International Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference 2018

On September 25 & 26, 2018, the 11th edition of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will be held in Berlin, focusing on the current topics of the industry.

New complexity of the market
Organic cosmetics are a popular market segment, one that´s being newly defined: due to the activity of the international beauty market, an increasing number of newcomers and "green“ products launched by conventional brands are boosting the competition, making future viability and the procurement of raw materials in this increasingly competitive market a significant challenge. And while demands for milder cosmetic products are growing, the industry needs to adapt not only to the accelerating speed of change, but to find creative solutions.

Renowned international speakers and experts will provide and discuss  insights about trends and topics of the entire cosmetics industry with you. You may look forward to a multi-faceted program and international networking in a relaxed environment.

As of March 2018, we will offer additional information about the Conference program. In the meantime, please contact the Conference team by phone  0170 813 12 45 or by email:

Program Chairwoman & Organizer

Program Chairwoman

Elfriede Dambacher
Elfriede Dambacher is Program Chairwoman of the Natural Cosmetics Conference in Berlin and owner of the consulting company naturkosmetik konzepte. She has been active in the natural and organic cosmetics market for most of her professional career. In 1984, the business economist and chemist founded the the first specialty store for natural cosmetics in Berlin. She has longtime managerial experience in the distribution of natural cosmetics and established several natural cosmetic trade concepts. Since 2003 she has been working as an independent consultant for the natural cosmetics industry and is renowned beyond the German borders as a trade expert. In 2009 she founded the publishing company naturkosmetik verlag. In January 2017, Wolf Lüdge assumed the management of the company. Elfriede Dambacher is the author of the natural cosmetics guide „Ratgeber NATURKOSMETIK“, published by the Herbig Verlag in Munich. The guide includes a specifically developed index of naturalness to simplify the transition to organic cosmetics for consumers.

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Wolf Lüdge

Wolf Lüdge is owner and managing director of the naturkosmetik verlag. The company, in cooperation with the NürnbergMesse, organizer of the VIVANESS, hosts the annual Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference in Berlin. Wolf Lüdge holds a degree in business administration and is a renowned expert of the German organic market and the natural & organic cosmetics market. For more than a decade, he headed the natural clothing brand hessnatur. Within the framework of the expansion strategy, he initiated the market launch in the US and the introduction of hessnatur at the New York Fashion Week. Following the natural clothes label, Wolf Lüdge worked for the health food manufacturer Salus-Haus and the organic cosmetics brand Santaverde.
Wolf Lüdge authored the book ”Natural Leadership – from head to leader“. As the owner of the brand Natural Leadership, he offers sustainable companies his brand- and management expertise as a coach and consultant.

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