From May 1-3, 2017, Steve Halpin, President; Laura Morrisson, Sales and Marketing Director; and Nick Paras, Account Manager - Corporate Accounts, attended the NY Society of Cosmetic Chemists Suppliers' Day at the Javits Center in New York City. The Norfox team met with current and potential suppliers while learning about new trends in the Personal Care market space.
This year's NYSCC Suppliers' Day brought 8,752 attendees from 27 countries around the world making it the largest event to date. This annual event hosted leading manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of raw materials and ingredients as well as thousands of cosmetic chemists and R&D professionals involved in ingredient/strategic sourcing, formulation experts, and marketing/sales strategists.
April 4-6 2017, Chuck Hulsey and Brendan Donnellan from Norman Fox's Sales Team attended The Car Wash Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual show is sponsored by the International Car Wash Association . It was the first time Norman, Fox & Co. had attended the show.
The Car Wash Show brings together the leaders, innovators and decision makers of the professional car wash and fast lube industries. It is the largest gathering of car wash suppliers in the world. Representing car wash equipment, supplies, and professional services, the show is a one-stop-shop for all car wash business needs.
Nearly 400 exhibitors, more than 8,100 attendees, and more than 70 educational sessions made this year's show the best attended in 10 years. The main topic of discussion revolved around the growing 21st Century threat: cyber security. To present such hot topic was Keynote Speaker Governor Tom Ridge, First Secretary of Homeland Security, Former Governor of Pennsylvania, President/CEO, Ridge Global & Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber, who discussed the evolution of cyber security strategy and diplomacy. It was not only a great place for Norman, Fox & Co. to visit and meet with current customers but also an excellent opportunity to meet with potential customers from all over the United States.
During the week of March 6, 2017, the Norman Fox team of Steve Halpin, President; Laura Morrisson, Director of Sales & Marketing; and Jason Huang, Purchasing Manager - Imports, attended the 28th annual Palm Oil Conference (POC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was Norman Fox's fifth POC conference.
2017 is a significant year since it marks the 100-year anniversary of Malaysia's commitment to commercial palm planting and oil processing. The conference is designed to promote Southeast Asia Palm Oil and its derivatives. Topics include: sustainable growing and harvesting practices, responsible exports, and plans for expansion to cover the increasing global demand for edible oils. Turnout was strong with approximately 2500 registrants and an additional 2500 people meeting to share views on the palm oil business landscape.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists celebrated its annual SCC Dinner Gala at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim. This year's theme revolved around the wonderful tale of Alice in Wonderland.
Norman, Fox & Co. had over 25 guests in attendance including customers Steve Miller and Sufian from Gabel's, Ali Aybane from Maintex as well as customers from Blue Cross Labs, Jacem Healthy Products, Developlus, and Bluefield & Associates. Norman, Fox & Co. also had the honor of sponsoring the famous Rabbit Hole that led guests to the Grand Ballroom. Once inside, guests had the pleasure of experiencing "Wonderland" with the beautiful décor, delicious food and various rounds of bingo.
It was definitely a timeless event fit for a fairytale!
Norman, Fox & Co. would like to thank our Personal Care Account Manager, Margarita Gomez-Nadin, for helping in this great event. Margarita Gomez-Nadin was part of the SCC Dinner Dance committee coordinating the delivery and packaging of the popular gift bags at our Industry headquarters and later, distributing the 500 gift bags to attendees.