Webinar: Finding European buyers for your natural ingredients for cosmetics


The demand for natural ingredients for cosmetics is growing. European cosmetics producers are looking for new ingredients and sources. This creates opportunities for suppliers from developing countries. Still, suppliers must meet many market requirements including price, quality and reliability. There are also increasing expectations of sustainability, traceability, and responsibility in the supply chain.

Join this webinar to learn more about the European market requirements for cosmetic ingredients. Our experts will address the following questions:

  • What are the market requirements for different types of cosmetic ingredients?
  • What does it mean to be a sustainable supplier of cosmetic ingredients?
  • How can exporters stand out from other suppliers of cosmetic ingredients?
  • How can you find buyers of cosmetics ingredients in Europe?  

For whom?

The webinar is for entrepreneurs and business support organisations active in the natural ingredients sector.


  • Opening remarks and CBI introduction.
  • Market requirements for cosmetic ingredients.
  • Sustainability, traceability, and responsibility in the supply chain.
  • How to find European buyers.
  • Guest speaker: John Brebner, Global Business Consultant at Naissance Natural Ingredients.
  • Questions and answers.  


Thomas Vonk, Programme Manager Market Intelligence at CBI, will host this webinar. Presenters include:

Andrew Jones, Fair Venture Consulting

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones specialises in coaching Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to become successful exporters of (new and innovative) cosmetic ingredients to the European market.  Andrew’s clients include CBI, SIPPO, UNIDO, and UNCTAD. Before starting his consulting business 18 years ago, he worked for The Body Shop International. There, he bought ingredients and developed supply chains for the Community Fair Trade programme. He has worked in Colombia, South Africa, Peru, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and many other developing countries.  

John Brebner, Global Business Consultant at Naissance Natural Ingredients

John Brebner

John Brebner has been involved in the natural ingredients market for over 40 years. Since 1994, he has sourced natural raw materials from small farming groups, co-operatives and independent producers. He focuses on certified organic ingredients and was one of the first in the United Kingdom to get certification for essential oils, vegetable oils and types of butter. He started his company 30 years ago.

More information

For more information, please contact Programme Manager Thomas Vonk via the contact form.

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Event details


Thursday, December 1, 2022


Online: 14:00 – 15:30 CET

For whom?

Business Support Organisation

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