Day One

8:00 am - 9:45 am Registration and Breakfast


Jennifer R. Martin

Director, Regulatory Affairs, North America and Global Skin Health
The Colgate-Palmolive Company

8:45 am - 9:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE: A Regulatory Update in Cosmetics - Key Findings and Trends Observed from the FDA

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

Kapal Dewan

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

9:30 am - 10:15 am Securing the Future: California Safe Cosmetics Program

Paula Johnson PhD, MPH - Chief, California Safe Cosmetics Program, California Department of Public Health
This session will provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the California Safe Cosmetics Program – The CA Safe Cosmetics Act and reporting to the program. We also will discuss the other activities of the program, like database and public search site for ingredients of concern and the implications on current and future cosmetic products in California.

Paula Johnson PhD, MPH

California Safe Cosmetics Program, California Department of Public Health

10:15 am - 10:45 am Morning Coffee and Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am What is CARB Regulation? Overview of New Updates to the Regulation and How This Impacts You

Joseph Calavita - Manager, Consumer Products Implementation Section
California is putting a lot of effort to reduce our exposure to harmful air pollutants. CARB is the result of regulations and programs based on solid science. This session will review several possible banned substances and the implications for your products and supply chain process and discuss possible relevant substitutes.

Joseph Calavita

Consumer Products Implementation Section

11:30 am - 12:15 pm California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): Have You Prepared for This New Regulation?

Ariana Farina - Regulatory and Quality Systems Consultant, Ariana Farina Consulting, LLC
California’s new privacy regulation is putting new rules on privacy in collecting and storing consumer’s information and will affect the following:
-Collection of Consumer information
-Storing of Consumer Information
Usage of Consumer Information
The regulation is highly prescriptive, and there are steep penalties for noncompliance. So it is important companies have properly prepared. It goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

Ariana Farina

Regulatory and Quality Systems Consultant
Ariana Farina Consulting, LLC


Tina Schaefer

Research & Policy Analyst
WA Department of Ecology Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction


Justin E. Waltz

Program Analyst & Lead, Toxic-Free Kids Program
Environmental Public Health Section of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

8:00 am - 9:00 am Networking Lunch

Topical Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable 1

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Toxic ingredients and plausible alternatives with new States updates
Angelina Kotchetova - Compliance Regulatory Specialist, Essencial Wholesale & Labs

Angelina Kotchetova

Compliance Regulatory Specialist
Essencial Wholesale & Labs

Roundtable 2

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm What can you claim and when according to new State updates?

Roundtable 3

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Sustainable packaging: How to achieve the sustainable, non-leachable goal
Delegates will get the opportunity to select 2 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 40 minutes discussion. All 6 roundtables will kick start simultaneously, with delegates rotating after each 40 minute session. You have the unique opportunity to discuss how to apply federal and states updates to your products presentation and to ask the most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Roundtable 4

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Formulation lab: safety testing

Roundtable 5

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Halal Certification
Elika Eftekhari - Counsel, Persica Skincare LLC

Elika Eftekhari

Persica Skincare LLC

Roundtable 6

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Brand Messaging: are you doing it right?
Donlene Bradley - Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, JERL H&B Laboratory

Donlene Bradley

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
JERL H&B Laboratory

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Tea Break and Networking Break

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Ingredients awareness in a consumer-driven market

Donlene Bradley - Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, JERL H&B Laboratory
Education concerning ingredient myths and facts can highly impact the overall perception of products and their success. With large companies creating their own initiatives and symbols to indicate products-free of “blacklisted” ingredients this trend is catching on faster than the banishment of parabens. Knowledge gathered from paid social media influencers has begun to make everyone an “expert” on snake oil while companies scramble to remove preservatives that work, ingredients that create the whole textural effect, fragrances that don't compromise the formulas stability or appearance and active ingredients all because of trends or myths. All that is putting the pressure on regulatory agencies with the correct safety data concerning new ingredient approvals will greatly aid in global formula submission approvals. This session will discuss the possible ways to educate your customer and how to be prepared for media-forced updates. 


Donlene Bradley

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
JERL H&B Laboratory

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Building transparency: What do you need to know about ingredients safety

Mania Bankova - Manager, Global Flavors & Fragrances Technology, Colgate-Palmolive Company
Fragrance, perfume, flavor, aroma – simple words on the label are used to designate the presence of the most complex combination of ingredients used in consumer products to deliver sensorial and emotional benefits. With the good intention to protect intellectual property, this creates the perception of secrecy. An overview of the fragrance and flavor regulatory landscape will show how current and emerging regulations, self-regulatory programs based on solid scientific research, retailers policies on unwanted chemicals continuously trigger reformulations to ensure safety. But these initiatives remain hidden to consumers that demand more readily available and easy to access information. Transparency through ingredient disclosure is becoming a new tool to communicate fragrance and flavor ingredients, build trust with consumers and help them make informed product choices. A case study on successful implementation of compliance and transparency programs will show how utilizing the principles of strong supplier collaboration, global approach, power of data and planned execution strategy can help navigate this complex space.

Mania Bankova

Manager, Global Flavors & Fragrances Technology
Colgate-Palmolive Company

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm Understanding Regulatory Considerations around Packaging and Labeling in the U.S. and Abroad

Olufunke (Olu) Bundo - Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, Revision Skincare

Olufunke (Olu) Bundo

Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager
Revision Skincare

The significance of correct product labelling, marking and packing for exports cannot be overstated. The regulations for product labeling, marking and packaging may be different from country to country, however, certain basic information is constant in all regulations. This session will give the delegates an overview of existing and upcoming changes; and practical guidance of what to keep in mind going abroad.

Jennifer R. Martin

Director, Regulatory Affairs, North America and Global Skin Health
The Colgate-Palmolive Company