What’s next in Beauty Tech, Biotech and Retail

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.

What to expect?

  • Spectacular keynotes: Our keynotes are top leaders and experts in the beauty, health and wellbeing.
  • Beauty Technology Startup Pitch : Discover latest technology startups, who make life beauty retailer better! It may also be applicable for other industries, but need to be relevant for beauty, health and wellness. Startup must already have proof of concept.
  • Holobiont audience:  International audience consisting of innovators, founders and beauty industry experts, brands and retailers, beauty tech startups, shaping the future of beauty.
  • SuperFood: Both ketogenic, carnivore and vegan friendly nutrient-danced lunch options, various superfoods, upgraded coffee & tea, and raw snacks so that you can get the most out of the conference.
  • UG venue: This is not a boring trade show, but a luxury venue with amazing wellness facilities. The 5 stars venue will be announced shortly.
  • Crisp video recording & live stream: If you rather interact with the other guests, immerse yourself in conversation or watch remotely, you will not miss a beat as the video recordings will be all yours.
  • Unforgettable VIP experience: Network with speakers, media and VIPs while enjoying exceptional catering at the Speakers Dinner, VIP goodie bag, and post conference beauty and wellness inspired experiences.
  • Upgraded side-events: Metaverse Workshop, Beach Party, 5 senses of San Diego, Beauty and Wellness Experiences. Offsite. Our side-events are simply legendary.

DAY ONE: Thursday Sept 21, 2023

12:30 PM
12:40 PM
Female Health Technology Takes Center Stage

Accelerating innovation, research and partnerships, to improve the access and quality of healthcare for women worldwide.

Speaker TBC

1:10 PM


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.

1:50 PM

The winning formula for beauty retail.
Bricks and mortar retail has always been central in beauty retail. But the demands of a new, digitally savvy generation of shoppers have resulted in retailers investing heavily in upgrading their omnichannel & digital capabilities.  Against this backdrop, how do brands in the region create experiences that truly set them apart from the competition? And what does this mean for traditional physical retail? 
Join our expert panel to examine the latest thinking around Rhe factors driving this behavioural shift amongst beauty consumers, How experiential retail can adapt to a new climate and how to curate truly memorable, “phygital” shopping experiences 

Kelly Kovack, Founder, BeautyMatter

2:30 PM
3:00 PM


3:20 PM

PANEL Next Generation Omnichannel Retail
What does building synergistic omnichannel distribution strategy entail? Which building blocks and resources need to be in place? And how does it benefit your business and your customers? We will discuss how to deliver seamless interactions across channels and devices, ways to leverage your data to optimise inventory management and best practice in creating individualised shopping experiences at scale. 
Speaker TBC

3:50 PM


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.
Read more here >>>  

5:30 PM
6:30 PM

Drinks Reception
This party provides the opportunity to continue conversations whilst enjoying view in all its glory at sunset.  Relax and enjoy Austin's renowned hospitality! 

7:30 PM

Speakers and VIPs dinner
Reservation in a top restaurant in Austin is made for all speakers and VIP tickets. Contact us at if you have questions.

DAY TWO: Friday Sept 22, 2023

8:45 AM
9:00 AM

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

9:30 AM


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?

10:00 AM

CMO priorities, trends and winning strategies.

Chief marketing officers (CMOs) enter 2022 with their role in transition more than in recent years. Facing significant pressures due to drastically reduced budgets, CMOs must match leadership with agility and cross-functional connections to succeed.
10:30 AM
11:00 AM

Technology and Beauty Symbiotic Relationship 
Speaker TBC

11:20 AM

Beauty Technology Startup Pitch.
We invite to apply all Technology Startups who's products or services can bring a new Retail experience in  Beauty, Wellness and Healthcare.  Early-stage startups accepted with POC.
As applications collected, we will recognise technology startups that represent some of the most exciting innovations in/for beauty!  And this panel will be presented at INNOCOS, in person and streamed virtually. 

INNOCOS team is holding open casting calls for more innovative beauty technologies startups, and will narrow down their list of contestants to at least 10 pitches (or more if time will allow). Each Founder/CEO has 3 minutes to introduce their solution and explain how it solves key industry challenges. Our judges will evaluate each technology with pointed questions. The audience and our judges will rate each startup, with a Judges’ Choice and Audience Choice winner announced at the end, who will feature in marketing activity in the run up to the event and in the post-show report.
12:20 PM

Extra! VIP Beauty and Wellness Experiences

3:00 PM


Evolution in Beauty Tech.
* Dress code: comfortable clothes and footwear.
We invite to apply all Technology Startups who's products or services can bring a new Retail experience in  Beauty, Wellness and Healthcare.  Early-stage startups accepted with POC.
As applications collected, we will recognise technology startups that represent some of the most exciting innovations in/for beauty!  And this panel will be presented at INNOCOS, in person and streamed virtually. 

3:30 PM


Anti-gummies. New innovation in gummy digestibles and the science behind that.

4:00 PM


Experience Deep Relaxation Through Sound with Hess Sound Selfcare
Relaxation through sound massage can result in effortless detachment from all stress, tension, and inner blockages. Free of your problems, you can achieve an emptiness of mind that leads to new levels of creativity, order, and harmony.

You will be able to become an observer of your own life and surroundings. With a fresh perspective you can be inspired by new solutions and positive growth.

4:30 PM


Five senses of Austin.
Get ready to connect with Austih via all five of the senses! Smell. Hearing. Taste. Sight. Touch. 
In this fun, immersive challenge you'll explore the city with a focus on the very best sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings. 
You'll have the opportunity to meet interesting local people and interact with Austin's many environments.

No dinner plans? No problem. Join fellow attendees for a meal. Costs are at your own expense. 

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Partnership opportunities are available for the INNOCOS summit, Retail Tech Startup Pitch and Leaders of Change Awards. Lets talk!

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