Day 1 - Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 2 March 2021



09:00-10:00 CET
(Central European Time)

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Washington: 03:00-04:00
São Paulo: 05:00-06:00
London/GMT/UTC: 08:00-09:00
New Delhi: 13:30-14:30
Singapore/Beijing: 16:00-17:00
Canberra: 19:00-20:00


Moderated by Rohaya Mamat, IFRA Asia-Pacific Regional Director

Managing APAC regulation: new challenges – and new opportunities?

This session looks at the growth of regulation in the APAC region and how it impacts our industry. What are the social, economic and environmental drivers for this is this new wave of regulation? What are the challenges and opportunities for the fragrance industry? And how can we manage the growth of regulation in the region and its impact around the world?

Roundtable discussion with speakers including:

Bronwyn Capanna (Executive Director, ACCORD – Australian hygiene, personal care and specialty products industry association)

Gil Perez (Co-chair, ASEAN Regulatory Co-operation Project; Workgroup Lead, Emerging Regulations, Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)

Bhashkar Mukerji (Givaudan), Chair, IFRA APAC Technical Committee

Shelly Yang (IFF), Chair, China Working Group

Alain Khaiat (President, CTFAS – Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Singapore)

14:00-15:00 CET
(Central European Time)

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Washington: 08:00-09:00
São Paulo: 10:00-11:00
London/GMT/UTC: 13:00-14:00
New Delhi: 18:30-19:30
Singapore/Beijing: 21:00-22:00
Canberra: 00:00-01:00, Wednesday 3 March

Global challenges in 2021 and beyond: sharing ideas on societal shifts and regulatory impacts
Moderated by Hans Holger Gliewe, IFRA Chairman

This session draws on the expertise of IFRA’s Executive Technical Committee for a senior-level look at the global regulatory trends in 2021 and beyond, with a focus on microplastics, risk management and endocrine disruptors. What will be the impact of social, economic and environmental change – and in particular, what does an increased focus around the world on sustainability mean for our industry?

Overviews followed by a roundtable discussion with speakers including:

Microplastics: Luciana Castro (Firmenich), Vice-Chair, IFRA Executive Technical Committee

Risk management for mixtures: Greg Adamson (Givaudan), IFRA Executive Technical Committee

Endocrine disruptors: Felix Klug (BASF), IFRA Executive Technical Committee 

Boris Mueller (Symrise), Chair, IFRA Risk Management Task Force

Matthias Vey, IFRA Vice-President, Scientific Affairs

Cristina Arregui, IFRA Regulatory Affairs Director

Day 2 - Knowledge Exchange

Wednesday, 3 March 2021



10:00-11:00 CET
(Central European Time)

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Washington: 04:00-05:00
São Paulo: 06:00-07:00
London/GMT/UTC: 09:00-10:00
New Delhi: 14:30-15:30
Singapore/Beijing: 17:00-18:00
Canberra: 20:00-21:00

Sustainability in every sense – navigating regulatory demands and voluntary initiatives
Moderated by David O’Leary, IFRA Communications Director

Sustainability is an imperative for our industry and our world. But what does this mean in practice? This session looks at sustainability in different senses, from the European Union’s regulation-driven approach via the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, to the global Nagoya Protocol, to the voluntary IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter – with an early glimpse of the Charter’s first annual report, to be published in Spring 2021.

Roundtable discussion with speakers including:

Martina Bianchini, IFRA President

Maria Julia Oliva
(Deputy Director & Senior Coordinator for ABS and Policy, Union for Ethical Biotrade)

Sven Ballschmiede (Executive Director, International Organization of the Flavor Industry – IOFI)

Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat (Firmenich), Global Head of Sustainability

Stéphanie Paquin-Jaloux (Firmenich), IFRA-IOFI Nagoya Protocol TF Vice-Chair

17:30-18:30 CET
(Central European Time)

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Washington: 11:30-12:30
São Paulo: 13:30-14:30
London/GMT/UTC: 16:30-17:30
New Delhi: 22:00-23:00
Singapore/Beijing: 00:30-01:30, Thursday 4 March
Canberra: 03:30-04:30,
Thursday 4 March


Chemical Control Legislation – what does it mean for the fragrance industry?
Moderated by Maria Eugenia Saldanha, IFRA Latin America Regional Director

Chemical Control Legislation is developing in Latin America and around the world and is having a major impact on our industry and our partners. This session will look at both emerging regulation on chemicals control and at changes to existing systems around the world.

Roundtable discussion with speakers including:

Cristina Arregui (IFRA Regulatory Affairs Director)

Eduardo Alexandro Juarez Salomo (MANE), VP SOAM RAPS; Chair, IFRA LATAM Technical Committee

Daniel Rios (Givaudan), Product Stewardship Manager, Americas; Co-Chair, ICCA Latin America Regulatory Cooperation Forum (LARCF)

Maria Ruiz-Cuevas (International Chemicals Manager, Industrial Policy, Cefic; Representative, ICCA –  International Council of Chemical Associations)

Carlos Berzunza (President, CASIC – Council of the Cosmetics, Personal Grooming and Home Care Industry of Latin America)

Day 3 - Open Forum

Thursday, 4 March 2021

13:00-16:15 CET
(Central European Time)
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Washington: 07:00-10:15
São Paulo: 09:00-12:15

London/GMT/UTC: 12:00-15:15


New Delhi: 17:30-20:45
Singapore/Beijing: 20:00-23:15
Canberra: 23:00-02:15, Friday 5 March



13:00 CET
(Central European Time)

Sharing ideas, moving forward

Opening remarks by Hans Holger Gliewe (IFRA Chairman)

13:10 CET
(Central European Time)


Sustainability and innovation in the fragrance industry post-COVID-19
Michael Carlos (IFRA Chairman Emeritus; Co-Chair, IFRA India Task Force)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the fragrance industry. While hard-hit sectors like fine fragrance seek to recover their market share, once the pandemic is over there may be more fundamental changes in the approach of our business. How will the post-pandemic era affect our business?

13:40 CET
(Central European Time)

SESSION 1 – sponsored by IFF
Sustainability and innovation in the fragrance industry post-COVID-19: rising to the challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked social, economic and political change. How does this new landscape impact our business? Will 2021 bring a new focus on sustainability, climate change and global responses? How should the fragrance industry respond, and how do we continue to grow and innovate in a post-pandemic world while protecting biodiversity and addressing climate change?

Panel debate with speakers including:

Marco Mensink (Director-General, Cefic – European Chemical Industry Council)

Hans Holger Gliewe (IFRA Chairman)

Kip Cleverley (IFF), Vice-President, Global Sustainability

Julia Raquet (BASF), Senior Vice-President for Animal Nutrition and Aroma Ingredients; IFRA Board member

Hussein Fakhry
(Chair, IFEAT – The International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades)

Dr John Warner (Co-founder, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry)

14:25 CET
(Central European Time)


14:30 CET
(Central European Time)

Best of both worlds: how do we combine artificial and human intelligence?

Our economies and societies are changing rapidly as a result of digitalization and the growth of artificial intelligence. But what does this mean for the traditional art of perfumery and the way our industry works? In this session, we will investigate the opportunities that artificial intelligence provide to assess, order and understand fragrance, and to help develop new creations. And we’ll debate where the balance lies between AI and human intelligence: what is the role of the perfumer in the 21st century?

Panel debate with speakers including:

Alex Wiltschko (Staff Research Scientist, Google Brain)

Adrian David Cheok (Director, Imagineering Institute, Malaysia)

David Apel (Symrise), Vice President and Senior Perfumer

Calice Becker (Givaudan), Vice President Perfumer and Head of Givaudan Perfumery School

15:15 CET
(Central European Time)


15:20 CET
(Central European Time)

SESSION 3 – sponsored by Firmenich
Consumer is king (or queen): how do we meet increasingly individual demands?

Our societies are becoming increasingly atomized, with consumers able to tailor their working lives, cultural experiences and consumption to individual tastes, desires and sensitivities. Consumers are also increasingly able to use apps and other online tools to make their own assessments about the products they use and even drive change. This session looks at how consumers look to products to address their tastes and their social, environmental and ethical concerns. What role can and should the fragrance industry play in addressing these demands?

Panel debate with speakers including:

Ilaria Resta (Firmenich), President, Global Perfumery; IFRA Board member

Thierry Audibert (International Society of Perfumer-Creators – SIPC)

Patrick O’Quin (FEBEA – French Federation of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Companies)

Muti Arintawati, Director, Assessment Institute for Food, Drug and Cosmetic, The Indonesian Council of Ulama

Amanda Lim (Editor, CosmeticsDesignAsia)

16:05 CET
(Central European Time)

Concluding remarks by Martina Bianchini, IFRA President

Day 4 - Open Session

Friday, 5 March 2021



12:00-13:00 CET
(Central European Time)
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Washington: 06:00-07:00
São Paulo: 08:00-09:00
London/GMT/UTC: 11:00-12:00
New Delhi: 16:30-17:30
Singapore/Beijing: 19:00-20:00
Canberra: 22:00-23:00



IFRA National Associations Network meeting

For IFRA National Member Associations only


13:30-15:30 CET
(Central European Time)

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Washington: 07:30-09:30
São Paulo: 09:30-11:30
London/GMT/UTC: 12:30-14:30
New Delhi: 18:00-20:00
Singapore/Beijing: 20:30-22:30
Canberra: 23:30-01:30
Saturday 6 March



Join us for this special open session of the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Community, with guest speaker Dr John Warner

John C. Warner, PhD, is a chemist, educator, entrepreneur, and one of the founders of the field of green chemistry. In this session, he’ll share his passion about changing the way we do, learn, invent and manage chemistry in order to create a sustainable future with reduced impact on human health and the environment.

Green chemistry features as Commitment 2.3 under the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter and is a key sustainability priority for the fragrance and flavor industries. Green chemistry helps us to manage resource consumption and the overall environmental impact – both globally and locally – of our activities.

This Masterclass is organized as an adjacent event to the virtual IFRA Global Fragrance Summit 2021.

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