INTERNATIONAL. Digital executives from Brazilian cosmetics company Grupo Boticário are the latest leading industry figures to join the Knowledge Hub of Beauty Tech Live, set for 12-16 April 2021.

Beauty Tech Live is a pioneering virtual event that will showcase the joint worlds of beauty and technology. It is the first virtual expo of its kind in the sector, bringing together the latest tech innovations and solutions across all stakeholders in the beauty industry. The event is being organised by The Moodie Davitt Report in partnership with leading B2B beauty title BW Confidential.

Grupo Boticário Vice President of Digital and Technology Daniel Knopfholz and Technology Director Renato Pedigoni will host a panel that will provide insight into the state of Brazilian beauty ecommerce and how the digital landscape will evolve in the country.

(Left) Grupo Boticário Vice President of Digital and Technology Daniel Knopfholz (right) Grupo Boticário Technology Director Renato Pedigoni

Grupo Boticário Vice President of Digital and Technology Daniel Knopfholz is responsible for leading the Brazilian beauty company’s digital transformation over recent years. Before this, he was Executive Director of the company’s ecommerce arm Eudora, where he helped grow the start-up unit into becoming the group’s second-largest division. Knopfholz also expand the company’s international business, leading Grupo Boticário’s Portugal operation for five years.

Grupo Boticário Technology Director Renato Pedigoni leads the company’s channels and data architecture teams. Before joining the company, he was Leader of Research, Development and Innovation for Latin America at Amazon Web Services. He also served as technology manager at Brazilian innovation company Luizalabs/Magazine Luiza and co-founded a number of health and retail startups in Brazil.

(Left to right) Tribe Dynamics Co-Founder and President Conor Begley, Summer Fridays Director of Marketing Blair Badge, Youth to the People Senior Social Media Manager Madeline Davis

(Left to right) The NPD Group Vice President and Beauty Industry Advisor Larissa Jensen, The NPD Group Director and Beauty Industry Analyst (Europe) Mathilde Lion, and The NPD Group Managing Director (APAC) Stanley Kee from leading market research company The NPD Group will also address the Knowledge Hub of Beauty Tech Live

Knopfholz and Pedigoni join a high-class list of speakers and businesses, among them Groupe Marie Claire and Marie Claire International, Tribe Dynamics Co-Founder and President Conor Begley, Summer Fridays Director of Marketing Blair Badge and Youth to the People Senior Social Media Manager Madeline Davis, The NPD Group,

(Left) Light Years Founder and CEO Lucie Greene and (right) The Future Laboratory Director Victoria Buchanan will host an emerging trends panel at Beauty Tech Live

Leading trend forecasters, Light Years Founder and CEO Lucie Greene and The Futures Laboratory Director Victoria Buchanan will also be hosting a panel on emerging digital trends in the beauty landscape.

They are also joined by Alibaba Group TMall Global Beauty Managing Director Jun DongCoty Chief Digital Officer Jean-Denis Mariani, L’Oréal Group Chief Digital Officer Lubomira Rochet, and L’Occitane en Provence Group Sustainability Officer and Director Adrien Geiger.

(Top left to bottom right) Alibaba Group TMall Global Beauty Managing Director Jun Dong, Coty Chief Digital Officer Jean-Denis Mariani, L’Oréal Group Chief Digital Officer Lubomira Rochet, and L’Occitane en Provence Group Sustainability Officer and Director Adrien Geiger

Other speakers already named include Puig Chief Operating Officer Javier Bach, Luxasia Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. Wolfgang Baier, and A.S. Watson Group (ASW) Chief Operating Officer and Asia & Europe Chief Executive Officer Malina Ngai, with more names to be revealed soon.

(Left to right) Puig Chief Operating Officer Javier Bach, Luxasia Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. Wolfgang Baier, and A.S. Watson Group (ASW) Chief Operating Officer and A.S. Watson Asia & Europe Chief Executive Officer Malina Ngai

Beauty Tech Live contacts

Oonagh Phillips: Ophillips@bwconfidential.com

Martin Moodie: Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com