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Showcasing our investor events

2018 Annual investor conference
2017 Annual investor conference
2017 Half year conference
2017 Givaudan investor days


2018 Annual investor conference
A good start to the year and on track for GBS implementation

Givaudan’s annual investor conference was held in Vernier, Geneva on 10 April 2018, and brought together 39 investors and analysts from institutions in Europe.

2018 Annual Investor Conference, Vernier

Gilles Andrier, Givaudan CEO, presented the Company’s 2018 first quarter sales: in the first three months of the year, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1,308 million, an increase of 5% on a like-for-like-basis. The good growth was achieved across all product segments and geographies, with recent acquisitions all continuing to contribute positively. Andrier updated attendees on Givaudan’s 2020 strategy which in part seeks to create value through targeted acquisitions. In particular, he gave on overview on the recently announced plan to purchase 40.6% of Naturex.

Special topic speaker Anne Tayac, Head of Givaudan Business Solutions (GBS), presented an update on the implementation of GBS, Givaudan's new platform to drive agility and efficiency in line with its ambition to 'deliver with excellence'. Tayac’s review of key achievements so far, which followed her presentation to investors in August 2017, showed how GBS leverages digital technology, ensures a superior customer experience and brings value to the Company’s businesses.

“We are well on track with the implementation of GBS with a number of sites already working hand-in-hand with our GBS delivery centres in Europe and Asia Pacific,” said Tayac.

Conference participants were able to talk to members of the Executive Committee during a buffet lunch featuring Hungarian, Argentine and Malaysian specialities – a neat connection to the countries hosting GBS service centres.

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2017 Annual investor conference
Opportunites to create value with our customers in Japan

At this year’s annual investor conference, held in Vernier (Geneva) on 11 April 2017, we presented the overview of our 2017 first quarter performance in addition to an update on Asia, with a special focus on Japan.

Monila Kothari, Head Flavours Asia, and Ben Webb, Head Fragrances Asia, presented the Asian fragrance and flavour markets and spoke on our strong position in this region and the opportunities available to Givaudan: Asia is our biggest and fastest-growing market with about a quarter of its revenues in the region (more than one billion Swiss francs). This is impressive when considering that the region represented just 18% of sales in 2000. Today, our footprint extends to 15 Asian countries with around 2,000 dedicated employees. 

Participants were able to meet and discuss further with Monila and Ben during a buffet lunch with Japanese influence.

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2017 Half year conference
Addressing fast-changing consumer desires and market trends by reducing internal complexity

The 2017 Half year conference was held at the Widderhotel, in Zurich on 30 August. Gilles Andrier, CEO, opened the session by welcoming participants and giving a quick overview of Givaudan’s performance during this half year.

This year’s conference gave us the opportunity to introduce Givaudan Business Solutions, the creation which was announced with the half year results 2016.

2017 Half Year Conference with Anne Tayac

Anne Tayac, Head of Givaudan Business Solutions


Over 26 participants were given the opportunity to listen to Anne Tayac, Executive Committee member and Head of Givaudan Business Solutions, present the company’s strategy to maintain our agility and excellence in execution to offer a superior customer experience. As Givaudan continues to grow, we are determined to maintain our agility and excellence in execution in order to offer a superior customer experience. This is the underlying rational for GBS: a global organisational unit providing best-in-class internal processes and services. 


2017 Givaudan investor days
A portal into the promising opportunities in Asia and Japan

Givaudan Japan

Givaudan organised another voyage of olfactive and gustative discovery, and this year we brought investors and analysts to Asia to visit our creation, technology and production centres in Japan. The two day event was organised in Tokyo and Fukuroi on 17 and 18 October 2017.


The Japanese flavour market is very innovative, especially in the beverage and snack sector. Japan is therefore an important source of inspiration for our Flavour Division.


Japanese cuisine is very sophisticated and encompasses the regional and traditional foods of Japan, which have developed through centuries of social and economic changes. 


    The traditional cuisine of Japan, 和食 washoku, is based on rice with miso soup and a variety of dishes with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Seafood is common, often grilled, but also served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried in a light batter, as tempura. Apart from rice, staples include noodles, such as soba and udon. Japan also has many simmered dishes such as fish products in broth called oden, or beef in sukiyakiand nikujaga.

    In our Flavour creation and application labs in Tokyo participants got a glimpse of this great variety of culinary tastes. The visit was complemented with a tour of our production facility in Fukuroi that aims at authentic Japanese taste.

    Fragrance is a very sophisticated market in Japan and Givaudan boasts a success story in the Japanese fragrance market: from fifth position in 2006 to achieving leadership in recent years. There are many opportunities in fine fragrances and consumer products. Walking through the glittering halls of the Mitsukoshi or Takashimaya department stores, you won’t find the endless expanse of fragrance bars that you would see in Europe or North America. This is not to say that there isn’t an interesting selection of both prestige and niche lines in Japan. Perfuming the air or the clothes is a more acceptable way of scenting oneself, as applying perfumes directly on skin runs counter to the purity stipulations of Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people

    And we can not forget that beauty is big business in Japan, where the sales of cosmetics make this country the world’s second largest market after the USA. You can find entire magazines devoted to nothing but cosmetics and anti-aging products, delivered with the kind of attention to detail that is astonishing. The opportunities for our Active Beauty abounds.