June 3, 2020 Update
The World Perfumery Congress, the global forum to discuss fragrance creativity, ingredients and technology for industry professionals, is rescheduled for June 29 - July 1, 2021 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Originally slated for 2020, The event has been rescheduled due to the ongoing developments of COVID-19/coronavirus.
April 13, 2020 Update
4/13/2020 - Allured Business Media produces annual events for the Beauty, Spa, Fragrance & Flavor industries to share, learn, network and identify new suppliers and customers. Cancelling any of our events prematurely is a decision we don't take lightly, as these events are recognized by the community as signature events. That said, we're continuing to watch, monitor, work with our venue partners and carefully assess the risk as we approach the dates of our upcoming events. The health and safety of our customers, partners and staff is our highest priority.
If our events are approaching the scheduled dates for the show and the risk assessment from the CDC, etc is consistent with today, we'll put our plans in motion to postpone the show dates. We're working diligently with the facility and hotels respectively for all upcoming events. We have made the commitment to our customers, partners and team to re-assess the risks and make a final determination on the current dates with-in a couple months prior to the show.
If we in fact need to postpone our show dates, we will make everyone well aware of it in-advance, so you, we and everyone will be able to make the necessary changes without penalty. In addition, the airlines have been very transparent on their policy for making itinerary changes due to the coronavirus as well.
IFor now, please exercise the guidelines we've all been given and stay healthy, as we are... As we approach our deadline for postponing an event, we'll keep you well informed. Thank you for your attention and your continued confidence in the Allured events. We appreciate your support.
WPC Postponement Questions Answered
3/18/20 - FAQ's - As some of you have reached out to us with questions regarding the postponement of the 2020 World Perfumery Congress, we thought it best to ease your concerns by collecting those questions and posting the answers in a special FAQ. If you have a question that is not listed, please reach out to the contacts found in the document.
ABM Valued Customers & Partner Statement
3/16/20 - Valued customers & partners - Our thoughts are with you and your families. Our wish is that your businesses experience minimal disruption during these turbulent times. To ensure that Allured is not one of those disruptions, we’ve prepared an update on how Allured will continue to operate over the next few weeks. Click here for full statement.
Allured Business Media’s top priority is the health and safety of all participants at any Allured event or conference. This includes, but is not limited to, our attendees, exhibitors, market suppliers, staff, industry partners, and others involved. We will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and communicate updates as we are made aware of them. We are working hand in hand with our venue partners, their State, Local Authorities and Public Health Officials as well as the WHO and CDC..
WPC Postponed until December 2020
3/10/20 - After monitoring the rapidly evolving developments of COVID-19 (coronavirus) over the last several weeks and seeking the best available advice, Perfumer & Flavorist and the American Society of Perfumers have decided to postpone the 2020 World Perfumery Congress (WPC) until Tuesday, December 15 - Thursday, December 17, 2020.
This has been a difficult and unprecedented decision for a difficult and unprecedented moment. However, the health, comfort and safety of all of our attendees is paramount. Postponing the 2020 WPC will allow us to regroup and deliver the safe environment and top-notch fragrance event our industry deserves.
We are very grateful for your understanding and continued support, please be patient while WPC Staff assembles all of the questions and can address them all at once.
We look forward to seeing you all in December!