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LIVE: Cosmetics New Zealand 2023 Annual Conference

Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome to a special series of The New Zealand Makeup Podcast, where I take you with me to the 50th Anniversary Cosmetics New Zealand Conference. This event celebrated half a century of excellence in the beauty industry.

Over the course of five episodes, you'll be introduced to an impressive lineup of speakers who shared their insights and expertise at this landmark event. From discussions on technology and community to sustainability and innovation, these speakers painted a rich tapestry of ideas reshaping the cosmetics landscape in Aotearoa and beyond.

Guiding us through this enlightening event as the host and MC was Petra Bagust, who expertly steered conversations and discussions with our esteemed speakers. Here's a sneak peek of what to expect:

Episode One:

Frances Valintine CNZM is the Chief Executive of academyEX, a passionate educator, and technologist, focused on developing education opportunities that connect professionals to knowledge.

Sarah Page is the founder and Chief Executive of The Kindness Collective, a community-led organization working with over 140 community partners across Aotearoa, supporting more than 120,000 people each year.

Episode Two:

Sophie Garth - that's me! I'm the host and producer of The New Zealand Makeup Podcast and a makeup artist with over a decade of experience.

Khan Aronsen is the Fund Lead for the Plastics Innovation Fund at the Ministry for the Environment, aiming to reinvent the way we make, use, and dispose of plastics in New Zealand.

Episode Three:

Teresa Marlin is the NZ Country Manager for Estee Lauder Group and has been instrumental in structuring and developing high-performing teams across sales, education, and marketing.

Angela Buglass has over 25 years of experience across consumer brands, retail, export, product and business development, with a passion for leading teams, business growth strategy, and change management.

Valerie Riley, with a law degree from Nice, France, dedicated over 28 years of her career to the iconic Revlon Elizabeth Arden in New Zealand, serving as General Manager for 24 years.

Tim Jones is the CEO and founder of New Zealand B Corp #8, Grow Good. He is New Zealand's first qualified B Consultant, working with companies to navigate the B Corp Impact Assessment since 2017.

Episode Four:

Juliet Hull is the CEO of Sleaktek, a product that replaces plastic film with a plant-derived Biopolymer, solving problems and giving hope!

Diogo Baltazar is the Leader of the integrated MSc in Cosmetic Science at London College of Fashion and a Senior Lecturer in Cosmetic Formulation.

Episode Five:

Francine LaMoriello is the Executive Vice President of Global Strategies for the Personal Care Products Council and directs all international activities and issues.

Clare O'Higgins is the CEO/Strategic Executive of Look Good Feel Better, committed to leading and growing a cause that supports the people of Aotearoa.

Stay tuned for these enlightening kōrero as we delve into the latest trends, innovations, and stories from the cosmetics industry. The "Global vs Local" themed Conference was a testament to the industry's evolution, and I'm excited to share the insights and inspiration from this remarkable event with you!

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