Beauty Connect NY 2024

Beauty Connect NY 2024

Creating space for meaningful connections that drive brand growth across the beauty and personal care industry

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New York, USA
10-11 June, 2024

Interested in partnering with us in 2024? Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920 or emailing us at [email protected].

Why attend?

Committed to accelerating innovation and investment in the beauty industry through brand growth, the Beauty Connect series is finally coming back to the East Coast! Here’s what you can expect from your ticket:

  • An intimate and curated audience of 150 of beauty’s most sought-after brands and partners.
  • Bespoke social opportunities from private dinners, drinks receptions, lunches, and personalized workshops.
  • Over 5 hours of designated networking time to make the most of our star-studded room.
  • Honest discussions among key opinion leaders, including brand founder’s journeys to scale, breaking through a saturated beauty landscape, and new customer acquisition strategies.

Don’t miss your chance to be in this room.

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Who's there?

Multinational/
Independent Brands

Investors

Industry Supporting

Retailers

1
DAY ONLY
20+
INDUSTRY-SHAPING SPEAKERS
150+
EXECUTIVE ATTENDEES
10+
HOURS OF 1-2-1 DEDICATED MEETINGS

Indie Brand Spotlight

Showcase your latest innovation on our main stage and gain exposure among renowned investors, retailers and M&A executives. 5 finalists will be selected to present their brand in a 3-minute pitch, followed by a 2-minute Q&A with our Selection Committee.

Please Note: You MUST be registered to attend the event to attend the Indie Brand Spotlight.

Applications close Friday, April 12.

APPLY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT 

CEO & Founders Forum

Come together with like-minded leaders in the beauty, personal care, and wellness space to learn, network, and grow. Share experiences, strategic insights, and how to best tackle the key challenges of running your own business whilst building new connections and lifelong friendships. The CEO & Founders Forum is an application-only event and we will be in touch to let you know if your application was successful.

Please Note: You MUST be registered to attend the event to attend the CEO Forum.

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Thank you to our Advisory Board

Author:

Dave Smith

SVP M&A, Investments & Licensing
Estée Lauder Companies

Dave Smith

SVP M&A, Investments & Licensing
Estée Lauder Companies

Author:

Rich Gersten

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Rich has spent the last 30 years investing and building great consumer brands at top private equity firms including Tengram Capital Partners, L Catterton, and North Castle Partners. Rich spent the last 9 years dedicated specifically to investing in the beauty industry, where he developed an extensive network of relationships that sourced many emerging growth brands with very limited access to institutional capital. Realizing the significant opportunity to address this underserved area of the market in beauty, Rich founded True Beauty Ventures.

Rich received a BS in Economics from Union College (N.Y.) and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rich Gersten

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Rich has spent the last 30 years investing and building great consumer brands at top private equity firms including Tengram Capital Partners, L Catterton, and North Castle Partners. Rich spent the last 9 years dedicated specifically to investing in the beauty industry, where he developed an extensive network of relationships that sourced many emerging growth brands with very limited access to institutional capital. Realizing the significant opportunity to address this underserved area of the market in beauty, Rich founded True Beauty Ventures.

Rich received a BS in Economics from Union College (N.Y.) and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Author:

Carla Ruiz

Senior Vice President, Global M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

Senior Vice President, Global M&A
Shiseido Group

Author:

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics

Author:

Sandra Valesquez

Founder & CEO
Nopalera

Sandra Valesquez

Founder & CEO
Nopalera

Author:

Alicia Sontag

Managing Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alicia Sontag

Managing Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

2024 Speakers

 

Nancy Twine

Founder & CEO
Briogeo Hair

Nancy Twine

Founder & CEO
Briogeo Hair

Nancy Twine

Founder & CEO
Briogeo Hair
 

Ann Chung

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer for Blackstone Growth
Blackstone

Ann Chung

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer for Blackstone Growth
Blackstone

Ann Chung

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer for Blackstone Growth
Blackstone
 

Dave Smith

SVP M&A, Investments & Licensing
Estée Lauder Companies

Dave Smith

SVP M&A, Investments & Licensing
Estée Lauder Companies

Dave Smith

SVP M&A, Investments & Licensing
Estée Lauder Companies
 

Sandra Velasquez

CEO & Founder
Nopalera

Sandra Velasquez

CEO & Founder
Nopalera

Sandra Velasquez

CEO & Founder
Nopalera
 

Christine Chang

Co-Founder
Glow Recipe

Christine Chang

Co-Founder
Glow Recipe

Christine Chang

Co-Founder
Glow Recipe
 

Alicia Sontag

Managing Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alicia Sontag

Managing Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alicia Sontag

Managing Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Partner With Us

Based on your objectives, we can create bespoke packages designed specifically for you – from presenting your expertise on the main stage, to hosting a private dinner. You can partner with us showcase your brand and make valuable new connections. Opportunities predominantly lie in 3 main categories: Thought Leadership, Branding & Networking.

To discuss your objectives and partnership opportunities please contact [email protected] 

Interested in a media partnership?
We'd love to hear from you and how we can support one another to connect with the industry. Contact [email protected] 

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