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  • Nicola Kilner, co-founder, Deciem, will take part in Beauty Accelerate Virtual.
  • Sharon Chuter, founder of UOMA Beauty, will take part in Beauty Accelerate.
  • JuE Wong, CEO, Olaplex, will discuss growth during complex times.
  • Laura M. Beres of Ulta Beauty will join Annie Jackson of Credo to discuss how the retailers' unique partnership helps brands deliver clean, sustainable beauty at scale.
  • Bee Shapiro, founder of Ellis Brooklyn and beauty columnist for the New York Times, will join a panel discussion focused on the fundamentals of mindful growth.
  • Malaika Jones of Brown Girl Jane will discuss growth in complex times.

Registration is now open for Beauty Accelerate Virtual 2021, which will take place October 18-21, 2021, offering four days of thought leader discussions, market data briefings, cosmetic technology presentations and small interactive roundtables for face-to-face conversations. This year's event, centered on the theme of "Beauty Resurgent," will focus on where beauty trends, technology, marketing, ethics and values will take the industry next.

Sessions will highlight expertise from top brands, retailers and data firms, including:

  • The Honest Company
  • Deciem
  • Macy's
  • UOMA Beauty
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Olaplex
  • Euromonitor
  • Brown Girl Jane
  • Beekman 1802
  • BFA Industries/Ipsy
  • Nielsen IQ
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Grove Collaborative
  • Ellis Brooklyn and many, many more.

All sessions will feature live Q&A's, allowing attendees to pose questions to a wide array of beauty thought leaders.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Data Briefing: Beauty 2022 and Beyond

The consumer and market trends reshaping the industry.

Day one will focus on data-backed trend presentations and beauty technology talks, offering insights into where beauty will head next. The day will conclude with a special fireside chat with Macy's chief merchandising officer.

Talks include:

  • The Road to Normality: Beauty Re-emerges with an Omnichannel Focus | Tara James Taylor, NielsenIQ
  • Roaring 20s: Shifts in Consumer Beauty Behaviors for 2022 | Yarden Horwitz & Olivier Zimmer, Spate
  • Waterless Beauty: Making Products BetterJim Perry, TaikiUSA 
  • Personalization of Wellness and Beauty | Irene Chang, Euromonitor International
  • Next-Gen Hair Shine Active from Green Chemistry + In Silico Modeling | Cristiane Pacheco, Chemyunion Inc. 
  • Beauty Beyond COVID | Lauren Goodsitt, Mintel
  • Beauty in the Next Normal | Jennifer Famiano, The NPD Group
  • Fireside Chat: Macy's the Future of Beauty Retail | Nata Dvir, Macy's & Jeb Gleason-Allured, Global Cosmetic Industry

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Beauty Tech Briefing: On-trend Beauty R&D

Connecting the dots between innovation and the market.

Day two will focus on the latest technical know-how driving and responding to today's market demands.

  • Formulating Clinically Effective Products | Ruandro Knapik
  • Clean Science—Clean Skin Care | Paul Lawrence, Biocogent, LLC 
  • Ethical Beauty: Waterless Bars, Upcycled Ingredients and Circular Product Strategies | Jo Chidley, Beauty Kitchen
  • Inclusive Design for Universal Beauty | Iain McKinnon, Global Disability Innovation Hub; Trishna Daswaney, Kohl Kreatives; Gabriela Daniels, London College of Fashion; and Kaho Oishi, International Caremake Association
  • Embracing Diversity with Innovative Hair Care Solutions | Farahdia Edouard, Croda
  • Customizing Skin Care | Dianne Rossetti, Johnson & Johnson
  • Wellness and Care Through Cholesterols | Frank Schmidtmann. Evonik Corporation
  • Product Design for Stronger, Healthier, More Resilient Skin | Simon Craw, Sytheon
  • Digitalization in Modern R&D Labs | Will Tashman, Uncountable
  • Psychodermatology and Skin Aging: The Mind-Skin Connection | John Koo, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Tales From Plants and Mushrooms | Alissa Frontauria and Melissa Padua, RAHN USA Corp. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Values-led Beauty Discussion Sessions

How principles drive growth. Innovation, sustainability, diversity and inclusion are at the core of the most innovative, high-growth companies in beauty.

On day three we will hear from cutting-edge, mission-first, newsmaker brands, retailers and incubators to learn how the intersection of ethics and transformational practices is reshaping the future of beauty.

  • Driving Growth in Complex Times | JuE Wong, Olaplex; Nicola Kilner, Deciem; Malaika Jones, Brown Girl Jane
  • Inclusive Beauty: Sharon Chuter x IPSY/BFA | Jenna Habayeb, BFA; Sharon Chuter, UOMA Beauty
  • Mindful Growth | Tina Hedges, Loli; Bee Shapiro, Ellis Brooklyn; Don Frey, The Honest Co.
  • Next Gen Beauty | Luana Bumachar, Grove Collaborative; Julian Reis, SuperOrdinary
  • Conscious Beauty Upstarts | Cary Lin and Angela Ubias, Common Heir; Brad Farrell, Beekman 1802
  • How Conscious Beauty Embraces Brands on Clean, Sustainable Journeys | Annie Jackson, Credo Beauty; Laura M. Beres, Ulta Beauty

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beauty Educational Roundtables

The closing day of Beauty Accelerate Virtual will feature opt-in face-to-face sessions hosted by industry experts on an array of topics, including marketing strategies, psychodermatology, clinically effective products and more.

To offer a well-rounded conversation each roundtable is limited to 10 virtual attendees. Registration is first come, first served.

  • Psychodermatology and Skin Aging: The Mind-Skin Connection | John Koo, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Formulating Clinically Effective Products | Ruandro Knapik
  • Inclusive Design for Universal Beauty | Gabriela Daniels, London College of Fashion
  • Roaring 20s: Shifts in Consumer Beauty Behaviors for 2022 | Yarden Horwitz, Spate

"While 2019's debut event was all about speed to market and 2020 was focused on the impacts of the pandemic, Beauty Accelerate Virtual 2021 is all about where the resurgent beauty industry is heading next in 2022 and beyond," said Jeb Gleason-Allured, content director of Global Cosmetic Industry. "This incredible collection of founders, executives, technical experts, forecasters and retailers will provide us with a wide-angled view of beauty's next phase, led by key values of inclusion and accessibility, sustainability, safety, ethical practices, and performance and efficacy. Truly, there has never been a more exciting time to be in this industry."

Register now to get the best rates for this can't miss event. Registrants will receive access to live and on-demand access to all sessions (roundtables excluded).

See you in October!

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Hear more from this company/expert at Beauty Accelerate Virtual. Taking place Oct. 18-21, 2021, this 100% virtual event features live Q&A sessions, digital roundtables and more, giving attendees access to industry experts. On-demand options also cater to global attendees. Education sessions and panel discussions will inspire novel product ideas, convey solutions to innovation challenges and illuminate emerging trends as beauty resurges from the past year.

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