Upcoming events

Canberra Day 2019

Canberra Day – State of the industry and opportunities for industry growth – is returning for its 10th year!

These not to be missed events bring together government and industry for updates and discussions on the industry economic, advocacy, and regulatory reform landscapes.

  • Wednesday 11 September 2019 
    Industry Leaders’ Dinner – The Boat House, Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600
  • Thursday 12 September 2019
    Canberra Day Seminar – 9:30am-2pm (including lunch), the Hotel Kurrajong, 8 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra ACT 2600

The seminar will feature presentations from:

  • Ruth Ahchow | Partner, Economics, Regulation & Policy, Ernst & Young – on the release of the inaugural analysis report on the economic contribution of the hygiene, personal care and specialty products industry
  • Dr Brian Richards | Director, NICNAS, Department of Health – Transition to AICIS
  • Dr Cheryl McRae | Assistant Secretary, Health Products Regulations, Department of Health – on the progress of TGA reform activities
  • Anthony McGregor | Assistant Secretary, Chemicals Management Branch, Department of Environment & Energy – on the further development of the National Standard for Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals

The seminar will be preceded by the Industry Leaders’ Dinner at the Boat House and is open to all members. Members can register for the event via the members area of the Accord website. For more information, please contact Stephanie, shollands@accord.asn.au.

AOSDAC & Accord Cleaning & Hygiene Conference: a healthier & sustainable future

Registrations opening soon!

AOSDAC is the biennial conference for industry associations in all the key economies of Asia and Oceania engaged in the production and sale of soaps and detergents. AOSDAC provides member organisations, and the companies they represent, with a unique opportunity for information sharing, networking and regional collaboration on key issues affecting the industry.

The Accord Cleaning & Hygiene Conference will be held in conjunction with AOSDAC. The Conference will seek to dissect issues affecting our sector, examining cutting-edge innovations and exploring sustainability initiatives both in Australia and globally. Taking place the day after AOSDAC to capitalise on visiting overseas guests and counterparts, the combined event will present an exciting program of international and national speakers.

Interested in supporting, exhibiting or sponsoring? Download the sponsorship flyer and get in touch with Stephanie (shollands@accord.asn.au) for any questions or to discuss ideas for sponsorship not outlined in the flyer.

Thank you to our generous sponsors




Past Events

Accord Industry Briefing & AGM – members only

When: 23 May 2019
Where: NSW Business Chamber, North Sydney

We are pleased to confirm the following speakers:

  • Paul Bloxham | Chief Economist Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities, HSBC Bank
  • Rebecca Mills | Director, Modern Slavery Business Engagement Unit, Department of Home Affairs
  • Plus a panel discussion involving the Accord team will showcase the organisation’s new strategic plan, focussing on member value and advocacy to drive industry growth.

The event, being hosted at the offices of the NSW Business Chamber, will also expand on the benefits for member companies via Accord’s recent membership with the Chamber on matters including workplace advice and the Australian Energy Program.

The briefing will be followed by the AGM and a networking lunch.

Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code Training – members only

When: 15 March 2019
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Where: Sydney
Member Cost: FREE

The TGA is providing training to Accord members on the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code, with particular reference to the new sunscreen provisions. This training is free but registrations are required.

For more information please contact shollands@accord.asn.au

Cosmetic & Personal Care Conference 2018

This year’s Cosmetic & Personal Care Conference looked at the strategic and social challenges facing our sector and initiatives to overcome them.

Speakers included:

  • John Chave, Director-General, Cosmetics Europe – The state of the global Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry: where we are now and where we are likely to be in 2020
  • Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan – Are Australian consumers different?
  • Lisa Powers, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, US Personal Care Products Council – Scanning the horizon to identify emerging issues
  • Peter Le Guay, Partner, Thomson Geer – Australian Consumer Law: getting ready for business, product safety and product claims
  • Mark Daniels, Executive Director, Social Traders – Delivering social impact through your supply chains
  • Fran Deighton, Strategic Solutions Manager, Junkee Media – “Youth: They’re Not Who You Think They Are”: What Personal Care and Cosmetic Brands can learn about the new youth consumer
  • Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care, Mintel – Moving forward: the influence of mega trends on cosmetics and personal care
  • Plus, panel discussions on Strategies to Future proof your brands and Meeting consumer needs and wants

Accord members can download the registration form from the member’s only section of the Accord website. Non-members, please contact shollands@accord.asn.au for more information.

Accord Export Seminar

When: 27 September 2018
Location: Aerial UTS Conference Centre, Sydney

The Accord Export Seminar featured:

  • Lisa McAuley, CEO, Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
    Growing your business in international markets: the do’s and don’ts
  • Bryan Clark, Director, Trade and International Affairs, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
    Let’s talk about trade: how to reduce costs for importers and exporters 
  • Sara Cheng, Head of China Practice, NSW Business Chamber
    From Sydney to Shanghai: Australian Business Chamber – your trusted partner
  • Leela Hanson, Director, Business Development, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic)
    Government finance to help your business grow internationally 

Members can download copies of the presentation from the members-only area of the Accord website.

Estée Lauder Companies is the official Platinum Sponsor for Accord Events 2018-19