ScentWorld Reaches New Milestones With 4th Annual Conference In New York City
Premier Global Scent and Sensory Marketing Event was Host to Top Talent in the
NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ScentWorld, LLC announced today that
its fourth annual conference, ScentWorld 2013, reached a new record for
industry participation, with a 35% increase in attendance over the prior
ScentWorld. The global scent and sensory marketing event, which hosted
world-class speakers, special guests and dignitaries, took place on February
6-8, at the Marriott Downtown in New York City.
Among the prominent public figures that attended ScentWorld 2013 were:
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, founding Fashion Director for New York's Lincoln
Center and the creative inspiration behind New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion
Week; Chandler Burr, author, Director and Curator of the Center of Olfactory
Art at the Museum of Arts and Design; Catherine McVay Hughes, Chairperson of
Manhattan Community Board 1; Gerald Ghislain of the world-renowned Histoires
de Parfums; and Steven Claisse, Senior Perfumer at global fragrance house,
"Global scent and sensory marketing is on the rise and we saw a significant
increase in attendance and overall interest in the subject across a variety of
industries and disciplines," said Caroline Pieper-Vogt, President of
ScentWorld Events, LLC. "Our event offered conference attendees the
opportunity to explore the latest trends and creative avenues in scent and
sensory marketing and to network with professionals who came from many
countries around the world."
"While we are pleased with this result, we view ScentWorld 2013 as only an
early step in our continued support and increased visibility for the scent and
sensory marketing industry and the increasing number of brands who use these
powerful tools," Pieper-Vogt added.
Speakers who presented at ScentWorld 2013, included: Dr. Alan Hirsch,
Neurological Director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation;
Andrew Kindfuller, CEO, ScentAir; Austyn Stevens, Design Director, Brand
Development for Siegel+Gale; Professor Diana Derval, expert in Behavioral
Neuroendocrinology, President of Derval Research; Jim Joseph, President, North
America Cohn & Wolfe; and Nicola Pozzani, Founder and Managing Director, S
The conference, recognized as the premier event in scent and sensory
marketing, gathered the most well-known scent technology and fragrance
manufacturers; scent and sensory marketing distributors and consultants;
marketing, advertising and branding agency professionals; and established
brands from across the globe. Organizations in attendance included:
Anheuser-Busch InBev, Givaudan, Lord & Taylor, IFF, Proctor & Gamble, Sephora,
Victoria's Secret, and Village Candle.
This year's conference also attracted a record number of sponsors, exhibitors
and other supporters. Among the ScentWorld Diamond and Gold sponsors were:
Prolitec and ScentAir as Diamond sponsors and Beauty News NYC, MyPod Studios
and Sniffapalooza, as Gold sponsors. Other event sponsors and supporters
included: Belmay, Brad Pak, Century 21, Givaudan, Graphic Management
Partners, Nose Knows Consulting and Scenterprises. The ScentWorld 2013
sponsors played a key role the annual conference activities by providing
advice, speakers, inviting their peers and key relationships, and helping to
shape the conference agenda.
ScentWorld 2013 also celebrated two outstanding fragrances inspired by New
York City and the tri-state area, called, "The Scent of Resilience" and "The
Scent of Departure NYC," during the opening night Welcome Reception and at the
SMItty Gala Award Dinner. The two fragrances symbolized the strength, optimism
and sense of community of New York and surrounding areas, in the face and
aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The 2013 SMItty Awards were presented to the dedicated individuals and
companies who had a tremendous impact in the scent and sensory marketing
industry. The ScentWorld 2013 winners included: ScentAir, who received the
Harald Vogt Scent Marketer of the Year Award, Tracy Pepe of Nose Knows
Design's YSmell Project received the Best Sensory Marketing Campaign Award,
Shania Twain's use of concert scenting received the Most Innovative Use of
Scent Marketing Award and Scentandrea's Scent Halo Light was recognized with
the Scent Technology Innovation Award.
The 2013 event also marked another new milestone for ScentWorld events, with a
portion of the conference devoted to new roundtable sessions. Conference
members experienced a program on "The Creation of Scent Advertising and
Messaging: An Insiders View From the Creators," with Jon Bond, co-founder of
the groundbreaking advertising agency, Kirshenbaum, Bond and Partners, and
former CEO at Big Fuel Communications; Ameena Meer, CEO, Take-Out Media, and
creator of the concepts and stories behind some of the world's most famous
scents; and Francois Damide, president and founder of Crafting Beauty Inc., a
private label perfume creation company and former U.S. president of French
perfume manufacturer, Arthes.
The second roundtable session was "Smelling, Feeling, Wanting, Learning: A
Scent Lover's Workshop," moderated by Sue Phillips, founder and president of
Scenterprises, and creator of several of the fragrance world's iconic brands.
The panel featured Karen Dubin, Founder and Director of Sniffapalooza, Mark
Behnke, Managing Editor for www.cafleurebon.com, and Candice Sabatini,
Editor-in-Chief of BeautyNewsNYC.
ScentWorld 2013 attracted renowned experts, authors, and engaging speakers and
professionals who represented countries around the world. For more information
on this year's conference and future events, please visit
About ScentWorld, LLC:
ScentWorld is the preeminent global scent and sensory marketing conference.
It features three days brimming with networking and cutting edgepresentations
and workshops, helping professionals to creatively build their businesses with
profitable ideas. Attendees hear from leading minds in scent and sensory
market research, technology and trends, and applications,with inspiration
from dynamic exhibitions featuring the top global companies, demonstrating
their expertise and solutions. For more information on ScentWorld, please
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