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Cosmetic Industry Heads to California


More than 250 exhibitors at the largest cosmetic event on the West Coast!

The California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists will hold Suppliers' Day 17, Oct. 25 & 26, at Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. More than 250 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest raw materials and testing services for the global cosmetic industry. The exhibit hall opens on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 10am and closes at 5pm. The exhibit hall opens on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10am and closes at 3pm.

In addition to the exhibition, both days will feature conference presentations. These free sessions will be held in room 103.

Wednesday, October 25
9am: Denise J. Herich, co-founder, The Benchmarking Company, "The New Age of Naturals – Feeding the beauty buyer’s appetite for good-for-you products and ingredients."

11am: Carol Mantasoot, "A Look at Sustainability and Deforestation."

1pm: Chris Caires, Perricone MD, "A Cosmetic Company's Guide to Entering the Beauty Supplement Market."

3pm: Lauren Goodsitt, director, US beauty client services, Mintel, "Generation Indie: Younger consumers influence on niche beauty brands."

4pm: Craig Weiss, president, Consumer Product Testing Company, "What to Expect on Three Continents: China, North America, and the EU Inclusive of Brexit."

Thursday, October 26
9am: Ronie Schmelz, attorney, Tucker & Ellis, LLC, "Lessons Learned – How to market 'natural' products without drawing the attention of regulators and class action laywers."

11am: ICMAD, "What to Expect on in these Countries: India, Mexico & South America."

12pm: Craig Weiss, president, Consumer Product Testing Company, "Advertising Substantiation Class Action."