Congress Program: 16 October


Day 1, Monday, 16 October 2017, Morning Sessions

 07:00 Registration
08:45 - 09:00 Official Opening 
Gideon ElkayamBelgium, ERPA Chairman 
Marta de Oliveira FerreiraINOVAPOTEK, Portugal, Organizing Committee Chair
Session I: Responsibility and Liability of Economic Operators

Moderator: Sandra FerrettiOBELIS, Belgium
09:00 - 09:30 Can I be a Manufacturer if I do not Produce? How to Differentiate the Importer, Distributor and Responsible Person? 
SpeakerDoram ElkayamOBELIS, 


  • What are the main concepts and definitions of manufacturer, importer and distributor? 
  • What are their main respective roles and duties in the regulation? 
09:30 - 10:00 Selling Cosmetics Through the Internet - Legal and Regulatory Impact
Speaker: Els Vrindts, Ministry of Health, Belgium


  • Can I sell cosmetics from outside the EU to the EU, through the internet?
  • Do they need to comply with the cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009? 
  • Do I need a Responsible Person for that?  Who will it be?
10:00 - 10:30 Liability Issues in case of Defective Cosmetic Product - How to be Covered? 
Speaker: Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, Hogan Lovells, France

  • What is the legal framework in case of defective product in the EU? 
  • What exactly is a defective product?  What about cosmetic products? 
  • What are the various ways to be covered in case of a court case?
10:30 - 11:00 ☕️ Networking Break and visit the Exhibition
Session II: Cosmetics Regulation Implementation 

Moderator: Matteo Zanotti Russo, Angel Consulting, Italy
11:00 - 11:30 Labelling Hints & Tricks 
Speaker: Florian SchellaufCosmetics Europe

  • What are the general labeling rules in the EU?
  • How to be compliant in 28 member-states? How to ensure that you really comply? 
  • Is marketing stronger than the rules? 
11:30 - 12:00 Authorities’ Inspections - What do they Check? 
Speaker: Gerd MildauCosmetics Expert CVUA, Germany


  • What are the Competent Authorities priorities? 
  • How do they check and what do they check to ensure compliance of cosmetic products?
  • What do you risk in case of non-compliant product?
12:00 - 12:30 Monitoring of Serious Undesirable Effects – Cosmetovigilance Principles, A Practical Approach 
Speaker: Alina Nanu, Eurofins Evic Product Testing, Romania

  • From a complaint to its resolution, what is the general cosmetovigilance procedure according to the 1223/2009 regulation?
  • How to effectively deal with such complaints? What is effective trending?  How to assess a serious undesirable effect (what is ‘serious’, what is ‘not’)?
  • What is the role of each economic operator? 
12:30 - 13:30 ☕️ Networking Break and visit the Exhibition


Day 1, Monday, 16 October 2017, Afternoon Sessions

Session III: News on Forbidden or Restricted Ingredients 

Moderator: Phillipe Masson, France
13:30 - 14:00 Nanomaterials Catalogue - Any Updates?  
Speaker: Florian SchellaufCosmetics Europe

  • Are there new nanomaterials approved? 
  • Do we have yet the cosmetic nanomaterials catalogue? 
  • How nanomaterials currently used impact the safety of cosmetic products?
14:00 - 14:30 UV Filters – What’s In and Out? 
Speaker: Heike Flößer-MüllerBASF, Germany

  • Are there any new UV filter approved or restricted? 
  • What's the impact on the safety of sun protection products?
14:30 - 15:00 Challenges in Formulation Development Due to New Preservative Restrictions
Speaker: Rita PalmeiraLabfit, Portugal

  • Are there any new preservatives approved or restricted?  
  • What’s the impact on formulation development?  
  • How to substitute the recently restricted preservatives?

15:00 - 15:30

☕️ Networking Break and visit the Exhibition
Session IV: News on Impurities and Packaging

Rita Palmeira Oliveira, Labfit, Portugal

15:30 - 16:00 Where are we in Terms of Regulation and Assessment of CMR Substances?
Speaker: Phillipe Masson, France


  • What are cancerogenous, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR) substances?
  • Are all CMR substances restricted in cosmetic products? 
  • Does any new substance joined recently the "forbidden" list?
16:00 - 16:30 Do you Need Tips to Select Appropriate and Safe Packaging Materials? Packaging Materials Regulatory News
Speaker: Matteo Zanotti Russo,  Angel Consulting, Italy

  • Which documents to ask to the packaging providers? 
  • How to access the safety with little or no info on packaging materials? 
  • How to access product-packaging compatibility?

16:30 - 17:00 Allergens in Topical Products: Safety - Testing - New Trends
Speaker: Joachim W. Fluhr, Charité – University Hospital Berlin, Germany


  • What’s new in skin sensitizing?  
  • Have new skin allergens been recently identified?  
  • Will I need to include new allergens on the INCI list?