In the beginning, Mr. Dominic Lam (Acting CEO, CMATCL) gave a welcome speech.
And he also presented an appreciated certificate to Ms. Minda Chiang (HKSQ).
Group photo of all guest speakers
Mr. Joseph Chiu (Certification Manager, CMATCL) was the first speaker and his topic named "Supporting Plan for Hong Kong Industry (Chinese Medicine, Cosmetics, Testing and Certification) to enhance Product and Service Quality, as well as Brand Building and extension of Mainland Market".
He said they received the feedback from industries about the difficulties to go to Mainland Market. Therefore they would establish “Safety Consultation & Testing Service Centre (SCTSC)” in Aug 2015.
During case sharing, Mr. Chiu briefed the approval period of clinical trial in cosmetic industries including USA, Japan, Europe, Canada and China.
Mr. Albert Leung (Business Development Manager, Hong Kong Cosmetic Technical Resources Centre (HKCTR)) was the second speaker and his presentation entitled "Cosmetics Industry Review in Hong Kong and Mainland". He introduced the different regulations such as CAP 456 (Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance), CAP 138 (Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance) and CAP 362 (Trade Descriptions Ordinance).
Then Mr. Albert Leung briefed Mainland law about the control of Cosmetic. It needed to pre-approval of raw materials. The approval schedule was discussed and showed in the following diagram. After that he discussed the tax and internet purchasing.
Q&A Session 1
The third speaker was Prof. Cheng Ming Ming BBS (Founder, CMM Monita International Group) and her topic named “Increasing Product Quality – Achieving Key of Hong Kong Brand”. Prof. Cheng briefed her experience on establishing her cosmetology industry. She shared her father told her should be Tumbler（不倒翁）. It is the most important spirit for her success.
Then Prof. Cheng introduced her Cosmetology Education Philosophy included Standardization, Professionalism and International. Product should plus Education and Brand should connect to Culture.
Finally, Prof. Cheng introduced the head of her institute and told us the international recognition was most important. It could see many medals the head wore.
The forth speaker was Ms. Minda Chiang (Honorary Secretary, HKSQ) and her presentation topic named “Through GMP – Improving Industry Quality Management and Testing”. She introduced the product quality and said only testing was not enough.
Then Ms. Minda Chiang briefed the ten rule of GMP included pre- and during the work practice based on Man, Machine, Material and Method. Moreover, enterprise commitment was most important such as Corporate Responsibility, Quality Vision, Legal Requirement, Continuous Leadership and Integrity. Finally, she concluded the talk using her quality quote “Ethics is the Cornerstone of Quality.”
The fifth speaker was Ms. Sandra Ho (Consultant of S&A Consultancy Limited) and her presentation was “ISO/IEC 17043 Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing”. Firstly, she gave us an overview of the standard ISO/IEC 17043 which included technical requirements and management requirements.
Then Ms. Ho mentioned one of most important items on design of proficiency test schemes was Homogeneity and Stability. Ms. Ho also briefed the 7 volumes of Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards (HKCMMS).
The last speaker was Prof. Lam-Lung Yeung (Adjunct Associate Professor from Department of Chemistry, HKUST) and his topic named "Proficiency Test for Chinese Medicine – Case Study and Experience Sharing".
Firstly, Prof. Lam briefed different factors should be considered for establishing Proficiency Test such as Customer Survey and Needs Analysis. Then he shared the case named Pseudo Ginseng (Tian Qi/田七).
Q&A Session 2
Before Enterprise Exchange Session, I took a photo with Dr. Eric Sze (OUHK) and Ms. Sandra Ho for memory.
Enterprise Exchange Session was held immediately after the morning seminar.
Firstly, Mr. Marvin Hsu (VP, CMA) gave opening speech. The BUD funding was got in 2012 for assisting Chinese Medicine (pCm) & Cosmetics Products industry. During the discussion, doctors pointed out that it was very different to use western view to think for Chinese Medicine. It could be only considered for safety aspect first.
Before end of the session, a group photo was taken for memory.
CMATCL - http://www.cmatcl.com/en/index.html
HKCTR - http://www.hkctr.com/
HKSQ - http://www.hksq.org/