Wednesday, September 11th

Flavors and Fragrances 2019

September 11, 2019

Registration and Welcome


  1. Registration

  2. Opening Remarks

    Alyssa Perna, Conference Producer, Smithers & Jack Corley, Chief Sales Officer; President - Natural Fragrance Division at Custom Essence, Inc.

Session I: Industry Updates and Growth Opportunities

Moderator: Jack Corley, Chief Sales Officer; President - Natural Fragrance Division at Custom Essence, Inc.

This session provides an overview regarding market growth and opportunities in the flavors and fragrance industries. Start the conference by hearing a global overview including growth projections through 2022, and what regions, new technologies and products to consider investing in.  Learn more about opportunities in the US market with focus placed on the increased demand for more natural ingredients and product transparency.  Find out about the rapidly increasing spending power in Asia and Latin America which will have a huge effect on retail products and the overall flavor & fragrance industry in the future.

  1. Innovation: A Norm Not A Goal

    Laura Coelho | Vice President, Consumer Fragrance of Symrise

    Abstract coming soon!

  2. The US Natural Household Consumer

    Jamie Rosenberg | Senior Global Household and Personal Care Analyst of Mintel

    The natural household consumer is complex and sometimes contradictory, but is also evolving. The opinions of committed natural consumers differ sharply with consumers who are inextricably linked to mainstream products. Yet in making natural products more relevant to more consumers, brands also have a lot of common ground with which to work. This presentation will look at how health, sustainability, efficacy and social justice are coalescing to create a more dynamic natural household product market.

  3. A Focus on Global Opportunities: Asia-Pacific

    Xiaolu Wang | Regulatory Research Analyst, Asia Pacific of 3E Company

    The combined flavors and fragrances market is the most significant in Asia-Pacific, followed by North America and Western Europe.  However, there is rapidly increasing spending power in Asia and Latin America which will have a huge affect on retail products and the overall flavor & fragrance industry in the future.  Learn more about global opportunities through this engaging talk.

  4. Networking Break

Session II: Consumers Are in Control: Responding to Demand

Moderator: Catalina Monroy, Worldwide Director of Flavors and Fragrances, Colgate-Palmolive Company

With consumers asking for transparency in their products, while demand for products with natural ingredients continues to grow, the focus remains on the consumer when looking towards future growth.  Learn about new trends, industry challenges, and how to market your products to consumers through success stories and innovative examples.  From the impact of ecommerce to sustainable sourcing, you’ll gain insight into these pressing topics.

  1. Decoding the Consumer and Breaking Down Barriers: Understanding the “New” Language of Consumers

    Mikel Cirkus | Global Creative Director, Foresight & Trends of Firmenich

    We work in the industry day-to-day, but the consumer does not.  Understanding the relationship between the consumer and the product, from how they categorize the products they select and use, along with the feelings and emotions felt by the consumer all play into the choices they make.  Find out what brand values the modern day consumer relates to, and the “new” language of the aware consumer.  Gain insight on new, innovative developments that (potentially) will cause market disruption, and uncover valuable insight regarding global opportunities of emerging importance which will impact the near future of our businesses in flavors and fragrances.

  2. The Demand for Transparency is Reshaping Brands

    Kelly Kovack | Founder and CEO of BeautyMatter

    Beginning her career in the fashion business working with brands like Bergdorf Goodman and Chrome Hearts, and after spending time on the supply side of the fashion industry Kelly pivoted her career into beauty.  Through her experience with Bliss Out catalog, Kelly fundamentally changed the way cosmetics and personal care were merchandised, developed and presented to consumers.  From founding Odin Fragrances, a high-end perfume and fragrance company to consulting for major brands like Mattel and Old Navy, learn more about how consumer demand for transparency is reshaping the beauty, personal care and fragrance industry.

  3. Blockchain & For Life Certification as an Enabler for Sustainable Sourcing to Support the Consumer Transparency Movement

    IFF LMR Naturals Division

    IFF’s LMR Naturals division works with local producers around the world, to provide perfumers and flavorists with pure, natural, transparent, sustainable ingredients that reset the standard on quality, and inspire customers and delight consumers every day.

    Monique Remy founded Laboratoire Monique Remy in Grasse, in 1983. LMR Naturals’ guiding principle has always been to deliver premium, 100% pure and natural extracts, with a strict ethos of complete transparency, and commitment to environmental management and sustainable development.

    IFF’s procurement professionals collaborate with all stakeholders to assure that they supply compliant, consistent, safe and responsibly sourced and sustainable products at the right time. When it comes to procurement expertise, IFF will ensures competitive advantage through continuity of supply, a culture of innovation and prudent risk management.

  4. Panel Discussion: Trends in Flavors & Fragrances: Seizing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

    Panelists include: Firmenich, Symrise and Mintel

    During an engaging panel discussion, dive into pressing industry questions like:

    • Are naturals truly a trend, or is it a change in consumer mindset?
    • How do trends become a state of mind?
    • Where is there the most opportunity for growth in flavors or fragrances?

    Moderator: Catalina Monroy, Worldwide Director of Flavors and Fragrances, Colgate-Palmolive Company

    Panelists include:

    • Mikel Cirkus, Global Creative Director, Foresight & Trends, Firmenich
    • Laura Coelho, Vice President, Comsumer Fragrance, Symrise
    • Jamie Rosenberg, Global Personal Care Analyst, Mintel
  5. Lunch

Session III: One Ingredient that Transcends Both industries: CBD in Flavors & Fragrances

Moderator: Thomas Lauzurica, Marketing Manager, Berje Inc.

The health and wellness industry is in huge demand. From organic and CBD products, to aromatherapy emerging as a trend, this session will cover the topics driving conversations
towards future growth and innovation in the industry.

  1. CBD: The Quintessential Molecule?

    Rob Brown | CEO and President of Lebermuth

    Everywhere you turn Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be talked about as the be all to end all. You see it used in a variety of consumer, pet, and personal care products resulting from shifts in consumers attitudes and opinions. This has caused a variety of new health claims which need to be handled carefully. 

    However, cannabidiols have been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments. So why all the hype now? Is CBD a fad or here to stay? Are there formulation challenges to keep products flavorful? Mr. Rob Brown will tackle all these questions and provide insight on this molecule which is stirring our industry up. 

    Rob Brown is the CEO and President of Lebermuth, a company in the essential oil business for over 110 years provides his perspective on the latest research, trends, claims, opportunities, and uses of CBD’s.

  2. CBD in Topical Products: Beauty and Skincare Case Study with Cannuka

    Michael Bumgarner | Founder and CEO of Cannuka

    Coming soon!

  3. Rome Wasn't Built in a Day and Neither Was This Consumable CBD Beverage Brand

    Graham Wasilition | Founder of Endless Fields

    Hear about the challenges a consumable beverage brand faced when launching a new product with CBD.  Learn more about how they navigated the complicated regulatory landscape and unique startup challenges.   Learn about how the decisions were made regarding ingredients, flavors, suppliers, and packaging.  Find out why we think that it is impossible to make a decision in a vacuum when building a product from the ground up to create a beverage that people will care about, and that cares about people.

  4. Networking Break

  5. Beyond CBD: Creating Products with Purpose

    Co-Founders of The American Cannabinoid Clinic and ADVENT Academy


    Dr. Jessica Knox, MD, MBA, MPH, and CEO of American Cannabinoid Clinic

    Dr. Rachel Knox, MD, MBA, and CEO of Advent Academy

    Dr. Janice M Vaughn-Knox, MD, MBA, Co-Founder of American Cannabinoid Clinic and Co-Founder of Advent Academy

    The Knox family of physicians is pioneering and championing the field of endocannabinology, a burgeoning medical discipline rooted in the science of the endocannabinoid system. Their clinical work harnesses the power of cannabis and botanical medicine in conjunction with other foundational lifestyle therapies to revolutionize health care as we know it. But the significance of the endocannabinoid system isn't limited to the clinic - it extends to the home, where consumers make dozens of choices daily about which products they will or won’t use.

    In this discussion, the Knox doctors will shed light on the critical role the physiology of the endocannabinoid system should play in product formulation. It’s about more than just adding CBD - it’s about applying the nuanced pharmacology of CBD and botanical synergy to create effective products with a purpose that conscious consumers will love.

  6. Compliance Complexities: A Guide to Incorporating CBD into Consumer Products

    Robert T. Hoban, President & Founder, Hoban Law

    Since 2009, HLG has been the nation's premier full service 'cannabusiness' law firm, with offices in 13 states in the U.S.  HLG also operates HLG Global, which is a global cannabis consulting and legal firm, with a presence in 10 international locations. If you are considering manufacturing or selling a product for human consumption, Hoban helps clients comply with Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations regarding advertising and labeling your food item or nutritional supplement.  If you advertise or market any product or service to consumers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines will determine how you can communicate to consumers.  Hoban Law helps key industry players navigate through these regulations.

    Beginning in 2008, Bob successfully assisted in opening several of Denver's first marijuana dispensaries.  In 2010, he won the landmark Cannamart case, which led the Colorado's groundbreaking commercial cannabis regulatory system in 2011.  He is largely responsible for the creation and growth of the CBD industry due to the legal strategies, litigation matters, and policy efforts that he has developed for HLG clients.  

    Mr. Hoban is known as a cannabis industry dealmaker.  Because of its focus on business matters, HLG has represented the cannabis industry's titans for nearly a decade and it sits at the center of the world's largest cannabis industry network.  Mr. Hoban is a leading cannabis industry expert, who has transcended the practice of law and is regularly involved in U.S.-based and international cannabis industry M&A transactions. 

  7. Panel Discussion: Navigating the Complexities of Incorporating CBD into Consumer Products

    Panelists Include: Cannuka, Endless Fields, Hoban Law, America Cannabinoid Clinic, and Lebermuth

    Panelists include:

    • Michael Bumgarner, Founder & CEO, Cannuka
    • Graham Wasilition, Founder and Managing Partner, Endless Fields
    • Robert T. Hoban, President & Founder, Hoban Law
    •  Rob Brown, President & CEO, Lebermuth
    • Dr. Jessica Knox, MD, MBA, MPH, and CEO of American Cannabinoid Clinic
  8. Closing Remarks

  9. Evening Welcome Reception