NPD’s annual Hot Off The Press event January 24 attracted more than 300 of beauty’s movers and shakers, each of whom got a peek at the industry’s first insights into 2012 global beauty performance in both mass and prestige. Hosted by CEW, Hot Off the Press also included comments from retail executives at Sephora and Walgreens. Here, a photomontage of who rubbed shoulders at one of the most anticipated events of the season.

From top left, clockwise: Unilever’s Kees Kruythoff; Jill Scalamandre, IFF’s Anahita Mekanik and Veronique Ferval, Shiseido’s Heidi Manheimer, CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson, Macy’s Nancy Schmidt;’s Kathleen McNeill, Deanna Kangas, Wells Fargo’s Kelly McPhilliamy; Lord & Taylor’s Barbara Zinn-Moore and Clarins’ Jonathan Zrihen; IFF’s Matt Frost and NPD’s Elise Marshall; Gurwitch Products’ Piya Newirk and Ellen Greenwald, Nordstrom’s Laurie Black, Gurwitch’s Bonnie Beer; Dillard’s Gary Borofsky and NPD’s Tod Johnson; Lancome’s Serge Jureidini and Sephora’s Margarita Arriagada; NPD’s Karyn Schoenbart and Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin; Elizabeth Arden’s Kathy Widmer and Nordstrom’s Denny Meadows; NPD’s Marshal Cohen and Diane Nicholson, SymphonyIRI’s Larry Levin, Carlotta Jacobson, NPD’s Karen Grant, Margarita Arriagada, Jill Scalamandre; P&G’s Dennis Curran, Tod Johnson, Coty’s Marc Rey; Carlotta Jacobson, Jill Scalamandre and Gannett’s Mary Murcko; Duane Reade’s Marcia Gaynor and 24 Seven’s Lisa Ringus; Marshal Cohen and QVC’s Claudia Lucas