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WWD Beauty CEO Summit

May 10-12,  2014 Palm Beach, Florida

For information about the 2016 Beauty CEO Summit, please click here.

The WWD Beauty CEO Summit is an invitation-only, three-day conference that provides 200 beauty executives with a forum for thought leadership and creative problem-solving. Executive leaders come together in a shared commitment to finding solutions to the most pressing problems confronting their industry. This is a meeting both for and by the beauty industry.

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For those of us who have a love/hate relationship with our sexy shoes, Foot Petals is a brand focused on the design, manufacturing, and distribution of designer “sole-ution” oriented products, everything she needs for feet, legs and shoes. Designed by a woman, for women, each product has been developed with the intention of making the career-minded, family-oriented, and active woman’s life both healthy and sexy. With its foundation in designer insoles and accessories, it is Foot Petal’s mission to empower women by making life’s inconveniences more comfortable with each step.

René Plessner Associates Inc. is a boutique executive search firm founded over 30 years ago by René Plessner, specializing in recruiting for entrepreneurial companies, including cosmetics and image-driven firms.

We specialize in innovative design and manufacturing solutions for the beauty industry. We provide clients with a rapid sampling and manufacturing process while creating high quality cosmetic brushes and sets.

Creativity is the Foundation of every Inspiration at Cosmo International Fragrances. We design for the Season, the Mood, but most of all for the Client. Creativity in Full Bloom.

The world’s most admired brands turn to Communispace Corporation, the leader in generating game-changing insights via private online customer communities. Founded in 1999, the company has created more than 350 customer communities for industry leaders such as Kraft, Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab, Hallmark, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, and Hilton Hotels Corporation. Headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, the company has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, as well as San Remo, Italy and Sydney, Australia.

Firmenich is the largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavor business and ranks second worldwide. Driven by its passion for smell and taste, Firmenich has created perfumes and flavors for the world’s most desirable brands, inspiring our clients and consumers around the world, everyday. Defined by its entrepreneurial spirit, its unyielding creativity and for its breakthrough innovations through scientific research, the Company’s success is fueled by the proprietary knowledge and ingredients developed by its renowned Innovation Community.

GEKA stands for in-depth industry expertise, closeness to customers, flexibility and innovation. We recognize market trends and understand what the market and our customer expect. Whether for mascara, lip-gloss, eyeliner, nail lacquer or liquid shadow, GEKA provides the customer complete application, packaging and decoration systems.

Innovation; Quality; Expertise; Geka’s competitive advantages are yours.

As the leading company in the fragrance and flavor industry, Givaudan develops unique and innovative creations for its customers around the world. Givaudan commits significant investments into cutting-edge research and development programs as well as consumer understanding insights to remain the leading innovator in the industry.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionery and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of brand understanding and consumer insight combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings

Sensitive by nature to what triggers desire and well-being, we bring to life your vision of beauty and love into an irresistible reality. We capture what moves- our fragrances express the spirit of your brand, the passion for our craft, and our quest for perfection.

COSMETIC ARCHITECTS, the foundation and structure of successful brands.

Building Brands thru innovative retail marketing, highly specialized education concepts, directed distribution strategies and a dynamic sales and education team.

Symrise is a leader in technology, with an enviable reputation for R&D, a remarkable track record for innovation and a new product pipeline that’s constantly bringing inspired concepts into market reality. The driving force behind Symrise is the ‘Power of And’, our company-wide commitment to always make the extra effort, always look for what we can add. That’s why our promise to Symrise customers is to always inspire more.

Wells Fargo Securities provides corporate clients with creative financing solutions in the debt and equity capital markets and strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions.

Demeter Group is an investment bank that provides strategic and transaction advisory services for Consumer growth companies, with an emphasis on the Beauty & Personal Care industry. For more information, visit or call 415.632.4400.

TSG Consumer Partners is a private equity fund focused exclusively on branded consumer products. We work closely with management teams to build strong brands, and have partnered with such companies as Smashbox Cosmetics, Perricone MD, vitaminwater and MuscleMilk.

Neal Twersky, founder and President of Adcamp Associates, has combined his years of marketing, advertising and sales promotion experience in building a premiere full service company that markets, distributes and samples Luxury items, Consumer Health and Beauty Aids, and Personal Care products to the college market and other unique niche market segments.

Moelis & Company is a global investment bank that provides financial advisory services and capital raising solutions to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other strategic matters.

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With 80,849 employees in 72 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.

Catterton Partners is a leading consumer-focused private equity firm that invests in all major consumer segments, including Consumer Products and Services, Food and Beverage, Restaurants and Retail, and Media and Marketing Services. Catterton has led investments in companies such as Frederic Fekkai, StriVectin, The Worth Collection and Restoration Hardware.

With 34 million unique visitors, iVillage is the essential women’s digital brand. Our community members visit over 1K thriving message boards and contribute + 4 million posts /year with meaningful and off-the-record conversations around issues that matter most to women.

Peter J. Solomon Company, a leading independent investment banking firm well known for its consumer and retail practice, provides public and private clients with strategic & financial advisory services relating to mergers, acquisitions, financings, capitalization alternatives and restructurings.