Formulation Summit 2017 Review

  • Formulation Summit 2017: Review

    The in-cosmetics Formulation Summit returned in 2017 to welcome 150+ top formulators and R&D professionals to network, discuss, and learn from pioneering experts surrounding the topic of Biotransforming Beauty – Formulating with Nature.

    Over the two days, the summit focused on biotransformation, fermentation, biotechnology, as well as the latest green technologies and natural ingredients that allow formulators to create more efficacious and environmentally friendly cosmetic creations.

    See below for more information on what you can expect from attending the Formational Summit, including key statistics, editorial and previous attendees.

    Find more photos through our Summit Flickr album

  • Key Statistics

    The Formulation Summit is a truly international conference: in 2017, of the total delegates that attended the conference, 38% were from the UK, whereas 62% travelled from overseas, with the top represented countries of that international audience being from the USA, France, Germany and Belgium.

    The Formulation Summit 2017 also made up a highly influential crowd, with 78% of delegates holding a senior position, from Manager or Laboratory Manager, all the way up to CEO, Director, President or Owner.

    A better understanding of these statistics can be made with the breakdowns below. Try hovering over the chart segments, or narrowing the comparision by clicking on data in the legend.

  • Networking

    During the two-day conference, delegates, sponsors and tabletop exhibitors networked with each other over mid-morning coffee, a complimentary sit-down lunch, and an evening drinks reception.


    Delegates had the chance to learn about their own skin microbiome, as 40 participants’ volunteered swabs from the surface of their facial skin to test whether the cosmetic products they used were microbiome-friendly.


    For the full education schedule, including the topics discussed, key speakers, and a list of our sponsors and media partners, you can download the 2017 Summit Programme here.

  • Attendees of the Summit 2017

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