Convergence of Beauty Retail, Technology, E-Commerce 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.



  • 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: Pricing Workshop, Beach Party, 5 senses of San Diego, Beauty and Wellness Experiences. Offsite. Our side-events are simply legendary.


FEBRUARY 2, 2023

9:00 AM-12:00 AM



How adapt your pricing for inflation*.

Workshop is separate from the summit and includes lunch.
*Price: $ 995
Can't decide yet if you like to sign up? Join the waiting list >>>

11:00 AM-11:30 AM



Mitochondria Health

Catharine Arnston, Founder & CEO, ENERGYbits

12:00 AM



Welcome from the Lead Sponsor

12:30 PM



Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capitals

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


Pushing retail boundaries.

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


Level up your online community engagement at every stage.


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

1:50 PM


The winning formula for beauty retail.

No matter how convenient online shopping has become, brick-and-mortar retail has obvious advantages. By using data to aggregate customer insights and create a multi-sensory atmosphere with value-adding experiences, you'll remain relevant, add value, and drive revenue – both online and offline. We will talk about data-driven in-store retail, in-store experiences and more.

Kelly Kovack, Founder, BeautyMatter
Agustina Sartori, Sr Director Innovation & Innovation Fund, Ulta Beauty
Chris Hobson, President & CEO, Rare Beauty Brands
more retailers TBC

2:30 PM


3:00 PM


What’s next for personalization, social selling, and commerce.

New commerce trends make understanding customer behavior, needs, wants, and expectations key to retailer success in the coming year.
  • Challenges to achieving full personalization
  • Social commerce continues to evolve
  • What’s next for customer experience?
  • Meet your customers’ expectations
Chaz Giles, Founder, Revea
Jay Hack, Founder, MIRA Beauty

Joy Chen, Pure Culture Beauty
more TBC

3:20 PM


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.
- CMOs and VP Marketing 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



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! 
* Venue will be confirmed shortly

7:30 PM



Reservation in a top restaurant in San Diego is made for all speakers and VIP tickets. 
A few places may be available for general admission ticket holders, ask to sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

9:30 PM



Join fellow attendees for a late-night cocktail. Costs are at your own expense.


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


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


The path forward for retail's authentic sustainable future.

Customers are demanding to be part of the sustainability conversation, and they are increasingly using their wallets to make their voices heard. Retail players should offer customers the option to choose sustainability
Jeannie Jarnot, Founder and CEO, Beauty Heroes
Shannon Goldberg, Chief Zero Waste Officer, Izzy

10:30 AM


11:00 AM


Technology and Beauty Symbiotic Relationship 

Speaker TBC

11:20 AM


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



3 PM, Feb 3.

* Dress code: comfortable clothes and footwear.

3:00 PM



Evolution in Beauty Tech.

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



Face Yoga

Koko Hayashi Face Yoga

4:00 PM



Sound Bath Therapy

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 San Diego's many environments.

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

Become a Sponsor

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

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