Highlights from the 2020 conference

This year's Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas virtual conference, which took place on 14-16 October 2020, provided delegates with the latest updates in chemicals control legislation in different regions across the world.

Using a mix of presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions, the conference welcomed experts from Echa, the European Commission, Cefic, the US EPA, the Vietnam Chemicals Agency, New Zealand’s EPA, and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, who discussed the following topics:  

  • Updates from the EU Commission including the Green Deal
  • REACH substance evaluation
  • Brexit and UK REACH
  • Developments in China
  • K-REACH and regulations in South Korea
  • US Federal and state-level updates
  • The development of chemicals management across Latin America

View the 2020 programme


Bjorn Hansen
Executive Director, Echa

Cristina de Avila
Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Sylvie Lemoine
Executive Director Product Stewardship, Cefic

Siobhan Quayle
Group General Manager of the Regulatory Systems and Operations, Environmental Protection Agency New Zealand

Alexandra Dunn
Assistant Administrator - Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, US EPA

Meredith Williams
Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Le Viet Thang
Deputy Head of Convention and International Cooperation Division, Vietnam Chemicals Agency

Dr Rebecca Janson
Senior Regulatory Scientist, Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme

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We're pleased to confirm that our next Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas virtual conference will be taking place on 23–26 March 2021. Register here

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