The Barcelona meeting of the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT) 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 five 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 flavor workshop. It was announced that Wright’s ICATS flavor 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 flavorist at Tatua Dairy Co-Operative. Also honored was ICATS diploma recipient Alin Bosilcov, now of Brüder Unterweger GmbH.