The board of directors of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has announced that it will host the 29th IFSCC Congress on Oct. 23–26, 2016, in Orlando, Florida., USA. The theme of the meeting is "Beyond Dreams into New Frontiers—Inspire, Imagine, Innovate," and the event will be held at the Dolphin Hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The organizing committee for the event includes Guy Padulo (Kobo Products Inc.), Colleen Rocafort (BASF Corp.) and Amy Wyatt (Chanel Inc.), with Padulo chairing the committee, Rocafort chairing the exhibition and Robert Lochhead, PhD, serving as honorary chair of the event.
To help promote the event, the SCC will be using QR Code technology. This technology enables individuals to scan the QR code with their smart phones, tablets and IPads and receive an informative message. So far, two QR Codes have been introduced, with more planned over the next four years.
There will be general sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and three social events. The Committee on Scientific Affairs will again be responsible for the scientific program including both podium and poster presentations. It is expected that the call for papers of both podium and poster presentations will see a record number of abstracts submitted. The 2016 congress organizing committee is currently soliciting sponsorships. The committee is also seeking companies interested in participating at the exhibition that will take place in conjunction with the congress. The Pacific Hall will again be the venue with 50,000 square feet of columnless space.
More information on the congress will be forthcoming including the a call for papers, the exhibitor prospectus and the launch of the event's website.