General Questions | Registration Questions
Q: Where/When is the event?
A: World Perfumery Congress will be held in Nice, France at the Palais des Congrès Nice Acropolis, June 5-7, 2018. The Opening Cocktail Reception is June 4 on the Les Muses Terrace at the Palais des Congrès Nice Acropolis. The Exhibition and Conference will take place June 5 - June 7.
Q: What are the show/conference hours?
A: The Exhibition is 10 am-6 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 am-3 pm on Thursday. Conference sessions are scheduled throughout Tuesday - Thursday, starting at 9 am. For a detailed schedule please visit the show schedule on the website.
Q: I have a disability that requires accommodation for the World Perfumery Congress or any related activities, who can I contact to discuss?
A: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make arrangements on your behalf.
Q: Will there be food & beverages at the show?
A: The Opening Cocktail Reception on Monday, June 4 is open to all registered attendees and includes an open bar and light appetizers. Concessions will be available for purchase in the Expo Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 - 7 during exhibit hall hours. You can purchase Bistro Tickets for concessions when you complete your registration. The Closing Gala Reception will include an open bar and dinner. Tickets for the Closing Gala Reception are sold separately, unless your registration is for three days.
Q: How do I get a detailed list of exhibitors at the event?
A: Please see the exhibitor list on the website.
Q: How do I get on the mailing list for next year’s expo?
A: Just sign up for the mailing list!
Q: Where can I download the mobile app?
A: The mobile app information will be posted on our website closer to the show.
Q: Is there wifi? How do I access the internet?
A: The McEnery Convention Center has complimentary wifi.
Q: What are the different educational sessions?
A: This year’s congress will address A Sense of What’s Next in fragrance. Join us for our different education opportunities:
Keynotes Sessions: Start each day with us on the main stage as we welcome this year's Keynote Speakers. All attendees are welcome to attend the Keynote Sessions.
Conference Sessions: Join us on the main stage as this year's congress will address A Sense of What's Next in fragrance. All attendees are welcome to attend the Conference Sessions.
Master Perfumer Sessions: NEW This Year! WPC has invited Master Perfumers to share their knowledge and insight with their fellow perfumers. Master Perfumer sessions are exclusively available for attendees who are approved and registered as a Perfumer only.
Petite WPC: Offered as an extension of the Conference, join us while visiting the Expo Hall for a Petit WPC talk - a more intimate review of A Sense of What's Next. All attendees are welcome to attend the Petit WPC sessions, however, limitied seats will be available.
Q: How do I register a group?
A: Please e-mail email@example.com to take advantage of discounted group registration. All registrants must be employed by the same company. All sales are final. In the event that you have 9 individuals registered and add more at a later date, the discount will only apply to the additional attendee registrations.
Q: How do you register as a Perfumer?
A: Anyone that selects the Perfumer registration category will be put into "Pending" registration status and we will review their credentials accordingly. It is not required that you are a member of one of the associations listed to be approved.
Q: How do I qualify as a Perfumer?
A: To qualify, a registrant must meet the ASP and event organizer’s criteria. They have defined "perfumer" as a trained perfumer or perfumer trainee who creates fragranced products/develops fragrance for use in commercial application and/or works with fragrance materials and has been recognized as a perfumer by an accredited perfumery society such as the ASP, SFP, BSP, etc. The ASP and event organizer will vet those who select the "Perfumer Discount Rate" during the registration process and/or those who request the perfumer discount rate through partnering organizations, such as the ASP. This discount only applies to perfumers who register for the three-day pass. No perfumer discount applies to one or two-day event registration.
Q: Am I able to bring a guest?
A: Guests passes can be purchased during the registration process. All spouses, partners or guests who are not fragrance industry professionals must have a paid spouse/guest registration before being admitted to the conference, exhibit hall and WPC hosted events. Only one spouse, partner or guest may register at the spouse/guest fee. Additional guests must pay the full attendee registration fee. No children under the age of 18 will be admitted to event.
Q: Is their a student or intern discount?
A: Yes! To register as a student or intern please complete the application for either found on the registration page.
Q: I am no longer able to attend. Can I get a refund?
A: If a request for cancellation is received in writing on or before midnight EST on April 30, 2018, WPC will refund your registration fee less a 10% administrative fee. Cancellation requests not received in writing by the date required will not be eligible for a refund, however, another person may be designated as a replacement. Replacement requests must be made in writing before May 31, 2018. No-shows will not be refunded. In the event a visa request is denied, documentation of refusal of visa must be submitted to receive a full refund. Refund requests can be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.