FCCCO CXO Rendezvous with Eric Douilhet, President at Estée Lauder
02/28/2018 17:30 to 02/28/2018 19:00 (Canada/Eastern)
Eric Douilhet, President at Estée Lauder
CXO Rendezvous is a monthly series that is intended to connect the professional community to the business community, listen toinspiring talks from industry leaders, experienced entrepreneurs, visionaries, and innovators.
Join us for our first CXO Rendezvous: Eric Douilhet, President at Estée Lauder
Eric brings enriched global experience as a CEO of a multi-national company to offer insights on the Retail industry. He'll cover:
- Working through challenges in a Global and Digitized Marketplace
- Pivoting into a commercial market
- Estee Lauder's unique business model
- Strategic planning in the Retail industry
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration and light refreshment
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A
Eric has been in the luxury industry for 29 years, mainly within cosmetics. It was a mix of the first few years in Asia with a strong cosmetics market, taking a position in Asian consumer goods. He first worked for fashion, accessories, food and then cigars as a distributor and came back in execution in a variety of channels and diversity and put his mind in different shoes and intellectual exercise.
About The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M·A·C, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Marni, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced.
While food and beverage companies are experienced innovators, the industry itself is facing considerable consumer, food safety and regulatory challenges. Advances in food and beverage science and technology, both in-sector and beyond, are presenting exciting opportunities but a step-change in innovation is needed if companies are to prosper.
Anyone new to innovation can learn more than a few lessons from the food and beverage industry. The industry knows how to innovate. At its best, it can be nimble, getting products to shelf in a much shorter time than other industries which can be held up by product trials and sector regulation.
- How does concept to market in less than a year sound?
- There is relatively little risk in trying a new flavour or version of a product, deploying the playfulness we associate with Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
- For retailers selling own-brand products, there is even less risk – they can test the product in store and if sales are poor, then they can simply remove the product from the shelf. What is there to lose?
But the reality is that it’s a tough time to be a food or beverage manufacturer. Competition is high. Retailers have driven down prices. Profit margins are low.
How innovation will shape the food and beverage Industry. Join us to listen our great panel including
7:15-7:30pm: Mini pitches
Edouard POT - General Manager Puratos Canada
Alain LOCQUENEUX - General Manager Olivieri Foods Limited
Stephane BRUNEL - Plant Manager Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee