Here Comes the 2012 Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange …

The third annual Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange, a hosted buyer event with select beauty-product suppliers that’s limited to prequalified, high-volume, multilocation beauty buyers—including retailers—will take place on Feb. 20-23 at the Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California. I can’t wait!

Sponsored by Beauty Store Business and its sister Creative Age Publications magazines, the dynamic and interactive event features one-on-one scheduled buyer appointments with suppliers as well as networking opportunities and educational sessions.

I really love this invitation-only event! It’s a great opportunity for me to talk to the leading beauty-retail buyers in the country as well as hot beauty suppliers across a wide range of product categories.

In the past, I’ve assisted with the Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange’s education. This year, I’m moderating an exciting, opening-day general session with a panel of all-stars from major U.S. beauty trade associations:

From all the reports that I’ve received, this is ramping up to be another excellent Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange—most likely the best one ever! Yesterday, I heard from event organizers that there are just a few more spots open for suppliers. As far as buyers for this year, they reported being full. For more information, contact Joyce Jamison,, 203.202.2576, or click

Marc Birenbaum