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What Women Want From Naturals

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Green beauty is quickly becoming one of the hottest product categories and the cosmetics industry is delivering! There are a multitude of stores and brands trying to provide solutions to a more discerning, health-conscious and fickle clientele—people who are asking tough questions, expect transparent answers, and know they have lots of choices. What are the opportunities retailers and brands see in this growing market segment and what does the market data say? Are you keeping your message fresh and green? Are you safe from regulatory wrath?


Mary Bemis
Founder & Editorial Director
Insider’s Guide to Spas

Sarah Jindal
SR Innovation & Insights Analyst

Romain Gaillard
The Detox Market

Ronie Schmelz
Tucker Ellis LLP

Kiran Stordalen
Intelligent Nutrients

CAPSTONE RESEARCH: The Future of Brands

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Consumers are living in a world of extremes, with constant change, endless points of discovery, and driven by the proliferation of the internet of things. With access to infinite information, consumers are striving to find their sense of selves while overwhelmed by choice, yet at the same time, seeking community and connection. The introduction of smaller brands and new distribution models has empowered the consumer to purchase products that fit their individual brand at the touch of a button. From “mega” brands to “indie” brands, from brick-and-mortar to online only, from influencer to media outlet, consumers are discovering, researching and purchasing products differently. This session will re-examine the relationship between brands, retailers, and consumers in order to understand ad predict the significance of brands to consumers in the future.


Stephan Kanlian
Professor and Chair, CFMM Master’s Program
Fashion Institute of Technology

Grace Gordon
Global Marketing Manager
Estee Lauder

Morgan Hagney
Senior Marketing Manager
L’Oreal Paris

Nicolas Vissat
Marketing Director
Haircolor Category, Matrix

Product Innovation Leading to New Market Categories

  • Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 | Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm

As editor-in-chief of Brand Experience and the former editor-in-chief of Package Design magazine, Linda Casey, along with her editorial team, has covered some of the most effective branding and marketing campaigns for consumer packaged goods companies. In this session, audience members will not only learn of current design trends for consumer-facing brands but also discover how those designs build amazing experiences that earn loyal brand fans.

Linda Casey
Brand Experience Magazine (BXP)

Look Into the Future: What Do You See?

  • Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 | Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Start-up ‘it’ brands follow one of the following paths to achieve success: 1) feature a unique buzzworthy ingredient; 2) have a deep understanding of consumer psyche and ability to connect or 3) use data mining capabilities to develop the right product and messaging. Be inspired and learn from our leading panel of experts from the fields of ingredients, consumer behavior analysts and augmented reality AR. This session will provide you with the insights to help you craft a successful product development and marketing strategy to win the hearts of consumers and unlock their wallets.


Simon Pitman
Senior Editor
Cosmetics Design

Isabelle Lacasse
Global Marketing Director
IFF|Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

Michael Nolte
Creative Director

Ron Rheingold
Director of Business Development
Meitu, Inc

Disruptive Beauty

  • Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Disruption is the new normal. A new class of innovators is deliberately breaking tradition by leveraging direct-to-consumer channels, AI, mobile and analytical technology, data and more to create new beauty paradigms. Learn about the underlying consumer and technology trends driving the latest market innovations, as well as their future implications, directly from today’s groundbreakers.


Jeb Gleason-Allured
Editor in Chief
Global Cosmetic Industry Magazine

Amy Errett
Madison Reed

Yarden Horwitz
Trendspotting Lead

Flynn Matthews
Principal Industry Analyst, Global Beauty

Simon Shen

Skin Care Lifestyles: Key Consumer Movements Impacting Brands & Products

  • Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Today’s consumers are well-informed and want products that respond to their lifestyles. Discover the key trends and movements that are influencing skin care brands and product innovations

Michael Nolte
Creative Director

How Millennial Women Influence the Beauty Industry

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Millennials continue to remain one of the top consumer market segments sought by marketers across different industries including beauty. One of the key trends among millennials is authenticity, especially in the beauty business. They are rejecting overly retouched images and instead are focusing more and more on the grand mission of the beauty company. Since #WomenNotObjects campaign launched in January 2016, it has been viewed over 45 million times in 175 countries. Learn more about how Millennials have influenced the beauty industry and how to keep up with them, from a world renowned ad exec and an agency who are dedicated to authentically portraying women and are raising the standards in the cosmetics industry for how brands talk to women.

Madonna Badger
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Badger & Winters

Beauty by the Hour – Industry Trends

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Technology does not cause disruption; technology thrives on disruption. Currently trends in the professional beauty industry point to “hair by the hour”. Apps now allow salons to rent open chairs or allow blue dot consumers to find stylists to provide services their homes. Find out what caused the development of technology to support this current trend and how you can utilize the information to support your customers and grow your business.