If you’re a soapmaker looking to invest in yourself and your business, you need to attend the 16th annual HSMG conference in Raleigh,NC, May 17-19.
Why? We think member Janey Davies of Scrubology Soap, sums it up nicely: “This group is the best! The annual conferences are packed full of practical information, enabling us to be the best soapmakers we can be. The support and camaraderie is awesome. I have learned so much and have met new soaping buddies all over the country!”
The HSMG is “the place for soapmakers” says Cindy Christ of Following Seasons Botanicals and the annual conference is THE place to meet up with soapmakers from around the country and the world in an intensive three days filled to the brim with classes, demonstrations, networking events, and celebrations of all things soap.
Let keynote Ann Evanston light a fire under your marketing efforts. In between classes, meet face to face with suppliers and catch up with teacher members. You’ll have an opportunity during the conference to take certification exams (find out all about that here). Find out how wacky and wild soapmakers can get at special night time events sponsored by Wholesale Supplies Plus and Essential Depot. Don’t forget to enter your soaps into the soapers showcase competition and of course, bring a few extra bars to donate locally.
We have a few very special in-depth seminars (capped at 25 participants) available the day before the conference officially starts. Finally, cap the whole experience with the annual awards dinner.
If you’re not completely exhausted post-conference, spend some time exploring Raleigh, an incredible historied city with cultural offerings in spades.
If there’s one thing we can advise, it’s this: don’t miss your opportunity to register for the 2013 conference at a discount. Early bird rates expire in just 8 days. 8 days, people! Step on it!
Your turn: what advice do you have for soapmakers attending this year’s conference?