Upcoming events

In light of the increasing public health precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, Accord is postponing all our scheduled events for 2020.

Regarding member committees (e.g. the Regulatory Affairs Committee) we will communicate with these groups directly to ensure these important member dialogues are able to continue.

Past Events

Chemical Scheduling Training

When: Friday 25 October 2019
Where: Sydney Habour Marriott Hotel

Accord’s Beginner’s Guide to Chemical Scheduling training answered key questions regarding the Australian risk management of household products.

Interested in future Accord training events? Please contact Stephanie shollands@accord.asn.au 

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

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 was held in conjunction with AOSDAC 2019 over two days in October. This unique combined event dissected the issues affecting our sector, examined cutting-edge innovations and explored sustainability initiatives both in Australia and globally, through an exciting program of international and national speakers.

Accord members can download the presentations from the member’s only area of the Accord website. Non-members who attended the Conference, please contact shollands@accord.asn.au for more information.

Canberra Day 2019

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 featured presentations from:

  • Ruth Ahchow | Partner, Economics, Regulation & Policy, Ernst & Young – on 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

Accord Industry Briefing & AGM – members only

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

The Seminar featured presentations from:

  • Paul Bloxham | Chief Economist Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities, HSBC Bank
  • Alexander Coward | 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, hosted at the offices of the NSW Business Chamber, also expanded 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 was 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 provided training to Accord members on the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code, with particular reference to the new sunscreen provisions.

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.