The Scancos Annual Conference

Copenhagen,  16th - 17th November at Scandic Copenhagen

The Scandinavian Society of Cosmetic Chemists organizes every year a scientific conference which gathers together the most important R&D formulators, marketing people and other important decision makers from the cosmetic industry of the Nordic countries.

The 2017 conference will be held in Copenhagen and the conference venue is Scandic Copenhagen, conveniently located in the heart of the city.

Sustainability will be the main topic of the 2017 conference, looked at from various perspectives: from sourcing and manufacturing of raw materials to the finished products. More information coming soon!


From our 2016 Conference:

These are the welcoming words of our Chairman:

There are no cosmetics without chemistry. On recent years the SCANCOS conference has been concentrating more on claims, ecolabels etc. Definitely important things for nowadays’ cosmetics, but nevertheless perhaps one step on the side from the formulation chemists’ basic work.

In 2015 in Helsinki we took one step back towards chemistry and discussed cosmetic formulation preservation, its effects on formulation stability etc. In 2016 we will continue our journey deeper to the always interesting world of chemistry and to what cosmetic formulators should take into account when creating new formulations. The working title ”Formulation Chemistry” speaks for itself.

We will try to put up an interesting combination of speakers and scientific lectures for the cosmetic chemists to enjoy. I welcome all our members and other interested parties to join the conference, network with their Nordic colleagues and enjoy of the cosy SCANCOS annual conference atmosphere.

Best regards,

Simon Riihelä
Chairman of the Board


  • SCANCOS member, early bird fee: 2500 SEK incl. VAT
  • SCANCOS member, from 01.10.2015: 3000 SEK incl. VAT
  • non-member, early bird fee: 3000 SEK incl. VAT
  • non-member, after 01.10.2015: 3500 SEK incl. VAT
The early-bird offer is applicable until 30.9.2016, from 1.10.2016 normal rates apply. 

The conference price includes the lectures, lunches on both days, coffee break snacks and the conference dinner. Please register directly at annual conference registration here. (OBS! Registration is closed) 


There is a possibility to book your accommodation for the conference at the Radison Blu Royal Viking. There are 50 rooms reserved for SCANCOS conference participants. The price per night is 1795 SEK including VAT, the rooms can be booked hereAfter 17.9. we can’t guarantee the availability of these lower priced rooms.

There is also a possibility to book your room by telephoning +46 20 238 238, the promo code is “SCANCOS”. Please note that these rooms are available on a first come first serve basis. For more information about the hotel and venue, please visit their website


The Radisson Blu Royal Viking is located next to the central station and can easily be reached by Arlanda Express, the Airport coach, commuter trains and the subway. The train  costs SEK 280 or you can buy a ticket in advance for a fare as low as SEK 154, the travel time is approx. 20min. Map of the arrival by train.

By bus use Flygbussarna to travel to Cityterminalen, price SEK 99, travel time approx. 45min. Map of the arrival by bus.

Want to benefit of the reduced member fee?

If you aren’t yet a member of SCANCOS you can apply for the membership here for only 300 SEK/year.

For more information please feel free to contact

Join us in our quest to create a more lively, interactive and competitive cosmetic industry in the Nordic countries!

Last conference presentation slides

If you haven’t been able to participate to the latest conference but would anyway like to receive the conference presentation slides they can be delivered for 500 SEK.

Please contact for more information. 


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Annual conference registration 2016

Please register directly at annual conference registration below.


Registration closed

Program for Annual conference 2016

Read the 2016 conference program here.