The beauty and personal care industry is readying for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2022, which kicks off May 3 at the Javits Center in New York. The event serves as the flagship program for the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists and attracts participants working in R&D and product development from the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care, as well as emerging independents.

The event, which spans two days, includes educational programs on topics such as microbiome, natural colorants, in-vitro modeling, cosmetic regulations, safety assessment and quality assurance. Sessions include the “Digital Age of Beauty,” “Discover Sustainability,” “World of Chemistry,” and “Hair: Textured, Curly, Straight?” as well as a “Regulatory Update.”

One of the most exciting aspects of the event is The NYSCC Industry Awards Night, to be held the evening of May 3 at SONY Hall. During the awards, the finalists of CEW’s Supplier’s Beauty Creators Award will be announced.

Another point of interest is the event’s focus on indie beauty brands with INDIE 360°, 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 pavilion participants curated by Daniela Ciocan, Access Beauty Insiders.

Noah Rosenblatt, President of North America at Space NK, will address attendees during a one-on-one fireside chat on Wednesday, May 4 at 9 a.m. during Suppliers’ Day.  The session, titled “Space NK: Bridging High Street to Main Street,” will be moderated by Kelly Kovack, Founder & CEO of BeautyMatter. Topics will address a multitude of subject matters including consumer migration from cities to small towns and how that impacts today’s retail landscape, to ingredient transparency and consumer shopping behavior vis-à-vis ingredients.

A half-day INDIE 360° educational program will follow the fireside chat and feature a presentation from BeautyStreams on “What’s Happening in the INDIE Market? Trends & Forecasts;” followed by a “Panel of Founders,” from entrepreneurial companies led by Deanna Utroske of Beauty Insiders.  There will also be timely topics discussions on “The Storm Continues: Beauty Industry Supply Chain Update and Outlook” presented by IBA; “Leveraging Corporate Accelerators to Spur Greater Inclusion in Personal Care;” and “Advertising 101: Best Practices for Marketing Ingredient/Product Benefits.”

Register for NYSCC Suppliers Day 2022 to connect with the industry’s leading brands and chemists.