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EPA Presenting Keynote Address at Sustainable Fragrance 2011


PORTLAND, Maine—EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development and science advisor—Paul Anastas, Ph.D.—is presenting the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Fragrances conference taking place June 9 to 10, 2011, in Arlington, Va. and is anticipated to attract more than 100 perfumers, CEOs, senior level R&D managers, regulatory affairs and product stewardship managers, scientists, sales and marketing executives and supply chain managers.

Known widely as the "Father of Green Chemistry" for his research on the design, manufacture and use of minimally toxic, environmentally friendly chemicals, Anastas has an extensive record of leadership in government, academia and the private sector. "Anastas will provide the perfect start to this year's conference and will lay the groundwork for other discussions," said Christine Groff, conference director at IntertechPira. "Attendees at Sustainable Fragrances 2011 will leave with a thorough understanding of concepts like green chemistry, as well as insight into communications strategies, the current marketplace and the regulatory outlook. Add in the numerous networking opportunities and many other noteworthy speakers and this year's conference will truly be a must-attend event for anyone involved in the fragrance industry."

Co-chaired by Jennifer Abril, executive director, IFRA North America; and Ladd Smith, Ph.D., president, Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), the program at Sustainable Fragrances 2011 will be highly interactive and cover topics, including ingredients, regulations and provide diverse insight from associations, companies, academia and publications.

Key speakers at Sustainable Fragrances 2011 include Guy Vincent, perfumer, Aveda; Michael Bronner, vice president, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps; Tim Whiteley, global R&D director, CPL Aromas LTD; Jeb Gleason-Allured, editor, perfumer & flavorist and educational program director of the World Perfumery Congress 2012; and Gregory van Buskirk, research fellow, and Aileen Zerrudo, Director, corporate communications -- corporate responsibility, both from The Clorox Co. Attendees will also hear from Steve Herman, Diffusion LLC; Michelle Radecki, American Cleaning Institute; Annie M. Ugurlayan, Better Business Bureau; D. Douglas Fratz, Consumer Specialty Products Association; Libby Sommer, EPA Design for the Environment; Reed Doyle, Seventh Generation; Jack Corley, Trilogy Fragrances LLC; Pierre Hellivan, Vigon; Erin Switalski, Women's Voices for the Earth and Professor Julie Zimmerman, Yale University.

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