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New Horizons in Cosmetics and Personal Care - discussions start today

  • June 12, 2019

On 12 and 13 June, Cosmetics Europe the trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care industry is hosting the next edition of its Annual Conference, CEAC 2019. Over today and tomorrow, industry experts, companies and policymakers gathered at the event will focus on the future of the cosmetics and personal care sector. Such key topics as new horizons for the Cosmetics Regulation, risk-based approaches to safety assessment, and sustainability in business will be discussed in detail during the panel sessions.

“CEAC 2018 won the Best Association Conference Award at the European Association Awards this year and we hope for CEAC 2019 to be at least equally successful” said John Chave, Director General of Cosmetics Europe. “The programme we developed covers a really wide variety of topics of relevance for our industry, but also includes key issues of broader interest to be presented by outstanding speakers. It’s a diverse and high quality programme, with something of interest for all of our record number of attendees”. It’s a diverse and high-quality programme, with something of interest for all of our record number of attendees”.

On the occasion of the conference, Cosmetics Europe also took the opportunity to publish its Partnership for Change, which presents the policy vision and key strategic topics for the industry to the new Members of the European Parliament and upcoming College of Commissioners. The cosmetics and personal care industry underlines its commitment to the EU Single market and highlights it aspirations for a Europe that: maximises sustainable innovation, enhances competitiveness and growth and boosts the socio economic impact of the cosmetics industry for the benefit and care of consumers.

Today, Cosmetics Europe also published the latest market performance statistics for the cosmetics and personal care industry, which confirmed yet again the significant social and economic contribution of the cosmetics and personal care industry to the European economy. In 2018, the European cosmetics market was valued at €78.6 billion, making Europe the largest market for cosmetic products in the world. The industry supports over 2 million jobs across the European value chain, which includes 28.800 scientists employed in this science-driven and highly innovative sector.

The Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference will feature a mix of plenary sessions, parallel breakout sessions and networking opportunities. The programme of the conference can be found here.

The conference has been organised with the support of four sponsors: Biorius, QACS LAB, International Cosmetics and CIRS and in cooperation with the following event and media partners: The Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, EURACTIV, 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 as well as associations representing our industry at national level, right across Europe.

Full report on the Socio-Economic Contribution of the European Cosmetics Industry 2019 can be read here. To access the Partnership for Change Paper, click here.

For more information, please consult Cosmetics Europe website.

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 #CEAC2019

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