Book your seat at our beauty industry conference

Following the highly successful P&C Review Beauty Business & Partners Conference in 2019, our leading industry event is back this year with a very exciting programme and speaker line up. Join us in Johannesburg on 20 February, where we’ll have exceptional, relevant thought leadership content on offer from nine leaders in their respective fields.

Learn how to lead and succeed in the competitive world of beauty at the P&C Review 2020 Beauty Benchmarks & Innovation Think Tank. The conference will feature presentations on claims and INCI listing dos and don’ts, social media and influencer marketing, access to funding and financial wellness, bricks versus clicks and the rise of e-commerce, sustainability, and megatrends and new consumer insights. 

Sustainability and e-commerce

To encourage sustainability in the South African beauty industry, joint managing director of Extrupet, Chandru Wadhwani will discuss global trends and the sustainability measures that can be applied locally. He will also delve into how to develop and maintain a sustainable brand and provide insight into the local resources available for implementing recyclable packaging.

Chandru Wadhwani & Rob Maclean

Rob Maclean of eCommerce Experts, the official Shopify experts, will weigh up the pros and cons of e-commerce and how to build and launch user-friendly, engaging and successful Shopify sites. Maclean and his team have built over 80 eCommerce websites for local and international customers, including many in the beauty and cosmetics industry.

Exploring Africa and compliant claims

Sharing his vast experience in launching and developing FMCG brands in African markets, Raymond Chimhandamba, founder and director of Handas Consulting, will share a high-level presentation on distribution channels, mobile tech trends and how cosmetics and beauty brands can utilise these to capture new markets in Africa.

Raymond Chimhandamba & Percy Sibanda

L’Oréal South Africa’s scientific and regulatory affairs advisor, Percy Sibanda is back on the speaker line up for the 2020 conference. Percy will lead a much-needed discussion on how to keep your claims in check while leveraging your product’s formulation ingredients for success. He will also help attendees understand the intricacies associated with cruelty free and natural and organic claims and how to structure and declare ingredients correctly on an INCI list.

Social media and influencer marketing

Samantha Fletcher, partner and client service director at G&G Digital
Samantha Fletcher

Samantha Fletcher, partner and client service director at G&G Digital, will be joined by Chiara di Rago, G&G Digital’s PR account manager, and a leading social media influencer, Tamryn Sher (@tamryn_sher), who works with local and international brand owners. Together this dynamic trio will focus on social media strategies for beauty brands and influencer marketing.

Chiara di Rago & Tamryn Sher

Their presentation will close with a panel discussion, giving the audience a chance to share their views and get expert feedback on any queries they may have regarding how to navigate a winning social media strategy, which is sure to get their beauty products into influencers hands and ultimately the hands of loads of consumers.

Get financially fit in 2020

Access to finance is one of the biggest obstacles to the survival and growth of start-ups and small and medium businesses. To help entrepreneurs overcome this, the P&C Review conference programme will feature an unmissable presentation by Brett Nadasen, business development manager at Finfind, on how to identify and develop relationships with private sector financiers across South Africa which are positioned to impact the funding of SMMEs. Brett will also focus on innovative financing solutions, financial wellness and funding and investment opportunities.

Brett Nadasen, Finfind’s business development manager
Brett Nadasen

Finfind is an innovative, online platform that automatically matches the seekers of business finance with appropriate funders from a comprehensive, up to date database of more than 530 SMME finance offerings from the public and private sector funders in South Africa.

Megatrends and consumer insights

Are you wondering what global megatrends are set to reshape the world in the years to come? Marcel van Rooyen, sales director South Africa and SSA, Symrise cosmetic ingredient division, will reveal new data on four of the biggest megatrends with specific information on how these trends will impact innovation in the beauty industry.

The mega trends include Minimalism, Mindfulness, Beyond Boundaries and a fourth trend, which will be revealed exclusively to our conference delegates.

The conference takes place at AstroTech Conference Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg. AstroTech Conference Centre is situated on a Gautrain bus route and there is an Uber hot spot located directly outside the venue, making it exceptionally easy to access. There is also ample parking at the venue to accommodate all our delegates.

To book your seat for R1 495 per person including VAT, send an email to the editor, Abby Vorster.

The event will also include a select group of exhibitors, which will showcase their products and solutions for the beauty, hair care, cosmetics and personal care industry.