Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

2015 EBC to Be Held April 18-19 in Somerset, New Jersey

2015 EBC to Be Held April 18-19 in Somerset, New Jersey

The Eastern Buying Conference—which wrapped up March 31 in Atlantic City, New Jersey—is moving to the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, New Jersey, next year, show officials have announced.

The 2015 dates for the trade show that draws beauty retailers and beauty distributors and is hosted by the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—also known as NEBRA or NeBRA—are April 18-19, back to a Saturday-Sunday format.

The dates are well after Easter and Passover in 2015 too.

The EBC is sponsored by six manufacturers rep firms: BTB Sales & Marketing, CFN Beauty Representation, Gerry Udell Inc., Jay Halaby and Associates, The Kirschner Group and VNC Sales & Marketing.

The convention center and host hotel are about 30 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.

The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn Somerset, across the street from the convention center. It features a 24-hour fitness center, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a restaurant, a sports bar and a free shuttle.

Room rates for the 2015 EBC will be $99 per night, according to show officials.

Set-up day for exhibitors will be April 17, a Friday. Also, booths will now be 10 x 10.

Look for more information about the 2015 EBC at or contact show manager Patty Paletto,, 201.489.8096 (phone/fax).

[2014 Eastern Buying Conference image by Marc Birenbaum]