The latest updates on European biocidal regulations direct from the experts

Nearly nine years after the EU biocidal products Regulation (BPR) came into force, the biocides sector is confronting significant challenges. Companies and regulators are being kept on their toes by a new GB BPR scheme following Brexit, the growing need for sustainable alternatives and early experiences with biocidal product families.  

Meanwhile, long-running issues continue, including disruptive delays to the biocides review programme and authorisation processes, as well as the demanding new criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting (ED) chemicals.  

At Chemical Watch’s annual Biocides Symposium, experts will explore how stakeholders can be compliant in the face of these ongoing challenges, and discuss how to increase the sustainable use of biocides and stimulate innovation under the BPR. 

The conference brings together leading figures from industry, member state competent and regulatory authorities, as well as the European Commission and Echa.  

The Biocides Symposium will be held as a virtual conference on 1112 May 2022. 

What will be covered? 

  • Regulatory processes in the European biocides sector;
  • Biocides enforcement;
  • Efficacy updates;
  • The assessment of EDs;
  • The sustainable use of biocides; and
  • How can we stimulate innovation under the BPR?

Why attend? 

  • Expert speakers – hear from senior representatives of European institutions, member state competent authorities and industry, as they give their perspectives on emerging issues and hot topics, as well as the current state of biocides regulation across the EU  
  • Time-efficient – in just two days, bring yourself up to date with the complex and ever evolving regulatory biocides landscape
  • Q&A panel sessions – an opportunity to ask questions, discuss topics, raise issues, seek solutions and share experiences with your peers and our expert speakers, all online
  • Focus – an entire conference dedicated to the latest BPR developments, with in-depth discussions and practical insights

Who should attend the Biocides Europe virtual conference? 

  • Biocidal substance manufacturers and users 
  • Biocidal product producers and users 
  • Importers, formulators, distributors and retailers of biocidal/antimicrobial products, including household cleaning products, preservatives and pesticides 
  • Those working in sustainability or marine/environmental welfare
  • Regulatory managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Occupational health professionals
  • Lawyers with an interest in the BPR and relevant chemicals legislation
  • National competent authorities 

Before the conference, why not brush up on identifying EDCs?  

Our online training course, Guidance for Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (25–29 April), will provide you with comprehensive background information and in-depth insight into the EU endocrine disruptor criteria and Echa/Efsa guidance. It’s the perfect way to establish a base knowledge of the topic before attending the symposium in May.