Learn how to grow a beauty brand from people who have done it before. WWD brings 100+ executives from the most promising indie brands together with seasoned pros who can help them lead, build and grow. Take part in mentoring sessions, small-group discussions and one-to-one networking with:
- Founders who have turned ideas into iconic brands and offer inspiration as well as practical intelligence
- Fellow entrepreneurs who have shown an active interest in building community and learning from each other
- Thought leaders on branding, investing, technology and more who have made founders’ visions business realities
Spend one day – and benefit from years of beauty industry experience.
8-9am // Registration & Breakfast
Grab a coffee and kick off the day by greeting your fellow beauty entrepreneurs.
9-10:30am // Session I
10:30-11:00am // “Learn from your peers” break + one-to-one time
ENHANCED NETWORKING! Leverage the WWD app to set up one-to-one meetings with attendees and maximize your break. Connect beforehand through the exclusive BeautyVest Linkedin Group to ensure you meet onsite.
11:00am-12.45pm // Session II
12:45-2:00pm // Networking Lunch + Roundtables
NEW FORMAT! Customize your experience by selecting a roundtable featuring the discussion topic of your choice and deep dive into the conversation while enjoying lunch.
Sample table topics:
- Enlarging brand voice through influencer marketing
- Learning how to scale your business
- Mastering M&A
2.00–3:45pm // Session III
3:45-4:45pm // Wine Reception
Raise a glass with your peers and share key takeaways from the day.
WhereNew York City
Who Is Speaking?
- Marla Beck Bluemercury Inc.
- Richelieu Dennis Sundial Brands
- Gail Federici Federici Brands
- Tara Foley Follain
- Carol J. Hamilton L'Oréal USA
- Amanda E. Johnson Mented Cosmetics
- Annie Lawless Lawless Beauty
- Rachel Roff Urban Skin RX
- Nancy Twine Briogeo Hair Care
- James Walker W3ll People
- Kirsten Kjaer Weis Kjaer Weis
Past Editorial Coverage
The Allure of Beauty for Private Equity
For some private equity firms, beauty was love at first sight — the margins, the replenishment, the consumer appetite and the near-guaranteed exit — were a perfect match.
Beauty Continues to Make a Mark in M&A
M&A activity in beauty is effervescent, with private equity prepared to pay high multiples and digitally native brands luring investors.