DGK (German Society for Applied and Scientific Cosmetics) and IKW (The German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association) are pleased to announce their 9th annual seminar for cosmetic safety assessors, in collaboration with the HPCI (Home and Personal Care Ingredients) Conference and Exhibition in Warsaw. This event, scheduled to take place on 27 September 2023, will bring together industry experts, safety assessors, and professionals from the cosmetics sector to explore crucial topics related to product safety and sustainability.

The DGK/IKW Safety Assessor Certificate Programme, comprising seven constantly evolving advanced training courses, serves as the foundation for professionals seeking to excel in cosmetic safety assessment. In addition to these courses, participants are required to attend 5 practical seminars over a span of 5 years to earn the prestigious "DGK Safety Assessor" certification.

It has been a longstanding tradition for DGK and IKW to host one of these seminars annually in conjunction with the HPCI Warsaw event. This collaborative effort has allowed DGK and IKW to engage with colleagues and peers from Poland, including the Polish Association of Cosmetic and Detergent Industry (PACDI), the Polish Union of the Cosmetics Industry (PUCI), and the Polish Society of Cosmetic Scientists (PSCS).

The focus of this year's seminar, the 9th edition, will be on the subject of cosmetics packaging and ensuring product safety when using recycled materials. With sustainability at the forefront of the cosmetics industry's agenda, addressing the challenges of sustainable packaging materials and practices is paramount.

In addition, the seminar will delve into the industry's ongoing challenge of finding non-alternative methods to demonstrate product safety. The keynote speech will center on this pivotal issue, providing attendees with valuable insights and strategies to navigate this evolving landscape.

DGK and IKW together with the three Polish associations cordially invite all professionals, safety assessors, and stakeholders in the cosmetics industry to join us at the 9th annual seminar during HPCI Warsaw. This event promises to be a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing, and staying updated on the latest developments in cosmetic safety and sustainability.

For more information about the seminar, registration details, and the DGK/IKW Safety Assessor Certificate Programme, please visit https://safetyassessor.info/seminar-poland-2023-en/


About DGK e. V. (German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics)

Our Goals:

  • Promotion of scientific research, education, and technical development in the field of cosmetics.
  • Dissemination of acquired knowledge through public publications for the benefit of the general public.
  • Official representation and advocacy of scientific interests in the field of cosmetics, including interactions with public institutions and authorities.
  • Collaboration with German and foreign associations of a similar nature and the exchange of information with them.
  • Our strength lies in our exclusive focus on scientific aspects. This allows us to address and take positions on cosmetic-related issues in a neutral and independent manner, free from economic considerations.
  • Our activities primarily revolve around two areas: the projects and work of our specialized groups, and the organization of continuing education events. This includes the training programs leading to certification as a DGK Cosmetics Expert or a DGK Safety Assessor, both of which have gained significant prominence in recent times.

About IKW e. V.

The German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association, with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, was founded in 1968. It represents the interests of more than 440 companies from the fields of beauty and home care on a national and European level. The industry generates sales revenues of more than EUR 19 billion and employs a workforce of approximately 50,000 people. The member companies cover approximately 95 % of the market.

IKW is the contact partner for its member companies, ministries, public authorities, consumers, institutions and associations as well as for the media as far as scientific, regulatory or business topics are concerned. Experts of the competence partners Beauty Care and Home Care within IKW provide competent answers on questions concerning skin and hair care, beauty and self-esteem as well as hygiene and cleaning. More information on www.ikw.org


HPCI (Home and Personal Care Ingredients) Central and Eastern Europe takes place every year  in Warsaw, Poland. This event is the number one trade fair in Central and Eastern Europe and the meeting place for the home and personal care industry and a mirror for the latest market developments. International exhibitors present ingredients and raw materials for formulating home and personal care products as well as laboratory, testing and software solutions. Additionally, the event offers unique educational programme including a scientific session, technical seminars, poster session and a safety assessor workshop. https://www.hpci-events.com/central-and-eastern-europe/



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