The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) 38th Annual Suppliers’ Day had a successful debut at its new location, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 2-3.
The 8,752 attendees came from 27 countries around the world, making the 2017 Suppliers’ Day the largest event to date.
“With the support of NYSCC Board and the Show Committee’s hard work, this year’s Suppliers’ Day in New York was North America’s #1 global event for the cosmetics and personal care industries,” said Marie Thadal, Chair of NYSCC “Creating this strong foothold in New York has given the NYSCC tremendous momentum to continue its mission of advancing cosmetic science.”
The New York location and the Javits Center as a venue were praised by many exhibitors. “NYSCC Suppliers’ Day was one of the best shows for Lubrizol. We were able to make a strong impact with our new products and booth, and it was crowded the entire time,” said Nicholas Galioto, trade show manager, Lubrizol.
In addition to an exhibitor floor that featured 435 exhibiting companies, a French Pavilion and Innovations Alley, Suppliers’ Day also boasted new educational programming and special events. Kicking off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included the Broadway musical WAR PAINT performers, Angel Reda and Erik Liberman, as well as past NYSCC presidents.
The Future Chemists Workshops hosted 48 students from 11 universities including Rutgers, Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Long Island University and Rowan University who competed in mini-challenges for the best formulation.
Discover Sustainability highlighted the strides that are being made to becoming a more "green" industry. This one-day programme featured short, educational sessions highlighting sustainability on a global scale.
The Digital Age of Beauty was a two-day educational forum that provided timely information and demonstrations on key strategies and technologies that are driving new product development and speed to market.
The NYSCC Awards Night Party took place on Tuesday 2 May at Stage 48 and Expanscience received an award for Passioline a distinct raw material that was recently launched. The focus and celebration of “green” supports the sustainability efforts of the New York Society of the Cosmetic Chemists.
Plans are already underway for the 2018 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day taking place May 15-16 again at the Javits Center. “More then 80% of the floor space for NYSCC is already sold. We encourage exhibitors who haven’t re-signed to do so, and welcome new volunteers and feedback on how to make the 2018 event even better,” said Cathy Piterski, Chair-Elect, NYSCC.