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Eric Horn, trade show director for the Professional Beauty Association, shares his improbable but inevitable ascent in the industry–and what he has in store for 2018.

Eric Horn’s involvement with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) began so long ago that the organization wasn’t even formed yet. Now, nearly 23 years later, he serves a dual role: associate executive director of business development and North American trade show director for North American beauty events, including Cosmoprof North America (CPNA). Coming from the hospitality industry, where he coordinated conventions, the transition to trade show guru was perhaps natural–but in the beauty business, and the PBA in particular, he found a lifelong home.

Cosmoprof North America to Add More Show Hours and Change Meeting Room Hours Next July

Based on many requests from attendees as well as exhibitors for more time to meet and conduct business, Cosmoprof North America 2016 will have one more hour that its trade-show floor will be open on both the second and third days, show officials have told Beauty Store Business. Each of those days the show floor will open up one hour earlier than at Cosmoprof North America 2015.

A Bevy of New Exhibitors Expected for Summer 2015 NY NOW

Hundreds of new and returning exhibitors will enhance the vibrant product offerings throughout the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, to be held Aug. 15-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Nearly 400 of the market’s total 2,600 exhibitors are expected to be first-time participants with special concentrations of newcomers in both a NEW! showcase in the 1D Lobby and in the Etsy Wholesale pavilion as part of HANDMADE Designer Maker.

Indie Beauty Expo to Debut in New York City

The Indie Beauty Expo—a new business-to-business and consumer event featuring “independent beauty brands”—will take place Aug. 27 at The Altman Building (135 West 18th St.) in New York City. It’s for brands, retailers, buyers and consumers.

iBE’s co-founders are Jillian Wright of Jillian Wright Clinical Skin Spa in New York City and Jillian Wright Skincare, and Nader Naeymi-Rad, CEO of Vesture, a luxury fashion company.

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.