Upcoming events

Chemical Scheduling Training

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

Do you understand Australia’s chemical regulatory risk management framework for home care, personal care and cosmetic products? Have you heard of the Poisons Standard or Chemical Scheduling? Have you wondered about the significance of this to your business?

Accord is offering a Beginner’s Guide to Chemical Scheduling training that will help you answer key questions regarding the Australian risk management of household products.

The training will cover:

  • The legislative basis of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (Poisons Standard)
  • The Scheduling Policy Framework
  • The Poisons Standard – scope, interpretation and application, and
  • The Chemical Scheduling process including;
    ~ public notices about scheduling,
    ~ the role of the Advisory Committee on Chemical Scheduling (ACCS),
    ~ the role of the Delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Health,
    ~ when and how to provide comment, and
    ~ the application process to amend the Poisons Standard.

The training will include hands-on learning experiences, with practical exercises relevant to home care, personal care and cosmetic products. It will take place the day after the AOSDAC and Cleaning & Hygiene Conference.

Interested in attending? Please contact Stephanie shollands@accord.asn.au 

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

Early bird registrations now open!

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 – download the program outline.

Accord members can register via the members area of the Accord websiteNot an Accord member? Contact Stephanie to register shollands@accord.asn.au

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

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 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

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