Dermatological Beauty Connect 2025

April 3-4 2025, Miami

Elevating the beauty and wellness industry through trailblazing collaborations, investments, and innovations in cosmetic dermatology

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Why Attend?

Where else will you meet the who’s who of wellness and beauty?

Mingle with decision-makers across beauty services, retail strategies, and product innovation to reinvent strategies for personalization, access, and collaboration.

A new wave of US MedSpas has redefined dermatological beauty and created new touchpoints for customer experience and engagement. It’s time for beauty brands, retailers, and vendors to collaborate and capitalize on industry growth.

Don’t miss the boat – we’ll see you in Miami!

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WHO?

The best and brightest stars in the US MedSpa scene (Ever/Body, HeyDay, Ideal Image, VIO MedSpa, Glowbar…), alongside innovators in science-backed skincare (Curology, BeautyStat, Skinceuticals, Alumier MD, PillowtalkDerm…), beauty titans (L’Oreal, THG, Ulta Beauty, CVS Health, Lancome…), leading investors (VMG Partners, Willow Growth Partners, Beliade, True Beauty Ventures, Gore Range Capital…), and so many more!

WHY?

Join us to accelerate the beauty and wellness industries through groundbreaking partnerships, inspiring collaborations, and innovation-led initiatives. Look no further for your next collaborator, investor, supplier or opportunity!

WHAT?

Step-in to a carefully curated 2-days of world-class content. Ranging from intimate forums, roundtables, and a secret garden workshop, to our main stage discussions, case studies, and interactive discussions! Get your fill of learnings, inspiration, and networking – topped off with an exclusive founder’s breakfast, sunset drinks, and delicious lunches!

2
DAYS OF CONTENT
35+
INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS
10+
HOURS DEDICATED NETWORKING
150+
DECISION-MAKERS

Prioritise discussion on scaling, brand-building, and loyalty, and find the solution providers, vendors, investors, and venture arms you’ll need along the way – all in one place.

Fast-Track Growth

Brand-new collaborations are popping up everywhere in this fast-paced industry – it’s time to ignite the conversation with leading investors, retailers, medspas, and brands to discover your next perfect pairing.

Partnership & Investment

Experience the latest disruptive revelations in non-invasive skincare and devices – stay on top of the trends and make informed decisions on the direction of your own offerings. 

Showcase Innovation

Here's a sneak peek of what to expect...

1. Product Showcase: Get your products into the hands of leading retailers, investors, beauty conglomerates, and medspas! Contact us to feature in our ‘Testing the Waters’ pop-up session on Day 2.


2. Sunrise Founders Breakfast: An exclusive forum bringing together leading beauty and wellness entrepreneurs to discuss the latest and greatest beauty advances – Places are limited, and you must be registered to confirm. 


3. Investor Meet & Greet Roundtables: Benefit from learnings from the USA’s leading investors across the year, as they discuss future outlook,, industry insights, and practical advice for brands across ‘pre-seed & seed’, ‘series A/B’, ‘growth’, and ‘M&A’ – Places are limited and are first-come, first-served.

Who's Attending?

Medspas

  • Overcome scaling challenges
  • Uncover product trends and service diversification prospects
  • Strengthen investor relationships
  • Benchmark against your competitors
  • Fast-track new collaborations

Scientific-Backed Skincare & Consumer Devices/Tools

  • Define retail and omnichannel strategies
  • Curate new partnerships
  • Strengthen investor relationships
  • Reignite consumer engagement and retention strategies

Investors & Retailers

  • Stay at the forefront of the fast-moving dermatological beauty industry
  • Strengthen relationships with your existing network
  • Uncover the next industry ‘Unicorn’
  • Source innovative and trend-setting brands

MNCs

  • Fast-track your next collaboration
  • Scout for M&A activity
  • Stay engaged with industry trends
  • Strengthen your network and relationships

Solution Providers

  • Fast-track new partnerships
  • Expand your customer base
  • Engage in thought-leadership
  • Strengthen your network and relationships

2024 Advisory Board

Author:

Lucy Gorman

CEO Beauty
THG

Lucy Gorman

CEO Beauty
THG

Author:

Kara La Forgia

Founder & General Partner
Kaz Ventures

Kara La Forgia

Founder & General Partner
Kaz Ventures

Author:

Naana Boakye

Founder, Bergen Dermatology
Medical Director, A-Frame Brands

Dr. Naana Boakye is a board-certified dermatologist with over 15 years of experience offering comprehensive care of all skin needs with an emphasis on acne and melanated concerns. Coining the term lifestyle dermatology, Dr. Boakye takes a unique, holistic, patient-first approach to dermatology – incorporating diet, physical activity, stress management, and emotional well-being into each and every treatment plan. Her practice, Bergen Dermatology, prioritizes patient-first care, utilizing a comprehensive approach to medical and cosmetic dermatology with a full spectrum of treatments both in-person and virtually to optimize patients’ skin health and appearance. Dr. Boakye is also the author of Inside Out Beauty, Your Prescription for Healthy, Radiant, Acne Controlled Skin available on Amazon, Co-founder of Karité Skincare, and Chief Medical Officer for A-Frame, a brand-building company that focuses on celebrity-led skincare brands for melanated skin. She consults celebrity beauty brands such as Naomi Osaka for her functional suncare line, KINLÒ, Gabrielle and Dwayne Wade on PROUDLY, and John Legend on LOVED01.

Naana Boakye

Founder, Bergen Dermatology
Medical Director, A-Frame Brands

Dr. Naana Boakye is a board-certified dermatologist with over 15 years of experience offering comprehensive care of all skin needs with an emphasis on acne and melanated concerns. Coining the term lifestyle dermatology, Dr. Boakye takes a unique, holistic, patient-first approach to dermatology – incorporating diet, physical activity, stress management, and emotional well-being into each and every treatment plan. Her practice, Bergen Dermatology, prioritizes patient-first care, utilizing a comprehensive approach to medical and cosmetic dermatology with a full spectrum of treatments both in-person and virtually to optimize patients’ skin health and appearance. Dr. Boakye is also the author of Inside Out Beauty, Your Prescription for Healthy, Radiant, Acne Controlled Skin available on Amazon, Co-founder of Karité Skincare, and Chief Medical Officer for A-Frame, a brand-building company that focuses on celebrity-led skincare brands for melanated skin. She consults celebrity beauty brands such as Naomi Osaka for her functional suncare line, KINLÒ, Gabrielle and Dwayne Wade on PROUDLY, and John Legend on LOVED01.

Author:

Anant Vinjamoori

Chief Medical Officer
Modern Age

Anant Vinjamoori

Chief Medical Officer
Modern Age

Author:

McConnell Smith

Partner
VMG Partners

McConnell Smith

Partner
VMG Partners

2024 Spotlight Speakers

 

Selena Cox

Senior Director, DMM – Beauty
CVS Health

Selena Cox

Senior Director, DMM – Beauty
CVS Health

Selena Cox

Senior Director, DMM – Beauty
CVS Health
 

Cristina Nuñez

Co-Founder and General Partner
True Beauty Ventures

Cristina Nuñez is Co-Founder and General Partner of True Beauty Ventures. True Beauty Ventures is an emerging growth fund focused on investing exclusively in beauty and wellness brands. With 16 years of CPG experience, Cristina offers a unique combination of investing and operating expertise having spent the first part of her career at private equity firms Tengram Capital and L Catterton, as well as UBS Investment Bank.

Cristina Nuñez

Co-Founder and General Partner
True Beauty Ventures

Cristina Nuñez

Co-Founder and General Partner
True Beauty Ventures

Cristina Nuñez is Co-Founder and General Partner of True Beauty Ventures. True Beauty Ventures is an emerging growth fund focused on investing exclusively in beauty and wellness brands. With 16 years of CPG experience, Cristina offers a unique combination of investing and operating expertise having spent the first part of her career at private equity firms Tengram Capital and L Catterton, as well as UBS Investment Bank. Cristina has also held executive leadership and operating roles in beauty and wellness companies such as Clark’s Botanicals, where she was the GM and COO, as well as Laura Geller Beauty and Equinox. 

As Co-Founder of True Beauty Ventures, Cristina brings a valuable perspective to early-stage brand founders as both an investor and operator with deep sector expertise in beauty. Cristina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a BA with Highest Distinction in Public Policy Studies.

 

Steve Welch

Founder and CEO
Restore Hyper Wellness

Steve started his first big entrepreneurial success, Mitos, in 2001 with hardly a cent to his name.  Without ever raising outside money Steve built Mitos into a global company in the biotech manufacturing field prior to selling it in 2007 at the age of 29 to a Fortune 500 company. Under Steve’s guidance Mitos developed several critical innovations and patents which transformed the manufacturing process of biological drugs and vaccines and allowed Mitos to develop a global sales and distribution network.

Steve Welch

Founder and CEO
Restore Hyper Wellness

Steve Welch

Founder and CEO
Restore Hyper Wellness

Steve started his first big entrepreneurial success, Mitos, in 2001 with hardly a cent to his name.  Without ever raising outside money Steve built Mitos into a global company in the biotech manufacturing field prior to selling it in 2007 at the age of 29 to a Fortune 500 company. Under Steve’s guidance Mitos developed several critical innovations and patents which transformed the manufacturing process of biological drugs and vaccines and allowed Mitos to develop a global sales and distribution network. Following the sale of Mitos, Steve co-founded DreamIt Ventures, a new business accelerator model.. As a 2009 Eisenhower Fellow, Steve has spent time around the world studying all aspects of economic development. Throughout Asia, Europe and North America Steve has examined how economic development is impacted through 1) government policy 2) technology transfer institutions 3) funding sources and 4) culture. In 2010 Steve published “We are all Born Entrepreneurs” in which he uses his story and those of over a dozen other entrepreneurs to explain what drives entrepreneurs, while at the same time sharing lessons learned from the success -- and failures -- of entrepreneurs. In 2011 Steve started KinderTown as an educational app store for parents with children ages 3-8. KinderTown helps parents become their child’s best teacher by utilizing game-based learning on the tablet with learning in the physical world. In 2013 with almost 400,000 users Steve sold KinderTown to Demme Learning. In 2015 Steve founded Restore Hyper Wellness to expand the limits of personal health and performance, to help people do more of what they love through personalized, science-backed therapies. Restore has 225+ locations spread throughout the US. Steve lives in Austin, TX.

 

Ron Robinson

Founder & CEO
BeautyStat

Ron Robinson

Founder & CEO
BeautyStat

Ron Robinson

Founder & CEO
BeautyStat
 

Penny Coy

Vice President, Skincare, Suncare, Fragrance, Bath
Ulta Beauty

Penny Coy

Vice President, Skincare, Suncare, Fragrance, Bath
Ulta Beauty

Penny Coy

Vice President, Skincare, Suncare, Fragrance, Bath
Ulta Beauty
 

Whitney Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Beliade

Whitney Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Beliade

Whitney Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Beliade

2024 Agenda

The agenda for Dermatological Beauty Connect is here! Fill in this short form to access it immediately and discover: 

  • The 40+ trailblazing speakers from across the beauty and wellness industry
  • The 25+ keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, and roundtables that will be taking place across the 2 days
  • Partnership opportunities available to your business through branding, enhanced networking, and thought leadership


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Based on your objectives, we can create bespoke packages designed specifically for you – from presenting your expertise on the main stage, to hosting a private dinner. You can partner with us showcase your brand and make valuable new connections. Opportunities predominantly lie in 3 main categories: Thought Leadership, Branding & Networking.

To discuss your objectives and partnership opportunities please contact [email protected] 

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