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China 2021: Market Download + Trends Going Forward

Thu, Dec 16, 2021 · 10:00 AM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

You spoke. We listened. As requested by the BeautyMatter community we've pulled together data, trends, and a panel of experts to do a year-end download on the beauty and wellness market in China, debrief on 11:11 Singles Day for 2021, and share emerging trends. We’ll dive into the fastest growing beauty market in the world in an extended, 90-minute session.

We'll Discuss:
- YTD Market Dynamics and Update
- 11:11 Singles Day Download
- Trends Looking Forward
- Live Q&A

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Client Services Director, Samarkand Global
Jack takes a leading role in new business development at Samarkand Global and is responsible for relationships with clients and partners, ensuring excellence in service delivery. Before joining Samarkand Jack worked in public sector roles advising and supporting businesses with exports globally, and specifically to China. He previously spent more than three years as the Sector Director of Retail & e-Commerce for the China-Britain Business Council, the UK’s leading NGO promoting UK-China trade, and prior to that worked for the UK government’s Department for International Trade advising consumer brands on international expansion. Jack holds a BA in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, graduating with a 1st class degree and a joint major in Chinese and Spanish and spent 3 years living and working in China.
Webinar hosting presenter
Co-Founder, Asia CEO Red Ant Asia
Elisa graduated with a 1st class HONS degree in Business from Aston University (Birmingham, UK), and quickly followed her entrepreneurial instincts moving to New York, and setting up a fashion events company (whilst working for the History Channel). She then moved into pure play digital marketing, holding various roles in marketing agencies such as glue London and Digitas.

She joined Red Ant Group in 2010, and was initially responsible for developing the UK business prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2012 to co-found Red Ant in Asia.

From a one-person start-up, Elisa has led Red Ant Asia to its current position as one of the leading players in the region, with 30-staff based in Shanghai.

Red Ant Asia is a trusted partner of leading international brands operating in China, including: LUSH, Creed, Supergoop! Beautyblender, Omorovicza, 111SKIN, Charlotte Tilbury, HUDA Beauty, MOTHER Denim, Realisation Par, Birkenstock, Giuseppe Zanotti, Under Armour and many more.

Red Ant Asia was recently awarded Campaign Asia, Greater China: Social Media Agency of the Year & Content Agency of the Year.

Elisa is active in the business community - she is the Vice Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong Luxury and Retail Committee and contributes to publications such as BOF, Jing Daily, Retail in Asia, WWD, SCMP, WGSN, Campaign Asia.

Elisa lives in Hong Kong and in pre-Covid would be in the Shanghai office monthly.
Webinar hosting presenter
Co-Founder & CEO, VEGAMOUR
By the time he was 17, entrepreneur Dan Hodgdon lived in about 22 locations around the globe, many of which were in developing countries and communities. He acquired a keen interest in local naturals and would go on to spend decades both researching powerful plant actives and creating sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains for major beauty brands around the globe. Having close relationships with veterans of the World Wildlife Federation, the Peace Corps, the World Health Organization and the USAID, Dan was constantly reminded of the economic frailty that many local communities faced in developing countries. Children lived in poverty. Education was scarce. Workers were exploited. Governments offered subsidies and non-profits offered goodwill, but Dan believed that private businesses would ultimately make the most sustainable positive impact by creating demand, driving up economic viability and improve lives in these vulnerable communities. As such, he became instrumental in establishing a Fair-Trade coop to harvest the highest quality natural actives while providing respectable work to over 5,000 women in southern Africa. Dan co-founded VEGAMOUR to actualize his passion for delivering the most potent plant-based formulas with clinically tested visible results directly to consumers in a way that would reinvest back into the communities from which he sourced. Through the brand, Dan is able to offer the most powerful, purposeful, eco-ethical products directly to people who seek healthier solutions for hair and skin. Today, Dan resides in downtown Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and their Jack Russel Terrier, Eddie. In his free time, he enjoys the arts, theatre, yoga and traveling.
Webinar hosting presenter
General Manager, Asia Pacific for Supergoop!
Natalia Obolensky is the General Manager, Asia Pacific for Supergoop!. She is responsible for accelerating growth and expanding distribution across the region, with a particular focus on the China cross-border market and strategy.

Prior to joining Supergoop!, Natalia was the General Manager, APAC for Charlotte Tilbury where she opened the brand in Hong Kong and led the quick expansion across China, South East Asia and India in the run up to a successful sale of the brand to Puig in 2020. Natalia started her career as a management consultant with Bain and Company and has experience founding and/or leading two other small consumer businesses.

Natalia holds an INSEAD MBA (Dean’s List) as well as undergraduate degrees in international relations from Brown University (Magna Cum Laude) and Sciences-Po Paris (distinction). She speaks fluent English, French, Italian, and conversational Spanish.
Webinar hosting presenter Kelly K
CEO + Founder, BeautyMatter
Kelly Kovack is the CEO and Founder of BeautyMatter, a noted beauty authority, brand advisor and strategist. She began her career in beauty as one of the original executive team members at Bliss, taking on the way women bought beauty as the Managing Director of the Bliss Catalog. This venture fundamentally changed the way beauty products were merchandised, distributed and marketed to consumers leading the acquisition of Bliss by LVMH. As Vice President of Marketing for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, she was at the forefront of defining the cosmeceutical category. Kelly also founded consultancy group Purpose Built, providing concept to counter solutions and strategic advisement for startups to Fortune 500 brand and everything in between. In addition, she's also built her own brands, most recently award-winning fragrance brand, Odin, which was co-founded in collaboration with the men's fashion brand. Kelly is the “lens” of BeautyMatter providing a fresh voice to the beauty industry with highly curated news and original content.
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