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State of the Industry: Retail Acceleration to Transformation

State of the Industry: Retail Acceleration to Transformation

Beauty retail is in innovation overdrive, accelerating advancements more over the past year than in the past decade. Leading experts—from retailers to tech to brands—share their winning strategies, and what this means for the future of beauty shopping.

Agenda At-A-Glance

Speakers

Melissa Davis
Head of North America and Global Head of Sales
Afterpay
Carlotta Jacobson
President
Cosmetic Executive Women

Emma Spagnuolo and Sophie Marchessou of McKinsey & Company will examine how Covid has shifted the retail landscape for good, from the explosive growth of e-commerce, to increased consumer expectations on omni retail experience, digitization of Travel Retail and the rise of social selling.

Keynote Speakers

Sophie Marchessou
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Emma Spagnuolo
Management Consultant
McKinsey

Join WSL for a fast and furious virtual tour of beauty retailers who are creating bold immersive experiences – physical and digital – from Australia, India, the UK and more. Wendy Liebmann, CEO & Chief Shopper, will share WSL’s latest shopper insights to highlight why these retailers are winning, what you can learn, and how you need to move on, fast.

Speaker

Wendy Liebmann
CEO & Chief Shopper
WSL Strategic Retail

Allure’s first-ever brick-and-mortar store will open this summer in the heart of Soho, NY. The shopping experience will be lead by curated editorial content and augmented reality will demonstrate product benefits. The Allure store will embody the future of retail: smart mirrors with face scanning, immersive LED screens, and QR-enhanced technology for contactless shopping. Join us to hear how Allure plans to make shopping easier and more engaging as consumers return to store following the global pandemic.

Speakers

Michelle Lee
Editor in Chief
Allure
Tricia Ruane
Head of Branded Property
Allure

Moderator

Wendy Liebmann
CEO & Chief Shopper
WSL Strategic Retail

Join Senior VP of Sales at Arcade Beauty, Larry Berman, as he shares his insights and data on contact-free sampling and how brands/retailers are pivoting post pandemic.

Speaker

Larry Berman
Senior Vice President of Sales
Arcade Beauty

Three forerunners in the Clean Retail space talk about what’s next for the fastest growing segment in Beauty.

Speakers

Romain Gaillard
CEO / Founder
The Detox Market
Annie Jackson
Co-Founder + COO
Credo Beauty
Amy Jargo
Global Senior Category Merchant, Beauty
Whole Foods Market

Moderator

Jill Scalamandre
Jill Scalamandre
President
bareMinerals, Buxom and CEW Chairwoman

Speaker

Katie Rosen Kitchens
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
FabFitFun

Interviewed By

Jenny B. Fine
Executive Editor, Beauty
WWD and Beauty Inc.

Circularity is gaining ground in the beauty space, and the recent launch of Loop x Ulta Beauty brought it mainstream. Hear from Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle & Loop, and Laura Beres, Sr. Director at Ulta Beauty, about how the sustainability pioneer partnered with the nation’s largest beauty retailer to kickstart the future of beauty packaging.

Speakers

Laura Beres
Senior Director of Strategic Portfolio Delivery
Ulta Beauty
Tom Szaky
CEO
TerraCycle

Moderator

Andrea Nagel
Andrea Nagel
Vice President of Content

Speaker

Kai Matsunami
VP of E-commerce
Biossance

Interviewed By

Geraldine Wharry
Fashion Futurist
Afterpay

Cassandra Jones, VP, GM Beauty & Cosmetics, will discuss Target’s beauty business strategy, including insights behind the retailer’s curated beauty assortment and the future shopping experience at Ulta Beauty for Target shop-in-shops. Also, learn about Target’s industry-leading Black-owned and diverse-owned beauty offerings as part of their commitment to uplift diverse voices within the industry.

Speaker

Cassandra Jones
VP, GM Beauty & Cosmetics
Target

Interviewed By

Jenny B. Fine
Executive Editor, Beauty
WWD and Beauty Inc.

Beauty ecommerce sites, Thirteen Lune and BLK + GRN, are owned and founded by Black women, and look to champion Black- and brown-founded brands to meet the beauty and personal care needs for all. Hear what spurred their entry into the marketplace and how they’re changing what inclusion means in beauty retail.

Speakers

Nyakio Grieco
Co-Founder
Thirteen Lune

Moderator

Andrea Nagel
Andrea Nagel
Vice President of Content

Google is transforming ways shoppers search and encounter products on Google’s most popular products. Lucy, Head of AR and Google Lens Partnerships, will share how Google has incorporated AR and richer ways to visualize Beauty products and make the shopping journey more contextual,  more visual, and more fun!

Speaker

Lucy Jin
Head of AR and Google Lens Partnerships
Google Commerce

Livestreaming is a channel that was made popular in China and has recently made waves among US brands and retailers as a new avenue to build consumer engagement and drive e-commerce. Deborah Weinswig, Founder and CEO of Coresight Research, will present a playbook for US beauty brands and retailers on how to leverage livestreaming e-commerce effectively—covering key trends and technologies, examples of livestreaming success, and best practices for hosting sessions in-house or working with influencers.

Speaker

Deborah Weinswig
CEO & Founder
Coresight Research

Carolina, Head of AR at Snapchat, will share how Snapchat is building the future of AR commerce. Learn how the world’s leading Beauty companies are leveraging the power of AR to go beyond product try-on to offer Beauty consumers a new way to discover, engage, and shop Beauty all through the power of the Snapchat camera.

Speaker

Carolina Arguelles Navas
Head of Product Marketing
Snapchat

NEWNESS was born from the belief that there is a special magic in livestreaming that you can’t really find anywhere else on the internet. While at Twitch, Jenny saw firsthand how it brought the gaming community together, and how it forged long distance friendships that ultimately blossomed into real life ones. Join founder & CEO Jenny as she discusses why livestreaming is the future of shopping for the beauty community (and beyond)

Speaker

Jenny Qian
Co-Founder & CEO
NEWNESS

Moderator

Jill Scalamandre
Jill Scalamandre
President
bareMinerals, Buxom and CEW Chairwoman

Speaker

Jill Scalamandre
Jill Scalamandre
President
bareMinerals, Buxom and CEW Chairwoman

Keynote Speakers

Sophie Marchessou
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Emma Spagnuolo
Management Consultant
McKinsey

Program Speakers

Laura Beres
Senior Director of Strategic Portfolio Delivery
Ulta Beauty
Larry Berman
Senior Vice President of Sales
Arcade Beauty
Melissa Davis
Head of North America and Global Head of Sales
Afterpay
Romain Gaillard
CEO / Founder
The Detox Market
Nyakio Grieco
Co-Founder
Thirteen Lune
Annie Jackson
Co-Founder + COO
Credo Beauty
Carlotta Jacobson
President
Cosmetic Executive Women
Amy Jargo
Global Senior Category Merchant, Beauty
Whole Foods Market
Lucy Jin
Head of AR and Google Lens Partnerships
Google Commerce
Cassandra Jones
VP, GM Beauty & Cosmetics
Target
Katie Rosen Kitchens
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
FabFitFun
Michelle Lee
Editor in Chief
Allure
Wendy Liebmann
CEO & Chief Shopper
WSL Strategic Retail
Sophie Marchessou
Partner
McKinsey & Company
Kai Matsunami
VP of E-commerce
Biossance
Carolina Arguelles Navas
Head of Product Marketing
Snapchat
Jenny Qian
Co-Founder & CEO
NEWNESS
Tricia Ruane
Head of Branded Property
Allure
Jill Scalamandre
Jill Scalamandre
President
bareMinerals, Buxom and CEW Chairwoman
Emma Spagnuolo
Management Consultant
McKinsey
Tom Szaky
CEO
TerraCycle
Deborah Weinswig
CEO & Founder
Coresight Research
Geraldine Wharry
Fashion Futurist
Afterpay

More speakers to be announced shortly.  Be sure to check back soon.

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Tickets & Pricing

Event Details

Date: May 13th

Event Time: 12:0pm EDT – 5:30pm EDT

Event Schedule

Networking: 12:00 – 1:00pm

Program: 1:00pm – 5:30pm

CEW event cancellation/refund policy

Ticket Pricing

Member
$150.00

Non-Member
$200.00