Global Business Summit: Europe, North America and Asia 2021: Highlights

Our Global Business Summit: Europe, North America and Asia 2021 virtual conference, which took place on 9–11 March, provided delegates with valuable insights and expertise on managing chemicals safely, understanding the global chemicals landscape and future-proofing businesses.

Key topics included:

  • EU regulations;
  • tackling supply chain information exchange;
  • chemical usage and safer alternatives;
  • gathering information from suppliers;
  • ingredient transparency;
  • achieving a circular economy; and
  • the impact of Brexit.

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Monika MacDevette

Chief, Chemicals & Health, and Principal Coordinator, UNEP - IETC, United Nations Environment Programme (Unep)

Sylvie Lemoine

Executive Director Product Stewardship, Cefic

Dr Kenkichi Fujii

Director, Regulatory Science, R&D-Safety Science, Kao Corporation

Raj Takhar

Senior Subject Matter Expert - Materials Management and Chemical Reporting (Europe), Assent Compliance

Martin J Mulvihill

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Safer Made

Christoph Rheinberger

Coordinator for Socio-Economic Analysis, ECHA

Todd Cline

Director, Fabric Care Research & Development, Procter & Gamble Co.

Salmaan H Inayat-Hussain

Head, Product Stewardship and Toxicology, Group Health, Safety, Security and Environment, PETRONAS

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Over the years, this annual conference has been described as:

  • "The program comprises a "healthy" mix of industry, authorities and NGO's."
  • "Great networking opportunities and I enjoyed the discussions at panels and during breaks."
  • "Very interesting topics and a good spread of the types of presenters."
  • "Interesting presentations and open minded discussions."
  • "Excellent organisation, excellent selection of speakers, excellent selection of topics, excellent panels."
  • "Good mixture of topics with very good presentations and speakers."

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