Roundtable Sessions

The Beauty Accelerate Roundtable features a cocktail reception for industry professionals to meet and reconnect, followed by a trio of curated, intimate and thought-provoking discussions on critical industry challenges facilitated by industry thought leaders. The discussions are inspired by the long-running LA series, Beauty Biz Roundtable.

  • The Roundtable will feature 30 individual experts, each hosting their own table.
  • Each expert will present three 30-minute sessions from 6:55 PM to 8:50 PM.
  • Registrants will select their top Roundtable speaker sessions during the registration process and receive a final itinerary of their three Roundtable presenters on a first-come, first-served basis.

Roundtable Sessions (Tuesday, October 15)

Roundtable: 3 Keys to Navigating Growth

Knowing when to pivot a brand, finding a receptive retail partner and forging relationships with the right suppliers to ensure growth and success More details …

Speaker:
Jessica Estrada
Founder and CEO
HUE for Every Man

Roundtable: Building an Indie Incubator

How independent brands can partner to leverage resources, expertise and create a third way in beauty More details …

Speakers:
Advisory Board
Chris Hobson
President & CEO
Rare Beauty Brands
Holly McWhorter
Co-founder; Creative Director and Formulator
Plant Apothecary

Speaker:
Advisory Board
Bridgette Howard
Founder
Parlor West Ventures

Speaker:
Advisory Board
Candy Gebhart
General Manager
L'Oreal/Pureology

Speaker:
Monica Ademino
Executive Director, Global PD
bareMinerals

Speaker:
Advisory Board
Amy Wyatt
Head of Innovation and Research, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
CHANEL US

Speaker:
Rina Yashayeva
VP Marketplace Strategy, Amazon Beauty
Stella Rising

Speaker:
Kate Harrison
Sr. Director, Professional Strategy + Business Development
Amika

Roundtable: Market-facing Product Innovation

How to create money-making innovation and not a museum piece, as well as something editors and industry experts will respond to as truly breakthrough More details …

Speaker:
Ginger King
President
Grace Kingdom Beauty-Cosmetic Product Development From Concept to Counter

Speaker:
Birnur Aral Ph.D.
Health, Beauty & Environmental Sciences Director
Good Housekeeping Institute

Speaker:
Jennifer Cookson
Director of Research & Product Development
Mother Dirt

Speaker:
Rachel ten Brink
Co-founder and former CMO
Scentbird

Speaker:
Advisory Board
Peter Tsolis
Executive Director, Skin Care R&D and Packaging Innovation
The Estée Lauder Companies

Speaker:
Steve Schnittger Ph.D.
Vice President, Global Microbiology R&D
The Estee Lauder Companies

Speaker:
Tyler Steele
VP, Medical Marketing & Media Relations
L'Oreal Skincare

Speaker:
Elizabeth Maul
CMO/President
R&Co and V76 - Luxury Brand Partners

Speaker:
Marie La France
Executive Director of Corporate Strategy
Dash Hudson

Roundtable: Translating Biology to Effective Skin Care

-Understanding biological insights
-Interpreting them for product application
-Understanding the realm of topical, cosmetic possibilities
-Cautionary tales in light of regulation More details …

Speaker:
Lucy Gildea Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Mary Kay Inc.

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