Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2018 - Page 27

EVENTS & MEETINGS Celebrating Fragrance at the 2018 Spring Dinner On April 18, Fragrance Creators Association hosted its annual Spring Dinner at Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Always our most popular and well-attended event, this year’s dinner was no exception, with more than 200 individuals in attendance and many companies represented. New for 2018, guests had the opportunity to have complimentary professional headshots taken in the Photo Studio, sponsored by Robertet. Attendees gathered to catch up with colleagues, make new connections, and celebrate 2018 Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award recipient, Dr. Kevin Renskers. Dr. Renskers serves as Vice President of Corporate Safety & Regulatory Affairs at Takasago International Corporation. The award was presented by Secretary of the Fragrance Creators Board of Directors, Paul Ireland, also of Takasago. “My personal plea tonight is for greater effort to work cooperatively and collaboratively against the common enemy: ignorance,” Renskers told attendees in his remarks. “Ignorance about the safety, value, and benefits of fragrances in our lives.” Issue 2, 2018 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | 27