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  1. Session 1 – What do developing and emerging economies need and want in terms of support for managing chemicals?
  2. Chemical Watch introduction

    Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia
    Knoell Iberia S.L.
  3. Asia – Malaysia, Japan

    Dr Goh Choo Ta Dr Goh Choo Ta
    Associate Professor, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), UKM, National University of Malaysia
    Dr Kenkichi Fujii Dr Kenkichi Fujii
    Research Fellow and Director, Regulatory Science, Kao Corporation
  4. Q&A and discussion

  5. Industrial Chemicals Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Claire Andeso Claire Andeso
    Product Regulatory Manager, EHS & Sustainability, Dow Middle East and Africa
  6. Q&A and discussion

  7. Regulatory updates in India

  8. Q&A and discussion

  9. Chemical Watch demo

    Jem Parks Jem Parks
    International Business Development Manager, Chemical Watch
  10. Break

  11. Europe – the EU’s Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

    • More substances will be banned from the EU market and the pace at which this happens will quicken
    • Policy implementation will be big, complex and intense
    • The worlds of chemicals, climate change and the circular economy will interconnect

    Session chair:

    Geraint Roberts Geraint Roberts
    Freelance journalist and researcher


    Cristina de Avila Cristina de Avila
    Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, DG Environment, European Commission
    Bjorn Hansen Bjorn Hansen
    Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
    Charlotta Fred Charlotta Fred
    Deputy Director General, Head of Chemicals Division, Ministry of Environment, Sweden
    Marco Mensink Marco Mensink
    Director General, Cefic - The European Chemical Industry Council, Belgium
  13. Q&A and discussion

  14. Five minute break

  15. North America – US/Canada

    • TSCA – looking back and looking forward
    • Canada and the Chemicals Management Plan

    Session chair:

    Terry Hyland Terry Hyland
    Senior Editor, North America, Chemical Watch News & Insight, by Enhesa


    Beth Dederick Beth Dederick
    Partner, ERM
    Sarah Doll Sarah Doll
    National Director, Safer States
  17. Q&A and discussion

  18. Five minute break

  19. Latin America - Mexico, Colombia, Argentina

    Session chair:

    Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia
    Knoell Iberia S.L.


    Agustín Harte Agustín Harte
    Technical Advisor, Chemicals National Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina
    ^Alejandra Acosta ^Alejandra Acosta
    LATAM Consultant, ICCA
  21. Q&A and discussion

  22. Five minute break

  23. Other topics/issues for regulators

    Session chair:

    Emma Chynoweth Emma Chynoweth
    Founder, Ocki Sustainability


    Ule Johansson Ule Johansson
    Senior Advisor – Development Cooperation, Swedish Chemicals Agency - Kemi
    Jenny Holmqvist Jenny Holmqvist
    Coordinator International Affairs and Nanomaterials, ECHA
    David Azoulay David Azoulay
    Managing Attorney, Geneva Office, Centre for International Environmental Law
  25. Q&A and discussion

  26. Close of day one

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