Please note: programme times are listed in GMT - Greenwich Mean Time (UTC +0)

  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
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch, Portugal
  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
    Director, Regulatory Science, R&D-Safety 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

    Shisher Kumra Shisher Kumra
    Executive Director, Global Product Compliance Group
  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
    Editorial Director, Chemical Watch, UK


    Cristina de Avila Cristina de Avila
    Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, Directorate-General for 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
    Managing Editor, North America, Chemical Watch


    Kathleen Sellers Kathleen Sellers
    Technical Fellow, ERM
    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
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch, Portugal


    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
    Chief Customer Officer, Chemical Watch, United Kingdom


    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, Ciel’s Geneva office and the Director of Ciel’s Environmental Health Programme, Switzerland, Ciel (Centre for International Environmental Law)
  25. Q&A and discussion

  26. Close of day one

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