Convergence of Beauty Retail, Technology, eCommerce and Experience

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.

With Pre-Conference Workshop!

Winning in the Metaverse. Brand strategies to lead the change in a new disruptive world.
by Daniel Langer,  Founder, Équité

Named one of the “Global Top Five Luxury Key Opinion Leaders to Watch,” Daniel Langer is the CEO of the luxury, lifestyle and consumer brand strategy firm Équité, and the executive professor of luxury strategy and pricing at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. The rise of Generation Z and the ever-increasing influence of the Metaverse mean that beauty and lifestyle brands need radically change their game – to one that fuses physical and cyber fantasies – to drive desirability in a fluid fashion across digital and physical consumer experiences.
The workshop will provide deep insights into the Metaverse (including NFTs), implications for brands (including strategy and pricing), and strategies to win in the new reality.
Workshop is separate from the summit.
Price: $ 995

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DAY ONE: Thursday February 2, 2023

12:30 PM
Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capitals

Welcome From The Lead Sponsor

12:40 PM
Building memorable experiences through beauty tech for consumers 
Jennifer Tidy, SVP Partnerships, MODIFACE
  • AR and AI used in retail
  • Connecting to consumers virtually
  • A digital shift in shopping behaviour
  • What is coming next for beauty tech 
1:10 PM
Reimagining Beauty Retail Commerce in the New World. 
Strategies to survive an economic downturn and  thrive afterward.
  • The long-term impact COVID-19 has had on shopping habits and consumers' expectations.
  • The new and innovative experiences retailers offered their customers that resulted in their success during lockdown.
  • Strategies for merging digital technologies within brick-and-mortar stores.

Speaker TBC

1:30 PM

Taking Shopping to the Next Level in the Metaverse

Neha Singh, Founder & CEO, Obsess
Jolie Nubani, Sr.Business Development Manager, Beauty, Amazon

Neha Singh is the CEO & Founder of Obsess, an experiential e-commerce platform enabling brands and retailers to create visual, immersive, 3D virtual stores on their websites and on metaverse platforms. She was previously the Head of Product at Vogue, where she was responsible for the product strategy and technology execution of Vogue’s digital business including content products, ad products and distribution platforms. Prior to that, Neha was VP of Product and Engineering at AHAlife, an e-commerce startup for luxury lifestyle products. Neha began her career at Google, where she was a Software Engineer and Tech Lead for 5 years and worked on Google AdWords and Google News. She holds an undergraduate Computer Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a graduate Computer Science degree from MIT.
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
Agustina Sartori, Sr Director Innovation & Innovation Fund, Ulta Beauty
Jay Hack, Founder, MIRA Beauty

2:30 PM
3:00 PM

KEYNOTE A Hyper Mobile Future - How Next Gen Hyperspectral & Multispectral imaging technology will reshape beauty & ecom

Chaz Giles, Founder, Revea
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. 

Chris Hobson, President & CEO, Rare Beauty Brands
- more speakers will be confirmed shortly -
3:50 PM

Lead by Marisol Simard, Business Growth Strategist & Advisor 

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

Beach Party
Taking place at The Beachfront,  this party provides the opportunity to continue conversations whilst enjoying view in all its glory at sunset. Kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy San Diego's renowned hospitality! 

7:30 PM

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

DAY TWO: Friday February 3, 2023

8:45 AM
Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capitals
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

KEYNOTE The New Global Workforce: Attracting, Retaining, And Motivating The Next Generation - Gen Z
Hana Ben Shabat, Founder, Gen Z Planet.

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?
10:00 AM

PANEL  The Many Shades Of Blue
How this year’s Blue Beauty Award winners are making products that are better for the planet. 

Jeannie Jarnot, Founder and CEO, Beauty Heroes
Catherine D'Aragon, GM NOA, Mustela & Babo Botanicals
Shannon Goldberg, Chief Zero Waste Officer, Izzy
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 5 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.

Invited: Christopher Gavigan, Founder and CEO, Prima 
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 San Diego
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. 

What's next?