Workshops Spotlight Business Opportunities and Import Regulations in Asia on Natural & Organic Cosmetics

New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media, Inc., the organizer of Natural Products Expo Asia 2009, has announced that “Natural Beauty Workshop” will be held at the Nutracon Asia conference as one of the four educational tracks on August 27, 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The workshops will educate attendees on the business opportunities in natural & organic cosmetics industry and cover import regulations for Chinese cosmetics market.

With China at the forefront of the rapidly developing cosmetics market in Asia-Pacific, the workshops are perfectly timed. According to Nutrition Business Journal analysts, the Asian market for natural and organic personal care continues to grow at a healthy rate of 7-12% as the global market increases. The Hong Kong Cosmetics Technical Resources Centre sites, in China alone, the cosmetics market reached a total value of RMB11bn (US$1.48bn) in 2007.

The Natural Beauty Workshops will offer timely information and static on what opportunities to seize and look out for in China and Asia. The workshops will be presented by high-profile speakers: Mr. Simon Chan, the Operation Director of Hong Kong Cosmetic Technical Resources Center, and Mr. Amarjit Sahota, the founder and director of Organic Monitor.

Mr. Chan will be addressing regulatory procedures and inspection systems in China, and the workshop led by Mr. Sahota will detail the global market and business opportunities ahead for natural and organic beauty products, as well as the worldwide standards and their implications to Asian companies. Case studies and success stories designed to capture future projections for new entrants in the high-growth market of China will also be covered.

The Nutracon Asia conference will be co-located with Natural Products Expo Asia, held August 27-28, 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. It will feature four content tracks: Dietary Supplement–Trends & Regulations, Natural Beauty Workshops, Asia: From Sourcing to Marketing, and Food & Beverage Innovations. For a detailed account of the conference program or to register for any event, visit

About Nutracon Asia
Nutracon Asia is a high-level conference for the health and nutrition industry co-located with Natural Products Expo Asia. The conference focuses on the key issues in the development of supplements, healthy food & beverages, personal care, cosmetics/nutricosmetic, and functional ingredients in Asia.

About Hong Kong Technical Resources Centre
Hong Kong Cosmetic Technical Resources Centre (CTR) is a joint-venture established by CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories and International Cosmetic (Asia Pacific) Joint Development Centre (ICJDC) in 2006. CTR is a distinctive and unique platform with a group of expertise from various authoritative entities covering technical support, quality control, professional training, product development, production technology, market trend, regulations and license application for cosmetic industry.

About Organic Monitor
Organic Monitor is a specialist research & consulting company that focuses on the global organic & related product industries. Our business services include market research publications, business & technical consulting, seminars & workshops. Visit us at

About Natural Products Expo Asia
Natural Products Expo Asia is the premier sourcing trade show for Asia’s natural, organic and healthy products industry. Executives and buyers assemble to find the newest products, information and education for maximizing business opportunities throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.