Learn how to protect your business and our industry

Las Vegas, NV (April 12, 2012) – Making a return to Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) this year, the Legislative Update conference will feature the industry’s top three beauty associations focusing on the Safe Cosmetic Alliance and how this group helps to protect the beauty industry as a whole.

Introduced last September, the Safe Cosmetic Alliance is a diverse coalition of industry professionals that support science-based federal legislation designed to strengthen U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the industry, increase transparency and enhance existing consumer safeguards. The Alliance includes professionals from the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), Professional Beauty Association (PBA) as well as the Direct Selling Association (DSA) and the International Fragrance Association North America (IFRANA). The proactive Alliance represents every sector of the beauty and personal care industry such as local salon and spa owners, retail employees, and licensed beauty professionals.

Join members from the Safe Cosmetic Alliance as they discuss pending legislation on proposed regulatory bills impacting the beauty industry and modernizing the current laws. In addition, the group will highlight recent issues affecting certain ingredients and the overall safety of consumer products. The “It’s All In The Details: The Legislative Update” session will be held at CPNA on Monday, July 23, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Pavilion D. Leaders of the top three beauty associations will participate in this not-to-be-missed conference, featuring:

Personal Care Products Council: Lezlee Westine, President and CEO – Covering the political dynamics in Washington, Westine will highlight how Washington works, how those dynamics are affecting the industry and what the Council is doing on behalf of the industry to advance issues in Congress.

Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors: Pam Busiek, President and CEO – Reviewing what is currently happening in the industry and cover new developments in proposed federal legislation which has industry support.  She will discuss the need for modernization of existing cosmetic regulations.  Busiek will also update attendees on new trends and initiatives that will affect their businesses.

Professional Beauty Association: Steve Sleeper, Executive Director – Providing clarity on cosmetic ingredients to proactively working toward a fair taxation of the salon industry, PBA’s government advocacy efforts is extensive. Sleeper will provide an overview of current pressing issues such as, tax/tip legislation and grassroots legislative campaigns.

This session is complimentary to all CPNA show attendees. For images of conference presenters, please contact Maddie Edgerton at medgerton@ypublicrelations.com.

Cosmoprof North America will take place July 22 – 24, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Stay tuned for regular CPNA show updates, and for more information, visit cosmoprofnorthamerica.com and facebook.com/cosmoprofnorthamerica.