As a first timer in the beauty industry, this a very eye-opening event that gave me a sense of what and where the industry is leaning towards to.
The exhibitors were mostly packaging manufacturers; there were a few that were formula manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and testing facilities. I met a few that my company uses and I also did some contract manufacturer sourcing myself.
I connected with some amazing people from Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) and they gave me some great advice on how to navigate my job. Also they informed me that they will re-launch their website with all new features and a library that contains all information that a regulator/exporter will need.