Published: 28 September 2022  (Updated: 07 October 2022)

SCS Formulate Exhibition, 15-16 November 2022, Coventry

Taking place on 15-16 November in the Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, SCS Formulate is the UK’s largest event of its kind, focusing on raw materials, ingredients and formulation services used in creating personal care and cosmetic products.

Within the exhibition, delegates will be able to find every conceivable ingredient, raw material and other vital tools of the trade used in creating innovative cosmetics and personal care products.  It is a unique opportunity to see the new, the innovative, the proven, the everyday and the obscure together with everything needed to create, make and market cosmetics for today and tomorrow.

As well as the exhibition, each year Formulate provides attendees with a wide array of additional learning opportunities in the comprehensive seminar programme:

  • The Inspire programme is a series of free to attend, supplier led presentations featuring the latest products and services within the UK personal care and cosmetics industry.
  • The Inform seminars focus on the key issues facing the industry.  Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance formulation techniques, learn about the latest and future trends, get advice on the regulatory and scientific issues in the market place.
  • The Sustainability Studio programme comprises a broad range of talks given by experts on legislation, packaging, formulating, life cycle analysis, recycling, standards, supply chain, store design, raw materials etc. The aim is to cover as many angles as possible to inform and give ideas on how to improve our impact in the world of cosmetics.

The full Inform programme can be viewed here.

On 15 and 16 November, CTPA’s Dr Emma Meredith will be providing updates on the UK Cosmetics Regulation and UK REACH and UK Ingredient Management and Divergence from the EU. 

On 16 November, Graham McMillan will be speaking at the Sustainability Studio, referencing the CTPA’s Sustainability Strategy: Driving Towards a Net Positive Cosmetics Industry.

On the evening of 15 November, the hugely popular SCS Annual Dinner will be taking place.  The theme for this year is ‘Sustainable Glam’ and tickets can be purchased here.  During the Dinner, the winner of the Laura Marshall Award for Innovation will be announced.  This Award is given to a company whose innovation encompasses all aspects of the industry from the latest formulation to new test methods, an innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond.

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