Cosmoprof North America, held July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, saw the largest number of exhibitors—992 companies—ever. The annual trade show was created in 2002.
Also, this year the total number of international exhibiting companies and countries represented at Cosmoprof North America was higher than ever. There were 314 international exhibitors representing a total of 38 countries—a 7% increase.
This first-ever WWD event gave attendees invaluable insight into today's market - information you can use.
I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever WWD Digital Forum: Beauty Edition during Fashion Week earlier this year in New York City. As is usual with such high-caliber conferences, I left the day with more ideas than my brain could sift through and a much longer to-do list than I had arrived with. As Peter Born, executive editor of beauty at WWD, said in his opening remarks, "Digital and beauty belong together." If I ever doubted this, Tuesday, Feb 11, changed my mind forever.
Dick Peterson, vice president of sales for Jatai International, has retired from his post effective June 30.
"It has been a pleasure and honor to have worked with Dick. He brought many years of experience to Jatai that is irreplaceable," said Dean Wada, president of Jatai International. "More importantly, we formed a great friendship, which I will cherish for the rest of my life. I will miss working with him. We congratulate Dick on his long career in the beauty and barber industry. He touched many lives."