Beauty & Business for Cosmetics and Wellness BY The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – June 20, 2023


The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry convened a conference themed “Beauty & Business for Cosmetics and Wellness” on June 20, 2023, hosted at Ballroom 1 of Fairmont Makati. Gyrfalcon International Trading, alongside various distributors of cosmetics and wellness products are the attendees of the conference. The event showcased the offerings of five prominent German cosmetic companies, each presenting their products and business propositions to the audience. The proceedings commenced with an engaging breakfast session.

Mr Christopher Zimmer, Executive Director of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, delivered the welcoming remarks, setting the tone for a day of insightful discourse and collaboration. A highlight of the conference was the keynote address and panel discussion, which provided valuable insights into the latest trends and developments within the cosmetics and home care industries, particulary from a German perspective. Notable topics included an overview of the Philippine retail sector, comparisons between traditional retail and e-commerce strategies, presented by esteemed speakers such as Mr. Thomas Keiser – General Director of Industrieverband Körperpflege-und Waschmittel e.V., Mr Steven Tan – President of SM Supermalls, and Mr. Alexander Friedhoff – Managing Director of Etaily, shared their expertise and forecasts, enriching the discourse.

The event drew to a close with closing remarks delivered by Mr. Stefan Schmitz, President of the German-Philippine Chamber and Industry, encapsulating the day’s insights and emphasizing the significance of fostering collaborations in the cosmetics and wellness sectors. Following the formal proceedings, attendees engaged in informal networking sessions over lunch, fostering meaningful connections and potential partnerships.

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