Hands-on Cosmetic Workshop is an Industry First in Asia

in-cosmetics Asia 2009, the leading exhibition and conference in Asia for personal care ingredients, will host Asia’s first hands-on Cosmetic Regulations and Safety Assessment Workshop on Thursday 15 October. Essential for R&D, regulatory and technical specialists, it provides a full review of Asian regulations along with practical demonstrations on assessing product safety in accordance with the recent ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

On 1 January 2008, the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive came into force, with far-reaching implications for companies operating in the region. The workshop’s interactive safety sessions, led by the renowned Dr Alain Khaiat and Dr. Bashkar Mukerji, toxicology manager, Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific, will give delegates the opportunity to understand the intricacies of the new directive and how it will affect their company’s processes. Training will be given about the handling and selection of raw materials, how to read the safety data provided by suppliers and how to use this to evaluate the safety of the product.

Dr. Khaiat comments: “With the Cosmetic Directive now in force, companies have a set of unfamiliar policies that they must adhere to, including mandatory safety assessments. These are not always very well understood, as previous regulations were not compulsory. This has led to some uncertainty regarding raw ingredients and what must be done to ensure a product’s safety.

“The workshop has been designed to help clarify these safety concerns, and as such, is the first of its kind in Asia,” continues Dr. Khaiat. “It offers a unique opportunity for companies to increase their knowledge and awareness both of the existing Asian regulations and of the new ASEAN Directive. The presentations will demonstrate how a product is positioned as cosmetic, quasi drug or functional cosmetic and the implications for each listing as well as preparing organisations for product expansion in other countries where such regulations already exist.”

Places on the Cosmetic Regulations and Safety Assessment Workshop are limited to 60 delegates. Attendees can book their place at www.in-cosmeticsasia.com/workshop to take advantage of the early booking rate of just $100.

In addition to the workshop, in-cosmetics Asia is hosting a number of other educational seminars (both paid for and free-to-attend) including the Spotlight on Skin-Whitening Conference, Innovation Seminars and Marketing Trends presentations.

in-cosmetics Asia takes place on 13-15 October 2009 at Singapore Expo. For further information visit www.in-cosmeticsasia.com.

More information about in-cosmetics Asia:

in-cosmetics Asia is the leading scientific, business and networking platform for personal care ingredients specialists in Asia. Rotating in the region annually, the show attracts scientists, sales & marketing experts, buyers, manufacturers and ingredients suppliers. Combining commercial expertise and superior educational content, in-cosmetics Asia is a must-attend trade event for both visitors and exhibitors.

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