UEBT annual conference

Beauty of Sourcing with Respect


Each year in Paris, companies from the beauty, food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors come together for the UEBT "Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference" to discuss consumer demand for natural and ethical sourced ingredients. In 2018, we discussed special topics such as new rules on how to research and develop substances from nature, including how businesses share benefits with countries, local communities and indigenous peoples.

Launch of the Biodiversity Barometer

The 2018 conference launched the 10th edition of the UEBT Biodiversity Barometer, a special piece of research that spans a decade and has included interviews with 60,000 consumers asking what they know and understand about our planet’s biodiversity, and what they expect from brands.

Speakers in 2018

Anne Bahr-Thompson, author of the book Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit, and a top thought leader who has worked with brands from Pepsi to Microsoft to UNICEF, provided the keynote address.

Other 2018 Speakers included representatives from Natura Cosmetics, Weleda, L’Oréal, Symrise, Martin Bauer, Capua 1880, Seppic, Plant Advanced Technologies, Rainforest Alliance, Sederma, WWF, Global Nature Fund, Sustainable Food Lab, Tatil Design, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and additional experts and authorities from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The dates will soon be announced for the 2019 conference.

See full list of speakers of the BSR conference

See the full list of speakers of the Exchange day


19-20 June, 2018


Paris Marriott Champs Elysées Hotel
70 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
Paris, 75008

Download the 2018 agenda

19 & 20 June - Main conference and Technical exchanges

The 2018 Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference was made possible with the support of: