Cosmetics Europe General Assembly 2014: "Consumers at the Heart"

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - Friday, 13 June 2014

Our General Assembly will focus on the crucial role of the consumer in every aspect of our thinking. This will feature an address from the EU Commissioner for Consumer Policy, Neven Mimica, on the European Consumer Agenda.

To register, please click here. Don’t miss this opportunity as spaces are limited!

12 June 2014

Venue: The Square Brussels Meeting Centre - Glass Entrance, rue Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels

14.00 – 14.30 - Welcome Coffee

14.30 – 17.30 - Open Session: "Consumers at the heart"


  • Key note speaker: EU Commissioner for Consumer Policy, Neven Mimica – "The European Consumer Agenda"
  • Dr. Hubert Mandery, Director General European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) – "Perspectives from the chemical industry"
  • Robert Madelin, Director General DG Connect, European Commission – "The European Community of Practice: Perspectives on Self Regulation"
  • Peter Wennström, President, The Healthy Marketing Team
  • Jeanine Recckio, Beauty Futurologist, Mirror Mirror Imagination Group


19.30 – 23.00 - Gala Dinner General Assembly

Venue: Royal Museum of Fine Arts - rue de la Régence 3, B-1000 Brussels

Keynote Speaker: Noëlle Lenoir, Former Minister for European Affairs, France

13 June 2014

09.00 – 15.00 - Cosmetics Europe Meetings

Venue: Cosmetics Europe - avenue Herrmann-Debroux 40, B-1160 Brussels

Should you wish to book accommodation, further information can be found on the registration page.


Cosmetics Europe Conference 2014: “Cosmetics at the Crossroads of Science and Regulation”

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - Wednesday, 11 June 2014



Save the date: SEURAT-1 Stakeholder Event

Thursday, 05 September 2013 - Thursday, 05 September 2013






A unique opportunity to learn about the latest achievements of the largest ever EU research initiative
to develop non-animal methods for the safety assessment of chemicals

  • SEURAT1- Stakeholderevent-Savethedate (138.49 KB) Download

Cosmetics Europe General Assembly 2013 - Personal Care: An essential component of living

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 - Friday, 14 June 2013











(From left to right)

Back row: Darren Praznik, CTFA (the Canadian Cosmetic and Toiletry association) - Kenneth Marenus, PCPC (the United States association - the Personal Care Products Council) - Jaeun Song, Korean Cosmetics Association - Kosaku Uchida, JCIA (Japan Cosmetics Industry Association) - Virginia Lee, Cosmetics Europe - Kazuko Oikawa, JCIA (Japan Cosmetics Industry Association) -Jeoung-Rim An, Korean Cosmetics Association - Evelyn Coelis, Cosmetics Europe - Yutaka Kasai, JCIA (Japan Cosmetics Industry Association) -Joao Carlos Basilio Silva, ABIHPEC (Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Industry) - Carmen Esteban, STANPA (The Spanish Cosmetic, Perfumery and Toiletry Association) - Vuranel Okay, KTSD (Turkish Cosmetic and Cleaning Products Association) - Fabio Franchina, Cosmetics Europe - Bertil Heerink, Cosmetics Europe - Pedro Amores da Silva, ABIHPEC (Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Industry) - Craig Brock, Accord Australia - Gerd Ries, Johnson & Johnson GMBH - Gerald Renner, Cosmetics Europe - Loïc Armand, L'Oréal.
Front row: Odile de Silva, L'Oréal - Nilgun Dayioglugil, KTSD (Turkish Cosmetic and Cleaning Products Association) - Fügen Soykut, KTSD (Turkish Cosmetic and Cleaning Products Association) - Sally Gnodde, CTFA (The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association of South Africa) - Marival Diez, STANPA (The Spanish Cosmetic, Perfumery and Toiletry Association) - Lezlee Westine, PCPC (the United States association - the Personal Care Products Council) - Emma Trogen, Cosmetics Europe


OPEN FORUM (13 June)
This year's theme demonstrated how personal care products are essential to consumers in their everyday life, and how the innovative science behind cosmetics can enhance well-being. Various speakers gave their perspective on the value of our industry, sometimes from an unexpected angle.
















•    Address by Dr. Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
•    Despina Spanou, Director for Consumer Affairs, DG Health and Consumers
•    Professor Kenneth Eaton, Chair of the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe
•    Dominic Lyle, Director General European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA)
•    Professor Arnd Hoeveler, representing Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn, DG Research and Innovation





S.J. Robertson, Executive Director Look Good...Feel Better UK, represented here with Bertil Heerink, Director-General, Cosmetics Europe and Fabio Franchina, President, Cosmetics Europe

Cosmetics Europe - General Assembly 2012, Brussels

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 - Friday, 15 June 2012

Science, Beauty and Care: Enriching society for future generations
(Link to programme & Presentations)

Cosmetics Europe President, Fabio Franchina and Director-General, Bertil Heerink meet distinguished international guests during the 2012 General Assembly








(From left to right)
Darren Praznik, CTFA (the Canadian Cosmetic and Toiletry association)
Lezlee Westine, PCPC (the United States association - the Personal Care Products Council)
Bronwyn Capanna, ACCORD (the Australian association)
Shinzo Maeda, JCIA (the Japanese Association)
Chen Shaojun, China Association of Fragrance Flavor and Cosmetic Industries

FORUM (14 June) - Key paths for innovation - challenges and opportunities in science and regulatory, Solvay Library, chaired by Dr Thomas Foerster (Henkel and Cosmetics Europe Board of Directors)

Around 200 participants gather to listen to the distinguished panel of speakers and to take part in the debate.

BUSINESS FORUM (14 June) - Business Leaders speak - Strategic forum on the industry's future, "Challenges and opportunities for the cosmetics industry", Solvay Library, moderated by Jonathan Dimbleby, journalist.

Georgio Squinzi, President of Confindustria and CEFIC

Dagmar Schumacher, Director of the Brussels Office of UN Women

Diego Canga Fano, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Tajani

Shinzo Maeda, President JCIA (Japanese Cosmetic Industry Association)

Cosmetics Europe President, Fabio Franchina, welcomes the speakers - shown here welcoming Georgio Squinzi, President of Confindustria and CEFIC


Bertil Heerink, Director-General of Cosmetics Europe, introduces the Business Forum to around 200 members and guests, attending the forum from all over the world.

Cosmetics Europe - Exhibition in Parliament Science, Beauty and Care - Looking to future generation

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 - Thursday, 10 May 2012

Event location: European Parliament, “espace balcon”, 3rd Floor, ASP Building, Brussels

Registration for this event is now closed

For further information please contact Laura Martin on:

European Parliament exhibition (8-9-10 May 2012): Science, Beauty and Care – Looking to future gene

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 - Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Cosmetics Europe’s exhibition at the European Parliament successfully ended on 10 May after three days of interaction with European stakeholders. The event, hosted by Francoise Grossetête MEP, brought together the cosmetics industry to showcase its contribution to sustainability, with a specific emphasis on the “Look Good...Feel Better” intiative.


Approximately 2000 visitors, including 100 MEPs, had an opportunity to interact with experts, five hands-on exhibits and the various touchscreens to discover how the cosmetics and personal care industry contributes to social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Over 400 people attended the reception held on 9 May where Laszlo Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, emphasised the important role of the industry in providing high quality jobs.


A press statement regarding this event can now be found on our website



Colipa Training Workshop "Practical Aspects of the EU Cosmetics Regulation - Doing the right thing"

Monday, 07 November 2011 - Wednesday, 09 November 2011


Colipa Residential Training Workshop

“Practical Aspects of the EU Cosmetics Regulation” Doing the right thing

7 to 9 November 2011

at the Hotel Dolce

Brussels - La Hulpe


The implementation phase of the new EU Cosmetics Regulation is entering into a crucial stage. Important decisions and preparations need to be made by companies now, in order to make sure they:


  • understand the legal roles and responsibilities along the supply chain
  • can utilise and benefit from the new electronic product notification
  • are able to identify nanomaterials and pre-notify products containing them
  • know how to update their product information files / safety reports
  • have systems in place to report serious undesirable effects to the authorities
  • understand the common criteria for product claims


Colipa has been closely involved over the past two years in the European Commission Working Groups on Implementation Guidelines. Work has progressed to a point that practical, hands on guidance can be given to companies.


Whether you are a cosmetic manufacturer, importer, trade association, supplier distributor, or consultant - this 3 day training workshop should allow you to take the right decisions and ‘do the right thing’ in order to ensure compliance with the new regulatory requirements.


Programme outline


Monday November 7

10:00–12:30 Understanding the EU Cosmetics Regulation

  • What has changed compared to the Cosmetics Directive
  • Main requirements requiring practical adaptations

Lunch at Hotel Dolce

14:00–15:00 Roles and Responsibilities along the supply chain

15:00-16:00  General Criteria for Claims

  • Content and legal status of the EC criteria for claims – how will this affect current practice

16:00-17:00 Question and answers

Welcome Dinner at Hotel Dolce

Tuesday November 8

9:00–11:00 Electronic Product Notification

  • Introduction to the EU CPNP (Cosmetic Product notification Portal)

11:00-13:00 Break-out session for practical exercises on the CPNP

Lunch at Hotel Dolce

14:00-15:00 Plenary session : Questions and answers on the CPNP

15:00-17:00 Nanomaterials

  • Criteria to determine if an ingredient qualifies as a nanomaterial
  • Notification procedure for nanomaterials – link to CPNP
  • Practical aspects of nanolabeling

Workshop Dinner at the Theatre the Vaudeville, Brussels

Wednesday November 9

9:00–11:00 Cosmetovigilance – Serious Undesirable Effects

  • Handling of undesirable effect reports, Causality Assessment
  • Reporting of serious undesirable effects (EC Guidelines)

11:00-13:00 Break-out session : Practical exercises on causality assessment and reporting of Serious Undesirable Effect

Lunch at Hotel Dolce

14:30-16:30 Product Information File and Cosmetic Safety Report

  • Presentation of Colipa PIF Guidelines and Outlook to EC Guidelines on Safety Assessment

16:30-17:00 Wrap-up and Farewell


More information

Target audience: Technical regulatory and compliance staff from EU and international companies in their capacity as cosmetic product manufacturers, importers or distributors, national cosmetic association,  raw material suppliers, regulator consultants to cosmetic companies.


Maximum number of participants : Limited to 100 to allow reasonably sized break-out groups.


Price : Colipa is a non-profit organization. The workshop fees are calculated on a break-even basis. Indicated prices include hotel accommodation (2 nights), all meals – including the official conference dinner, and participation fee. Participation of Colipa members is subsidized from the general Colipa budget.

Colipa members : 550 € per person (VAT incl.)

Members of Colipa member associations : 750 € per person (VAT incl.)

Non-members : 900 € per person (VAT incl.)


Speakers : Presentations and trainings will be given by Colipa staff and members of the Colipa expert working groups who are closely involved in the Regulation implementation work of Colipa and the European Commission


Training materials : Presentations and workshop documentation  will be based on the latest (draft) versions of Colipa and European Commission Guidelines and tools.


Registration: You can register by cklicking on the button above


More information : Please contact Orla Fenlon at Colipa’s Technical Regulatory Department



Venue: Dolce La Hulpe Brussels

135, Chaussée de Bruxelles, 1310 La Hulpe, BEL

  • Draft Programme - Workshop 7-9.11.2011 (420.94 KB) Download

Colipa Event - Debriefing on the 8th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 - Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The 8th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in Life Sciences took place in Montreal from 21 to 25 August 2011. Colipa organised a Debriefing on this top scientific event on 18 October 2011, in the European Parliament. The Debriefing was prepared for key European decision-makers and stakeholders. It aimed at disseminating the main outcomes of the Congress. Pesentations were made by renowned scientists in the field and by European Commission representatives.


For a full programme, please contact

General Assembly 2011 Brussels

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 - Friday, 17 June 2011

Press coverage of the General Assembly: Cosmetics Design, Premium Beauty News

Colipa’s 2011 General Assembly brought together over two hundred stakeholders and cosmetic industry representatives on 16 June in Brussels

The Open Session focused on “Science, Beauty and Care: Innovating for a Sustainable Future”

Commissioner Dalli gave the first keynote address
followed by Sirpa Pietikainen MEP

Commissioner Dalli greeting S. Robertson from Look Good Feel Better, UK

Look Good Feel Better were present at the General Assembly

A press conference was held by Colipa’s President, Fabio Franchina, and the Director-General, Bertil Heerink

The panel debate on the subject was chaired by Dave Duncan, Chair of Colipa’s Strategic Project Team on Sustainable Development

During the afternoon, the Regulatory Forum addressed scientific and regulatory issues

A special Reception was held on 16 June at the Concert Noble to celebrate the “Look Good … Feel Better” initiative. This initiative helps women combat the visible signs of cancer treatment, by providing free expert advice and cosmetics from the beauty industry

Sarajane Robertson, from the initiative’s UK association, introduced the theme

followed by a poignant account from Zoe Williams who talked of her own personal experience of cancer treatment and how she was helped by the Look Good … Feel Better initiative

The Gala Dinner at the Concert Noble was addressed by two Members of the European Parliament, Astrid Lulling MEP and Elizabeth Morin-Chartier MEP

During the Dinner, Colipa said farewell to two long-serving members who were retiring: Christina Madson and Bernd Stroemer

  • How SMEs put sustainability into practice in the Cosmetics Industry - Michel Knops (1.38 MB) Download
  • Packagings contribution to sustainability - Ian Blythe (2.44 MB) Download
  • Risk assessment and the precautionar principle - Bernardo Delogu (152.58 KB) Download
  • Risk governance: the integration of analysis (962.60 KB) Download
  • Ingredients under the spotlight - Evelyn Coelis (465.48 KB) Download
  • Natural and organic cosmetics: technical criteria and standardisation initiatives - Brian Lightfoot (1.03 MB) Download
  • Alternatives to animal testing: progress of the Colipa research programme - Horst Wenck (1.75 MB) Download
  • GA Programme 2011- V06 (873.04 KB) Download

3rd Skin Tolerance Workshop

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 - Thursday, 09 June 2011

The Colipa Task Force SKIN TOLERANCE, part of the research programme of Alternatives to Animal Testing, is organising a Satellite meeting with the ERGECD (European Research Group on Experimental Contact Dermatitis), in Gothenburg Sweden from Wednesday 8 June to Thursday 9 June 2011.

The primary objective of this meeting is to bring together the Academic and the Industry Experts involved in Skin Sensitisation. This workshop is a unique opportunity to build our understanding of the induction of the Skin Sensitisation and to apply this knowledge in the development of non-animal test methods.

This Satellite meeting is being held in the context of the 23rd Meeting of the ERGECD

Please note that this event is open to Colipa members and invited guests only. If you are not a Colipa member or have not received an invitation, please contact Anne-Marie Lekeux ( in order to request a place (please note places are limited).

Organising Committe: Monique Marrec-Fairley, Pierre Aeby, Anne-Marie Lekeux
Topics: In-Vitro models, Skin bioavailability, Chemistry/Protein binding, Skin Metabolism, Dentritic cell activation, T-cell proliferation, Bioengineer model, Safety assessment

  • Colipa_SkinToleranceProgramme_2011 (892.97 KB) Download

2nd Technical Regulatory Information Day "Recast Implementation"

Thursday, 17 March 2011 - Thursday, 17 March 2011
On the 17th of March  2011 the 2nd Technical-Regulatory Information Day "Recast Implementation" will take place at the Sheraton Brussles Airport Hotel.

Please note that this event is open to Colipa members and invited guests only.

  • 2nd Colipa Recast Implementation Info Day - Programme (114.26 KB) Download

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