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Date: May 7-9, 2014
Location: The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida

The beauty industry is undergoing a metamorphosis—shedding yesterday's entrenched notions of brands, retailers, and consumers in favor of a more nuanced, modern approach. This evolution is impacting everything from product development to marketing and requires new strategies for doing business. Created specifically for industry leaders, WWD's Beauty CEO Summit will feature presentations from the world's foremost beauty brands and experts, digital innovators, and more. Join an audience of your peers on May 7-9 in Palm Beach.

• The emergence of a new generation of independent brands that are revitalizing fragrance, color cosmetics, and skincare
• The digital disrupters that are successfully challenging the status quo
• The rise of generational segmentation and product targeting to Millennials, Boomers, and more
• The rise of specialization at retail, both mass and prestige
• New pockets of opportunity that go beyond emerging markets to focus on established geographies, too
• The "bigger tent" view of beauty, which now includes services, with a focus on both inner and outer appeal
• Why brick-and-mortar must offer consumers an experience that trumps turn-key digital shopping


L'Oréal USA
Frédéric Rozé
President & Chief Executive Officer, L'Oréal USA and Executive Vice President, Americas Zone, L'Oréal S.A.
Coty Inc.
Michele Scannavini
Chief Executive Officer
Ciaté London
Charlotte Knight
Founder & Creative Director
Natura Cosméticos S.A.
Alessandro Carlucci
Chief Executive Officer
Alli Webb
Carisa Janes
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Avon Products Inc.
Sheri McCoy
Chief Executive Officer
Madison Reed
Amy Errett
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Jeonggy Baek
Vice Chairman

Le Labo Fragrances
Eddie Roschi

Le Labo Fragrances
Fabrice Penot

Marks and Spencer Plc
Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne
Executive Director, Marketing & Business Development

Procter & Gamble
Deb Henretta
Group President, Global Beauty

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Cedric Prouvé
Group President, International

Dave Lewis
President, Personal Care

The Webster Miami
Laure Heriard Dubreuil
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Shannon Curtin
Group Vice President & General Merchandise Manager, Beauty & Personal Care

Stephane Siboni
Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Gilles Kortzagadarian
Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Patriarch Partners LLC
Lynn Tilton
Chief Executive Officer

The Future Laboratory
Chris Sanderson
Chief Executive Officer

Living Proof
Jill Beraud
Chief Executive Officer

Living Proof
Jennifer Aniston

Rodan + Fields
Amnon Rodan
Michael Dubin
Chief Executive Officer

Hudson's Bay Company
Shelley Rozenwald
Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager, Beauty, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor

Federici Brands LLC
Gail M. Federici
Chief Executive Officer
Note: We are confirming speakers for this event on an ongoing basis. Please check back often for an up-to-date list of speakers.
Anisa Alliance Castanea Catterton Glamour
Google HairMax HFS IFF micheldyens
Modiface Moelis Prism Prism Plessner
Sage SGK TSG Wells Fargo Unilever
Wednesday, May 7th*
  • 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Arrival & Registration
  • 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Cocktails
  • 8:00pm
  • Dinner
Thursday, May 8th*
  • 7:00 - 8:00am
  • Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 10:20am
  • Session One
  • 10:20 - 10:50am
  • Networking Break
  • 10:50am - 12:35pm
  • Session Two
  • 12:35 - 1:35pm
  • Lunch
  • 1:35 - 3:40pm
  • Session 3
  • 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • Beauty Bazaar
  • 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Cocktails
  • 8:00pm
  • Dinner
Friday, May 9th*
  • 7:00 - 8:00am
  • Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:50am
  • Session One
  • 9:50 - 10:20
  • Networking Break
  • 10:20am - 12:15pm
  • Session Two
  • 12:15pm
  • Lunch
  • *Subject to change

Attendance at the WWD Beauty Summit is limited to CEOs, presidents, and senior retail and beauty brand executives in the industry. This meeting, peer-to-peer in nature, is designed to offer a forum for industry leaders to access focused business intelligence on the critical issues of the day, gain a sense of future issues and direction, share ideas and hear case studies and real solutions from both inside and outside the industry. It also offers a high-level networking opportunity to exchange ideas and establish creative partnerships.


Past attendees include executives from:

  • Alterna Hair Care
  • BeachMint/
  • BeautyMint
  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Birchbox
  • Bliss
  • Boots Retail U.S.A.
  • C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries
  • Caudalie-USA
  • Clarisonic
  • Combe Inc.
  • Cos Bar USA
  • Cosmetic World
  • Coty
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Fekkai
  • Gee Beauty
  • GlossyBox
  • Guerlain
  • Gurwitch Products
  • Guthy Renker
  • HairMax
  • HairUWear Inc.
  • Harrods
  • Hautelook
  • Iman Cosmetics
  • Indeed Labs
  • IT Cosmetics
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Julep
  • Kate Somerville Skin Care
  • Kiehl's Since 1851
  • Lancôme
  • Le bébé Coo
  • Living Proof Inc.
  • L'Oréal
  • LVMH Beauty
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Macy's Inc.
  • Mally Beauty
  • NARS Cosmetics
  • NEST Fragrances
  • Nordstrom
  • NUXE
  • Oscar Blandi
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • P&G Prestige
  • Pierre Fabre USA
  • Procter & Gamble
  • QVC
  • Revlon
  • Ricky's
  • Sephora
  • Sexy Hair
  • Shiseido
  • Skindinavia
  • Sonia Kashuk
  • Stila Cosmetics
  • Sundial Brands LLC
  • Target
  • Temptu
  • The Brush Guard
  • Tweezerman International
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Unilever
  • Walgreens
  • Ziba Beauty


"The CEO 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."
"Like an intensive MBA program for Beauty. Oh, no, better than that. It's simply the best."
"The industry relies heavily on WWD for the facts regarding trends, insights and forecasting and WWD never lets the industry down."
"The WWD Beauty CEO Summit far exceeded expectations again. The speakers, events, and sponsored gatherings provided an excellent environment to network and reconnect with industry peers. Thank you WWD!"

Sponsorship opportunities at the WWD Beauty CEO Summit provide direct access to the most influential executives in the beauty 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 information on sponsoring, please contact Amber Mundinger at 212.630.4824 or

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