Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference - CEAC 2018, organised by Cosmetics Europe in June 2018 in Brussels, was recognised as the Best Association Conference during the European Association Awards Ceremony held in Brussels on Thursday 28th March 2019.
CEAC 2018 brought together over 300 participants, who under this year's theme, discussed the “Essentials for Daily life” and explored such key topics as global business trends, future of cosmetics regulation and current challenges, crisis communication and advocacy, and international cooperation. The programme included 17 informative sessions with 45 different speakers and triggered many thought-provoking discussions.
CEAC 2018 was the last stage of Cosmetics Europe annual event transformation process that started in 2016. The main aim of this transformation was to develop a more open, integrated and holistic conference, that would even better respond to expectations of a wider audience and changing external environment.
The conference was designed and developed to be a platform for active discussions, including a large variety of topics appealing to different audience segments and providing a perfect mix of plenary sessions, multiple parallel breakout sessions and networking opportunities to its participants.
The new conference format, introduction of digital novelties such as CEAC mobile app and online conference survey were key elements for the success of the event.
Judges especially valued the quality of the submission, describing it as solid and added that CEAC 2018 was "a successful conference building on past events. A professional approach with an interesting app and impressive statistics".
The European Association Awards recognise individuals, teams and initiatives and highlight excellence in how associations operate and serve their members. They award best practice in all areas of running a successful, responsible and sustainable European association – focused on serving members needs and delivering value to members.