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Suppliers' Day: behind the scenes with NYSCC Chair Stacey House

NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2023 opens next week in New York City. To find out what makes this beauty ingredient tradeshow so significant in our industry, and how we can prepare to make the most of this year's edition, I caught up with current NYSCC Chair Stacey House!

Stacey House, Chair, NYSCC

this post is sponsored by the NYSCC & is full of fabulous information about this year's event

Who is Suppliers’ Day for?

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day is the main event in North America for beauty and personal care ingredients and formulation innovations.

It is a must attend educational and business building forum that annually attracts thousands of cosmetic chemists and ingredient executives, including R&D professionals, involved in ingredient/strategic sourcing, formulation experts, and marketing/sales strategists. These individuals represent cosmetic manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and flavor/fragrance companies – to name a few.

Companies that have attended include AVON, Beiersdorf, Chanel, Colgate-Palmolive, Coty, Edgewell Personal Care, Estée Lauder, Glossier, L'Oréal, Mary Kay, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and founders and creators from emerging brands.

How should we prepare to have a productive show?

To get the most out of your Suppliers’ Day experience, we recommend that you register in advance.

You can then set-up your personalized Show Planner online to review all the education that is being presented as well as the companies who are exhibiting. Your personalized Show Planner will allow you to add conference programs and sessions to your show agenda as well as book appointments with exhibitors in advance. The Show Planner also allows you to search for new products and by a wide range of product and service categories.

This is the largest Suppliers’ Day to date, with exhibits and specialty areas in Hall A, B, C & D, so we do recommend that you view the exhibitor list and floor plan ahead of time.

We also will have a show app that will provide the latest event information and allow for push notifications on special events, show highlights and of the moment information.

There is also a pre-show pocket guide that is available to download on our website. Registering in advance and becoming familiar with all that Suppliers’ Day has to offer, will make time your time at the event more efficient and productive.

And of course the Show Directory will be your on-site resource as well as serve as a valuable reference tool after the show.

What makes NYSCC Suppliers’ Day such an important beauty ingredient show?

Now that Suppliers’ Day is held in NYC, the beauty capital of the world, and is the largest event of its kind in North America, it has grown in stature and importance for product development needs and business-building.

Post-show surveys revealed that almost 86% of our attendees/buyers achieved optimal ROI on the time & money spent at Suppliers’ Day in 2022. The top reasons for attending include seeing new products, industry networking, Updates on Trends/Issues, Evaluate/Compare Products for Purchase, and education and networking.

We do expect hundreds of new products will be launched or shown for the first time in North America at Suppliers’ Day next week, and this should help us meet or exceed the levels of engagement that Suppliers’ Day is known for and has achieved.

Being that show takes place in New York City, Suppliers’ Day is the ideal location to bring the industry together and create an informative and immersive “Week of Beauty.” There is no better event to learn, network, and share ideas to propel innovation and brand success than Suppliers’ Day.

Beside ingredient makers and distributors, who exhibits (and why)?

Suppliers of testing, measurement and research equipment, as well as innovative service solutions and software providers. Packaging designers and suppliers are also featured at Suppliers’ Day. We have several media and association partners exhibiting.

There are also specialty areas on the exhibit floor including for the first time Pavilions from Brazil and Peru, Re-Charge Lounge, Influencers Lounge, Future Chemists Workshop, Main Stage and the Innovations/Presentation Theater featuring hot topics and innovations from our exhibitors. There will also be a Technical Poster Showcase with session times where you can meet and talk to the authors of these posters.

This year the INDIE360 Pavilion will feature the founders and creators from 16 juried brands that use novel ingredients, formulations, and unique concepts, across all categories including skin and body care, hair, intimate wellness, and oral care.

Our exhibitors know that they will be meeting with highly qualified attendees and they will get their products and services in front of an audience that matters for two days of face-to-face innovation discovery, networking, and business-building.

What is the theme of this year’s show?

What regular features can visitors expect?

What new features will visitors find?

NYSCC decided to focus on “Reimagining Renewal & Wellness,” because of all the stressors that we have experienced in the last few years. At Suppliers’ Day, May 2-3, at the Javits Center in New York, this theme will be brought to life with several new activations and educational programs. Suppliers’ Day will explore how wellness, and eco-consciousness touches all areas of the industry shining a light on sustainable beauty with circular solutions, devices, inside/out beauty, microbiome and oral care.

Our Week of Beauty will create an immersive experience to invoke the senses with functional solutions. Fragrance will be an important category with strong wellbeing connections along with Biotech solutions.

Suppliers’ Day will also have 100+ hours of programming, making this our most expansive and diverse program to date. Curated educational blocks by our Scientific Advisory Committee will cover science and technical programs such as “Biotechnology in Personal Care Product Development;” “Hair & Scalp Renewal & Wellness;” as well as pre-event SCC CEP courses on “Formulating Natural Oils and Butters for the Cosmetics Industry,” and “Introduction to Sensory Characterization of Cosmetic Emulsions.”

Product development sessions include “Microbiome: Inside/Out Beauty;” “Digital Age of Beauty;” “Fragrance: The Invisible Art;” “Discover Sustainability;” “World of Chemistry,” and the PCPC & IKW program on: “Reimagining, Renewal, & Wellness: Modernizing Cosmetics Regulations.”

Two lunch and learns will focus on “Natural Ingredients, More Tech and Science Needed: A Discussion with the Experts!” and “Catching China’s Beauty Trends.” Programs that provide product launch intelligence and future inspiration include the “INDIE 360” “IBA: Truth in Beauty Sci-Comm Influencers Panel;” and the “Presentation Theater” featuring exhibitors’ innovations.

For the first time, on the Show Floor in the Main Stage we will have Hot Topics on Cosmetics Claims Compliance Controls; Oral Care Product Development; Where Color Cosmetics Have Been and Where They’re Going; P4 Inclusive Cosmetics; What’s Next in Ingestible Beauty; Providing Solutions for Wellness for a Diverse Consumer and a Influencers Chemist Panel discussing Truth in Beauty.

There will also be an Influencers Lounge on the Show Floor with set times for attendees to meet with the influencers in attendance including Gloria Lu and Victoria Fu of @chemistconfessions, Ana Allen and Lisa Guerrera.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will also continue its outreach and empowerment of students and young professionals. The Future Chemists Workshop on May 2nd , increased its collaboration with SCC Chapter’s across the country as well as new academic institutions to allow a wide breadth of students to experience this unique real-world lab experience on the show floor. There will also be a special presentation from Cynthia Johnson, Founder & CEO, Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC as well as a Mentorship Mixer and a robust Career Development program.

To amplify our theme of renewal and wellness, we will have a Wellness Walk that is our traditional Scavenger Hunt with a twist. Interactive stations will allow attendees to share their experiences including what resonated with them at the show, how many steps have they taken, and what does renewal mean to them. These visuals and answers will be displayed on our digital Wellness Wall on the Show Floor.

There will also be a Re-Charge Lounge where attendees can literally have their senses im­mersed in sights, scents, sounds and tastes that speak renewal!

Our Industry Awards Night, which is not new, is always a must attend evening to renew, recharge and network. The eight finalists of the CEW Beauty Creators Award for the Ingredients & Formulation Award will also be revealed.

What else should we know about Suppliers’ Day?

We are also very excited to announce that Mohamed Kanji, Chief Open Innovation and Operational Excellence Officer, North America at L’Oréal, will participate in a one-on-one fireside chat on Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:00am during Suppliers’ Day. Moderated by Lan Vu, Founder & CEO of BEAUTYSTREAMS, the fireside chat will focus on L’Oréal’s open innovation strategy to achieve its green sciences and sustainability goals.

Suppliers’ Day is something that we at NYSCC always look forward to every year and this year’s event is poised to be our biggest and most interactive rendition. Being this is THE event FOR the industry BY the industry – we have our pulse on the latest innovations and educational needs and can seamlessly meet those demands in the most cost-effective, time-efficient manner. Without a doubt, Suppliers’ Day will fulfill your top three business needs: New Products, Education, and Networking. I encourage everyone to register in advance to attend and begin planning their agenda for the event at


MORE about NYSCC membership and Stacey's work

When and why did you join the NYSCC?

While in school, my biology teacher told me that Revlon had established a mentorship program, and recommended that I apply. That program was great, and really walked me through each of the different capacities within R&D in the organization. The learning’s shared with me from some of our industry's greatest through this program and other leaders I met when I was starting my career, inspired and taught me the fundamentals that led to my passion for Beauty and Personal Care.

It was also through Revlon that I learned about the NYSCC and could not wait to join. However, at the time, the SCC was not really an organization for students. I am so glad today we are really embracing and nurturing students, we want them to be part of our community and also be able to learn with us along the way.

And that’s why I like the Future Chemist Workshop too, I believe that we need to continue to accelerate these programs and continue to build on the educational components and support we provide to students. This is something that past Chairs of NYSCC have spearheaded and we are continuing and expanding these strong student and mentorship programs.

Personally I know these outreach programs work and they really opened the doors for me by providing valuable exposure and experience that has helped me with my career journey.

How does your membership connect to your career?

The goal of NYSCC is to advance cosmetic science, and I have learned so much by being part of the SCC and the New York Chapter. By volunteering to chair a program and being part of the board and now chair, I’ve gained valuable insight by observing my peers approach to their work and collaborating with them on so many different levels. In addition, not only has being part of NYSCC helped me professionally, but personally as well. I have forged incredible friendships with members of the Chapter and it is always wonderful to meet up with them at our and other industry events.

What is your current role at NYSCC and what are you responsible for?

As Chair of NYSCC, my goals are to grow our engagement with members and build upon our strong legacy of providing relevant education and value. This year we are offering more programs that are diverse, and address comprehensive topics that are vital to all aspects of our industry. It’s making sure that we’re able to get in front of what’s important and even dive deeper with roundtables on these topics. These types of discussions are really prompting us to be able to move the needle.

It seems that it is resonating with our members and the beauty and personal care industry, as our February program on “Hair Care and Wellness” and the March program on “Sunscreen Innovations and History/Formulation with DHA for Sunless Tanning,” were sold-out. Our At Home Live Series on “MoCRA” and “Sustainable Active Ingredients Produced by Biotechnology,” were also very well received.

As Chair I am also keeping the NYSCC and Suppliers’ Day brand flourishing across our region, North America, and around the world by partnering with national SCC, sister chapters, IFSCC as well as other leading industry associations and organizations and having a presence at their events. In addition, we will continue to offer webinars to engage cosmetic chemists from all regions of the world.

What is your current role outside of the NYSCC?

I am currently SVP, Consumer Beauty R&D and LATAM for Color, Skin and Body at Coty. This role allows me to see product development from a global perspective – while also allowing me to engage and collaborate with colleagues from specific regions to really understand their particular issues from sourcing to supply chain, as well as regulatory. Creating products in the beauty and personal care arena on a global scale is energizing!

this post is sponsored by the NYSCC


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