Welcome to the virtual
Global Fragrance Summit 2021

The IFRA Global Fragrance Summit took place as an online event from 2-4 March 2021. Missed anything? Registered participants can now watch the sessions again and visit our virtual exhibition.

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Sharing ideas, moving forward


Welcome to the virtual Global Fragrance Summit 2021

We are living in turbulent times; an era of unexpected social, economic and political change. The way we live and work has been radically transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting new challenges to us all, while also being an accelerant for innovation and creativity.

The economic landscape is uncertain, with long-established consumer habits shaken up and an increased imperative for companies and associations to be flexible and responsive to changing demands.

And the pandemic has once again shaken the political kaleidoscope, which in turn is impacting regulatory landscapes. Governments are ramping up action on issues such as climate change, with signs of increased international cooperation and multilateralism.

This virtual Global Fragrance Summit examines the state of play for the fragrance industry in these turbulent times, as well as its future direction.
In our Open Forum session, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on our industry and how it can remain innovative and be a positive force for environmental, social and economic sustainability as we slowly emerge from the pandemic.

We investigate the role artificial intelligence plays in our industry, and how we balance its benefits with the need for human creativity. And we examine changing consumer tastes and consider how to meet individual expectations.

Our Knowledge Exchange sessions dig into the regulatory implications of our turbulent times, focusing on the impact of existing and new regulations around the world and a renewed emphasis on regulatory and voluntary sustainability initiatives by governments and private sector.

This year’s virtual Global Fragrance Summit is open and free to all: our online event welcomes members, partners and all those who are interested in the role fragrance plays as a safe and essential part of people’s lives.

The event takes place thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, and the contributions of our speakers from inside and outside the industry.

We hope that you will find the topics and discussions interesting and useful as we share ideas and move forward, together, into the post-pandemic era.

Martina Bianchini
The International Fragrance Association

Hans Holger Gliewe
The International Fragrance Association

For Summit enquiries

Event Manager for IFRA Global Fragrance Summit 2021
c/o icube events pte ltd
Tel : +65 6581 9383
Email : IFRA2021@icube-events.com

Lei Samekto (Ms)
Executive Assistant to IFRA President
Mobile : +32 49 626 4494
Email: lsamekto@ifrafragrance.org

For IFRA matters

The International Fragrance Association

Rohaya Mamat (Mdm)
Regional Director APAC
Mobile : +65 9614 9995
Email : rmamat@ifrafragrance.org 

For media enquiries

David O’Leary (Mr)
Communications Director
Mobile: +32 474 52 34 91
Email: doleary@ifrafragrance.org