Indie Expo Canada is Canada's premiere event for small businesses in the beauty industry. Experience the ultimate in independent beauty brands under one roof.
The highly anticipated inaugural event will take place in Toronto at the Hyatt Regency on June 03-04 2017. It is a bridge between an upscale vending event and a traditional expo. The first Indie Expo Canada will be a two-day event; day one will be power-packed workshops and presentations for brands and bloggers, and day two will be an open cash and carry event. IEC will be highly focused on Indie nail polish, and also feature cosmetics, make-up, skin care, bath & body, and more.
Join us, and mingle with the brand owners and product designers, be the first to see trending products and new product launches. Browse and shop their products in person. Take part in workshops and demos, meet and greets, and Q&A sessions with top bloggers and Youtube vloggers, participate in a nail art competition, connect with brands and media and industry experts on all things beauty.
The indie nail polish business is relatively new in the big picture with its market debut just over 5 years ago, but it is growing exponentially. I want to cater to that, but expand the reach outside of our usual target market. My goal is to offer some insight to some of the smaller brands who have maxed out their potential because they have reached their own comfort level and don't even realize the enormous industry that is out there. And for those who have been in the business for a while, there will be lots of B2B networking and wholesale account possibilities. I feel that we as Indie brands have saturated the market we reside in (the on-line community) but there is a huge world out there just waiting to be conquered.
Past large scale vending events that I have attended have been successful in terms of their purpose of selling, but there is a much greater opportunity there to expand the market, connect business owners, media etc. Especially here in Canada where so little can happen in that way, and since the vast majority of these businesses operate solely on e-commerce platforms, these shows are valuable for making connections and expanding that into bricks and mortar wholesale accounts.
We have power packed weekend lined up, with interactive nail art tutorial tables for customers, and workshops by licenced nail techs for cosmetology students and spa and salon owners, demonstrating the hottest trends in nail art and featuring the products from the vendors. Enter the on-site nail art competition, meet and mingle with your favourite maker or bloggers, get your photo taken at the step and repeat. We have amazing swag bags for VIP tickers, door prizes, and a fantastic silent auction with all proceeds going to Mount Sinai Breast Center in Toronto. Please see the Paint it Forward page for details on this exciting charitable component.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/IndieExpoCanada/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IndieExpoCanada/
Vending space is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 3/4 2017
10:30 am to 7 pm (Subject to change)
Workshops are on June 03, cash and carry vending on June 04.
Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 1J9
Entrance on Widmer Street
GPS/Parking Address: 2 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: +1 416 343 1234
Downtown Toronto Hotel in the Entertainment District
Discover the excitement of Downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District, steps from the business and financial district and all that makes the city a vibrant destination. With access to the Metro Toronto Convention Center, you can explore the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, and Princess of Wales Theatre. Enjoy the fashionable shopping and dining scene within walking distance of our hotel. At the Hyatt Regency, you are immersed in the creative urban energy of Toronto.