Health & Beauty America, North America's largest health and beauty expo, has announced the addition of three special sessions to its educational program.
On Wednesday, October 1st, CTFA will present a session on 'State, Federal and International Regulatory Issues Affecting Cosmetic and OTC Drugs'. Two sessions on 'New Developments in Natural Ingredients and Products' will also be offered during the event.
The 11th Annual HBA takes place 30 September - 2 October, 2003, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
These three additional sessions are designed to complement the marketing, product development, packaging and display sessions that are being presented over the three-day exposition and educational conference, say event organisers CMP Princeton.
HBA has also expanded its Master Class program with more in-depth instruction on topics such as perfumery, american spa products, delivery systems, contract manufacturers and natural emulsifiers.
On Wednesday 1 October from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. a regulatory issues panel - presented by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) and moderated by E. Edward Kavanaugh, president of CTFA - will discuss the domestic and international issues affecting the development and marketing of cosmetic products in the US and worldwide markets.
Also covered will be a thorough analysis of FDA regulatory issues affecting cosmetics and OTC drugs, ingredient safety issues, international regulations, as well as an update on organic claims.
The 'New developments in natural ingredients and products' sessions will also take place on Wednesday, 1 October, while Michel M. Mane, president of Mane USA, a leading supplier of natural ingredients, will deliver a keynote address on 'Truly natural products: turning a dream into a reality' at 9:00 a.m.
The organisers have also announced that expert speakers from Grasse, France - the fragrance capital of the world - and pioneers in natural ingredients will also speak in this two-part seminar. Marie-Christine Grasse, national curator at the International Perfume Museum, will cover 'What we have learned from 500 years of production of naturals'. Other topics include 'Natural products and their place in personal care', 'Lavender & lavandin in modern perfumery & cosmetics', and 'Isolate of natural product: finding the very nature'.
These sessions - providing fundamental information and inspiration for new products right from the source - will be moderated by Meyer Rosen, President of Interactive Consulting, and are sponsored by Perfumer & Flavorist magazine.
The exhibit floor will also feature the latest products and services from the top companies all over the world. Among the expected 500 exhibitors at HBA 2003 will be formulators, contract fillers, ingredient suppliers and private label manufacturers as well as packaging, dispensing and labelling companies.
For more information on the HBA exposition and educational conference visit the HBA website.