ICMAD was with HBA Global Expo from the very beginning in 1992. The show started out as primarily a packaging show but became a show that attracted our current members as well as would-be members. It became a gathering place where members would seek us out and we could also show attendees the many benefits of joining ICMAD.
From the beginning, ICMAD was always treated with great respect and a great booth and furnishings which has continued through the years. From Jack Gonzalez to Jay Gorga to Jill Birkett, working with the show managers has always been a pleasure.
As the annual exhibition has transitioned into showing more finished goods, ICMAD has also transitioned into becoming more and more an international resource for so many companies. We have worked within the educational sessions every year to bring members and nonmembers alike up to date information on how to grow their businesses. Because HBA Global Expo became so pivotal to annual planning, we geared one of premiere events to coincide with the show. First, it was the Young Designers event in September and then it became the Cosmetic Innovator of The Year Awards Dinner when the show recently moved to June.
We salute HBA Global’s 20th Anniversary with a big thanks for your support! As you have grown so has ICMAD and HBA will always be part of our history.
Loyalty is the foundation of any successful endeavor, particularly in the events industry. We are thrilled to be able to welcome back these exhibitors who have been with us since our very first show, in 1993, to the 2012 show:
Madeline Blondman & Co. Inc.
As the show approaches we look forward to sharing their memories and photos of HBA’s past with you.