Produced by Perfumer & Flavorist and presented by the American Society of Perfumers, the 2014 World Perfumery Congress, held June 10–12 in Deauville, France, expanded on the 2012 U.S.-based edition, hosting 1,100 participants, 80-plus exhibitors and sponsors, and industry-leading speakers and presenters. The largest numbers of attendees hailed from Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, with strong and growing contingents from South America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.
In addition to numerous WPC networking events and private celebrations hosted by leading fragrance companies, the event included a historic meeting among global perfumer societies (see Page 56), ensuring the conference was a truly global event focused on the enhancement and recognition of perfumery.
Meanwhile, the organizers have announced that the next WPC will take place June 13–15, 2016, at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, Florida. Visit wpc.perfumerflavorist.com for details and to sign up for updates.