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Upcoming events

    • 11 Nov 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045

    Register Now!

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

    Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Marketing to the Modern Consumer: Will You Tweet, Pin, Post or Text?


    Steve Kazanjian, Chief Strategist - Steve Kazanjian Consulting

    Ben Stewart, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer - Share Magnet & Social Rebate 

    In less than five years, nearly 50% of total CPG growth will come from e-commerce channels.  Moreover, the emergence of new hybrid retail channels will forever redefine the role of consumer packaging in a dynamic and evolving marketplace. When a Facebook post can quickly overtake traditional marketing as a dominant purchasing driver, what are the new industry best practices? How can marketers create effective, emotional product and packaging experiences that will connect with consumers on mobile, tablet, and web platforms as well as in Brick-and-Mortar? Soon, we may be left with only one low-resolution jpeg to sell our products on line. How will you get it noticed and make it count?

    Our two dynamic speakers for November will share some key strategies to help brands evolve into today’s omni-channel market place and will discuss  ways of going beyond “first-look" status to create customer loyalty, re-purchase and brand expansion. Steve will also share some topline research on the impact of consumer packaging satisfaction in driving trial, repurchase and switch behaviors in both Developed Countries (Germany, Japan, UK & US) versus Developing (Brazil, China, India, Russian, South. Africa and Turkey) Packaging Markets.

    About Steve Kazanjian - Chief Strategist -
    Steve Kazanjian Consulting

    Steve Kazanjian
    is a Fortune 500 Brand Marketing Executive with global brand strategy and development expertise across consumer products, entertainment marketing, and social media. As an experienced Creative Head extending multi-platform brand and consumer engagements across traditional retail, on-air, and e-commerce worldwide, Steve leverages his best-in-class consumer insights and robust market analytics with award-winning creative excellence for many of the worlds most admired brands.  As the former Vice President of Global Creative for MWV, a worldwide leader in consumer packaging, Steve led creative marketing and brand strategy including innovation, platform development, product line positioning, and key customer engagements. Steve will share from his 15+ years of branding, marketing, and promotions experience some key strategies to help brands evolve into today’s omni-channel marketplace and how to go beyond “first-look” status. He will also present topline research on the impact of consumer packaging satisfaction in driving trial, repurchase and switch behaviors in Packaging in Developed Countries (Germany, Japan, UK & US) versus Developing (Brazil, China, India, Russian, South Africa and Turkey) Packaging Markets.


    About Ben Stewart - Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer – Share Magnet for Social Rebate 

    Ben Stewart is the Co-Founder of Social Rebate, an innovative next-generation social commerce, payment-incentivized referral program.  As a serial entrepreneur, Ben has an extensive background in both web development and design for several large-scale e-commerce focused companies. Ben began his career as Director of Development for Out of Pocket Films at Sony Pictures before transitioning to his tenure at DDC Internet. As the Head of Creative Media and Web Development for DDC, Ben managed and oversaw the creation of a number of sites focused on cosmetic surgery and medical devices while also coordinating video production and marketing campaigns for other consumer products. Ben will present his unique, new e-commerce solution (called Social Rebate) that converts your customer’s purchases into increased brand awareness and expanded trust by sharing their brand choices via their social networks and being paid to do so.



    Early Registration:

    • Members - $45.00 (USD)- Up to 2 guests may be registered at the time of member registration.
    • Non-Members - $65.00 (USD)

    Click here to REGISTER NOW


    RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by Thursday, November 6th, AT NOON,

    After which a $15 LATE REGISTRATION FEE will apply.


    Juniper Laboratories is a research and regulatory consulting organization founded in 1989. Focusing on skin care and hair color formulation, in addition to regulatory problem solving, Juniper Labs is a known leader in answering the question: “Can I claim this? Can I clam that?” Juniper Labs clients range from Board Certified Dermatologists to mass marketers and medical spa suppliers.

    Jerry Whittemore, the principal chemist, holds a doctorate from USC and has directed formulation and regulatory teams at Stiefel Dermatological (Div. of GlaxoSmithKline), Kiehls, Wella Corp, John Frieda Haircare, and GE Silicones.

    Dr. Whittemore has successfully led over 200 projects in obtaining US Patent or US Patent Pending status. Whittemore actually enjoys laboratory benchwork, creating new products and inventions. In his spare time, he is a docent at the LA County Museum of Natural History and serves on the Board of Beauty Industry West.

    Juniper Laboratories Inc
    3300 Shelby Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

    Contact:  Jerry Whittemore, Pharma.D

    310.202.6456 Office
    310.936.6473 Cell

    708.402.7365 Fax


    Appetizer  - Butternut Squash Soup garnished with Crème Fresh and a Spring of Tarragon

    Entrée Choices:

    Ginger Encrusted Atlantic SALMON with Champagne Buerre Blanc served with Rosemary Baby Red Potatoes  and Grilled Asparagus Spears

    Roasted Glazed TURKEY BREAST served with Herbed Stuffing topped with Giblet Gravy plus Roasted Brown Sugar Yams and Green Beans with French Onions

    Vegetarian Butternut Squash Ravioli topped with Chopped Walnuts and Garnished with Sage Leaf

    Dessert Pumpkin Mousse  Pie  with Brandied Walnuts, served with Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Iced Tea.

    Self Parking & Valet Parking available:

    Self Park:  No Charge with Validation at event

    Valet Park:  $12.00 with Validation



    Westwood Laboratories has been a trusted manufacturing partner of discerning clients for over forty years.  The company offers diverse capabilities, featuring OTC drug products such as sunscreens, acne care and wound care, plus EPA-registered HPC formulas including surface cleaners and hand sanitizers. Westwood also enjoys a well-earned reputation for its innovation in Beauty and Cosmetic products. Westwood Labs is an award-winning pioneer of Green Manufacturing in the United States. The company is the first 100% solar-powered manufacturing facility in Azusa, California. Visit for more information about our facilities, capabilities and social responsibility.

    Westwood Laboratories, Inc.
    Contact: Paul Schirmer, Executive Vice President
    Phone: (626) 610-1262 (Direct)

    Fax: (626) 610-1270
    710 S. Ayon Avenue
     Azusa, CA 91702
    Main Ph: (626) 610-1200


    Click here to REGISTER NOW

    Space is Limited so Register Early

    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • the Garden Terrace at Cafe Pinot, Downtown LA
    Registration is closed

    Save The Date!!
    BIW Holiday Benefit & Mixer 2014
    Tuesday, December 9th
    from 6 to 9pm


    Location: The Garden Terrace at Cafe Pinot, Downtown LA (700 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles CA 90071)

    Date: 9 Dec 2014, starting at 6:00 p.m.

    Sip classic wines and nibble sumptuous hors d’ouevres and connect with friends while you peruse innovators in the beauty industry. We will be hosting five select Sponsor Tables at our holiday gathering, so that you can get up-close and personal with their new offerings. Upon registration at the garden terrace door, you will be entered to win numerous Sponsor door prizes and special gifts. BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS to Network!

    Enjoy browsing our sponsor tables, mingle with members, and bid on great items at our Silent Auction table. Proceeds from Auction benefit our favorite charity, Para Los Niños. In addition, we are asking all attendees to bring a $10 to $25 gift card donation for Para Los Niños to purchase Holiday gifts for teens and kids.  Drop off your Gift Card donation at the BIW Reg table as you enter.

    This VERY SPECIAL Evening Event concludes our phenomenal year, so please register early and bring a guest or spouse. Of course the evening will conclude with a GIANT gift bag with several surprises...see you all there!

    VIP Gift Bags for Everyone!

    Any registrations after Dec 4th will need to be made in-person at the registration table on December 9th, if space allows.

    Complimentary garage parking for 3 hours next to Cafe Pinot

    Valet Parking- $7


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14 Oct 2014 Establishing a Critical Path for Product Formulation & Development
09 Sep 2014 New Venture Capital Scenarios: How Sharks and Kids Swim Together for Success
17 Jun 2014 Success is More Than Skin Deep: Two Innovators Create Radical Skincare
13 May 2014 Beauty Innovator Eden Sassoon: The Allure of Total Beauty All in One Place
08 Apr 2014 New Directions in Fragrance: Artisanal, Niche, Custom and Indie
11 Mar 2014 The Latest Pink Report: Nailed - The New Allure of Nail Color
11 Feb 2014 Innovations and Market Trends in Sun Care
21 Jan 2014 2014 Legend of Beauty Award- John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell Hair Care
10 Dec 2013 Beauty Under the Stars - BIW Holiday Mixer 2013
12 Nov 2013 Where is Organic Growing? Today’s Consumer for Natural Hair, Skin & Essential Oil Products
15 Oct 2013 Navigating in Challenging Regulatory Waters: Updates on California and Federal Compliance
17 Sep 2013 The Kline Report on Beauty Retailing USA: Up-to-the Minute Trends & Opportunities and a Panel Discussion
11 Jun 2013 How to be an Entrepreneur in Today's World - June 11
14 May 2013 Product Innovation and MultiChannel Distribution: Strategies for Growth & Success
09 Apr 2013 BIW Registration Deadline Extended! How to Look Younger Longer....
19 Mar 2013 ICMAD Presents: Webinar - Register Now! Do EU Registrations More Effectively - Tuesday, March 19th - 9:30 am PDT
12 Mar 2013 ROCK STAR SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS for 2013-2014
12 Feb 2013 Global Trends That Will Influence The Next Generation Beauty Brands
15 Jan 2013 The Marriage of Science and Beauty: RES Technology and the Founding of ReVive
11 Dec 2012 BIW's 23rd Annual Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction
13 Nov 2012 Reserve Now! Special BIW Luncheon Savings: Digital Marketing or Social Media? - Tuesday, Nov 13th
30 Oct 2012 ICMAD Presents: Webinar - A Practical Guide to Import/Export
09 Oct 2012 From Perception to Purchase: A Look at Anti-Aging Skin & Hair Care | Speaker: Amy Ziegler of Mintel
11 Sep 2012 September 11th, BIW Luncheon: BB Creams A-Z. An Emerging Global Category
23 Aug 2012 ICMAD - Webinar FDA Sunscreen Regulations- A Practical Guide
13 Jun 2012 Jim & Cheryl Markham - Entrepreneur of the Year Award, JUNE 13 (Wednesday)
08 May 2012 May Spring Mixer - Paris For The Evening
10 Apr 2012 Current FDA Regulatory Update
13 Mar 2012 BIW Joins Mazur Group for a Beauty Biz Roundtable-SOLD OUT!!
07 Feb 2012 February Evening Meeting with Joan Malloy, President, Alterna Hair Care
11 Jan 2012 January Monthly Meeting
13 Dec 2011 December Holiday Mixer - BEAUTY UNDER THE STARS
15 Nov 2011 November Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11 Oct 2011 Oct. Meeting - Lessons Learned from Distribution to Manufacturing
13 Sep 2011 September Monthly Luncheon Meeting
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