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Discover Business-Critical Cosmetics & Beauty Regulatory Updates From 14 Leading Innovators Including The Body Shop, RB & More In Just 1 Day…

Ensure Full Compliance, Substantiate Claims, Mitigate Risks & Prepare For Changes. EU & Brexit Regulations • Claims • China • Ingredients • Labelling • Consumer Trends • Animal Testing • USA • CBD • Natural • What’s Next

A Virtual, One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Event, 29th April 2020.

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09.10 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks Chair Remarks

Melinda Friend
Chief Regulatory Counsel

Future Of EU Regulations - Q&A Panel

09.20 Stay Ahead Of The Game During Brexit & Uncertain Times & Identify The Key Areas Of Change To Ensure A Smooth Transition & Remain Compliant Across Europe

  • What does the future hold for the regulatory framework between the UK and EU? How is the relationship changing and what do you need to do to remain compliant?
  • Discuss updates on the requirements of responsible persons in the UK and EU to adhere to regulations and continue best-practice regulation
  • In such uncertain times, how can you prepare for the challenges which lie ahead for cosmetic regulations across Europe?
  • Get up-to-date on the latest EU regulations and continue to efficiently commercialise products across the continent
  • The elephant in the room: how to continue to adapt and find new opportunities in the aftermath of Brexit

Katy Slater
Senior Regulatory Manager, Brexit & EU Policy

Rajjat Narang
Global Head of Compliance, NPD & R&D
Richards & Appleby Ltd

Substantiate Claims

09.50 Define The Grey Area Around Claims With Science To Meet Requirements, Substantiate Your Products & Achieve Transparency For Your Brand

  • What can you say and why? Clarify the parameters of claims for cosmetic and beauty products and avoid borderline claims which might damage product reputation
  • How does international regulation impact product claims and what alterations are needed to achieve global compliance and launch?
  • Back it up! Which studies, scientific literature and efficacy tests can be used to substantiate claims and meet regulations?
  • What’s in a claim? Ensure your claims are valid from ingredients to final product with substantiated claims which fully comply with regulation
  • Bridge the gap between marketing and regulation to increase cross departmental understanding, establish nuances and boundaries and avoid product launch delays

Bethany Dean
Regulatory Assistant
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd

David Jameson
Principal Scientist, Claims & Scientific Communication

10.30 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

China Updates

11.00 Get Up-To-Speed With Chinese Regulation To Limit Confusion, Accelerate Product Approval & Maximise Opportunities In A Growing Cosmetic Market

  • Alibaba, Taobao, WeChat… Escape the maze of e-commerce in China and ensure regulatory compliance across the board
  • From a cruelty-free perspective, can your products walk the line between the animal testing barrier and still adhere to regulation?
  • What tweaks to packaging, labelling and claims do you need to ensure your products are suitable for China’s market and differentiated from thousands of others?
  • Explore updates on the approved ingredients list for China: what is on the horizon for cosmetic regulation?

Hannah Jackson
Head of China Development
The Body Shop

11.30 Bonus Session, Reserved for Exclusive Conference Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email


12.00 Discuss Updates To Ingredients Legislation & New Ingredient Regulation To Accurately Tackle New Information & Prepare For Changes

  • When remaining compliant, which new ingredients need regulation and clear labelling to reduce risk and danger to consumers?
  • How is the cosmetic industry reacting to new regulation for the latest novel, active and banned ingredients and where do your products need to be updated?
  • Which ingredients are being reviewed or banned and what are the restrictions or limitations for the decisions and what is the R&D impact?
  • Vegan, Halal… ensure your ingredients meet the claims throughout the whole supply chain to final product and adapt to specific regulation
  • Gain clarity into the pharma world and ensure your products fall on the right side of the line for their regulations

Speaker To Be Announced - Please Check The Website For Updates.


12.30 Remain Compliant With Accurate Points Of Reference That Hit Regulatory Requirements Through Times Of Change & When Updating Product Labelling

  • Combat customer requests with legislation to get the best of both worlds: happy customers and compliant products
  • Consider the multiple stages of labelling which will be affected by Brexit: what changes will you need to make to meet regulation?
  • Maximise product safety and explore updates to ingredients labelling
  • Get the labelling right from the start and engage with trading standards and international regulators to avoid mistakes further down the line
  • Check claims, advertising and product artwork are correct and accurately convey product information to end-consumers

Maya Oubari
Regulatory Affairs Director
SVR Group

12.40 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.40 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Rajjat Narang
Head of Compliance, R&D & NPD
Richards & Appleby Ltd

Peer-To-Peer Discussions

13.50 Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Coronavirus Response

B) Cosmetovigilance

Melinda Friend
Chief Regulatory Counsel


Pratibha Chauhan
Global Regulatory eCommerce & Intelligence, Policy
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK Ltd

D) Sustainability

Julien Claus
Group Leader Manufacturing Science & Technology
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

E) Testing

Consumer Trends

14.10 Align Marketing, R&D & Compliance Behind The Latest Consumer Trends To Deliver Compliant & Commercially-Successful Products With Confidence

  • How are consumer purchasing habits affecting regulation and which upcoming patterns may affect regulation?
  • Which claims are most appealing to consumers and why? Align your products with the right claims to remain compliant and a market leader
  • Compare trends across industries and understand the drivers for new regulation around the world

Monika Szymanska
Regulatory & Compliance Officer
Heathcote & Ivory Limited

Animal Testing

15.00 Explore The Evolution Of Animal Testing & International Updates On A Controversial Topic In Cosmetics & Beauty Regulation

  • What are the new approaches and technologies to animal testing and how do they align with current regulation?
  • Following EU regulation, will other countries continue the trend towards banning animal testing?
  • On-pack claims and animal testing: in order to remain compliant, what needs to appear on your product to fully align with regulation?
  • Can your products comply internationally and remain cruelty-free?

Nomsey Para-Mallam
Regulatory Affairs Manager

15.20 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

USA Updates

15.40 Understand Regulation Across The Pond & Achieve Compliance Across All 52 States & Align Your Products Accordingly & Find Commercial Success In The US

  • Different states = different regulation: decipher differences across America and delve into the detail for complete compliance across the whole country
  • Tackle the regulation of the Orange County and fully understand the criteria to sell your product in California to avoid missing out a huge cosmetics market
  • Where is the industry on its journey in regulatory collaboration between the UK and US to increase harmonisation and smooth product development lifecycle?
  • Explore the closer ties between cosmetics and pharmaceutical regulations.
  • Will your product need to adapt?

Nishma Bhudia
Head of Regulatory Affairs
Hairs Burst Ltd

CBD - Q&A Panel

16.00 Discover The Latest Updates In Regulating The World’s Hottest Ingredients To Launch New Products, Substantiate Claims & Successfully Comply With A Much-Debated Material

  • Uncover the confusion around CBD regulation: how can you work with this chemical and remain compliant?
  • As a new ingredient, how will CBD be regulated and substantiated across the world where laws and attitudes differ immensely?
  • What’s legal and where? Explore changes in regulation and attitudes towards CBD and substantiate your claims on-pack for complete transparency with consumers
  • In-house vs third party: what tests can be done on CBD and can they be produced in-house by brands themselves to align with regulation?
  • Where is the industry on its journey of testing CBD in cosmetics and how will regulation align with cannabis products?

Janine Aquino
Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager
Holland & Barrett


16.20 Hit The Natural Check-Point & Establish The Different Classifications & Requirements To Meet Industry Standards For Natural Products

  • What exactly is “natural” in the eyes of the law and the consumer? From ingredients to packaging, what are the requirements to hit the natural claim
  • Decipher the difference between natural and organic: iron-out the confusion and align the regulation for each definition to ensure compliance
  • Can natural be defined? Gain updates into the industry working to regulate ‘natural’ products for the cosmetic and beauty world

Giulio Pirotta
International Regulatory Board Member

What’s Next? Future Risks - Q&A Panel

16.40 Discuss The Latest Developments To Cosmetics & Beauty Regulations To Stay Ahead Of The Game & Mitigate Against Future Risks

  • What is on the horizon for cosmetics and beauty legislation and how are brands working with the latest legislation to drive compliance?
  • How to look at global intelligence to find the information and anticipate upcoming regulatory changes?
  • Guidelines vs mandatory: which regulations may be on the way and how can you prepare to prevent product recall, missing market opportunities and delayed launch

Pratibha Chauhan
Global Regulatory eCommerce & Intelligence, Policy
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK Ltd

17.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks

Rajjat Narang
Head of Compliance, R&D & NPD
Richards & Appleby Ltd

17.10 Official Close Of Conference