Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2019 - Page 31

MEETINGS & EVENTS 2019 FEDERAL FLY-IN: “Our federal fly-in enables us to bring the story of fragrance— our science, our people, our innovation—directly to our representatives on Capitol Hill. It’s critical that Members of Congress not only understand our industry’s significant economic impact, but also how fragrance is improving lives every day across this country.” -Robert Weinstein, Ph.D., President & CEO of Robertet USA and Chairman of Fragrance Creators’ Board of Directors With the support of members, Fragrance Creators’ 2019 Federal Fly-In yielded significant advancements in the organization’s advocacy goals and focused on delivering results that protect and promote the fragrance industry’s ability to innovate and grow. For the third consecutive year, Fragrance Creators set a record for the number of meetings held. We connected with decision-makers (Members of Congress and staff) on matters of crucial importance to the industry, including trade and tariffs, new chemical review, and cosmetics modernization. Fragrance Creators strengthened existing relationships, gained new support in Congress, and expanded the Congressional Fragrance Caucus. Twenty-nine Fragrance Creators members joined our 2019 Federal Fly-In and met with Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Todd Young (R-IN), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and David Perdue (R-GA), and Representatives Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ-6), John Shimkus (R-IL-15), Lucy McBath (D-GA-06), Steve Chabot (R-OH-1), Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8), Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12). The fragrance value chain—from raw material suppliers to fragrance manufacturers to consumer product companies—communicated the needs of our industry. This event enabled Fragrance Creators to develop existing relationships but also to connect with new points of contact and to grow the industry’s influence. Clockwise from top, left to right: Debbie Nickels of IFF with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ- 12), and Joy Atkinson. Wessel with Sean Broderick of P&G, Weinstein, Rep. John Shimkus (R- IL-15), Heinz, Amanda Nguyen of Fragrance Creators, and Ireland. Layla Haqquani of Fragrance Creators with William Ludlum of ShengYuan; Cynthia Reichard of Arylessence, Mike Degen of Robertet USA, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11), and Kurt Freshley of P&G. Issue 2, 2019 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | 31