2013 Annual Meeting

Date : 
February 25-27, 2013
The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida

We are pleased to head back to the east coast of Florida and the historic Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach for the 2013 Annual Meeting.  With a top-notch line up of speakers and sessions, the educational and informational value of this meeting is sure to impress.

Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are delighted to announce Keynote Speaker Stephen J. Dubner! An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen is the co-author of the International Bestseller Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics.

Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Dubner shows how economics is, at root, the study of incentives - that is, how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics show that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and-if the right questions are asked-is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking.  Dubner spent several years at the Times as an editor and writer, and has also written for The New Yorker, Time, and elsewhere. His journalism has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Crime Writing.  

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New 2PM Monday start time for all attendee opening session
We will be kicking off the meeting with an all attendee opening session at 2PM on Monday, February 25. This mid afternoon session will open up additional time in the busy conference schedule for private meetings and strategic business appointments. Stay tuned for exciting speaker announcements.  

Enhanced Policy Sessions
On Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, we will be hosting enhanced and expanded policy sessions on global strategies, legislative activities, and regulatory issues facing the industry. These bonus sessions are geared toward Council committee members, industry suppliers, R&D executives, and other attendees interested in helping to shape an efficient and effective environment for the personal care and cosmetics industry. 

Streamlined Hotel Reservation Process
Once you register, you will receive an email with a unique link to reserve your hotel room at the Breakers. To ensure that we can accommodate as many of our registered guests as possible, you must register for the event prior to reserving your hotel spacing and only one hotel room is permitted per registered attendee. We are also pleased to note that a limited number of rooms are available at the special conference rate for the weekend before the meeting. If you are planning to arrive early, register soon to get your space.

Room  Single Rate
Deluxe King $375.00
Premium  $485.00
Oceanfront  $735.00