Beauty Store Business

APR 2017

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10 April 2017 | Photography by Kim Henderson T he 32nd Western Buying Conference (WBC), held at Bally's Hotel & Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 15-16, kicked off the year with a 15-percent increase in attendance, and a 20-percent increase in distributorship attendance! Sponsored by 13 western rep groups, there were 157 exhibitors and a total of 214 booths. An important business and networking event, which strengthens relationships between manufacturers, stores, distributors and reps— WBC offered the tradition of special deals and a look at what's new for 2017. With the conference being held Sunday and Monday this year, the industry's top distributors were able to have a summit the dates following the show, allowing executives from many of the exhibiting companies to attend both the WBC and the summit. Participating rep groups held booths and brought in numerous exhibitors and attendees, helping to achieve a sold-out floor! Western Buying Conference Las Vegas 2017 Mike Picerno of Fantasia Industries Samm Hall of Crown Industries Bruce Bock of Andis Mark Landis of Mini Mani Moo (L to R): Andrea Navarro of Croc, Breanna Armstrong of BSB (L to R): Bethany Crellin and Joe Magnano of Sparks (L to R): Dale Hill, Terri-Lee Dean and Adam Leebow of Betty Dain/Colortrak (L to R): Anthony Leib of Robanda International, Lori Feldman of BTB Sales & Marketing (named Robanda's Sale Rep of the Year), Anita Zappacosta of Robanda International (L to R): Marianne Marini of Olivia Garden, Breanna Armstrong of Beauty Store Business Marc Spilo of Spilo Worldwide (L to R): David Kirkman of Blackwood, Kim Henderson of BSB (L to R): Bennett Parker and Jason Ross of Modifi Products (L to R): Nicole Freeman and Leandra Smith of the Freeman Group

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