Reduce, reuse, & rethink…. The future is upcycling!

Thursday 24th February 2022 – 02:30 – 03:15

Discover innovative insights into the zero-waste movement and how Beauty companies can go beyond just recycling to turn trash into treasure!

Angela Umelo

CEO/ Founder – Salt and Earth Labs


Anne Young

Director of North America – Active Cosmetics at Laboratoires Expanscience

Anne has a PhD in Chemistry from NYU and has published over a dozen publications and patents in the personal care field. She has worked for raw material suppliers (BASF & Vantage Specialty Ingredients) and CPG (L’Oréal and Johnson & Johnson). She has also held various positions within personal care from product development initiatives to raw material portfolio management. She recently joined Laboratoires Expanscience in 2020 due to their strong CSR commitment and large upcycled portfolio. She is now responsible for the development of Active Ingredients Business Unit in North America.

Brandon Frank

President – PPC Packaging

Brandon Frank is a sustainable packaging expert and president of Pacific Packaging Components (PPC), a more than 50-year-old packaging distributor. He’s also a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and on Credo’s Clean Beauty Council and the Host of Packaging Brothers Podcast.

Hayley Peri

CEO Dandi Day

Hayley Peri contributes a 360 degrees outlook to the Beauty Industry with almost 20 years of experience spanning professional use, retail, brand, formulations, manufacturing, and sales and marketing.
Her niche in specialty chemicals and R&D successfully launched Clean Beauty solutions with global Forbes Fortune top chemical companies and established innovations in the U.S. market.
She is most well-known on the West Coast as a technical educator to shift traditional formulations to consumer-friendly preservation systems and natural alternatives to controversial ingredients.
Currently, her expertise focuses on sustainability, ingredient highlights, innovation, and community to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Her daily mission is to connect brands with ingredient manufacturers doing good for people and the planet to create change one product at a time.

Shirley Billot

CEO Founder Kadakys – Unreasonable Impact EU – Google for Startup blck founder program

Beauty activist, sustainability leader, skincare pioneer, social visionary, and empowering entrepreneur are just a few of the ways to describe Shirley Billot, founder of the multi-award-winning French Caribbean brand Kadalys.
The origin of Kadalys’s revolutionary skincare collection has roots in Shirley’s personal journey. Born in Djibouti, to a Martiniquan mother and French father, Shirley grew up between East Africa and the Caribbean. From childhood, her activist parents instilled in her a deep awareness of environmental and societal issues and the importance of making a difference. Focusing her efforts on her Caribbean roots, Shirley took innovative action to improve the social and economic inequities in the French Caribbean while also reducing food waste, a leading cause of climate change.