ICMAD Events

Learn about ICMAD's networking events.

Upcoming Events

  • Selling Cosmetics in Australia

    December 03, 2014

    As a result of the Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Australia, effective January 1, 2005, import duties on cosmetics and toiletries were eliminated. The U.S. two-way trade with Australia was $26.7 billion in 2009, up 23% from 2004. U.S. goods exports were $18.9 billion in 2009, up 33% from 2004. Given the relatively small population of 23 million, import competition is high, although the market has shown annual growth of approximately 5% from 2011-2013. Register for this Event

  • West Coast Networking Event

    December 08, 2014

    Join ICMAD's Western Regional Development Committee Members to discuss the most up-to-date information concerning the cosmetic and personal care industry. The event will be held on Monday, December 8 at HATCHBEAUTY. Register for this Event

  • Selling Cosmetics in South Korea

    January 29, 2015

    In March, 2012 an updated U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement became effective, making it the most commercially significant free trade agreement for the U.S. in almost 20 years. The added reduction in South Korean tariffs and tariff-rate quotas on goods is expected to add $10-$12 billion annually to the U.S. Register for this Event

  • 2015 Young Designer Dinner

    February 04, 2015

    Register for this Event

  • Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards

    June 2014

    The CITY Awards honor innovation within the cosmetic and personal care industry. Members and nonmembers of ICMAD are encouraged to enter new products within the marketplace. Submission for the competition begin in February and are announced at the dinner, which is typically held in June each year. View photos from this year's event.


    Young Designers Competition and Dinner

    March 2014

    2014 keynote speaker: Kathy Ireland

    The Young Designer's competition awards the best design students around the country through their creativity and ingenuity. The event allows you to network with your peers and hear from key industry speakers. View photos from last year's event.


    Get With It...Get Healthy

    Started in 2012, Get With It…Get Healthy presents a yearly charity event which currently benefits Look Good…Feel Better. Previous hosts have included Dr. Howard Murad, founder of the University of Inclusive Health, and Kathy Kaehler, fitness trainer.

    Look Good… Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. The program helps improve their self image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community. View photos from this year's event.


    Technical/Regulatory Forum 

    The ICMAD Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum was created in 2005 by the Technical/Regulatory/
    Legislative Committee to provide a practical, more business-oriented follow-up to the popular
    ICMAD/FDA Cosmetic Regulatory Workshops.


    The format is continually being updated in response to requests from member companies for more
    information on specific topics and for expert assessments on the latest issues that have captured
    the attention of consumers, regulators and industry.

    This workshop will be held in February 5, 2015.


    FDA Workshop

    This all-day seminar covers some of the latest issues in the cosmetic and personal care products industry:

    • Updates on U.S. FDA activities
    • The latest information on the labeling of over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics- interactive exercise
    • Legal issues in the manufacture and distribution of cosmetics
    • How to substantiate the safety of your cosmetics and what can happen if you don’t

    This workshop will be held in NYC April 23, 2015.