13th March, 2016

Condé Nast International today announced that Huda Kattan, Founder and CEO of Huda Beauty will speak at the upcoming Condé Nast Mindful Luxury Conference in Muscat, held in partnership with Co-lead Partners Place Vendôme Qatar and Oman Air, alongside Host Sponsor Omran, and curated and hosted by Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor.

Huda Kattan is the creator of one of the fastest-growing beauty brands in the world, a brand that has seen monthly sales grow by up to 1000%. Creating Huda Beauty meant going against the norms of culture and family traditions, pioneering beauty for Middle Eastern women, and now Huda is recognized as a trailblazer and one of the most internationally significant beauty influencers. With a background as a Hollywood-trained makeup artist, clients have included Eva Longoria and Nicole Richie. Huda launched her YouTube channel and blog in 2010, and rapid organic growth followed, with her Instagram channel alone reaching more than 18 million followers.

Huda continues to create groundbreaking products with devoted followers, and her products are found in some of the world’s leading retailers including Sephora, Cultbeauty, and Harrods. Born and raised in the United States of America, Huda currently resides in Dubai where she continues to reinvent her beauty empire. “Beauty can change the way women feel about themselves,” Huda remarks. “I believe a woman who is confident can take over the world.”

“Huda Kattan is a global beauty phenomenon – and the Dubai-based empress of glamour with over 18 million followers on Instagram is joining the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Oman. From personal passion to beauty blogger and now an exceptional influencer, Huda is a modern woman who has understood the power of digital beauty,” added Suzy Menkes.

Themes of the 2017 Luxury Conference will include: new markets for the luxury industry and targeting bright spots of wealth and growth; reigniting consumer desire; luxury for the “post- luxury” world; and the evolution of global trade routes. Place Vendôme Qatar and Oman Air are co-lead partners for the Luxury Conference, along with host partner Omran, destination sponsor Ministry of Tourism and car sponsor Genesis. Event sponsors include Bank Muscat; Indigital; Omantel; Chalhoub Group; Intesa Sanpaola; Opium Effect; Facebook; McArthurGlen; Thor Equities; IMG; Muscat Bay, White Communications and Zappos Luxury.