Programme

Please note that all times are given in British Standard Time (BST)

  1. Day two welcome

    Moderator:

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  2. Session 1: E-waste, batteries and eco-design
  3. E-waste approaches in Asia: Requirements from China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and India

    Venkatesha Murthy Venkatesha Murthy
    Founder and Managing Director, Vans Chemistry
  4. Metals sector perspective on the draft EU battery regulation

    Kamila Slupek Kamila Slupek
    Sustainability Director, Eurometaux
  5. Product recycling regulations and how they are enforced in Europe

    • An overview of recent enforcement activity conducted by European regulators against companies not complying with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legal obligations for sales of their products in EU Member States. 
    • Focus on how the EU regulators encourage companies to report competitors for non-compliance to WEEE, batteries and packaging recycling regulations, including competitors selling products via online web stores.
    Jordan Girling Jordan Girling
    Senior Manager, Sphera
  6. New European draft Battery Regulation

    The new draft Batteries Regulation updating the existing Batteries Directive which dates back to 2006 is now under discussion by the European Parliament and Council. This is the first initiative coming out of the Circular Economy Action Plan and it touches upon the entire lifecycle of the product. The Regulation aims at ensuring that all batteries placed on the EU market are sustainable, circular, high-performing and safe. This presentation is going to focus on impact of the new proposed requirements for the portable batteries segment.

    Raquel Ponte Costa Raquel Ponte Costa
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, EPBA (European Portable Battery Association)
  7. Q&A

  8. Break

  9. Emerging issues for e-waste requirements in Latin America, including e-waste take back regulations

    Carolina Quadri Carolina Quadri
    Latin America Producer Responsibility Sr. Consultant - Global Product Compliance and Environmental Affairs, Dell, Argentina
  10. Strengthening of national initiatives and enhancement of regional cooperation for the environmentally sound management of POPs in waste of electronic or electrical equipment (WEEE) in Latin-American Countries

    This session discusses the approach, design and current status of the UNIDO-GEF project for the environmentally sound management of WEEE in Latin America. Covering 13 participating countries, it is currently the largest project of its kind, in area and population served. Its emphasis is on the development of regulations and specific actions that tackle Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) present in WEEE.

    Carlos Hernandez Carlos Hernandez
    Regional coordinator, UNIDO/GEF Program, Colombia
  11. Electronics, ICT, and the EU’s Sustainable Products Initiative

    Electrical and electronic equipment and information and communications technology (ICT) are identified as key product value chains in the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan and as priority products within its Sustainable Products Initiative. Join us to learn more about these policy activities and the important role of the electronics industry in shaping these policies to enable us to continue to build electronics better.

    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    Director, Environmental Policy and Research, IPC, USA
  12. The future of ecodesign for the circular electronics economy

    • This presentation will review highlights from the iNEMI Eco-Design series, focusing on best practices and lessons learned from the experts who shared how their organisations are implementing innovative eco-design work.
    • Eco-design principles seek to minimise the environmental impact of products and services over their life cycle. iNEMI’s Eco-Design for Circular Electronics Economy series, created in conjunction with partners IPC and Fraunhofer IZM, comprised three interactive webinars featuring experts from leading organizations that are accomplishing innovative/beyond-compliance eco-design work.
    • We will look at three key areas that were identified from these sessions - the need for collaboration, the fact that there are many things you can do now and what innovations/strategies might also be needed.  Speakers from the series included Nokia, Samsung, Google, ADVA Optical, Fairphone and Schneider Electric.
    Mark Schaffer Mark Schaffer
    Project Manager, iNEMI, Eco-Design Leadership Series
  13. Q&A

    Additional panelist:

    Julio Vargas Julio Vargas
    Global Battery Program Manager, Center of Excellence for Global Product Environmental Compliance, IBM
  14. Break and sponsor workshops

  15. Sponsor workshop from Sphera: Manage compliance to recycling regulations in Europe and North America

    Sphera EC4P have developed a “One, Two, Three” step process to help you implement a robust global E-waste, Batteries & Packaging compliance program:

    • Identify your compliance exposure with EC4P’s online Compliance Risk Map, country risk profiles and accompanying information resources
    • Stay on top of the expanding and evolving recycling laws applicable to your products with EC4P’s customisable Regulatory Monitoring Service
    • Let EC4P’s expert consultants and best-in-class software guarantee your global compliance program with our Managed Compliance Services
    James Pearson James Pearson
    Product Director, EC4P
    Jordan Girling Jordan Girling
    Senior Manager, Sphera
  16. Session 2: Circular economy including Circular Electronic Partnership initiative
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    Moderator:

    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    Director, Environmental Policy and Research, IPC, USA
  18. Circular Electronic Partnership initiative: An overview

    Dan Reid Dan Reid
    Director of Environment and Circularity, Responsible Business Alliance
  19. Circular economy and the electronics industry: Insights from India

    • Key summary of recent policy paper ‘Circular economy in electronics and electrical sector’ – roadmap, strategies, policy tools for transitions
    • Exploring and discussing opportunities and challenges of circular economy in electronics industry
    • How to engage formal and informal sectors when implementing Circular Economy in electronics industry
    Reynold D'Souza Reynold D'Souza
    Senior Consultant, Global Product Compliance (GPC) Group
  20. EU Circular economy action plan

    Mattia Pellegrini Mattia Pellegrini
    Head of Unit, Waste Management and Secondary Materials, Circular Economy and Green Growth, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
  21. Q&A

  22. Safe and circular electronics: Including an overview of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard

    Christina Raab Christina Raab
    Vice President, Strategy & Development, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Netherlands
  23. Balancing ambition and practicality in the circular economy: Lessons learned from recycling effort

  24. Q&A

  25. Close of day two