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ISO 22716: Good Manufacturing Practices Training Course for Cosmetic and Personal Care Professionals

  • Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 | Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

This 1-day course will train you to identify regulatory non-compliances before they become an issue, minimizing risk and adding measurable value to the manufacturing process.
Attendees will achieve an in-depth understanding of globally recognized ISO 22716 standards, along with the U.S. FDA’s recently updated draft guidance for cosmetics manufacturing.

Not a session designed/created by CPNA.

Jan L. Warner
IQA Consulting Services

What Women Want From Naturals

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Green beauty is quickly becoming one of the hottest product categories and the cosmetics industry is delivering! There are a multitude of stores and brands trying to provide solutions to a more discerning, health-conscious and fickle clientele—people who are asking tough questions, expect transparent answers, and know they have lots of choices. What are the opportunities retailers and brands see in this growing market segment and what does the market data say? Are you keeping your message fresh and green? Are you safe from regulatory wrath?


Mary Bemis
Founder & Editorial Director
Insider’s Guide to Spas

Sarah Jindal
SR Innovation & Insights Analyst

Romain Gaillard
The Detox Market

Ronie Schmelz
Tucker Ellis LLP

Kiran Stordalen
Intelligent Nutrients

Regulatory Requirements for Cosmetics: USA

  • Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

This unique, one-day course, will provide attendees with the tools necessary to bring their cosmetic products to market, while ensuring compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements.
Topics covered will include:

  • How to choose a good manufacturer
  • Sufficient raw material information requirements
  • Formulation approvals
  • Testing your product
  • Building a formula dossier
  • Closing data holes before production

Hot topics such as advertising claims, unique laws in the U.S., organic/natural standards, labeling requirements (cosmetic and OTC), and FDA registrations will also be covered.

Not a session designed/created by CPNA.

David C. Steinberg
Steinberg & Associates, Inc.

Exporting to the Americas: Spotlight on Canada, Colombia and Mexico

  • Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

The US market continues to grow and remains one of the most important cosmetics market in the world. However your business must diversify and expand distribution. Within the Americas, there are solid business opportunities in Canada, Mexico and Colombia – all experiencing cosmetic sales growth. What are the steps of entering those markets, what are the opportunities in each country and how quickly can you realistically do business there? This hands-on seminar will give you the answers and a practical tutorial on how to develop distribution in those countries.


Pam Busiek
President & CEO

Juan Carlos Castro
Executive Director of the Chamber of Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Richard Parcles
Assistant Director, Regulatory Affairs

Columba Grisel Hernández Ruíz
Regulatory Affairs Manager

Best Practices for Crafting Claims that Sell Beauty Products

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

2016 set a record for FDA Warning Letters issued and also brought an increase in consumer class action suits against cosmetic and skin care companies. Claim testing can bolster sell-in and sell through, but what is the best process to using claim testing to develop powerful and emotional connections with consumers? Best practices for crafting and substantiating product claims will be shared to give you solid practical insights to satisfy the consumer’s insatiable appetite for proof of efficacy.

Denise Herich
Co-Founders & Managing Partners
The Benchmarking Company

Jennifer Stansbury
Co-Founders & Managing Partners
The Benchmarking Company

Labeling in the Context of Social Media and Omnichannel Presence

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Wondering how to understand and navigate the web of legalities governing cosmetic labeling? Stumped on how best to integrate social media labeling and advertising compliance as part of your overall marketing, labeling and advertising strategy? Come and learn about how cosmetic product labeling is defined within many different product contexts such as print media, third-party promotions, social media and even in-store signage. We will explore the best approaches to avoiding the common legal pitfalls when it comes to labeling and advertising beauty products. Our speaker will touch upon several key approaches to ensure that when you avail yourself of hot social marketing trends, you can successfully navigate the myriad of labeling and advertising rules enforced by the FDA, FTC and States Attorneys General.

Georgia Carole Ravitz
Arent Fox LLP

Certification Matters

  • Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 | Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

With all of the different certifications in the world, which ones are important to your brand? Learn from the experts about why Global and American certifications are important and what the showcase about your brand quality and value. Take away key facts from certification attorneys, regulatory bodies and testing agencies that will allow you to make your brand stand apart from your competitors.

Jay Bolus
President, Certification Services
MBDC, Cradle to Cradle® Innovation & Leadership

Mark Kremer
Conkle, Kremer & Engel, PLC

Patty Schmucker
President & CEO
Performance Branding Services (PBS) and co-founder of American Made Beauty