September 24 - 26, 2018 |
Convene 101, New York City

Main Day One: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Morning Jumpstart

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Claire Bing

Director of Regulatory Affairs
Tarte Cosmetics

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Jennifer Martin

Director Regulatory Affairs, North America
Colgate-Palmolive

8:45 am - 9:30 am Keynote- Hatch Versus Feinstein-Collins: Which Bill is Fit to Finally Modernize Cosmetic Oversight?

  • Does cosmetics law need to modernize after 80 years of the status quo?
  • Comprehend the gravity of recently proposed legislation on the regulatory landscape and your organization
  • Learn the difference between the bills and discuss what is best for the industry

9:30 am - 10:15 am Run Through Plausible Alternatives for Banned Substances

Kapal Dewan - Team Lead, Cosmetics Division Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Review several banned substances and the implications for your products and supply chain process and why are they banned
  • How the FDA use post market surveillance tools such as sampling, research and testing to gather information about the ingredients
  • What can you use in their place without sacrificing product efficacy? 
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Kapal Dewan

Team Lead, Cosmetics Division
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am Your Compliance strategy Is Overdue For A Makeover

Ed Van Siclen - VP, Vault Platform Strategy & Business Development Veeva Systems
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Ed Van Siclen

VP, Vault Platform Strategy & Business Development
Veeva Systems

11:30 am - 1:15 pm Update on Recent FTC Guidance and Cases Relevant to Cosmetics

  • Learn about proper disclosures and what to do if you use endorsers or influencers to market your products
  • Become familiar with the FTC’s Green Guides and what you should do if you make recycling claims
  • Gain insights into the FTC’s requirements for substantiation and advertising cosmetics

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Addressing Chemicals of Concern

Michael Maynard - Vice President, Global Product Safety Beautycounter
  • Advance your efforts in addressing chemicals of consumer concern
  • How to move towards from mostly untested and largely unregulated ingredients
  • Determine how to best assess ingredients without animal testing
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Michael Maynard

Vice President, Global Product Safety
Beautycounter

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

  • Examine why the industry is ripe for mergers and acquisitions, and which companies are most in-demand
  • Understand key considerations as the seller (decreased privacy, increased workload) and buyer (increased risk, increased work load) in preparation for an M&A
  • Identify the transactional goals from both sides of the deal and identify the implications the goals may have on both parties 
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Shawn Creedon

General Counsel
Sundial Brands

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Viny Srinivasan

Assistant Vice President, Head of Post-Market Safety & Surveillance (Americas Region)
L’Oreal

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Sidney Peter Foltis

Senior Principal Scientist
L’Oréal USA

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Recharge – Continue Conversations Over Snacks & Refreshments

Ignitor Discussion Groups – 2018 Trends

Group A

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Natural and Organics
Vic Mencarelli - Group Director - Regulatory Affairs Hain Celestial
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Vic Mencarelli

Group Director - Regulatory Affairs
Hain Celestial

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Kazanjian Liou

Group Director, Regulatory Affairs
Chanel

Group C

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm The Microbiome
Nyree Mack - Contract Product Safety Specialist Mother Dirt
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Nyree Mack

Contract Product Safety Specialist
Mother Dirt

Group D

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Cannabis in Skincare
Kristin Adams - Founder & CEO Afterglow Cosmetics
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Kristin Adams

Founder & CEO
Afterglow Cosmetics

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Regulatory Compliance from Concept to Consumer

YoeuJin Brongo - Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs La Prairie Group AG
  • Understand the role regulation plays from product development to consumer delivery
  • Discuss effective methods of communication to ensure each part of your process is compliant
  • Identify the biggest pain points in getting a product to market quickly
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YoeuJin Brongo

Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs
La Prairie Group AG

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Networking Reception

6:15 pm - 6:15 pm End of Main Day One