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China Briefing | What are the Opportunities for Clean Beauty?

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our discussion with experts in Shanghai to understand the latest on this fast moving and exciting sector on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 , 16:00 – 17:00 China (UTC +8) 


With China’s recent lifting of animal testing requirements on imported cosmetics coupled with a rising consumer preference for natural ingredients, the moment is now for clean beauty brands.

The Luxury Conversation brings together industry experts in Shanghai to share how clean beauty brands can capitalize on opportunities in the market with products, education, tech and marketing.

Carol Zhou, SVP of Shiseido China Business Innovation & Investment

As SVP of China Business Innovation & Investment for Shiseido, Carol is helping to shape the next phase of transformation for the company. By leveraging the dynamic ecosystem and entrepreneurial talents in China, Carol will help to accelerate the implementations of innovations and new business models, to create new beauty business as the next growth driver of the Shiseido group on a global level.Previously, she has held a number of management positions at multinational firms such as Unilever, Burberry, L’Oréal, and Marriott where she has led global strategy & innovation functions across regions and categories. Carol received her undergraduate degree from New York University’s Stern Business School and her MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

William Lau, CEO of Bonnie & Clyde

Over 15 years of experience in brand strategy and entrepreneurship, working with fashion, beauty startups and fortune 500 companies. William started his entrepreneurial career early on with his own creative brand agency, supporting clients such as GQ, Lululemon, Pepsi, and DreamWorks.

Experienced in brand entry and development, leading new brand positioning and product launch for luxury brands into China. He most recently led the brand entry for one of the fastest growing niche luxury fragrance brand, Juliette Has A Gun, and continues to operate as the VP of Branding for global luxury skincare such as Chantecaille and Natura Bissé.

He currently also is the China Chapter Leader for FaB, the prestigious, global Fashion and BeautyTech startup community.

Valentine Chen, Founder of Sober Beauty, the first Chinese clean beauty & makeup brand.

Having previously worked at L’Oreal and Estee Lauder in Paris and Shanghai, she has 10+ years experience in product development and branding. Valentine was born and raised in Shanghai and graduated from ESCP Europe.

Chloe Reuter, Founding Partner & Vice-Chair of Gusto Luxe & Gusto Collective

She co-founded Asia’s leading integrated agency helping luxury brands grow with consulting, creative solutions, and digital innovation. She lives in Shanghai and speaks fluent Chinese. She is also Co-Founder of The Luxury Conversation.

  • This is a hybrid – offline & online – event. We welcome you to join us in person in Shanghai or virtually. Details on how to attend online will be shared before the event.
  • Admittance by invitation-only. To RSVP, please email your full name, your organization and title to rsvp@gusto-luxe.com. Please also indicate you are attending in-person or virtually.


July 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm