March to November 2020
Although at ISCC we just finished hosting ISCC conference at HPCI 2020,
the period of March to November has been the dullest and depressing period
for the industry with India going in a lockdown from March end.
Our motto at Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists is that not only we help you grow your network with industry professionals but also help you grow in terms of knowledge, experience and exposure. Keeping in view our motto , the society decided to go ahead towards taking the Cosmetic Industry to next platform and hence efforts were taken to arrange programs to benefit the members even during the lockdown. These efforts were further strengthened by our parent body IFSCC by conducting free webinars twice a month for the members in the most crucial months of April to November.
l ISCC in collaboration with FFDC Kannauj & KPMG successfully organized a webinar on “Harnessing Opportunities in difficulty of COVID-19 for Cosmetic & Aroma Industry” on 23rd May 2020. The Speakers for the webinar were Mr. Sanjeev Chawla – Director DC-MSME, Mr. S.V. Shukla - Principal Director FFDC and Dr. Renuka Thergaonkar - President ISCC. The theme of the seminar was to look at the opportunities posted by the impending pandemic and how to utilize these opportunities by the support of government schemes and support. The webinar was a huge success with 477 registered participants of which 326 attended the same. This webinar was attended by participants from India and other neighboring countries mostly students, industry persons and entrepreneurs.
l Your society also organized another Webinar in association with HPCI India titled “Changing Paradigm Trends in Cosmetic Industry post COVID” on Saturday 4th July 2020. The webinar had eminent speakers from the industry namely: Ms. Birgit Huber – Deputy Director General IKW Germany; Mr. Nitin Sharma – Business Head South Asia - Clariant India; Mr. Manish Chaudhari – Business Head Galaxy Surfactants and Dr. Renuka Thergaonkar - President ISCC. The Webinar was moderated by Mr. Dilip Raghavan Chief Editor ,Color Publications. This webinar was attended by about 170 participants out of 340 registered participants. The webinar gave a glimpse about the new upcoming trends in the industry post Covid Era.
l This was followed by another webinar on “Sustainable and Green Cosmetics” on 24th November 2020. The webinar moderator Ms. Sandhya Chipalkatti - Governing Body Member, ISCC; Editor & Publisher, StyleSpeak, Spa Mantra Magazines very aptly moderated the session. The speakers comprised of eminent personalities from the industry namely Dr. Arunasiri Iddamalgoda, CED- Ichimaru Pharcos Co. Ltd, Japan; Dr. Hema Sharma-Dutta, Head- Personal Care, R & D Himalaya Drug Co; Mr. Shankar Prasad, Founder Director, Pureplay Skin Sciences Pvt Ltd and Ms. Pauline Raffaitin, Home & Personal Care, Business Unit Manager, Ecocert. This webinar was attended by about 100 participants out of 320 registered participants. The webinar gave in-depth information on Green and Sustainable cosmetics and how to formulate them and what are the various regulations pertaining to these products along with marketing challenges and opportunities for the ingredient and finished product industry.