Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

Eastern Buying Conference to Be Held in New Venue

Officials of the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—which has hosted the Eastern Buying Conference and its predecessor, The NEBRA Show, annually since 1982—are excitedly welcoming a new venue this year.

The 2015 manufacturers rep firms' trade show will take place Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, inside the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

Setup is Friday, April 17, and the host hotel is the Holiday Inn Somerset.

The show floor is sold out, EBC show manager Patty Paletto has told Beauty Store Business.

As always, the show is free to professional-beauty distributors, OTC beauty stores and spas. Free breakfasts and lunches will be served at the Garden State Exhibit Center, and a dinner party with a deejay will be held at the Holiday Inn Somerset after the end of the show Saturday.

Distributor registration is still being taken. Register at The EBC is once again offering hotel reimbursements of a one-night room for distributorships with a business address that's 75 miles or more away. There's also a travel reimbursement of up to $100.

The Holiday Inn Somerset doesn't provide transportation from and to area airports. However, you can reach out to these two companies and let them know that Tamara Williams, the Holiday Inn Somerset's director of sales and marketing, referred you:

  • State Shuttle Transportation, 973.729.0030
  • Harrington Limo Transportation, 732.549.5500

As in past years, BSB will be at the EBC. Executive editor Marc Birenbaum and associate publisher/advertising director Jerry Lovell will be there both show days. BSB/Inspire (repped by The Kirschner Group in the Northeast)/Creative Age will be exhibiting at booth 630.

For more information about the EBC, visit or contact Paletto,, 201.489.8096.

[Image courtesy of the Eastern Buying Conference]