Programme

Please note: Timings are in EDT (New York) BST -5

  1. Welcome and introduction

    Chair:

    Ginger Hervey Ginger Hervey
    Global & Emerging Markets Reporter, Chemical Watch
  2.  

    Poll: Hot topics in Latin America

    Your chance to vote on what’s most important to you and your business right now when it comes to chemical regulations across the region. 

  3. An overview of the current regulatory landscape

    Our first session of the day will provide an overview of the drivers and existing patchwork of chemicals restrictions in Latin America.  Unlike the U.S., most Latin American chemicals are regulated by a wide range of legal instruments and agencies, making for difficult compliance terrain.  While there are efforts to streamline and harmonize chemicals laws, that transition will take time and even then, many countries will continue to adopt their own unique local requirements.  We will take a look at recent developments in key jurisdictions, including Mexico and Brazil.

    Madeleine Boyer Madeleine Boyer
    Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., US
  4. Challenges in implementing chemical regulations to comply with both OECD membership and international trade agreements

    Daniel Rios Daniel Rios
    Product Stewardship Manager - Americas, Givaudan, Argentina
  5. Q&A session

  6. Virtual coffee break

    Ask our expert speakers questions and network with fellow attendees – virtually, in our conference Linkedin group.

  7. Hot topic: Brazil’s new e-waste requirements

    This session will look at the latest developments in Brazil’s national e-waste requirements for manufacturers, importers, merchants, and distributors under its first national WEEE Decree

    Melissa Owen Melissa Owen
    Founder, ambientelegal
  8. Regulations in Argentina: a government perspective

    • Updates of regulations regarding the implementation of international Conventions on chemicals and waste
    • Status of new legislation proposals
    • Development of national inventory of chemical products.
    • Regional and Global cooperation: MERCOSUR chemicals and waste roadmap. GRULAC roadmap for chemicals and waste management. SAICM, status of negotiations and regional priorities.
    Agustín Harte Agustín Harte
    Technical Advisor, Chemicals National Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina
  9. Mexico: state of chemical regulations in 2020

    Melissa Owen Melissa Owen
    Founder, ambientelegal
  10. Q&A session

  11. Conference round-up and predictions for the future

    Including a closer look at the hot topics you voted for earlier in the conference

  12. Drive your business with indispensable compliance intelligence - Chemical Watch membership and platform demo

    Join Gary Ward, International Business Development Manager, and Emma Chynoweth, Chief Customer Officer, for a short presentation and demo followed by a Q&A session.