Indie Beauty Expo will return to New York City next month to celebrate its fifth anniversary with the biggest show yet.
IBE New York 2019 will take place Aug. 21 to 22 in Manhattan’s 133,000-square-feet Pier 94 and share the massive hall with a new companion event, Uplink Live, an exhibition for solution providers such as public relations firms, distributors and ingredient suppliers supporting independent beauty and wellness brands.
IBMG co-founder Jillian Wright, who founded an eponymous skincare brand and New York City spa prior to IBMG, understands how important it is for beauty and wellness entrepreneurs to have access to great service providers, and has seen the market change in the last five years to make indies impossible to ignore.
“If a service provider or retailer hasn’t figured out how to work with smaller companies, they will lose out.” — Jillian Wright
“It’s been a ripple effect. We have many conversations every day and, no matter if it is a service provider, investor, corporate executive or PR, everyone has seen the shift and is trying to work better with or better serve indie brands,” says Wright.
Indie Beauty Media Group, producer of IBE, Uplink Live and parent company of Beauty Independent, is expecting 1,000 buyers from the world’s most prestigious retailers to flock to Pier 94 to scour the offerings of the 250-plus beauty, wellness, personal care and lifestyle brands that will be on display at IBE NY from New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Finland, England, Ireland, Hong Kong, South Korea, South Africa, Ghana, and Mauritius, as well as across the United States and Canada.
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