The 50th Anniversary Edition: Past, present and future

About the Global Fragrance Summit

The Global Fragrance Summit is the International Fragrance Association’s (IFRA) flagship event. It is an important opportunity for stakeholders in the fragrance sector to come together to learn, debate and analyze collective challenges and trends.

Global Fragrance Summit 2023 will be taking place from 5-6 December 2023 at the Geneva Marriott Hotel and online. 2023 is a special year for IFRA, as it marks the 50th anniversary of our founding in Geneva a half-century ago. IFRA has supported the safe use and essential nature of fragrance ever since.

The theme of this year’s Global Fragrance Summit is Past, Present and Future. It will be a chance to reflect on how the sector has changed and grown since its creation – and including how the science of its products and standards has evolved.


Who is attending?

Open to all, the IFRA Global Fragrance Summit brings together all actors in the fragrance value chain: Regular IFRA members in multinational fragrance houses, National Member Associations, SMEs, upstream supplier companies, downstream consumer goods companies, partner associations, governments, media and stakeholders.

About the International Fragrance Association

The International Fragrance Association, founded in 1973, represents the interests of the fragrance industry worldwide. IFRA comprises seven multinational Regular Members and 23 national associations in four global regions representing hundreds of small and medium-sized fragrance ingredient manufacturers, as well as supporting members. Its mission is to promote the safe use of fragrance for everyone’s enjoyment.

Fragrances are a key platform technology used by consumer goods companies – for fine fragrances, personal care products, household care and more.

IFRA’s flagship safe use program, the IFRA Standards, applies safety management measures based on scientific assessment and the evaluations of an independent Expert Panel. The program is at the heart of the IFRA Code of Practice, which applies to all IFRA members globally, including members of IFRA’s national associations. The Code also requires members to abide by local, national and international regulation, and to apply good manufacturing practices.