Join us on October 20th 2023 at 10:00 am in Beautiful Bordeaux, France
This Symposium is dedicated to show the real issues in sustainability and clean beauty between Canadian and French Companies. The focus will be on how tech can be used to solve roadblocks that are currently preventing companies from reaching their goals. There will be a spotlight on issues across the supply chain and bring players together to solve them. The focus of the event will be innovations that can innovations that can solve the roadblocks. We will look at how Canadian and French Companies can partner together to further their dreams in the cosmetic industry. This event will share the achievements of companies that are speakers and use their success stories to inspire others. We expect to have between roughly 100- 150 attendees. The format will be fluid to encourage networking and B2B connection. This event will be part of Cosmetic Week, which is hosted by Cosmetic Valley.
Program for Symposium
10 am-10:20 am - Opening Speeches– France Partnerships and the Global Cluster Network. One of the focuses of the opening speech is on what is the definition of sustainability. We will have a presentation from the Bordeaux region on business opportunities in the city of Bordeaux.
10:30 am-10:45 am - How Can We Regulate Clean Beauty (What is the definition?)
What is clean beauty? What does it mean? This is a question being asked by many people around the world. Everyone seems to have their own definition of what clean beauty is. Our expert will guide us through the different opinions and discuss whether clean beauty should be regulated by the government.
10:45 am - 11:05 am - Panel 1 - Should We Regulate Clean Beauty?
11:10 am – 11:25 am - Sustainability Challenges for Big Companies Vs Start-ups
There are many challenges in becoming sustainable in the cosmetic industry. One of the biggest differences is that bigger companies can be more sustainable due to their financial resources. SME’s have the advantage being able to faster apply new methods for more sustainable business practices. We’re going to look at the differences between bigger companies and smaller companies and how their challenges and sustainability differ as well as how are they alike. We will also look at the solutions that both can utilize to streamline their road to being more sustainable.
11:30 am -11:50 am - Panel 2 – Sustainability Challenges for Big Companies Vs Start-ups
11:50am - 12:50pm - Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm - Focus On The Issues For Brands (and the Tech Solutions)
The cosmetic market is full of brands that are competing for shelf space, online viewership, and finally to be in the hands of the consumer. One of the methods that brands to attract consumers is the marketing of sustainability and eco-friendliness of their products. We will discuss the factors that contribute to greenwashing versus actual sustainability.
1:15 pm- 1:30 pm - Focus On The Issues For Ingredients (and the Tech Solutions)
Ingredients are the building blocks of all cosmetic products. Many companies are focused on upcycled ingredients or have developed a cleaner extraction process. We look at all the different avenues that companies face when they are trying to be more sustainable and the tech solutions that can help with achieving this.
1:30- 1:45 pm - Focus On The Issues For Packaging (and the Tech Solutions)
The packaging industry is always full of innovation, but how many companies can achieve their goals to be more sustainable or have a smaller carbon footprint? We ask packaging companies to submit all their roadblocks so that we can find solutions from our tech partners.
1:45 pm- 2:05 pm - Panel 3 – On Sustainability Challenges Of Brands, Ingredients and Packaging
2:05 pm- 3:00 pm - Round Table Work Session/ Networking
During this work session, people will have a chance to talk about their roadblocks and meet potential solution-makers.