5:00 - 7:00 p.m.   : Participant registration

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.   : Welcome to “Grasse, French Riviera, Land of Naturals”
                                         Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres buffet at the Villa Fragonard  


The official language of Cosmethica is English. Presentations will be in English or French, depending on the speaker, and will be simultaneously interpreted. Headsets will be available for all participants.



8:30 a.m. Coffee reception

9:00 a.m. Official opening of the congress: 

9:15 a.m.
The Honorable Mayor of Grasse, President of Pôle Azur Provence, Vice President of the Conseil Général des Aples Maritimes

The President of the Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

9:30 a.m.
Mr. Jean-Paul MARTY, President, Société Française de Cosmétologie (French Cosmetology Society)
Official Partner of Cosmethica 2008.

9:45 a.m.
Ms.Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Planning and Development, responsible for Ecology
Guest of honor Cosmethica 2008.
Morning theme: A new, emerging cosmetics market: Understanding and defining “the notion of natural”

10:15 a.m.
Natural products in cosmetics: myths and ethics

 Mr. Lionel de BENETTI, R&D Director, CLARINS

10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.
The supplier/manufacturer perspective

 Mr. François PAUL, Head Research & Development, ALPAFLOR / DSM Nutritional Products AG branch Pentapharm ( SUISSE)

11:30 a.m
The mass media point of view: Market trends for natural “equitable” and sustainable products in cosmetics

 Ms. Jasmine MEURISSE, Journalist.

 12:00 a.m Lunch break

Afternoon theme: Innocuousness and safety of natural products in cosmetics

2:00 p.m.
The chemistry of natural products, cutaneous allergy risks

 Professor Ann-Thérèse KARLBERG, Göteborg University SWEDEN

2::30 p.m.
The complexity of contact allergic reactions

 Professor An GOOSSENS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven BELGIUM

3:00 p.m.
Particularities of toxicological evaluation of complex natural products

Doctor Sylvie TISSOT, PhD, INERIS (Institut National de l’Etude des Risques - National Institute for Risk Study)

3:30 p.m.
Formulation with natural raw materials

 Mr. Laurent LEFAUCHEUR, R&D Director, PROBIONAT

4:00 p.m.  Coffee break

4:30 p.m.
Application of licorice products as cosmetic ingredients

 Mr. Kenji MIZUTANI, Ph.D, General Manager of the Resarch Center, MARUZEN Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd – JAPAN
5:00 p.m.
Where Science & Nature Meet

 Mr. Xavier ORMANCEY, Director of CHANEL Sophia-Antipolis Research Center

7:30 p.m.: Bus leaves the Palais des Congrès to go to the Bastide Saint Antoine

7:45 p.m.: Bus leaves the Hotel Mercure to go to the Bastide Saint Antoine

8:00 p.m.: DINNER at the Bastide Saint Antoine


Morning theme: cosmetics and sustainable development

8:30 am
Opening presentation: Natural, “equitable,” and sustainable products: From the need to believe to actual proof, from the product to the industry, new geopolitical lines are being drawn for resources… How does this affect our natural ingredient supply security?
 Mr. Olivier DUBIGEON, Founder and Director, SUSTAINWAY

9:00 a.m
Sustainable use of biodiversity : The UNCTAD.CNUCED BioTrade program

 Mr. Rik Kutsch LOJENGA, Program Manager, UNCTAD Biotrade N.U

9:30 a.m
From fair trade to fairness in business… Finding your way in the maze and the market demand for sense and logic in labeling


10:00 a.m
Equitability in Principle and in Practice
 Mr.Olivier BEHRA, NGO "Man and the Environment" MADAGASCAR

10:30 a.m. break

11:00 a.m.
Heritage, tradition, ancestral savoir-faire, how to promote the effectiveness of natural products, protecting the economic balance for autochthonous communities

 Mr. Steve BIRKBECK, CEO, Mount-Romance - AUSTRALIA

11:30 a.m.
A new generation of equitable commerce
 Mr. Daniel JOUTARD, CEO, Savoir des peuples SOUTH AMERICA

 12:00 a.m.
The Madagascar Experiment
Mr. Christian LUBRANO, R&D Director, YVES ROCHER

12:30 a.m. Lunch break

Afternoon theme: securing the supply of raw materials

2:00 p.m.
Supply systems and collaborative logic

 Mr. Gilles PAULY, Scientific Director, Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (part of the COGNIS Company)

2:30 p.m.
Issues in traceability of natural products, from plant to finished product

 Mr. Alexis RANNOU, Assistant Director-General, SOLIANCE

3:00 p.m.
Renewable resources and sustainable use of biodiversity
(title to be confirmed)
 Ms. Sonia TUCCORI, Research & Development NATURA  BRAZIL
3:30 p.m.
OASIS, the new trade organization for Organic and Sustainable Industry Standards

 Mr.Tim KAPSNER, Senior Research Scientist, AVEDA USA

4:00 p.m
Developing a coherent, industry-wide system to authenticate and be recognized for meaningful, rigorous CSR practices


  4:30 p.m.
Closing remarks

 Mr. Jean-Paul MARTY, President, Société Française de Cosmétologie (French Cosmetology Society)

5:00 p.m.
Closing cocktail gathering


With the participation of Parfums Cosmetiques Actualités- Euro cosmetics Perfumer & Flavorist-  Beyond Beauty Mag



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