The Conkle Firm is at Cosmoprof Asia, Hong Kong

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Conkle, Kremer & Engel attorneys John Conkle and Sherron Wiggins are busy at Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong. CK&E is again the proud sponsor of California Trade Alliance’s California Pavilion, providing the meeting lounge so California businesses can be in the room where it happens.

The first day for CK&E at Cosmoprof Asia was largely devoted to catching up with old friends of the firm and meeting new ones. Many of the attendees have been CK&E clients or employees of clients for years. One such person is Greg Starkman who, as an executive of Joico in the early 90’s, worked with CK&E on numerous matters. Greg and his wife Joanne now head up Innersense Organic Beauty, which manufactures and sells a line of natural and organic hair care products “dedicated to purity, peace of mind, and the practice of self-care.”

We also viewed outstanding and innovative products that are finalists for the annual Cosmoprof Asia Awards. Several caught our attention, including two products selected due to their packaging. One uses a container made of recycled coffee grounds and polylactic acid (aka polylactide or PLA), which is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources that gives the package a small carbon footprint. The other notable package is manufactured from industrial waste. Other innovative products of interest include a hair dryer weighing only .6 lbs, and a patented plastic makeup container that features a magnetic closure.

So far, attendance at this year’s Cosmoprof Asia appears to be reduced from last year. Many of the attendees believe that the reduced attendance may be affected by the citizen protests that have taken place in Hong Kong over the past few months. Some attribute the attendance drop-off more specifically to the reluctance of Chinese citizens from the “Mainland” to come to Hong Kong during the protests. But there’s a bright side to the smaller crowds – CK&E attorneys have more time available to meet with clients and prospective clients, and to learn about the new products and trends in the beauty industry.

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A Successful Close to Cosmoprof Asia

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Conkle, Kremer & Engel attorneys John Conkle and Kim Sim enjoyed successful and fulfilling days in Hong Kong at Cosmoprof Asia 2014.  They met with current and new clients, as well as private and public facilitators of trade between the U.S. and China.  They’re already planning for their return trip next year.

Kim Sim and John Conkle at Cosmoprof Asia 2014with Rebecca Lo of Rebecca Lo & Associates with J.Cat Beauty Team with Lincoln Lee of Dermaesthetics Beverly Hills and RDL Private Label with Lori Leib of Bodygraphy Professional Cosmetics with Lori Leib of Bodygraphy Professional Cosmetics with Simon Smeke and Emilio Smeke of Daily Concepts with Simon Smeke of Daily Concepts with Jason Sepp of ShiKai Products and Michelle Doan of Emani Vegan Cosmetics with Grace Huang, Distributor for Kaplan MD Beverly Hills

 

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The Conkle Firm Lands at Cosmoprof Asia

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Conkle, Kremer & Engel attorneys John Conkle and Kim Sim arrived at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, a day ahead of the three-day trade show that is recognized as the beauty industry’s leading business event in Asia.  Companies showcasing their products at Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong spend the day before the show starts setting up their booths, getting their teams organized, and getting their products ready for exhibition.

CK&E is attending Cosmoprof Asia in association with the California Trade Alliance (CTA).  You can find John and Kim at the CTA’s California Pavilion, Hall 1E, Booth K4, adjacent to the USA Pavilion.  John and Kim will be on hand at Cosmoprof to meet with and assist beauty industry participants.  If you’re attending Cosmoprof Asia this year, please stop by and visit with them.

CK&E has represented companies in the beauty industry for more than 30 years.  CK&E attorneys regularly attend trade shows servicing the beauty industry as a way to connect with clients and keep abreast of industry trends and developments.

Kim Sim at Cosmoprof Asia 2014 John Conkle, Kim Sim at Cosmoprof Asia 2014 Cesar Arellanes, Kim Sim, Jake Rubenstein, John Conkle at Cosmoprof Asia 2014

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California Pavilion at Cosmoprof Asia to Host Visit by U.S. Consul General

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Conkle, Kremer & Engel is pleased to announce that Clifford A. Hart, Jr., the United States Consul General for Hong Kong and Macau, is scheduled to visit the California Pavilion at Cosmoprof Asia on November 12, 2014.  CK&E attorneys John Conkle and Kim Sim will attend Cosmoprof Asia in conjunction with the California Trade Alliance, which sponsors the California Pavilion, and they plan to be available to meet with the Consul General.  CK&E attorneys work with clients to facilitate their international business needs, from manufacturer-distributor relationships and brand protection to government relations and regulatory compliance.  If you are attending Cosmoprof Asia this year, stop by and visit the California Pavilion – it will be time well spent.

 

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The Conkle Firm Sponsors Celebrity Chef Event at Cosmoprof Asia

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DSCN0261_edited-1Conkle, Kremer & Engel is pleased to be the exclusive sponsor of the Happy Hour event hosted by the California Trade Alliance at Cosmoprof Asia, featuring appetizers by celebrity chef Christian Navarro of Hella Fraiche fame.  On November 12 & 13, participants at Cosmoprof Asia will be welcomed to the California Pavilion for afternoon repast and refreshments, provided courtesy of Chef Christian and his Hella Fraiche team.  The Hella Fraiche team has appeared worldwide and has been featured in LA Magazine, LA Times, Esquire, AOL, Chowhound, LAist, NBC, and Fox.  As Chef Christian says, “Hella Fraiche is a culinary passion. Our product is love and unexpected experiences. We listen. We serve.”

If you are attending Cosmoprof Asia, please stop by the California Pavilion to meet John Conkle and Kim Sim, and let us know if you would like to attend the Happy Hour event to enjoy a delicious break from the usual trade show fare.  The event hours are 3:30 – 5:30 pm, and the location is Hall 1E, Booth K4, the California Pavilion.

 

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The Conkle Firm Will Attend Cosmoprof Asia November 12-14, 2014

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Conkle, Kremer & Engel attorneys John Conkle and Kim Sim will attend the Cosmoprof event for the Asia Pacific region in Hong Kong on Nov. 12-14, 2014.  Cosmoprof Asia will feature more than 2,350 exhibitors in the beauty industry, and expects more than 64,000 visitors from all over the world.  There will be 22 national and group pavilions.  Given the prominence of California’s personal care product industry, CK&E is proud to attend the Hong Kong event in association with the California Pavilion organized by the California Trade Alliance.  CK&E will meet with clients and correspondent counsel to facilitate business between manufacturers, distributors and vendors in the Asia Pacific region and the United States, with particular emphasis on California businesses.  Brand protection and distributor relations are always a major concern when doing business between the U.S. and Asia, and CK&E attorneys are there to help.  If you will be attending Cosmoprof Asia this year, please let us know and we will try to make arrangements for a meeting at the event.
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