SCHEDULE

  • 9:00AM
    Welcome & Opening Keynotes

    Welcome presented by Nicole Lapin, Best Selling Author and TV Personality. Opening Keynote moderated by Meghan Asha, CEO, FounderMade, ft. David Baram, Founder, VMG

  • 9:30AM
    Track A: Buying Beauty — How To Attract Top Retailers

    Today’s beauty consumers are after more than just “pretty.” They want products that are quality-made, good for them and good for the environment — and retailers are stocking their shelves with that in mind. In this panel, buyers from high-end retailers discuss what evolving consumers want from beauty products, and how that affects what they seek out from new brands.

  • 9:30AM
    Track B: Founder Stories — Forging A New Frontier

    Founder stories have the unique ability to connect, inspire and educate. Our founders will discuss their genesis story and how they became successful entrepreneurs and authorities in their industries. They'll also discuss what it's like to create businesses in new verticals where there may be limited consumer education.

  • 10:10AM
    Track A: Innovations — The Evolution of Beauty

    The demand for beauty products and especially products that work is aggressively increasing. This panel takes a look at new approaches to beauty and new categories that are changing consumer behavior from innovative entrepreneurs and leaders changing the way beauty businesses are built.

  • 10:10AM
    Track B: A Shelf For Every Product — Finding The Right Retailer

    Today’s consumers are looking for products with multiple functions. Ones that are quality-made, good for them and good for the environment — and retailers are stocking their shelves with that in mind. In this panel, buyers from various food and bev retailers discuss what evolving consumers are looking for in their products and how that affects what they seek out from new brands.

  • 10:50AM
    Track A: Success Through Sustainability

    Founder stories have the unique ability to connect, inspire and educate. Our founders will discuss their genesis story and how they became successful entrepreneurs and authorities in their industries. They'll also discuss what it's like to create businesses in new verticals where there may be limited consumer education.

  • 10:50AM
    Track B: Building Blocks — Key Ways To Build Your Business

    There are numerous resources that entrepreneurs can leverage to help scale their business beyond their products. By leaning on these experts in other fields those entrepreneurs can focus on the thing that they love. This panel will discuss the companies that are out there dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build their business, and discuss how they are helping craft the industry.

  • 11:30AM
    Track A: Going Global — Growing your Brand Internationally

    During this panel you'll learn from our panelists what it takes to grow and launch a brand succesfully abroad. They'll cover everything from copyright, manufacturing, customs and more as their share valuable advice on how to prepare your brand to go global.

  • 11:30AM
    Track B: The Art of Getting Acquired

    Hear from our inspiring panel of entrepreneurs who've built globally recognized companies and later went on to be acquired. During this panel, speakers will touch upon what it took to grow a company that got on the radar of the conglomerates, how they navigated company culture as the transition occurred, and how their brands maintain what made them great after such a big change.

  • 12:10PM
    Mid-day Fireside Chat

    Moderated by Jason Feifer, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur, ft. Stuart Tomac, Vice President of Human Nutrition, CV Sciences.

  • 12:30PM — 3.30PM
    Networking & Demos In The Discovery Lounge

    Discover more than 300 of the biggest product launches from the best-emerging brands in the world.

  • 1:00PM
    Retailer 1x1s

    One-on-one meetings designed to maximise retail-ready brands & retailer relationships.

  • 3:30PM
    Closing Keynote & Closing Thank Yous

    More details coming soon.

  • 4:00PM — 7:00PM
    Cocktail Reception

    All attendees welcome.

  • 7:00PM — 10:00PM
    VIP Dinner — Invitation Only

    Founder stories have the unique ability to connect, inspire and educate. Our founders will discuss their genesis story and how they became successful entrepreneurs and authorities in their industries. They'll also discuss what it's like to create businesses in new verticals where there may be limited consumer education.

 
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Explore breakthrough brands and product innovations in our Discovery Lounge — featuring 200+ of the best consumer brand innovations.

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Learn from the biggest names in consumer through keynotes, panels and fireside chats.

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Connect with the biggest names in the industry on the show floor.