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HBA Global Expo Recap

Posted: October 5, 2009

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As a first time activity during HBA, the Networking Roundtables were well-received. They were held on the show floor and hosted by the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC). A lively crowd of suppliers, brand manufacturers, media and designers celebrated the announcement of the HBA International Package Design Awards (IPDA) on Tuesday, September 15 on the HBA exhibit floor with the Lancôme Lotus receiving the Grand Award. And the nearby Material Connexion Innovation Lounge attracted a wider group of designers in 2009, whose constituency continues to grow at HBA.The New Products Showcase and Beauty Innovations Lounge presented by Mintel drew attendees for the analyst-led presentations and daily exotic beauty food samplings.

"In a marketplace craving innovation and seeking information from across the globe, HBA Global Expo did not disappoint. For three days in New York, the entire product development community came together to collaborate, communicate and do business," said Jill Birkett, event director, HBA Global Expo. "HBA offered unparalleled education, networking and professional growth opportunities as well as international suppliers from formula to finish, making it again a must attend event for the entire beauty and personal care product development community."

In 2010, HBA Global Expo will take place September 28–30 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. In addition, HBA plans to host several educational webinars, association-sponsored events, and other activities for the beauty and personal care industry throughout the year.