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  1. Welcome and introduction

    Sok-Han Ng Sok-Han Ng
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Enhesa Product
  2. Session one: Global overviews and developments in Asia
  3. Cosmetics versus drugs and why they should be viewed differently

    • Cosmetic definitions and scope across Asia
    • Where are products regulated differently
    • Impacts of different classification
    James Wakefield James Wakefield
    Director, APAC, Delphic HSE
  4. South Korea's cosmetic framework

    • Cosmetics for children
    • Information on ingredients
    • Recent concerns
    • Cosmetics and K-Culture
    Junho Lee Junho Lee
    Director, CIRS Group Korea, South Korea
  5. Updates to the ASEAN Cosmetics Regulation

    • Understand the latest development in ASEAN Cosmetics Directive
    • Review recent regulatory trends among ASEAN member states related to the cosmetic sector.
    • Area of interest for ASEAN health authorities related to innovation in the cosmetic sector.
    Mohanram Subramaniam Mohanram Subramaniam
    Vice President – PR/Communications ASEAN Affairs, Asean Cosmetics Association
  6. Q&A

  7. China's new regulatory framework for cosmetics

    • New definition and classification of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients
    • Cosmetic management system in China: registration/notification 
    • Other Highlights 
      • Animal testing
      • Functional claims – must be supported and substantiated 
      • Requirements on novel ingredients (e.g., nano materials,ingredients from biotechnology, etc.)
    David J. Ettinger David J. Ettinger
    Partner, Keller and Heckman
    Yin Dai Yin Dai
    Associate, Keller and Heckman LLP Shanghai Representative Office
  8. Ingredient transparency in China

    • How to export cosmetic ingredient to China?
    • Management measures for existing cosmetics ingredients and transitional treatment
    • Management of new cosmetic ingredient
    April Guo April Guo
    General Manager, Personal and Home Care Division, CIRS Group China
  9. India's cosmetic framework

    • Introduction of Cosmetics Rules 2020 and it's implication to compliance for cosmetic manufacturers.
    • Definition of Cosmetics in India and Regulatory Authorities.
    • Labelling requirements.
    • Summaries on export of cosmetics to India
    Jyotirmoyee Das - live stream presentation Jyotirmoyee Das - live stream presentation
    Regulatory Executive, Global Product Compliance, India
  10. Q&A

  11. Short break

  12. Session two: Halal certification and labelling
  13. Halal certification requirements in ASEAN

    • Halal regulations in ASEAN
    • Definition and examples
    • Common requirements for Halal certification
    Hamidah Minhaj Hamidah Minhaj
    Director of Global Regulatory Affairs - Asia Pacific, Colgate-Palmolive
  14. Mandatory halal certification in Indonesia

    • What is Halal and Halal Certification?
    • Halal Certification for Cosmetics
    • Halal Certification Procedure
    Ira A. Eddymurthy Ira A. Eddymurthy
    Senior Partner, SSEK Law Firm, Indonesia
  15. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) halal certification scheme

    • Halal certification scheme in the GCC & UAE
    • Understand the Halal audit and standard requirements as per GSO.UAE.S.2055
    • Halal certification process as per GSO.UAE.S. 2055
    • Examples of the ingredients used in cosmetic & personal care products need to be Halal
    • Example of the prohibited ingredients used in cosmetic & personal care products
    Sithara Hatim Sithara Hatim
    Manager- Certification Center, SGS Gulf Ltd, Dubai
  16. Q&A

  17. Lunch break and sponsor workshops

  18. Sponsor workshop from Veeva: Digital Product Compliance: How Ingredient Transparency Drives Growth


    The most in-demand thing in cosmetics right now isn’t a product — it’s transparency. Customers expect transparent information about ingredients, their origins, and whether they comply with specific environmental, social, and religious standards. Join this webinar to learn how cosmetic ingredient suppliers are using digital tools to provide this transparency while also differentiating their business and cultivating trust along the value chain.

    David Maher David Maher
    Director, Regulatory Strategy, Veeva Europe
  19. Session three: Developments in Europe
  20. Introduction to session three

    Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia
    Knoell Iberia S.L.
  21. Europe’s cosmetic framework

    • Definitions
    • Positive, Negative & Restricted Ingredient Lists
    • The role of a ‘Responsible Person’
    • The Product Information File (PIF)
    • Safety Assessment Requirements
    • Common Claims Criteria
    Ray Boughton Ray Boughton
    Managing Director, Delphic HSE, UK
  22. Europe’s approach to cosmetics vs drugs

    • Definitions, claims and borderline products
    • Notification/approval and responsible person
    • Ingredients and safety evaluation
    Marie Magnan Marie Magnan
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, COSMED
  23. Flavours and fragrances – building consumer trust through compliance and transparency.

    • An overview of the fragrance and flavour regulatory landscape 
    • Web based platforms, enhancing the transparency of fragrance and flavour ingredients 
    • A case study on successful implementation of compliance and transparency programmes
    Mania Bankova Mania Bankova
    Manager Technology Global Flavours and Fragrances, Colgate Palmolive
  24. Q&A

  25. Europe's extended producer responsibilities (EPR) for packaging

    • History of development of EPR in Europe, including EU vs UK approach
    • Source, scope and nature of legal obligations for EPR in respect of cosmetics packaging in Europe
    • Future of EPR and similar requirements in Europe
    Sarah-Jane Dobson Sarah-Jane Dobson
    Partner, Kennedys LLP, UK
  26. The European circular economy and its effect on the cosmetic sector

    • Outline the drivers and opportunities of the circular economy 
    • Discuss the relevant actions of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan 2020 
    • Look at the EU’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability for the cosmetics sector 
    • The main policy options for the targeted revision of the EU’s Cosmetics Regulation
    Hans Ingels Hans Ingels
    Head of Unit Bio-economy, Chemicals and Cosmetics DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  27. Europe's approach to children's cosmetic products

    • Physiological characteristics of infant and associated risks
    • Exposure characteristics of infant and associated risks
    • Recommendations for the safety evaluation of children's cosmetic products
    • Recommendations for some specific ingredients
    Somia Elazzab Somia Elazzab
    Senior Toxicologist EUROTOX Registered Toxicologist Intertek Assuris, Intertek, UK
  28. Positive Impact: Beauty Kitchen Case Study

    • Beauty Kitchen background
    • The move to circular beauty
    • Return-Refill-Repeat programme
    • BCorporation and impacts
    • Marketing communications
    Jo Chidley Jo Chidley
    Co-Founder, Beauty Kitchen
  29. Q&A

  30. Short break

  31. Session four: Science and testing
  32. Evaluation & assessment of cosmetic ingredients

    • Safety assessments in the cosmetic industry
    • Techniques in safety assessment when no data is available
    • California Proposition 65 exposure assessment
    Nick Jermstad Nick Jermstad
    Senior Manager, Toxicology & Environmental Assessment, Intertek, USA
  33. Global approaches to animal testing on cosmetic products

    • Non-animal approaches to testing
    • The status of animal testing for cosmetics in different regions around the world
    • Some of the barriers to achieving a world without animal testing for cosmetics
    Dr Samantha Saunders Dr Samantha Saunders
    UK Science Programme Manager, Cruelty Free International
  34. Non-animal testing approaches including new technologies

    • Recent global progress in non-animal cosmetic safety assessment;
    • The need for global capacity building amongst the regulated and regulatory communities;
    • The AFSA Collaboration
    Catherine Willett Catherine Willett
    Senior Director, Science and Federal Affairs, Humane Society International, USA
  35. Q&A

  36. Close of day one

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