BEAUTY’S TOP PLAYERS TO ASSEMBLE IN EVIAN
NEW YORK — Beauty now has it own version of the G7 Summit.
On June 23, the combined corporate power of the global beauty industry will focus like a laser on the resort town of Evian, in the French Alps, where WWD and the Beauty Report will hold its fourth CEO Beauty Summit. Held in conjunction with the Federation des Industries de la Parfumerie, the three-day conference will be the most high-powered beauty summit that WWD and its parent, Fairchild Publications, has ever organized.
The stellar list of keynote speakers will include Lindsay Owen-Jones, chairman and chief executive officer, and Beatrice Dautresme, vice president of strategic business development of L’Oreal SA; Leonard A. Lauder, chairman of The Estee Lauder Cos.; Morio Ikeda, president, ceo and chief operating officer of Shiseido Company Ltd.; A.G. Lafley, chairman, president and ceo of Procter & Gamble; Patrick J. Choel, president of LVMH Fragrances and Cosmetics; Andrea Jung, chairman and ceo of Avon Products; Robert L. Mettler, president and chief operating officer of Macy’s West; Marcel Frydman, president of Parfumeries Marionnaud; Javier Cano, president of Antonio Puig, and Francesco Trapani, ceo of Bulgari SpA.
In many ways, the power and vitality of these meetings emanates from the panel discussions. Christian Courtin-Clarins, ceo of Clarins, will lead a New World Order panel that includes Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, a group president of The Estee Lauder Cos.; Claude Martinez, president and ceo of Parfums Christian Dior; Jacques-Franck
Dossin of Goldman Sachs and Maurice Levy, president and ceo of Publicis Groupe SA.
Chantal Roos, president of YSL Beaute, has formed a panel that will tackle the paramount challenge of large entrenched brands: How to stay relevant with the consumer. She will be joined by Camille McDonald, president and ceo of Parfums Givenchy Inc.; Luc Nadeau, president of the Luxury Products Division of L’Oreal USA; Jim Nevins, senior member, global creative services, Estee Lauder, and Vera Strubi, chairman and managing director of Thierry Mugler.
Bousquet-Chavanne will lead a panel probing the retailer of the future, with the heads of three internationally known specialty stores: Robin Coe-Hutshing of Fred Segal Essentials; Jo Horgan of Mecca Cosmetica and Nicky Kinnaird of Space NK Apothecary Ltd. David Riddiford, buying and merchandising director of Selfridges, also will be on the panel.
Heidi Manheimer, president of U.S. operations at Shiseido, will head a discussion on brands of the future. The panel will include John Demsey, president of MAC Cosmetics; Jane Ann Ford, ceo and co-creator of BeneFit Cosmetics; Cristina Bornstein, co-founder & creative president of Tony & Tina Vibrational Remedies, and Ed Burstell, vice president and general merchandise manager of Henri Bendel.
Marc S. Pritchard, vice president, global cosmetics and personal care at P&G, will lead a discussion on new consumer values. The panel, while still incomplete, includes Beth Pritchard, president and ceo of Bath & Body Works; Hilary Dart, president of Calvin Klein Cosmetics, and Timra L. Carlson, vice president of NPD BeautyTrends.