BEAUTY CONNECT LA 2021

Beauty Connect USA

The leading platform accelerating innovation and brand growth in the beauty and personal care industry

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Los Angeles, USA
2-3 November, 2021

“A great event to collaborate and share insights on key topics facing the industry today.”

Donna Petretti, CRODA Inc

Why Attend

Building on the global success of the Beauty & Money Series, our leading platform, Beauty Connect, will be going face-to-face for the FIRST TIME to allow you to connect with the decision makers and disrupters from across the beauty and personal care industry in person!

Beauty Connect is the forum to:

  • Foster partnerships with the future investors of your brand or the future brands of your portfolio
  • Renew your focus on consumer engagement with commercial digital strategies or retailer connections
  • Meet and rise above the demands of the conscious consumer by engaging with the industry-leading vendors and sustainability experts

With the return of our industry-embedded Beauty Spotlight brand pitching session, private 1-2-1 meeting sessions and alternative brand workshops suited to the smallest of indie brands and the largest conglomerates, in LA this November 2-3, you can meet the right person to accelerate your brand growth.

Don’t get left behind…

2
Days of Content
30+
INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS
1-2-1
DEDICATED MEETINGS
200+
INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
12
SPOTLIGHT FINALISTS

WHO YOU WILL MEET ONSITE

  • Investors – Angel Investors, Incubators, Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms
  • Service Providers – Consultants, Ingredients Suppliers, Packaging Suppliers, Logistics and Fulfillment Partners, Tech Start-Ups & Vendors
  • Independent Brands – Ranging from <$1MM Annual Revenue to >$100MM Annual Revenue
  • Strategic Brands – Smaller Conglomerates to the Big Beauty Houses
  • Retailers – eCommerce, Department Stores and Specialty Stores
30%
Small Independent Brands (<$5mil annual rev)
30%
Mid-large Independent Brands (>$5mil annual rev)
15%
Strategic Brands
5%
Retailers
10%
Investors & Consultants
10%
Service Providers

Small Independent Brands (<$5mil annual rev)

Mid-large Independent Brands (>$5mil annual rev)

Strategic Brands

Retailers

Investors & Consultants

Service Providers

BEAUTY & MONEY SPOTLIGHT LOS ANGELES

12 Independent Beauty Brands, hand-picked by
the prestigious Selection Committee, showcase themselves and their products on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

APPLY NOW

 

WHY APPLY? 

  • Present your brand in-front of the prestigious Selection Committee as well as a full room of 150+ beauty investors, M&A executives, retailers, multinationals and beauty influencers on day one of the event. 
  • The Audience Choice Award Winner will get the chance to deliver an extended 10-minute presentation of their brand.
  • Spotlight finalists will feature in marketing activity in the run up to the event and in the post-show report.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? 

Independent beauty brands from across the Beauty & Personal Care industry who are...

  • Seeking brand exposure, investment, acquisition or industry partnerships.
  • Driving innovation in the industry and see potential for the growth and scale of their business.

NEED ANOTHER REASON TO APPLY?

OUR 2021 PARTNERS

Headline Ingredients Partner

Headline Logistics Partner

Gold Partners

2021 Media Partners

PROUD PATRON OF

OUR 2021 SPEAKERS

 

Oliver Garfield

CEO
CosBar

Oliver Garfield

CEO
CosBar

Oliver Garfield

CEO
CosBar
 

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare
 

Christine Chang

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Glow Recipe

Christine Chang

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Glow Recipe

Christine Chang

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Glow Recipe
 

Romain Gaillard

Founder & CEO
The Detox Market

Romain Gaillard

Founder & CEO
The Detox Market

Romain Gaillard

Founder & CEO
The Detox Market
 

Melanie Bender

President
Versed

Melanie Bender

President
Versed

Melanie Bender

President
Versed
 

Carol Hamilton

Group President, Luxe Division
L'Oreal USA

Carol Hamilton

Group President, Luxe Division
L'Oreal USA

Carol Hamilton

Group President, Luxe Division
L'Oreal USA
 

Agustina Sartori

Director AR Innovation
Ulta Beauty

Agustina Sartori

Director AR Innovation
Ulta Beauty

Agustina Sartori

Director AR Innovation
Ulta Beauty
 

Amanda Baldwin

President
Supergoop!

Amanda Baldwin

President
Supergoop!

Amanda Baldwin

President
Supergoop!
 

Brandon Frank

President
PPC Packing

Brandon Frank

President
PPC Packing

Brandon Frank

President
PPC Packing
 

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty
 

Conor Begley

Co-founder
Tribe Dynamics

Conor Begley

Co-founder
Tribe Dynamics

Conor Begley

Co-founder
Tribe Dynamics
 

Denise Herich

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
The Benchmarking Company

Denise Herich

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
The Benchmarking Company

Denise Herich

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
The Benchmarking Company
 

Dianna Ruth

Co-Founder & COO
MILK Make Up

Dianna Ruth

Co-Founder & COO
MILK Make Up

Dianna Ruth

Co-Founder & COO
MILK Make Up
 

Donna Petretti

Head of NA Marketing - Personal Care
Croda

Donna Petretti

Head of NA Marketing - Personal Care
Croda

Donna Petretti

Head of NA Marketing - Personal Care
Croda
 

Jill Granoff

Managing Partner & CEO
Eurazeo Brands

Jill Granoff

Managing Partner & CEO
Eurazeo Brands

Jill Granoff

Managing Partner & CEO
Eurazeo Brands
 

Jill Tomandl

VP Product Development Innovation Brand Sustainability - Smashbox Cosmetics
The Estee Lauder Companies

Jill Tomandl

VP Product Development Innovation Brand Sustainability - Smashbox Cosmetics
The Estee Lauder Companies

Jill Tomandl

VP Product Development Innovation Brand Sustainability - Smashbox Cosmetics
The Estee Lauder Companies
 

Joe Cloyes

Founder & CEO
Youth To The People

Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez are the founders of the superfood-powered skincare company, Youth To The People, a brand focused on uniting modern wellness with proven skincare science. Joe and Greg make up the third generation of a family deeply involved in the industry, originating with their grandmother’s company, Eva’s Esthetics, one of the first companies to bring naturals to the professional American skincare industry. Youth To The People is based out of Downtown Los Angeles.

Joe Cloyes

Founder & CEO
Youth To The People

Joe Cloyes

Founder & CEO
Youth To The People

Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez are the founders of the superfood-powered skincare company, Youth To The People, a brand focused on uniting modern wellness with proven skincare science. Joe and Greg make up the third generation of a family deeply involved in the industry, originating with their grandmother’s company, Eva’s Esthetics, one of the first companies to bring naturals to the professional American skincare industry. Youth To The People is based out of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics
 

Mimi Ghosh

Chief Executive of Technology & Disruptive Commerce
JPMorgan Chase

Mimi Ghosh is a client executive in the Technology & Disruptive Commerce Group at JPMorgan Chase.  Mimi covers high-growth companies within the consumer and technology sectors.  She is responsible for client management and business development.  As part of her role, Mimi provides treasury, credit, payment processing, F/X, liquidity and strategic capital structure solutions to clients.  Previously, she worked for Morgan Stanley in its Global Capital Markets Division and Raymond James in its Investment Banking Division.  She has completed transactions for a combined value of $55bn+.

Mimi Ghosh

Chief Executive of Technology & Disruptive Commerce
JPMorgan Chase

Mimi Ghosh

Chief Executive of Technology & Disruptive Commerce
JPMorgan Chase

Mimi Ghosh is a client executive in the Technology & Disruptive Commerce Group at JPMorgan Chase.  Mimi covers high-growth companies within the consumer and technology sectors.  She is responsible for client management and business development.  As part of her role, Mimi provides treasury, credit, payment processing, F/X, liquidity and strategic capital structure solutions to clients.  Previously, she worked for Morgan Stanley in its Global Capital Markets Division and Raymond James in its Investment Banking Division.  She has completed transactions for a combined value of $55bn+.

Mimi received a BA in from Columbia University and currently resides in New York City. 

 

Ming Zhao

CEO & Co Founder
PROVEN Skincare

Ming Zhao

CEO & Co Founder
PROVEN Skincare

Ming Zhao

CEO & Co Founder
PROVEN Skincare
 

Nicola Kilner

Co-Founder & CEO
Deciem

Nicola Kilner

Co-Founder & CEO
Deciem

Nicola Kilner

Co-Founder & CEO
Deciem
 

Robyn-Melissa Watkins

Founder & Product Development Consultant
Holistic Beauty Group

Robyn-Melissa Watkins

Founder & Product Development Consultant
Holistic Beauty Group

Robyn-Melissa Watkins

Founder & Product Development Consultant
Holistic Beauty Group
 

Ronie Schmelz

Counsel
Tucker Ellis LLP

Ronie Schmelz

Counsel
Tucker Ellis LLP

Ronie Schmelz

Counsel
Tucker Ellis LLP
 

Shana Randhava

VP New Incubation Ventures
The Estee Lauder Companies

Shana Randhava

VP New Incubation Ventures
The Estee Lauder Companies

Shana Randhava

VP New Incubation Ventures
The Estee Lauder Companies
 

Sonia Summers

Founder & CEO
Beauty Barrage

Sonia Summers

Founder & CEO
Beauty Barrage

Sonia Summers

Founder & CEO
Beauty Barrage
 

Toto Haba

SVP Global Marketing + Communications - Benefit Cosmetics
LVMH

Toto Haba

SVP Global Marketing + Communications - Benefit Cosmetics
LVMH

Toto Haba

SVP Global Marketing + Communications - Benefit Cosmetics
LVMH
 

Trinity Mouzon Wolfford

Co-Founder & CEO
Golde

Trinity Mouzon Wolfford

Co-Founder & CEO
Golde

Trinity Mouzon Wolfford

Co-Founder & CEO
Golde
 

Walter Faulstroh

CEO & Co-Founder
HUM Nutrition

Walter Faulstroh

CEO & Co-Founder
HUM Nutrition

Walter Faulstroh

CEO & Co-Founder
HUM Nutrition
 

Rich Gersten

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Mr. Richard Gersten is Co-founder & Managing Partner of True Beauty Capital. Mr. Gersten has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry and has spent the last 19 years focused exclusively on the consumer and retail sector, with an emphasis in the beauty and personal care industry. He currently sits on the board of directors of Algenist, Cos Bar, This Works, Active Ride Shop, NEST Fragrances, Deva Curl, and formerly sat on the board of directors for Laura Geller Beauty.

Rich Gersten

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Rich Gersten

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Mr. Richard Gersten is Co-founder & Managing Partner of True Beauty Capital. Mr. Gersten has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry and has spent the last 19 years focused exclusively on the consumer and retail sector, with an emphasis in the beauty and personal care industry. He currently sits on the board of directors of Algenist, Cos Bar, This Works, Active Ride Shop, NEST Fragrances, Deva Curl, and formerly sat on the board of directors for Laura Geller Beauty.

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OUR 2021 VENUE

Venue

SLS Hotel, 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States

Special room rate: $349 + tax per room per night

Please call: +1 310-247- 0400 and quote Kisaco Research / Beauty Connect Summit

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