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29 Jan 2018
Agenda announced for Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Green materials, sustainable sourcing and marketing will be the focus of this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, taking place in New York from 16 to 18 May.

Now in its ninth year, the summit will begin with an update on sustainability developments in the wellness industry – including a discussion on the health and environmental impacts of contentious chemicals.

Keynote speaker David Streuli, principal scientist at US chemical company Ashland, will describe the sustainability issues associated with aerosols, while delegates will also learn about the Chemical Footprint Project and how it can help develop safer chemicals.

One of the hottest environmental topics – combatting ocean plastic – will also be discussed, with a focus on the wellness industry’s responsibility in tackling the issue. Among the solutions delegates will hear about is how recovering plastic waste from the sea could be used to create new packaging materials.

There will also be case studies from a leading personal care company and fashion retailer on how they are addressing their impacts.

On the topic of green materials, professor Rita Colwell from the University of Maryland will deliver a keynote session on skin biomes and their relationship with health and wellness.

There will also be a session discussing the dangers of constant mobile device use – and how it is leading to new skin conditions caused by blue light and infrared rays.

Another highlight is a keynote on sustainable sourcing by Chris Kilham. Also known as the Medicine Hunter, Kilham will offer examples of Amazonian ingredients and outline the ecological and social benefits of ethical sourcing.

Founded in 2009, the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit was set up to encourage sustainability in the beauty and wellness industries by bringing together key stakeholders and debate major issues in a high-level forum.


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20 Feb 2018
Green Spa Network to host GWI Roundtable
“Inspire action and create community through storytelling” will be the theme for the Green Spa Congress 2018, the annual conference of the Green Spa Network.
15 Feb 2018
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the leisure industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices.
15 Feb 2018
Cardiff Council reveals preferred location for new £110m indoor arena
Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff has been selected as the preferred site for a new 15,000-seat indoor arena.
13 Feb 2018
Happiness expert Shawn Achor to open ISPA 2018
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced that happiness expert Shawn Achor will deliver the opening keynote speech at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, which takes place in Phoenix from 24-26 September.
09 Feb 2018
Floating ice rink brings Raiders back to Romford at new £28m leisure centre
A ‘floating’ ice rink has opened in Romford as part of a new £28m leisure centre built to improve sports and fitness facilities in the area.
08 Feb 2018
UK’s first Coaching Week to celebrate wider impact of sports coaches
Great sports coaching will be celebrated in the UK’s first dedicated Coaching Week, to be held in June.
07 Feb 2018
De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named fitness and wellness entrepreneur Tony de Leede and wellness consultant Mia Kyricos as co-chairs of this year’s event.
06 Feb 2018
Michael Mosley to headline first Elevate Conference
TV journalist and presenter Dr Michael Mosley has been announced as a keynote speaker for this year’s inaugural Elevate Conference in London.
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25-26 Feb 2018
Professional Beauty London
ExCeL London
London
United Kingdom
25-26 Feb 2018
World Spa & Wellness Convention London
ExCeL London
London
United Kingdom
25-26 Feb 2018
Fitness Industry Live
ExCel London
London
United Kingdom
25-26 Feb 2018
International Manufacturers and Distributors Forum
ExCeL London
London
United Kingdom
27 Feb - 01 Mar 2018
HI Design MEA: Hotel Interior Design: The Decision Makers' Forum
Grand Hyatt, Doha Hotel & Villas
Doha
Qatar
01-02 Mar 2018
British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) Conference
BBC MediaCityUK
Salford
United Kingdom
04-05 Mar 2018
Professional Beauty Cape Town
The Lookout
Cape Town
South Africa
04-06 Mar 2018
International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference New York
Javits Convention Center
New York
United States
05-06 Mar 2018
Healing Summit
Hotel de Rome
Berlin
Germany
05-06 Mar 2018
Professional Beauty Bangalore
Manpho Convention Centre
Bangalore
India
05-07 Mar 2018
International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
Hotel InterContinental
Berlin
Germany
05-09 Mar 2018
National Apprenticeship Week 2018
Various
06 Mar 2018
Women in Wellness Leadership Conference
Convene
New York
United States
07-09 Mar 2018
Global Active City Introductory Workshop
Liverpool Echo Arena
Liverpool
United Kingdom
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