Pre-Conference Workshop Day

Start of Pre-Conference Workshop Day

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop A: Adding Value to the Organization by Getting Yourself Onboard at the Front End of Product Development to Improve ROI

Christine Beltran - Director, Global Product Regulatory Services, doTerra

Cosmetic Regulatory Affairs (RA) affects every product within a company and ensuring compliance with federal, state and international regulations is key. However, often Regulatory Affairs starts post-formulation development. Integrating Regulatory Affairs professionals early in product design can provide direction on the product development process so that the business achieves the best outcome quickly.

This workshop will teach regulatory professionals how to add value during product development while getting a head start on global regulatory affairs and will demonstrate why including RA in your product development processes can positively affect your business.


Christine Beltran

Director, Global Product Regulatory Services

11:00 am - 11:20 am Morning Coffee Break

11:20 am - 1:20 pm Workshop B: Assessing and Mitigating Regulatory Risk- A Practical Workshop

Jennifer R. Martin - Director Regulatory Affairs, North America, The Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Compliance officers, quality professionals and regulatory practitioners endeavor daily to ensure product quality and compliance. However, sometimes the rules change or the unexpected happens and the company needs to take action.

How do you assess risk? What are the variables you consider? How much importance do you give them? How do you communicate to business leadership? This will be an interactive workshop in which participants discuss their own practices, considerations and concerns. We will also explore how to weigh risks.

The objective of the workshop is to give participants insights and benchmarks, and ideally to walk away with a draft checklist.


Jennifer R. Martin

Director Regulatory Affairs, North America
The Colgate-Palmolive Co.

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Lunch Break

2:20 pm - 4:20 pm Workshop C: Going-Green: Your Sustainable Cosmetics Manual to Achieving this Goal

Annette Graham - Corporate Regulatory Affairs Manager, Mary Kay

According to the latest research (COMTEX), Natural and Organic Cosmetics 2019 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 9.4 %. However, the current lack of regulations are allowing companies to put claims that go against FDA regulations. There are a lot of brands on the market calling themselves "natural", "eco" or "organic", without investing in sustainable packaging and manufacturing. This workshop will provide you with an end-to-end guide on how to navigate the complicated world of "green" regulations and marketing claims, and more importantly how to ensure that your product line and strategy is in compliance with FDA regulations.

Annette Graham

Corporate Regulatory Affairs Manager
Mary Kay

End of Pre-Conference Workshop Day