Reshaping the Industry with AI, Beauty Tech, Biotech and Retail Innovations.

Digital disruption and a change in consumer expectations are driving a profound transformation in beauty retail. A new generation of retailers are delivering a winning combination of outstanding service and ground-breaking use of technology to deliver the memorable shopping experiences that consumers crave. The INNOCOS Summit facilitates discussion across the ecosystem including how to innovate, embrace digital and build an agile organisation, enabling you to thrive in this environment.


Sneak peeks from our international summits around the world


The global economic outlook in beauty retail.

This session will provide a snapshot of today’s global economy, whilst incorporating future projections – including growth opportunities – for retailers across the world. We will explore the state of the beauty retail, measures that can be put in place to make it more resilient, possible scenarios for growth and recovery and potential lasting structural impact.
Invited: AT Kearney, Deloitte, Accenture

Redefining Retail Customer Experience: Strategies for Success in the Digital Age

  • The impact of technology on the retail experience and how to leverage it effectively to enhance customer engagement
  • Strategies for creating a seamless, omnichannel shopping experience that meets the needs of today's consumers
  • The importance of personalization and how to leverage data to create tailored experiences for each customer
  • Building emotional connections with customers and creating a sense of community around your brand
  • Best practices for measuring and optimizing the success of your customer experience initiatives

Bringing a New Dawn of Innovation: Insights from Startups and Scaleups on the Future of Commerce

  • How startups and scaleups are disrupting traditional business models and driving innovation across the commerce landscape
  • Future trends to watch out for in the commerce space, and how startups and scaleups are poised to capitalize on them
  • Strategies for success, and how startups and scaleups can leverage their agility and innovation to outmaneuver established players
  • Insights on what investors are looking for in the next wave of startups and scaleups, and how to position your company for success

Building Customer Loyalty in a Mobile-First, Environmentally Conscious, and Covid-Wary World

  • The role of mobile technology in driving customer engagement and loyalty
  • Building a sustainable brand identity and meeting the demands of environmentally conscious consumers
  • Navigating the challenges of engaging with customers in a post-Covid world
  • Strategies for measuring the success of loyalty initiatives and optimizing performance
  • Creating personalized experiences that resonate with customers on an emotional level
  • Invited: Kate Fannin, Executive Director, Global Consumer Technology, Estee Lauder

Kelly Kovack, Founder, BeautyMatter
Ulta Beauty
, The Detox Market,
Oliver Garfield, CEO, Cos Bar

Unlocking the Winning Formula for Beauty Retail: Strategies for Success.

  • Creating a seamless customer experience across all channels, from in-store to online
  • Driving product innovation and staying ahead of the competition
  • Building a strong brand identity and connecting with customers on an emotional level
  • The importance of data-driven insights in shaping retail strategy
  • Best practices for measuring the success of retail initiatives and optimizing performance

12:40 PM

Expert Strategies for Boosting Online Community Engagement:

  • Best practices for building and nurturing a strong online community, from initial outreach to ongoing engagement
  • Strategies for creating engaging content that resonates with your audience and keeps them coming back for more
  • How to leverage the latest tools and technologies to build a more interactive and engaging online community
  • Tips for measuring the success of your community engagement efforts and optimizing your approach for maximum impact


CMO Priorities, Trends, and Winning Strategies: Insights from Industry Leaders

  • Key priorities for today's CMOs, from customer experience to brand purpose
  • Trends in digital marketing, including AI, personalization, and social media
  • Strategies for driving growth and staying ahead of the competition
  • The importance of data-driven insights in shaping marketing strategy

Building a Culture of Innovation: Driving Brand Awareness and Product Innovation for Success

  • Why building a culture of innovation is critical for driving success in the beauty industry
  • Strategies for fostering creativity, experimentation, and risk-taking within your team
  • Case studies of successful innovation-driven initiatives in the beauty industry
  • How to leverage innovation to differentiate your brand and drive product innovation
  • Best practices for measuring the success of innovation efforts and fostering a culture of continuous improvement

Online Advocacy and Community Building: Empowering Your Brand for Beauty Innovation and Marketing Success

  • The importance of online advocacy and community building for beauty brands
  • Strategies for leveraging social media and influencers to build brand awareness and trust
  • Best practices for engaging and growing online communities of loyal customers and brand advocates
  • Case studies of successful online advocacy and community-driven initiatives in the beauty industry
  • The future of online advocacy and community building in the beauty industry, and how businesses can prepare for continued success in a rapidly evolving landscape.


Innovative Approaches: Revolutionizing Marketing Strategies for the Beauty Industry

  • The latest trends and innovations in marketing for the beauty industry
  • Strategies for engaging customers across multiple channels and touchpoints
  • The role of data and analytics in driving effective marketing strategies
  • Case studies of successful marketing campaigns and initiatives in the beauty industry
  • The future of marketing in the beauty industry, and how businesses can prepare for continued success in a rapidly evolving landscape.


Customer-Centric Approaches: Building Sustainable Business Strategies with a Focus on Customer Needs

  • The importance of customer-centric approaches in building sustainable business strategies for the beauty industry
  • Strategies for putting customers first and creating a culture of customer-centricity within organizations
  • Case studies of successful customer-centric initiatives in the beauty industry
  • Best practices for collecting and leveraging customer data to drive growth and profitability
  • The future of customer-centric approaches in the beauty industry, and how businesses can prepare for continued success in a rapidly evolving landscape


Maximizing Business Growth and Value through E-commerce Ecosystems

  • Benefits of e-commerce ecosystems for beauty brands
  • Case study examples of successful beauty brands that have leveraged e-commerce ecosystems to drive growth and value
  • Strategies for creating a seamless omnichannel experience for customers
  • Practical tips for implementing an e-commerce ecosystem strategy
  • The latest trends in e-commerce ecosystems and how beauty brands can stay ahead of the curve.

Transforming Your Business to Excel in the Online Marketplace: Strategies for Success

  • Case study examples of successful businesses that have transformed their operations to excel online
  • Strategies for optimizing sales and customer experience in the online marketplace
  • Practical tips for implementing a successful business transformation strategy
  • The latest trends in online selling and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve.

Building a Winning Company Culture and Team to Thrive in the Omnichannel Era

  • Overview of the importance of investing in company culture and building a strong team to tackle the challenges of the omnichannel era in the beauty industry.
  • Discussion of practical strategies for building a company culture that promotes innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning, including examples of successful initiatives from other industries.
  • Tips for recruiting, training, and retaining top talent in a competitive job market, including how to create a compelling employer brand that attracts top candidates and how to create opportunities for career growth and development.


Unlocking Consumer Insights in Real-Time: The Importance of Going Beyond Just Data

  • The limitations of relying solely on data to understand consumer behavior
  • The benefits of developing consumer closeness and gaining real-time insights
  • Best practices for leveraging technology to create more authentic relationships with customers
  • The future of consumer insights and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve.

Creating Sustainable Value and Marketing ROI through Data-Driven Strategies: Key Considerations

  • Best practices for using data to drive sustainable value and marketing ROI
  • Key considerations for developing effective data strategies, including data privacy and security, ethics, and transparency
  • Case studies of successful data-driven marketing campaigns in the beauty industry
  • Future trends in data-driven marketing and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve.


Revolutionizing Business with Analytics and Hyper-Personalization

  • The benefits of using analytics and hyper-personalization to transform business operations and drive growth
  • Best practices for collecting and leveraging customer data to create personalized experiences
  • Examples of successful hyper-personalized marketing campaigns in the beauty industry
  • The future of analytics and hyper-personalization, and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve.


Maximizing Impact: Harnessing the Power of Digital Media, Social Platforms, and Video

  • The importance of digital media, social platforms, and video in creating impactful marketing campaigns
  • Best practices for maximizing the reach and impact of digital and social media campaigns in the beauty industry
  • Strategies for creating engaging and effective video content
  • Case studies of successful digital and social media campaigns in the beauty industry
  • The future of digital media, social platforms, and video, and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve.


Authenticity and Transparency: Navigating Digital Storytelling During Times of Disruption

  • The importance of authenticity and transparency in digital storytelling during times of disruption
  • Best practices for creating compelling and effective digital content that engages customers and builds brand loyalty
  • Strategies for maintaining authenticity and transparency in digital storytelling while also adapting to changing market conditions
  • Case studies of successful digital storytelling campaigns in the beauty industry
  • The future of digital storytelling and how businesses can leverage new technologies to stay ahead of the curve.

Hana Ben Shabat, Founder, Gen Z Planet.

The New Global Workforce: Attracting, Retaining, And Motivating The Next Generation – Gen Z

People often get confused about Gen Z at the workplace because they display certain attributes and behavior’s that on the surface seem to be contradictory. But we cant let complexity stand in the way of attracting, recruiting, and retaining the next generation of talent. Gen Z will account for 30% of the workforce by 2030 and understanding who they are and what makes them tick is going to be critical for the success of any organizations. Based on extensive research of Gen Z in the context of a 21st century workplace, this session takes the audience through "the world of opposites", busts many of the myths already created about Gen Z, and outlines the strategies, tactics, and leadership styles that are required to build the next generation of talent. 
This session will explore urgent topics including: what are the best ways to attract and retain Gen Z, how can you manage change in the workforce effectively, how should you foster a diverse and inclusive culture, and what are the best ways to adapt your recruitment strategy to reflect the people you want to bring on board?


Why and how AI technology will power the future of Beauty

In this presentation Jay will discuss recent technological developments in AI and how they relate to beauty/retail, to help to deliver personalized messages to customers at appropriate points in the consumer lifecycle, as well as help digital marketers identify at-risk customers and target them with information that will get them to re-engage with the brand.

Brainstorming Session

Innovation Hackathon

INNOCOS determines the theme of the hackathon and split the group in teams randomly. The groups/teams consist of industry experts, founders and beauty executives. The participants work in small groups in a unique environment that encourages creative thinking and leads to surprisingly innovative new concepts, ideas, and prototypes.
The result of the hackathon is a finished prototype for an innovative product, service, or business model.  Join us for an interactive breakout session where we will create a challenge board and have an open and candid discussion about the industry.
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Social commerce and the power of user generated & influencer content on sales.

What is social commerce and what are different types of social commerce? 
As a brand, I have a ton of things I can invest in - is social commerce worth it? When is the right time to do it?


From Deal Breaker to Deal Maker: The Power of Brand Experience 

  • The importance of placing consumer experience at the heart of brand strategy and decision-making
  • Understanding the shift in consumer mindset and what it means for brands and retailers
  • The critical opportunity for brands to turn consumers into loyal fans through their brand-consumer interaction
  • The need for a holistic digital roadmap that connects customers' journeys and caters to their needs in real-time
  • The future of the industry: seamless and borderless brand experiences that are personalized, exclusive, and intimate
  • Case studies and practical examples of brands that have successfully implemented a consumer-centric approach to their business
  • Q&A and discussion on how brands can implement these strategies and stand out in a crowded market.

Startup Competition

INNOCOS and Co:cubed are proud to be partnering on a global search for 10 leading science-backed biohacking startups, relevant to the beauty industry.

Top 10 innovations in Beauty, Wellness and Health

Biohacking startups are pioneering the future of the beauty industry by leveraging innovative technologies and scientific breakthroughs to create more effective and personalized beauty solutions. We’re seeing a huge number of solutions around personalised skincare, nutricosmetics, biotech-beauty, microbiome and anti-aging treatments.
We believe that industry transformation will happen when startup innovation meets corporate scale, and that’s what INNOCOS is all about - about connecting the world’s leading startups to the world’s largest beauty corporates to explore partnership opportunities.
Following a global search where your solution has been shortlisted to pitch to and network with global brands, as part of the INNOCOS startup showcase. Our panel may have a few additional questions to clarify with you prior to confirming your selection in the Top 10, so thanks in advance for helping us assess the suitability of your solution.

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