The event will take place at the Carlton Hotel, Midtown Manhattan from March 7 – 9 and this year is being organized by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers And Distributors (ICMAD) and the American Conference Institute (ACI).
This year the focus will be on two new federal bills that are both expected to impact the industry significant - Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014) and The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act (H.R. 4075).
Emphasis on reflecting science and tech advances
Both of these regulations are being introduced in an attempt to update current legislation, with an emphasis on reflecting industry advances related to science and technology.
The collaboration with the ACI is a new development for ICMAD and one that aims to further grow the forum, which has evolved considerably over the three years.
Commenting on the collaboration, ICMAD president and CEO, Pamela Busiek said that ACI’s involvement in the forum added to the “…distinguished industry representatives to continue the important dialog of the regulatory landscape that has such far-reaching impact on business and commerce for cosmetics, personal care and beyond.”
Agenda will highlight implications of the regulations
The agenda for the third Forum aims to help decision-makers and business leaders will focus on explaining the implications the federal bills will have on the industry as well as explaining how to best prepare for them.
Busiek will co-chair, along with Locke Lord LLP Counsel Sharon Blinkoff, who also serves as ICMAD Board Secretary and General Counsel, and Thomas Cohn, General Counsel for Atlantic Coast Brands.
Cosmetics Design will bring further details about the forum programme in the near future, including details about the invited speakers and the specific topics they will be presenting on. For more information, click here.