Programme

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    Moderator:

    Seth Goldberg Seth Goldberg
    Partner, Steptoe
  2. Coffee and Registration

  3. Session 1: External Global Drivers - Keynote Session
  4. Megatrends in the chemical and downstream industries

    Rafael Cayuela Rafael Cayuela
    Corporate Chief Economist, Dow Europe GmbH
    Marco Mensink Marco Mensink
    Director General, Cefic
  5. Global Chemicals Outlook II: Key insights for the future of chemicals and waste management

    • GCO II launched in March 2019 detailing progress in the implementation the globally agreed 2020 goal
    • Also features options for action for implementation in the near future and before 2030, the time frame of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
    • Important aspect to advance private sector governance for sustainable supply chain management, ensure chemicals information flow & full material disclosure throughout supply chains and broader product life cycle, including the recycling sector.
    Achim Halpaap Achim Halpaap
    Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Waste Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  6. Global trends in addressing chemical pollution

    • Chemical pollution: a global issue and life cycle view
    • Chemical pollution: cocktail of chemical mixtures from multiple exposure pathways
    • Example: plastics, micro-plastics, and chemicals
    • Chemical pollution: gaps to be addressed
    Mengjiao (Melissa) Wang Mengjiao (Melissa) Wang
    Senior Scientist, Greenpeace International (Science Unit)
  7. Bringing new chemicals to market - EU -v- USA

    • How do the EU and the US regulations differ and where are they the same, in particular on new chemicals.
    • Does this matter for our respective industries in the long run and for human health and the environment?
    Bjorn Hansen Bjorn Hansen
    Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
    Nancy Beck Nancy Beck
    Deputy Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Q&A

  9. Refreshments

  10. Session 2: Corporate Drivers
  11. Has the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) made a difference so far? - a panel discussion session

    • Round-up on SAICM & Sustainable Development goals
    • Have countries and businesses taken action on chemicals management as a direct result of SAICM?
    • Examples?

    Panel to include:

    Achim Halpaap Achim Halpaap
    Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Waste Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch
    Bjorn Hansen Bjorn Hansen
    Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
    David Kapindula David Kapindula
    Zambia Environmental Management Agency
  12. Q&A

  13. Lunch

  14. Session 2: Corporate Drivers - The Use of Data for Innovation
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    Moderator:

    Erwin Annys Erwin Annys
    Director REACH, Cefic
  16. Best practice use of data

    Speaker tbc

  17. Case study - using internal data for research and development, procurement and customer services

    Lorraine Francourt Lorraine Francourt
    Global Product Safety & Compliance, The Dow Chemical Company
  18. Case study - using data for complying with different jurisdictions

    Samer Aburous Samer Aburous
    Senior Expert Global Notification, S&C Perfumery Excellence, Symrise
  19. Q&A

  20. Refreshments

  21. Session 3: Corporate Drivers - Substance tracking
  22. Systems for substance tracking - the ECHA database for substances of very high concern (SVHC)s in articles

    Bo Balduyck Bo Balduyck
    Legal Advisor, European Chemicals Agency
  23. Industry perspective on ECHA database for substances of very high concern (SVHC)s in articles

    Riccardo Corridori Riccardo Corridori
    Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs Senior Manager, The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR)
  24. Case study - Zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) blockchain project combining product compliance and sustainable chemistry

    Frank Michel Frank Michel
    Executive Director, ZDHC Foundation, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
  25. Proactive Alliance Charter on Full Materials Declaration

    Martin Fuehr Martin Fuehr
    Professor for Public Law, Comparative Law and Legal Theory, Darmstadt University
  26. Q&A

  27. Session 4: Panel discussion
  28. Panel discussion - The future post-2020

    • How can we make a post-2020 framework more relevant to wider industry (ie. not just the chemical industry)?
    • What will/should businesses and policy-makers take away from GCOII?

    Moderator - Mamta Patel, CEO and Co-Founder, Chemical Watch

    Achim Halpaap Achim Halpaap
    Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Waste Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Rafael Cayuela Rafael Cayuela
    Corporate Chief Economist, Dow Europe GmbH
    Mengjiao (Melissa) Wang Mengjiao (Melissa) Wang
    Senior Scientist, Greenpeace International (Science Unit)
    Nancy Beck Nancy Beck
    Deputy Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
    David Kapindula David Kapindula
    Zambia Environmental Management Agency
  29. Close of Day One/Cocktails

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