Highlights from the 2023 Annual HSCG Conference

The Annual HSCG Conference was a wonderful experience and great success last week, held in Kansas City, MO, with this year being our first time exhibiting since before COVID, and boy, are we glad to be back!  With 258 attendees this year, we were honored to meet both new and existing customers and further strengthen connections with new crafters, hobbyists, and soap & bath bomb manufacturers. It was a pleasure gifting all attendees exclusive vouchers and swag such as our branded soap-dishes that are an identical replica of the wooden pallets we ship on!  Jedwards’ booth was loaded with samples of our product line from essential oils to butters, waxes, oleochemicals, and natural carrier oils.  We can’t forget the display of products from one of our most valued partners, Stephenson, along with a $75.00 Stephenson product voucher gifted to all attendees who have yet to order a Stephenson material from us.   

For those new to the industry or simply unaware of the Stephenson brand, check out Stephenson’s portfolio here. A leading manufacturer of melt-and-pour soap bases, shampoo & hair conditioner bases, among other topical personal-care and cosmetic products, their products are ideal for formulators who wish to easily create custom bases and soaps on a small or large scale. As a proud distributor of Stephenson products, we’re honored to bring their offerings to the US and expand our own catalog with their high-quality, easy to use materials. 

Our sales manager Gigi at the Stephenson booth!

In addition to our complimentary samples and vouchers, we offered attendees the opportunity to take advantage of our Spin-To-Win Wheel, happily giving out $50 and $25 vouchers along with Free Gallon and 15% off coupons.  In addition to exploring the exhibitor room, attendees joined a variety of applicable classes, courses, workshops, seminars, certification classes, and networking events, such as Karaoke Night and Taco Night to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! 

Our spin to win wheel!
Pallet Soap Dishes filled with samples!

While we enjoyed visiting the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, we’re thrilled to exhibit next year in New England with the 2024 conference being held in Hartford, CT – a hop, skip, and a jump from us located just south of Boston! If you have yet to attend a HSCG conference and are in the soap making industry, don’t miss out next year as it will surely be worth your while.  Jedwards proudly gifts every attendee a free shipping voucher up to $500.00 off in shipping charges towards one order simply for attending the conference and stopping by our booth – we hope to see new faces and meet you next year!