HPCI South Africa 2019 announces educational programme

HPCI South Africa, an event devoted exclusively to ingredients for home and personal care products, will take place on 4 and 5 September at Gallagher Convention Centre. The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) will also host its annual scientific conference in conjunction with HPCI South Africa.

The branding of the HPCI South Africa expo

The educational programme has been announced and registration is open. Delegates can benefit from an attractive Early Bird Rate until 17 July which offers a saving R1300.

Innovating the possibility

The conference theme is ‘Innovating the Possibility’ and the programme focusses on the dissemination of scientific information, bringing world class scientists and professionals to the African continent. Local and international presenters have been invited to present posters and papers outlining new research and new materials that can be brought to market.

The Coschem scientific conference and HPCI South Africa exhibition offers a truly exclusive and unique opportunity to meet peers from many African countries and gain new insights in the innovations of the industry.

Dermatologist key note address

The key note of the conference will be presented by Prof. Dr Dr-Ing Juergen Lademann, head of the Centre of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology from the Charité- Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Germany. Lademann is also the current IFSCC president. He will report on Recent Developments of Sunscreens: UV or Light Protection.

The programme also features high ranking international speakers who will deal with burning issues and present solutions to current challenges in the cosmetics industry.

DGK/IKW Safety Assessment Seminar

The safety assessment of a cosmetics product is of high importance. All manufacturers are responsible for offering consumers safe products. IKW and DGK (two German associations) have developed a training concept that is unique in the world. Through individual training segments, they offer the opportunity to achieve a DGK Safety Assessor certificate.

For the first time a Safety Assessment Seminar will be offered on 5 September, together with the Cosmetic, Toiletries & Fragrance Association of South Africa (CTFA). Safety assessors and those who want to become involved will have an opportunity to learn about innovations while gaining hands-on experience in workshops with peers.