Programme

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Session 1: Current UK Policy
  3. Introduction

    Ryan McErlean Ryan McErlean
    Global Head of Marketing, Chemical Watch
  4. Welcome

    Moderator

    Emma Chynoweth Emma Chynoweth
    Founder, Ocki Sustainability
  5. Industry views on policy

    In this presentation, you'll hear updates from CIA and CBA, including:

    • latest developments impacting the chemicals supply chain; and
    • how chemicals policy could facilitate innovation and growth in the UK.
    Nishma Patel Nishma Patel
    Policy Director, Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
    Tim Doggett Tim Doggett
    Chief Executive Officer, Chemical Business Association (CBA), UK
  6. Update on UK REACH Registration

    • REACHLaw in brief;
    • UK REACH registration overview;
    • Recent developments; and
    • Conclusions
    Steve George Steve George
    Senior Advisor and Director, REACHLaw, UK
  7. Q&A

  8. Break and refreshments

  9. Session 2: UK REACH updates
  10. UK REACH – challenges for industry

    • Direct and indirect impacts of standalone UK chemical legislation;
    • Data-sharing approaches; and
    • Alternative legislative models
    Neil Hollis Neil Hollis
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, BASF plc
  11. UK REACH – challenges for industry

    • Divergence from EU regulation;
    • UK chemicals strategy;
    • UK REACH and data challenges; and
    • How to prepare and Horizon Scanning to mitigate risks
    Caroline Raine Caroline Raine
    Technical Director, NCEC, Ricardo, UK
  12. UK REACH from a NGO perspective

    • UK REACH – political landscape and the difficulties it’s facing;
    • Next steps
    Chloe Alexander Chloe Alexander
    UK campaigner, CHEM Trust
  13. UK REACH - The legal issues / challenges

    Darren Abrahams Darren Abrahams
    Partner - Chemical and Life Sciences, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  14. Q&A

    Joined by

    James Dancy James Dancy
    Head of UK REACH service and policy, DEFRA
  15. Lunch and networking

  16. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

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    Discover the full range of Chemical Watch solutions and get your questions answered at this service presentation and platform demo.

    Ryan McErlean Ryan McErlean
    Global Head of Marketing, Chemical Watch
  17. Session 3: Data sharing and submission
  18. Welcome back

    Moderator

    Emma Chynoweth Emma Chynoweth
    Founder, Ocki Sustainability
  19. Data sharing issues

    • Understanding data rights and data access in an independent GB market;
    • The impact of ‘the 12 year rule’ on data negotiations; and
    • Learning from EU data sharing disputes: will GB authorities follow the EU?
    Darren Abrahams Darren Abrahams
    Partner - Chemical and Life Sciences, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  20. Q&A

  21. Session 4: Divergence from EU Regulations
  22. Divergence from EU (European Union)

    • Speculating on the future direction of UK REACH and so how it will diverge from EU REACH and over what timeframe is not easy. However, some things are known.
    • This presentation will describe some specific examples where the UK has already diverged from the EU in terms of regulations and also some areas where it may choose to do so in future.
    • The likely consequences of such divergence will be addressed.
    Iain A MacKinnon Iain A MacKinnon
    Managing Director, Dr Knoell Consult Ltd.
  23. UK Chemical Developments: Lessons from EU

    • Supply chain information, why regulators cannot know everything
    • EU regulatory proposals being discussed in UK
    • Lessons and concerns from EU developments
    Steve George Steve George
    Senior Advisor and Director, REACHLaw, UK
  24. Q&A

  25. Break and refreshments

  26. Session 5: Other UK regulatory updates
  27. Update on biocides regulation for the GB market

    • Legal framework for biocides in an independent UK;
    • Last call: submission deadlines; and
    • Latest developments.
    Tom Gillett Tom Gillett
    Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, UK
  28. Divergence between the UK and EU in cosmetic regulations

    • Understanding how cosmetic ingredients are regulated under the UK Cosmetics Regulation
    • How cosmetic ingredients are affected by other chemical frameworks (CLP and REACH)
    • Divergence between the UK and the EU: why are we seeing divergence, and how to keep track
    • Useful tips to prepare for the future
    Francesca Rapolla Francesca Rapolla
    Scientific Affairs Manager, The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA)
  29. Q&A

  30. Close of conference