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PCHi Annual Industry Conference 2024: A Sneak Peek at the Agenda

The much-anticipated PCHi Annual Industry Conference 2024 will take place from March 20 to 22 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. A technology-led event dedicated to the Personal Care industry, the conference features more than 20 conference tracks and over 200 presentations, encompassing policies and regulations, market trends, clinical dermatology, formulation R&D, medical aesthetics & skincare recovery, hair & scalp care, efficacy evaluation, university research & com

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2024/03/20-22 09:00-17:00

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Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

Event Introduction

The much-anticipated PCHi Annual Industry Conference 2024 will take place from March 20 to 22 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
A technology-led event dedicated to the Personal Care industry, the conference features more than 20 conference tracks and over 200 presentations, encompassing policies and regulations, market trends, clinical dermatology, formulation R&D, medical aesthetics & skincare recovery, hair & scalp care, efficacy evaluation, university research & commercialization, as well as related extensions and combined technologies.

  • The 2024 conference will feature:
  • Six new tracks,
    including the International Ingredients Technology Conference, Young Formulators Conference, Oral Anti-Aging Supplements Conference, Session for British Cosmetic Ingredients, Session for French Cosmetic Ingredients, and University Technology Exchange and Innovation Results Commercialization Forum.
    Themed forums to address the hottest topics and practical challenges to propel the industry toward greater growth.

    Main Forum: Broadening the scope from forward-looking cross-boundary science and technology to macro industry trends

    Forum on R&D and Formulation: Broadening the scope from formulation technology to combining R&D with market practices, fostering a Greater Thinking of R&D Cosmetics.

    Forum on Clinical Dermatology: Expanding beyond clinical mechanisms to the different aspects of skin beauty, it will be rebranded as the Skin Science and Care Forum;

    Forum on Market Trends: Breaking down industry trends to Ingredient and Raw Materials, Consumer Behavior Analysis, and the Future of the Industry/Combined Technology Trends.

    Forum on Oral Care: Shifting the focus on oral care product R&D to the registration of toothpaste as cosmetics.

    Details of the conference agenda are as follows:

  • Keynote Sessions:
  • Capturing the Industry’s Macro Trends & Mapping the Pathway to the Future
    Highlights:
    With the goal of propelling the industry forward to seize new opportunities, the keynote sessions will take a look at the industry’s macro trends, including overall industry data analysis (e.g. registration and filing), the latest market dynamics, domestic and international macro-trends in industry development, and insights on future technology trends.
    Who should attend:
    Senior executives, marketing professionals, and R&D personnel who are eager to learn about the upcoming cosmetics trends and technologies
  • Breakout Sessions:
  • Cosmetic R&D and Formulation
    Highlights:
    Expanding our focus on formulation technology, the forum will include discussions on practical market-focused R&D and is aimed at helping industry professionals develop a holistic R&D mindset. This conference track will explore raw material technology, innovative formulation techniques, collaborative product development with users and channels, and effective scientific communication, enhancing the competitiveness of R&D formulators across the entire industry chain.
    Who should attend:
    Cosmetic R&D engineers and other technical developers
  • Skin Science and Care — Dermatology, Research, and Industrialization
    Highlights:
    With a focus on the diversity of dermatology and skin beauty, this session embraces clinical medicine, skin science, and other research topics, bringing together well-known and authoritative clinicians and R&D engineers from various brands to create a new cosmetics R&D ecosystem that brings the industry, universities, researchers, and medical institutions together.
    Who should attend:
    Skin care R&D and efficacy evaluation personnel, clinicians from hospitals, formulation R&D personnel, and relevant technicians and marketing personnel who are keen to learn more about the collaborations between the industry, universities, researchers, and medical institutions.
  • Medical Aesthetics, Skincare Recovery, & Anti-aging — Light Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Product Development
    Highlights:
    In collaboration with the Shanghai Institute of Aesthetic Medicine and Skin Health, this forum will tap on the connections between clinicians of aesthetic medicine and skin care product R&D formulators and delve into topics like clinical mechanisms, efficacy evaluation, testing technologies, and market trends, as well as the development of pre-care, in-treatment, and post-care products for light medical aesthetic procedures.
    Who should attend:
    Medical directors and R&D formulators of finished product companies, clinicians in hospitals and medical aesthetics institutions, skincare R&D and efficacy evaluation personnel who focus on medical aesthetics and skincare product development
  • Innovative Evaluation of Cosmetics Efficacy and Testing Technology
    Highlights:
    In response to the heavily marketed efficacy testing technologies since the implementation of the new regulations, PCHi joins forces with the Shanghai Society of Toxicology, testing companies, and third-party platforms to uncover the solutions that can address the nations needs and the growth of the industry.
    Who should attend:
    Managers and technical personnel of testing agencies, clinical researchers, regulatory and qualification accreditation institutions, as well as personnel managing lab equipment and supply chain
  • Cosmetic Rules and Regulations
    Highlights:
    Teaming up with the China Association of Fragrance Flavour and Cosmetic Industries (CAFFCI), we invite leaders and officials from national regulatory authorities to address issues encountered by the industry following the enforcement of the new regulations.
    Who should attend:
    Professionals in the cosmetics industry who encounter bottlenecks or challenges with the laws and regulations in practice
  • Market Trends — Ingredients, Consumer Behavior Analysis, Future Technology Trends
    Highlights:
    This track will feature three major topics: Ingredient and Raw Materials, Consumer Behavior Analysis, and the Future of the Industry/Combined Technology Trends. Analysts from prestigious consulting firms to will offer insights help companies swiftly obtain firsthand and up-to-date industry information and formulate their annual market strategy.
    Who should attend:
    Executives, marketing personnel, product managers, and R&D personnel, who are interested in the trends of the industry and the market and consumer behavior analysis
  • Oral Care
    Highlights:
    The Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics listed toothpaste and other subcategories for regulation for the first time, specifying that toothpaste should follow the provisions of cosmetics. According to the Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Toothpaste, starting from December 1, 2023, toothpaste products should be filed in the drug administration department before sales or import. The forum will center around the impacts of the new regulations on the toothpaste market, covering expert interpretation on the regulations, raw material technologies, clinical mechanisms, finished product R&D, and other relevant aspects, aiming to help the oral market effectively respond to a new round of industry reshuffle.
    Who should attend:
    R&D technicians, efficacy evaluation, and marketing personnel, who are interested in the development of oral care products
  • Hair and Scalp Care — Hair Clinic Research, Basic Research, and Industrialization
    Highlights:
    The forum will focus primarily on the development of scalp care and hair loss prevention products and invite renowned clinicians and hair care product developers to drive the growth of the hair and scalp market.
    Who should attend:
    R&D executives, clinicians, and marketing personnel of brands and ingredient companies who wish to learn more about hair care, clinical mechanisms of hair loss, hair care product R&D
  • Spotlight on Exemplary Technical Submissions (NEW)
    Highlights:
    To nurture young formulators and facilitate knowledge exchange, this forum will feature exceptional individuals who will share insights on cross-disciplinary science, basic research, industry-academia collaboration, and the implementation of research results into tangible solutions. Presentations will shortlisted based on criteria such as academic prowess, scientific rigor, systematic approach, originality, and market applicability.
    Who should attend:
    R&D professionals and university scholars who are eager to explore the new-generation industry research trends and actively engage in academic exchanges to facilitate the commercialisation of their research findings.
  • Nutricosmetics and Anti-Aging (New))
    Highlights:
    With a strong focus on combining oral anti-aging products with skincare products for external use, this conference track explores clinical mechanisms, raw material efficacy, and product development, promoting the integration and transformation of cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies and create a new pathway for industry integration.
    Who should attend:
    Cosmetic R&D personnel or corporate R&D personnel, clinicians, and university personnel who desire to learn more about nutricosmetics
  • Spotlight on the British Personal Care Industry (New)
    Highlights:
    In collaboration with the UK Department for Business and Trade, this session will focus on the development of cosmetic ingredients and share more information on the personal care industry in the UK and seeks to enhance understanding between Chinese and British companies in the fields of market, technology and testing, fostering trade and technical communications.
    Who should attend:
    Corporate executives, R&D personnel, and marketers who want to learn more about cosmetic ingredients and the markets in China and the UK.
  • Spotlight on the French Personal Care Industry (New)
    Highlights:
    In collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of France in Shanghai and French ingredient providers, this session will focus on the development of cosmetic ingredients and share more information on the personal care industry in France, and seek to assist Chinese enterprises in expanding their presence in the French market, highlighting the advantages of French cosmetic ingredients and their impacts on the Chinese market, fostering mutual understanding between Chinese and French companies, and promoting trade exchanges and technical communication.
    Who should attend:
    Corporate executives, R&D personnel, and marketers who want to learn more about cosmetic ingredients and the markets in China and France.
  • Spotlight on the Korean Personal Care Industry (New)
    Highlights:
    With a focus on the development of cosmetic ingredients and the personal care industry in Korea, this conference will explore the advantages of Korean cosmetic ingredients and their impacts on the Chinese market, and the interpretation of regulations and policies between China and Korea. Through collaborations with local associations, third party organizations, and various cosmetic ingredients companies, the conference aims to assist Chinese enterprises in expanding their presence in the Korean market.
    Who should attend:
    Corporate executives, R&D personnel, and marketers who want to learn more about cosmetic ingredients and the personal care industry in Korea
  • International Ingredient Technology (New) — Research for Ingredient Development
    Highlights:
    This conference track will provide a platform for sharing on international cutting-edge ingredient technologies. With simultaneous interpretation provided onsite, R&D directors from international ingredient providers and university professors will share invaluable insights on cutting-edge ingredient technology, research, and results. The sessions will provide access to international cutting-edge technologies and bridge the gap between domestic and international technologies.
    Who should attend:
    Executives and technicians in cosmetics companies who are concerned with international ingredient technology and technological transformation
  • University Technology Exchange and Innovation Commercialization Results (New)
    Highlights:
    Universities renowned for their expertise in the field of cosmetics, including Beijing Technology and Business University, Jinan University, Jiangnan University, South China University of Science and Technology, and Shanghai Institute of Technology will share more on topics ranging from theoretical research to practical applications to foster greater synergy across industry, university, research, and application, and facilitate the seamless transition of technological achievements into tangible results.
    Who should attend:
    Cosmetic researchers and university professors who are keen to learn more about the commercialization of advanced research technologies.
  • Insights into the Halal-Certified Cosmetics [NEW]
    Highlights:
    Centered around facilitating the expansion of Chinese domestic companies into Southeast Asian countries, this conference track will cover market prospects for Halal-certified cosmetics, Halal certification requirements, and case studies of cosmetics or contract manufacturers who have attained Halal certification.
    Recommended crowd:
    Executives from cosmetic ingredient companies aiming to export to Southeast Asian countries and personnel involved in certification and regulatory affairs
  • Digitalization and Intelligent Technology for Cosmetics【NEW】
    Highlights:
    In recent years, the application of artificial intelligence in cosmetics has resulted in a trend that is both diverse and multi-faceted. This has brought about more personalized and efficient purchasing experiences to consumers and has also helped R&D formulators to improve the efficiency of raw material screening, optimize product formulations, predict sensory efficacies, and improve packaging designs. This conference track will focus on how AI technology can assist in product development and effectively promote the efficient, intelligent, and personalized development of the personal care and health sector. Speakers will include digital intelligence leaders from top brands, technology executives from digital management solutions companies, and research experts specializing in artificial intelligence.
    Who should attend:
    Business and technical professionals interested in understanding how to apply digitalization to support the development of cosmetics products
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