The Eastern Buying Conference, hosted by the Northeast Beauty Rep Association, wrapped up its 2015 show at a new venue—inside the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey—April 18 and 19.
Show highlights this year included numerous new exhibitors and new products, buyers from as far away as California, free Wi-Fi on the show floor, manufacturers reps from across the country, and New York City sightseeing, dinner and/or show trips by train via nearby New Brunswick, New Jersey, for some individuals on setup day.
Next year's show is scheduled for April 2-3 (a Saturday and a Sunday, again) back at the Garden State Exhibit Center. Setup is Friday, April 1 (April Fools' Day, which could likely lead to various jokes by, about and/or somehow involving manufacturers reps).
The host hotel will again be the Holiday Inn Somerset, which is across the street and a short walk from the show floor.
For more information about next year's EBC, contact EBC show manager Patty Paletto, email@example.com, 201.489.8096. Paletto celebrated her 10th-year show anniversary at the annual spring event.
Enjoy these 11 online photos. Look for more Beauty Store Business coverage from the 2015 EBC online and in print.
[Photos by BSB executive editor Marc Birenbaum]