Beauty Store Business magazine - December, 2019

Eastern Buying Conference

The EBC & WBC Are Now The International Beauty Exposition

It's official! What was formerly the Western and Eastern Buying Conferences has now become the International Beauty Exposition. The pending name change was first announced in April, following the Eastern Buying Conference 2018 when it was reported that the two conferences would merge into one conference to be held annually. "The 2019 show will offer new opportunities for one great show," said a representative for the International Beauty Exposition. The newly merged and named show will be held Jan 20-21, 2019 at the Bally’s Hotel and Event Center in Las Vegas.

Eastern Buying Conference Merges With Western Buying Conference

An announcement went out on May 8 from Eddie Berger, vice president of BTB Marketing and president of the Eastern Buying Conference (EBC), stating that a decision had been made by the EBC committee to merge its annual conference with the Western Buying Conference (WBC), held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada. The EBC committee is made up of representatives of the seven manufacturing rep groups that host the EBC every spring.

2017 Eastern Buying Conference Sees Boost in Attendance

The 2017 Eastern Buying Conference, held April 1-2 at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was met with a storm that shut down airports, including Newark Airport, and delayed flights, causing the show to get off to a rocky start. In the end attendees were able to arrive safely, and the 2017 show was expanded to accommodate additional booths. Overall, attendance was up, according to show organizers.

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents Expands Into the Southwest

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents, which debuted last year in the Northeast and Midwest, is now in the Southwest—Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Industry veteran Steve Simon has joined the manufacturers rep firm as Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents' Southwest partner. Simon is managing accounts in Texas and Louisiana, where he has more than 25 years of experience. He can be reached at steves@colemanharrison.com.

Eastern Buying Conference 2016 to Be Held in East Rutherford, New Jersey

The next Eastern Buying Conference will not be—as previously announced—at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey, April 2-3, Beauty Store Business has learned.

Instead, it is returning to a site longtime exhibitors and attendees are more familiar with: East Rutherford, New Jersey, where it was held for many years before moving to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then to Somerset this past April.