Black is Beauty Summit

Black is Beauty Summit-Call for Leadership

The Black is Beauty Summit will bring together industry leaders, manufacturers, distributors, established brands, investors, business and subject matter experts for a series of strategic round tables to explore proven solutions within the beauty industry. Our primary goal will be to establish an action plan to improve the economic conditions of African-Americans within beauty industry.

Monday, April 24, 2017-Macon, Georgia 11:30am-6:30pm

9:30am-10:45 (75mins)
Key Stakeholders Session
(10:45-11:15am) Transition Time

11:30am-11:55pm (30mins)
Check-in /Meet and Greet

12:00pm-1:15pm (75mins)
Opening Remarks and Overview

  • Michael T. Hill, TheMarketPlaceUSA
  • Dr. James Louis Bumpus, City of Macon
  • Larry Holman, Southern Regional Black Chambers |Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce

The 2017 Black Is Beauty Report

  • Beverly Pitts, Executive Director, Pro Beauty Show
  • Sam Ennon, CEO & President, Black Owned Beauty Supply Association

1:30pm-2:15pm (45mins)
Brand Owners Panel (Private/Commercial)
If you’re a manufacturer, distributor, sales rep or educator the norm of having just a single-location, owning a store where you work and hire a few other stylists or sales reps, may limit your capabilities of expanding in this global economy. In this session, we will focus on owners who have mastered how to work in their business, to owners who desire to create systems for recruiting, programs, education, marketing that can be duplicated, licensed or franchised into other markets.

Participants Profiles:
Private • Beauty Salons • Barber Shops • Nail Salons  •  Spas • Beauty Supply Stores • Chain Stores  • Aesthetic and Wellness Center Commercial • Chain Stores •  Supermarket  • Department Store • Hypermarket • Hotel

2:30pm-3:15pm (45 mins)
Manufactures -Distributors Panel
Manufacturers have two primary channels for getting their products to market and putting them in the hands of customers. The first channel is direct sales, the second channel is the distributor. The online marketplace has created a third channel for rapid growth and profitablity. In this session will discuss the challenges and opportunities that each channel offers. We will provide details to helps manufactures, distributors and direct sales agents  meet their goals, manage their relationships, make sure all parties are in alignment and learn how to get the most out of each channel.

Participants Profiles:
Manufacturers • Hair products • Nail products • Perfumery • Cosmetics • Personal Care Products • Toiletries • Dietary Supplement Manufacturer • Third-Party Manufacturer (OEM, ODM) Distributors/ Importers / Agents • Commercial • Private

3:30pm-4:45pm (75 mins)
Industry Match-Making Session
This session is a match-making session created to help anyone that has the capabilities of providing you with products, inventory and resources within various aspect of the industry supply chain. This encompasses manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and trade organizations.

Opportunity Categories:
Hair Care accessories appliances, color, conditioner, extensions, hair loss, highlights, intros, lice/ringworm prevention, removal packs and kits, scissors, shampoo, sprays, styling, texture hair, treatment, wigs

Nail Care
artificial nails, art and jewelry for nails, base coats, nail and cuticle treatments, nail polishes, gel systems, nail polish sets, removers and thinners, nail files top coats, manicure and pedicure, tools and implements

Color Cosmetic and Skin-care
eyes, face, lips, hand and body, skin care accessories, sun and tanning, waxing, skin care tools

browns, eyes, face, lip, makeup brushes, applicators, sponges, eyelashes, makeup bags, makeup tools, removers, mirrors

Men’s Grooming
men’s shampoo, men conditioners, men styling products, men’s brushes and combs, men’s brushes and combs, men hair appliances, mirrors, shaving products, straight edge razor, razor blades, men’s fragrance, beards

Styling Tools
brushes and combs, clippers and trimmers, die dryers, heated tools, shears and thinners, small tools

Professional Beauty Salon Equipment
apparel, body care, color texture, salon equipment, Mannequins, piercing, salon essentials, salon furniture, sanitation, essentials, tools, towels, uniforms, work wear

Supporting Associations
• Beauty Barber and Cosmetology Schools • Cosmetic Manufacturers Associations • Health and Beauty Associations  • Pharmaceutical Industry Associations  • Packaging Companies

5:00pm-6:30pm ( 90 mins)
Network Mixer Treat yourself to the taste of classic American cuisine served with a smile and old-fashioned Southern hospitality. An expert team of chefs carefully prepare your favorite dishes while you relax with a refreshing drink. ( See more options)

Please try to arrive by 11:30am-11:45am. We will start on time.


Macon Marriott City Center

240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217 USA
Phone: +1 478 621 5300

Special Room Rate of $99.00

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Looking forward to doing business with you

Feel free to contact us for additional details