Programme

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  1. Conference welcome

    Leigh Stringer Leigh Stringer
    Global Business Editor, Chemical Watch, UK
  2. Session one: Regulatory updates from Europe
  3. The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and main initiatives relating to the electronics sector

    Harry Wild Harry Wild
    Lead Chemicals Analyst, Sphera BOMcheck
  4. Updates on EU RoHS: the RoHS general review

    Steven Andrews Steven Andrews
    Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship and Policy, Assent
  5. RoHS and REACH issues at the borderline

    Ruxandra Cana Ruxandra Cana
    Partner, Steptoe and Johnson
  6. Q&A

  7. Short break for 15 minutes

  8. Draft EU battery regulations – a panel discussion

    • Future EU battery regulation: battery metals perspective - Kamila Slupek

    Kamila Slupek Kamila Slupek
    Sustainability Director, Eurometaux
    Steven Andrews Steven Andrews
    Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship and Policy, Assent
  9. REACH revision

    Claudio Mereu Claudio Mereu
    Joint Managing Partner, Head of EU Regulatory, Competition & Trade, Fieldfisher LLP, Belgium
  10. Q&A

  11. Lunch break for 60 minutes

  12. Welcome back

    Leigh Stringer Leigh Stringer
    Global Business Editor, Chemical Watch, UK
  13. SCIP database updates

    Michaela Simjakova Michaela Simjakova
    Regulatory Assistant, European Chemicals Agency
  14. EU medical devices directive update

  15. Q&A

    Joined by

    Telmo Vieira Prazeres Telmo Vieira Prazeres
    Scientific Officer, ECHA
  16. Break for 15 minutes

  17. Session two: E-waste and EEE
  18. EEE and sustainability obligations beyond chemical policy

    Kamelija Milosev Kamelija Milosev
    Subject Matter Expert - Chemicals, Enhesa
  19. The work of the WEEE Forum

    The WEEE Forum is the world’s biggest association of e-waste producer responsibility organisations. The forty-six PROs collected more than 3 million tonnes of e-waste last year. The WEEE Forum’s mission is to tackle the worldwide societal challenge of electronic waste.

    Pascal Leroy Pascal Leroy
    Director General, WEEE Forum
  20. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) recycling from e-waste plastics into new products

    • Product testing in 19 European countries showed items on sale in Europe contained flame retardant chemicals, which are found in electronic waste and are restricted on health and environmental grounds; and
    • Civil society organisations under the Arnika and IPEN lead calls for closure of the loophole in EU and international legislation that allows products made from recycled waste to contain these contaminants.
    Jitka Strakova Jitka Strakova
    Global Researcher, IPEN/Arnika
  21. Q&A

  22. Short break for 15 minutes

  23. Session three: Electronics components and substance specific issues
  24. Key challenges for electronic components

    Randy Flinders Randy Flinders
    Compliance Specialist, GreenSoft Technology, United States
  25. PFAS updates for the electronics sector

    Jonatan Kleimark Jonatan Kleimark
    Senior Chemicals and Business Advisor, ChemSec
  26. REACH authorisation for lead metal and future risk management consequences

    Lisa Allen Lisa Allen
    Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, International Lead Association (ILA)
    Hugo Waeterschoot Hugo Waeterschoot
    Chemicals Management Advisor, Eurometaux, Belgium
  27. Increase in restrictions on Li

    Francesco Gattiglio Francesco Gattiglio
    Director External Affairs, EU, Albemarle
  28. Flame retardants

    Sander Kroon Sander Kroon
    Global Regulatory Affairs Manager, ICL IP, The Netherlands
  29. Q&A

  30. Close of day one

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