Beautorium President Ann Francke To Present on Ethical Retailing at HBA Global Expo 2009

September 10, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
NEW YORK, NY — (September 10, 2009) - Ann Francke, Beautorium President and Co-founder, will present "Ethical Retailing: Growing Green Beauty - Without the Wash" at the 17th Annual HBA Global Expo & Conference. 

Francke's presentation will be part of HBA's session entitled "SUSTAINABILITY FROM A-Z: Prioritizing the Initiatives to Drive Profitability." She will be joined by Dan Sanker, CEO & Founder of CaseStack, Inc., and Sharon Christie, Founder of Aromafloria, on the panel, Tuesday, September 15, 2:30 p.m - 4 p.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.  

Francke will address how to grow green beauty ethically, what green beauty and green retailers can learn from conventional beauty brands and conventional retailers, and vice versa.  She will define ethical retailing, discuss best practices and offer practical suggestions to help grow the category.  Franke will also explain how and why beauty brands Juice Beauty, Korres Materia Herba and Trilogy all exemplify effective ethical retailing.

Additionally, the panel will address how most companies realize the importance of providing sustainable packaging for consumers, yet there is often a disconnect when communicating this concept to consumers.  They will speak to strides being made in sustainable packaging as well as methods to effectively introduce initiatives to consumers. 

Francke is currently responsible for all facets of Beautorium's business including the company's overall vision, strategy, sales and marketing.  Her recent speaking engagements have included The TNS Media Digital CMO Summit, an annual invitation-only event that brings marketing leaders together to discuss how the internet and digital media are transforming their businesses, and the Natural Beauty Summit.

About HBA Global Expo:
HBA Global Expo, produced by UBM International Media, is the most important product development event and educational forum in the industry for the beauty, health and wellness industries. Showcasing everything from formula to finish, HBA attracts beauty and personal care professionals from all over the world. Both the exhibition and educational program focuses on three key areas of business: Marketing, Technical and Naturals.  The 17th Annual HBA Global Expo & Conference will take place September 15-17, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. For more information on the HBA events go to 

About Beautorium:
An online marketplace for the planet's premier collection of natural and organic beauty care, we take the guesswork out going green by offering a careful edit of the world's most effective and ethical natural beauty brands. The beauty world is saturated with "natural" and "organic" products and it's hard to know what's real and if it works. Beautorium has hand-picked and carefully screened over 650 products from 20 brands according to 5 selective criteria to ensure consumers get an authentic, effective and elegant experience. For more information go to