Italian Beauty Council



The Italian Beauty Council is comprised of beauty industry leaders and heritage brand executives to guide the conversation and narrative on Italian beauty in the US market. The council’s goal is to offer valuable advice, knowledge and personal experience to Italian member companies affiliated with the Beauty Made in Italy program. The council members develop their leadership skills while giving back and mentoring future Italian business leaders.


Consisting of Italian executives and professionals from the beauty industry including heritage brands, hairstylists, makeup artists, aestheticians, and other beauty industry experts, the Italian Beauty Council aims to give an all-encompassing, 360-degree viewpoint of the beauty industry.


The Italian Beauty Council will offer valuable advice, knowledge, and personal experience to Beauty Made in Italy companies through diverse platforms and program offerings including an annual Round Table Panel Discussion, Breakfast Series, Corporate Classroom experience, and ‘Conversations in Beauty’ Series.


To learn more about the Italian Beauty Council, please contact us here.

The Italian Beauty Council held it’s first engaging panel discussion on the topic of The Rise of I-Beauty: Heritage, Creativity & Innovation on October 18th, 2018.

An engaging discourse on the history, singularity, and innovation of Italian beauty and fragrance brands and why they are uniquely poised for growth in the US market. 



Moderated by: Panelists:
Jenny B. Fine, Executive Beauty Editor, WWD & Beauty Inc. Rossano Ferretti, Founder & Chairman, Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa
Meredith Kerekes, Head of US Beauty Desk, Italian Trade Commission
Linda G. Levy, President, The Fragrance Foundation
Vincent Longo, Celebrity Makeup Artist & Cosmetics Entrepreneur



The full recording of the panel discussion can be viewed here.

The second Italian Beauty Council panel discussion will be on the topic of Italian Beauty 360: From Concept to Consumer on July 23rd, 2019.

An engaging discourse on the Italian beauty market, how products are designed and developed, how they’re imported and distributed, how they’re discovered and sampled, and then ultimately purchased by American consumers.



Moderated by: Panelists:
Liz Ritter, Executive Editor of NewBeauty Magazine Fabio Berchi, CEO of SiFarma, and Cosmetica Italia Board Member in charge of Internationalization
Ian Ginsberg, President, CO Bigelow Apothecaries & Bigelow Trading
Mary Ann Guarino, US Vice President, Ancorotti Cosmetics
Alyson Lord, Senior Partnerships Manager, Ipsy