Missed our second virtual tradeshow? Catch up on everything you missed here...
Over the 2nd-3rd March 2022, we hosted our second virtual tradeshow event, Meet-Your-Match.
Our two-day event was filled with insightful panel talks, covering trending topics such as 'The future of conscious beauty' and 'The explosion of sensorial self-care,' and we were joined by speakers that included brand founders, retailers, beauty journalists and experts.
We also held interactive strategy workshops for our attendees, hosted by some of the industry's best, on themes to help boost small businesses - from PR 101 for startups, to how to build the best marketing strategy and more.
We partnered with TreePoints as our charitable partner for our event, who planted a tree for every attendee. TreePoints makes it easy for everybody to fight climate change. They support climate projects that include tree planting, plastic recycling and carbon reduction.
Missed our talks? Rewatch our panel talks below...
The Black Founded Brands Changing the Beauty Industry
Our panellists shared their stories of navigating the industry as a black founder, their challenges and wins, and shared insights on how retailers, buyers and consumers could further support black founded brands.
Freelance Beauty Editor, Ava Welsing-Kitcher
Founder of Skin Alchemist, Theresa Edward
Founder of Frank's Remedies, Kyle Frank
Founder of By Joy, Joy Adenuga
Founder of BODIED, Joke Adejumo
Founder of Carra, Winnie Awa
The Explosion of Sensorial Self-Care
Trends, take aways (for brands and retailers), and innovations leading the way of the category. Listen back for our experts' opinions on how the self care space has evolved - and continues to - post-Covid and beyond!
Head of Beauty at Stylus , Lisa Payne
Founder of Palm of Feronia, Sophia Harding
Co-Founder of Lion/ne, Megan Felton
Founder of Onolla and Award Winning Journalist, Suzanne Duckett
Founder of Alice & Ivy, Zara Loughrey
The Future of Conscious Beauty
The clean beauty space can be tricky to navigate - our panellists had an open discussion on innovations within conscious beauty, the struggle with green washing, and shared how brands and retailers can become more sustainable from product and packaging to supply chain.
Founder of SBTRCT, Ben Grace
Founder of Adaptology, Laura Rudoe
Founder of Circla, Claudia Gwinnutt
Why Giving Back Builds Better Brands
Now more than ever, consumers are supporting brands who give back to the planet and the people. For example, FourState's loyalty point scheme gives customers the chance to use their points to donate to one of their four charitable partners. Find out why these initiatives are so important and the different ways in which the beauty industry can be more philanthropic.
Chief Changemaker at A Plastic Planet - Siân Sutherland
Co-Founder of object - Jack Wolton
Co-Founder at FourState - Jo Lawrenson