Conference Day 3

Thursday, May 14, 2009

7:15 – 8:15 am Certification Testing
7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Morning Announcements

8:30 – 10:00 am Temperature in Soapmaking
Kevin Dunn, Phd – Chemistry Professor
Color With Confidence
Lori Nova – The Nova Studio

10:00 – 10:30 am Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
10:30 – 12:00 noon Preservatives: Why We Need Them and What They Do
David Steinberg
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 3:00 pm Differentiating Yourself
Marla Bosworth
Exporting and International Distributors
Lela Barker

Color With Confidence
Lela Barker

3:00 – 4:00 am Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
4:00 – 5:30 pm How To Survive in a Sluggish Economy
Kayla Fioravanti – Essential Wholesale

5:30 – 6:30 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
6:30 – 8:30 pm Gala Awards Dinner
Special Awards
Final Raffles
Announcement of the 2010 Conference date and location!

Conference Day Two

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
7:30 – 8:00 am Annual Meeting Registration (Members)
8:00 – 10:00 am Annual Meeting & Breakfast (Members)
8:30 – 10:00 am Breakfast (Non-Members)
HSMG Product and General Liability Coverage
Daryl Stafford -Stratus Insurance

10:00 – 10:30 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
10:30 – 12:00 noon Making the Leap from Retail to Wholesale
Susan Ryhanen
Setting Up Shop
Linda Stevens – Upland Soap Factory

Trademarking – Branding Architecture for Soap Business
Kelly Bloom – Southern Soapers

12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch and Expert’s Panel
2:00 – 2:30 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
2:30 – 4:00 pm Making the Leap from Retail to Wholesale
Susan Ryhanen
Setting Up Shop
Linda Stevens – Upland Soap Factory

Trademarking – Branding Architecture for Soap Business
Kelly Bloom – Southern Soapers

4:00 – 4:30 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open

4:30 – 6:00 pm e-Commerce Reality Check
Jamila White – E-Commerce Diva™

6:00 – 6:30 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
6:30 – ??? Totally Pamper Me Spa Night
sponsored by Dead Sea Bulk Materials

Conference Day One

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration (con’t)
Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 9:00 am Marie Gale, HSMG – Welcome and orientation
9:00 – 10:30 am Keynote Address
Erin Brockovich
10:30 – 11:00 am Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
11:00 – 12:30 pm The Media is You!
Donna Maria Coles Johnson – Indie Beauty Network
12:30 – 2:00 pm Networking Lunch – Raffle Drawings
Vendors Open
2:00 – 3:30 pm Profit Margin Killers
Linda Stevens – Upland Soap Factory
Good Manufacturing Practices & Cosmetic Regulations
Kayla Fioravanti – Essential Wholesale

3:30 – 4:30 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
4:30 – 5:30 pm Creative CP Design (Stars & Stripes Forever)
Kelly Bloom – Southern Soapers

Melt and Pour Delicious Desserts
Lisa Chouinard – Feto Soap

Lotionmaking – Testing Emulsion Systems
Anne-Marie Faiola

5:30 – 5:45 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open
5:45 – 6:45 pm Creative CP Design (Stars & Stripes Forever)
Kelly Bloom – Southern Soapers

Toys in Soap are Good Clean Fun!
Lisa Chouinard – Feto Soap

Lotionmaking – Testing Emulsion Systems
Anne-Marie Faiola

7:00 – ??? pm Renaissance Carnival Extravaganza (Dinner & Party)
sponsored by Essential Wholesale