Programme

  1.  

    Moderator:

    Linda-Jean Cockcroft Linda-Jean Cockcroft
    Technical Director (Business, Industry & Growth), Risk & Policy Analysts
  2. Session 5: Circular Economy and waste
  3. Best practice for circular economy and chemical waste – an overview

    • How does legislation support circular economy when dealing with chemical waste?
    • What's happened in the field? How to spread best practices all over the world.
    • Looking to the future, what do we need to do? How can we solve the challenges we currently face?
    Nicolas Humez Nicolas Humez
    Chair of the Hazardous Waste Working Group, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
  4.  

    Case studies

    The impact of circularity on chemicals management: What does best practice in Circular Economy mean in your sector?

  5. Building sector

    • How the BASTA system works and how it can support circular material flows
    • Experience from case studies and ongoing research projects, focusing on the reuse of interior building products often used in offices
    • Benefits of reuse in terms of reduced climate impact compared to buying new products
    • Possible solutions to enable reuse in an industrial scale
    Sussi Wetterlin Sussi Wetterlin
    CEO, BASTAonline AB
    Carina Loh Lindholm Carina Loh Lindholm
    Project manager, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  6. Electronics sector

    John Ortiz John Ortiz
    Product Stewardship Director, HP Inc.
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

  9. Chemicals sector

    Cefic study: waste in the context of the circular economy and REACH

    Ann Dierckx Ann Dierckx
    Director Sustainability, Cefic
  10. Plastic additives and circularity: the case of flame retardants in EEE plastics

    • Functionality of the products during service life and sustainability: how to strike the right balance?
    • Flame retardants are circular: new technologies to recycle WEEE plastics with full recovery of materials and their environmental benefits
    • Looking into the future of flame retardants: sustainable materials while keeping the technical compatibility and functionality
    Lein Tange Lein Tange
    Product Stewardship Manager, ICL-IP/Flame Retardants Europe
  11. Q&A

  12. Session 6: Corporate Drivers
  13. Panel discussion – best practices in alternatives assessment

    • Experience so far with alternative assessment – what works and what doesn’t?
    • Enshrining alternative assessment methodology in legislation
    • Directions for the future
    Paul Ashford Paul Ashford
    Managing Director, Anthesis-Caleb
    Lauren Heine Lauren Heine
    Co-Executive Director, Northwest Green Chemistry
    Elke Van Asbroeck Elke Van Asbroeck
    Managing Director, Apeiron-Team NV
    Cheri Peele Cheri Peele
    Senior Research Associate, Clean Production Action
  14. Lunch

  15. Session 7: Current topics of high interest
  16.  

    Choice of break-out sessions

    • 1: EDCs

    OR

    • 2: Brexit
  17. Break-out group 1: EDCs - one year on

    Moderator: Linda-Jean Cockroft, Technical Director (Business, Industry & Growth), Risk & Policy Analysts, UK

    Implementation, adoption into other regulations, new EDcs and grouping

    One year on……

    Jean-Pierre Busnardo Jean-Pierre Busnardo
    European Regulatory Affairs Manager, Dupont
    Pia Juul Nielsen Pia Juul Nielsen
    Senior Consultant, formerly Chief Adviser at the Environmental Protection Agency, Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark
    Jordane Wodli Jordane Wodli
    Policy officer, European Commission
  18.  

    Break-out group 2: Brexit - what does it mean for chemical regulations?

    • How could the UK stay in REACH?
    • What happens if the UK doesn’t stay in REACH

    Moderator: Michael Warhurst, Executive Director, ChemTrust, UK

    Susanne Baker Susanne Baker
    Head of Programme, Environment and Compliance, techUK
    Jean-Pierre Feyaerts Jean-Pierre Feyaerts
    Formerly Federal Public Service ‘Economy’
    Riku Rinta-Jouppi Riku Rinta-Jouppi
    Partner and Head of Global Compliance, REACHLaw
  19. Refreshments

  20. Session 8: Corporate drivers - Investment & People
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    Moderator:

    Linda-Jean Cockcroft Linda-Jean Cockcroft
    Technical Director (Business, Industry & Growth), Risk & Policy Analysts
  22. How money follows sound chemicals management - Investing in the new generation of chemicals

    • Financing of start- and scale-ups in the food, agri and chemical sectors
    • Overcoming the challenges of today and avoiding the pitfalls of the past
    • Highlights of the innovative nature and sustainability drive of the current and future chemical industry
    Ludwig Goris Ludwig Goris
    Senior Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners
  23. How to kill a start-up: challenges of working in partnership with green chemistry start-ups

    • Startups as part of open innovation
    • Co-operations with startups – Dos and don’ts for corporate managers
    • Startup check – what you have to keep in mind
    Werner Wutscher Werner Wutscher
    Founder and CEO, New Venture Scouting
  24. Challenges for bringing environmentally friendly chemicals to market: a start-up’s perspective

    • New technology approach/implementation strategy
    • Market entry strategy – distribution & business model
    • Hurdles and challenges
    • Lessons learned
    Christian Schimper Christian Schimper
    Managing Director, Acticell GmbH
  25. Q&A

  26. Close of conference