WPC Postponed until December 2020

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
. For more information.

Conference Sessions

Select Criteria: Session Type = Conference Session - Main Stage

Tuesday, December 15, 8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

    Digital disrupters in scent emitting and more recently odor detection are infiltrating our world. Which ones truly hold potential? This does not solely depend on their technological capabilities but most importantly depend on their user experience and the role and story they play in our lives. This talk will be... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Olivia Jezler
    Founder
    Future of Smell
    • Conference Session - Main Stage

    Tuesday, December 15, 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

      The Fragrance Industry has become a melting pot of artistic and scientific ideas to create beautiful fragrances that have the consumer feel good in their ever day life. Whether it were that the consumer wants to convey to the world that they are, confident, active, sexy or just clean, there... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Jessica Reichert
      Perfumer
      Premier Specialties Inc
      • Conference Session - Main Stage

      Tuesday, December 15, 8:50 AM - 9:30 AM

        This session takes attendees around the world of fragrance, looking at each stage of the fragrance value chain through the lenses of sustainability, regulation and industry initiatives. The IFRA team and members will guide them through the value chain, step by step – from the supply of raw materials, to fragrance creation, to consumer goods, to... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        David O'Leary
        Communications Director
        IFRA-The International Fragrance Association
        Speaker
        Hans Holger Gliewe
        Chairman
        International Fragrance Association
        Speaker
        Martina Bianchini
        President
        IFRA-The International Fragrance Association
        • Conference Session - Main Stage

        Tuesday, December 15, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

          Firmenich offers an exclusive look inside Dreamwood. With nature as its inspiration, Firmenich releasd white biotech ingredient Clearwood in 2014; then, Ambrox Super in 2016, and Z11 in 2018. Today, the newest natural, 100% white biotech, sandalwood-like ingredient was just introduced in the Firmenich creation palette as a captive ingredient.... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker
          Julien Firmenich
          Vice President Sales, Ingredients, Perfumery
          Firmenich
          • Conference Session - Main Stage

          Tuesday, December 15, 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM

            Conscious consumers today demand products that have a positive impact, brands that lead the way responsibly and companies that put these considerations before traditional business drivers. Firmenich’s new 5-step program to give customers the keys to creating natural and sustainable fragrances. The “Creation for Good” program is the culmination of... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker
            Juliette Sicot-Crevet
            VP Business Development Naturals & Sustainability Perfumery Division
            Firmenich
            • Conference Session - Main Stage

            Tuesday, December 15, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

              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
              • Conference Session - Main Stage

              Tuesday, December 15, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                Between tradition and modernity, this workshop outlines how to customize fragrances for new players, influencers and iconic brands using science new technologies, sustainable ingredients, social media and the art of listening to translate emotions into fragrances....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Catherine Selig
                Senior Fine Fragrance Perfumer
                Takasago
                • Conference Session - Main Stage

                Tuesday, December 15, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                  The world of perfumery is being taken into a new direction as new studies on how scents can affect emotional wellbeing are reaching consumers faster and faster, increasing the search for such benefits in products that are being launched on the market. The present case shows how using the knowledge generated by a... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Anne Churchill
                  Research Fellow
                  Givaudan UK Ltd
                  Speaker
                  Paulo Alexandre dos Santos Roseiro
                  R&D Director, Grupo Boticário
                  • Conference Session - Main Stage

                  Tuesday, December 15, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                    In a time when consumers are increasingly curious about what’s in their products, Fragrance Creators Association built FragranceConservatory.com to be a one-stop shop for contextualized, sound and science-based information about fragrance ingredients, benefits, safety, sustainability, and more. For the first time, the fragrance industry is sharing its story in its... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker
                    Farah Ahmed
                    President & CEO
                    • Conference Session - Main Stage

                    Wednesday, December 16, 8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

                      One of the oldest civilizations of the world, India is a land of diversities with ancient rituals, distinct cultures, and various festivals and ceremonies. It is a vibrant assortment of uncountable and sophisticated spices, herbs and flowers native to the country. Of its population of more than 1.3 billion, 50%... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker
                      Manoj Arora
                      Chief Perfumer & Managing Director
                      Sacheerome Fragrance & Flavour
                      • Conference Session - Main Stage

                      Wednesday, December 16, 9:05 AM - 9:45 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
                        Sr. Perfumer
                        Givaudan
                        • Conference Session - Main Stage

                        Wednesday, December 16, 9:45 AM - 10:10 AM

                          Artificial intelligence and machine learning are having incredible impact in all areas of business, and moreso today in flavor & fragrance. But what exactly is artificial intelligence, and how is it different than machine learning? More importantly, how could it be useful in flavor and fragrance? Google is a world... Read More
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker
                          Alexander Wiltschko
                          Senior Research Scientist
                          Google
                          • Conference Session - Main Stage

                          Wednesday, December 16, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

                            The art and science of design a modern fragrance is a centenary process based on the perfumer's expertise, to perform the harmonic combination of the ingredientes. A perfumer must create a fragrance that has great agradabillity, be unique and meet technical performance requirements. In industry, fragrances are evaluated by olfactive... Read More
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker
                            Paulo Alexandre dos Santos Roseiro
                            R&D Director, Grupo Boticário
                            • Conference Session - Main Stage

                            Wednesday, December 16, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

                              Discovering the future of fragrance through the advancement of technology and uncovered consumer trends, Emily examines fragrance disrupters and how culture shapes innovations. This session explores what it means for digitally native brands to develop and sell fragrance, how the consumer is purchasing in the age of digital, and the... Read More
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker
                              Emily Bond
                              Head of Fine Fragrances, NOAM
                              Givaudan
                              • Conference Session - Main Stage

                              Wednesday, December 16, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Rafael Trujillo
                                Research Fellow and Master F&HC perfumer
                                Procter & Gamble
                                Sponsored by

                                • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                Wednesday, December 16, 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

                                  John Cherkauskas, vice president, R&D, scent at IFF will present what consumers are saying about upcycling, and IFF and LMR’s waste upcycling journey. He will challenge audience members to consider how they can do more good for the planet through a review of waste upcyclings initiatives, learnings, and future plans....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker
                                  John Cherkauskas
                                  Vice President, Global Scent Research
                                  International Flavors & Fragrances
                                  • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                  Wednesday, December 16, 3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

                                    A frank conversation focused on the relationship between perfumer and client. ...
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker
                                    Roger Schmid
                                    Global Innovation Advisor
                                    Natura & Co
                                    • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                    Thursday, December 17, 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

                                      Segolene, vice president, HR, of IFF's scent division will present the company's initiatives to find, select, train, and grow the perfumers and talent of the future....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker
                                      Segolene Prot
                                      VP Global HR Business Partner, Scent
                                      IFF
                                      • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                      Thursday, December 17, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

                                        Steve will present the positive impact that fragrances have on people’s well-being and as a father and member of the community, how perfumers can rethink creation to use more renewable and repurposed materials to do more good for the planet....
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Stephen Nicoll
                                        Master Perfumer
                                        International Flavors & Fragrances
                                        • Conference Session - Main Stage

                                        Thursday, December 17, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                                          Suzanne McCormick, senior director of fragrance at Method, will discuss the company’s four pillars; approach to sustainability in both its product and community; and approach to working with fragrance houses....
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker
                                          Suzanne McCormick
                                          Method Products, Inc.
                                          • Conference Session - Main Stage