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Discover Sustainability
9:30am – 12:00pm

Moderator:  Tom Branna, Vice President/Editorial Director – HAPPI

This track has become a Suppliers’ Day staple containing quick, but powerful presentations focusing on green beauty, the state of sustainability, and certification, to name a few.

INDIE 360°
10:00am – 1:00pm

Moderator:  Luciana Coutinho, Principle – luluble

Focusing on every angle, Indie brand founders will tell their stories: challenges, opportunities, success and more!

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IBA – Regulatory & Compliance Update
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Moderator:  Kenneth Marenus, Executive Director – IBA

What you need to know for 2022!  A must attend session presented by Independent Beauty Association.

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1:00pm – 3:00pm

Moderator:  Jennifer Karuletwa, Sr. Trend + Business Director, N.A. – Peclers Paris

Peclers will share the two leading consumer profiles for 2024 through our Archestyle methodology, which provides an aspirational vision of consumers to reveal qualitative and targeted customer profiles. Peclers will then translate these Archestyles into future creative scenarios including color, color harmonies, textures and ingredients based on the trends designed to inspire creativity and innovation.


1:30pm – 4:00pm

Moderator:  Yarden Horwitz,  Co-founder – SPATE

Be sure to review all sessions listed – here you will learn and experience the innovations and solutions provided by SUPPLIERS’ DAY Exhibitors…Sessions are free, but seating is limited!

Presenting companies for today include:

    • Nagase
    • Bitop
    • Coptis
    • Applechem
    • McKinley Resources


CONSCIOUS INCLUSION – A Special Presentation
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Presenter:  Shakira M. Brown,  SMB Strategic Media LLC

Research shows that diverse teams are better innovators and problem-solvers and as your workforce evolves, understanding how to connect and engage may become more challenging. This is where mindful communication skills can support and sustain your organization’s diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives.  Award-winning Business Communication Strategist Shakira M. Brown will share you can increase your awareness of difference using mindful communication techniques rooted in practical Zen philosophical concepts to build and maintain meaningful personnel relationships. Depart this session with ways to communicate with greater clarity, precision and impact to lead with positive influence.