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, organic and natural cosmetics, cosmetic safety and other global trends.

Early bird registration is just $450 for Accord and ASCC members.
This year Accord is offering it’s members a once off early bird special ending 14 October, get in quick to ensure your company is included.

This year’s programme will also include a range of national and international experts such as:

  • Dr Margaret Hartley FTSE, CEO Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
  • Paul Matts PhD FRSA FRSC, Research Fellow, Skin Care Procter & Gamble, Egham UK
  • Carmen Esteban, Technical Manager Spanish Cosmetics and Personal Care Association (STANPA) and Project Leader, ISO TC 217 WG 4 Organic and Natural
  • Dr Alain Khaiat, President CTFA of Singapore and Chair ISO TC 217 Cosmetics
  • Paul Frasca, MD & Co-founder Sustainable Salons Australia
  • Dr Jay Ansell, Vice President, Cosmetics Program, Personal Care Products Council USA
  • Brian Lightfoot, Scientific and Regulatory Governmental Affairs, L’Oréal France
  • Terry Little, Managing Director, Estee Lauder Companies Australia
  • Dr Caroline Tricaud, Research Associate in Product Performance Evaluation, L’Oréal France
  • John Staton, Dermatest, Australia
  • Dr Curtis Cole, President, Sun and Skin Consulting USA
  • Dr Phillippe Masson, Chair ISO TC217 WG7 Sunscreens, France
  • Alan Oxley, Managing Director, ITS Global (Asia Pacific), Australia (TBC)

There will be concurrent sessions addressing the latest in sunscreen testing methods including water resistance test methods, in vitro versus in vivo testing as well as formulating for organic and natural products and safety assessment for cosmetic products.

Also included will be a special CEO Forum targeting contemporary management issues, looking at issues such as the state of the economy and the benefits of free trade agreements.

A Plenary session on elements of contemporary regulation from an industry and government perspective will be followed by a concluding session from Dr Alain Khaiat on regulatory convergence and the role of ISO in achieving global harmonisation of cosmetic regulation. The day will end will cocktails and canapes.

Trade exhibitions will be on show. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities and trade exhibitions are still available.

Download the registration form here

Download the preliminary program

Thank you to Estee Lauder Companies who are our 2016 Event Sponsors

EL Companies 655

Past Events

Innovation in Business: How your organisation can benefit

This event was proudly supported by Biz Better Together.

This event was held at the UTS Aerial Function Centre (UTS Building 10 Level 7, 235 Jones St Ultimo). The programme for the afternoon featured three interesting presentations, and included drinks & canapes, as follows:

3.30 – 4.00 pm Arrival afternoon tea
4.00 – 4.10 pm Accord
Welcome and introduction
4.10 – 4.40 pm Joel Dobrogosz (Senior Business Development Manager, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions)
Innovation through improvement – Business Propel
4.40 – 5.10 pm Dr Matthew Nussio (Manager – Industry Partnerships, Office of the Vice Chancellor and President, Monash University)
Engagement opportunities for industry with Monash University
5.10 – 5.40 pm Alison Covington (Founder & Managing Director, Good360)
The innovative Good360 initiative, and opportunities for your business
5.40 pm Drinks & canapes

Dream Ball 2016 – A wonderful evening of celebration!

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

A wonderful evening of glamour, entertainment and fun. The event of the year for the cosmetics & personal care industry returned for 2016 and was a massive hit!
Spring into spring with Dream Ball, took place at The Star Events Centre on Friday 26 August. Dream Ball is a star studded annual event all for a great cause with all monies raised on the night being donated to Look Good Feel Better (LGFB).

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

For more information about any of Accord’s events and sponsorship opportunities contact Arianne Bath on 02 9281 2322 or email