For Immediate Release, Monday, November 19, 2018
“The culture of beauty is a common universal language that we all speak and the beauty business can unite us nationally on a cultural and socially economic front.” – Melani Chong. We all use personal care products. We all have a beauty culture secret that we can share with one another. Through the relationship with international clusters, we will focus on leveraging Canadian resources from raw material to finished product ranges.
The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster announces it’s new Chair, Melani Chong, founder of MC2Industries Inc., a boutique Toronto firm of R&D Chemists and Scientists who specialize in cosmetics, topicals and formulating as well as pharmaceutical lab practitoners of cannabis. The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster was founded in 2017 by Margarita Siderova/President to define the industry areas of growth and innovation, to unite the cosmetic industry in Canada and to raise Canadian products (raw to finished and sustainableawareness globally. The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster serves to unite the Canadian cosmetic industry and to help SME’s develop new cosmetic innovation in the global market. “Our biggest priority is to have more Canadian Cosmetic Companies go global and to bring new business from abroad to Canada” – Margarita Sidorova.
A Canadian delegation was formed in September 2018, which met in Paris, France on October 16th, 2018 at the Canadian Embassy to France with International Trade Commissioners and presented at the Cosmetic Clusters International Meeting to exchange strategies to leverage agricultural, forestry and marine assets for use in the global cosmetic industries. On October 17, 2018, the Canadian Cosmetic Cluster formed an official partnership with the Cosmetic Valley France and the Cosmetic Clusters International Network and were joined by several international partners including China, Germany, Switzerland, Bolivia. The CCC, together with MC2 Industries, presented numerous cosmetic scientific innovations to international research panels such as L’oreal, Puig, JnJ, LVMH and several others at the Cosmetics 360* Paris.
The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster is an optimum opportunity to attract cross-industry biotechnology and cosmetic innovation business to Toronto. Toronto is a centrally located, multi-cultural, growing infrastructure to support development (especially with the Cosmetic Regulation Reform), a fantastic exchange rate for many currencies and many trade agreements such as CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and CPTPP (Comprehensive And Progressive Agreement For Trans-pacific Partnership. MC2 Industries and the Canadian Cosmetic Cluster work in partnership with the Cosmetic Valley France, Quebec International, World Trade Centre Toronto as members of the Trade Acceleration Program, Canadian and Toronto Trade Commissioners Service and several charitable programs.
The main Cluster activities for the next year will be:
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Currently, more than 50 countries have adopted medicinal cannabis programmes while Canada, Uruguay and 15 US states have legalized its recreational use, with Mexico and Luxembourg having political debates as to whether to follow that path. - UN News & UN CND (Commission on Narcotic Drugs)
This market shift toward the wider cultural acceptance of therapeutic cannabis is finding consumer brands rushing to market to fulfil marketplace demands with unsufficient scientific alignment. The reality is, and many science institutions (FDA, UK Commission, WHO) have agreed, that there has not been sufficient testing, length of study, nor broad-scope subjective data collected on longterm human effects that is available to us today.
Innovation Superclusters are engines of economic growth. Built around industries of the future, Superclusters can accelerate transformation and drive system-level innovation. The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster is an internationally recognized hub that participates in global trade initiatives and provides service to local and international cosmetic companies. Collaborating, developing, supporting with academia, capital and national policy, Canada can become a centre for global Superclusters.
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