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, 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
      Speaker
      Mr.  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, 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
              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

                          Fragrance Creators' Farah Ahmed will moderate a panel consisting of fragrance professionals 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.... Read More
                          Speaker(s)
                          Moderator
                          Farah Ahmed
                          President & CEO
                          Fragrance Creators Association
                          • 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, 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, 2:00 PM - 2:45 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
                                    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.
                                    • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                    Friday, July 01, 2:45 PM - 3:15 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

                                      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 the... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Panel Member
                                        Itika Oldwine Grimble
                                        Founder
                                        OldVine Fragrance
                                        • Conference Session - Main Stage