The Colors

A Cosmetics And Perfumery Conference For The Multicultural Era.

A feel-good Conference before Christmas with Thando Hopa.

After a long period of restraint, we invite you to join our annual event dedicated to the rise of multicultural consumers in the beauty industry.

We are very honored to welcome Thando Hopa as our guest of honor. She will be the heart and soul of this event.

Ms. Hopa is a diversity advocate and international model. With her, we will discuss "The Beauty Of Inclusion."Hopa is pure inspiration. From South Gauteng in South Africa, where she was born to the cover of Vogue Magazine, her life is paved with extraordinary achievements that have challenged the fashion and beauty industry's values and notions of diversity and inclusion.

On January 28, 2002, in Paris, she'll be surrounded by Industry experts who understand the full potential of building a more inclusive, multicultural, and innovative Perfumery and Cosmetics industry.


Salwa Petersen
CEO - Salwa Petersen
Jamel Boutiba
General Manager - L’OREAL PARIS
Noelly Michoux
Founder - 456
Dr. Bérangère
Chief Sustainability Officer - Firmenich
Valérie Amadala
Founder - Origin Beauty
Frédéric Lefret
Président - AFMB
Rebecca Cathline
Founder - In Haircare
Alexandra Legai
Founder - Lakroz
Virginie Bapaume
Founder - 23 Beauty Paris
Samuel Desprets
CEO - Laboratoire Shadeline
Mamadou Cissé
Founder - Oju-Wa
Hafoussoi Vandewalle
Founder - Zawema
Christelle Sempe
Marketing Manager Personal Care - Robertet
Dominique Roques
Head of Naturals Purchasing, Innovation & Promotion - Firmenich
Debritu Mogesse Lusteau
Markets Advisor - Tchakka Origins
Didier Mandin
Co-Founder - Ak-a Agency
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:30
Introducing Our Guest Of Honor: Thando Hopa
09:35 - 10:05
Experts' conversation:
"Which African Heritage Ingredients Have Most Potential On The European Natural Ingredients For Cosmetics Market"?
10:10 - 10:40
Innovation with a Purpose:
"Improving Traceability in Beauty Value Chains through Technology Innovations".
10:45 - 11:15
Innovation for Sustainability:
From African Farms To Shops".
11:20 - 11:50
Beauty for Good:
How the Beauty Industry can support indigenous communities to survive the modern era"?
11:55 - 12:40
Meet the Multicultural Beauty Startups:
"Meet The Companies Of The Colors Acceleration Program. 2nd Cohort Announcement".
12:45 - 13:25
13:30 - 14:20
Coffee / Networking
14:30 - 15:00
Inclusive Beauty:
"The Beauty Of Inclusion with Thando Hopa".
15:05 - 15:35
Market Opportunity:
"Exploring multicultural men’s cosmetics strong growth potential."
15:40 - 16:10
Market Opportunity:
"Don't miss out the A-Beauty Train: Investing in Multicultural Beauty Is The New Black!"
16:15 - 16:35
Introducing The Colors Academy.
16:40 - 17:20
The Colors Awards.
17:20 - 18:00
Networking Cocktail.
Still hesitating?

5 Reasons why you should join The Colors in Paris:

A Look Into the Future of Beauty and Perfumery
  • Consumers habits and expectations have dramatically changed.

    It's time to bet on the drivers of the economic recovery: more natural, more transparency, more impact, more sustainability, more innovation, more diversity.
Integrating Multicultural Transformation in your Strategy
  • The Colors mission is to contribute to the multicultural transformation of the cosmetic and perfumery industries.

    Our ecosystem is made of an international community of multicultural native professionals.
Invaluable Insights
  • Learn from experts of the Multicultural Cosmetic and Perfumery markets.
  • Hear stories from a thriving community committed to fulfilling multicultural consumer aspirations.
  • Connect with your peers, future business partners or team members.
  • Amplify your network with people reshaping the industry standards.
  • Be a startup, a founder, or an investor, The Colors is the place to pitch your idea to serve the next billion Perfumery and Cosmetics consumers. You'll receive valuable feedback from people focusing on serving longtime underserved consumers. If not pitching your own things, then watch others doing it.

Be part of the multicultural majority.

Register now and save up to 43%.
We're here to help you understand and connect with the multicultural consumers.


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