IFEAT 2020 Virtual Conference Programme

We are working on the full Conference programme so do come back soon to check for updated information. Some names are yet to be confirmed.

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Day 1 – Tuesday 17th November

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11:55 – 12:00

Opening Welcome Address

IFEAT Executive Committee Chairman, Hussein Fakhry, will officially open the programme sessions of IFEAT’s first Virtual Conference.

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12:00 – 13:30

Naturals & Business: 2020 & 2021 Trends and Challenges

A live Panel Discussion moderated by Dominique Roques, Firmenich

Panelists include:

  • Sofia Lluch, Lluch Essence
  • Rick Boucard, Texarome
  • Robby Gunawan, Indesso Aroma
  • Tim Valentiner, dōTERRA International
  • Rocco Capua, Capua 1880
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13:45 – 14:45

The F&F Industry in a Covid World

By Michael Carlos, Givaudan

A presentation by Michael Carlos followed by a live question and answer session.

Michael Carlos started his career with Givaudan in 1984 as General Manager in Hong Kong. He became Head of the European Creative Centre in Argenteuil in 1992 where he was in charge of integrating the creative resources from Givaudan and Roure. In 1999, he was appointed Global Head of Consumer Products and then President of the Fragrance Division in 2004. Michael Carlos holds the following mandate in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange: member of the Board of Deinove SA. He also holds the following mandates: Chairman of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and Chairman of the Research Institute of Fragrance Materials.

Michael Carlos holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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15:00 – 16:00

A Crop Report on Mint

By Ankush Agarwal, Firmenich

A presentation followed by a question and answer session.

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Day 2 – Wednesday 18th November

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12:00 - 14:30

Regulatory/Scientific Session

Various topics will be covered:

REACH After Registration and CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic Chemicals) Constituents in NCSs (Natural Complex Substances)
by Jens-Achim Protzen, Paul Kaders GmbH

Naturalness
by Eric Angelini, Mane 

Pesticides
by Geemon Korah, Kancor Ingredients Limited

CITES & Nagoya
by Matthias Vey, IFRA

 

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14:45 – 15:45

Crop Reports on Citrus

Sergio Davalos, COTA Ltda will give a market report on the lemon industry.

We also hope to have a report on the remainder of the citrus industry. Name to be confirmed soon.

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16:00 – 16:45

A Personal View of Essential Oils: Inception, Distribution & Validation

By Frank Mara, Berje

Following his very popular lecture at the 2019 Bali Conference, Frank will give an update from in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Day 3 – Thursday 19th November

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12:00 - 13:00

A Crop Report on Spices

By Adityan K, Plant Lipids

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13:15– 14:00

‘Everyone is Wrong Except Me’ – The Many Voices of Essential Oil Safety

By Robert Tisserand, Expert in Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research and Author of Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition

www.roberttisserand.com | https://tisserandinstitute.org/

Robert Tisserand is an author, educator and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. In 1977 he wrote the first English language book on aromatherapy. In addition to teaching online courses, he has inspired live audiences in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. Robert has 40 years of experience in aromatherapy “functional fragrance” product development, and in 2007 he was privileged to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014 Robert co-authored the second edition of Essential Oil Safety, which has helped set industry safety standards. Robert is the principal of The Tisserand Institute.

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14:15 – 15:00

Antiviral Potential of Essential Oils and Volatile Plant Extracts – Status and Perspectives

By Dr Daniel Jan Strub

Dr. Strub is an alumnus of two Polish universities – Wrocław University of Science and Technology (two master’s degrees – in biocatalysis, and organic chemistry), and University of Łódź (Safety in application and management of chemical substances), and one American – University of California Berkeley (Science commercialization at Haas School of Business). He did a Ph.D. with summa cum laude in fragrance chemistry at Wrocław University of Science and Technology in 2014. He upgraded his scientific skills at the Opole University, Poland (total syntheses of insect pheromones), and Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop’s Plant Research, Germany (genetic engineering, and GC/MS analyses of natural and synthetic steroids in complex environmental matrices). Dr. Strub is currently working as the Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Biology and Bioimaging, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, and co-owns a small and young chemical company, which delivers solutions for consumers and several branches of heavy industry. His current research interests include flow biocatalysis, combinatorial fragrance synthesis, structure-odor relationships, and applied aspects of essential oils science (antiviral and antimicrobial evaluations, determination of the impact of natural volatiles on the environment and human health).

e-mail: daniel.strub@pwr.edu.pl

 

Click here to read the abstract of the presentation

The complexity of essential oils (EOs) and aromatic extracts (AEs) matrices are undesirable traits in drug discovery, but on the other hand, they are useful in some areas of medical therapy, and they can be a promising source of new drugs [1]. EOs and AEs are not considered as highly-effective antiviral agents, and in the flavour and fragrance scientific community, the interest is shifted more towards the assessment of antimicrobial properties of these plant-derived products. Studies regarding antiviral properties of volatile natural materials mostly concern in-vitro evaluations [2, 3], in-vivo testing of these materials is very rare [4], and in-vivo human data is virtually non-existent [5].

The flavour and Fragrance industry observes significant growth of sales of some natural materials during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is attributed in part to the aromatherapeutic properties of the selected products, but also in part to the fraudulent marketing. Some companies worldwide are making false claims regarding their essential oils or blends to be effective (or indirectly points towards this conclusion) against coronaviruses, and (in the same marketing message) to boost the immune system during respiratory illnesses.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of antiviral properties of natural volatile materials, and a glimpse of our current work on the assessment of EOs, AEs, and F&F raw materials as inhibitors or a potential source for the design of effective inhibitors of the key SARS-CoV-2 enzymes. As essential oils and aromatic extracts are volatile products, it could provide an interesting subsidiary inhalation therapeutic strategy in the long term.

Literature:

  1. Feyaerts AF, Luyten W, Van Dijck P: Striking essential oil: tapping into a largely unexplored source for drug discovery. Scientific Reports 2020, 10(1):2867.
  2. De Logu A, Loy G, Pellerano ML, Bonsignore L, Schivo ML: Inactivation of HSV-1 and HSV-2 and prevention of cell-to-cell virus spread by Santolina insularis essential oil. Antiviral Research 2000, 48(3):177-185.
  3. Garozzo A, Timpanaro R, Stivala A, Bisignano G, Castro A: Activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil on Influenza virus A/PR/8: Study on the mechanism of action. Antiviral Research 2011, 89(1):83-88.
  4. Jackwood MW, Rosenbloom R, Petteruti M, Hilt DA, McCall AW, Williams SM: Avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus susceptibility to botanical oleoresins and essential oils in vitro and in vivo. Virus Research 2010, 149(1):86-94.
  5. Becker S: Essential Oils and Coronaviruses. In. Tisserand Institute on-line monograph, https://tisserandinstitute.org/essential-oils-flu/, access date: [30.06.2020].
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15:15 – 16:45

Aromatherapy: Science & Safety

A panel discussion not to be missed!

The panelists to date include:

  • Dorene Petersen, President of The American College of Healthcare Sciences
  • David Tomlinson, Absolute Aromas
  • Jim Romine, RIFM

Moderator: Kim Bleimann, Berje

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