Pre-Show Regulatory Conference

Pre-Show Regulatory Conference

01 April 2019, 13:00 - 18:00

Workshop Room 1


Open to both cosmetic manufacturers and suppliers of cosmetic ingredients, the Pre-Show Regulatory Conference will provide an analysis of the differing regulatory frameworks that constitute the world's biggest personal care markets. All the main regions will be covered: European Union, Brazil, Asia-Pacific, China and USA in order to provide insights and solutions into staying complaint around the world.

The objective of this Pre-Show Regulatory Conference is to provide participants with an outline of the cosmetic regulations in the main markets of the world with deeper information on what is “hot” at the time of the conference.

13:00 - 13:45     What’s new in the EU cosmetic regulation?
Anne Dux, VP Science and Regulatory Affairs, FEBEA

Ten years after its publication, the presentation will focus on what’s new in the EU cosmetic regulation with two main subjects: how to handle CMR ingredients and claims. CMR ingredients are forbidden in cosmetics in the EU but there are derogations, and as REACh registration is finished, more and more substances could be classified as CMR. The day the EU cosmetics regulation entered in application, the European Commission issued a regulation on cosmetics claims and guidelines about this regulation. On July 2018 a technical document on claims was published which forbids, one way or the other, "the free from" claims. Amongst other, the presentation will review these two main innovations.

13:45 - 14:30     Brazilian regulatory challenges and current hot topics for the cosmetic industry
Ariadne Morais, Regulatory Affairs Assessor, ABIHPEC

The cosmetic regulatory requirements are permanently being discussed and updated to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of cosmetic products. Besides, the "time" factor plays an important role to access innovative products and technologies. This lecture will address regulatory challenges and the current hot topics associated with the cosmetic industry in Brazil, nowadays the fourth largest consumption market in the world and often leads some categories bringing innovation and trends.

The delegates will be able to understand and benefit from a guidance on different topics including: global convergence, pre market x post market control evolution, animal testing ban discussions, organic and natural products, labeling compliance, Chemicals Management Plan.

14:30 - 15:15     ASEAN Regulations: what's new and hot?
Dr. Alain Khaiat, President, Seers Consulting & Chairman, ASEAN Cosmetics Association

ASEAN, the grouping of 10 nations in South East Asia has established a harmonized cosmetic regulation in 2008, the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive. Its implementation has led to a number of steps facilitating international trade: simple notification process, company responsibility, post-market surveillance by the Authorities, common basis for GMP, etc. While this has been viewed positively by the industry, along the years some divergence between countries has surfaced.

The presentation will focus on the country specific requirements in implementing the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

We will also look at the Indonesian requirement for all products to be Halal certified. With the law entering into effect on 17 October 2019, what are the latest implementation requirements? How to proceed for companies wanting to have certification? What about products that are not certified?

15:15 - 15:45     Coffee break

15:45 - 16:30     China Regulation
Dr. Gerald Renner, Director of Technical Regulatory Affairs, Cosmetics Europe

16:30 - 17:15     USA Regulation - Recent regulatory activities and progress towards harmonization
Jay M. Ansell, PhD, DABT, Vice President Cosmetic Programs, Personal Care Products Council

We are all in this together: the cosmetics and personal care products industry is truly global, with consumers everywhere having access to innovative, high quality products that have been manufactured almost anywhere in the world. So, to, we find regulations addressing science or public policy issues, arising from one jurisdiction, quickly affecting the entire world.

In this talk we will address some of the most recent regulatory activities in the US which the global industry could soon be facing and other US regulations responding to global initiatives. We will also examine some of the high impact tools available to the international cosmetics industry to advance regulatory harmonization. 

17:15 - 17:45     Panel discussion
All speakers

17:45 - 18:00     Conclusion
Dr. Alain Khaiat, President, Seers Consulting & Chairman, ASEAN Cosmetics Association

18:00 - 19:00     Networking drinks



  • Dr. Alain Khaiat



    Seers Consulting

    Dr. Khaiat was awarded the first in-cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in Paris in April 2010. With more than 35 years of experience in the...

  • Anne Dux


    VP Science and Regulatory Affairs


    Anne Dux graduated as a Medical Doctor, a fellowship from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, holds a DEA (MAS equivalent) in immunology and a DESS...

  • Ariadne Morais


    Regulatory Affairs Assessor


    Ariadne Tramontina Morais, Regulatory Affairs Assessor at ABIHPEC - Brazilian Association of the Cosmetics Toiletry and Fragrance Industry in Brazil,...

  • Dr. Jay Ansell


    Vice President

    Personal Care Products Council

    xDr. Ansell brings more than 30-years’ experience leading global safety, regulatory and quality initiatives in the personal care products and...

  • Dr. Gerald Renner


    Director of Technical Regulatory Affairs

    Cosmetic Europe

    Dr Gerald Renner was born in Graz (Austria) in 1967. His basic scientific training was in engineering chemistry at the Technische Universität Graz,...

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