PCPC Virtual Summit

May 11, 2021 - May 13, 2021

First of all, we want to say that we miss seeing you in person and thank you for your continued support and engagement in PCPC events!

We are closing the chapter on a challenging year and moving forward with hope and optimism. A year ago, we never could have predicted all that has happened and the impact on how PCPC connects with its members. But, we are excited to announce that planning is underway for the PCPC Virtual Summit taking place on May 11-13. This meeting will combine the best features and programming elements of the PCPC Annual Meeting and the Legal & Regulatory Conference, and you will be able to live stream it from the comfort of your home or office!

The theme of the meeting is Embracing the Future of Beauty with a focus on Inclusive Beauty, Essential Beauty and Sustainable Beauty.

We are working on robust programming that will explore how COVID-19 has changed the landscape for the beauty industry and provided an opportunity to explore new ways of doing business; the potential for new federal and state regulation and legislation; heightened interest in sustainability; engaging with our media partners and strengthening trust in the industry; and addressing diversity, equity & inclusion, and what it means for beauty and personal care companies. The event also will include keynotes from industry leaders, panel discussions, a “Washington Report” and a suppliers’ panel.

Exhibitors and Sponsors….Partner with us for success! Your target audience awaits by maximizing your exposure, generate new sales prospects and meet with current clients all while demonstrating your leadership in the personal care industry. This Summit offers a diverse and flexible selection of options to meet every budget. To learn more, view the Sponsorship Prospectus.

Look for more information regarding the program and registration in the coming weeks. For now, please mark your calendars for this exciting program. Questions can be sent to the Events department.


Tuesday Morning Plenary Session Speaker:

William P. Lauder – Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies

Leading in Turbulent Times: One on One with William Lauder

Hear from industry leader, William P. Lauder as he shares his insights on the future of the beauty industry, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and leading with resilience.

William P. Lauder is a son of Leonard and Evelyn Lauder and a grandson of Estée Lauder Companies Founders, Estée and Joseph Lauder. William became executive chairman and chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2009. Previously, he was chief executive officer from July 2004 through June 2009. During his five-year tenure as CEO, he expanded the company’s international presence and distribution channels, and greatly strengthened the brand portfolio. Since he began with the company in 1986, he has led the worldwide businesses for Clinique and Origins and oversaw the company’s free-standing stores and Internet business. He also oversaw all of the company’s global operations, as well as nine specialty brands and the retail business. Under his leadership, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion became the best-selling prestige skin care product in U.S. department stores. In 2012, William received a lecturer appointment to the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches “Decision Making in the Leadership Chair,” a course he designed for second-year MBA students.


Wednesday Morning Plenary Session Speakers:

Paul PolmanCo-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE
Andrew Winston Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, Author, Advisor

Courageous Leadership: A Conversation with Paul Polman

Hear from global sustainable business icon Paul Polman, former Unilever CEO and now IMAGINE co-founder and chair, on how and why companies need to up their game on the climate crisis, social justice and other pressing issues. Join us for a fireside chat, led by Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and co-author with Paul of “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take” to be released this fall. These two sustainability champions will explore the type of leadership necessary to drive systems change and why collaborations are critical.

Paul Polman is co-founder and chair of IMAGINE, a social venture which mobilizes business leaders around tackling climate change and global inequality. Paul is the honorary chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, chair of The B Team and Saïd Business School and vice-chair of the UN Global Compact. A leading proponent that business should be a force for good, he has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”. As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals, and as an active SDG Advocate, he continues to work with global organizations and across industry to push the 2030 development agenda.

Andrew Winston is a globally-recognized expert on megatrends and how to build resilient, profitable companies by helping people and planet thrive. Named to Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020 as a “thinker to watch,” his views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including 3M, DuPont, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, and Unilever. Andrew is the author of the bestsellers Green to Gold and The Big Pivot. His latest book, due in fall 2021, is “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take” (co-authored with renowned CEO Paul Polman). Andrew is also a respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands at executive meetings around the planet. He received degrees in economics, business, and environmental management from Princeton, Columbia and Yale.


Thursday Morning Plenary Session Speaker:

Lisa Sun Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS and Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Apparel, Fashion and Luxury Practice

Catalyzing confidence and inspiring innovation, Lisa Sun seamlessly blends stories from her personal journey with data and experience-driven insights from her 11 years at McKinsey & Company to offer talks that encourage audiences to choose self-confidence, work to harness their “superpower,” and use gravitas to advance personally and professionally.

Lisa founded GRAVITAS in 2012, and its origin story dates to her first professional review. The feedback that changed her life? Being told that she “comes across as young and overly enthusiastic at times,” that she “lacked gravitas” and “should go buy a new dress, big jewelry and great shoes.” With those words in mind, an understanding of the transformative power of clothing and a determination to create a game-changing company, she filed for a global patent to build shapewear directly into dresses. She launched GRAVITAS as a “confidence company” that offers innovative apparel and styling solutions designed to make over women from the inside out. Two months after launch, her first collection was featured in O, The Oprah magazine, PEOPLE and “The TODAY Show” in the same month. Lisa and GRAVITAS have not slowed down since; she has been featured on CNN and in Forbes, Fast Company, New York magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle and more. She has always had a passion for style, for inclusivity, and for helping people look and feel their best.