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The venue for the CIDESCO Congress & Exhibition is Kistamässan, Arne Beurlings Torg 5, 164 40 Kista. Busses will take you from Waterfront Hotel and the Exhibition. How to get there, click here.

The venue for the CIDESCO Meetings will be Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center, SWCC.

Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

Nils Ericsons Plan 4 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: + 46 8 5050 6540 Fax: + 46 8 5050 6001 E-mail:meetings@stockholmwaterfront.com

- From Arlanda Airport
-Arlanda Express train (20 minutes), stops next to the congress centre. Direct access through Stockholm Central Station. -Airport bus to Cityterminalen (40 minutes), next to the congress centre. - Taxi (40 minutes), recommended firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cab and Taxi 020
- On Foot
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre is located next to Stockholm Central Station (train) and Cityterminalen (bus).
- From the station hall at Central Station
Take the escalators in the middle of the hall up to Klarabergsviadukten. Exit the station building and go left, about 50 metres, on Klarabergsviadukten. Turn left at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel. You will find the entrance to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre next to the hotel.
- From the station hall at Cityterminalen
Go out through the exit towards Klarabergsviadukten. Cross the street and then go right about 50 metres along Klarabergsviadukten. Turn left at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel. You will find the entrance to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre next to the hotel.
- By Train
Arrive at Stockholm Central Station with direct access to the congress centre. See how to get from the Central Station to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre on foot below.
- By buss
National and international buses and airport buses arrive at Cityterminalen, next to the congress centre. See how to get from Cityterminalen to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre on foot below.
- Accessibility
Wheelchair access by lift at Congress main entrance Door opener avaliable for lift Meeting and conference floor / area accessible with wheelchair Disability toilet available in meeting and conference areas on all levels all with alarm buttons Foldable armrests by the toilet Cane holder avaliable at conference reception Access ramp to Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel Number of disability parkingplaces available: 5

Event Schedule

To register for the congress, please click here

For students tickets please contact: cidescocongress2018@shr.nu

For any special food requests please contact: cidescocongress2018@shr.nu

Congress Fees

Congress fee – (Exhibition, Lectures, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Party, Gift)

Early Bird until 30th June € 90

After 30th June € 120

Student ticket € 50

Lecture Programme

Lecture programme 66 th CIDESCO congress 6th - 9th September 2018
hud & kosmetik, Kistamässan, Stockholm. Theatre M 8

Thursday 6th September

11.00 - 12.00 - René Nagels
Professor of Biochemistry and founder of the worldwide Belgium Company Nannic International
Safe Radiofrequency!
Why use Radio Frequency in your treatments? The difference between capacity and resistance Radio Frequency The difference between mono-, bi & multipolar systems

12.15 - 13.15 - Trevor Steyn
Trevor is a South African chemist and founder of Esse Probiotic Skincare. He’s known as the ”Father of Probiotic Skincare” and was the first person in the world to develop a live probiotic skincare product.
Billions of live Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) – The future in professional skincare!
Recent breakthroughs in skincare science have shown that microbes living in and on the skin has a bigger impact on our skin health than our skin cells have. Due to this knowledge, the skincare industry is facing the biggest shift in decades. Trevor Steyn will show you how this new approach will benefit you as skin therapist and also the end customer.

13.30 14.30 - Dirk Hundertmark,
Professor and chemistry specialist with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry especially in mikropigmentation. He is the founder and owner of Purebeau New cosmetics GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
The principle of Plasma technology. Fibroblast non-ablative lifting without, surgical.
Dirk Hundertmark will in his presentation introduce you to the new a treatment “Plasma” and the importance of choosing the right knowledge in combination with precision and technology. Fibroblast Plasma is a new worldwide non-ablative treatment. In the lectured Dirk will also talk about the importance of pre – and aftercare program.

14.45 – 15.45 - Dr Andrew Christie
Dr. Andrew R. Christie is an industry specialist with over 20 years of experience who has lectured as a skin- and microneedling expert in over 50 countries. Andrew has authored several books on microneedling and written over 600 papers for industry publications and journals.
Microneedling & Papulopustular Acne – delivering innovative and effective patient solutions
In his presentation, Dr Christie will focus on how automated microneedling delivers unexpected and innovative success to patients affected by papulopustular acne. Combination therapies with microneedling, including the infusion of certain active substances and chemical peels, deliver even greater treatment versatility and result.

16.00 – 17.00 - Dr. Andrea Bovero, PhD
Andrea Bovero, PhD, trainer, consultant, journalist, writer. Opinion leader in Beauty, Wellness & Lifestyle. He is considered one of the most appreciated Spa experts and critics, his several reviews issued on magazines, blogs and social networks have made him earn the “Spa Spectator” title.
Spa & Beauty Evolution: Market Trends and Innovation
The idea of beauty and wellness has been completely revolutionised by the advent of the Spa System, extending the known concept beyond the borders of "body care". The marketplace has changed, also the consumer has changed and, in order to keep up with the present times, the services offered by the beauty centers have to change as well. The right response to the demanding challenges of the Spa Business are innovative welcoming protocols and multisensory rituals, which are essential elements in the new economy of emotions.”

Friday 7th September

9.00 – 10.00 - Michael Q. Pugliese
Michael Q. Pugliese, BS, LE: an informed educator, writer, and asset to the skincare industry. His dedication and leadership to the brand has grown to achieve international recognition and distribution worldwide. This global expansion has created a skincare regime for every skin type in the world. Michael’s compelling lectures honors the tenets of modern skin science discovered originally by his grandfather.
Innovative Ingredients technology
Sophisticated ingredient technology has driven consumer demand, yet few estheticians understand the depth of science behind these powerful ingredients. Expose yourself to a multitude of ingredient classifications from peptide technologies to antioxidants and from stem cell technologies to skin lighteners. Leave this class with a comprehensive understanding of these innovative concepts and effectively treat your clients in 2018

10.15 – 11.15 - Linda Mehrens Flodin
Makeup artist with 30 years of experience with in the cosmetic industry. Founder and creative director of MEHRENS ACADEMY, Scandinavia´s first stand alone CIDESCO Media Makeup School.
To work professionally with makeup
How to work as a professional makeup artist. The basic techniques and rules in makeup. The makeup artist's techniques have spread to beauty junkies who are making up their own rules and techniques. Where does it come from and how is this effecting the results and trends?

11.30 – 12.30 - Jens Bergström
Jens Bergström, tattoo artist since 1997 and founder of Tattoo and Piercing Education 2010. Former Head Chairman of SRT, Swedish Tattoo Association in between 2009-2015. Currently working in the association as vice Head Chairman developing the first trade certificate for tattoo artists in the world. For the last 4 years he has been working in the EU for a safer trade as consultant for different developing projects mostly regarding Hygiene safety in the workplace. Tattoo and Piercing Education is the largest platform in Scandinavia doing educational lectures regarding hygiene safety towards the tattoo industry, and also other trades that concerns breaking the skin barrier. Recently he was invited to develop a relevant education for the skin therapists of Sweden and SHR - CIDESCO Section Sweden.
Breaking the skin barrier and keeping it safe
I will in a short, easy going and effective way try to explain the values of knowledge regarding workplace hygiene. The different trades of breaking the skin barrier is very similar, have similar laws and the way we execute is much alike, so i will try to explain in a very simple way why we all need to keep an acceptable level of hygiene in the workplace to prevent micro infections, bad results and resistant bacteria to spread in society thru misconception of what we need to know."

12.45 – 13.45 - Sophie Alemany
Sophie Alemany has worked 15 years as International Training Manager for Thalion. Former Training Manager for Givenchy in Europe and the Middle East.
Mineral therapies - health or skincare?
Mineral therapies focuses on stress, the evil of our century, mineral deficiency and ageing. Through magnesium and calcium cures, we can see positive results on how to reduce stress, increase well-being and prevent ageing.

14.00 – 15.00 - Dimitra Tsantidou
Dimitra is a Cidesco Beauty Therapist, member of the Greek Health Tourism Association and assistant of the Greek Thermal Medicine Academy she advocates the nature’s impact on human entirety as an approach to total wellness.
Healing Waters
From ancient times to the present, wellness and health through water have been an integral part of human life. Scientific studies prove the therapeutic dimension, promoting the increasing trend of seeking the benefits of thermal water vital properties, either via balneotherapy or spa and beauty applications. By deploying knowledge and targeted practices we can deliver something more than beauty: Prevention, Health, Longevity.

15.15 – 16.15 - Dr Ghoncheh Yazdani
Qualified physician (family medicine, ophthalmologist, specialist in aesthetic medicine) with a broad knowledge and years of experience in traditional healthcare, private medicine and entrepreneurship.
Innovative treatment for Acne Vulgaris shown in a new study
In a world plenty of knowledge and information your business is less valuable every year if you don’t exclude traditions and include innovation and competence. The lack of effective treatment for acne vulgaris and long periods of treatment with antibiotics may increase the risk of developing resistance. Dr Yazdani has been shown that BioCool® which is a medical device effectively kill microorganisms and reduces the grade of infection by P.Acne in Acne vulgaris.

Social Programme

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Welcome party

The Welcome Party will be held at the Exhibition hud & kosmetik, on Thursday the 6th September in the Bistro. The Welcome Party is included in the Congress Fee. The venue is Kistamässan, Arne Beurlings Torg 5, 164 40 Kista. Busses will take you from Waterfront Hotel to the Exhibition and back.
To read more about the exhibition click here: hud & kosmetik

Culture Evening

The Culture Evening will be held on Friday the 7th September 19.00 at Junibacken.
Busses will take you from the Waterfront Hotel to Junibacken and back
€ 170

The Story of Junibacken

… starts with Astrid Lindgren. The first time she heard about the project she thought it was a nice idea and all that, but she didn’t want to have anything to do with any kind of “Astrid Lindgren’s house”.

A train to the world of fairy tales and stories
Right from the start the idea was of a journey with a small train through some of Astrid’s stories. These would be presented in tableaux, lighting, dialogue and music.
The Storybook Train took nearly two years to create. Doll-makers, scenic artists, prop-makers, theatre carpenters – everyone was working feverishly to complete the Storybook Train in time for the opening on 8 June 1996.

Gala dinner

The Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday the 8th September 19.00 at Winterviken.
Boats will take you from Stadhuskajen to Winterviken and busses will take you back to the Waterfront Hotel.
€ 190

Winterviken – Alfred Nobels old Dynamite Factory!

In beautiful Vinterviken, only 15 minutes away from Stockholm city lays the old factory of Nobel from 1891. Now ”Winterviken” is owned and run by Markus Aujalay and Erika Michael. In this incredible building there are neither crystal chandeliers nor velvet chairs, instead our ceiling is adorned by wooden beams, brick inner and outer walls and wooden floors. Winterviken’s halls are rough and beautiful..
Markus Aujalay is one of Sweden’s most reputed chefs. He has worked at the most exquisite restaurants both abroad and in Sweden and won most titles there are to be won in Sweden. He has managed the Nobel Prize award dinner and is also greatly appreciated as a TV-chef and through his cookbooks.


Please select the Hotel you prefer and make a reservation either by phone or clicking the link to the Hotel. Please note that by using the link you will get a discount. The Official event congress hotel where the CIDESCO Meetings will be held is:

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm

Nils Ericsons Plan 4 111 64 Stockholm Sweden Tel: +46 (8) 5050 6000 Fax: +46 (8) 5050 6001 For discounted prices please book on following link here

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm Situated in the heart of the Swedish capital and is an ideal spot for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is adjacent to both the Waterfront Congress Center and Central Station, allowing you to access the city and surrounding region with ease. Our 414 sleek rooms and suites await your visit, where excellent amenities and scenic views of both the city and bay area come together to create a unique atmosphere

- Getting to Stockholm from Arlanda Airport:
  • The Arlanda Express train stops next to the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center and offers direct access through Central Station. The trip takes approximately 20 minutes
  • The airport bus to Cityterminalen, next to the Congress Center, takes approximately 40 minutes
  • Taxi service from Arlanda takes approximately 40 minutes. Recommended firms are Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cab and Taxi 020.
From Bromma Airport:
  • Airport bus to Cityterminalen takes approximately 40 minutes
  • Taxi service from Bromma takes approximately 20 minutes
Skavsta Airport:
  • Airport bus to Cityterminalen takes about 80 minutes
  • Taxi service from the airport takes approximately 50 minutes
  • Follow signs to Stockholm C, Centrum and Centralstationen (Central Station). There is limited on-site parking available by the hotel. You can find additional parking in the vicinity of the Congress Center.
  • You can enter the hotel from street level at Nils Ericsons Plan via Klarabergsviadukten 59, next to the upper entrance to Central Station.

Elite Hotel Adlon, Stockholm

Vasagatan 42 111 20 StockholmSweden Tel: +46 (8) 402 65 00 info.adlon@elite.se For discounted prices please book on following link here

Elite Hotel Adlon is housed in a classical building on Vasagatan in central Stockholm. The charming hotel now offers 162 hotel rooms. It offers the best location next to the Central Station and Arlanda Express.

Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm

Vasagatan 1 101 24 StockholmSweden Tel: +46 (8) 50654000 guest.royal.stockholm@radissonblu.com For discounted prices please book on following link here

The Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel in Stockholm boasts a great central location near the city’s most notable landmarks. Additionally, Central Station is less than a one minute walk from the hotel, making it easy to explore the capital or travel to the Congress Center and fairs.

Scandic Continental, Stockholm

Vasagatan 22, 101 24 Stockholm Sweden, Tel: +46 8 517 34 200, continental@scandichotels.com For discounted prices please use the Boking Reference: BSHR050918 and book on following link: here

Scandic Continental has a prime location right in the city centre of Stockholm. Close to shopping areas, entertainment and restaurants. Popular attractions such as the Old town, the Royal Opera, the City Hall and Stockholm's Royal Palace are close by.

First Hotell Norrtull
Elite Hotel Adlon, Stockholm

S:t Eriksgatan 119, 113 43 Stockholm Tel: +46 8 300350, Info.norrtull@firsthotels.se For discounted prices please visit www.firsthotels.se/Norrtull, click on booking code and use the code: FHCHUDTE

A unique Stockholm hotel with history

First Hotel Norrtull is located in central Stockholm, in the heart of the expansive district Vasastaden with direct access to the Northern Link. In the Swedish National Heritage listed building the hotel is housed in, you´ll find 125 bright and modern rooms, a restaurant, and conference and banquet hall for 400 people. The Airport Coaches and local buses, stop literally right outside the entrance of the hotel, and within a couple of blocks, commuter trains and the subway are located.
From November 1, 2017 this hotel is cash free.

Make up Competition

The theme for the CIDESCO Make-up & Body Art competition is “Gods and Creatures of the Norse Mythology”
SHR invites you to enter the prestigious annual


The Competition takes place during the CIDESCO World Congress in Stockholm 2018, hosted by SHR, the Swedish CIDESCO Section
and alongside the largest exhibition in the industry in Sweden, hud & kosmetik!
It will be held on Thursday, 6th September 2018

We are now welcoming applications to participate!
Are you a makeup-artist or studying to become one?

Applications are being accepted in two categories:
• Student
• Professional
Duration of competition: 5 hours, 12:00-17:00.
Participants and models need to arrive by 11:00.
During these 5 hours applicants will do a full body painting interpreted from the theme and style hair and accessories based on makeup.
Fee: € 70

For further information contact
Project Manager Anna Olsson



6 – 7th September 2018

The venue is Kistamässan, Arne Beurlings Torg 5, 164 40 Kista. Busses will take you from Waterfront Hotel and the Exhibition.

Invitation to exhibit at hud & kosmetik, 6-7th September 2018

The Swedish National Organisation for Skin Therapists SHR, CIDESCO Section Sweden, SHR, is organising the perfect expo for the Beauty industry, giving you the unique opportunity to meet with exactly the right target audience.
We kindly invite all beauty industry professionals to join our expo and create exciting new business opportunities. Both your existing customers and many potential new customers and contacts will be able to visit your booth at hud & kosmetik. Our exhibition is currently the only professional beauty industry trade show held in Sweden and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. In 2017 the event attracted approximately 3,000 visitors and hosted around 100 exhibitors. Skin therapists, Beauty therapy students and others working in related professions, including chiropodists, spa therapists, massage therapists, nail technicians and make-up artists, are all welcome to visit and exhibit at the 2018 expo. hud & kosmetik is the most important meeting place for the Swedish beauty industry.
Everyone involved in our industry is looking forward to this year´s event and the CIDESCO Congress, with great expectation. Naturally, we’re working hard to ensure that the 2018 expo will be even better than before. As a special addition to the 2018 event, SHR will host the international 66th CIDESCO World Congress in conjunction with hud & kosmetik. As in past years, we will also hold the Swedish championships in both make-up and nail design together with workshops, lectures and much more. SHR is busy promoting hud & kosmetik via its members’ magazine Hudterapeuten, the website hudochkosmetikmassan.se, the SHR blog, advertisements in printed media, digital newsletters and social media. We are also distributing press releases and media invitations. Would you like to join us in making hud & kosmetik 2018 a success? Please feel free to contact me for more information or to make a booking.

Ann-Marie Johansson
Project Manager, hud & Kosmetik Swedish National Organisation for Skin Therapists
E-mail: ann-marie@shr.nu
Tel.: +46 8 30 94 40

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The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, appear around the beginning of September (Kiruna) to around the end of March all over Swedish Lapland. So if you are on holiday here for winter activities such as skiing, dog sledding, snowmobile tours etc you may see them. But for the very best chance of seeing the Northern Lights you should make the trip to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko National Park. There are no guarantees, but being surrounded by mountains, Abisko is known for its clear skies, so there’s a good chance. A chairlift takes you up to the observation tower, as well as the station’s Northern Lights exhibition, café and souvenir shop. Do dress properly for your visit, and we don’t mean a tuxedo or cocktail dress. It is fearsome cold and you should attire accordingly. Happy Northern Lights hunting!