Join 250 influential retail and brand executives from across the beauty industry on June 9-10 in New York for the WWD Beauty Summit. Themed Pathfinders, this editorial program will focus on creating new avenues of growth across the beauty landscape, from expert services, and online communities, to personalized products and distinctive retail experiences.

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Who Is Speaking?

  • Christophe CervaselAtelier Cologne
  • Sylvie GanterAtelier Cologne
  • Lyn KirbyBeauty Brands
  • Gregg RenfrewBeautycounter
  • Jane Hertzmark Hudis Estu00e9e Lauder
  • Maureen ChoiGlamour
  • Ying ChuGlamour
  • Simone KitchensGlamour
  • Connie Anne PhillipsGlamour
  • Lindsey UnterbergerGlamour
  • Mia CollinsHarrods Ltd.
  • Josh WoodJosh Wood Colour Ateliers & Wella Professional
  • Jane parkJulep
  • David GreenbergL'Oru00e9al USA
  • Sophie MarchessouMcKinsey & Company
  • Thea Green MBENails inc
  • Alex KeithP&G
  • Alicia YoonPeach & Lily, Inc.
  • Raymond CloostermanRituals Home and Body Cosmetics
  • Calvin McDonaldSephora
  • Gerry KeaneSiemens PLM Software
  • Richelieu DennisSundial
  • Kees KruythoffUnilever
  • Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey Violet Grey
  • Maren GiulianoWhole Foods Market

Past Attendees

Past Editorial Coverage

  • Atelier Cologne Founders Talk Tradition

    Husband-and-wife team Christophe Cervasel and Sylvie Ganter told how a rich tradition of craftsmanship, raw materials and storytelling led to the creation of Atelier Cologne in 2009.

  • Raymond Cloosterman on Ritual’s Growth Trajectory

    After three months of meeting motivational people and visiting inspiring places, Raymond Cloosterman relished the opportunity to create his own brand, called Rituals, and resigned from his current employer, Unilever.

  • Sundial’s Richelieu Dennis On Inclusive Marketing

    Beauty isn’t just for a Caucasian audience — but you wouldn’t necessarily realize that from many mass-market beauty floors, opines Richelieu Dennis, founder and chief executive officer of Sundial Brands.

  • Maybelline’s David Greenberg Analyzes Shifting Patterns

    The current spate of beauty acquisition has parallels to a similar time when David Greenberg, president of Maybelline New York Garnier and Essie Cosmetics joined parent L’Oréal 20 years ago.

  • Whole Body’s Maren Giuliano Talks Evolution of Naturals

    hile health and beauty have always gone hand in hand, Maren Giuliano, executive global Whole Body coordinator at Whole Foods Market, is looking to drive more consumers to the brand’s beauty aisle, otherwise known as Whole Body.

  • Sephora Americas CEO: Innovate or Fall Behind

    Calvin McDonald has put his fellow retailers on notice: Innovate or fall behind and whither.

  • Unilever’s Kees Kruythoff Opens Beauty Summit

    For Kees Kruythoff, the president of Unilever North America, the word beauty is a misnomer when describing the company’s $21 billion personal-care business. “We have a unique point of view around beauty,” he said, in his keynote address.

  • Beautycounter and Julep Founders Talk Social Selling

    Commerce and community are top of mind for Jane Park of Julep, a brand that creates products with its clients input and Gregg Renfrew of Beautycounter, which is a line with a mission to sell safe beauty products via consultants, online and in select distribution.


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What People Are Saying

  • The Beauty Summit is the one event where the visionaries, thought leaders, icons and game-changers of the beauty world share their thoughts - on and off the podium. It's a great event where together we can build this great category.

    President, BLISS

  • The industry relies heavily on WWD for the facts regarding trends, insights and forecasting and WWD never lets the industry down.

    Director, North America, P&G PRESTIGE

  • This was a fabulous event! The quality of people, speakers, organization, was delivered first class! Can't wait for the next one!

    President & CEO, LIPSMART USA

  • Always exciting to hear what the leaders of our industry have to say, it's motivational to listen to those who think outside of the box, sometimes we get too caught up in our own offices within our own business, this gives us the opportunity to expand and share thoughts with other forward thinking, night powered people.


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