an Social Night - Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Vander Mill 

505 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm 

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CEP Course - Friday, November 8th, 2019

Prince Conference Center 

Willow Room

1800 East Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm 

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As an SCCMI Chapter tradition, we will be collecting unwrapped toys as donations for TOYS FOR TOTS at the November 8th educational seminar. Please bring your favorite toy for children in need during the holidays.

Sustainable Cosmetic Product Development: Market, Regulations & Product Development


Wen Schroeder

President, SEKI Cosmeticals


Course Summary: The consumer market has evolved over time along with the global green movement. Today’s consumers are conscientious buyers who do not simply buy into a green image; they want to see proof that the manufacturers are engaged in business practices that would ensure a common, sustainable future for all, in both economic and ecological sense. In short, they demand reassurance and actual substantiation of sustainability. This course will provide an overview of this socio-economic trending and how it is shaping the behavior and practices of both consumers and manufacturers alike in cosmetic/personal care product development.

Wen’s Biography: Wen Schroeder is the founder and president of SEKI Cosmeticals. She is key expert for the ASEAN-EU Programme for Regional Integration Support in cosmetic & pharmaceutical GMP and testing. Ms. Schroeder is scientific advisor to Taiwan External Trade Development Council and had served for the Personal Care Products Council. She is active in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. With 20+ years of industrial experience, 30 US patents and numerous publications, Ms. Schroeder is an internationally recognized lecturer on cosmetic science & regulatory affairs. Her lecture topics cover a wide range of areas from chemical management, biocide regulations to food, drug and cosmetic law. Ms. Schroeder is the editor of Sustainable Cosmetic Product Development by Allured Books, as the first comprehensive technical reference work

in this field for the cosmetic and personal care industry.




8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 AM

CEP course
10:30 - 10:45AM  Break
10:45 - Noon  CEP course
Noon -  1:00PM Lunch and Officer Installation
1:00 - 3:00PM CEP course
3:00 - 3:15PM  Break
3:15 - 4:30PM  CEP course



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