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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Time   Topic Speaker
9:00-09:40   Registration and meet the exhibitors  
09:40-09:50 Welcome

Welcome and opening session

Sarah Parsons
Cosmetics Business

09:30-10:30 KEYNOTE

The current landscape of beauty retail

To be confirmed

10:30-11:10 Retail

Direct-to-consumer vs. omnichannel

Nicola Kilner

11:10-11:50 Innovation

Goodbye tokenism: Why diversity is just good business

To be confirmed

11:50-12:10 BREAK    
12:10-12:50 Future Beauty

Inside the store of the future

To be confirmed

12:50-13:30 Case Study

A retailer’s guide to in-store services

To be confirmed

13.30-14:30 LUNCH    
14:30-15:30 PANEL

Buying to sell: The fundamentals of stocking brands

Finding the right brands for your business and finding the right buyers for your brand! This panel debate will look at both ends of the buying spectrum, giving helpful tips and advice, come prepared with your questions for our experts!

Wizz Selvey
Founder & CEO
Selvey Consulting

15:30-16:10 Future Beauty

How to take off in travel retail

This presentation will provide an overview of the travel retail market & consumers, exploring key retailers & terms. Karine and Lori will explore if travel retail is ready for Indie Brands, plus all you need to know if you want to expand into travel retail.

Karine Fleury-Richards
Flores Brand Works

Lori Fiori
Flores Brand Works

16:10-16:30 BREAK    
16:30-17:10 Future Beauty

Legacy vs indie brands: Who will survive?

Wizz Selvey
Founder & CEO
Selvey Consulting

17:10-17:50 Marketing

Mastering the art of PR and influencer marketing

Jane Walsh
Managing Director
SEEN Group

17:50-19:00   Networking and drinks evening  

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Time   Topic Speaker
08:00-08:30   Registration  
08:30 – 09:10 Marketing

How to Work with the Right Influencers for Your Cosmetic Campaign

Amy Bryant-Jeffries
Partnerships Director
Gleam Futures

09:10-09:50 Retail

Payment and delivery: 2020 and beyond

Tom Ashley
Client Services & IT Director

09:50-10:20 BREAK    
10:20 -11:10 Marketing

The Power of Prediction: Why social shouldn’t be left to chance

Elise Ngobi
Senior Brand Strategy Manager
Dash Hudson

11:10-12:00 Retail

Regulation, retail and reputation

Millie Kendall MBE
British Beauty Council

12.00-13:00 LUNCH  
13:00-13:40 Digital

What’s ahead in big data and AI?

As beauty technologies become more popular, social media, artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms are shaping a new ideal of flawlessness. This presentation will question whether technology is creating a new objective definition of what is considered beautiful.

Packed with analysis, expert interviews and best-in-class case studies this presentation will explore the science of smart mirrors, devices and apps in the skincare and cosmetics buying process, and how AI is creating a personalised feedback loop between products and their efficacy. This presentation is your guide to navigating the pitfalls and possibilities of a radically changing beauty landscape as beauty, technology and medicine converge.

Holly Friend
Foresight Writer
The Future Laboratory

13:40-14:20 Case study

How to crack the Asian beauty retail market

To be confirmed

14:20-14:40 BREAK    
14:40-15:20 Innovation

Taming the giant: How to get stocked on Amazon

Sebastian Quevedo-Busch
Managing Director

15:20-16:00 Future Beauty

The future of the beauty industry

An overview of the current and future cosmetics and personal care market, including value and volume figures, and growth stats for the global beauty industry.

June Jensen Mills
Executive Director
The NPD Group

Mathilde Lion
Executive Director
The NPD Group

16:00-16:10   Review of day two