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Please join us for a symposium hosted by the NY Society of Cosmetic Chemists. We will focus on the meaning of "halal" certification, personal care brand trends catering to Middle
Please join us for a symposium hosted by the NY Society of Cosmetic Chemists. We will focus on the meaning of “halal” certification, personal care brand trends catering to Middle Eastern consumers, regulatory advocacy, and a Halal discussion panel. Other highlights include the opportunity to receive a professional henna tattoo at the event and exploration of the Liberty Science Center for a DISCOUNTED FEE after the program ends.
Many of us have heard of the term halal, or perhaps “The Halal Guys”, if you are from the tri-state area! Most of us associate the term with Islamic dietary laws. However, halal is not exclusive to the food industry anymore. Nor is halal solely connected to religion. Halal certification has become increasingly popular in the personal care industry and has signified a standard of quality. Clients are encouraging their manufacturers to become halal certified, and more and more raw material suppliers are becoming certified or proving compliance within halal guidelines. The NYSCC April 2018 event—Cosmetics in the Middle East: A Regulatory Perspective—will begin with a “Halal 101” lecture by Mohamed Omer of Revlon. This lecture will provide a comprehensive definition and overview of halal, its transition from the food to personal care industry, and why it is trending in cosmetics. Afterwards, attendees will gain further insight on halal from three different perspectives within the personal care industry: raw materials, nail polish, and oral care manufacturers. John Gromley, the Director of Regulatory Affairs of Grant Industries, Inc. will share “The Essential Steps to Becoming a Global Halal Certified Ingredient Supplier”. Maya Cosmetics founders, Bilal Saeed and Javed Younis will discuss the making of Maya Cosmetics, manufacturer of luxurious, 100% halal, nail lacquers. And, Dr. Sayed Ibrahim, founder of Sprinjene, will share his story in developing an original, meticulously handcrafted, and halal certified toothpaste line. Following these presentations, attendees can enjoy traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. After lunch, we will take a look into the regulations of the Middle East. The Middle East is a leading market, and cosmetic companies are eager to sell their products this region of the world. But, what does it take to have a finished product in the Middle East, from a legal stance? When it comes to regulatory affairs, most people agree that the European Union sets the most rigid framework with the EC 1223/2009, an outline that many other regions follow. The Middle East is, in fact, one of those regions. However, it still has its own distinctions when it comes to processes, ingredients, labelling, and claims. George Bouboulis of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) will discuss the Middle East’s regulatory framework, known as GCC Regulation (GSO 1943/2016). This presentation will include an overview and a comparative look against the frameworks of the United States and European Union as well as a future look, as this regulatory outline is scheduled to be updated by 2020. In addition, attendees will learn about regulatory advocacy in the Middle East. The event will close with a Halal Discussion Panel consisting of Gromley, Saeed, and Ibrahim, which will be moderated by Omer, to discuss the challenges and advantages regarding Halal Certification in the beauty industry.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Introduction – Leor Fay Tal (MANA Products)
9:40 – 10:15 a.m. Halal 101 – Mohammed Omer (Revlon)
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. The Essential Steps to Becoming a Global Halal Certified Ingredient Supplier
– John Gormley (Grant Industries Inc.)
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Story of Maya Cosmetics – Javed Younis (Maya Cosmetics) and Bilal Saeed (Maya Cosmetics)
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Story of Sprinjene – Sayed Ibrahim (Sprinjene)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Overview of GCC Regulations (GSO 1943/2016) and Regulatory Advocacy – George Bouboulis (PCPC)
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. NYSCC Announcements – Cathy Piterski (Givaudan) and Mohamed Omer (Revlon)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Halal Discussion Panel – Sayed Ibrahim (Sprinjene), John Gormley (Grant Industries Inc.),
Mohamed Omer (Moderator – Revlon), and Bilal Saeed (Maya Cosmetics)
All Day (Wednesday)
The NYSCC is hosting its 3rd Annual Suppliers Day Awards Night in NYC with an event that’s not to be missed! In honor of this year’s theme, “The Art and Science of Formulation,” please come celebrate with us the, “NYSCC Suppliers Day Awards Night!” and bring your mask and appropriate attire for a masquerade inspired event! The event is going to be held at Stage 48, one of New York City’s most unique event spaces. Stage 48 is located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. This 4-level venue is a converted industrial space that incorporates New York’s old west side feel with modern amenities and state of the art sound and lighting. The venue features a grand ballroom with an extravagant mezzanine, a private lounge level with a performance space and a beautiful rooftop terrace with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline.
Art and Science of Formulation Award – Suppliers Day 2018
This year, the NYSCC is challenging all formulators whether you work for a Supplier or Finished Good Manufacturer/ Brand to submit your formulations for consideration to be awarded the, “Best Formulation at Suppliers Day 2018,” to honor the theme of this year, “ The Art and Science of Formulation.” Your formulation can be whatever format you want it to be. Showcase your talents and creativity and the chance for your work to be recognize NYSCC’s biggest show of the year!!!
The metrics for consideration will be:
• Creativity to show the synergy between Art and Science of Formulations
• Sensorial Competitiveness inclusive of scent, texture and overall appearance
• WOW Factor
Formulations who are considered (3) will be showcased at the Suppliers’ Day 2018 showfloor at the Jacob Javits convention center where attendees will be asked to vote for their favorite formulations.
The winner of the, “Best Formulation at Suppliers Day 2018,” will be announced at the Suppliers Day Awards Night Event by our Platinum Sponsor at Stage 48 NYC
To submit your formulation, send the following to the address below.
Formulation on chosen packaging (5 pcs)
A word document( 8 x 11 print out) which includes your
Description (300 words)
Key ingredients (INCI only)
Contact information where notification can be received
Submissions open on March 1. Once submission timeframe ends on March 31st 2018, the NYSCC scientific committee will review the submissions and notify everyone by April 15 2018. The 3 formulations chosen will be showcased at the Suppliers Day 2018 show floor for on site voting!
We look forward on receiving your submissions! For any direct inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
$60.00/ per person (Members Pricing)
$80.00/ per person (Non Members)
$130.00/ per person (ON SITE Pricing)
Smart Casual/ Masquerade Type attire
Mask of your choice! Mask highly encouraged. Disposable masks will be available at the door with limited quantity.
(Tuesday) 9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Stage 48 NYC