INTRODUCING INDIE360: A NEW PROGRAM SHOWCASING FOUNDER VOICES & A CURATED PAVILION
(New York, NY, November 3rd, 2021) NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) is pleased to announce the debut of INDIE360 program at the upcoming Suppliers’ Day event taking place November 10 and 11 at Javits Convention Center. INDIE360 is an immersive educational and sourcing experience providing up and coming indie brands with insight, information and resources needed to succeed.
The program was created to foster connections between indie brands and suppliers and allow for open communication as well as to spotlight newer to market companies who are utilizing unique ingredients or combination of ingredients. The INDIE 360 program is moderated and chaired by Luciana Coutinho with panels and pavilion participants curated by Daniela Ciocan, Access Beauty Insiders. The pavilion and all associated programming was made possible by the support of luluble, Gattefosse, Grant Industries and TRI-K.
The program will kick off with a half-day conference on Wednesday November 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., moderated by Luciana Coutinho, incoming NYSCC Secretary and founder of luluble. “The INDIE360 program at this year’s Suppliers’ Day is an exciting addition,” said Susanna Fernandes, Chair NYSCC. “It truly embodies our theme of “Embracing Beauty: A Celebration of What We Create” with these pioneering entrepreneurs who are redefining beauty and the personal care landscape.”
The half-day INDIE360 conference program will feature 4 sessions and will commence with a presentation from MINTEL on “The Future of Color Cosmetics”, followed by a round table discussion “From Startup to Market Leaders” hosted by Daniela Ciocan, ACCESS BEAUTY INSIDERS who is joined by leading entrepreneurs Indie Lee, INDIE LEE Cosmetics; Jeanine Lobell, NEEN; Dr Robb Akridge, OPULUS BEAUTY LABS. “PASSIONATE ABOUT INGREDIENTS” will be a lively panel discussion on trending ingredients and hot topics of the moment with founders Alison Cutlan, BIOPHILE; Malaika Jones Kebede BROWN GIRL JANE, Ron Robinson, BEAUTYSTAT and Stephanie DiPisa, SOLARA SUNCARE led by Daniela Ciocan. The program will close with a very of the moment topic “NAVIGATING THE SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES” presented by Independent Beauty Association chair Elizabeth Corrigan with guest Jim MacPherson of OLAPLEX Inc.
The INDIE360 pavilion highlights fresh ideas and concepts from indie companies who are utilizing unique combinations of ingredients. Companies spotlighted include Chemist Confessions, Dr. J’s Naturals, Hear Me Raw, Immunocologie, Masami, Opulus Beauty Labs, Organic Apoteke, Skin Moderne and Urban Hydration. Show attendees will be able to meet with the founders of these companies and vote for the ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD’ with the winner being announced on Thursday November 11th over a champagne reception starting at 3 p.m.
BOSSING UP, an association that spotlights black owned beauty business from NYC neighborhoods and communities will be part of the INDIE360 program highlighting Bree & Milly, Exuding Wellness, Just Because Hair NYC, Lovely Leo Skincare and MaDawes hair products.
Suppliers’ Day is the NYSCC flagship event and attracts participants working in R&D and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care as well as emerging independents. Unique educational programs offered this year include “Fragrance: The Invisible Art”, “Back to Powerful Beauty”, “Conscious Inclusion”, “Clean & Natural Beauty” panel, “Digital Age of Beauty”, “Discover Sustainability”, “World of Chemistry”, and a “Regulatory Update” session. “Future Chemists Workshop” ,“Mentor / Mentee” Informational Breakfast, and a SCC/NYSCC Co-sponsored Career Fair will be held in support of young professionals in the industry. The NYSCC Education & Awards Night Ceremony will take place on November 10th at HK Hall and feature the announcement of the CEW Supplier’s Beauty Creators Award winner.
A virtual Suppliers’ Day will be held on November 12th featuring additional suppliers that weren’t able to attend the in-person event and will highlight more outstanding learning programs. For more information on NYSCC Suppliers’ Day or to register to attend both LIVE and VIRTUAL visit: https://nyscc.org/suppliers-day/.
About New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)
Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional, and educational standards, we reach our goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry. NYSCC Suppliers’ Day in New York City is the leading North American event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations. For more information visit: www.nyscc.org, Connect with NYSCC on Twitter and Facebook at @NYSCC and Instagram: @NYSCCMAIN
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