Category: Lectures & Poster

Scientific Conference – Keynote Address, Interview with Dr. Antonia Rados

23. July 2018

Thursday, 11 Oktober 2018 from 11:30 – 13:00 hrs in Convention Hall I A
Turmoil in the Middle East – Consequences for Europe

 

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
differently?
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.

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Scientific Conference – Fragrance, Interview with Prof. Hanns Hatt

11. July 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018 from 09:00 – 09:45 in Room 2
Smelling Beyond the Nose: Expression and Physiological Function of Extranasal Olfactory Receptors

 

For you personally, what is the most fascinating aspect in your research on smelling and tasting?

I was fascinated most by the breadth of the topic. I studied biology, chemistry and medicine, and all  these subjects are strongly connected to the effects of smell. Fragrances are chemical, functions are biological and the latest research has shown that fragrances also have an considerate medicinal significance and influence cellular reactions.

 

Professor Hatt, what significance does fragrance have for human life?

The olfactory cells in the nose are directly connected to the emotion and memory center in the brain and are safely stored there for a very long time. That way, fragrances are perfectly suited to transporting us back to the ancient past. For this reason, fragrances also play a central but mostly subconscious role in every decision we make daily as humans. This applies when we make purchasing decisions for products, but fragrances also help us decide whether we like or dislike another human being, even with the choice of partners. It is a huge list. In addition, there are the health aspects. Almost all human behavior can be affected by fragrance. No wonder they are increasingly used in marketing, psychology or medicine. Often we are influenced without even noticing it.

 

You said that loves goes through the nose. Could one presume that our entire consumer behavior goes through the nose?

Fragrances are connected and stored in our brain with the emotion that we had the moment we first became aware of the fragrance. This assessment applies to a product as well. As a matter of fact, „fragrance brands“ are used in almost all areas nowadays, practically everything is scented. Shoes, mobile phones, departments stores, hotels and many companies feature a brand perfume, the so-called „corporate scent“. Our consumer behavior is clearly determined by what we smell. This will also be the subject of my talk on the occasion oft he SEPAWA congress in October.

 

Do we smell through the nose?

We can only smell through the nose, however, the olfactory receptors of the nose can be found everywhere in our body as well. With the help of these „chemo rezeptors“ which are located in our organs and in the body tissue, the cellular functions are influenced. This has nothing to do with „smelling“ and works for people who have completely lost all sense of smell. A good example would be fragrance receptors in the skin cells that promote wound healing and skin regeneration. Even hair growth can be influenced by fragrances through stimulation of the fragrance receptors, be it for a better digestion or an increase or a decrease in the heart beat. Fragrances also trigger cellular reactions in the brain: calming, stimulating, concentration-enhancing etc.. All these are less to do with the subjective perceptions of smell but more the effects due to pharmacological reactions and as such, they always remain the same and are reproducible.

 

Is there such a thing as the smell that goes with a circumstance, a company, a place or an event?

Yes, every company wants to convey a message. This message can of course be emphasized by fragrances. If you want to emphasize modernity and freshness, you would probably use something citrus-based, whereas if you are going for a down-to-earth approach, you would more likely fall back on familiar notes such as earthy or lavender. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the University of Bochum, we created our own university fragrance which we named „knowledge“. It contains our research knowledge of the last 20 years. We have been able to show scientifically that certain fragrances cause our brain to make us more active, more able to concentrate, whereas others would have a calming and sleep-promoting effect.  In my view, this is the future: effective perfumes.

 

Could you create a Fragrance of SEPAWA?

Yes, sure. To do this, I would have to identify SEPAWA’s message and translate that into a fragrance. Perhaps in October we could sit down together and think what SEPAWA smells like

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. med. habil. Hanns Hatt
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Zellphysiologie

 

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Scientific Conference – Program Is Now Online

20. June 2018

Get the full picture!

Focused on ingredients and techniques, the annual SEPAWA Congress is the largest and most comprehensive b2b event for the Home- and Personal Care industry in Europe. With a total of 150 oral and poster presentations, all delegates have the opportunity to receive a comprehensive overview over the developments, innovations and new technologies in the formulation of Home and Personal Care products. On the Exhibition floor, over 260 companies display their ingredients and services. Visitors can discuss raw materials and formulation techniques, connect with their suppliers and find new business partners.

A special focus at this year`s SEPAWA Congress will be on fragrances. In the session “Fragrances: Science, Regulation and Market”, we will investigate how the reception of fragrances can influence our senses and even our health. Renowned speakers present the fragrance topics and are ready for discussion.

As a special feature and with the assistance of the HTW school Berlin, a Fragrance Fashion Show will take place in connection with the experience of fragrances specially created for this event on the evening of Wednesday 11 October 2018.

Mark your calendar and make sure that you do not miss this abundance of business opportunities!

If you formulate cosmetics, toiletries, detergents, cleaners or provide services and ingredients for any of these products, you should be in Berlin on October 10 – 12, 2018!

 

Your SEPAWA Team

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Scientific Conference – Festival of the Senses

8. June 2018

The SEPAWA Congress 2018 in Berlin has an additional highlight!

 

This year, a special focus is on fragrances. Because perfumes play an important role in our well-being and in how we feel, fragrances are an important factor in the formulation of Personal and Home Care products as well. In the session “Fragrances: Science, Regulation and Market”, we will investigate how the reception of fragrances can influence our senses and even our health.

 

Renowned speakers present the follwing topics and are ready for discussion:

IFRA Standards – the fragrance industry’s self-regulatory approach by Dr. Matthias Vey, IFRA

The Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit Sharing regulations: challenges for the fragrance and flavor industries by Dr. Cecile Gonzales, IFRA

Smelling beyond the nose: Expression and physiological function of extranasal olfactory receptors by Prof. Dr. med. Habil. Hanns Hatt, Uni. Bochum

Allergen Labelling – Practical approach and background information by Dirk Beuster, DVRH

“Natural” and “Organic” in Cosmetics and Related Products and Ingredients by Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw S. Brud, Academy of Cosmetology and Health Care, Warsaw; Pollena-Aroma Ltd.

 

Your senses will be even more stimulated on the evening of Wednesday October 11, 2018. As a special feature and with the assistance of HTW school Berlin, a Fashion Show will take place in connection with the experience of fragrances specially created for this event. All attendants will receive perfumes which were created by the companies Düllberg, Drom and Frey & Lau and which will enhance the fashion style and inspire the senses.

 

Participants will feel the combination of the senses of eye, nose and ear.
Don`t miss out on this SEPAWA Fragrance highlight!

Forum for Innovations – Call for Papers

23. April 2018

Dear Friends of SEPAWA,

We invite you to submit your papers and posters to the Forum for Innovations at the SEPAWA Congress 2018.

As in previous years, the core areas are the same, but we have one new area of interest: Flavour & Fragrance.

 

  • Personal Care (KOS Sessions)
    Innovations on the subject of cosmetics and body care
  • Home Care (WPR Sessions)
    Innovative aspects from the fields of detergents and cleaners
  • Technology & Machinery
    Innovations and developments of processes and technologies
  • Flavour & Fragrance NEW
    Trends and creations in fragrances, essential oils and perfumery

 

The Forum for Innovations gives companies the chance to present themselves as well as their products to the visitors of the SEPAWA Congress. The focus here is mainly on innovations and new developments of ingredients, processes, active agents and much more.

The length of presentations including discussion panels should not exceed 15 minutes. You have the option to choose between giving your lecture in German or English. All presentations will be translated simultaneously.

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions by 06 June 2018 latest.

 

Your SEPAWA Team

 

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The Sustaining Growth Continues!

11. April 2018

The annual SEPAWA Congress is the ground-breaking event for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industry in Europe.
The mix of conference, exhibition and networking gives the congress a unique and unrivaled flair. An unparalleled basis for professional business.
And we continue to grow. With over 3,000 participants from 62 different countries in 2017, a new record was reached yet again! We look forward to even bigger things to come!
Once again this year we were able to further optimize the hall layout and create even more exhibition space. Therefore we now have booth spaces available again!

 

Seize the opportunity and don’t miss out on being there. Reserve your space at the exhibition today and write to us.

Have a look and find out for yourself!
See you in Berlin
from 10–12 October 2018!

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS

12. February 2018

We would like to invite you to submit your scientific lectures for the SEPAWA Congress 2018.

The following topics focusing on cosmetics, body care, detergents and household cleaners and legislative, environment, consumer group have been selected:

 

  • Personal Care (CAT/DGK)
    “Cosmetics-Nature-Life-Environment: Biodegradability of formulations and packaging, resource-friendly production, sustainable raw materials, statutory regulations etc.”
  • Home Care (Detergents/ Household Cleaners)
    „Opportunities and challenges of the future”
  • Legislative, Environment, Consumer Group (LUV/HAD)
    „Sustainability and legal requirements in a world of change“

 

The Scientific Conference focuses on innovative and application-oriented findings and information.

Unlike the Forum for Innovations, the scientific conference gives the main attention to research aspects. For this reason, we would ask you to refrain from mentioning company, product and trade names.

The length of presentations including discussion panels should not exceed 30 minutes. You have the option to choose between giving your lecture in German or English. All presentations will be translated simultaneously.

 

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions by 23 March 2018 at the latest.

Your SEPAWA Team

 

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Forum for Innovations – Call for Papers

2. May 2017

Dear Friends of SEPAWA,
We want to invite you to submit your lectures and posters to the Forum for Innovations at the SEPAWA Congress 2017.

As in previous years, the core areas are:

  • Personal Care (KOS Sessions)
    Innovations on the subject of cosmetics, body care and perfumery
  • Home Care (WPR Sessions)
    Innovative aspects from the fields of detergents and cleaners
  • Technology & Machinery
    Innovations and developments of processes and technologies

 

The Forum for Innovations gives companies the chance to present themselves as well as their products to the visitors of the SEPAWA Congress. The focus here is mainly on modifications, innovations and developments of products, processes, active agents and much more.

The length of presentations including discussion panels should not exceed 15 minutes. You have the option to choose between giving your lecture in German or English. All presentations will be translated simultaneously.

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions by 15 June 2017 latest.

Your SEPAWA Team

 

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Scientific Conference – Call for Papers

15. February 2017

We would like to invite you to submit your scientific lectures for the SEPAWA Congress 2017.

The following topics focusing on cosmetics, body care, detergents and household cleaners and legislative, environment, consumer group have been selected:

 

  • Personal Care (CAT/DGK Sessions)
    „Surprising galenics featuring multifunctional ingredients and pre- and probiotics in cosmetics for both topical and possibly also oral applications“
  • Detergents/Household Cleaners (WPR Sessions)
    „Innovative Technologies and Systems for New Products“
  • Legislative, Environment, Consumer Group (LUV/GDCh Sessions)
    „Sustainability and Legal Regulations“

 

The Scientific Conference focuses on innovative and application-oriented findings and information.

Unlike the Forum for Innovations, the scientific conference gives the main attention to research aspects. For this reason, we would ask you to refrain from mentioning company, product and trade names.

The length of presentations including discussion panels should not exceed 30 minutes. You have the option to choose between giving your lecture in German or English. All presentations will be translated simultaneously.

 

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions by  31 March 2017 at the latest.

Your SEPAWA Team

 

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Showdown in the Baroque City of Fulda

1. January 2017

The 63rd SEPAWA Congress was held in conjunction with the 12th European Detergents Conference (EDC) in Fulda. The number of participants increased this year to over 2516 from more than 42 countries. In the exhibition section, products and services were offered by 244 exhibitors.

The lecture program offered with a total of 38 lectures a broad range of comprehensive information covering issues on surfactants and detergents on a scientific basis with the 12th European Detergents Conference as well as on practical applications with the Sessions of Detergents and Cosmetics. The subject of sustainability of detergents was jointly presented by the German Chemists Society (GDCh/HAD) and the SEPAWA specialists Group Legislation, Environment and Consumer (LUV).

The cosmetic subjects with lectures about protection of skin and hair from negative environmental influences were presented together with the SEPAWA Specialist Group Cosmetic Applications and Technology (CAT) and the German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK). Themed “Perfume in Everyday Life”, the German Society of Perfumers (DGP) presented an interactive program for the value-added chain from fragrances over perfumes to consumer products.

In the SEPAWA Forum for Innovations, 68 short lectures were presented in the field of detergents and cosmetics.

The adjacent trade exhibition was highly frequented, and exhibitors enjoyed 2 1/2 busy days of client discussions. To be able to offer more exhibition space, the next SEPAWA Congress will take place in Berlin at the Estrel Congress Center. The exhibition area which is up to 50% bigger than originally has already almost been fully booked by the end of this year’s event.

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