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Ludovic DU PLESSIS
President & General Director
Ludovic du Plessis is President of Maison Telmont.
Passionate about wine and gastronomy, Ludovic has spent the last twenty years working in the world of high-end wines and spirits: first at Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon, then, from 2014, at Rémy Cointreau within the Louis XIII cognac house, as Global Executive Director.
In 2020, Ludovic became an intrapreneur: he convinced the Rémy Cointreau group to invest alongside him to take over the Telmont Champagne House, a family business more than a hundred years old already committed to the organic conversion of its estate. Based on shared values – respect for terroir and people, courage, humility and loyalty – the magic happened, and Telmont adopted an ambitious vision: to produce champagne of the highest quality with absolute respect for the environment.
This ambition materializes in the “Au Nom de la Terre” project, which enables Telmont to drastically reduce its environmental footprint, through radical decisions: abandoning unnecessary packaging, special bottle formats and air freight, purchasing green electricity, continuing the conversion to organic, reducing the carbon footprint of bottles…
In 2022, Ludovic invited a new investor to take a stake in the company: Leonardo DiCaprio, who for years had convinced him that respect for the environment should be a priority for us all. It was only natural that someone so committed to the planet should join Telmont’s efforts “In the Name of the Earth”.
Ludovic is a graduate of Université Paris Dauphine – PSL and Université de la Sorbonne.
Purchasing Sustainability & Compliance Manager
Trained as a packaging engineer, Stéphane VILLIN worked for a long time in product development for the luxury goods industry before joining the purchasing function. Since then, he has given a sustainable orientation to his function, working to ensure that ESG issues are taken into account on a daily basis. After serving as lead buyer for POSM (Point Of Sale Materials) categories, he became Sustainable Purchasing Manager for Moët Hennessy, managing the development of a sustainable purchasing charter and a policy dedicated to these issues. Today, Stéphane VILLIN manages and coordinates all aspects of sustainability for the entire purchasing function, from local sourcing, to calculating scope 3 carbon footprints and decarbonization strategies, to social audits, the development of responsible purchasing e-learning and source-to-pay transformation processes.
Manager Packaging Operational Regulatory Affairs
Purchasing Director Hennessy & Primary Packaging Moët Hennessy
Stéphane Bernelas graduated from ESIEC in 2000 with a degree in Packaging Engineering, and began his career at L’Oréal as a Factory Packaging Engineer.
In 2002, he joined Smurfit Kappa, before moving to the prestigious champagne house Veuve Clicquot as Project Manager in 2008. Stéphane Bernelas then moved into a new role as Brand Manager New Product Development, overseeing the development of new product ranges for the brand.
He then became Brand Manager New Product Development for Moet & Chandon, Mercier and Dom Pérignon in 2016, contributing to the international influence of these iconic brands. In 2018, he was promoted to Purchasing Manager Indirect Goods and Services at Moët Hennessy, the group specializing in high-end wines and spirits, taking charge of indirect purchasing for the entire group.
Stéphane Bernelas now holds the position of Purchasing Director Hennessy & Primary Packaging Moët Hennessy, where he plays a strategic role in managing purchasing and packaging for the group.
Hélène Villecroze is Ecodesign Manager at Chanel Parfums Beauté for which she has been worked for over 18 years. She began her career as Head of eye makeup formulation and collections, and then became Head of complexion makeup formulation. Thanks to her background and experience Hélène Villecroze has put in place strong recommendations to guide the brand’s innovation and always strive for greater sustainability. As a symbol of this commitment, the Chanel No. 1 line embodies these values, from the formulation and packaging to the art of gifting.
Olivier DE LATAULADE
Glass Packaging / Packaging Color & Finishing Master Expert
More than 25 years of experience in Packaging Development, Glass Packaging and Printing/Finishing in the cosmetic industry at L’Oréal on Skincare, Make Up and Perfumes, both through operational and cross-functional R&D positions. Among other things, I managed the Designer Brands new Cosmetic ranges launches (Viktor&Rolf, Diesel, Martin Margiela, Armani Skin care). I also created and deployed the worldwide cross-functional Printing/Finishing Expertise department leading the expertise, training and innovation, including all packaging materials and decorative technologies. Currently, I am both Glass Master Expert and Printing/Finishing Master Expert for L’Oréal; my missions are to define R&D programs, identify and initiate the scientific projects to be conducted for these categories.
Ultra light or Flexible Glass Bottle, Low Voc Metallization, Holygrail consortium, Surface functionalization & Embelishment, Digital Color Management are examples of L’Oréal’s main current topics according to our Packaging Fundamentals, Sustainability and Consumers Centric stakes.
Sustainable Business Director
Admitted to practice law in NY State, Noémie Bauer holds Business Law & Management degrees from UCLA School of Law and University Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Her passion for Sustainability started from her time at UCLA School of Law where she studied Environmental Law. She joined Pernod Ricard in 2011 leveraging her law degree for Sustainability & Lobbying practices in the Americas Region, based in New York. She then focused her career on Sustainability when she joined Global Pernod Ricard HQ in Paris in 2016. In her current role, she co-leads Sustainable Packaging, liaising with Procurement, Marketing & Packaging Development teams of all Pernod Ricard brands.
Climate Change & Responsible Packaging manager
Responsible Innovation Director
A Doctor of Pharmacy, I began my career at Johnson & Johnson, in charge of scientific communications for the RoC and Neutrogena brands. I held the same position at Chanel for 13 years. I joined Clarins 8 years ago, where I am currently the official spokesperson in charge of responsible innovation.
BEAUTY KITCHEN UK LTD & REPOSIT
Jo-Anne is the founder of Beauty Kitchen and Reposit.
She is also a circular economv expert, chemist and herbilist.
Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of sustainable beauty, she has been championing a reuse revolution througn sustainable innovation by implementing Cradle to Cradle design into Beauty Kitchen’s circular approach.
She created the world’s first closed-loop solution for beauty packaging and has powered the service behind the ground-breaking Reposit programme & Refill Stations. She is a founding members of the Sustainable Beauty Coalition, formed by the British Beauty Council, leading in sustainability by championing best practice and industry collaboration within the beauty industry.
Consumer Trends & Insights Director
An interior architect and designer by training, Vincent Grégoire is a graduate of the Ecole Camondo. In parallel with his studies, he has created numerous set designs, accessories for fashion designers and advertising visuals.
Art director and designer of exclusive products for decorator Agnès Comar, he joined Agence Nelly Rodi in 1991, where he developed the Nelly Rodi Art de Vivre department.
Highly committed to his customers, he travels the world to be as close as possible to trends, markets & consumers.
Since 2016, he has headed the “Consumer Trends & Insights” division of business and creative intelligence consultancy Nelly Rodi. Driven by the desire to share his discoveries, he sees his work as a transmission belt between marketing, creation and communication.
Since 2019, he has been coordinating and monitoring the NellyRodi agency’s CSR reflections and commitments.
Perpetually on the lookout for insights and new influences, he sniffs out the zeitgeist to decipher it. A columnist in 2003-2004 for Canal +, Chérie 25 and Europe 1, he also contributes to a wide range of media (radio, books, television, magazines). This “trend hunter” is above all a great creative, who knows how to question the link between brands and future trends, which he deciphers throughout his travels.
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Edouard LE NORMAND
L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
Edouard LE NORMAND, 41, has more than 15 years of experience in the Cosmetics sector, mostly in the Purchasing business.
After a first run at L’Oréal, Edouard arrived in L’Occitane nearly 10 years ago. He was in charge of Packaging Purchasing and then moved on to take over the Purchasing Department of L’Occitane’s M&L Laboratories in Provence in 2022.
Its mission is to manage the supplier partnership program, which helps to optimise costs, secure the business, bring value creation, improve the level of service, while having a positive impact on people and the planet.
Packaging Innovation & Prospective Manager
Global Design Director
Jeremy is responsible for transforming the Design capability and output of Diageo’s current brands and new products worldwide. Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business. He is passionate about the impact Design has on business performance and the way Design Thinking leads to breakthrough ideas wherever it is applied. Standout projects include Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Guinness Harp dispense fount (winner of the DBA Design Effectiveness Grand Prix 2020) and the Johnnie Walker Brand Home in Edinburgh which opened in September 2021. Prior to joining Diageo Jeremy was Head of Design for Tesco, responsible for the portfolio of 19,000 private label products and for leading the Store Formats and Design teams. His early career was as a Freelance Designer and University Lecturer. Jeremy is a Cannes Lions and TEDx speaker. He is Chair of Trustees of the charity Soulmates Academy Foundation, Board Director and former Chair of the Design Business Association, a member of the Design Commission advising the UK government on design policy and a visiting Lecturer at INSEEC Business School.
Founder & CEO
DOMAINE DES HAUTES GLACES
At the origin of the Domaine des Hautes Glaces, there is the intention of a man. An agronomist and independent researcher who becomes a farmer to create whisky of excellence that promotes soil fertility and minimizes our carbon footprint. An epicurean, lover of tastes and flavors, who bet that by reconnecting with their ecosystem, their soil, these spirits will develop a clean, unique character, and will offer new tastes and pleasures. The Domaine des Hautes Glaces is the fruit of an intimate belief: by reinventing ourselves from the field to the bottle, the art of distillation must allow us to offer a direct and intimate way to reconnect with the living. The Domaine des Hautes Glaces will be the site of this reinvention.
Global Marketing Director
Trained as a chemical engineer, I started my career 15 years ago in cosmetics and moved to Coty’s Consumer Beauty division in international marketing. I managed the New York Color and Miss Sporty make-up brands before taking over the management of Parfums Playboy and then responsibility for the strategy of the group’s entire Lifestyle fragrance portfolio. Since 2021, I have joined the Rocher group as Marketing Director for Perfume, Make-up and Animations for Yves Rocher, a brand that has been committed to nature since its inception, and which puts eco-design at the heart of its strategic roadmap.
Matthieu ROCHETTE SCHNEIDER
CENT DEGRES ASIA
Arnaud is co-founder of Cozie, a cosmetic brand created in 2017 with a strong focus on zero waste approach: deposit scheme; refill and bulk solutions.
He works with most majors in the cosmetics industry to help them in their transition towards circular economy, as a consultant and as a solution provider (white label bulk machines, deposit schemes).
International Axis Director - Lancôme Brand Events
Lorane Simon has been working in the Luxury Beauty marketing for more than 12 years. She worked six years at Guerlain (LVMH) in product development and operational marketing in Paris and New York. She joined L’Oréal in 2017 as a Skincare Group Manager on Helena Rubinstein, in charge of the relaunch of Replasty Age Recovery Night, today N.1 cream of the Chinese market and launched a new premium skincare range Prodigy Cellglow. She became Brand Axis Director Brand Events at Lancôme, in charge of Louvre collaboration, then New Year and more recently on the Holiday campaigns, as well as artistic partnerships for key initiatives.
Founder oneRD GmbH
Former Sr. Director Global Product Development at La Prairie Group AG
Meet Judith Fiedler: passionated for cosmetics and sustainability, bridging disciplines. With over two decades of innovation in the beauty industry, she has left her mark in private label, mass market, and luxury brands spanning hair care to skin care and sun care.
At La Prairie, Judith led the global product development, excelling in formula, packaging, and regulatory compliance. Her strategic perspective and passion for cosmetics fuel her creativity to craft remarkable innovative products while ensuring business continuity and state-of-the-art processes.
Beyond her notable track record Judith’s recent evolution as a regulatory sustainability packaging expert showcases her forward-thinking mindset. She guides brands to compliant yet innovative products, paving the way for a brighter and more sustainable future.
Judith is a true polymath in the cosmetics industry, always striving for excellence. Join her on her journey, where cosmetics, sustainability, and boundless innovation converge.
Alban Mayne, co-founder Beauty Disrupted
Beauty Disrupted’s awards winning beauty & haircare products are designed in Stockholm and consciously crafted in the South of France using nature’s finest ingredients and 100% organic scents from Grasse. All products are free of plastics & harsh ingredients, and absolutely wonderful to use! B Corp as well as Vegan and Cruelty free certified, Beauty Disrupted donates 20% of its profits to organizations that protect the planet and combat climate change.
Prior to Beauty Disrupted, Alban spent 20 years in the tech industry at HP and at Logitech as GM across EMEA and APAC. While putting a lot of effort in driving sustainability in these companies, Alban wanted to put sustainability truly at the center of his professional life.
Alban holds a MBA from Northwood University, a BA from SKEMA Business School, and completed Business Sustainability Management programme at Cambridge in 2019. Alban is also vegan, in love with the ocean and its inhabitants and volunteering at Sea Shepherd NGO.
Corporate & Private Labels Sales Manager
Anne-Céline ANDREOLA, Corporate & Private Label Sales Manager at Groupe CIR, began her career in the luxury goods and hotel industries, working in marketing and sales.
Anne-Céline’s mission is to develop and manage Groupe CIR’s Private Label division, offering a tailor-made service from wax filling alone, right through to the finished product. Passionate about the world of fragrance, she supports her customers in the development of their Private Label scented candle collections.
Anne-Céline has the trust of major luxury brands, hotels and restaurants, for whom attention to detail and human know-how are at the heart of their development challenges.
Beauty Product Sustainability Director
Benedicte holds a degree in Chemical Engineering degree, with a specialization in Plastic transformation. With over 10 years’ experience in project and program management in the automotive industry, she joined Aptar in 2012, as New Product Development Manager for Prestige Beauty for 5 years, then as Director of our Technical Center for the Fragrance Prestige Business Unit for 3 years.
Since 2021, she is Director of Product Sustainability, leading the overall transformation of Aptar Beauty’s global product range, ensuring Aptar reaches its mid-term commitments with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy, implementing the transition from a linear to a circular economy, and developing large scope partnerships and ensuring industry alignment to overcome collective barriers and achieve system-level change.
Benedicte is the Aptar representative in various trade organizations such as the Spice Initiative, RecyClass, Elipso, and she sits in committees within the Cosmetic Valley association.
Business Development Manager France & Benelux
A business school graduate with a specialization in marketing, I’ve been working for Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives for 8 years. I helped set up the Business Development department, which advises on the right adhesive papers for wine, spirits, cosmetics and gourmet label projects. I work with design agencies and producers, and also train the sales teams of our customers, the printers. I study the market to understand how it’s evolving, and report on internal needs to develop the expected solutions.
Managing Director Full Service and GWP
Nathalie Dickeli holds the position of Managing Director Full Service and GWP within the Superga Beauty Group*, an industrial partner to beauty brands, manufacturer, packager and supplier of promotional items particularly for luxury cosmetics brands and retailers.
With the Group since June 2014, Nathalie Dickeli first held the position of CEO of the GWP branch, then initiated the SB Group’s Full service activity in 2019.
This activity, which was in its infancy for Superga Beauty at the time of its launch, has experienced strong growth since then, driven by the market’s demand for “turnkey” solutions.
Expatriated to New Delhi (India) to follow her husband between 2019 and 2021, Nathalie Dickeli also set up Superga Beauty’s Indian subsidiary, as well as subsidiaries in China and Hong Kong (2014), and most recently, the subsidiary in Dubai (2022), which she manages.
Having started her career in the beauty industry in 1991, Nathalie Dickeli can look back on more than 30 years of solid experience and numerous successes in the packaging and full service markets, both in Europe and internationally.
Nathalie holds a Master 1, International Commerce (EDC Paris Business School).
*Superga Beauty is the beauty division of the Superga Invest group, specialists in services for the luxury goods industry.
International Marketing Director
AYCC - COSMETIC CREATION
Dr. Abdellah Yousfi is a Cosmetologist Chemist with over 30 years of experience in the Cosmetic Industry in France and Switzerland. After working for prestigious brands as a Scientific Director and Consultant, he created his own Laboratory in 2007 at Paris areas , Laboratoire AYCC-Cosmetic Creation, specialized in dermo-cosmetics and focused on photoprotection and Suncare Products.
In a world suffering from infobesity, Adélaïde Lohio, editor, speaker and consultant, founded L’OBSERVATOIRE BEAUTÉ in 2020 to put her FOMO trend to work for industry professionals. Passionate about her market and a bulimic for information, she screens, analyzes and delivers in a newsletter, a hard-hitting synthesis of everything that’s shaking the beauty planet. News, studies, trends, inspirations from all over the world, nothing escapes her.
Her sharp eye, coupled with her background as a brand manager at CLARINS, subcontractor at INTERCOS, then trend consultant at PECLERS, make her a market expert in marketing, development, consulting and forecasting. On the strength of this triple background and 18 years’ experience, she puts her skills to work for beauty industry players, supporting them in their strategy and development: market research, consumer trends, aesthetic trends, customized consulting.
Driven by the sharing of knowledge, she brings together all the voices of the beauty market to give her readers, her audience or her customers the keys to making informed decisions. Her Carnets are read by over 2,000 industry professionals. A member of CEW France and a regular speaker at trade shows, conferences and industry events.
Website : https://lobservatoirebeaute.com
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lobservatoirebeaute/
Founder & CEO
With a passion for cosmetics and nutrition, Sandra Gasmi is launching the holistic skincare brand Demain Beauty in 2019 with a mission to care for skin, health and the planet.
For her, beauty is global and reflects inner health. She therefore offers dietary supplements that work in synergy with cosmetics for ever greater effectiveness.
Following numerous customer reports that her products miraculously made their eczema disappear, she decided this summer to launch a clinical study to provide scientific proof of this action. The results were exceptional. Today, Sandra can confirm with scientific proof that a 100% clean, natural product can be just as effective as a conventional product.
Caroline DE BLIGNIERES
After just over 15 years’ experience in developing cosmetic skincare and dietary supplements and in digital, both in France and abroad (L’Oréal, Fleurance Nature, Faces, Caudalie), Caroline is launching her MiYé brand in March 2021 to help women live better with their hormonal variations from puberty to menopause. A holistic approach based on natural, vegan and organic skincare and food supplements, but above all free of phytohormones and suspected endocrine disruptors. A natural, healthy alternative to help women regain control of their hormonal well-being, whether in terms of physical or mental comfort, or the repercussions of hormonal variations on skin and hair.
Marketing & Communication Director
Global Category Leader – Wine & Spirits
Melianthe has been working for O-I, the world’s largest glass container manufacturer, since 12 years and has a background in Marketing. She has held several positions within O-I’s commercial department covering Marketing Communication, Category Management and Innovation. Over the past couple of years she has been working with a multidisciplinary team in O-I to explore and validate direct2shape digital printing technologies for glass packaging.
In May 2018, Melianthe got appointed Global Innovation Platform Director for O-I. As part of this role she is overseeing the commercialization and global expansion of O-I : EXPRESSIONS (www.discoverexpressions.com), O-I’s platform offering personalization and customization services for brands enabled by direct2glass digital printing. Since January 2020, Melianthe expanded her role, and she is now also leading O-I’s Spirits and Wine marketing teams globally.
Managing Director France & Spain Consumer
Armand Chaigne is Managing Director – France & Spain Consumer of DS Smith.
The company specializes in carton packaging solutions. It operates in the perfumes & cosmetics, wines & spirits and FMCG sectors. It has 1 200 employees, redistributed across 6 Production Sites. The DS Smith Group is a large European and American player, fully committed to the circular economy.
After 9 years in the world of Strategy and Operational Performance consulting, Armand Chaigne joined DS Smith in 2015. Within the Group, he has held various positions in Sales, Marketing and Business Unit management.
CEO & Founder
STUDIO MARIANNE GUELY
Marianne Guély has forged her expertise in the field of objects and space as territories of expression for brands. Trained as an industrial designer, Marianne Guely retains a taste for research and development, and the magical encounter she had with her signature material paper. A true pioneer, she opens up a new avenue for paper in the world of design and scenography. In 2007, the creator opened Studio Marianne Guely, where she and her collaborators design and produce exceptional scenography and objects, magnifying the identities of the world’s leading fashion houses. Constantly on the lookout for new materials, she discovers cross-disciplinary techniques that enrich the Studio’s know-how, expertise and creativity.
CEO & Founder
ID SWISS BOTANICALS
Founder & CEO
Giuseppe Prioriello is the founder and CEO of Packly, the online platform for custom-size packaging.
His entrepreneurial journey began at a young age when, at 23, he co-founded Pringraf, a printing and paper-converting business, starting from scratch. With a diverse portfolio encompassing web applications, SaaS, conventional and digital printing, pre-press automation, business development, lean manufacturing, and organization management, Giuseppe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. In 2014, Giuseppe established Packly, solidifying his position as an industry leader and redefining how businesses approach packaging orders and production.
Under his visionary leadership, Packly has emerged as a pioneering force, constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining packaging solutions.
Founder & Managing Director
ECHO Brand Design
Nick started his career as an engineer before moving on to product design, innovation and strategy with the world-leading design agency IDEO. After designing everything from telephones to post boxes and furniture to digital radio services, Nick changed direction and moved into branding, working with several leading London agencies. In 2004 Nick set up the London-based, brand design and product innovation agency, Echo, with Nigel Ritchie, Andrew Capper and Alastair Jones.
As MD, he runs the business, but his passion is partnering with clients on innovation and strategy. Collaborating with leading businesses including Unilever, giffgaff and The English Tea Shop, Nick works to integrate brand and product into one unified story.
In 2018 Nick proposed Echo reposition its business to deliver growth through sustainability and is now focused on helping clients including William Grant & Sons and Danone to both embrace sustainable and ethical practices and bring consumers on board to build brands and drive commercial growth in a new circular economy.
Packaging Innovation & CSR Manager
BEYOND PLASTIC MED, hosted by la Fondation du Prince Albert II de Monaco
Founder & Host
PACKAGING UNBOXD PODCAST
Step into the captivating world of packaging design with Evelio Mattos and defy conventional boundaries that redefine brand experiences. His packaging collaborations include iconic brands like Tiffany & Co., Marc Jacobs, Tesla, and Sonos, Evelio’s visionary approach seamlessly blends strategic artistry and consumer psychology. As Creative Director of IDP Direct and the host of the Packaging Unboxd podcast, Evelio pushes the envelope of innovation with his adoption os Ai into the packaging design workflow and shares his experiences unveiling the secrets behind the package design process. Packaging may never be the same.
VP of Innovation
Shay Moradi, a British designer and entrepreneur, His experience spans over 20 years working with startups and 100 year old brands (Ford, Coca-Cola, Christie’s, Bandai-Namco) He’s obsessed with exploring the potential for using emerging technology in the design process. Currently working in industrial design and the automotive sector at VITAL AUTO, he is finding ways of utilising AI to enable designers to work more efficiently, with creative ambition and freedom. What does this transformational technology mean for imagining and remixing in new and creative ways?
Graduated in chemistry, Mathilde Guyader has worked for more than 10 years in the cosmetics sector. She began her career at Chanel, on ingredient sourcing, then joined the LVMH group, at BVLGARI as an environmental project manager. She joined Cosmed team 2020 to engage SMEs in environmental transition.
CEO & Founder
SHB SAS - KADALYS
Shirley Billot’s journey is intrinsically tied to her Martinican heritage, a foundation that in 2011, inspired her to create SHB. This venture, infused with her profound commitment to sustainability and innovatio, breathed new life into undervalued Martinican banana byproducts, positioning her at the vanguard of eco-extraction in the health and beauty sector.
Kadalys, Shirley’s flagship initiative, has garnered international acclaim as the pioneer brand in upcycling banana waste, seamlessly integrating the aesthetics of beauty with sustainable ethics. Over the years, her dedication to the nuanced realm of “banana science” has resulted in three significant patents. Beyond her innovations, Shirley has contributed significantly to organizational leadership: she serves as a board member of FEBEA and as the President of the Martinique Cosmetic Valley Cluster.
VP Business Management Europe
Nadine Serfaty has served in leadership roles spanning in Marketing and Design sectors . At INFINITY GLOBAL, she has leveraged her experience and skills, building strategies to cultivate long-lasting client partnerships. She is known as an ambassador, bringing INFINITY GLOBAL’s client-focus and personalized approach to develop tailored global packaging program solutions for Luxury brands from development to distribution to stores . Nadine enjoys the challenge of the ever-changing luxury industry, pairing the client needs, from unique and innovative designs to sustainability material, with progressive thinking and comprehensive solutions. “Every brand is unique, so working with the luxury brands always feels fresh-a new experience.”
R&D Packaging Leader
Dr Frederic Dreux holds a PhD in Chemistry (Polymer Science) and a postgraduate in packaging technology from The University of Loughborough (UK). With 20 years of experience in packaging R&D, he has occupied different roles in different segments in Unilever. His packaging journey started in Unilever’s Miko ice cream factory as packaging manager. He has then integrated European packaging team for Spreads in Rotterdam where he completed his experience in tubs and lids with expertise in caps, closures and bottle. He has then integrated the Cross-category packaging R&D team where he was leading the Rigid Plastic new materials and technologies program for Unilever R&D.
Engaged to find disruptive solutions that contribute to more sustainable packaging, he and his team have been developing game changing technologies and raw material innovation contribute to Unilever Sustainability and growth commitment while further delighting consumer. Achievements examples range from world star packaging award winner aero technology in Dove Shower gel bottle (Mucell foaming technology application to HDPE bottle) to more recent first to market applications such as recycling technologies closing the plastic loop at molecular level, recyclable full monomaterial pump PE or 100% recycled aluminum mini tube with break off nozzle. In the last few years, combining technical expertise, passion for sustainability and disruptive innovation, he is supporting Unilever Prestige Brands as global senior packaging leader in a fast-growing environment requiring constant packaging innovations delighting consumers while contributing to sustainability agenda.
Frederic Dreux is also representing Unilever Prestige within the Spice initiative and co Chairman of the ISCC technical stakeholder committee for circular and bio economy.
Founder & General Manager
Muriel Hibon is the founder and director of Effervescence Lab. She has a physicochemist background in formulation (MST Physicochemistry of formulation in Montpellier and a DESS in creation, design and communication in cosmetology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris XI). She has more than 20 years of experience in R&D in cosmetic formulation.
Founder, Director & Designer
MM DESIGN STUDIO
WUNDERMAN THOMPSON INTELLIGENCE
Emma Chiu leads Wunderman Thompson Intelligence, the agency’s in-house futures and innovation think-tank. Her mission is to understand how the world is and is not changing to best advise organizations on how to transform for the future.
She consults with clients to build long-term strategies based on qualitative and quantitative insight that incorporates cultural and behavioral change, sector innovation and zeitgeist shifts. Clients include Microsoft, HSBC, Unilever, Samsung and Dell.
Emma is a 2022 ambassador for Women in Innovation (WIN) NYC and is part of the advisory network for OK Mentor. She is also a member of the WARC Awards and Creativepool 2020 judging panel. In addition, Emma speaks at international conferences including SXSW, CES and Pause Fest.
Marketing and Sales Director Europe
Philippe Morel is Marketing and Sales Director Europe for the Sleever Group. He studied Political Science in Lyon before obtaining a DESS in International Business at the iaelion School Management.
With over 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry, Philippe Morel uses his extensive knowledge and skills to lead the development and management of the Sleever Group’s customer portfolio across Europe. As Sales and Marketing Director, he plays a central role in defining and implementing the company’s sales and marketing strategy.
Passionate about the world of packaging, Philippe is driven by an unwavering determination to help his customers and prospects adopt practices that respect the circular economy. He firmly believes that sleeve labels can be a powerful tool for brands, helping to promote a more sustainable and responsible approach to packaging.
Stéphane started his career as a graphic designer in a communication agency. In 2010, he founded The Good Ideas Company, his marketing agency specializing in services.
After working as a marketing expert for nearly 15 years, Stéphane Maréchal, who helped companies develop their brand identity, communication and marketing strategy, decided to found the high-end ambiance perfume brand Graphēme Paris in 2022.
Always attracted by architecture, beautiful objects and subtle and elegant perfumes, he decides to dedicate all his expertise to this new adventure, and intends to define the basis of a new artistic and emotional language.
Her obsession with detail and simplicity pushes aesthetics to the heart of her work.
From the pure lines of its objects to the use of exceptional materials, through the control of the entire production chain in compliance with traditions and ecological standards, its goal is to get closer to perfection every day.
Discover, with him, a new universe reserved for initiates and lovers of the beautiful.
Director of Sustainable Development
Business development manager
” I have over 12 years’ experience with Technature as a Business Engineer. With a dual background in Cell Biology and Physiology, as well as in Marketing and Sales Management, I am dedicated to developing subcontracting projects for a wide range of French and international customers.”
Business development manager
” Having worked in the cosmetics industry for 20 years, I have developed a specialization in subcontracting, encompassing the fields of marketing/communication, laboratories and international trade. My background combines scientific and commercial skills, with a master’s degree in cell biology and physiology, followed by training in international trade. Since 2011, I’ve been an Account Manager at Technature, where I’m in charge of project follow-up and development. I have had the opportunity to work with French and international customers, particularly in Scandinavia, Europe and Asia. “
Élodie is the Market Manager, France at BEAUTYSTREAMS and has been leading business and partnership developments across the French market. Élodie brings strong industry experience and a passion for cosmetics to her role, having previously held trade marketing and product management roles at Erborian and Urban Decay Travel Retail. Preceding this, Élodie obtained a Master’s Degree in Negotiation & Marketing at EM Normandie Business School. Passionate about sociology, psychology, and travel, Élodie is the face of BEAUTYSTREAMS on the French market and has attended many key beauty industry trade shows, recently co-presenting an insightful conference on Singular Beauty with Michael Nolte, SVP Creative Director at BEAUTYSTREAMS. She also led the organization of BEAUTYSTREAMS’ symposium in Paris in January 2023 around the topic of Psycare, attended by key beauty industry players.
R&D and Regulatory Manager
After studying pharmacy in Champagne and gaining a DEA in cosmetics in the Paris region, where she
integrated Marie Christine Poelman’s formulation laboratories and Monique Adolphe’s cell culture laboratories during her specialization, Isabelle Katz entered the cosmetics industry in 1990. She first joined a manufacturer of plant ingredients, Les laboratoires PhytochimVernin.
This initial experience was to trigger a development career in which the use of plant extracts would be omnipresent in all the formulas subsequently developed by Isabelle and the teams she had the pleasure of leading. This passion for all things related to the field of natural ingredients was successively developed in both technical and commercial positions, in companies such as Payot, Unipex and Croda. So it was only natural that Isabelle joined Agrimer at the end of 2022 as a technical sales representative, convinced that the plants of the sea have unrivalled resources to reveal to us in cosmetics.
CEO & Founder
“Creating cosmetics has always been my passion. Born in the South of Italy, I was a pharmacist in my previous life, before falling in love with formulation design. For me, formulating takes the best out of two worlds: Science and Art, where women are a living canvas. Molecules, pigments, technologies, textures… They are endless tools for a mission: embellishing the living. Extracting the best from Nature.”
With a passion for Beauty, Science and Botanics, Luisa Oliva, Pharm.D R&D and Technical Marketing Consultant in International Cosmetics, draws most of her inspiration from Nature.
As an international formulation artisan and beauty enthusiast, her goal is to create the perfect formulation to support future innovations.
Her 25 years of experience in the industry, including her work at Intercos and L’Oréal as a Research and Innovation Manager..
Luisa have worked alongside the R&D departments of some of the world’s leading makeup and skincare brands, to create future products.
Her constant quest for innovations give her a bird’s eyeview on what’s best on the market and what will be the key of success for future projects
Luisa is a teacher at the ISIPCA for French & International Masters and at several universities in Europe and in the USA.
Luisa is a sought-after international expert and is invited to present the latest trends in makeup and clean makeup in various Scientific and Beauty events. She has been a partner of the ‘MakeUp in’ organisation and a member of the ‘MakeUp in’ Jury, evaluating the innovations from the suppliers, for the past ten years.
Margaux DELLA SCHIAVA
R&D project manager
LABORATOIRE SCIENCE ET NATURE
Director of Innovation
Professor of Neuromarketing at the University of Louvain and Coordinator of Mind Insights
Gordy Pleyers is Professor of Neuromarketing at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and Coordinator of ‘Mind Insights’, the scientific organization that centralizes, develops, and applies the most advanced scientific methods and knowledge about the analysis and influence of consumers’ reactions.
CEO & founder
Passionate about innovation, Eva Lagarde is always scouting the latest trends and products around the world always with sustainability in mind. Eva Lagarde has been working in the beauty industry for over 15 years and is recognized as an expert in sustainability related to beauty packaging, make-up, skin-care and fragrances.
Trained as a biochemist with a Master 2 at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Nantes specializing in cosmetics, my first career was as an R&D project manager for dermo-cosmetics brands for 5 years.
I then took over responsibility for ALPOL Cosmétique’s R&D laboratory for 4 years.
My affinity for customer contact led her to the position of sales and marketing manager, and I quickly took over the management of the sales division, with responsibility for sales, marketing, sales, the CSR department and legal affairs. I’ve held this position for almost 10 years, and now sit on the Management Committee.
R&D Project manager
After training as a chemist and specializing in Cosmetology at ITECH Lyon, I worked for 4 years as a formulation project manager at ARVAL Biological Laboratories in Switzerland.
I joined ALPOL Cosmétique 15 years ago and took over responsibility for the RD Laboratory in 2012. I’ve been able to spread my vision and my management values by improving the organization for an ever more refined shaper’s agility.
Procurement and Development Consultant
ELODIE SUET CONSULTING
With 24 years’ experience with LVMH group brands (Kenzo Parfums, Guerlain), and the Diptyque house, Elodie Suet has developed her skills in the fields of Purchasing, Development, Supply and Regulations.With this expertise, Elodie created the Elodie Suet Consulting firm to support brands on these subjects by integrating responsible innovation and CSR issues throughout the value chain. Responding to complex issues for brands just starting out on the market, niche brands and fast-growing brands alike, Elodie knows how to establish and implement solutions tailored to her customers’ needs.
Founder & Publishing Director
Founder & Consultant
Elvire has devoted his entire career to the purchasing function, to operational and strategic positions, and also as Senior Advisor of strategy firms in France, Switzerland and the US. Over the past ten years, she has held the position of CPO, recently for Occitane. She teaches at the Master Achat and the Grande Ecole de l’Essec.
It is in a rapidly changing environment and while the purchasing profession is re-inventing itself that Elvire has created his company RGN-Advisory in order to support companies and their managers around topics of integration of CSR and AI in the DNA of purchasing, through advice, training, support to managers and recruitment of talent.
Editor of the Luxury/Beauty Division
FORMES DE LUXE
SOMEXING ART AGENCY
Innovation Strategy Lead
Associate professor - Partner
Promise Consulting / Panel On The Web
Philippe Jourdan graduated from HEC business school. He has 25 years of experience in marketing and market research and is also an associate professor at Paris University. He supervises nearly 80 ad hoc surveys annually in France and abroad. He created several methodologies and modeling in market research that are multi-awarded. He regularly publishes academic reviews and books on market research and consumer research. He is an expert in measuring brand value from a consumer point of view.
Editor in Chief
FORMES DE LUXE
Alissa Demorest, Editor in Chief of France-based luxury packaging magazine Formes de Luxe and formesdeluxe.com, is a French-American editor with 20 years experience in the luxury-goods sector. She has conceived and edited print publications and digital content on the fragrance, cosmetics and spirits markets for companies including LVMH, L’Oréal and Condé Nast. Based in Paris, she joined Formes de Luxe in 2015.
Founder and president
Gerald Martines founded IN•SIGNES to make available to Brands, Creation Agencies and Suppliers, operating in the Beauty and Luxury Industries a wealth of experience at the convergence of Strategic development and Innovation, based on more than 30 years of practice in executive positions in Marketing, Design, R&D, Sales, General Management and Innovation, at several global leaders in Design and Packaging. Gerald owns a master’s degree in physics, an Engineering degree in mechanics, a Doctorate in material science, an MBA and a Master in prospective. He is an early advocate of sustainable development.