The CosmeticsDesign Summit: Skin Microbiome Innovation took place in June 2019 in Amsterdam, with presentations including expert insight on the current state of the microbiome trend in the skin care category.

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Programme Overview

Based on the latest research and science on the current state of the microbiome trend, the CosmeticsDesign Summit 2019: Skin Microbiome Innovation will cover key themes including the below:

DAY ONE – 24 June 2019

In the morning, arrive in Amsterdam at your convenience in time for registration at 11.00.

The first session will explore the market overview & opportunities, you will be able to gain insight on the scope of the microbiome and learn the potential it holds for the skin care market.

Keynote speaker: David Tyrrell, Global Beauty and Personal Care Analyst, Mintel

Meet your fellow delegates and make new links in your network, discuss the insights you’ve learned from the programme so far at our informal networking lunch before the next session on the science and published research behind the trend.  Discover a comprehensive overview of the latest scientific research in the space from academics and industry players.

Speakers include: Ingmar Claes, Chief Scientific Officer, YUN, Dr Valérie Cenizo, Skin Biology Manager, L’OCCITANE Group, Dr Chris Callewaert, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University and Knight lab, University of California San Diego, Audrey Gueniche, Senior Clinical Expert, L’Oréal Research & Innovation

The last session of the day will look to consumer demand: how ready are consumers? Gain insight on the latest market research on current consumer behaviours and demands, and discuss these with market-leading brands.

Speakers include:  Kit Wallen Russell, Co-Founder, JooMo, Jasmina Aganovic, President, Mother Dirt

At the end of day one, meet and mingle with fellow delegates at our networking reception.

DAY TWO – 25 June 2019

Day two opens with a deep dive into the world of regulatory considerations, how will this new evolution of skin care be regulated, what claims can be made about it by the brands? We will discuss the global variation in regulatory demands and how companies can get compliant.

Speakers include: Patrick Gonry, Safety Assessor, S&C Consulting

Next up Nicole Fall, Head of Trends at Asian Consumer Intelligence / Five by Fifty will guide you through the important Asian market and the potential it holds for microbiome beauty followed by Dr Oliver Worsley, Co-founder, Sequential giving his unique perspective as a start-up in this category.

Our two speakers from DSM – Michele Marchini and Dr Mathias Gempeler – will be Bringing microbiome skincare to life before Catherine Zanchetta, NGS Senior Specialist, Givaudan Active Beauty takes us through an exploration of the skin’s microbiome to fuel active ingredient innovation.

After the morning sessions take a break to meet your fellow delegates with our speed networking session and then join our roundtable lunch discussions to share insights on a topic of interest to you.

Following this will be a focus on packaging and design, how can the industry tackle the specific challenges posed by microbiome-related skin care, and what are the latest packaging innovations in this space?

Speaker: Florence Roullet, Beauty Formulations and Materials Director, Aptar 

In our closing session of the day, our expert panel will look ahead and assess predictions for the future of the microbiome in beauty and personal care. Find out how research companies and brands foresee the short & long term future opportunities. What are the challenges and opportunities to look out for?

As the programme has comes to an end cement the new links in your network to create those lasting connections, the event closes at 16.00.

Please note: All session content and timings are not final and are subject to change