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.

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.

Our virtual conference line up is jam packed and offers something for everyone:

  • Key note and plenary speakers
  • The addition of two highly regarded IFSCC Speakers
  • Around 50 different Presentations
  • Two Live expert Panel Discussions
  • Live Q&A with presenters in the two day program
  • Over 25 different Exhibitors and a virtual meeting space
  • Innovation and Poster displays

The new virtual registration will include everything above plus:

  • Networking opportunities via the Meeting Hub
  • Access to recorded sessions (including records of live Q&A sessions)
 and as a bonus, all of our registrants will also have free access to the recorded online content until December 2021.

Keep an eye out over the coming weeks as we announce the full program of speakers, panel discussion topics, exhibitors, how and more....

If you are interested in an exhibition space, innovation or poster display please reach out to

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.

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

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.


Looking for THE place to be for the latest in cosmetic ingredient and product innovations in the personal care industry? Want to build connections with cosmetic raw material suppliers, manufacturers, agents and experts? The ASCC Conference is THE place to be.

In 2022, our 54th Annual Conference will be held in Adelaide, 10-12th May.

The 2022 conference is all about celebrating women in personal care: their contributions as chemists and creators, innovators and suppliers, and most of all, the driving force behind inspirational beauty trends that propel our very exciting industry forward – both from within the industry and as consumers.

Women have always been the largest users of personal care and cosmetics; and over recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in women joining R&D teams, founding and running cosmetic companies, and taking the lead on growing diversity and performance in product creation. The women that are demanding more from their personal care as consumers are increasingly becoming the voice of scientific creation… we’re shattering that glass ceiling!

We’ll also be celebrating the changing face of beauty: what is beautiful? Together we will redefine beauty, a definition that is built on diversity, equity and inclusion. It knows no bounds and allows us to explore new and exciting products for all.

With a host of educational opportunities, networking events, more supplier booths than ever before, poster and innovation zones, come be inspired and find out the latest industry launches and developments.

Join us as we shatter that glass ceiling, celebrate women in our industry and redefine beauty for all!

Be a part of our educational program and show your innovation!

Calling all papers, presenters and posters. We’d love you to be involved.

More information on our Keynote and Plenary speakers, exhibition and conference program and Premium sponsors will be coming soon.

SAVE THE DATE: 10-12th May, 2022 Adelaide

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