Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference - Program 2020

The 13th edition of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will once again shift current topics of the natural and organic cosmetics industry into the focus and provide insights and future-oriented impulses through keynotes, presentations and discussion panels.  

The program of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will continue to focus on current changes in the cosmetics industry.

The confusion in retail: one of this year´s keynotes will concentrate on the necessary strategic focus required in retail and depict how a vague performance promise can lead to “customer confusion“, but will also establish how the missing ability or readiness to change within a company can be transformed.

Has the potential of natural and organic cosmetics been exploited throughout all distribution channels? One of the key topics of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will be natural and organic cosmetics in perfumeries – what does a brand need to be successful in that environment and what are the requirements of that particular POS, the perfumeries?

A problematic aspect: social change, the increasing demand for sustainability and the participation of major corporations in the natural and organic cosmetics market will turn the availability of raw materials into a hot topic. Even back in 2016, PwC named climate change and resource scarcity in a research report as one of the “five mega trends“ of the coming years. Against this backdrop, the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will also dicuss the perspective development of the natural raw materials market.

In order to act on the increasing ecological demands and requirements for cosmetic packaging, developers, researchers and designers are permanently working on innovations across the entire value chain. The Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will also present and discuss the latest developments in this supplier segment.

Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference 2020 – the Program

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

8:45-9:30 a.m.
Registration and reception with coffee and tea

9:30-9:45 a.m. Welcoming speech
Wolf Lüdge,
naturkosmetik verlag lüdge GmbH & Co. KG
Greeting words: Danila Brunner, VIVANESS, NürnbergMesse GmbH

9:45-10:00 a.m.
Presentation Table Tops

10:00-10:45 a.m.
Beauty Inspirations – organic cosmetics worldwide

• Global beauty trends
• Skintellectuals: Social Media and the power of
   skincare communities
• International trend products
Julia Keith, M.A., Organic Beauty and Trend Expert, Owner Beautyjagd

10:45-11:30 a.m.
PostCorona consumption and beauty trends

A discussion with Janine Steeger and Dr. Meike Gebhard, Managing Director, Wolf Lüdge, Organizer, Peter Unfried, chief reporter of the taz and editor-in-chief at taz FUTURZWEI

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Meetingpoint: Coffee break

12:15-1:15 p.m.  KEYNOTE
Successful transformation of businesses in disruptive times

• What really matters?
• Strategic focus in spite of permanent changes?
• Granting staff members autonomy without overwhelming them
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rudolph, Professor University of St. Gallen, Director Research Institute of Retail Management (IRM-HSG),
Director Gottlieb Duttweiler Chair for International Retail Management

1:15-2:30 p.m.
Lunch break

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Point of Sale – the definitive guide

• POS in the US vs. Germany: what‘s the difference?
• Retail tools in the US: feed the beast
• Brokering: the future of POS management in Europe?
Melanie Schriever, Owner mixed greens + Ali Luna, Grocery Associate Coordinator Wholefoods Market US

3:45-4:30 p.m.
Meetingpoint: Coffee break

4:30-5:45 p.m.

Natural and organic cosmetics in perfumeries 

• Sustainability is the new luxury
• A win-win situation for brands and perfumeries?
• Digitalization and the realm of fragrance & beauty
Discussion participants: Susanne Stoll, Editor-in-chief INSIDE beauty, Franziska Täsch, Manager Category Management,
beauty alliance Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Martin Schardt, Sales Director BÖRLIND GmbH, Achim Fringes, Business Consultant, Author, Coach and creator of neuro-merchandising®
Moderator: Janine Steeger

5:45-6:00 p.m.
Review 1st conference day

6:30-10:00 p.m.
Get-together powered by VIVANESS

Look forward to interesting conversations and international networking.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

9:00-9:45 a.m.
Shaping the future autonomously: Gut & Bösel on the way to regenerative agriculture

• Where are we coming from?
• Where do we want to go?
• How are we going to get there?
Benedikt Bösel, Agricultural Economist, Founder and Managing Director Gut & Bösel

9:45-10:30 a.m.
Renewable raw materials for an old and new chemistry

• Which biomass is available?
• Are there other sustainable raw materials?
• Which (fine) chemicals can I produce from biomass?
Michael Carus, Physicist, Managing Director, nova-Institut GmbH

10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meetingpoint: Coffee break

11:15 a.m.-12:00 noon

Ensuring the future availability of raw materials – but how?
• Beyond farming: a change of paradigm in agriculture?
• Organic cosmetics and CO2
• What is achievable in compliance with organic cosmetic standards?
Discussion participants: Benedikt Bösel, Agricultural Economist, Founder and Managing Director Gut & Bösel, Michael Carus, Physicist, Managing Director nova-Institut GmbH, Harald Dittmar, Managing Director BDIH, Dr. Mark Smith, Director General NATRUE
Moderator: Dr. Wilfried Petersen, General Manager, Evonik Dr. Straetmans GmbH

12:00-12:45 p.m.
A world with a future  KEYNOTE

• Sustainability amidst social transformations
• Climate change: What should we be doing now?
• Nature-based solutions in the focus
Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz Josef Radermacher, Professor for Computer Science at the University of Ulm and CEO Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing

12:45-2:15 p.m.
Lunch break


2:15-3:15 p.m.
PostCorona logistics trends

• Hygiene requirements vs. raw material and packaging reductions
• The revival of plastic vs. the sustainability mission
• Local supply chains vs. economic efficiency
Discussion Participants: Nicolas Lindner, Managing Director BÖRLIND GmbH, Gilles Swyngedauw, Vice President Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability Albéa Group, Dominik Eggert, Founder of Better by Less
Moderator: Carolina Schweig, Owner C.E.Schweig

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Summary, review and farewell

from organizer Wolf Lüdge and
Danila Brunner, VIVANESS

The program of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference is available for download here


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