Conference Sessions

Conference sessions are still being added regularly. Check back soon for more updates!

Please note all times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

Select Criteria: Session Type = Conference Session - Main Stage

Wednesday, June 29, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    The interactive TED-type talk will discuss the evolving consumer preferences and regulatory headwinds are changing what the perfumer needs to deliver. Advances in biotechnology, chemistry and artificial intelligence will help but require perfumers to adapt to new ways of working. The job will change more in the next ten years than... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Phil Porter
    Research Fellow, Senior Perfumer
    Procter & Gamble
    • Conference Session - Main Stage

    Wednesday, June 29, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

      The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on all sectors of the global economy. While some categories saw massive declines in demand, fragrances managed to buck home seclusion trends that plagued other social-facing beauty categories and maintain historic momentum over a two-year period. The pandemic unexpectedly refreshed global demand... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Kayla Villena
      Industry Manager, Beauty and Personal Care
      Euromonitor International
      • Conference Session - Main Stage

      Wednesday, June 29, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

        Mane junior perfumer, Ugo Charron, alongside journalist, Emmanuelle Dancourt (perfect anosmic), explain the concept of anosmia and try to find new ways to describe fragrances with the use of synesthetic language.  ...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Emmanuelle Dancourt
        Journalist
        Anosmie.org
        Speaker
        Ugo Charron
        Junior Perfumer
        MANE
        • Conference Session - Main Stage

        Wednesday, June 29, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

          Berjé's Michelle Bruckman is set to dive into this two-part "Formulating with Woods" presentation. The 30-minute talk will highlight a handful of woody ingredients, including cedarwood and how she uses each differently in formulations. Bruckman will also touch on the sustainability aspects of each highlighted ingredient. Part two will be hosted... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker
          Michelle Bruckmann
          Perfumer
          Berjé
          • Conference Session - Main Stage

          Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

            Quintis picks up the tail end of the two-part "Formulating with Woods" presentation series. The 30-minute talk will highlight a handful of woody ingredients, including sandalwood and how speaker Pierre Bénard uses each differently in formulations.    ...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker
            Pierre Bénard
            Creative Perfumer, Perfumery Education Consultant
            Quintis
            • Conference Session - Main Stage

            Wednesday, June 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

              United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’S) are a framework, agreed as priority challenges we as a global society face, essential to address for global improvement.At the recent COP26, the nations of the world came together to agree on tangible actions to reach key goals in line with the 2015 Paris... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker
              Pamela Asplund
              Global Director Fragrance & Sensory Enrichment
              Reckitt
              • Conference Session - Main Stage

              Wednesday, June 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                How has perfumery evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic and as the world begins to transition in the months that follow? Symrise Master Perfumer, Dirk Braun, takes the stage at the 2022 World Perfumery Congress to discuss the increased responsibility to nature, consumer health and hygiene. Braun will also explore the nuances of developing fragrances... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Dirk Braun
                Master Perfumer
                Symrise
                • Conference Session - Main Stage

                Wednesday, June 29, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                  What are the global regulatory trends that are shaping the fragrance value chain? What is the impact of regulation on sustainability, innovation and wellbeing? With the IFRA team and members as your guides, this session takes you on a world tour, looking at different stages of the fragrance chain and how... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  David O'Leary
                  Communications Director
                  IFRA - The International Fragrance Association
                  Speaker
                  Hans Holger Gliewe
                  Chairman
                  IFRA - The International Fragrance Association
                  Speaker
                  Martina Bianchini
                  President
                  IFRA - The International Fragrance Association
                  • Conference Session - Main Stage

                  Wednesday, June 29, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                    We are at a time where all companies define their 'purpose' to not only deliver financial performance but also contribute to society and the environment. This session aims at showing the important role that innovation plays in contributing to delivering on a strong company purpose in a world where consumers... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker
                    Jeremy Compton
                    Global Head of Science and Technology - Fragrances
                    Givaudan (Switzerland)
                    • Conference Session - Main Stage

                    Thursday, June 30, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

                      Since Neolithic times, humankind has used odorant substances for spiritual and profane purposes. Vegetal raw materials were omnipresent. With technological evolution and the organic chemistry growth during the 19th century, synthetic ingredients have progressively replaced natural ones. Economy, ecology, toxicology, regulation as well as trends evolution have accelerated the neglect... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker
                      Pascal Portes
                      R&D Director, Natural Ingredients and Fragrances
                      Laboratoires M&L, Groupe L'Occitane
                      • Conference Session - Main Stage

                      Thursday, June 30, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

                        This presentation explores how fragrances contributed to creating more calming spaces during the pandemic as well as utilizing fragrance as a booster for emotional and physical wellbeing. A big change in market trends and consumer’s perspective has been observed during the pandemic, how does this look as we move forward?... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Neha Okhade
                        Perfumer
                        Agilex Fragrances
                        • Conference Session - Main Stage

                        Thursday, June 30, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

                          According to Grand View Market Research*, the global perfume market size was valued at $31.4 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2019 to 2025. With such potential for exponential growth, WPC has tapped an industry expert to weigh in on what types... Read More
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker
                          Melissa Hago
                          VP, Creative Director
                          Fashion Snoops
                          • Conference Session - Main Stage

                          Thursday, June 30, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

                            Givaudan perfumers dissect the changing landscape of naturals and the impact on the olfactive horizon. In this session, a passionate botanist and chemical engineer exchange varying perspectives and distinct approaches on formulating with naturals in fine fragrance. In the midst of a proactive wellness revolution, the discussion will highlight how... Read More
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker
                            Rodrigo Flores-Roux
                            Vice President, Perfumery
                            Givaudan
                            Speaker
                            Stephen NIlsen
                            Senior Perfumer
                            Givaudan
                            • Conference Session - Main Stage

                            Thursday, June 30, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                              This roundtable discussion consists of fragrance professionals trying to answer the burning question, “what does stewardship mean in this digital era?” These experts will weigh in on how transparency, beyond formulation, is becoming increasingly important as a consumer demand as well as within the data ecosystems. Where is the industry... Read More
                              Speaker(s)
                              Panel Member
                              Cynthia Reichard
                              Executive Vice President, Director of Client Services
                              Arylessence
                              Panel Member
                              Farah Ahmed
                              President & CEO
                              Fragrance Creators Association
                              Panel Member
                              Sumit Bhasin
                              SVP, Corporate Fragrance R&D, PD and Innovation
                              Estee Lauder Companies
                              • Conference Session - Main Stage

                              Thursday, June 30, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                We are today at crossroads for perfumery, a very important moment for transformation, where we witness some great shifts happening and disrupting this industry: from consumers preferences post-COVID to new consumers entering the market with different olfactive preferences, to a changing role of fragrances in people’s lives, new applications of... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Frank Voelkl
                                Principal Perfumer
                                Firmenich
                                Speaker
                                Ilaria Resta
                                Global President Perfumery / Executive Board Director
                                Firmenich
                                • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                Thursday, June 30, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                  One of the oldest civilizations of the world, India is a land of diversities with ancient rituals, distinct cultures, various festivals and ceremonies. It is a vibrant assortment of uncountable and sophisticated spices, herbs and flowers native to the country. India has always been a land of olfactory indulgence where... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker
                                  Manoj Arora
                                  Chief Perfumer & Managing Director
                                  Sacheerome Fragrance & Flavour
                                  • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                  Thursday, June 30, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                                    From candles to cleaning products, most consumers prefer and purchase scented versions of common household consumer products. During this presentation, Herz will explain “real aromatherapy” and how scents influence our health and wellness through the uniquely direct psychological and neurological relationship between the sense of smell and emotion, learning, memory. Research showing... Read More
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker
                                    Rachel Herz, Ph.D.
                                    Neuroscientist, Faculty Member at Brown University and Boston College
                                    Speaker
                                    Rafael Trujillo
                                    Research Fellow, Master Perfumer
                                    Procter & Gamble
                                    • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                    Friday, July 01, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

                                      Vice president of Merchandising for Victoria's Secret Beauty, Kristen Lagoa, alongside Givaudan vice president perfumer, Adriana Medina, discuss what it takes to create a fragrance brand for women, by women and the evolving role of women in creative positions of leadership. As a new generation redefines the meaning of femininity, the dialog explores the... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker
                                      Adriana Medina
                                      Vice President Perfumer
                                      Givaudan
                                      Speaker
                                      Kristen Lagoa
                                      Vice President of Merchandising, Beauty and Accessories
                                      Victoria's Secret
                                      • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                      Friday, July 01, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

                                        While natural ingredients have been used by perfumers since the origins of perfumery, and their benefits often documented in aromatherapy bibliography, there has been little science-based research to assess their objective sensorial, psychological and physical benefits. This session will present how a combination of data science, neuroscience and other techniques... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Bernard Blerot
                                        R&D Director
                                        LMR Naturals by IFF
                                        • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                        Friday, July 01, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

                                          Independent perfumers represent less than 1% of the global market, so do we matter? Perfumery is the most secretive of creative professions—but now there’s the internet—and artisan perfumers are popping up like mushrooms worldwide. We’re the untapped (unpaid) R&D department of the perfume world. Letting down the drawbridge and collaborating with... Read More
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker
                                          Sarah McCartney
                                          Perfumer
                                          4160 Tuesdays Ltd
                                          • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                          Friday, July 01, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                             Calice Becker and Francis Kurkdjian take the stage to first discuss the latest updates within the International Society of Perfume-Creators (ISPC) followed by sharing their outlook on the future of perfumery. What’s on the horizon? Becker and Kurkdijan are ready to dig in and share their wisdom with WPC attendees.    ...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker
                                            Calice Becker
                                            Co-president
                                            International Society of Perfumer-Creators (ISPC)
                                            Speaker
                                            Francis Kurkdjian
                                            Co-president
                                            International Society of Perfumer-Creators (ISPC)
                                            • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                            Friday, July 01, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

                                              Sustainability continues to be among the top concerns in the fragrance industry. From sourcing to formulation to packaging, there are many factors for companies to keep top of mind while setting revised sustainability goals or prior to launching the latest collection. WPC has tapped industry experts to weigh in on the future... Read More
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Panel Member
                                              Cyril Gallardo
                                              Ingredients Director
                                              Mane
                                              Panel Member
                                              Guillaume Audy
                                              Sustainability Director
                                              Iberchem
                                              Panel Member
                                              Julien Firmenich
                                              VP, Product Strategy & Promotion
                                              Firmenich
                                              Panel Member
                                              Koenraad Vanhessche, Ph.D.
                                              Head of R&D
                                              ACS International
                                              Panel Member
                                              Nathalie Benareau
                                              Fine Fragrance Perfumer
                                              Symrise
                                              Panel Member
                                              Theodore Anastasiou, Ph.D.
                                              Vice President, Research and Development
                                              P2 Science, Inc.
                                              Panel Member
                                              Valery Claude
                                              VP Creation Design and Innovation
                                              International Flavors & Fragrances
                                              • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                              Friday, July 01, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                Shining a light on some of the newer brands in the fragrance industry, the "Fresh Faces in Fragrance" panel, is set to host a line-up of fragrance line founders who have joined the industry over the last few years. Panelists will share insight on their fragrance launch journey, challenges along... Read More
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Panel Member
                                                Bernardo Möller
                                                Creative Director & Founder
                                                House of Bō
                                                Panel Member
                                                Chris Collins
                                                Founder
                                                World of Chris Collins
                                                Panel Member
                                                Itika Oldwine Grimble
                                                Founder
                                                OldVine Fragrance
                                                Panel Member
                                                Keta Burke-Williams
                                                Co-founder & CEO
                                                Aspen Apothecary
                                                Moderator
                                                Linda Levy
                                                President
                                                The Fragrance Foundation
                                                • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                                Friday, July 01, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                  Yosh Han and Miriam Vareldzis will take the stage to discuss how to educate companies on the importance of language and storytelling. The duo will dig into diversity and nomenclature while providing real-life examples of how to talk to customers, especially vendors and marketers. This compelling presentation will speak about... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Miriam Vareldzis
                                                  Founder, Nose & Creative Director
                                                  Palette Naturals by 40notes, LLC.
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Yosh Han
                                                  Founder
                                                  YOSH olfactory sense
                                                  • Conference Session - Main Stage