Organic Monitor unveils Asia-Pacific Sustainable Cosmetics Summit programme

The summit will focus on the ethical and ecological issues facing the Asian cosmetics industry

Organic Monitor has announced the programme of the second Asia-Pacific Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, saying that it will focus on “some of the major ethical and ecological issues facing the Asian cosmetics industry”.

The summit will comprise two workshops and a detailed seminar programme and will address issues such as sustainable packaging, alternatives to animal testing methods, green formulations, environmental impacts, halal cosmetics and the use of Ayurveda in cosmetics.

Speakers will include Anthony E James from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sarifah Rejab from Malaysian company Sirim Berhad, Albert Leung from the Hong Kong Cosmetic Technical Resources Centre, Dr Karli Verghese from Australia’s RMIT University, Judi Beerling, head of research at Organic Monitor, and Dr Arunasiri Iddamalgoda from Japan’s Inchimaru Pharcos.

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will take place in Hong Kong on 12-13 November 2012.