The Barcelona meeting of the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT; www.ifeat.org) hosted a record 917 delegates and 117 accompanying persons.
During the event it was announced that Katrina Neale (Global Essence) has retired from the IFEAT committee. Meanwhile, Tony Curtis has announced that he will step down in fi ve years from his activities with IFEAT, Plymouth University and the International Centre for Aroma Trades Studies (ICATS). Consultant and P&F magazine columnist John Wright hosted IFEAT’s fl avor workshop. It was announced that Wright’s ICATS fl avor curriculum will be ready in 2012. Finally, Joy Hardinge of the British Society of Flavourists announced that the best student medalist was Edgar Crisostomo, a fl avorist at Tatua Dairy Co-Operative. Also honored was ICATS diploma recipient Alin Bosilcov, now of Brüder Unterweger GmbH.
Meanwhile, the event hosted talks on Mediterranean essential oils, sustainability, regulations, natural fl avors, perfumery ingredients and more, in addition to providing numerous social and networking opportunities. For details of this year’s Singapore meeting, see the sidebar on this page.