October 15 - 16, 2018
Convene Conference Center, 32 Old Slip, New York, NY
Stephan KanlianProfessor and Chairperson, Master's Degree Program: Cosmetics & Fragrance M
Fashion Institute of Technology
Professor Stephan Kanlian developed and serves as Chairperson of FIT's unique Master's degree program for emerging leaders in the cosmetics and fragrance. As an industry think tank, the FIT Master’s program has organized business conferences, seminars, panels, and speaker series on topics including luxury branding, marketing, retailing, leadership and business innovation, in cooperation with leading firms that include Target, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Estée Lauder, LVMH, Disney, Mastercard, Google, The Wharton School and IDEO. Each year, the program’s graduates present innovative solutions to industry issues before an audience of more than 700 business executives. Professor Kanlian previously held marketing and business development positions in the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors. He is often called upon as an industry expert by the press and an invited speaker by groups such as American Express, The Wharton School, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and BBC Radio. Professor Kanlian has served on the Board of Directors, Strategic Initiatives Committee, and Annual Meeting Committee of the Personal Care Products Council based in Washington, D.C., and for the Fragrance Foundation, he has served for many years as a judge for the annual Fragrance Awards.