26. July 2018
The German Society of Perfumers (DGP) in the SEPAWA consists of perfumers and other experts in the fragrance industry. Our aim is the promotion of scientific and innovative activities in the field of perfumery and to impart the subject of fragrance as an emotional-aesthetical element to the general public.
Smells trigger a wealth of emotions and memories in people. They evoke individually specific and memorable experiences. That is precisely what we want to achieve with the Fragrance Fashion Show and Fragrance Lounge. We want to touch the visitors emotionally and offer a broader understanding of the world of perfumery as part of the congress. After all, fragrances signify quality of life and provide everyday life a sensory diversity. In addition, the scent is usually key in choosing a personal care or household product. In addition, the scent is usually part and parcel when it comes to choosing a care or household product.
This year, the DGP has organized a special highlight for the SEPAWA Congress. A Fashion Show with a scentscents specially created for the respective outfits will address all the senses. Selected spokespeople from the fragrance section talk about current topics in the fragrance industry, and a panel discussion invites those interested to an in-depth dialogue. We would be delighted if the SEPAWA Congress’s expanded program within the field of fragrances were to persuade further companies and experts and encourage active DGP members to strengthen a creative exchange of ideas within the think tank. Visit us in our DGP Fragrance Lounge at the SEPAWA Congress 2018!
23. July 2018
Dr. Rados, what fascinates you about your work?
War correspondents are necessary, although they should be personally uninvolved eye-witnesses. Anybody who might be “fascinated” by war, is certainly not the right person.
You have seen many wars and its terrors at first hand. Are you an opponent of war?
Nowadays fortunately everybody is a war – opponent. Although some militaries and politicians, who oppose it, still make wars. But everybody who observes wars at close distance, will find out: One thing is to be against war. Another is to watch it: It is far more brutal what a distant war – opponent can ever imagine.
Most of your colleagues are male. Do women and men report on war
In war, men behave often like engineers, women like nurses. Men watch the weapons – whereas women see the victims.
On the occasion of this year‘s SEPAWA Congress in Berlin, you give a lecture on the topic of „Upheaval in the Middle East and its impact on Europe“.
Why is the Middle East so important for us Europeans?
First of all, the Middle East is our neighboring region. Geography alone generates a certain closeness in many aspects: Refugee-flows, import of religious ideas, apart from the resources like oil. Middle East crisis are always at Europe ́s door. But Middle East is before all, the historic corridor. It connected in ancient times Europe and Asia. This has not changed – the 21st century will, in my view, bring a return of the importance of Asian-European relations – with a new role for the Middle East.
World politics are currently characterized by dissent as perhaps never before. Where do you see the cause for their inability to compromise?
The rise of “strong” men – in Europe, in the USA and elsewhere is a new phenomenon. Authoritarian figures are celebrating their comeback everywhere. They are far more interested in their own „ego“ than in compromises. They confuse compromises with weakness. This is dangerous for the world. But with or without powerful men, the current state of the world is unpredictable. I fear, it will take many years before we have a New World Order – how it will look is the big question.
The refugee crisis is significantly linked to trouble spots like the Middle East.
Do you see any chance for a world without or at least with fewer crises?
At the moment, nobody is solving problems. What is even more worrying, not only do crisis remain, they expand. Long unresolved crises lead to flows of refugees because in the end, the population only has one freedom left, and that is the freedom to leave their country. So that’s what they do.
A typical example is the Syrian war, which since 2011 nobody tried to sort out. If it would have been done, we wouldn ́t have seen such a flood of refugees heading for Europe in 2015.
We differentiate between war refugees and economic migrants. Can corruption, mismanagement, undersupply etc. not also be seen as a kind of
war – a war against one’s own civilian population?
It isn’t a war. It’s bad, it ́s not the same. But a young Syrian, or Nigerian, doesn’t understand why his search for a better life is a crime. It is also not only a job they are looking for. It is about living in a different society. Jobs can be created sometimes over night. A new society takes time. The local power – brokers and politicians care since a long time only for their own interests. The West is also not really pushing for change. Not in Africa. Not in Middle East.
Which role does religion play in crises of this world?
The Soviet dictator Josef Stalin once made a cynical remark about the Pope: „How many divisions does the Pope have?“ As a war correspondent, I predominantly count the number of „divisions“: If you don’t have the money or the tanks, you cannot wage a war, be it religious or not….. Even the feared Islamic state, IS, owned little military equipment, despite its Islamic radicalism. That’s why it lost against the Western Alliance. Religion plays the role the politicians attribute to it.
On the other hand, the general search for identity in the 21st century is evident.
Religion is one of the possibilities of joining a group, getting an identity, especially if there is little else.
Dr. Antonia Rados
studied political science. She has worked for nearly 40 years as a crisis and war correspondent for different TV stations in the Middle East.
13. July 2018
Dear SEPAWA Friends,
it’s finally here! The online registration for this year’s SEPAWA Congress opens in a few days’ time.
This year we have made a few changes, therefore we would ask you to kindly read the following information carefully.
Your SEPAWA Team
Online Registration – NEW
Badges in advance per email
Besides a simplified registration form, we offer you the possibility to register yourself online until the day before the congress commences.
No more long queues at the registration!
Because your badge will be sent to you beforehand so you can print it out at home and bring it to the event. Badgeholders and lanyards will be available on site.
That way, you won’t have to queue up at the event but can go straight in.
Look here for the various ticket prices and categories.
Onsite registrations (bookings from 10 October 2018 will be charged with an extra €50.00 (3 Day Ticket) and €25.00 (Day Ticket).
After Event Group Reservation – NEW
As of this year, group reservations for the After Event are only bookable via a separate link. Reservations per email are no longer possible.
As soon as the reservation has been activated, you will receive a newsletter with the corresponding link, and on the website under the menu point “Registration”, a separate link will be activated.
Here you can make your reservation. Please note that this is only a reservation and not a booking. You will receive an acceptance or rejection note within 14 working days.
You are allowed to reserve a maximum of 5 tickets per order.
We do not accept any reservations by email.
Exhibitor Registration – NEW
This year, each exhibitor receives a separate registration link per booth by email.
Under this link, you can modify and adapt your booth personnel until 3 October 2018.
After that, you will receive your badges per email.
You can then simply print these and bring them with you. Badge holders and lanyards will be available to you on site.
That way, you won’t have to queue up but can get started right away.
Every exhibitor is entitled to two free exhibitor tickets per booth.
Extra exhibitor tickets cannot be purchased. Should you need any extra tickets, you can book these via registration.
Exhibitor and After Event Tickets
After Event Tickets are not included in the exhibitor ticket. To reserve an After Event Ticket, you may use the After Event Group Reservation.
A maximum of 5 tickets are available per order.