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FIT Forecasts Beauty 2020

Posted: June 30, 2010
FIT Future of Fragrance Group

Future of Fragrance: (from left) Shiri Safati, Repêchage; Monika Ziobro, Coty Prestige; Rochelle Bloom, The Fragrance Foundation; Jessica Wolfe, Symrise Inc.; Lisa Negrelli, International Flavors and Fragrances.

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The Future of Beauty, industry partner—Lezlee Westine, president, Personal Care Products Council The purpose of this topic was to develop a positioning statement for the industry going forward—a statement that reestablishes the value of the industry in the eyes of a new and possibly skeptical consumer.

Joyce F. Brown, FIT’s president, gave welcoming remarks. Keynote speaker Chris Hacker, chief design officer, global strategic design, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., discussed the importance of mentoring and nurturing talent. Johnson & Johnson also sponsored for the event. Kanlian concluded the evening by announcing the winners of student and faculty awards.

A professional degree program, the MPS is designed to provide advanced managerial and marketing education for outstanding mid-level professionals in the beauty industry. It is geared toward individuals who have been recommended by their employers because of their strong managerial potential. Structured as a twoyear evening program to accommodate working professionals, the curriculum has been designed to impart the core skills of a business degree alongside the creative and technical skills unique to the beauty industry.