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

    Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia
    Managing Analyst, Chemical Watch, Portugal
  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
    Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship and Policy, Assent Compliance, UK
  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
    Adrian Beard Adrian Beard
    Head of Market Segments, Flame Retardants, Clariant GmbH
  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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