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March 31, 2011

Leaders of natural cosmetic companies to meet May 12-14 in NYC.

Learn how the leaders of natural cosmetic companies are tackling critical business challenges at the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, taking place on May 12-14 at New York Marriott Downtown.

For the first time, leading CEOs of natural cosmetic firms will form a roundtable to discuss the key challenges their companies face. Topics on the roundtable agenda include consumer expectations, natural & organic certification, ethical partnerships and implementing sustainability programs.

CEO Roundtable:
•Curt Valva, CEO, Aubrey Organics
•Mirran Raphaely, CEO, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
•Karen Behnke, CEO, Juice Beauty
•Jasper van Brakel, CEO, Weleda North America
•Ido Leffler, Co-Founder and CCL, Yes To Carrots
•(TBA), CEO, Burt's Bees

Roundtable Agenda:
The questions for the CEO Roundtable are tentatively set regarding:
  • Certification: Are natural & organic standards really important? How can the industry prevent green seal washing?
  • Consumer Expectations: How will natural and organic brands meet the future needs of consumers? What marketing communications work to transmit brand values?
  • Ethical Partnerships: Apart from raw material suppliers, what ethical partnerships should cosmetic companies consider? How can brand owners provide greater transparency across the supply chain?
  • Sustainability: What are the challenges in developing and implementing environmental and social programs? What measures can really contribute to thebottom line?
Summit participants will have the opportunity to share their views to these discussion points, as well as raise further questions.

Industry Participation
The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will bring together senior executives from across the beauty industry. Confirmed participants include:
  • Natural & organic cosmetic firms: Burt's Bees, Neal's Yard, Desert Essence, EO Products, etc.
  • Large cosmetic companies: L'Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Shiseido, Henkel, Kanebo, etc.
  • Ingredient firms: Ajinomoto, Natural Plant Products, Dow Chemical, Mane USA, Botaneco, etc.
  • Retailers: Whole Foods Market, Marks & Spencer, Grupo Boticaro, etc.
  • Industry organizations & others: Personal Care Products Council, Union for Ethical BioTrade, Partnership Capital Growth, NSF, NPA, USDA,etc.

Only the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit brings together such stake-holder groups at a single event.The summit is designed for business, marketing, technical and packaging professionals from cosmetic manufacturers, ingredient companies, retailers & distributors, industry organizations & certification agencies, researchers, investors as well as others looking at sustainability in the beauty industry.

Organic Monitor is well-established as an organizer of summits, workshops and seminars on the natural cosmetics industry. In 2011, they are celebrating 10 years of encouraging sustainable development.

More info: www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com


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