PCPC Virtual Summit

May 11, 2021 - May 13, 2021

First of all, we want to say that we miss seeing you in person and thank you for your continued support and engagement in PCPC events!

We are closing the chapter on a challenging year and moving forward with hope and optimism. A year ago, we never could have predicted all that has happened and the impact on how PCPC connects with its members. We are excited to announce that planning is underway for the PCPC Virtual Summit taking place on May 11-13. This meeting will combine the best features and programming elements of the PCPC Annual Meeting and the Legal & Regulatory Conference, and you will be able to live stream it from the comfort of your home or office!

The theme of the meeting is Embracing the Future of Beauty with a focus on Essential Beauty, Sustainable Beauty, and Inclusive Beauty.

We are working on robust programming that will explore how COVID-19 has changed the landscape for the beauty industry and provided an opportunity to explore new ways of doing business; the potential for new federal and state regulation and legislation; heightened interest in sustainability; engaging with our media partners and strengthening trust in the industry; and addressing diversity, equity & inclusion, and what it means for beauty and personal care companies. The event also will include keynotes from industry leaders, panel discussions, a “Washington Report” and a suppliers’ panel.

Open to both PCPC members and nonmembers, session times are as follows:

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. EST on May 11 and 12
  • 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST on May 13

Exhibitors and Sponsors…. Partner with us for success! Maximize your exposure among your target audience, generate new sales prospects and meet with current clients, all while demonstrating your leadership in the cosmetics and personal care products industry. This Summit offers diverse and flexible options to meet every budget. To learn more, view the Sponsorship Prospectus.

Look for more information regarding the program in the coming weeks. For now, please mark your calendars for this exciting program. Questions can be sent to the Events department.



Pricing includes member and nonmember rates.

  Register on or before April 16* Register after April 16
Member rate $725.00 $850.00
Nonmember rate $1,200.00 $1,350.00

*PRODUCT GIVEAWAY: As an added bonus, register for PCPC’s Virtual Summit by April 16 for your chance to win a custom gift box! In addition to the discounted rate, 10 lucky early bird registrants will receive a selection of popular cosmetics and personal care products, supplied by our member companies – some of the most beloved names in the industry. Winners will be selected at random and contacted with additional details.

Registration fees are non-refundable. We regret that refunds will not be given for cancellations or no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted! Substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to the virtual event start date by submitting a written request to events@personalcarecouncil.org.



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Plenary Session Keynote Speakers, Tuesday, May 11, at 11 a.m. EST:

William P. Lauder Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies
Jenny B. Fine Executive Editor, Beauty, WWD

Leading in Turbulent Times: One on One with William Lauder

Hear from industry leader William P. Lauder as he shares his insights with WWD Executive Editor Jenny Fine on leading with resilience and the impacts of COVID-19 on beauty and personal care companies.

William P. Lauder is a son of Leonard and Evelyn Lauder and a grandson of Estée Lauder Companies Founders, Estée and Joseph Lauder. William became executive chairman and chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2009. Previously, he was chief executive officer from July 2004 through June 2009. During his five-year tenure as CEO, he expanded the company’s international presence and distribution channels, and greatly strengthened the brand portfolio. Since he began with the company in 1986, he has led the worldwide businesses for Clinique and Origins and oversaw the company’s free-standing stores and Internet business. He also oversaw all of the company’s global operations, as well as nine specialty brands and the retail business. Under his leadership, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion became the best-selling prestige skin care product in U.S. department stores. In 2012, William received a lecturer appointment to the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches “Decision Making in the Leadership Chair,” a course he designed for second-year MBA students.

Jenny B. Fine has been Executive Editor, Beauty, for WWD since November 2017. She joined the company in November 2001 as editor in chief of Beauty Inc. Prior to joining Beauty Inc, Jenny was editor of Luckymag.com, where she was responsible for overseeing its launch and editorial content. She was previously director of iVillage.com’s Beauty Channel and beauty director at SELF. She began her career in magazine publishing at Fairchild, where she served as senior associate editor of Salon News and beauty news editor of Women’s Wear. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Ms. Fine received a B.A. in art history and an M.A. in journalism from New York University.


Plenary Session Speaker, Tuesday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. EST:

Dr. Susan Mayne Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Hear from Dr. Susan Mayne who will discuss CFSAN’s priorities in the Biden Administration. We hope you’ll join to hear Dr. Mayne’s insights on how the cosmetics industry and FDA can continue their work together toward improving consumer safety while demonstrating the importance of public/private partnerships.

Susan Mayne, Ph.D., joined FDA in January 2015 as the new director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. In this role, Dr. Mayne leads the Center’s development and implementation of programs and policies related to the composition, quality, safety and labeling of foods, food and color additives, and cosmetics. An internationally recognized public health leader and scientist, Dr. Mayne received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Colorado. She earned a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences with minors in biochemistry and toxicology from Cornell University. Dr. Mayne has conducted extensive research into the complex role of food, nutrition and other health behaviors as determinants of chronic disease risk. She is author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications. As a self-proclaimed pragmatic optimist, Dr. Mayne champions collaboration between academia, industry and government to advance science for public health impact.


Breakout Session Speaker, Tuesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. EST:

Eric UnisAttorney, National Advertising Division® (NAD)

Claiming Beauty: A Review of Recent Cases at NAD

This panel will provide a brief overview of advertising self-regulation and look at NAD’s new procedural offerings, including “Fast-Track SWIFT,” an expedited option for filing advertising challenges. The panel will explore recent cases examining common pitfalls in claim substantiation, as well as hot topics and tips for practitioners.



Breakout Session Speaker, Tuesday, May 11, at 3 p.m. EST:

Nicholas Shaw NúñezHead of International Growth & Regulatory Services, Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Association (CTPA)

Marketing Cosmetics After Brexit

The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU) and the EU Single Market. As an independent country, UK legislation for cosmetic products and the raw materials contained within have become applicable for products placed on the market in Great Britain. The EU and UK have established a relationship through the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and the Northern Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement establishes how trade is to be conducted between the different involved regions. The Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has worked with industry to ensure that cosmetic products are able to be placed on the market within the context of a scientific and hazard-based legislation and that trade with the main trading partner, the EU, continues as smoothly as possible. Companies doing business in the UK will need to make significant changes to product and ingredient notifications, labeling and other matters, as well as the responsible person complying with various new deadlines.

Before joining the CTPA, Nicholas Shaw Núñez held regulatory roles within the cosmetic industry from a manufacturer, a brand and a consultancy perspective, focusing on international expansion both in Spain and the UK. He is involved with several key international committees at the CTPA and Cosmetics Europe and has been an advisor in discussions around Free Trade Agreements, the impact of international legislations and the Brexit implications within the cosmetics sector.


Plenary Session Keynote Speakers, Wednesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. EST:

Paul PolmanCo-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE
Andrew Winston Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, Author, Advisor

Courageous Leadership: A Conversation with Paul Polman

Hear from global sustainable business icon Paul Polman, former Unilever CEO and now IMAGINE co-founder and chair, on how and why companies need to up their game on the climate crisis, social justice and other pressing issues. Join us for a fireside chat, led by Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and co-author with Paul of “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take” to be released this fall. These two sustainability champions will explore the type of leadership necessary to drive systems change and why collaborations are critical.

Paul Polman is co-founder and chair of IMAGINE, a social venture which mobilizes business leaders around tackling climate change and global inequality. Paul is the honorary chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, chair of The B Team and Saïd Business School and vice-chair of the UN Global Compact. A leading proponent that business should be a force for good, he has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”. As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals, and as an active SDG Advocate, he continues to work with global organizations and across industry to push the 2030 development agenda.

Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized expert on megatrends and how to build resilient, profitable companies by helping people and planet thrive. Named to Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020 as a “thinker to watch,” his views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, and Unilever. Andrew is the author of the bestsellers Green to Gold and The Big Pivot. His latest book, due in fall 2021, is “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take” (co-authored with renowned CEO Paul Polman). Andrew is also a respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands at executive meetings around the planet. He received degrees in economics, business, and environmental management from Princeton, Columbia and Yale.


Breakout Session Speaker, Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m. EST:

Joachim W. SchlangeManaging Partner, Schlange, Zamostny & Co. GmbH; President, S&Z North America Inc.

The European Green Deal

Joachim W. Schlange, managing partner of Schlange, Zamostny & Co. GmbH – a leading European sustainability consultancy based in Hamburg, Germany – will discuss the European Green Deal and its implications for the beauty and personal care industry. The European Green Deal is the EU’s plan to make its economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities while making the transition just and inclusive for all. The European Green Deal provides an action plan to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and restore biodiversity and cut pollution.

Joachim W. Schlange is also president of S&Z North America Inc., based in New York and founded in 2015. From 2002 until 2006, he was managing director of the sustainability consultancy Systain Consulting GmbH, a subsidiary of the German Otto Group, the world’s largest mail-order company. Between 2000 and 2002, he was managing director of Tiscali Germany, a subsidiary of the Italian Tiscali S.p.A., a leading European internet service provider. He is a member of the “Sustainability Committee” of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.


Breakout Session Speakers, Wednesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. EST:

Will WagnerAssociate, Greenberg Traurig
Deepi Miller Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig

The ever-shifting legal and regulatory landscape of California presents unique challenges and opportunities for personal care companies. Recent developments under Proposition 65, fragrance and allergen disclosure, chemical ingredient ban legislation and VOC regulations will have a profound impact on doing business in this state and around the country. On May 12, a panel of experts from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, including Will Wagner and Deepi Miller, will offer attendees practical guidance to navigate these new laws.

Will Wagner, associate, focuses his practice in the areas of consumer product defense and regulatory enforcement litigation, particularly on issues involving California’s unique Proposition 65. He defends companies such as food and beverage producers, personal care product manufacturers, and garment and accessory companies in lawsuits relating to Prop 65 chemicals of concern, including heavy metals, acrylamide, DEHP, DINP, PFOA, styrene, formaldehyde and many more. He also regularly advises clients on Prop 65 compliance and risk mitigation, including regulatory and chemical listing issues involving California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

Deepi Miller is a regulatory attorney and business litigator who represents clients in all phases of regulatory enforcement litigation, regulatory compliance and commercial litigation. She advises and defends local and national clients in the apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, food and beverage, supplement and recycling industries, among others, on California-specific consumer safety regulations, including Prop 65. Her practice includes litigation and counseling under environmental and consumer protection laws involving private party plaintiffs and governmental enforcement agencies, including the OEHHA, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), and California Energy Commission (CEC), among others.


Plenary Session Keynote Speaker, Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m. EST:

Lisa Sun Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS and Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Apparel, Fashion and Luxury Practice

Catalyzing confidence and inspiring innovation, Lisa Sun seamlessly blends stories from her personal journey with data and experience-driven insights from her 11 years at McKinsey & Company to offer talks that encourage audiences to choose self-confidence, work to harness their “superpower,” and use gravitas to advance personally and professionally.

Lisa founded GRAVITAS in 2012, and its origin story dates to her first professional review. The feedback that changed her life? Being told that she “comes across as young and overly enthusiastic at times,” that she “lacked gravitas” and “should go buy a new dress, big jewelry and great shoes.” With those words in mind, an understanding of the transformative power of clothing and a determination to create a game-changing company, she filed for a global patent to build shapewear directly into dresses. She launched GRAVITAS as a “confidence company” that offers innovative apparel and styling solutions designed to make over women from the inside out. Two months after launch, her first collection was featured in O, The Oprah magazine, PEOPLE and “The TODAY Show” in the same month. Lisa and GRAVITAS have not slowed down since; she has been featured on CNN and in Forbes, Fast Company, New York magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle and more. She has always had a passion for style, for inclusivity, and for helping people look and feel their best.