Programme

** Timings are in CEST** 

  1. Welcome and introduction

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  2. Evaluating the impact of Covid-19 on the chemicals management community

    Emma Chynoweth Emma Chynoweth
    Chief Customer Officer, Chemical Watch, United Kingdom
  3. Session 1: The European Union
  4. The regulator’s balancing act between protecting human health and the environment and tackling the coronavirus

    Olivier Gras Olivier Gras
    Deputy Director, Chemical Products in the Department for Risk Prevention, French Ecology Ministry
  5. Reflections on how EU regional administrations can assist companies in getting disinfectants to market in emergencies

    Eugen Anwander Eugen Anwander
    Senior Scientific Officer, Institute for Environment and Food Safety, Vorarlberg State Service, Austria & Chair of ECHA BPR Enforcement FORUM, Finland
  6. The importance of maintaining high health and environmental standards for disinfectants during Covid-19 (a healthcare sector perspective)

    - Introduction to health and environmental standards for cleaning products and disinfectants in the healthcare sector

    - Safer disinfectants: SAICM 2.0 project, upcoming report + factsheets

    - Feedback on procurement of disinfectants from HCWH Europe member, Region Västra Götaland in Sweden

    - Conclusions & future outlook

    Dorota Napierska Dorota Napierska
    Chemicals Policy & Projects Officer, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe
  7. Industry experiences in managing the increased need for disinfectants during the Covid-19 emergency

    Ernesto Lippert Ernesto Lippert
    VP Strategic Development & Advocacy, Lonza Specialty Ingredients
    Mike Freemantle Mike Freemantle
    Director Global Active Ingredient Management & Emerging Markets, Lonza Specialty Ingredients
  8. Q&A and panel discussion with session one speakers

    Roberto Scazzola additional panellist: Roberto Scazzola
    Scientific Policy Officer, European Commission DG GROW
  9. Networking and break

  10. Exponent sponsor workshop: Disinfectant Product Regulatory Requirements, European Union, EEA, Switzerland and UK

    • Biocides Overview
    • Active Substance Approval
      • Existing Active Substances
      • Approved Active Substances
      • New Active Substances
    • Derogations from Requirements (BPR Article 55)
    • BPR Article 95
    • Product Authorisation
      • BPR Authorisation Procedure
      • Efficacy Requirements

    followed by a Q&A

    Alison McGuire Alison McGuire
    Head of Biocides (Europe), Principal Scientist, Exponent International
    Gwen Fraser Gwen Fraser
    Managing Scientist, Exponent
  11. Session 2: The Americas
  12. Introduction

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  13. EPA Office of Pesticide Program’s COVID-19 response and safe disinfectant use

    Anita Pease Anita Pease
    Director, Antimicrobials Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
  14. Industry experiences managing the increased need for disinfectants during the Covid-19 emergency in the US

    - Scope of products and active ingredients of interest

    - Supply chain disruptions have been wide-spread and everchanging - both supply and demand-side

    - Implementation of EVP Guidance and regulatory flexibility have been key

    - Many companies have been classified as essential workforce and critical need

    Steven Bennett Steven Bennett
    Senior Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Household and Commercial Products Association
  15. Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on biocide regulation in Latin America

    • Overview on Health authorities’ actions to prioritize the approval of sanitizers/biocides in Latin America and its consequences
    • Unregulated use of biocidal products
    • Vigna Brasil’s cases on regulatory support related to Covid-19
    Debora Leite Debora Leite
    Latam Division Coordinator, Vigna Brasil
  16. Q&A and panel discussion on the Americas with session two speakers

    additional panellist:

    Seth Goldberg Seth Goldberg
    Partner, Steptoe
  17. Networking, break and Chemical Watch membership and platform demo

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    Tassia Agatowski Tassia Agatowski
    Marketing Manager, Chemical Watch
  18. Session 3: Other geographies
  19. Introduction

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  20. An overview of China and other Asian countries’ disinfectant regulation in 2020

    • Overview of China disinfectant regulation
    • New national standard in China and impact on industry
    • General overview of disinfectant regulation across Asia 
    Selina (YiXiao) Xu Selina (YiXiao) Xu
    Managing Scientist, Chemical Regulation and Food Safety, Exponent
  21. Q&A and final panel discussion giving a global outlook and how to prepare for future challenges

    with Session 3 speaker and additional panellists

    Anita Pease Anita Pease
    Director, Antimicrobials Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
    Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch, Portugal
    Mike Freemantle Mike Freemantle
    Director Global Active Ingredient Management & Emerging Markets, Lonza Specialty Ingredients
  22. Close of conference