Are you involved in the personal care or home care industry as a raw material supplier, contract manufacturer, brand owner, packaging supplier, marketing guru or industry legal eagle? The ASCC Conference is an excellent opportunity to highlight new and exciting technologies and update attendees about latest market trends and cutting-edge science.

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast our conference venue will be The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Broadbeach, Australia 6th – 8th September 2021.

The Organising Committee is focusing on the theme, “Riding the roller coaster of A-Beauty innovation”. Our theme has three main pillars: “A-Beauty”, a play on the term K-Beauty, A-Beauty, or Australian beauty, is the minimal skincare movement based around combination routines, simplified formulations and innovative Australian native ingredients and products made in Australia. “Riding the roller coaster” will take us through the emotions of using a cosmetic, with a focus on neuro-cosmetics and how product makes the consumer feel. Finally, "Innovations” we will showcase the best cutting-edge science the cosmetics and home care sector has to offer.
The 53rd Annual ASCC Conference is looking to capture the interests of all our industry's greats, whilst enjoying the beautiful backdrop of the Gold Coast.

Key Note Speaker

We are excited to announce Professor John Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute as our 2021 Conference Key Note Speaker.

Professor John Warner is the founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute and has received awards as an academic, an industrial chemist, an inventor and a sustainability thought leader. He is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honour in American industrial chemistry, as well as the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring and the Council of Science Society President’s 2008 Leadership award. Named one of ‘25 Visionaries Changing the World’ in 2011, he is one of the founders of the field of green chemistry and has published nearly 300 patents, papers and books.
We are looking forward to the wealth of information and insight John will bring to our conference. To learn more about John and his work, visit or

Plenary Speakers

We are thrilled to announce that Ben Lazzaro, Chief Executive of Australian Made Campaign Ltd has agreed to be one of our plenary speakers at the 2021 conference.

Mr. Lazzaro has been a key contributor to the success of the organisation and the iconic ""Australian Made"" and ""Australian Grown"" logos.

Our second plenary speaker is Dr Patrice BELLON President at COSMETOSCENT
Immediate Past-President of the French Society of Cosmetology (SFC)

We regularly hear and read about looking after ourselves by using products we enjoy. This raises the question - "How does a cosmetic product cause an emotion?”

Emotion is a reaction of our body, it has physiological, cognitive and behavioural components. When an emotion occurs, our body remembers through all kinds of reactions. To let your emotions speak is to let your body speak.

What if beauty is an emotion…

Two keywords have gripped the beauty industry increasingly in recent years – 'interaction' and 'community'. Both are shallow proxies to describe connecting to consumers across various touchpoints and through products.

But the world has moved on towards a post pandemic future - and connection reigns. Today, the sensorial and emotional serve as bridges to the consumer. Where the human touch has become a luxury, brands are using their products more effectively as tools to play with the consumer - through ingredients, colours, fragrances and more.

Introducing our third plenary speaker for the Mintel’s expert analyst, Sharon Kwek, Associate Director, Beauty and Persona Care.

Exhibition Sale Information

All exhibition booths are sold, if you would like to be placed on a wait list contact
The floor plan is now ready, this year on offer are singles (3x3), doubles (3x6), triples (3x9) and for the first time a limited number of quadruple booths (6x6) will be available to purchase.

For full details download Exhibition Sale Information document below and read the following terms & conditions.


The Call for 2021 papers is now closed, check back regularly for information on the 2022 conference call for papers.


Finally, we are also pleased to announce and acknowledge our destination sponsor, Destination Gold Coast.

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