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ICMAD to hold cosmetics innovator and designer awards

By Simon Pitman+

27-Feb-2014
Last updated the 27-Feb-2014 at 17:32 GMT

Cosmetic industry association ICMAD is looking for entries for its Cosmetic Innovator of the Year, and is also readying for its Younger Designer Event, which will be held in Santa Monica, next week.

The Young Designer’s competition award is being held at Le Meridien Delfina, in Santa Monica, California, on March 5th, and will be focused on platforming the best in creativity and innovation within the industry’s up and coming designers.

The event is also a networking opportunity for younger professional and students, enabling them to make contact with their peers and to hear from the key industry speakers at the event.

Key speaker will be Kathy Ireland

The key speaker for the programme will be Kathy Ireland, a media personality, as well as CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, which is a global business with an estimate value of $2bn.

Ireland’s presentation will be a motivational speech focused on inspiring an entrepreneurial  and creative spirit amongst the younger professional audience.

The cost of attending the event is $135, which includes the presentations, networking and a dinner, and all further details as well as registration can be obtained by clicking here .

Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards

June 11th is the date set for the CITY awards and ICMAD will be opening the doors to applicants from March 3rd, with a closing date of April 15th.

Seen as the ‘gold standard’ for breakthrough products from independent beauty companies, the organization is asking companies to submit entries to the awards for product launches that break the mold and lead the way.

This also gives companies a significant chance to highlight their innovative skills, giving the award winner media exposure in top trade publication, as well as earning it a spot at the ICMAD Annual Trunk Show.

Entry costs $200 for ICMAD members and $400 for non-members, and full details of the entry requirements and how to enter can be found by clicking here .

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