Global Fragrance Summit 2022

São Paulo, Brazil | 8-10 November 2022

Welcome to the IFRA Global Fragrance Summit 2022

Welcome to the IFRA Global Fragrance Summit, which takes place from 8-10 November 2022 in São Paulo Brazil.

This 2022 event follows IFRA’s three previous annual meetings in Barcelona, Paris, and Singapore. It will showcase the essential value our industry adds throughout the fragrance value chain and the wider economy.

After our last event in Singapore, where we had more than 500 registrants, we are moving to a post-pandemic in-person and hybrid meeting for this year’s summit.

Our event will illuminate the latest global public policy, regulatory and business trends on: Biodiversity, Innovation and Sustainability and investigate the impact of the The Scent of Change on the fragrance value chain.

The 2022 Global Fragrance Summit is open to All.

You are most welcome to join us, preferably in-person in the Renaissance Hotel in São Paulo for an exciting program, quality dialogues and great networking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Martina Bianchini

IFRA President


IFRA Global Fragrance Summit 2022

The Scent of Change: Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Innovation

The IFRA Global Fragrance Summit is the premier annual event to learn and discuss the latest trends in public policy, regulation, and sustainability impacting the fragrance value chain. Sustainability has become the number 1 shared goal between governments and business and regulation sets the boundaries of fragrance creation and innovation. In 2022, the Summit illuminates the latest developments in biodiversity, sustainability and innovation – and their business and policy relevance.

Who should attend?
Open to all, the IFRA Global Fragrance Summit brings together all actors in the fragrance value chain: Regular IFRA members in multinational fragrance houses, National Member Associations, SMEs, upstream supplier companies, downstream consumer goods companies, partner associations, governments, media, and stakeholders.

What’s on the program?
The 2022 theme for the IFRA Global Fragrance Summit is ‘The Scent of Change: biodiversity, sustainability and innovation’ and features top-level speakers from inside and outside the industry and actors in the fragrance value chain.

On TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 we focus on how the latest global regulatory trends set the boundaries for fragrance creativity, and how IFRA’s programs and new alliances with customers and their associations advance the safe use of fragrance along the fragrance value chain.

On WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 we investigate how the three priority themes of Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Innovation drive the scent of change in the world of fragrance.

On THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 we go back to basics in our virtual Masterclass on ‘Back to Fragrance Essentials’.

Additionally, we offer ON DEMAND SESSIONS: previously recorded sessions due to time differences with other geographies. They can be viewed at the discretion of the participants.


PROGRAM

The IFRA Global Fragrance Summit 2022 has the theme ‘The Scent of Change: Biodiversity, Sustainability And Innovation’.

On Day 1, we look at regulation in different forms and in different parts of the world and how global regulatory trends may impact fragrance and its value chain. Regulation sets the boundaries for creativity and we all share the common goal of Safety First.

Day 2 brings together leaders from the fragrance industry, customers, our partners and stakeholders in the fragrance value chain looking ahead to how the themes of biodiversity, sustainability and innovation shape the direction of the industry to get fit for the future.

On Day 3, we go back to basics in our virtual Masterclass on ‘Back to Fragrance Essentials’.

Additionally, we offer ON DEMAND SESSIONS :: On Demand sessions are previously recorded and can be viewed at participants discretion – in order to accommodate viewers in different time zones.

*Please note all times listed are local times, São Paulo

On Day 1, we look at regulation in different forms and in different parts of the world and how global regulatory trends may impact fragrance and its value chain. Regulation sets the boundaries for creativity and we all share the common goal of Safety First.

  • Hans Holger Gliewe: IFRA Chairman

The safe use of fragrance is an imperative. The IFRA Code of Practice and the IFRA Standards are the foundation of the global fragrance industry’s approach towards the safe use of fragrance ingredients. With the IFRA Standard, the industry acts on the need to put safety first. This session on the IFRA Standards gives participants an update on progress relating to the forthcoming 51st Amendment to the Standards, as well as a forum to ask questions to our science team and invited experts.

  • Matthias Vey: IFRA Vice President, Scientific Affairs
  • Jennifer Dorts: IFRA Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Joris Theewis: IFF & Chair, IFRA Risk Management Task Force
  • Anne-Marie Api: Vice-President, The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)
  • Catherine GadrasManaging Director Regulatory Affairs and Safety Products, Robertet & Chair of the IFRA Task Force on Natural Complex Substances
  • Veronique Scailteur: Director – External Relations Perfumery, Chanel SA

Governments around the world are introducing ever more public policy initiatives to exit the need for animal testing and towards more ethical approaches.  Focusing on one of IFRA’s key global priorities, this session on the latest trends towards alternatives to animal testing examines the legal and market forces to reduce animal use and look at the development of innovative approaches.

  • Thomas Hartung: Director, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
  • Jim Romine: President, Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)
  • Rodrigo De Vecchi: CEO, Episkin Brazil
  • Matthias Vey: IFRA Vice President, Scientific Affairs  
  • Bianca Marigliani: Science Advisor, Humane Society International (HSI)

Brand owners in the global cosmetics industry and their associations are responding to global regulatory animal testing bans, and to consumer demands for safe cosmetics products with ingredients not tested on animals, as well as to environmental concerns. The International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) is a new global multistakeholder collaboration involving more than 40 cosmetics companies, trade associations, academia, NGOs and regulatory bodies to achieve widespread use of next generation approaches to replace animal testing. As a founding member of the ICCS, IFRA looks in this session at how this new global voluntary alliance responds to consumer, environmental and policy demands.

  • John Chave: Acting Executive Director, International Consortium on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS)
  • Christopher Choi: Vice President Safety and Regulatory, Takasago
  • Gregory Ladics: Head of Product Safety and Chemical Management, IFF
  • Amaia Irizar: IFRA Senior Toxicology Associate
  • Charles-François Gaudefroy: Global R&D Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, Unilever

This session kicks off with a dermatologist perspective on skin allergenicity and approaches to identify where the allergens come from.   It discusses how the International Dialogue on the Evaluation of Allergens (IDEA), a critical project to IFRA and the fragrance industry, has developed and promotes important tools to deal with fragrance allergens.  An extended fragrance ingredients surveillance study pilot project has started in May 2022; this session informs about the study with the objective to identify trends in the incidence of skin contact allergy, dermal sensitization and to make post market monitoring more relevant as an industry product stewardship program.

  • Thomas Rustemeyer: Professor of Dermato-Allergology and Occupational Dermatology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centre
  • Matthias Vey: IFRA Vice President, Scientific Affairs
  • Joris Theewis: Global Regulatory Strategic Lead, Scent, IFF & Chair, IFRA Risk Management Task Force

The global regulatory trend of restricting microplastics pollution originated in Europe, and rapidly rippled into APAC, North America and LATAM leading to a proposed United Nations global plastics/microplastics treaty estimated for 2024.  Microplastics bans will impact the use of fragrance encapsulation, and fragrance encapsulation technology must shift to biodegradable encapsulation systems to remain commercially viable.   This session highlights government initiatives on microplastics by countries around the world and shows how IFRA helps the industry to make the business and the policy case.

  • Eugenia Saldanha: IFRA Regional Director, Latin America
  • Luciana Castro: Senior VP Legal & Compliance Strategy, Advocacy and Business Ethics, Firmenich
  • Nicholas Georges: Senior Vice President, Scientific & International Affairs of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)

The fragrance value chain is operating in a global regulatory environment in which safety but also sustainability is driving ever more regulations. Europe is at the forefront of this trend with the new Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). This session reviews the regulatory developments on the CSS and its potential impact on tomorrow´s perfumer’s pallet.

  • Cristina Arregui: IFRA Global Regulatory Affairs Director
  • Aurélie Perrichet: IFRA Regional Director, Europe
  • John Chave: Director General, Cosmetics Europe
  • Felix Klug: Head of Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Services, Aroma Ingredients, BASF & Chair of IFRA CSS Strategy Group
  • Greg Adamson: Senior VP, Global Regulatory Affairs, Product Safety and Sustainability, Givaudan & IFRA ETC member
  • Susanne Zänker: Director General, AISE (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products)

This session introduces the EcoBeautyScore Consortium (EBS), a new voluntary global sustainability initiative of more than 40 cosmetics brand owners and associations connected to the cosmetics industry. IFRA is a member of the EBS consortium whose objective is to develop a common system for environmental footprint assessment of cosmetics products, to proactively act on upcoming regulation and to foster a culture of eco-design.   This will enable consumers to make more informed and sustainable purchasing decisions through a harmonised consumer layout.  

  • Jean-Philippe Montfort: Council of the EBS Mayer Brown
  • Sebastian Form: Director Applied Sustainability Nutrition & Health, BASF & Vice Chair of the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Committee
  • Iguatemi Costa: Senior Scientific Manager, Natura & Co
  • Hans Holger Gliewe, IFRA Chairman
  • Miguel Zavala: IFRA LATAM President

*Please note all times listed are local times, São Paulo

Day 2 brings together leaders from the fragrance industry, customers, our partners and stakeholders in the fragrance value chain looking ahead to how the themes of biodiversity, sustainability and innovation shape the direction of the industry to get fit for the future.

  • Martina Bianchini: IFRA President

This session on ‘Biodiversity and Business: sharing nature and preserving nature’ looks at the importance of biodiversity and demonstrate its relevance to all societal and economic systems. It presents case studies from different countries and regions – including our host country, Brazil.  We will seek deeper understanding of the role of business in preserving biodiversity and building more accountability into supply chains from a business point of view, including responsible sourcing. Can the fragrance industry protect and promote biodiversity – and if so, how?

Keynote speaker

  • Marco Lambertini: General Secretary, WWF International

Panel discussion with

  • Luiz Gustavo Bezerra: Partner, Mayer Brown / Tauil Chequer
  • Eder Ramos: Global President of Fragrance Division, Symrise & IFRA Board member& President, The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)
  • Rik Kutsch Lojenga: Executive Director, Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)
  • Nicolas Geiger: Business Development Executive (Americas), L’Occitane Group & Brand Director, L’Occitane au Brésil

The global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a powerful integrative framework demonstrating that the environment as the foundation of all business.  The  IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter, signed by more than 135 companies, forms the collective framework for action by the fragrance industry.  This session discusses the unique sustainability challenges and opportunities impacting fragrance from an economic, environmental and social dimension, and progress on the common priorities agreed in the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter.

Keynote

  • Izabella Teixeira: Co-Chair International Resource Panel – UN Environment & Former Environment Minister of Brazil

Panel discussion with

  • Jonathan Warr: Senior Vice President R&D, Market Research, Regulatory Affairs, Takasago & Chair, IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Committee
  • Steffen Götz: Vice President Business Management Aroma Ingredients, BASF
  • Keyvan Macedo: Sustainability Director, Natura &Co

This session on ‘Innovation and eco-innovation’ investigates some of the key innovations in the fragrance industry arising from regulatory, digital, technology, market and consumer trends and how they are changing the way the industry does business. Upcycling, artificial intelligence, green chemistry and biotechnology are among the focus, looking at how the industry collaborates with suppliers and customers and with policy makers to see transformation as an opportunity and innovate the palette of the future.

Presentation on “The IFRA Green Chemistry Compass: a design tool to get fit for the future”

Panel discussion with

  • Jeremy Compton: Global Head of Science and Technology – Fragrances, Givaudan
  • Eduardo Mattoso: General Director, Kaapi
  • Ilaria Resta: Global President Perfumery, Firmenich & IFRA Board member

Bringing the day to a close, members of the IFRA Board and fragrance value chain partners give their views on the place of fragrance in the world of tomorrow and the value of fragrance. They provide their insights on how we ensure that fragrance continues to be seen as essential – and how we can collaborate in the areas of biodiversity, sustainability, and innovation to get fit for the future.

Panel discussion facilitated by NEZ, with

  • Dominique Brunel: Director, Nez – le mouvement culturel olfactif
  • Martina Bianchini: IFRA President 
  • Eder Ramos: Global President of Fragrance Division, Symrise & IFRA Board member & President, The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)
  • Steffen Götz: Vice President Business Management Aroma Ingredients, BASF
  • Carlos Berzunza: President, CASIC – Council of the Cosmetics, Personal Care and Home Care Industry of Latin America
  • Hans Holger Gliewe, IFRA Chairman
  • GFS 2022 Dinner (venue tbc)

*Please note all times listed are local times, São Paulo

This 2-hour masterclass goes back to basics on fragrance essentials. The masterclass looks at the elements required to create a sustainable fragrance, and what it means for perfume creators. 

On Demand sessions are previously recorded and can be viewed at participants discretion – in order to accommodate viewers in different time zones.

  • ASIA-PACIFIC: Post pandemic outlook: Halal Business Opportunities and Indonesia Halal Regulation
  • ASIA-PACIFIC: Industry Preparedness to comply to the China Cosmetic Regulation (CSAR)
  • INDIA: Sustainable Supply Chains in the Fragrance Sector: Dr Anjan Ray, CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research India
  • EUROPE: Cosmetics Europe Consumer Survey with John Chave
  • EUROPE CSS: Link to EU Industry Days recordings on the CSS in Europe
  • SUSTAINABILITY WEBINAR with Paul Polman

SPEAKERS

Greg Adamson

SVP Global Regulatory Affairs, Product Safety & Sustainability
Givaudan

Anne Marie Api

Vice-President
The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)

Cristina Arregui

Global Regulatory Affairs Director
IFRA

Carlos Berzunza

President
CASIC

Luiz Gustavo Bezerra

Partner
Mayer Brown
Tauil Chequer

Martina Bianchini

President
IFRA

Luciana Castro

SVP Legal & Compliance Strategy, Advocacy and Business Ethics
Firmenich

John Chave

Director General
Cosmetics Europe

Christopher Choi

VP Safety and Regulatory
Takasago

Jeremy Compton

Global Head S&T – Fragrances
Givaudan

Iguatemi Costa

Senior Scientific Manager
Natura & Co

Jennifer Dorts

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager
IFRA

Sebastian Form

Director Applied Sustainability Nutrition & Health
BASF

Catherine Gadras

Mng. Director Regulatory Affairs and Safety Products
Robertet

Charles-François

Global R&D Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
UNILEVER

Nicolas Geiger

Business Development Executive (Americas)
L’Occitane Group

Nicholas Georges

SVP Scientific & International Affairs
Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)

Hans Holger Gliewe

Chairman
IFRA

Steffen Gotz

Vice President Business Management Aroma Ingredients
BASF

Thomas Hartung

Director
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

Amaia Irizar

Senior Toxicology Associate
IFRA

Felix Klug

Head of Global Regulatory Affairs – Aroma
BASF

Gregory Ladics

Head of Product Safety and Chemical Management
IFF

Marco Lambertini

General Secretary
WWF International

Rik Kutsch Lojenga

Executive Director
Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)

Keyvan Macedo

Sustainability Director
Natura & Co

Bianca Marigliani

Science Advisor
Humane Society International (HSI)

Eduardo Mattoso

General Director
Kaapi

Jean-Philippe Montfort

Council of the EBS
Mayer Brown

Aurélie Perrichet

Regional Director, Europe
IFRA

Eder Ramos

Global President of Fragrance Division
Symrise

Ilaria Resta

Global President Perfurmery
Firmenich

Jim Romine

President
Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)

Thomas Rustemeyer

Professor – Dermatology
Amsterdam University Medical Centre

Eugenia Saldanha

LATAM Director
IFRA

Veronique Scailteur

Director – External Relations Perfumery
Chanel SA

Izabella Teixeira

Co-Chair International Resource Panel & Former Environment Minister of Brazil
UN Environment

Joris Theewis

Global Regulatory Strategic Lead
IFF

Rodrigo De Vecchi

CEO
Episkin Brazil

Matthias Vey

Vice President Scientific Affairs
IFRA

Jonathan Warr

SVP R&D, Mkt Research, Regulatory Affairs
Takasago

Susanne Zänker

Director General
AISE (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products)

Miguel Zavala

President
IFRA LATAM

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Accommodation

GFS 2022 participants need to arrange their own accommodation individually.
IFRA has negotiated exclusive discounted accommodation rates with the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel, where the Summit is taking place.

To take advantage of the exclusive discounted rates, book your accommodation by September 14th by clicking at the following button:

Number of available rooms is limited! Reservations will be processed on a ‘first come, first served‘ basis, so it is the safest to book your room well in advance.

ANY QUESTIONS?

For media enquiries:
Charles de Lusignan, IFRA Communication Director, email: [email protected]

For IFRA matters:
Eugenia Saldanha, IFRA Regional Director – Latin America, email: [email protected]

For Summit enquiries:
Event Management for IFRA Global Fragrance Summit 2022, FanClub Brasil, email: [email protected]