Speakers

The 2016 World Perfumery Congress speaker lineup has not yet been built. Please join the WPC mailing list for announcements. Interested in speaking? Contact Jeb Gleason-Allured jallured@allured.com for information.

Felix Buccellato

Founder and Perfumer, Custom Essence Inc.

Felix Buccellato began his career in 1965 at IFF as a laboratory technician. He briefly left the industry to work for NASA at Cape Kennedy on the Apollo project from 1966 to 1968. He then rejoined IFF, where he held roles in R&D and fragrance and flavor evaluation. In 1976, Buccellato joined Alpine Aromatics as a perfumer before founding Custom Essence Inc. in 1981. He is a frequent author for Perfumer & Flavorist (where he is an adviser), the American Chemical Society and other publications. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Flavor Chemists and American Society of Perfumers (since 1980), for which he served as a president in 1986 and 1987. In 1997, Buccellato was given the William P. Lambert award for his contributions to the American Society of Perfumers. Additionally, he holds a patent on an innovative fragrance delivery system.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Gustavo de Campos Dieamant

Scientific and Technological Research Manager, Boticário Group

Gustavo de Campos Dieamant

Dieamant has a background in pharmaceutical sciences with a Ph.D. in pharmacology. He has worked as a cosmetic scientist since 2002. He is currently the scientific and technological research manager of Boticário Group.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Garry Dix, Ph.D.

Regulatory Expert, CPL Aromas

As regulatory expert at CPL Aromas, Dix is responsible for assessing and approving fragrances for use in consumer products. He also conducts and publishes research of interest to the industry, and has presented his research around the world. He has an interest in highlighting opportunities for the visually-impaired (VI), and has worked with VI organizations in the United Kingdom and India. Dix earned a doctorate in health science in 2013 from the University of Portsmouth, U.K.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Andrea Francés

Sales & R&D, Nobs Naturals

Francés is a chemical engineer and holds both a masters in fragrance/cosmetics and business management from ISIPCA. At Nobs Naturals, she oversees sustainable development projects for Central American natural ingredients.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Jason Kelly

CEO and co-founder, Ginkgo Bioworks

Dr. Kelly, who holds B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology, and a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from MIT, oversees Ginkgo Bioworks, which designs yeast that produce cultured flavor, fragrance, cosmetic, nutrition and food ingredients. TGinkgo designs these yeast using its 18,000-sq-ft Boston facility, Bioworks1, that replaces by-hand lab work with robotic automation and software. The company recently raised over $50 million in venture capital to expand its facilities and has partnerships with a number of prominent companies.

Tiago Martinello

Research and Development Manager, Boticário Group

Tiago Martinello

With a background in pharmaceutical sciences, Tiago Martinello has extensive experience in research and development and quality and validation of cosmetics products. He is responsible for research and development of perfumes and deodorants of Boticário Group's business units.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Xavier Ormancey

Director of Research and Innovation, Yves Rocher

Xavier Ormancey is the director of research and innovation for Yves Rocher. Prior to joining the company in 2011, he served as director of Chanel's cosmetic research center in Nice, France. Ormancey attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, where he studies chemistry, phytochemistry and biochemistry.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Tony Phan

Process & Project Engineer, MANE

Tony Phan attended Chimie Paristech where he received MSc degree in chemical science and engineering. His work focuses on sustainable technologies and processes. After graduation, he joined MANE, working as a process and project engineer on ingredients manufacturing and sustainable assessment.

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

Kate Williams

Creative Perfumer, SevenScent

With a masters in psychology, training in neurolinguistics programming (NLP) and more than 10 years of industry experience, Williams brings valuable insights and a collaborative approach to fragrance creation.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

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