With the theme of Beauty Unlimited the WWD Beauty CEO Summit will feature presentations from the world’s foremost beauty brands and experts, digital innovators and more, expanding global business and establishing cross-channel strategies.


Some of the key themes that will be addressed include:

  • The expanding definition of beauty to encompass all areas of wellness
  • The ever-changing retail landscape and best-in-class experiences, both digital and brick and mortar
  • Global socio-cultural dynamics driving sales in emerging markets


Sample Agenda

MAY 14
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM // Check-In & Registration
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM // Cocktail Reception
8:00 PM // Dinner Program

MAY 15
7:00 – 8:00 AM // Breakfast
8:00– 10:15 AM // Session I
10:15 – 10:45 AM // Networking Break
10:45  – 1:00 PM // Session II
1:00 – 2:15 PM // Lunch
2:15 – 4:00 PM // Session III

4:00 PM // Beauty Bazaar
7:00  PM // Cocktail Reception
8:00 PM // Dinner Program

MAY 16
7:00 – 8:00 AM // Breakfast
8:00 – 10:15AM // Session I
10:15– 10:45 AM // Networking Break
10:45  – 12:30 PM // Session II
12:30 PM // Takeaway Lunch

*Please note this is a sample agenda; subject to change


View 2016 event information and speaker line up.

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Who Is Speaking?

  • Ivka Adam ICONERY
  • Alexei Agratchev RetailNext
  • Pamela Baxter Bona Fide Beauty Lab
  • Esi Eggleston Bracey Unilever
  • Chris de Lapuente Sephora
  • Frédéric Fekkai Bastide
  • João Paulo Ferreira Natura Brasil
  • Tevya Finger Luxury Brand Partners
  • Ariel Gentzbourger DFS GROUP LIMITED
  • Mindy Grossman Weight Watchers International Inc.
  • Tata Harper Tata Harper Skincare
  • Christina Hennington Target
  • Marianna Hewitt Life with me & Summer Fridays
  • Jo Horgan Mecca Brands
  • Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Beauty
  • Jason Kakoyannis Ginkgo Bioworks
  • R. Alexandra Keith Procter & Gamble
  • Marcia Kilgore Beauty Pie
  • Ric Kostick 100% PURE
  • Jane Lauder The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Chin Wook Lee Dr. Jart+
  • Calvin McDonald Sephora Americas
  • Kate Oldham Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Rosie O'Neill Sugarfina
  • Mazdack Rassi Milk
  • Karin Tracy Facebook
  • Terry Young Sparks & Honey

Past Attendees

Past Editorial Coverage

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Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities provide direct access to the most influential executives in the industry through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and can be highly customized to meet your marketing objectives.   For more information on sponsoring, please contact Amanda Smith at asmith@fairchildfashion.com

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