April 23, 2009
Helen Mills Theatre
New York City


Join the WWD Beauty Editors for a one day deep dive into the current beauty products and marketing strategies that are making a positive impact on business. Peer to-peer networking and up to the minute information make this a must-attend event.


Carol J. Hamilton, President, Luxury Products Division

Claudia Poccia, Global President, Avon Strategic Alliances and mark
Avon Products Inc.

Catherine Walsha, Senior Vice President, American Fragrances, Coty Prestige
Coty Inc.

Linda Wells, Editor in Chief

Howard Kreitzman, Vice President, Cosmetics and Fragrances

Rob Robillard, Chief Executive Officer
Living Proof Inc.

Jennifer Balbier, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development
MAC Cosmetics

James Gager, Senior Vice President and Creative Director
MAC Cosmetics

Michael George, President and Chief Executive Officer
QVC Inc.

Poppy King, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Lipstick Queen

Fabrice Penot, Co-Founder
Le Labo

Marla Malcolm Beck, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
bluemercury Inc.

Madonna Badger, Founder
Badger & Partners

Jani Friedman, Managing Director
Demeter Advisory Group, LLC

Strawn Cathcart, Vice President
Demeter Advisory Group, LLC

Carlos Benaim, Vice President Perfumer
International Flavors and Fragrances


BRANDS AND RETAILERS with titles similar to President, Vice President, Director, Brand and Product Development Executives

The audience consists of the most influential and up-and-coming companies shaping our global beauty industry – from mass to prestige, domestic to international, brands to retailers.

For more information on attending this event, contact Jennifer Macaluso at 212.630.4947 or jennifer.macaluso@fairchildpub.com.


Companies and categories of business that work with the beauty industry (ie. consultants, packaging companies, brand agencies, suppliers, service providers, etc.) are invited to participate as Sponsors of the Forum, including a feature position in the WWD Partners + Innovations Pavilion.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Joy Murphy at 212.630.4655 or joy.murphy@fairchildpub.com.

AllureAllure, the first and only magazine devoted to beauty, is an insider’s guide to a woman’s total image. Allure investigates and celebrates beauty and fashion with objectivity and candor, and places appearance in a larger cultural context. Allure was founded in 1991 by its current Editor in Chief, Linda Wells. Watch video

Demeter GroupDemeter Group is a San Francisco-based investment bank specializing in high-growth consumer and retail brands in the Beauty and Apparel industries.

beautyLabbeautyLab, a division of Badger & Partners, is a branding, design, and innovation consultancy. Watch video

AnisaAnisa International Inc. specializes in the innovative design and manufacturing of health and beauty product lines including a variety of professional cosmetic brushes and brush sets, and promotional and skin care accessories. Being a fully integrated global operation, we provide our clients a true partnership combined with transparency in the product development and manufacturing process which in turn creates the highest quality, cost effective and creative product choices. Watch video

IFFInternational Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products. Watch video

Arcade MarketingWith over 100 years of experience in developing innovative products and promotional programs, Arcade is firmly established as global leader in multi-sensory marketing and offers a complete portfolio of sampling systems that capture consumers’ attention and engage them in interactive experiences and product trials.

Display + Design GroupThe Display + Design Group was founded through three separate companies with one unique concept: give clients beginning-to-end display and design solutions. Our expert team provides clients with seamless integration, development and quality production – all at an exceptional value! Watch video

FirmenichFirmenich is the largest privately-owned company in the perfume and flavor business. Swiss and family owned for 115 years, we create perfumes and flavors for the world’s most desirable brands. Watch video

GEKA BRUSHGEKA BRUSH specializes in the development and production of premium packaging and applicators for the color cosmetics industry. All manufacturing is in modern factories located in both Europe and the US and includes brush making, molding and decoration. Watch video

Sky TeamSkyTeam is a global airline alliance, which includes Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Continental, Czech Airlines, Delta, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Korean Air. SkyTeam also partners with three Associate Airlines – Air Europa, Copa Airlines and Kenya Airways. Offering 462 million annual passengers over 16,765 daily flights covering 905 destinations in 169 countries. Watch video

Solomon Page GroupWith a well earned reputation for excellence, consistency and client satisfaction, Solomon Page Group’s Fashion & Beauty Division provides their clients with flexible staffing solutions including freelance staffing, full time placement services and freelance to full time hires.

Alcan PackagingAlcan Packaging Beauty is the world leading supplier of tube, fragrance & cosmetics packaging and a front-rank provider of complete Beauty Solutions. The company offers its customers a global footprint, innovation & development capabilities for products, processes and services – and a strong commitment to sustainability. Watch video

HBA Global Expo & Conference HBA Global Expo & Conference is the leading product development event for the cosmetics, personal care, fragrance and well-being industries. Watch video

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