Programme

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

  1. Day three welcome

  2. Session 1: RoHS around the world
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    Session 1 Moderator:

    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    Director, Environmental Policy and Research, IPC, USA
  4. RoHS around the world

  5. EU RoHS updates

    Topics covered during this interview-style presentation will include:

    • The general review and the interface with the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability initiatives and the revision of the EU REACH Regulation
    • Current status of the technical exemption renewals
    •  Addition of new restricted substances
    • Compliance/enforcement and the Market Surveillance Regulation
    •  Insights into the emerging UK RoHS
    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    Director, Environmental Policy and Research, IPC, USA
    Steven Andrews Steven Andrews
    Regulatory & Sustainability Expert - Product Sustainability, Assent
  6. New RoHS-like activities including Saudi Arabia

    Valerie Kuntz Valerie Kuntz
    Manager, Product Compliance, Assent Compliance, US
  7. Q&A and panel discussion

  8. Break and networking

  9. Chemical Watch Demo

  10. Session 2: Substance specific issues and responsible sourcing
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    Session 2 Moderator:

    Andrew Turley Andrew Turley
    Science Editor, Chemical Watch
  12. PFASs: What uses can be considered essential?

    • An overview of the debate to date
    • Possible implications for the electronics sector
    Andrew Turley Andrew Turley
    Science Editor, Chemical Watch
  13. The path to sustainable flame retardants

    • New trends in performance requirements for flame retardants
    • The regulatory environment: the impact of the European Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
    • What is industry doing to combine fire safety with good environmental and health profiles of flame retardants?
    • Evaluation schemes for flame retardants: from hazard screening to life cycle assessments
  14. Conflict minerals in the EU and US: Drivers and process chemical tracking

    Marianna Smirnova Marianna Smirnova
    Director of Standards and Assurance, Responsible Business Alliance
  15. Q&A

  16. Blockchain project for mineral sourcing

    Nathan Williams Nathan Williams
    CEO, Minespider
  17. Regulatory pressures on cobalt and their impacts

    Mike Blakeney Mike Blakeney
    Senior Manager - Government and Public Affairs, Cobalt Institute
  18. Q&A

  19. Close of conference

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