THE SCHEDULE

DOORS OPEN AT 9 AM | spring studio, 50 varick st. New York, ny


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+ 9:00 - 9:10 AM | WELCOME

  • Speakers Include:

+ 9:10 - 9:30 AM | OPENING KEYNOTE

  • Speakers Include:

+ TRACK A - 9:30 - 10:10 AM | Buying Beauty: How to Attract Top Retailers

Today’s beauty consumers are after more than just “pretty.” They want products that are quality-made, good for them and good for the environment — and retailers are stocking their shelves with that in mind. In this panel, buyers from high-end retailers discuss what evolving consumers want from beauty products, and how that affects what they seek out from new brands.

  • Speakers Include:
    • Allison Collins, Beauty Financial Editor WWD
    • Tara Foley, Founder & CEO, Follain
    • Jennifer Coccaro, Global Senior Category Manager, Whole Foods
    • Margaret Mitchell, Global Buying Director, SpaceNK
    • Rob Robillard, Vice President of Integrated Beauty, Qurate Retail Group

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+ TRACK B - 9:30 - 10:10 AM | Founder Stories - Forging A New Frontier

Founder stories have the unique ability to connect, inspire and educate. Our founders will discuss their genesis story and how they became successful entrepreneurs and authorities in their industries. They'll also discuss what it's like to create businesses in new verticals where there may be limited consumer education.

+ TRACK A - 10:10 - 10:50 AM | Innovations: The Evolution of Beauty

+ TRACK B - 10:10 - 10:50 AM | A Shelf for Every Product: Finding the Right Retailer

+ TRACK A - 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM | SUCCESS THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY



+ TRACK B - 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM | BUILDING BLOCKS: KEY WAYS TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

+ TRACK A - 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM | Growing Globally: How to Work With International Distributors

+ TRACK B - 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM | The Art of Acquisition: Learning from Brands Who Have Been Acquired

+ 12:10 - 12:30 PM | MID-Day FIRESIDE CHAT

  • Speakers Include
    • Stuart Tomac, Vice President of Human Nutrition, CV Sciences

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+ 12:30 - 3:30 PM | NETWORKING & DEMOS IN THE DISCOVERY LOUNGE



+ 1:00 - 2:30 PM | Retailer 1x1's



+ 3:30 - 4:00 PM | CLOSING KEYNOTE



+ 4:00 - 4:15 PM | CLOSING THANK YOU'S



+ 7:00 - 10:00 PM | VIP DINNER INVITE ONLY