expertise on in vitro efficacy and safety solutions.  Those complementary companies provide support to the industry on a wide range of topics. CEHTRA proposes scientific and innovative solutions ensuring regulatory compliance of cosmetics ingredients, formulas and packaging, through the digital tool COSMETICK; GENEVOLUTION is expert in in vitro genetic toxicology GLP or miniaturized methods; PKDERM develops smart innovative solutions using 2D and 3D human skin models for in vitro safety and efficacy testing; SENZAGEN, developer of the genomics-based GARD® platform for in vitro skin sensitizing hazard and potency assessment, including GARD®skin (OECD TG 442E), and WATCHFROG exclusively focuses on the assessment of endocrine disruptors (OECD TGs 248 and 251).


Established in 2007, CIRS Group is a leading product safety and regulatory consulting firm. With its headquarters based in Hangzhou, China and subsidiaries in the Republic of Ireland, South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Beijing and Nanjing, CIRS Group utilizes its technical expertise, various resources and international network to provide one-stop compliance services from regulatory compliance, laboratory testing, R&D to data services across multiple industries such as chemicals, cosmetics, food and food beverages, medical devices, agrochemical products, disinfectants and consumer goods, to help clients gain a competitive advantage by reducing business risks associated with regulatory affairs.


Using its deep scientific expertise and the world’s most accurate and user-friendly models, Creme Global provides exposure assessment services for food and consumer products. It also provides a range of data management solutions for collecting, analysing and visualizing complex, business-sensitive data from companies and member organizations using a custom-developed secure, confidential and user-friendly platform. Moreover, it provides scientific expert services which include scientific modelling, data analytics, training and computing to help clients get clearer insights on their product data. Creme Global has been providing its consulting services to many of the largest regulators in the US and Europe, cosmetics and food companies in the world for over 15 years.


EPPA is a specialist management consultancy established in 1987. We have the expertise to manage alignment and to develop consensus between business, European Union institutions and governments. EPPA offers a deep know-how about regulatory processes and the politics driving them. We assist clients with effective compromise-building in the multi-layered European governance system through out-of-the-box thinking. We help to seek solutions that build sustainable value and competitive advantage. This well-tested approach has positioned EPPA in a league of its own with an impressive track record in resolving challenges related to public policy and regulatory affairs.


QACS LAB, The Challenge Test Laboratory, offers contract and laboratory testing services to the cosmetic industry. QACS quality system is accredited under EN ISO 17025, certified under ISO 9001 and is GMP and GLP compliant. QACS offers the full spectrum of cosmetic testing services according to EC Regulation 1223/2009. Labs have acquired CIR (2021-2023) and are registered with FDA as an analysis laboratory. Specialized in preservation efficacy, QACS provides a number of challenge test protocols (EP, USP, ISO 11930, Mixed culture, Wipe protocol, Vegan-testing approach, Preservative synergistic effect). Other services include, EU compliance, Safety Assessment, Efficacy testing, in-use and in-vitro tests, Dermatological testing, Patch tests. A complete range of Microbiological Strain identification and Physicochemical testing on Traces & Impurities is offered. With the addition of the new DNA Microlab, QACS provides solutions related to Microorganisms Identification, Testing for genetically modified organisms GMOs, Pathogen Detection and Authenticity and Skin Microbiome studies.


Quantis is a leading environmental sustainability consultancy that partners with major organizations across the globe to drive sustainable transformation and align business with planetary boundaries. In September 2022, BCG announced the acquisition of Quantis. Quantis now has over 250 environmental experts, primarily based in Europe and the United States. Quantis’ unique approach combines deep environmental expertise, strategic business knowledge, and enterprise transformation skills to help organizations shape policies, practices and business models that align with the planet’s capacity while building resilience, unlocking innovation, and optimizing performance. With offices in the US, France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy and clients around the world, Quantis is a key partner in inspiring sustainable change on a global scale.



Beauty Horizons is the natural evolution of a huge wealth of knowledge that TKS Publisher has gained along almost 40 years of activity in scientific communication and in the world of Beauty, in particular: fully responsive contents, prompt interaction between the reader and the advertiser, broad cross-distribution via several channels (socials, newsletters, website...).


Chemical Watch, by enhesa, provides independent intelligence and insight for product safety professionals managing chemicals. We help businesses across value chains stay ahead of the dynamic chemicals management agenda by providing access to in-depth knowledge, tools and a network of experts. We empower our members to transform product safety management and unlock the full value of regulatory compliance within their business.


ChemLinked is developed by REACH24H Consulting Group to provide market access especially regulatory information to global cosmetic professionals.  Our mission is to help clients build a holistic understanding of  the APAC regulatory landscape, find compliance solutions, and gain competitive advantages. 


Congrès Parfums & Cosmétiques - Regulatory Issues will take place on the 8th & 9th November 2023. This 21st edition will be a hybrid one and should gather over 600 professionals from the cosmetics industry. This Congress will provide an opportunity to get up to date on the regulations which affect the cosmetic and perfume sector, to exchange with professional counterparts and enter into a dialogue with regulatory authorities. 


CosmeticOBS - L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques is a French independent information pole dedicated to cosmetics, whose mission is to gather, analyse and publish the field's information in total independence from the actors of the cosmetics industry. All information is centralized, constantly verified and updated for the professionals of the cosmetics industry.


EURACTIV publishes free, independent policy news from across Europe and facilitates open policy debates in 13 languages. Their audience includes politicians, policymakers, business stakeholders, journalists, civil society, NGOs and other multipliers across Europe. EURACTIV provides a platform where users can compare stakeholder positions, original source documents, videos and informed opinion.


HPC Today – Household and Personal Care Today is a peer reviewed, bimonthly journal, of the TKS TeknoScienze Publisher. It deals with Personal Care, Cosmetics, Dermatology, Home Care and I&I. Founded in 2003 as a supplement to the leading journal Chimica Oggi – Chemistry TodayHPC Today gained an immediate appreciation and soon became a new independent publication distributed worldwide.


PremiumBeautyNews.com is a digital trade publication devoted to the beauty and personal care industry (fragrance, toiletries, skincare, face care and hair care products, make-up).   

All articles are published in English and French and Portuguese (BrazilBeautyNews.com) with a special focus on information of special interest to the marketing, research, development and innovation, and packaging divisions. New products and innovations from the industry’s suppliers (ingredients, raw materials, packaging, fill-in, private labelling, design) are more specially highlighted, as well as regulatory news, scientific breakthroughs and latest market trends and figures.




CEAC 2023 will take place in Radisson Collection Hotel - Grand Place Brussels which is conveniently situated in the heart of Brussels (Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47).

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