Programme

  1.  

    Moderator:

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

  3. Session 1: External Global Drivers - Keynote Session
  4. Industry perspectives:

    Megatrends in the chemical and downstream industries

    Rafael Cayuela Rafael Cayuela
    Corporate Chief Economist, Dow Europe GmbH
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    European chemical industry towards the mid century

    • Technological trends and developments that will shape Europe and the chemical industry
    • Evolving business models
    • Value chain and sectoral interconnection
    • Leading to a circular and sustainable society with the European chemical industry at the heart
    Marco Mensink Marco Mensink
    Director General, Cefic - The European Chemical Industry Council, Belgium
  6. 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 of 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
    Special Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment, Switzerland
  7. 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
    • Examples: plastics, micro-plastics, and chemicals
    • Chemical pollution: gaps to be addressed
    Mengjiao (Melissa) Wang Mengjiao (Melissa) Wang
    Senior Scientist, Greenpeace International (Science Unit)
  8. Bringing new chemicals to market: understanding the EU and US regulatory systems

    • How do the EU and US regulations differ and where are they the same, in particular for new chemicals?
    • Does this matter for our respective industries in the long run and for health and the environment?
    • Where do opportunities exist for collaboration, sharing of information and harmonization?
    Bjorn Hansen Bjorn Hansen
    Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
    Nancy Beck Nancy Beck
    Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Q&A

  10. Refreshments

  11. Has the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) made a difference so far? – a panel discussion

    Brief round-up on SAICM & Sustainable Development Goals

    Achim Halpaap, Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Waste Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Switzerland

    • Have countries and businesses taken action on chemicals management as a direct result of SAICM?

    Panel to include:

    Achim Halpaap Achim Halpaap
    Special Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment, Switzerland
    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch, United States
    Bjorn Hansen Bjorn Hansen
    Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
    Nancy Beck Nancy Beck
    Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection 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
    Head of Unit Support and Enforcement, ECHA, Finland
  16. Case study - using internal data for research and development, procurement and customer services

    • A data-driven sustainability assessment of products, strategies, and actions of a business can drive innovation
    • Measuring progress is complex, with multiple issues and indicators across the life cycle of products
    • Dow has developed and implemented an annual process that focuses on four themes: product risks, addressing world challenges, strategy and recognition, and value chain engagement
    • Linked to our sustainability goals, the process promotes dialogue, actions, and improvements by business units and raises sustainability awareness in the company and beyond
    Lorraine Francourt Lorraine Francourt
    Chemical Policy & Circular Economy Director, Dow Europe
  17. Case study - using data for complying with different jurisdictions

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

  19. Refreshments

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

    • Background of the database
    • Introduction to the project
    • Goals
    • Current state of play
    Bo Balduyck Bo Balduyck
    Project Manager, ECHA, Finland
  22. 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, COCIR
  23. 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
  24. Towards globally harmonized communication in the supply chain on substances in articles

    Martin Fuehr Martin Fuehr
    Professor for Public Law, Comparative Law and Legal Theory, sofia/Darmstadt University for Applied Sciences, Germany
    Stéphane Content Stéphane Content
    Manager Product Stewardship, Cefic
  25. Q&A

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

    • What will be the key drivers and trends for chemicals management in global supply chains post-2020?
    • How should businesses prepare to respond to these?
    Mamta Patel Moderator: Mamta Patel
    CEO & Co-Founder, Chemical Watch
    John Ortiz John Ortiz
    Product Stewardship Director, HP Inc.
    Frank Michel Frank Michel
    Executive Director, ZDHC Foundation, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
    Achim Halpaap Achim Halpaap
    Special Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment, Switzerland
    Rafael Cayuela Rafael Cayuela
    Corporate Chief Economist, Dow Europe GmbH
  28. Close of Day One/Cocktails

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