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DURING A CONFERENCE session on social networking, I realized that with all the talk about Facebook, LinkedIn, You Tube and the like, the opportunities to sit down and exchange ideas in a
relaxed atmosphere are few and far between these days. For all the talk
about how productive technology has made us, we’ve lost a bit of the
human touch along the way. After all, most email exchanges aren’t exactly free-flowing nor all that thought-provoking. And unfortunately, the
cosmetic industry lacks an event that requires minimal time or monetary
commitment from attendees. But now, Happi is happy to fill that gap.
Next month, Happi will launch its inaugural Breakfast Seminar Series. The May 19 event, which is sponsored by International Specialty
Products, will feature expert insights on the fast-growing anti-aging category from well-known dermatologists Dr. Diane Berson and Dr. Karen
Burke, as well as Carrie Gross, president and chief executive of Dr. Dennis Gross Skin Care. These three industry leaders will look at the scientific issues surrounding aging skin, as well as provide ideas on how to
successfully launch products in an increasingly competitive environment.
The session will be held at Opia, a midtown New York City restaurant, and will kickoff with breakfast at 8: 15 am. We’ll conclude before
11 am, which gives you plenty of time to get back to the lab or office
to start putting all the great ideas you’ve learned into action.
To find out more about the seminar, log on to Happi.com or see
p. 67 in this issue. Of course, if you want a more personalized touch, give
me a call (201-825-2552) and I will fill you in on the seminar.
In the meantime, be sure to read this edition of Happi, which includes an in-depth report on the ethnic hair care market (p. 57) and
how the recession’s impact may affect fine fragrance sales in “Fine Fragrance Launches & Post Recessionary Consumers,” by Eric Zeitoun of
Dragon Rouge USA (p. 45).
The recession made more than a few household cleaning product
companies skittish, but those that kept spending on R&D were rewarded with greater market share, as shown on p. 79. Lastly, ignorance
isn’t bliss—especially when it comes to green initiatives. Experts say
many consumers remain unaware of personal care companies’ efforts
in this critical area. Find out why on p. 68.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Happi. We invite your comments
and suggestions, and look forward to welcoming you on May 19.