There’s nothing worse than finding out about a must-see trade show at the very last minute. So, Beauty Insider compiled a list of what should be on your radar in the coming months. Here are the details on the hottest shows that you can keep at your fingertips.

The Makeup Show Chicago
Show Dates:
Sunday, June 17 – Monday, June 18
Venue One, 1044 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL
Why you should go:
Shelly Taggar, Vice President, The Makeup Show, said, “The Makeup Show is an event that is open to anyone in the beauty industry. It’s all about networking, learning and connecting with your peers.
Make Up Forever, Inglot Cosmetics, Nars, MAC, Kevyn Aucoin
Must See:
One of the main keynotes, Billy B, will lead an inspiring seminar titled “The Trip of a Lifetime – Billy B’s Career GPS.”

HBA Global Expo & Conference
Show Dates:
Tuesday, June 19 – Thursday, June 21
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center NY, NY
Must See:
There are over 60 conference sessions and activities for attendees covering consumer engagement, global markets, product development and the latest trends in skin care, anti-aging, color cosmetics and more.
Exhibitors include:
Top suppliers and contract manufacturing of packaging, ingredients, raw materials, private label and contract manufacturing, including 3C, Anisa, Arrowpack, Art Cosmetics, Berry Plastics, Cospack, Fusion Packaging and Qosmedix.
Keynote Speaker:
Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director, W Magazine, will moderate a keynote panel on “The Future of Beauty.”

NACDS Marketplace
Show Dates:
Saturday, June 23 – Tuesday, June 26
Show Location:
Colorado Convention Center    Denver, Colorado
Meet the Retailer, held Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., allows manufacturers to meet one-on-one with buying executives from Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Family Dollar, Ahold, Costco and others.
Why you should go:
Jim Whitman, NACDS SVP member programs and services, said, “We provide an opportunity for our very diverse audience, the key retail decision-makers from more than 230 retail companies, representing over 145,000 retail outlets and over $500 billion in annual buying power. They come together with the leading and emerging CPG companies that represent more than 90 percent of the industry.”

Cosmoprof North America
Show Dates:
Sunday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 24
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Int’l flavor:
Buyers from Argentina, Australia, Benin, Canada, Congo, Guinea, Japan, Mauritania, Mexico, Peru, Senegal Uganda and Uruguay (and of course the U.S.) are expected.
Exhibitors attending:
The show floor is sold out and includes exhibitors Moroccan Oil, Conair, OPI, CND, Ahava, Essie / L’Oreal Professional, Orly, Rusk, TIGI, Helen of Troy and Zotos International.
New to Discover Beauty, which is a special section of the show floor dedicated to first-time attendees, is SPOTLIGHTS. This section will allow smaller beauty companies to showcase their products at CPNA and will offer small artisan brands face time with high-end retail stores and boutiques. 
Why you should go:
Daniela Ciocian, Director of Marketing, CPNA, said, “CPNA is smaller than our flagship in Bologna, but still delivers the same international flavor and cachet. Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, CPNA is the only B2B event in North America which truly incorporates and represents all beauty sectors (skin, hair, cosmetics and spa) in four pavilions.”
Show happenings:
Discover Beauty has partnered with to find brands for their new ecommerce site,, created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen in 2011. Merchants from YouBeauty will choose three brands from Discover Beauty and promote and carry them on BeautySage as an exclusive Cosmoprof POP-UP Shop for a limited time. The top-selling brand will become a permanent addition to their assortment.

The Prestige Beauty Care EPPS
Show dates:
Wednesday, July 25 – Thursday, July 26
:  Las Vegas, NV
Why you should look into it:
While deatils on the show are still emerging, clearly ECRM, which hosts dozens of shows each year serving every category in the mass beauty market, sees potential in prestige beauty, too.

2012 ISPA Conference & Expo
Show dates:
Monday, October 15 — Wednesday, October 17
Location: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL
Clarins, Clarisonic, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Ltd., Orly International, Inc., Pevonia International, LLC, RevitaLash, Sothys USA Inc.
Cost: Early bird registration rates (from April 18 – August 30) for members (first registrant) $750; each additional registrant is $550 non-members pay $1,250.
Why you should go: Lynne McNees, ISPA President explained, “This is a must-attend event for spa professionals who want access to inspirational ideas, premiere spa product launches and in-depth education with immediate takeaways to implement.”
Keynote Speakers: Author, Jim Collins; business expert, Peter Sheahan; and co-executive producer and host of “Our America” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Lisa Ling. Lisa will be presented with the 2012 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award.