InnoCos Europe

4 - 5 June, 2013 - Hotel Negresco, Nice France

Join us at this senior executive international event to learn from leading cosmetics and personal care manufactures on how to maximise business success by putting the customer at the core of your company.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Translating consumer trends into new product development, innovation processes and marketing campaigns
  • Uncovering valuable consumer insights
  • Connecting with consumers online and through social media
  • Accelerating innovation through online crowdsourcing
  • Maximising partnerships and open innovation
  • Expanding into new markets
  • Examining the future of retailing
  • Creating customer loyalty through digital campaigns
  • Continually innovating your processes, products and marketing messages
  • Hearing outside of the industry case studies on front-end innovation
  • Innovation strategies in beauty from within products and cosmeceuticals

To maximise knowledge and generate actionable results, we have carefully designed the conference format to be interactive, “hands-on” and productive. The event will begin with an exhibitor showcase, featuring the latest innovations for cosmetics and beauty. The showcase will be followed by our distinguished speakers, panel discussions and a “hands-on” brainstorming workshop session.

Who should attend?

Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry executives including SVPs, VPs, Board Members, Directors, Senior Managers, Executives in charge of:

  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Online Marketing & Social Media
  • New Product Development
  • R&D
  • Branding
  • Consumer Insights / Market Research
  • Packaging (Innovation, Development, Design)
  • Business Development

Why should you attend?

  • Develop new business relationships face-to-face in an exclusive networking environment
  • Discuss business challenges and best practices with your peers
  • Attend “hands on” workshops where you will brainstorm in small groups and report your conclusions to the whole group
  • Learn from real life case studies from industry senior executives who will discuss new trends, new markets, new products and new marketing campaigns for the cosmetics and personal care industry

Would you like to speak, sponsor or attend?

Phone: +31 64 300 19 54


Official Twitter hashtag: #innocos


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Cosmetics brand owner startups fee ( 3years or less) - €795,00. Ask for promo code

*DOUBLE DATE - Innovation it's a Team Effort! To encourage groups participation, bring a team of 4  for the price of 2! Book Double Date Ticket now!  This offer is limited.

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* Group rates are available only with purchase of 2 days ticket

*All attendees must work for the same corporation.

Questions? Email or call +31 643001954

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


9:00   Opening remarks by KGS & Chair

Innovation and new product development are cornerstones for growth in cosmetics and personal care, and yet remain a key difficulty to most companies. Ironically, success is commonly undermined by the internal practices and processes in place. By driving innovation performance, companies can achieve new product success through:

  • Maintaining “enough” idea as well as “good enough” ideas at the front end for a high-value development funnel
  • Accelerating time-to-market and meeting targeted product launch goals
  • Adapting portfolios quickly to respond to changing trends and consumer needs
  • Improving new product investment decision-making to focus resources on the highest value brand innovations and to contain risk

Vice President EMEA, Sopheon

9:30  Speed Storytelling

Networking like you’ve never experienced before.

Join professional storyteller Lisa Lipkin for a fun icebreaker.  After an introduction on the value and power of storytelling as a business tool, you’ll get to know one another by sharing personal stories and memories in short intervals before moving on to your next partner.  Fun and illuminating.



Key retail trends within the developed market: where consumers are going for their beauty purchases, and what are retailers doing to capture their market

  • Hot emerging markets – where next for beauty brands?
  • Learnings from other industries: looking at retail innovations outside the industry that beauty companies could tap into
  • What’s on the horizon for beauty retail: is social media going to revolutionise the way we buy beauty?

Senior Analyst  Retailing,  Euromonitor International


10.45 NETWORKING Coffee Break



  • Examining the top blind spots that hinder a company’s effectiveness and growth
  • Discussing the assets that truly matter in designing an effective customer experience
  • Hearing about Walgreens co-creation “tool-box”
  • Investigating the currency of the new economy

Divisional VP & GMM, Beauty and Personal Care, Walgreens



In this session Annelies will speak about online initiatives that have maximized digital strategies, customer relationships and loyalty.  She will discuss the challenges as well as opportunities and how they are connecting with customers online.

Digital Marketing Manager, Consumer Products Division, L’Oréal


12:15  lunch





Is it best to increase prices directly or to reduce the size of your packaging? Which product categories are most price elastic? Do all European consumers react the same way to price? What is the right price for my new product?

In this fun and interactive session SKIM’s resident personal care and cosmetic experts, Nancy Savoya and Mini Kalivianakis, will discuss various tools and learnings gained from conducting pricing research in 45 consumer goods product categories featuring over 500 brands, to get you started on refining and optimizing your pricing strategy:

  • Dispelling common myths in pricing strategies
  • Testing price awareness in an interactive “The Price is Right” game show format
  • Engaging in group exercises with live examples and stimulating discussion

Account Director & Partner, SKIM





  • Investigating the evolution of moments of truth
  • Evaluating the consumer behaviour model for the cosmetics industry
  • The impact of “Beauty Moment of Truth” on promotional campaigns
  • Discussing success stories of “Touching Campaigns”

Founder and CEO, USP Indicator Solutions



  • Examining the challenge and how Colgate-Palmolive address it
  • What is new and different about this process?
  • Embedding the process into the organization effectively
  • How did that process contribute to the innovation culture?

Director External Innovation, Colgate-Palmolive




  • Moving beyond packaging design barriers
  • Expanding up to 30% more design space whilst creating eye-catching packages
  • Creating more flexibility by providing the opportunity for late stage differentiation
  • Taking advantage of the latest printing trends including foils and surface finishes to enhance your brand message

Business Manager Home & Personal Care, Avery Dennison



Partner, Business Development Director, Dew Gibbons





Wednesday, 5 June 2013


9:00  Opening Remarks

PartneR,Business Development Director, Dew Gibbons



Since the year 2000, SpecialChem teams of industry experts have created the world's largest online professional network dedicated to chemicals and materials. This network includes more than 550,000 engineers, formulators, product developers, marketers, applicators and brand owners across the globe. Through our vertical industry websites, these professionals have unlimited access to content and services dedicated to Product Selection, Innovation Watch, Training and Open Innovation.
This network of profiled members plus the visits of more than 3.2 million professionals per year to our websites are unique assets for professionals in Open Innovation scouting new technologies that are related to chemicals and materials.

Open Innovation Director, SpecialChem


A case study demonstrating the science and scientific visualisation behind the recent launch of Sensodyne Repair & protect. Jonathan will show how they have used state of the art scientific visualisation methods and how this is relevant to the consumer.

Principal Scientist, GSK Consumer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline



  • Developing new opportunities with high business relevance in the pre-development stage
  • Defining viable projects in early R&D that deliver maximum output and speed up time-to-market
  •  Improving innovation processes, optimizing handover to product development and overcoming challenges

Corporate Vice President Front End Innovation, Beiersdorf


10:30   Networking Coffee Break



  • Creating opportunities and expanding your business through cosmeceuticals
  • Discussing the latest developments and progresses in this beauty category
  • Evaluating consumer adoption, awareness and engagement with products
  • Uncovering the science, advantages and disadvantages in cosmeceuticals
  • Reviewing regulations that impact your strategy and product line
  •  Building your brand, maximizing experiences and communicating product benefits on and offline

Founder, Zelens


  • Examining Natura; an overview on the company and innovation figures
  • Hearing about how Natura approach Open Innovation through the Natura Campus Program
  • Building valuable relationships and partnering with research institutes based on science and innovation
  • Facilitating and augmenting collaborative innovation through networks on all areas of knowledge, from biology and chemistry to humanities and applied social sciences
  • Having an open dialogue with partners to trigger ideas and for collaborative problem solving to speed up time-to-market

Head of Innovation Hub, Natura


12:00     Lunch



Our speaker Esi, who is responsible for Procter & Gamble’s Global Cosmetics business, including Max Factor and COVERGIRL brands, with business in over 75 markets around the world, will discuss marketing and branding initiatives.  She will cover how they are building brands by signing diverse personalities, meeting consumer needs, breaking through the clutter and successfully responding to consumer trends.

Vice President Global Cosmetics, Procter & Gamble



  • Adding to the ‘experience marketing mix’ and seducing customers through your packaging design
  • Discussing how structure, graphics, texture and delivery can provide an unforgettable experience for your customers
  • Communicating your brand story through packaging design
  • Using packaging as a successful tool to interact with your customers at touch points, such as in-store
  • Taking advantage of the ‘theatrical’ element packaging plays in the store

Design Director, Dr Irena Eris



  • Understanding and believing in your distinctive brand essence
  • Acknowledging that your identity is brought to your customer through the overall concept
  • How every packaging element provides an unforgettable experience for your customers: structure, graphics, texture and material
  • Examining tools and structural processes for design fine-tuning in the predevelopment stage

Technical Design Manager, Packaging Development L’Occitane en Provence


14:45  Networking Coffee Break



Communication as the key to success and the importance of Public Relations

  • The media landscape in turbulence and your options to regain maximum efficiency of your PR activities
  • Classic PR or Digital PR? How to improve your media outreach
  • A strategic PR decision: inhouse or outsourcing?
  • Advantages of a PR network to enhance results

CEO and Founder, Webportalis



The explosion of social networks and consumer-generated media over the last few years has a significant impact on brands’ communication as consumers’ reliance on word-of-mouth in decision-making increases significantly : 92 % of the consumers believe in recommendations from people they know while 47 % believe in Ads in newspaper (Nielsen 2012).

Cosmetics brands now face a new medium and target: beauty bloggers

  • How influential can bloggers be for your brands?
  • How do you find a quality connection and build trustworthy relationships with bloggers?
  • How to make the blog a focal point of your social strategy?

Co-Founder, LittleLessConversations

Beauty Blogger



Director External Innovation, Colgate Palmolive

For the last 25 years, Fabienne has held various positions in Innovation roles at Colgate-Palmolive, both in R&D and in Marketing, in Europe and in the US, always driven by her passion for Innovation and new challenges.

Today, Fabienne brings this unique skills combination and cross-functional experience to her role in the External Innovation Team.
She is enabling a more systematic process for identifying potential external alliance partners and leveraging externally sourced solutions to further accelerate the pace of innovation. She is considered as a change agent that fosters experimentation and influences culture.

Fabienne holds a degree in engineering and a PhD in organic chemistry.
Fabienne is a native of France. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and enjoys gardening, traveling, Tai Chi and modern art.

Vice President Global Cosmetics, Procter & Gamble

As vice president of Global P&G Cosmetics, Esi leads the CoverGirl and Max Factor brands globally, which represent over $2 billion in retail sales. Esi’s leadership, creativity, and individuality inspire achievement, “out-of-the-box” thinking and passion from the 300 employees in her organization.
At the age of 34, Esi became one of the youngest general manager appointees in P&G history after leaving a trail of success on several beauty and fabric care businesses. Esi began her career at P&G in 1991, where she led the design of Febreze Fabric Refresher, a discontinuous invention that created a new category and evolved into a global mega brand. She quickly rose through the ranks on brands like Downy and Bounce delivering record sales and profit growth, but Esi’s lifelong interest in beauty, fashion and women’s health led her to a new frontier in P&G – the beauty business.
In 2000, Esi joined P&G Cosmetics as the COVERGIRL marketing director, where she delivered the strongest results since P&G acquired the business and drove the brand to a No. 1 market share position in North America. In 2003, Esi was appointed to general manager of deodorants and Old Spice, and led three consecutive years of tremendous sales and profit growth in the category before returning to P&G Cosmetics in 2006 as general manager overseeing the COVERGIRL and Max Factor brands.
Esi’s strong sense of style and ingenuity have brought fresh marketing ideas to cosmetics including the signing of Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Drew Barrymore as brand ambassadors, and the launch of several best-sellers including Simply Ageless foundation and Lash Blast mascara. Today, COVERGIRL is the nation’s fastest growing cosmetics brand and the “hottest” cosmetics brand in 2009 according to an independent consumer study commissioned by leading research firm, NPD Group. In recognition of these achievements, Women’s Wear Daily awarded Esi with the “2008 Marketer of the Year” award; Advertising Age recognized her as one of 13 “Women to Watch” in 2009; and Cosmetics Executive Women (CEW), a non-profit organization of over 4,000 executives and managers in the beauty industry presented Esi with its highest honor, the “2009 Achiever Award.” In her spare time, Esi serves on the board of directors for the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland.

Corporate Vice-President Front End Innovation - Beiersdorf

Horst is Corporate Vice President of Front End Innovation at Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany. He is responsible for a portfolio of internal projects and external co-operations to secure the mid to long term pipeline of the company’s consumer products.
During his more than two decades in industrial R&D, Horst has managed several product and technology development as well as testing organizations, with a main focus on making early innovation most impactful for the business.
Horst Wenck is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the chairman of the Cosmetics Europe Strategic Project Team on Alternatives to Animal Testing (SPT AAT).

R&D Manager - Natura

Carla, 35 year old Brazilian, graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Sao Paulo. She has worked at Natura since 2005.
Her current position is Head of Natura’s Innovation Hub in Europe (located in Paris). Her previous position at Natura was Clinical Research Manager and Safety Department Manager.

Design Director, Dr Irena Eris

Since 08.1994 up to know – designer, then Design Director in Cosmetic Laboratories Dr Irena Eris.
Recently managing team of 6 persons, above 1000 new or modified projects per year, about 10 new design ranges per year.
She used to work with many packaging producer e.g.: M&H Plastics, Heinz Glass & Plastics Group, Baralan, Alcan, Valois, Model Kramp, Rebhan, Megaplast, Promens, Joycos etc

Senior Analyst - Retailing Euromonitor International

Antonia is a senior analyst specialising in the retail market at Euromonitor International, which she joined in 2006.
Euromonitor International is the leading provider of global strategic intelligence on consumer markets, with regional offices in Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Santiago, Dubai, Cape Town, Tokyo, Sydney and Bangalore and a network of 800 in-country analysts worldwide. For more than 39 years, Euromonitor has published internationally respected market research reports, business reference books and online information systems, providing strategic business intelligence for the world’s leading FMCG multinationals.
In her current role, Antonia is responsible for analysing the latest trends and developments influencing global retail in a range of articles and strategic profiles. Antonia contributes directly to the content and quality of Euromonitor’s research, which provides strategic analysis of the global market and in-depth coverage of the Retailing industry in 80 countries world-wide.
Her work has appeared in publications such as the Retail Digest, the Global Retail Newsletter and the International Housewares Association’s ‘State of the Industry’ report.

Divisional VP & GMM, Beauty and Personal Care - Walgreens

Shannon is the Divisional Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for Beauty, Personal Care, and Seasonal at Walgreens Co. Her team is responsible for purchasing the beauty, personal care, & seasonal merchandise portfolio within Walgreens 8,000 store chain. This team is also responsible for developing all selling programs and educational curriculum for the 26,000+ store beauty advisors. Prior to Walgreens, Shannon worked for Walmart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, AR. Her beauty career started over 21 years ago selling prestige fragrance in her hometown department store. Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband John and nine month old baby girl Amelia. She is a graduate of Henderson State University. Shannon is on the board of CEW and enjoys volunteering with various organizations in her local community.

Founder - Zelens

Dr Marko is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon and he is also an internationally renowned expert in the field of skin cancer and skin ageing, holding a Master of Science degree from Harvard University and a PhD degree from Oxford University in the field of skin cancer. Dr Lens practices privately at his London clinic and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Lens’ passion leads his active clinical research in the field of skin cancer, carcinogenesis and skin ageing. He publishes regularly on skin ageing, skin cancers and reconstructive surgery in high-impact peer-reviewed medical journals, and lectures and presents new, emerging research at international conferences.
Revolutionising skincare, Dr Lens’ extensive research and clinical experience over 20 years has led to his unique and highly active award winning skincare range; Zelens. Zelens reflects Dr Lens’ deep study of Kampo medicine (traditional Japanese botanical medicine), based on the powerful healing properties of botanicals; Zelens is a balanced synergy of ‘the best’ and has been proven in rigorous clinical studies to produce incredible results immediately, along with anti-ageing benefits with continuous use.

Technical Design Manager, Packaging Development, L'Occitane en Provence

Sophie is the brand range packaging design manager thanks to her expertise in Design and her technical approach. She leads new packaging design development for all the brands: L’Occitane, Couvent Des Minimes, Melvita. She manages all design shapes packaging issues from different material, packaging technology and suppliers. She also takes part of the innovation platform in order to find new distinctive packaging.
Previously, she was the packaging manager of a discounter. She created new brands and relative product ranges. She also worked for Unilever, first for THE cosmetic brands and then for the food market. She was part of the world wild Unilever company desgner’s team. As a result, she has travelled to different production sites and has taken part in the the designer’s ways of working guidelines and re-thinking. Sophie holds a Masters in Product Technical Design from UTC in France.

Account Director, SKIM Group

Nancy is Account Director for SKIM’s Consumer Research Department. She develops SKIM’s business portfolio from our Geneva office. Her 7 years of experience in consumer product marketing gives her a strong understanding of our clients’ business issues and how to answer them in an actionable way.
Before joining SKIM, Nancy worked for The Estée Lauder Companies for 7 years as well as a strategy consultant. She obtained her Master in Business Administration from London Business School where she specialized in Entrepreneurship and Change Management.

Principal Scientist, New Product Research Sensitivity and Acid Erosion, GSK Consumer Healthcare - GlaxoSmithKline

Dr Jonathan is a Principal Scientist within the Oral Health Category of GSK Consumer Healthcare primarily working on the Sensodyne toothpaste brand.
Having gained Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds, Jonathan has expertise in state of the art visualisation and analysis techniques and has published and presented in leading journals and at international conferences on the use of these high end techniques to visualise oral health care problems and the mode of action of the Sensodyne products.

Founder and CEO, USP Indicator Solutions

Kurt Gasser, a career-long entrepreneur, has established and advanced a number of European businesses. As the founder of Austrian venture capital firm Gasser+Partner, Gasser has been active in investment management since 1999.
After receiving his MBA in Marketing from the University of Vienna, Gasser continued his education at the University of California San Diego in Entrepreneurship. Currently serving as a Member of the Board for the leading Austrian private equity group RUBAG, Gasser also sits on the Board of Austrian companies Saravini, On Point Indicators and Bestconnect.
Gasser founded USP Indicator Solutions in 2001. He has dedicated himself to USP and its Clients as the CEO and Member of the Board.

Digital Marketing Manager, L'Oréal Consumer Products Division

As the Digital Marketing Manager for L’Oréal in the Netherlands, Annelies is responsible for the digital strategy and the development of digital assets for the brands L’Oréal Paris, Men Expert, StudioLine, Garnier, Maybelline and Essie. Annelies started her career at an energy company: Alliander. After several positions, including Market Manager Consumer/Small Businesses where she created the largest viral campaign in the Netherlands in 2010 for Energieveilig, she made the switch to the FMCG industry.
With her passion for new media and integrated marketing concepts, she decided to transfer from general marketing to the world of digital marketing and integrated communications. Her career at L’Oréal started with the very successful Pure Active interactive campaign “Spot the Spot” on the Dutch largest social network at the time: Hyves. This has brought Pure Active to the nr 1 position in the young skin segment. In the last few years the digital campaigns were expanded to integrated marketing campaigns such as: the Casting Crème Gloss Glossy Girl Contest and StudioLine Studio Sessions. Next to specific product campaigns, she developed branded content specials, for example the largest Fashion Week Special in the Netherlands. Furthermore she was responsible for the creation and strategy of the social media channels for the entire Consumer Product Division. In 2012, was awarded best branded YouTube channel in the Netherlands. During her time with L’Oréal, Annelies has managed to bring this channel from 0.5 million views a year to over 5 million views a year.

Founder, Story Strategies

For over twenty-five years, Lisa Lipkin worked as a professional storyteller, writing and performing original works internationally, before founding Story Strategies (, a consultancy that helps organizations find and tell their authentic stories.
She has worked with a wide variety of organizations including Shell, Aegon, Menzis, the Belastingdienst, ABN AMRO, The Dutch Ministry of Defense, Morgan Stanley, and Rituals, among others, showing them how to use the power of narrative to persuade and engage listeners.
Her articles and stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, and the New Yorker, among others. She is the author of Bringing the Story Home: the Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents, and the editor of five books of American poetry.

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.

Partner & Business Development Director - Dew Gibbons

Michelle is Partner + Business Development Director at brand design consultancy, Dew Gibbons, who specialise in designing for brands large and small in the beauty, health and indulgence sectors. She has had a varied career that has seen her work in marketing communications agencies including VCCP and Billington Cartmell in London across a wide range of sectors including pet food, Belgian lager and energy drinks plus a curve ball career move marketing real estate in Dubai for 2 years. She joined Dew Gibbons in 2010 and found her home in an agency that is as obsessed with beauty packaging as she is. Michelle talks to brand owners frequently about the challenges they face and how design can help overcome them. She was made a Partner of Dew Gibbons in January 2013.

Business Manager Home & Personal Care - Avery Dennison

CEO/Founder - BeautyPress ( )

Gabriele Fuchs is the founder of webportalis, a PR Network covering 8 countries and 4 web databases in the beauty, medical, lifestyle and fashion sector. The main markets covered are the US, Germany and France.
With a professional background in beauty PR that spans over 25 years, Gabriele launched her first online research database, dedicated specifically to beauty editors, back in 2000. Following beautypress’ success in the German speaking countries, Gabriele took her concept overseas and successfully launched the US database in April 2009, followed by France in May 2011.
With her unique concept, Gabriele has become a pioneer in digital PR and has set a benchmark in awareness, acceptance and user frequency among the press. This PR database system supports classic PR principles with an innovative approach taking the future of the online media landscape into account.
Today, the beautypress PR network internationally covers over 700 brands and reaches out to more than 6,000 beauty editors through its international contact list.
For companies, the digital PR services offered are essential in facilitating a cost effective exchange of press material with the media.
For editors, the PR databases are a time-saving editorial support resource with a complete overview of all relevant beauty brands and their press material as well as event, expert and trend news.
Gabriele is a member of the German Fragrance Foundation, the VKE Association and of the DPRG, the German Public Relation Association.

Co-Founder, LittleLessConversations

Stéphane is a brand marketing specialist with over 20 years professional experience. His has held senior positions at leading agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis and achieved outstanding market success for international clients such as L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble. In 2009, Stéphane co-founded the Paris based marketing communications agency, Little less Conversation. The agency adopts a holistic approach to delivering creative solutions for strategic problems across all communication touchpoints. Clients include beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands. Stéphane is a graduate from Reims Management School (France) and Reutlingen University (Germany). He is a regular presenter at international conferences, an adjunct professor at Burgundy School of Business and an enthusiastic blogger. Stéphane also lends his support to giving managerial advice to socially conscious startups.

Vice President EMEA, Sopheon

Jim is Vice President EMEA for Sopheon, the international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for Enterprise Innovation Performance. Sopheon partners with a large number of consumer products and other firms in improving the impact of their product innovation. The success of these customers is evident in the inclusion of eight customer brands on the IRI’s 2012 New Product Pacesetter list, which recognizes the top-selling consumer goods launches of the year. Jim is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years’ experience helping large enterprises significantly improve their innovation, product development and supply chain performance. He has worked in leadership roles for the major software and consulting companies in Europe and the USA, including Agentrics, Spider Networks, Demantra, Gemini Management Consulting and AT&T. Jim has an MBA from San Jose University, CA.

Blogger, Little less Conversation

Sophie graduated in Industrial Biology from Ecole de Biologie Industrielle (France). After graduation, she was able to combine her scientific expertise with strategic thinking and marketing know. Sophie was Development Manager at Oenobiol and Project Manager (Innovation Department) at L’Oréal. Sophie now runs her own brand management consultancy agency that includes advising brand identity, strategy and development ie effective digital PR strategies. She is also a leading blogger within the beauty domain in France ( describing what goes on behind the beauty world.

Business Development Manager Europe, Avery Dennison

Work Experience

Since 2010 Business Development Manager Home & Personal Care Europe, AVERY DENNISON (Label & Packaging Materials Europe).
Since 2008 Senior Product Manager Product Platform, AVERY DENNISON (Roll Materials Europe).
2006 - 2008 Product Manager films Europe, AVERY DENNISON (Roll Materials Europe).
2000 - 2006 Specialty Product Manager Southern Europe, AVERY DENNISON (Roll Materials Europe).
1995-2000 Project Manager, AVERY DENNISON RME France.
- Black Belt (6 sigma, certified in 1998).

June 2000 Industrial marketing training Ecole de Management de Lyon - France
June 1994 Industrial chemistry Master Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble - France

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Dew Gibbons is an independent brand design consultancy that specialises in health, beauty and indulgence brands.  Established over 15 years ago, we work on global, multi-national and local market brands from our London studio.

Beautiful design that delivers results is our passion. We work collaboratively with our clients to integrate strategy with our design process. We call it Beautiful Thinking.

We have our own publication, Open Eye, which shares the interesting, witty, clever, beautiful and innovative brand stories we have discovered.

USP Solutions is the world`s leading supplier of Beauty Trait Testers and has partnered with the top global beauty companies such as L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, Unilever, P&G, etc. From offices in Austria and Singapore, USP develops innovative, interactive marketing solutions that have been utilized by clients located in over 70 countries around the globe.

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Our business intelligence products include award-winning online information systems, market reports and business reference books. With offices in London, Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Dubai, Cape Town and Santiago, and a network of over 600 analysts, we have a unique capability to deliver high quality, reliable research to support strategic business planning.

Award-winning online information systems

Euromonitor International’s online information databases integrate international comparable statistics with forward-looking strategic analysis from a global, regional, country and company perspective. Continuous development of our research and technologies ensures that we are at the cutting edge of information solutions.

Passport is Euromonitor International’s premium industry online information system. It contains the full depth of our research on consumer goods industries, plus intelligence

on countries and consumers. It gives companies a detailed understanding of their industry/industries and their business operating environment, including global consumer trends.

Countries & Consumers enables companies to monitor demographic, economic, social, political and lifestyle trends and prospects to identify macro factors influencing their business environment.

Passport GMID is Euromonitor International’s flagship information system for the library and information services community. It offers research across a wide variety of industries, from advertising to travel and tourism. Passport GMID integrates industry research with intelligence on countries and consumers.


Market research reports and business reference books

Euromonitor International publishes more than 6,000 market reports and business reference books each year. Books and reports can be purchased via our website or ordered by telephone direct from any of our offices worldwide.


Custom research

Euromonitor International’s consulting division delivers custom research solutions across a wide range of markets, including consumer, industrial, B2B and service industries. Projects range from single country market analysis to more complex multi-country studies and databases. Our services include qualitative and quantitative based trade surveying and analysis (phone, face-to-face and data collection interviews) to support market, competitor and customer intelligence.


Beauty Business, Brand Impact for Brand Owners. GCI is the business information resource for global marketers, brand managers, manufacturers and executives in the global beauty industry. Industry professionals look to GCI for actionable information, insights and data that translate into brand impact.

beautypress – the first international PR Network for the beauty sector

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.

Communication and relationship building between brands and the press is dramatically increased through beautypress by using it's newsletter distribution capabilities, PR material achieving in individually branded press rooms and the intensive use of social media.


BW Confidential - The inside view on the beauty and wellness industry

BW Confidential is a trade publication providing news, analysis and commentary on the international beauty, spa and wellness industries. BW Confidential is published by Paris-based multimedia company Noon Media.


SpecialChem assists companies looking for Solvers or Partners to accelerate their product development by submitting Requests For Proposals to its on-line Network.
Founded in April 2000, SpecialChem manages the world's largest online industry Network gathering hundreds of thousands of scientists, formulators, engineers and tech-assistance specialists globally.
Based on this unique asset, SpecialChem is now offering an Open Innovation service to help you find solutions to your technological problems or Partners to develop business with.


WEBpackaging Web Site


is a leading global media platform that actively connects packaging professionals. WEBpackaging is the first place buyers of packaging go when looking for solutions and the first place suppliers of packaging go when promoting their products.


Are you a magazine, publication or online resource providing information for the cosmetics and personal care industry and would like to be one of our select media partners?

To discuss partnership possibilities please contact - Lisanne Vos: Phone: +31 70 3002122

Would you like to share your blog posts, articles, videos, statistics, white papers, photos or other relevant & interesting information with our community of cosmetics and toiletries executives? Please send your admission to Lisanne, or send a short message by twitter: @kgsglobal


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