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ICMAD Webinars

ICMAD has developed and recorded a number of webinars on business, marketing, regulatory and technical topics to help members. All of these webinars (with the exception of the Chinese Cosmetic Market) are listed below with their descriptions and are available for you to purchase and view by clicking here.

ICMAD Webinars and Descriptions


10 Dos and Don'ts for Growing a Successful Business

  • How to develop a profitable business by using the latest marketing tools and techniques.

Growth, Acquisition & Financial Develop Part I - Business Development and Capital Raising

  • An introduction to capital raising that highlights all of the factors to be considered before attempting to raise capital.
  • How to know if you are ready for a partner and what options are available.
  • What you need to do to prepare.

Growth, Acquisition & Financial Develop Part II - Types of Capital Options

  • This webinar provides a deeper discussion of the types of capital available to growing                 businesses.
  • A review of the pros and cons of each capital option and how to determine which is best for your company.

Growth, Acquisition & Financial Develop Part III - Telling Your Story

  • There is an art to “telling your story” to capture the attention and interest of potential investors/buyers.
  • Guest speaker and OPI Founder George Schaeffer offers his story as a case study.

New Logistics Opportunity: Smart Warehousing

  • Learn about an exclusive ICMAD member benefit – a web-based inventory management system with real-time visibility and control.
  • The system offers small companies the ability to complete with large companies on distribution. 
  • ICMAD member discounts explained.

Beauty Trends for 2015

  • Learn what 50 year old market research partner Kline & Company has found out about beauty trends for 2015 and beyond.
  • The 60 minute session is a distillation of a number of market report Kline has published on various segments of the beauty industry.

Marketing in the Moment with Rocket Fuel

  • Learn how Rocket Fuel's Moment Scoring can improve the performance of a Marketing campaign.
  • Also, learn ways to cater your promotions to your customers and determine the most appropriate time and device to display your messages for a consumer to make a purchase.

To purchase and view any of the above listed webinars click here.

California Regulations:

California Green Chemistry

  • These new regulations will require costly analysis and product reformulation, or it may not be able to be sold in California.
  • They require the identification of “Chemicals of Concern,” for which there are no minimum concentration levels or small company exemptions.
  • The webinar takes a practical, in-depth look at what may result when the regulations become effective.

Complying with the New CARB Requirements

  • The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued new requirements for completing their 2013 Consumer Products Survey.
  • This webinar explains the requirements and how to complete them.

Complying with the New 2014 CARB Requirements

  • This session will take a step-by-step approach in displaying the best practices and available tools to ensure your company complies with the survey deadlines while avoiding business risks.
  • This webinar explains the requirements and how to complete them for the Nov. 1, 2015 due date.

Why California's Prop 65 Listing of Cosmetic Ingredients Affects Your Business

  • The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added several ingredients commonly used in cosmetics to the Proposition 65 List of Chemicals, and violations notices have gone out.
  • This webinar will explain what this means for your company and what you can do about it.

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International Regulations:

China’s Cosmetics Regulation Revised (Notes Only)

  • An introduction to China’s current cosmetics regulatory procedures
  • A discussion of changes in the cosmetic registration process
  • An analysis of new, proposed regulations             

EU Cosmetic Regulations: 2015 Developments

  •  A brief review of the EU’s cosmetic regulatory activities in 2014 with specific examples on ingredients.
  • Predictions about what the European Commission is likely to regulate in 2015, with emphasis on fragrance allergens.

2016 EU Cosmetics Regulatory Update 

  • A brief update on the EU's regulations for the cosmetic industry including dicussion on; new restrictions and bans on ingredients, new guidelines on "free from" claims, penalties for non-compliance and the 2016 regulatory agenda.

How to Enter the Chinese Market (Notes only)

  • Learn how to successfully register your cosmetics in China.
  • Featured speakers from QTCCC, the Quality and Technology Certification and Consultation Service Centre of the Guangdong Beauty and Cosmetic Association.

The EU Cosmetics Registration

  • Learn how the EU cosmetic registration program works.
  • Webinar explains what is needed to complete a product registration more efficiently.

Update on REACH Requirements

  • The Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals, or REACH, created a single regulation for 31 countries in Europe.
  • The 60 minute session details the key principles and registration requirements under the regulation.
  • Learn what U.S. companies exporting cosmetics to the EU need to know.

To purchase and view any of the above listed webinars click here.

Webinar Series: A Practical Guide to Selling Cosmetics Internationally:

Produced in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service, this group  of 60 minute webinars (available individually) provides both demographic and marketing information as well as regulatory and registration requirements for each country. Speakers include the in-country U.S. Commercial Specialists, regulatory officials and legal and import experts for each location.

  • Selling Cosmetics in Australia
  • Selling Cosmetics in CAFTA Countries
  • Selling Cosmetics in Chile
  • Selling Cosmetics in Colombia
  • Selling Cosmetics in India
  • Selling Cosmetics in NAFTA Countries
  • Selling Cosmetics in Panama
  • Selling Cosmetics in Peru
  • Selling Cosmetics In South Korea


A Visual Guide to the New FDA Sunscreen Labeling Rule

  • The FDAs Sunscreen Labeling Rule became effective December 17, 2012. The purpose of the webinar is to help companies understand how these rules apply to their packaging.
  • All cosmetics and cosmetic-drugs containing a sunscreen must comply with these rules, not just beach products.

Designing Cosmetic Labels: What you Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

  • An outline of the basic regulatory elements of a cosmetics/personal care package for the U.S.
  • The purpose of the webinar is to explore various way to incorporate these elements into a package while maintaining brand identity and to keep costs and efficiences as part of the design equation.

Doing Business in Canada: Labeling Requirements and Regulatory Changes

  • The purpose of the webinar is to identify and review changes in Canadian cosmetic labeling, ingredients and harmonization efforts.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Designing OTC Labels

  • An outline of the basic regulatory elements of an Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug package in theU.S., with particular emphasis on the required Drug Facts Panel

To purchase and view any of the above listed webinars click here.

U.S. Regulations:

A Practical Guide to FDA Sunscreen Regulations

  • The FDAs Sunscreen Regulations became effective December 17, 2012, mandating changes in the way sunscreens are manufactured, distributed and sold.
  • Changes include delivery systems, testing and claims.
  • The webinar describes these changes and how they should be implemented.

A Practical Guide to Import/Export Part II - FDA Imports & Shipping

  • Poor import/export processes cost companies thousands of dollars annually.
  • ICMAD’s experts can explain how companies can minimize their costs and ensure their goods move efficiently through customs.

A Practical Guide to Import/Export: Part I FDA Imports & Shipping

  • An explanation of the FDAs import alert/detention program and advice on how to avoid costly delays at U.S.border using appropriate testing.
  • A review of the common reasons for cosmetic inport refusals.

Cosmetics 101 for Marketers

  • Developed specifically for brand owners, marketers, sales and marketing departments to familiarize them with the more technical aspects of building a product.
  • Discussion of the details of working with contract manufacturers
  • How to use insurance to protect your product, brand and business
  • How to deliver a “WOW” retailer presentation

Cosmetics 101 Revisited: What's New and Now

  • Developed for brand owners, distributors and manufacturers: anyone in the beauty industry who would like more information about how to build and protect a business, including the technical and regulatory information you need.
  • Discussion on working with Contract Manufacturers: What to Ask, What to Expect
  • Proactive Steps You Can Take Now To Avoid Trouble

Cosmetic Safety Testing & Toxicology

  • Learn in this 60-minute webinar the most current toxicological knowledge for our industry, and how cosmetic safety testing can ensure your products are the safest available.
  • Topics covered include; working with Contract Manufacturers: what to ask, what to expect
  • Protecting your product, brand and company
  • Proactive steps you can take now to avoid trouble

The Pathway to Compliance with Cosmetic GMP Guidelines

  • A review of the current status of cosmetic GMPs in the U.S.
  • A comparison of U.S. GMP guidelines with the International Standard ISO 22716
  • Recommendations on how companies can prepare to become GMP compliant

Preparing for A GMP Audit

  • Good Manufacturing Practices are mandated for products being sold in the EU.
  • This presentation walks companies through the sections of a cosmetic GMP audit and describes what data and procedures companies should be documenting prior to an audit to make the process run smoothly and finish quickly.

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