The Top Cosmetic science, Fragrance and Personal Care conferences to attend

Our hand picked comprehensive list of important cosmetic industry conferences and events to attend.

February

Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show

Nashville, TN, USA

The Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show

The Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show will be held February 19-21, 2024, at the JW Marriott in Nashville, TN. The SOCMA Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show features suppliers and buyers involved with the technologies, innovations, and process solutions that have applications for the Specialty, Custom, Fine and Industrial Chemical markets.

Website: SOCMA

The 8th ERPA Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics

Brussels, Belgium

ERPA Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics

This face-to-face event, 8th European Cosmetics Responsible Person Association (ERPA) Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics, will be held in Brussels, Belgium on Feb 26 – 27 2024. It brings together top speakers, from the Competition Authorities to professors and well-known cosmetics experts, to give out the best regulatory tips, encourage open discussions and B2B meetings, and make sure you are compliant with the EU Regulations on Cosmetics.

Website: CRCC2024


March

The Safety in Beauty Conference

London, UK

The Safety in Beauty Conference

The one-day conference will be held on 6th March 2024 in London. 20 safety and regulatory leaders will share future-proof safety strategies to protect beauty customers with latest regulatory trends and updates, trusted, recommended Ingredients and raw materials, alternative risk and assessment methods, effective claims and labeling, sustainable strategies and safe packaging, tighter allergen controls and tech & aI tools which advance safety and quality.

Website: Beauty Safety Conference

SOT 63rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

SOT Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

Taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 10th to 14th March, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 63rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will feature more than 70 Featured and Scientific Sessions, 2,000 presentations, 250 exhibitors, and 5,000 attendees.

Website: 2024 SOT Annual Meeting

ACS SPRING 2024 Many Flavors of Chemistry 

New Orleans, LA, USA & Hybrid

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Conference

From 17th to 21st March, The American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2024 will meet under the name Many Flavors of Chemistry, where thousands of chemistry professionals meet to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge.

Website: ACS Spring 2024

11th Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

New York, NY, USA & Livestream 

ACI Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

From 20th to 21st March, the 11th Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics & Personal Care Products will be held in New York. The conference can both be attended in-person and virtually via the livestream. 

Website: American Conference Institute


April

in-cosmetics Global 2024

Paris, France

in-cosmetics Global Conference

The in-cosmetics Global, where all areas of the cosmetics industry connect to inspire, share insights and spark potential collaborations, starts on 16-18 April 2024 in Paris, France. Whether you are a personal care creator or exhibiting supplier of ingredients, fragrances, lab equipment, testing or regulatory solutions, in-cosmetics Global has something for you.

Website: in-cosmetics Global

ODSC Europe 2024

Boston, MA, USA

Open Data Science Conference (ODSC)

Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) Europe 2024 is one of the largest applied data science conferences. Attend ODSC Europe 2024, 23-25 April at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field. With over 20 training sessions and workshops over 3 days, ODSC Europe offers unprecedented breadth and depth of instruction.

Website: ODSC Europe


May

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers’ Day 2024

New York City, USA

New York Society Of Cosmetic Chemists - Suppliers’ Day

The event will take place May 1-2, 2024 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Website: NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting

Seville, Spain

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe 34th Annual Meeting will be held from 5th to 9th May 2024 in Seville, Spain. This conference is organized as a fully-fledged physical meeting, featuring limited virtual components for remote participants. At the event will be onsite scientific sessions, topical discussions, plenaries, satellite meetings and other exhibitor & networking events.

Website: SETAC

ECETOC 2024 Annual General Meeting and Debate

Brussels

European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) Annual General Meeting

The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) 2024 Annual General Meeting and Debate will be held on May 23.

Website: ECETOC

The International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR)

Paris, France

The International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR)

The meeting will be held from 28th to 29th May, 2024 at Cours Honoré Cresp in Grasse, France. The International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR) is welcomed 106 exhibitors from 23 countries representing all sectors from our industry: producers of essential oils and natural extracts, manufacturers of aroma chemicals, biotechnologies, distributors, packaging & bottles, equipment & software, blotters, schools & universities, associations and professional Press.

Website: Simppar 2024

FedHealth Conference 2024

Bethesda, MD, USA

FedHealth Conference

The Convergence of Data, Tech & Science to Advance Health 2024 FedHealth Conference Agenda will be held on 30th May both in-person in Bethesda, Maryland and virtually. The 2024 PSC FedHealth Conference brings together senior executives from the government technology and professional services sector to hear from top government officials on how the convergence of technology, data, and science is advancing health and shaping agency priorities

Website: Professional Services Council


June

BIO International Convention

San Diego, CA, USA

BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention will take place 3rd – 6th June, 2024 in San Diego, California, USA. The event will be organized by the Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO). Innovative programming around the current and future state of biotech. Including areas like therapeutic frontiers, the business of biotech, regulatory and policy outlooks, and human capital.

Website: BIO International Convention

Personal Care Products Council – Legal and Regulatory Conference 2024

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Personal Care Products Council - Legal and Regulatory Conference

June 5-7th. This prestigious event will feature some of the country’s most prominent attorneys and regulatory professionals offering expert insight and analysis on a variety of topics. It is a “must-attend” conference for those looking to stay abreast of the pressing issues facing personal care products today. Sessions will include MoCRA Updates, TikTok Tweens and Cosmetic Usage, AI and Bias, Preventing Contamination in Your Supply Chain, and Updates on the Recent FTC Social Media Disclosure Requirements. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, and conclude at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 7.

Website: Personal Care Products Council

Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference

Brussels, Belgium

Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference

The Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference (CEAC) is a unique event, organised yearly, that brings together cosmetic and personal care industry leaders from all over the world to share insights on global trends and the latest industry developments. CEAC 2024 will take place in person, in Brussels, on 19 and 20 June.

Website: Cosmetics Europe

World Perfumery Congress 2024

Geneva, Switzerland

The World Perfumery Congress (WPC)

The World Perfumery Congress (WPC) 2024 will take place 24th – 27th June, 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland. WPC is the global stage for fragrance creativity, ingredients, technology and business—providing the ideal forum for discussing the industry’s latest issues and breakthroughs. The three-day event hosts an expo hall, networking opportunities and conference sessions.

Website: World Perfumery Congress


August

ACS Fall 2024 Elevating Chemistry

Denver, CO, USA

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Conference

The American Chemical Society (ACS) conference will be held from August 18-22, 2024. The theme of this Fall meeting is Elevating Chemistry. 

Website: ACS Fall 2024


September

RIFM 58th Annual Meeting

Weehawken, NJ, USA

Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)

The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) is pleased to announce it will hold its 58th Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 12th, at the Chart House in Weehawken, New Jersey. This year’s theme is Fragrance Safety. The 58th Annual Meeting provides opportunities to engage with RIFM staff and their collaborators to gain insights into some of the most critical ongoing and recently published research.

Website: RIFM

Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Belfast, Ireland

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo

The 2024 Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo will be held in the TEC, Belfast on 12th of September. The conference will be of interest to senior management, established practicing engineers and researchers together with those who are much earlier in their careers.

Website: The Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Eurotox 2024

Copenhagen, Denmark

Eurotox Congress

EUROTOX is excited to welcome delegates once again to their annual congress. Preparations are underway to welcome you to the in-person meeting, Eurotox2024 Congress taking place September 8-11, 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Website: Eurotox 2024


October

ICCS International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety Annual Meeting

ICCS International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety Annual Meeting

The inaugural International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place from October 2 – 4, 2024 at The Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC, USA.

Website: ICCS Annual Meeting

The Global Produce & Floral Show

Atlanta, GA, USA

The Global Produce & Floral Show

This 3-day conference, from 17-19 October, is connecting buyers, suppliers, business solution providers, thought leaders, subject experts more from around the world. It is the best place to meet the entire fresh produce and floral supply chain.

Website: The Global Produce & Floral Show

ISES 2024 Annual Meeting

Montreal, Canada

International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Annual Meeting

Join others at the forefront of groundbreaking research at the ISES 2024 Annual Meeting, where research in exposure science, epidemiology, toxicology, and risk assessments converge to explore “Exposures that Impact Health in Vulnerable Populations.” It will be held at the Sheraton Le Centre Montreal Hotel in Montreal from October 20-24. This meeting will bring together communities from academia, government as well as non-profit organizations working on the front lines trying to protect our valuable commodities, our people. Elevate your expertise, broaden your network, and contribute to shaping a healthier future at #ISES2024.

Website: ISES 2024 Annual Meeting

SETAC North America 45th Annual Meeting

Fort Worth, TX, USA

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe

From 20th to 24th October, there will be the 44rd Annual Meeting of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America. This five-day meeting will be held in Fort Worth Convention Center. No further details are available on the website regarding the conference. Otherwise, it will be a must-attend event for the environment and nature lovers.

Website: SETAC North America 44th Annual Meeting


December

2024 SRA Annual Meeting

Austin, TX, USA

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting

This meeting will be held in Austin, Texas., on 8-12 December at the JW Marriott Austin. Every year the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting gathers a cross-disciplinary community of scientists, from academia, industry, and government dedicated to risk science in all aspects of our connected world.

Website: 2024 SRA Annual Meeting


Dates to be confirmed

13th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists Meeting

Location to be confirmed

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe

Another Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting will be held in 2024. Registration and more details coming soon. 

Website: YES 2024 meeting

China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference

Location to be confirmed

China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference

The China International Food Safety & Quality (CIFSQ) Conference registration and more details coming soon. Up to 1,000 regulators, scientists, industry executives, technologists, and academics will discuss food allergen control, special purpose foods, chemical contaminant analysis, alternative protein, food borne diseases, mycotoxin, medicine food homology, etc.

Website: China International Food Safety & Quality Conference

SCC77 ANNUAL MEETING

Location to be confirmed

Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Meeting

Every year over 1,000 people from top cosmetic/personal care brands, manufacturers, suppliers, academia, and regulatory organizations around the globe come to be in attendance of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Meeting to gain the inspiration, innovation, and education to keep them at the top of their game. Registration and more details coming soon. 

Website: SCC

Global Cosmetics Regulation Conference 2024

Location to be confirmed

Global Cosmetics Regulation Conference

Registration and more details coming soon for the Global Cosmetics Regulation Conference 2024. 

Website: CIRS

EPAA Annual Conference ( European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)

Brussels, Belgium

EPAA Annual Conference ( European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)

This conference is suitable for EPAA members from industry and the European Commission, stakeholders from European and international institutions, academic or research institutes, NGOs, national regulatory authorities and other interested individuals.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is essential. Further details and registration will be available soon. 

Website: EPPA Annual Conference

ASCCT Annual Meeting – American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

Maryland, USA.

ASCCT Annual Meeting - American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

The American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT) is a scientific society dedicated to the promotion of toxicology testing and research that reduces and replaces the use of animals.

Website: ASCCT

Sun Protection Conference

London, UK

The Sun Protection conference

The Sun Protection conference has been running biennially since 1993 and is one of the leading events in the industry calendar. The last edition of the Sun Protection conference series attracted 160 attendees. Delegates were professionals working in the sun protection and skin care product sector, interested in the current status of the scientific aspects of sun protection technology.

Website: Sun Protection Conference

International Fragrance Association’s (IFRA) Global Fragrance Summit

Geneva, Switzerland

International Fragrance Association’s (IFRA) Global Fragrance Summit

The Global Fragrance Summit is the International Fragrance Association’s (IFRA) flagship event. It is an important opportunity for stakeholders in the fragrance sector to come together to learn, debate and analyze collective challenges and trends.

Open to all, the IFRA Global Fragrance Summit brings together all actors in the fragrance value chain: Regular IFRA members in multinational fragrance houses, National Member Associations, SMEs, upstream supplier companies, downstream consumer goods companies, partner associations, governments, media and stakeholders.

Website: IFRA Global Summit


Main topics and trends of this year’s conferences

The above list provides a comprehensive list of significant conferences in the field of cosmetic science and related areas. Here’s a summary of the main topics and trends based on the conferences listed:

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Technology: Conferences like the World Artificial Intelligence Cannes Festival and the Open Data Science Conference Europe highlight the growing integration of AI and technology in cosmetic science, focusing on innovative ideas and data science applications.
  2. Chemical and Environmental Safety: Events such as the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, and various Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meetings emphasize the importance of chemical safety, environmental impacts, and toxicology in the cosmetics industry.
  3. Regulatory and Compliance Issues: The ERPA Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics, the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics, and the Global Cosmetics Regulation Conference are dedicated to discussing regulatory trends, ensuring compliance with laws, and addressing legal aspects within the industry.
  4. Ingredient and Raw Material Innovations: Conferences like in-cosmetics Global and the International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery focus on the latest in ingredient innovations, fragrances, and raw materials used in cosmetic products.
  5. Sustainability and Safety: The Safety in Beauty Conference and events like the Sun Protection Conference highlight the importance of sustainable strategies, safety in beauty products, and advancements in sun protection technology.
  6. Business and Networking Opportunities: Many conferences, including the New York Society Of Cosmetic Chemists – Suppliers’ Day and the World Perfumery Congress, offer networking opportunities, business solutions, and insights into current market trends.
  7. Scientific and Technical Knowledge: Conferences such as the American Chemical Society meetings and the International Fragrance Association’s Global Fragrance Summit provide platforms for sharing scientific knowledge, technical developments, and innovations in the field.
  8. Health and Consumer Protection: Events like the FedHealth Conference focus on the convergence of technology, data, and science in advancing health, emphasizing consumer protection and product quality.
  9. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Meetings like the Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference and the Personal Care Products Council – Legal and Regulatory Conference foster interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration across various sectors within the cosmetics industry.

This list indicates a diverse range of topics being addressed in the cosmetic science field, from technological advancements and regulatory compliance to environmental concerns and consumer safety. These conferences serve as pivotal platforms for professionals to stay updated, exchange ideas, and drive innovation in the industry.

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