Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020


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.

Bigger WBC Show Floor Sells Out

When the 2012 Western Buying Conference opens up for business at the Bally’s Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, beauty retailers, distributors and others will venture out into a larger exhibit area than last year with a sold-out show floor.

They will see more than 190 booths with new and exciting products as well as great show deals at the Western Beauty Rep Association manufacturers rep firm-member trade show, according to show manager Patty Paletto. Exhibit hours on both Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.