As you may be aware, the Cosmetics Alliance Fall Regulatory Workshop was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. With the upcoming federal election taking place only 2 days prior, Cosmetics Alliance had preliminary discussions with government officials to gain insight on the potential limitations this could place on any presentations they would give.
Based on these discussions it was evident that government officials would only have been able to make limited remarks given the close proximity to the election. Even though the election would have taken place before the Workshop, there may be a change in cabinet members and ministers which will require swearings in, briefings by staff, and new mandates letters from the Prime Minister. As a result, we are moving the Workshop to Thursday, December 12, 2019, still at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. This will allow time for the potentially new government to begin its mandate and the Workshop to keep its most valued component – open and transparent discussions with government officials. Going forward, this will not impact the dates of future regulatory workshops. The Spring and Fall 2020 workshops are scheduled for May and October, respectively.
Registration information and a preliminary agenda will be sent out in early Fall. We hope to see you all in Ottawa this December.