The Fragrance Materials Association will hold its 5th Annual Reception and Dinner next week, April 25 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, NJ. The event will start at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception, followed by the dinner at 7:00. The dinner speaker will be Stephen Hicks (director of R&D, global flavors and fragrances, Procter & Gamble). The dinner program will also include the presentation of the Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award. The award was created in 1992 to honor individuals within the fragrance industry for a lifetime of leadership, service and support. For more information, contact FMA; tel: 1-202-293-5800; fax: 1-202-463-8998; e-mail: email@example.com; www.fmafragrance.org.