Uplink Live will debut at IBE NY this month

Produced by the Indie Beauty Media Group, Uplink Live is a 2-day event where brands at any stage of business can connect with a wide array of service providers. And prominent industry suppliers—like Gattefossé, Lubrizol, Croda, and Symrise—will be on hand to meet indie brand leaders where they’re at.

Having become well known for its IBE events around the world, the Indie Beauty Media Group (IBMG) is evolving with the indie movement to help brands meet the challenges of building a business and competing in the marketplace. The new event is “a natural progression in terms of the ecosystem we’ve created for indie brands,”​says IBMG co-founder Jillian Wright.

Wright tells Cosmetics Design that shipping and fulfillment contractors, PR and influencer marketing firms, insurance providers, attorneys, sales and staffing agencies, operations experts, business consulting firms, certification ventures, regulatory and compliance pros, beauty tech providers, and ecommerce platforms will be showcasing their offerings at Uplink Live next month and speaking directly with beauty entrepreneurs and brand leaders about their business needs. Uplink Live exhibitors, says Wright, “want to work with indie brands.”

Indie Beauty means business

The new supplier discovery show for indie beauty brand leaders will run concurrently with this year’s IBE NY event, and the same ticket gets attendees in to both shows.

All the major beauty tradeshows now welcome and feature independent and startup brands. So Cosmetics Design asked Wright why the industry needs another supply-side show.

“We are the largest exhibition of independent beauty in the world; and there is nobody else doing what we are doing in such a laser-focused manner,”​ she says, noting that at Uplink Live “You don’t have to navigate through 400 other companies that won’t even look at you.”

Uplink Live, adds Wright, “is the​ indie showcase… It’s bespoke. It’s vetted. It’s curated….We’re [bringing together] the crème de la crème of service providers.”

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