Dream Ball 2016 – Registrations Open!

Date: Friday, 26 August 2016
Venue: The Event Centre, The Star
Theme: Spring into spring

The event of the year for the cosmetics & personal care industry is back for 2016. Spring into spring with Dream Ball, taking place at The Star Events Centre on Friday 26 August. Dream Ball is a star studded event all for a great cause with all monies raised on the night being donated to Look Good Feel Better (LGFB).

Now in its 26th year in Australia Look Good Feel Better has helped over 120,000 cancer patients attend a life-changing workshop leaving them empowered and ready to face their diagnosis with confidence.

Registrations are open! If you would like to attend please please contact Arianne Bath, Accord’s Membership Services Officer at abath@accord.asn.au.

Cosmetics & Personal Care Conference 2016

Date: Monday 5th December 2016
Venue: Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison St, Sydney

Accord’s biennial Cosmetics & Personal Care Conference has returned for 2016 and is not to be missed! This year’s conference will be run jointly with the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists with the theme Cosmetics – innovation, communication, contemporary regulation.  The Conference will appeal to a wide ranging audience, showcasing a range of experts in from the cosmetic industry in fields ranging from sun protection, microbiology, analytical methods and global trends.

Mark this in your diary and take advantage of the early bird registration coming soon.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or exhibiting at the Cosmetic & Personal Care Conference 2016 please contact Arianne Bath, Accord’s Membership Services Officer on abath@accord.asn.au


Past Events

Dream Ball – celebrating 25 years!

Friday, 11 September, Luna Park, Sydney
Dream Ball was a fantastic evening with over 540 attendees, raising hundreds of thousands for Look Good Feel Better. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to make Dream Ball 2015 such a huge success.
A star-studded show had attendees dancing all night with 2004 Australian Idol runner up Anthony Callea and partner Tim Campbell making an exclusive performance, and Australian television personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley as the Master of Ceremonies.
The Look Good Feel Better 2014 National Volunteer and Venue of the Year awards were announced on the night. Congratulations to National Volunteer of the Year – Jill Sanders, and National Venue of the Year – Royal Adelaide Hospital, accepted by Wendy McGahey.
Celebrating its 25th year in 2015, Look Good Feel Better has empowered more than 118,000 cancer patients by helping them manage the appearance-related side-effects of cancer treatment. The fundraising from Dream Ball will help ensure that over 10,000 cancer patients across Australia will have the opportunity to attend a Look Good Feel Better workshop over the next 12 months.

Canberra Day 2015

Date: Thursday, 13 August 2015

Canberra Day was a great success. The themes of the conference this year were Deregulation and Economic Policies for a Stronger Industry and Economy. Attendees were welcomed to the day by Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Hon Christian Porter MP.
Speakers on the day included:

  • Kate Carnell AO, CEO, ACCI
  • Adjunct Prof John Skerritt, Deputy Secretary, Regulatory Services Group, Department of Health
  • Kareena Arthy CEO APVMA and Prof Mark Burgman, Managing Director, Centre for Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis and University of Melbourne.
  • Anthea Long, Director, Mutual Recognition Schemes Study, Productivity Commission
  • Peter Chesworth, First Assistant Secretary, Sectoral Growth Policy, Dept of Industry & Science.

Attendees also enjoyed the welcome Cocktail Reception and tour at Parliament House on Wednesday 12th August.
Members can view presentations in the members only events area, click here to view.


Cleaning & Hygiene Conference 2015

Date: 22-23 July 2015

This year’s Conference was held in collaboration with Monash University’s Chemicals & Plastics Innovation Network and the Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing.
Monash University hosted delegates at their new state-of-the-art Green Chemical Futures facility on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 July as a welcome and introduction to the themes of the conference – innovation and collaboration – as well as an opportunity to network with current partners of the Innovation Network.
The Conference’s plenary session took place in the conference centre of valued Accord associate member KPMG on Thursday, 23 July. The speaker line featured an array of quality speakers of relevance to all businesses in the cleaning and hygiene sector with particular focus on key contemporary issues in innovation, sustainability and manufacturing excellence. Presentations are available on the members only area, click here to access them.



Members can access presentations from past events at accord.asn.au/membership/events/.

For more information about any of Accord’s events and sponsorship opportunities contact Arianne Bath on 02 9281 2322 or email abath@accord.asn.au.