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!


Come and meet our Exhibitors!

Activ Ingredient

Aromatic Ingredients

A S Harrison & Co

Australian Laboratory Services

Avenir Ingredients

Aware

Azelis

Brenntag

Carst & Walker


Ceechem

Chemiplas

Connell

Coptis

Croda

CSA Ingredients

DKSH

Downunder Enterprises

Essential Oils of Tasmania

Eurofins | Dermatest

IMCD

Ingredients Plus

Insurance Made Easy

International Cosmetic Supplies

IXOM

Lubrizol

Marinova

Mintel

Misceo by Dynamic

Quadpack

Quintis

Rauxel

Redox

The Ingredient Warehouse

UA Holdings

Woolsource

Get Social at this years conference


Welcome Function – 10th May - Adelaide Oval, 7pm

This relaxed social event is the ideal way to wind down after day 1, catch up with colleagues and meet new friends.

Just a short stroll from the Adelaide Convention Centre, you’ll enjoy cocktail style refreshments and the chance to enjoy a variety of activities. Quit your day job for a moment and show us your sporting prowess!

We welcome companies and delegates to dress in their favourite sporting team colours or smart casual attire as we catch up at our first national social event in 3 years!

A warm thankyou to our Bronze sponsors for this event: IXOM, Coptis, Ozderm and Innospec.

Gala Evening “Shooting for the Stars” – 12th May - Adelaide Convention Centre, Panorama Ballroom, 7pm

Celebrate our amazing conference in style at our Black Tie Gala Event.

We’ll be ‘shooting for the stars’ and reminiscing with friends old and new, as we announce award winners, enjoy fine food and wine, and dance the night away.

Dust off your dancing shoes & wear your finest clothes and best photo smile – it’s time to party!

These fantastic events are a great way to build your network and are included in your full registration.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER:

We are honoured to have Amy Wyatt, Vice President CHANEL US Innovation and Research, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance be our Key Note Speaker. She is also a Past President of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).

Amy has worked in the Cosmetic Industry since 1993. She joined CHANEL in 2006 and is responsible for directing the US Research and Innovation in the Fragrance and Beauty category; managing regulatory risk and compliance; and assuring high quality incoming product. Her team creates the product innovations in makeup, skin care, and toiletries. She is responsible for bringing in new technologies from Universities, start-ups and adjacent industries. Prior to CHANEL, she worked for 13 years at Aveda Corporation/Estee Lauder Companies where she was the Director of Skin Care and Makeup.

In 2016, Amy became President of the IFSCC. She is the co-founder of the Ecaterina Merica Cosmetic Education Programme bringing scientific workshops to economically challenged societies.  She has had the privilege to present at a number of IFSCC societies including being a keynote speaker at the 30th IFSCC Congress held in Germany.

Amy is a member of the PCPC (Personal Care Product Council) a US based cosmetic association dealing with scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative and international issues.  She has been an executive committee member of the Science and Regulatory Committee (SACX) and the Policy Advocacy Steering Committee ( PASC).

Plenary Speakers:

We are excited to have Livia Wang, Chief Brand Officer and co-founder, from Access Corporate Group as our Plenary Speaker.

After obtaining both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Taipei, Livia also received a master’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Sydney. Inspired to provide future-forward strategies to brands around the globe, she founded Access in 2014.

Access aims to serve as a direct connector between quality brands and consumers around the world. With a unique business model that spans across brand acquisition, incubation and distribution, Livia and the co-founders established Access’ vision of ‘Everyday Better Life’ through a vast array of lifestyle, beauty, and wellness products across multiple channels, including e-commerce, physical stores and an exclusive reseller system.

Access Corporate Group currently has international offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Hangzhou, Los Angeles and Frankfurt. With a genuine passion for improving the lives of consumers worldwide, Livia upholds a strict protocol for all brands accepted by Access: each must offer a distinctive blend of authentic ingredients, premium quality, and a willingness to embrace new technologies. Access’ portfolio now spans across 30 brands, including Vida Glow, Napoleon Perdis, Minenssey, Lovekins.


In 2018, she was one of ten to be awarded the Golden Wattle, in recognition of her outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. A demonstrated leader and pioneer, Livia doubles as both a cornerstone of and inspiration to her organisation.

We are excited to have Bianca McCarthy, Global Marketing Manager, from Lipotec™ Active ingredients as a Plenary Speaker.

After completing her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, Australia, in the field of physiology, specializing in novel topical treatments for sunlight-induced skin damage, Bianca moved to Japan where she worked as a Research Scientist at the Shiseido Global Innovation Center where she continued work in the field of photobiology.

During her time at Shiseido, she supported the development and testing of new technologies that could improve the skin condition and published several patents in this field.

At Lubrizol, Bianca began working as the Asia Pacific Marketing Manager before becoming the Global Marketing Manager for active ingredients. Now, she works collaboratively across disciplines to bring to market new active ingredients to meet the future needs of customers. Through new innovations, she hopes to set a new standard of excellence in the safety and efficacy of cosmetic active ingredients, for all consumers around the world.

We are please to announce that we will have Bronwyn Capanna The Executive Director of Accord Australasia join the us as a plenary speaker presenting  “Let’s not set ourselves a glass ceiling – our opportunities in sustainability”

Accord Australasia, the peak body representing the hygiene, personal care and specialty products industry in Australia. Bronwyn has over 30 years’ experience in association management and has held senior positions in the not-for-profit and private sectors (both in the UK and Australia).

Bronwyn has also worked within the healthcare, chemical and related agriculture/veterinary medicines sectors, and has held senior expert advisory, representative and Ministerial appointments within government for these sectors. She is highly engaged in regulatory policy and reform at a national and international level, being a member of senior stakeholder and consultation bodies for Australian regulatory agencies and participating in relevant international fora.

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