Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce U.K. is holding a symposium on March 20 from noon until about 4:15 PM, Meadow View Training Room, Givaudan U.K. Ltd., Kennington Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 0LT.
Buffet lunch will be served at 12:15 PM. For information and to download a booking form visit: www.wffcuk.co.uk. Complete the booking form and return payment by March 15, 2003.
Juliet Fairclough will discuss Givaudan’s sustainability journey so far, its five pillar sustainability program and the importance of working together to find solutions to sustainability challenges.
Caroline Alexander, who helps to run family owned Castle Farm, Kent, will speak about how Castle Farm's Kentish lavender enterprise developed, how it has refined its systems to meet buyers' expectations, the practical problems of growing lavender, the impact that the enterprise has had on the rest of the farm and the way that having a retail outlet has allowed her to experiment with new products and ideas. Castle Farm, based at Shoreham near Sevenoaks, is now the largest lavender farm in the U.K. and the farm's "The Hop Shop" has developed unique lavender food essences used by many top chefs.
John Brebner of Elixarome will focus on discussing the commercialization of essential oils and other ingredients, as well as the time he participated in community trade and farming cooperatives. In particular, he will draw upon his experiences in South Africa, Nepal and India and how he worked with farmers and growers in developing regions to meet organic status, resolve quality issues and ensure suitable documentation.