Happi’s Anti-Aging Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will be held September 20 & 21, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ, located near R&D facilities of major players in the skin care industry. The 2016 conference will cover key topics delivered by industry leaders, along with a tabletop exhibition featuring the leading suppliers to the anti-aging segment.

Happi’s Anti-Aging Conference & Tabletop Exhibition is your source for information on breakthrough technology, novel raw materials, regulatory activity and market research involving the multibillion-dollar global anti-aging industry.

Geria “During the past decade, the anti-aging category has been crowded with technologies that don’t always deliver on their promises. Our conference will remove the confusion surrounding this multibillion dollar category and parse the conflicting efficacy messages to reveal what’s worth the investment and what’s not.”
—Navin Geria, Conference Chairman


Here’s a look at the 2016 Schedule of Events:

DAY 1. Sept. 20, 2016

8:00-9:00 AM: BREAKFAST

9:00-9:15 AM: Opening remarks.

9:15-10:15 AM: Keynote. Dr. Joseph A. Schwarcz, McGill University, “Aging: Fact & Fancy.”


11:00-11:45 AM: Chérie M. Ditre, MD, “Anti-Aging Technologies—What Is New?”

11:45 AM -12:30 PM: Aanand N. Geria, MD, FAAD, “Why Retinoids Are a Gold Standard of Anti-Aging. From Basic Science to Anti-Aging Cosmeceuticals.”

12:30-2:00 PM: LUNCH

2:00-2:45 PM: Shyam Gupta, PhD, “How to Manage Cellular Degeneration and How Gene Expression Enhance the Efficacy of Anti-Aging Products.”


3:15-5:00 PM: Dermatological Roundtable
• Dr. Robb Akridge, PhD, co-founder and president, Clarisonic, “The Benefits of Using Devices and Formulating Skin Care Products for Devices.”
• Raqiyyah Pippins, Esq, “How to Navigate the Regulatory Landscape.”
• Dr. Estee Williams, MD FAAD, “Skin Aging—The Causation Factors.”

5:00-6:00 PM: COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND PRIZE DRAWINGS (must be present to win).

DAY 2. Sept. 21, 2016

7:45-8:45 AM: BREAKFAST

8:45-9:45 AM: Keynote. Seemal N. Desai, MD, FAAD, “Shedding Light on Skin Lightener Trends.”

9:45-10:30 AM: Jennifer Stansbury, CEO, The Benchmarking Company, “Clinical and Consumer Claims – When, How and Why to Use Each to Bolster Sell-through and Mitigate Legal Risk.”

10:30-11:15 AM: Dr. Rebecca Lu, MD, “Cytokines, Growth Factors, Stem Cells, Peptides and Sirtuins. What roles do they play in anti-aging?”

11:15-11:30 AM: COFFEE BREAK

11:30 AM -1:15 PM: Regulatory Roundtable moderated by Georgia Ravitz, Esq., Arent Fox
• Julia Solomon Ensor, Enforcement Division, Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.
• Annie Ugurlayan, senior staff attorney, National Advertising Division, Council of Better Business Bureaus.
• Ryan Aguillon, Division of Import Operations, US Food and Drug Administration.

1:30-2:30 PM: LUNCHEON PRESENTATION. Mark Steele, CEO, Neostrata, “How a Little Company Changed the Face of Anti-Aging Around the World.”