InnoCos Europe

6 June, 2012 - Geneva, Crowne Plaza Hotel

New Must Attend Event for Innovation, New Product Development and Marketing Professionals in Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry!

New Trends, New Markets, New products.  

Last year InnoCos Europe SOLD OUT! This year even better. Reserve your seat now.

Geneva, 30th and 31st of May. Join us to learn from leading cosmetics and personal care manufactures on how to maximise business success by putting innovation at the core of your company.

In this fast-paced environment, rapid and continuous new product development is the norm. But what happens when the customer wants to be a stakeholder in that process? The digital age is encouraging mass customisation, not only in how products are developed, but also how they are marketed and sold globally.

To truly stay ahead in this marketplace, companies need to respond quickly and decisively to global trends, transforming traditional customer-facing functions into activities with a competitive edge.

Join us and the most innovative leaders* in the industry at InnoCos Europe 2012 and learn how to:

  • Translate global hard trends into beauty trends for new product development
  • Engage and connect with consumers in new markets through social media and web communities
  • Accelerate innovation in new markets through external partnerships
  • Understand how the future of retailing will impact product formulation and design
  • Improve customer loyalty through digital campaigns

This European summit will bring together senior executives from the cosmetics and personal care industry to discuss key issues on front-end innovation, new product development and high-growth markets.
To maximise knowledge exchange and to generate actionable results, we have carefully designed the conference format to be interactive, “hands-on” and productive. This includes keynote presentations, panel discussions and a “hands-on” brainstorming workshop session.

Who Should Attend:

The executives that will realise the greatest benefit through attendance include SVPs, VPs, Board Members, Directors, Senior Managers, Executives in charge of:

  • Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Social Media
  • Business Development
  • R&D New Product Development

InnoCos Europe 2012 conference programme

InnoCos Europe 2012 speakers

Book also for InnoCos USA, 11-12 July 2012, New York

Official Twitter Hashtag: #innocos

InnoCos Europe 2011, Paris

InnoCos Europe 2010, Berlin

To register and pay with an invoice, download the InnoCos registration form here.

Online registration:

* For group discount 3 and more email
**Advertising Delegate Package  includes
  • promotional materials within the Documentation Package
  • hyper linked company logo on the conference website
  • banner at  Global Cosmetics Community




Day 1

Capturing Consumer Imagination


Introduction by KGS


Chairman presentation


The Impact of Global Trends on Product Innovation

P&G launched Connect + Develop, the company’s global open innovation programme over ten years ago, and now, more than 50 percent of product initiatives at Procter & Gamble involve significant collaboration with outside innovators. 

Rimma Driscoll, Associate Director EMEA, Global Business Development, P&G


Maximising Innovation by Collaborating with Suppliers

With a culture of confidentiality and a multiplicity of contacts CHANEL, like any other company, can be painful for suppliers to work with.
In this session Charlotte will share the processes and behaviors that can change a collaboration from a nightmare to a success, for the sake of innovation. 

Charlotte Marion, VP Outsourcing and Innovation Process - CHANEL Parfums Beaute  


Coffee and Networking


How to give women what they really really want - and build a beauty brand while you're at it. 

Mama Mio is a successful, very premium skincare brand. It's much loved by their very loyal customers and a band of high profile celebrity fans including Jessica Alba, Christy Turlington and Stella McCartney. Sian Sutherland is the incredibly hard-working and entrepreneurial Founder and she will be highlighting how being niche can be an advantage in today’s market.

  • The most powerful marketing tool in the world
  • Why being small is a huge advantage
  • The joy of not having a rule book

Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, Mama Mio


Beauty devices - a European perspective

Join Mintel for an overview of one of the hottest beauty trends. This session focuses on innovation, with examples of new beauty devices launched by European companies, and relates these devices to con- sumer trends. It includes exclusive Mintel data on European women’s attitudes to selected beauty devices. Conclusions address areas for further growth and development

Nica Lewis - Global Skincare Analyst - Mintel


Networking Lunch


Successful product launch starts with exploring your market!  How to leverage consumer insight from new product development to marketing

In this workshop SKIM personal care and cosmetic experts, Mini Kalivianakis and Nancy Savoya, will discuss the value you can derive from assessing the relevance and appeal of consumer insight and claims at various stages of the product development cycle.

Join Mini and Nancy in this interactive session and learn about the golden rules for developing winning communication statements, based on insights from over 100 studies conducted over the past few years across different industries.

Mini Kalivianakis - Division Director, Consumer
Nancy Savoya - Account Director, Consumer


Coffee and Networking


Born to Be Sustainable - the Development of Sustainable Cosmetics and Henkel

Combining economic success with corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a constant feature of Henkel’s business philosophy for over 130 years now.  Always an industry pioneer, the company produced its first sustainability report in 1992 and has produced one every year since. In international terms, too, Henkel counts among the leading companies in this domain.

  • Henkel's Sustainability Strategy in a Nutshell
  • Implementation in the Business Unit Cosmetics & Toiletries
  • Integration of the spirit of sustainability into the product development process
  • What it takes to apply the concept of life cycle thinking to cosmetics
  • Presentation of selected product examples / achievements

Dr. Werner Schuh, Corporate Director Regulatory Affairs & Sustainability, Henkel


Brand Rejuvenation: Winning new customers with innovative social and digital campaigns 

Perrier is a top class brand with exceptional consumer awareness (90% spontaneous recognition) it’s  the N°1 brand in the world carbonated water market with 750 million bottles consumed each year across all five continents and in more than 110 countries. This is the story of how the marketing team implemented a marketing strategy to target a younger market.

  • Digital: an opportunity to leverage Perrier’s unique personality
  • Joined up thinking across digital and social campaigns
  • How to manage branded communities
  • Key digital initiatives since 2009 : Concepts and lessons learnt
  • Dita von Teese
  • Le club Perrier

Fabienne Bravard, Brand Director, Nestle Waters


Examining national, EU and international institutional frameworks for cosmetics and personal care products

  • Investigating EU Cosmetics legislation - The new Cosmetics Regulation and how this will impact your company
  • Discussing REACH: The obligations for cosmetics producers, registration of substances and ingredients, chemical testing and evaluation, registration of substances, management of supply chain, management of downstream users, and possible restriction or notification requirements for chemicals in products
  • Reviewing the applicability of the General Product Safety Directive to personal care products
  • Overview of international and third country regulatory requirements and standards
  • What is the overall impact on the industry, strategic approach of companies and prospects for the future?

Giles Chappell - Attorney - Legal Consultant


Bioactive Collagen Peptides - Sustainable Beauty-from-Within

  • Discussing two recent placebo controlled human RTC studies that show significant effects on skin health and various beauty parameters
  • Viewing the latest focus group market research, which attests acceptance of the idea by consumers and the power of the term "collagen"
  • Beauty-from-Within: How a mature concept from Asia starts to be established in EU and US
Stephan Hausmanns, Head of Business Unit Health & Nutritions, Gelita


Chairman’s comments and close of conference


Chairman’s comments and close of conference

Day 2


Introduction by KGS


Chairman’s remarks and Introduction by KGS


Innovation all Areas: The Sephora approach to innovation

Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France in 1969 and acquired by Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury products group, in 1997. Sephora's unique, open-sell environment features over 250 classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, color, fragrance, makeup, bath & body, and haircare, in addition to Sephora's own private label.

  • The Sephora quest to discover exciting new products with unexpected qualities
  • Revolutionising the beauty market through innovation
  • The future of retail innovation

Elizabeth Angles d'Auriac, Marketing Director, Europe, Sephora 


Avon Connects and Empowers Women for 125 Years. How About the Next 125?

Avon is a pioneer in global expansion, with its first international operations established in 1954. As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon markets leading beauty, fashion and home products to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.5 million inde- pendent Avon Sales Representatives. Angela Cretu will share her experience in innovative customer engagement spanning different countries and cultures.

  • Creating value with technology as a company for women in a digital era
  • Connecting with women with opportunities : How Avon Con- nects through Social Media
  • Engaging customers with an innovative approach

Angela Cretu, Group VP Eastern Europe,  Avon Beauty Products


Appearances count: A Whirlwind tour of cosmetics packaging design

Steve Gibbons, Co-founder and Managing Director - Dew Gibbons


Coffee and Networking


The BIOEFFECT saga:from biotechnology to skin care

In 2001 three scientists in Iceland formed a biotechnology company. Their aim was to use barley to produce purer human-like cellular activators for medical research and medicine.

In 2006 the scientists learned of interest among the large cosmetic firms to use cellular activators in their products. In 2008 Sif Cosmetics was founded to develop and market skin care products containing cellular activators. In 2010 the BIOEFFECT story began with the launch of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum in Iceland, the first skin care product to contain cellular activators made in plants. It is already used by over 20% of Icelandic women. 

  • A revolution in skincare: Plant-made human growth factors
  • The BIOEFFECT success story: marketing on a shoe-string
  • Examining the importance of science in skin care

Dr Bjorn Orvar, CEO and Founder, Sif Cosmetics 


Accelerate Your Product Development With Open Innovation

  • How to Scout Novel Chemicals & Materials Technologies?
  • How to Find Technologies Closer to commercialization?
  • How To Incorporate these Technologies into your Product Development?

Sebastien Gourdon, Open Innovation Director, SpecialChem




Listen, Learn & Innovate: exploring the “Youth” target through a dedicated Web-Community

Oriflame is today one of the fastest growing beauty companies selling direct. It is present in more than 60 countries, of which it is the market leader in more than half. It has recently launched a web campaign “Beauty Connect” targeting younger consumers and Jacques Mathieu will share this new market strategy with us

  • A bit about “The Oriflame “Youth” strategic initiative”
  • Who can join the conversation?
  • Discover & Evaluate: a holistic approach
  • Looking back – Looking forward: lessons learnt and ideas for the future

Jacques Mathieu, Senior Director Consumer Insight, Oriflame


Why "Beauty from the inside" matters

  • Hearing a brief recap on 'what happens under the skin' and how that drives what your skin looks like
  • Stars of active prevention - what is prevention worth to the beauty consumer?
  • Examining consumer barriers vis à vis beauty supplements - why has the category over-promised and under-delivered?
  • Discussing trade barriers - how do food products fit in the beauty shopping experience?
  • Investigating regulatory barriers - why harmonization has not reduced local barriers
  • What is the outlook? Pure Suisse Laboratoire preliminary take-aways on category drivers and how to succeed

Lucas Dikkers - Founder and Managing Director - Pure Suisse Laboratoire SA


Chairman comments and close of conference


Coffee Break

Angela Cretu – Group Vice-President Avon Eastern Europe

Graduated from The Academy of Economic Studies, Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics in Bucharest in 1997 and in 2005 from the London Business School.
In 1999 began her career at AVON COSMETICS ROMANIA as Area Sales Manager and continued her career up to Acting Country Manager in Serbia and Montenegro
In 2005, Angela returned as General Manager of Avon Romania. Her team received three Avon Global Awards and two Regional Awards in the next two years.
In 2007 Angela Cretu became the Vice-President SouthEast Europe & Romania and in 2009 - Vice-President of Global Business Model Innovation (AVON Products Inc. USA, New York).
In March 2011 Angela Cretu was appointed to the position of Group Vice-President Avon Eastern Europe with location in Moscow

Jacques Mathieu, Senior Director Consumer Insight, Oriflame

Oriflame Cosmetics is a Beauty company selling direct present in more than 60 countries worldwide.
To date Oriflame has over 3.5 mn. Sales Consultants worldwide with annual sales of € 1.5 bn.
Jacques is responsible for the “Consumer Insight” department for the all group Oriflame Cosmetics worldwide.
He is in charge of all developments in “qualitative” and “quantitative” research as well as driving the “Front End Innovation” area.
Jacques started at Oriflame Cosmetics in January 2003 and created from scratch the “Consumer Insight” department.
His main goal is to ensure Oriflame Cosmetics always follows a “Consumer centric” approach.
He progressively introduced different techniques to be closer to the Consumers and ensure the company develops innovations that resonate with them (like “ethnographic research” or the use of a “private web-community”)
Previously Jacques worked for 15 years at Unilever Belgium in various Marketing & Sales positions, the last one being “Head of Consumer Insight” for the Detergent & Cosmetics Divisions together with “Direct Marketing” responsibilities.

Elizabeth Angles d'Auriac, Marketing Director, Europe, Sephora

Elizabeth Anglès d’Auriac has a rich 20-year marketing career specialised in beauty that has taken her around the globe. Elizabeth has been with the LVMH group since 2009: first nourishing the brand experience of luxury champagne Dom Pérignon as Global Marketing & Communication Director and now driving innovation for Sephora as Marketing Director Europe. Founded in 1969, Sephora cuts through the clutter with a visionary beauty retail concept that creates an entertaining shopping experience and brings high-end beauty care and fragrances within every consumer's reach. Sephora currently operates more than one thousand stores in twenty countries worldwide where customers enjoy the freedom to choose from a broad range of products at their leisure. Elizabeth Anglès d’Auriac has fuelled her passion for innovation throughout her 20 years of marketing experience specialising in health & beauty. This passion has taken her on marketing missions in France, the Middle East, India, South Africa and Argentina from product development to operational marketing to strategic planning.

Dr.Ing. Stephan Hausmanns, Head of BU Health & Nutrition and Sales Collagen Peptides, GELITA AG

Stephan Hausmanns is Head of the Business Unit Health & Nutrition at GELITA AG, headquartered in Eberbach, Germany and in charge for global sales of collagen peptides (hydrolysates). Prior to joining GELITA in June 2010, Mr. Hausmanns was responsible for New Business Development & Management New Ingredients for BENEO Palatinit GmbH and Patent Management for Nutrinova GmbH.
He worked as an R&D Scientist and Project Manager within the former HOECHST AG the years before in the area of food-biotechnology and bioprocess-engineering. Mr. Hausmanns holds a Dipl. Chem. (M.Sc.) degree in chemistry from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a Ph.D. in process engineering with additional studies in business economics and food microbiology from the University of Bonn, Institute of Food Technology.
He is (co-)inventor of more than 25 patent families and has published more than 50 papers or presentations in distinguished journals or on scientific conferences specializing in advances in food and beverage ingredients and technology.

Lucas Dikkers - Founder and Managing Director, Pure Suisse Laboratoire SA

Lucas Dikkers has the ambition to develop comprehensive solutions to skin care through combinations of active prevention and repair, with food supplements, and active care, with cosmetics. While rolling out the brand across Asia Pacific and a couple of exclusive partners is the short-term goal, Lucas continues to work on demonstrating performance superiority as well as developing new product segments.
Lucas spent 10 years in marketing at P&G, working on new launches and management of international operations. Highlights include developing blockbusters: Lacoste Red, Pink and Essential (fragrance) and achieving market leadership on Max Factor in Nordic. In his last role as Category Leader P&G Fine Fragrances AP, Lucas set-up an integrated, regional Asia team while driving top line and bottom line growth.
Lucas graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Economics and has an MBA from HEC Paris.
Lucas also serves as Non-Executive Director and Member of the Board of aethetic dermatology brand Dermaceutic, where he works on strategy, international expansion and strategic marketing.

Rimma Driscoll - Associate Director EMEA Global Business Development - Proctor & Gamble

Dr. Werner Schuh, Corporate Director Regulatory Affairs & Sustainability, Henkel

Dr. Werner Schuh is the Corporate Director Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability at Henkel. Dr Schuh studied Chemical Engineering and Veterinary Medicine. His professional career started in Schering AG where he was a Toxicologist and Preclinical/Pharmaceutical Expert for Cardiovascular Drugs, Dermatological Preparations, Cancer Therapeutics, he also head the positions Head of Inhalation Toxicology and Reproduction Toxicology. He then served as Head of Dept. Product Safety/Toxicology for Wella AG and Head of Product Safety & Reg. Affairs, responsible Safety Assessor to EU Cosmetics Directive. Following the acquisition by Procter & Gamble he held the position Head of Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs; Global Professional Haircare and Global Styling. As of October 2009 he holds membership to the Scientific Core Competency Committee (CCCScience-COLIPA), Technical and Regulatory Core Competency Committee (CCCTECHREG-
COLIPA), Strategic Project Team Alternatives to Animal Testing (SPT AAT - COLIPA), Strategic Project Team Sustainable Development (SPTSD–COLIPA), Chair of WG Product Safety at IKW and Chair of Educational Course Reproductive Toxicology for Safety Assessors (DGK/IKW).

Nica Lewis, Global Skincare Analyst, Mintel

As global skincare analyst, Nica Lewis tracks and anticipates facial skincare and bodycare trends around the world, and advises clients on their implications. Nica has more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty, drinks and health & fitness industries in Europe, the US and Asia, giving her an unparalleled perspective on product development and marketing in different regions.
As a specialist in cosmetic ingredient trends, Nica also speaks at top industry events, contributes to trade publications and provides consultancy services to Mintel clients.

Dr Bjorn Orvar, CEO and Founder, Sif Cosmetics

Dr. Björn Örvar, co-founder of ORF Genetics, has served as CEO of the company since 2006. Prior to that, he was the Director of Gene Technology of the company since 2001. Dr. Örvar was the Member of the Board of ORF Genetics from 2001 to 2006. In 2009 he became the President of Sif Cosmetics where he has been leading the product development of Sif and the launch of its new brand, BIOEFFECT, the first cosmetic product with human-like growth factors produced in plants. He received his Ph.D. in plant molecular genetics from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and subsequently became a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, Montréal.

Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, Mama Mio

Sian launched Mama Mio in the US and UK six years ago with her three partners. Their approach has always been to behave differently as a beauty business; giving their young ‘fit skin for life’ brand a distinctive and very approachable personality - in stores, in spas and online – developing a unique position in the skincare market. Their humble goal is to become the most recommended skincare brand in the world.

A serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, restaurants, film production and brand creation, Sian was an early winner of the National Magazines Entrepreneur of the Year for her first business, British Female Inventor of the Year and received the coveted CEW Achiever Award in 2010.

Sian lives in London with her husband Christian and two teenage sons, Charlie and Tom (her greatest achievements). She is a keen basketball player with her team, The Badabings, and has a definite penchant for sparkly things.

Charlotte Marion - VP Outsourcing and Innovation Process - CHANEL Parfums Beaute

Charlotte Marion has dedicated her professional life to cosmetics. She has international marketing experience and has held positions at YVES ROCHER and Parfums CHRISTIAN DIOR, makeup and fragrance,
as well as being the Managing Director, French subsidary, of the famous Italian makeup innovator BtoB: INTERCOS. Since being at CHANEL F&B for 10 years she is in charge of piloting Outsourcing Resources and facilitating internal innovation processes.

Steve Gibbons, Co-founder and Managing Director - Dew Gibbons

Steve studied at the Royal College of Art. On graduation he was invited by his tutor Brian Tattersfield to join Minale Tattersfield. He joined The Partners in 1984, becoming a partner in 1986. He founded Dew Gibbons in 1997.
Steve has won many design awards including two D&AD Silvers and Design Week and Design Effectiveness awards. He has been a member of the D&AD executive and has been external assessor at Kingston University. He writes and speaks widely on design and health & beauty industry related issues.
Steve lives in the country with a wife, 2 children, several cats and a collection of aesthetically chosen, but almost entirely unproductive, chickens.

Fabienne Bravard, Brand Director, Nestle Waters

As the global brand director, Fabienne heads up the global Perrier marketing strategy for Nestlé.
With more than 16 years of marketing in the food industry both in France and international, Fabienne has a strong experience in brand digitalization and consumer engagement through social media.
Perrier as a global brand with a strong presence in 140 markets and a daring personality is the perfect brand to explore new digital opportunities and innovate in the 2.0 area.
Prior joining the marketing department of the Nestle waters division, Fabienne spent 7 years in the marketing of ice-cream with the management of a brands portfolio, leading innovation and business development
Fabienne lives in Paris and is particularly implied in the gender balance topic.

Giles Chappell - Attorney - Legal Consultant

Giles Chappell is a UK and New York qualified lawyer who provides advice on regulatory compliance and risk control and liability management in relation to chemical, environmental and product safety legislation in the EU and the EU Member States.
Core areas of expertise include the REACH Regulation, the Classification, Packaging and Labelling Regulation, specific legislation relating to cosmetics, biocides, and consumer products, as well as legal issues arising from the use of nanotechnology. Giles also advises on import/export regulations (customs, dual-use goods etc).
Giles has worked at a major law firm in Brussels on environmental and product regulatory affairs, and interned at the European Commission (DG Environment) and the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York.

Sebastien Gourdon, Open Innovation Director, SpecialChem

Sébastien holds a BA in Law from University of Versailles and graduated from Bordeaux Business School and University of Hamburg. He joined SpecialChem in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer and moved to Sales and Marketing responsibilities, first as Program Manager, supporting raw material suppliers such as DuPont, Arkema or Dow Corning, then as Business Development Director in Cosmetics. Sébastien designed the Open Innovation service launched by SpecialChem. Today, as Director of SpecialChem/Omnexus Open Innovation services, he is connecting brand owners and chemicals manufacturers with the largest network of chemicals and materials professionals in the world. Sébastien supports clients scouting new technologies or seeking solvers for their technological problems.

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GELITA is the leading company for manufacturing and marketing collagen proteins. Coordinated from the headquarters in Eberbach, Germany, GELITA provides customers around the world with products of the highest standard, comprehensive technical expertise and sophisticated solutions.

More than 20 sites and a global expert network ensure that state-of-the-art know-how is always available for customers. More than 135 years of experience in the field of collagen proteins are the basis of GELITA’s performance. A strong requirement for innovation is the driving force of the family-owned company that is continually looking for new solutions.

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Taking PR to a new dimension with a strategic communication tool used by over 470 leading international and local brands to connect directly with 5500 beauty editors across the US, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, beautypress serves as a professional resource for the beauty editorial community.

This unique platform is an efficient tool for brands to generate more press coverage in media ranging from prestige magazines, websites, newspapers, TV and blogs, or to create an introductory market presence.

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Bilingual French-English bimonthly magazine (6 issues per year + A-Z Guide of cosmetic active ingredients) designed for professionals in the cosmetics and perfumery industry, EXPRESSION COSMÉTIQUE provides new insight at unifying the whole chain of beauty (marketing, formulation, innovation, regulation, business…) through a practical and concise treatment of information and a cutting-edge expertise in the field of ingredients. EXPRESSION COSMÉTIQUE  proposes practical answers to specific problems such as marketing trends, practical fact sheets on formulation, expert opinions, technical counseling, research articles and much more…  such as previews and reviews of flagship events.
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