29. November 2018
Today from 10:00 a.m., you can book the hotel rooms for the SEPAWA Congress 2019.
Again, this will take place from 23 – 25 October 2019 at the Estrel Congress and Exhibition Center in Berlin.
Booking your hotel room now means one thing less to worry about. Click at the button below and you are able to book 6 hotel rooms.
Need any more?
Up to 15 hotel rooms can be booked through the group reservation.
Group Bookings at The Estrel
You would like to reserve more than 6 rooms at the congress hotel?
Write an email using the booking code „SEPAWA2019“ to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to give more individuals the chance to save a room in the congress hotel, a maximum of 15 hotel rooms can be reserved by order.
If you don’t wish to stay in the congress hotel or if it is fully booked, we do offer hotels nearby the Estrel.
Under the following link you will find a selection of hotels of different price categories and distances of the Estrel.
With best wishes
Booking acceptance is at 10:00 am. This applies to all bookings.
Earlier bookings will not be accepted and will therefore be deleted.
23. November 2018
Look ahead, plan ahead!
The SEPAWA Congress 2018 has just been concluded successfully and now 2019 is in preparation.
Plan your participation already now!
The 2019 edition of the SEPAWA Congress will take place from 23 – 25 October, again at the Estrel Congress and Exhibition Center in Berlin.
The hotel booking for the congress opens on 29 November 2018 at 10:00 am.
You will receive the booking link with our newsletter on this date and it is also possible to book on the congress website.
If you don’t want to stay in the congress hotel, or if it is fully booked, we do offer hotels nearby the Estrel. The link and booking information will also be provided with the newsletter on 29 November.
Group Bookings at the Estrel
A maximum number of 5 hotel rooms can be booked through the link. If you wish to order more than these, we will provide a separate email and a code with the newsletter on 29 November for group bookings.
The hotels will not accept earlier booking applications.
With best wishes
Your SEPAWA Team
6. September 2018
27. July 2018
Watch out! This year, we impart a bit of fragrance and fashion to our Get Together!
As in previous years, you can finish off your first day with a welcome drink of your choice. But this time, we will refine your evening with three perfumes which were specially created for the one exclusive appearance of HTW Berlin’s latest fashion collection.
With the collaboration of DGP, perfumers Drom, Düllberg, Frey & Lau and our sponsor for the Get Together, Sabic, we will give your evening a distinctive character.
Fashion Elixier, a delicious fruit and flower cocktail of pear, apple, rose, jasmine and lily of the valley, rounded off with chocolate, vanilla and sandalwood, will be served by Drom.
Frey&Lau’s Amberlin will give you an eventful summer’s night on the streets of Berlin with spicy saffron, aromatic amberwood and a morning of moss, cedarwood and caramel.
Düllberg Konzentra’s Scent of Life will provide new energy and inspiration. Refreshing bergamot, tangerine, basil and patchouli will make you feel like it’s a new spring day – even in October!
Sabic will round the evening off not only with a drink, but also with matching finger food.
Come and join us on this exclusive Fragrance Fashion Show!
We look forward to having you there!
Your SEPAWA Team
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.
11. July 2018
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
20. June 2018
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
8. June 2018
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!