The Cosmetics Industry Buyers & Suppliers (CIBS) is a nonprofit, professional organization, which encompasses the entire spectrum of the fragrance and beauty packaging industry. Based in New York City, CIBS members include professionals from the skincare, cosmetics, hair, fragrance, componentry, ingredients and manufacturing industries. Teaming up with buyers and suppliers along with publishers & retailers provides a multi-level approach to multi-generational growth for appreciating our past, experiencing our present and creating our future.
Officially created in 1948, a small group of cosmetic industry purchasing and salespeople, who were looking for “friendly surroundings” and a place to meet, held their first informal meeting on December 4, 1947. From that humble beginning, CIBS was established. Today, the CIBS membership community is proud to provide opportunities for thousands to meet, host and feel a part of our evolving marketplace. We continue to encourage membership enrollment and participation.
CIBS provides members with unique social networking opportunities through our monthly meetings, which features prominent guest speakers, and our special events throughout the year. With the commitment to excellence in the industry, CIBS participates with scholarship programs, ensuring future generations of leaders.
We stand proud as a united organization for the support of all levels and values in the growing global market of today’s beauty and lifestyle industry.
In keeping with our charter to help young people enter our industry (CIBS) awards the annual Eugene M. Roberts Memorial Scholarship to a Rutgers University School of Engineering each April as well as scholarships to outstanding students in the Package Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology each December.
For more information regarding these scholarships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org