Chemicals Management for the Electronics Industry

  1. Registration


    • Aidan Turnbull, Director, BOMcheck, UK &
    • Mike Kirschner, President, Design Chain Associates, US
  2. Session 1 - EU Regulatory Developments
  3. EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) Updates (1)

    Karolina Zazvorkova Karolina Zazvorkova
    Policy Officer, European Commission
  4. The UK EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) Review

    Jameson Mashakada Jameson Mashakada
    Senior Policy Advisor, DEFRA
  5. EU RoHS - European industry’s key issues and opinions

    • Background & context: introducing key principles of RoHS
    • Industry involvement & expertise: presenting industry’s general position and activities within and outside the EU
    • RoHS outside the EU: addressing the global dimension
    • What’s next: “Pack 15” and the general review
    Lara Visser Lara Visser
    Senior Policy Manager Sustainability, DIGITALEUROPE
  6. Q&A

  7. Refreshments

  8. How will new EU Enforcement Regulation increase enforcement actions for RoHS, REACH and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) across Europe?

    • In November 2018 the European Council agreed a new regulation to enhance the enforcement of environmental restrictions such as RoHS, POPs and REACH
    • A lot of non-compliant materials are still used in electronics and electrical equipment
    • Example: product testing by 7 countries across Europe in 2016 found that 24% of USB cables were non-compliant with RoHS substance restrictions
    Aidan Turnbull Aidan Turnbull
    Director, BOMcheck
  9. The New EU Medical Devices Regulation

    MedTech Europe, tbc

  10. Recovery and recycling of critical raw materials

    Kerstin Kuchta Kerstin Kuchta
    Prof. Dr.-Ing., TU Hamburg
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch

  13. Session 2 - Other Global Developments
  14. IEC TC 111 - The electronics industry standards body

    • What is IEC: the world organization for standardization of electrical products. What are the other major organizations
    • The IEC Environmental standardization committee: IEC TC111
    • The IEC TC111 standard IEC 62474 on substance declaration
    Christophe Garnier Christophe Garnier
    Global Environmental Standardization Manager, Schneider Electric
  15. The role of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)

    Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador
    EPEAT Program Director, Green Electronics Council
  16. Q&A

  17. Refreshments

  18. Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in legacy Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plastics project

    Industry Council for Electronic Waste Recycling, UK

  19. The End of Plastic in Electronics?

    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC
    Lauren Heine Lauren Heine
    Co-Executive Director, Northwest Green Chemistry
  20. Industry panel - Staying ahead of regulators

    • Why are regulators targeting electronics?
    • How can manufacturers stay on top of the regulatory onslaught?
    • Who is setting the agenda? How does industry get a voice in it?


    • Aidan Turnbull, Director, BOMcheck, UK &
    • Mike Kirschner, President, Design Chain Associates, US
  21. Q&A

  22. Close