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  1. Coffee

  2. Welcome


    Leigh Stringer Leigh Stringer
    Managing Editor, Chemical Watch News & Insight, by Enhesa
  3. Keynote

    • Updates on European Commission’s planned legislative initiatives under the chemicals strategy for sustainability, such as the REACH revision and the “one substance one assessment”.
    Cristina de Avila Cristina de Avila
    Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, DG Environment, European Commission
  4. Q&A session

  5. SESSION THREE: Specific REACH Revision issues
  6. Polymer registration under REACH – industry perspective

    • polymer identity and notification unit;
    • PRR decision tree; and
    • grouping of PRR
    Martin Klatt Martin Klatt
    Executive Specialist Regulatory Affairs, Head of Product Stewardship Dispersions and Resins, BASF SE, E-EDE/QP, Germany
  7. REACH revision and animal testing

    • REACH and it’s implementation: potential changes under the chemicals strategy for sustainability;
    • likely impacts on animals used in testing; and
    • the transition away from testing on animals
    Dr Emma Grange Dr Emma Grange
    Director of Science & Regulatory Affairs, Cruelty Free Europe
  8. Mixture assessment factor (MAF) impact for high volume substances

    • MAF – what is the issue?;
    • different ways to define the MAF;
    • current regulatory proposal;
    • impact on high volume substances; and
    • summary
    Martin Klatt Martin Klatt
    Executive Specialist Regulatory Affairs, Head of Product Stewardship Dispersions and Resins, BASF SE, E-EDE/QP, Germany
  9. Q&A session

  10. Refreshment break

  11. One substance one assessment: issues related to grouping of chemicals under REACH

    • legal and scientific basis for grouping under REACH;
    • horizontal, coordinated hazard assessment; and
    • what are the consequences under downstream, product-related legislation
    Ruxandra Cana Ruxandra Cana
    Partner, Steptoe LLP
  12. Revision of restrictions and authorisation

    • problems and objectives;
    • simplification of the authorisation system;
    • extension of the Generic Risk management Approach (GRA); and
    • introducing the essential use concept.
    Riccardo Zorgno Riccardo Zorgno
    Legal Officer, European Commission
  13. Q&A session

  14. Lunch and networking

  15. Welcome back


    Leigh Stringer Leigh Stringer
    Managing Editor, Chemical Watch News & Insight, by Enhesa
  16. SESSION FOUR: Key Concepts Underlying the REACH Review
  17. The proposed restriction of PFAS & the "essential use" concept: context and legal concerns

    • background to the restriction proposal and current status;
    • legal issues and concerns;
    • ECHA public consultation & next steps;
    • essential use concept; and
    • how industry should address the restriction proposal
    Claudio Mereu Claudio Mereu
    Partner, EU Regulatory, Fieldfisher LLP, Belgium
  18. Q&A session

  19. SESSION FIVE: The Revision of CLP and CLP Issues
  20. CLP revision: adoption, implementation & industry considerations

    • setting the stage with a brief overview of the CLP revision – context, content & timeline;
    • addressing the actionable aspects of its implementation; and
    • concluding with industry concerns/feedback following its adoption.
    Kamelija Milosev Kamelija Milosev
    Subject Matter Expert - Chemicals, Enhesa
  21. CLH and legal challenges on CLH decisions

    • the titanium dioxide court ruling;
    • lessons learned for other CLH cases;
    • the TIB case; and
    • practical advice to challenge CLH cases
    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
  22. Q&A session

  23. Refreshment break

  24. SESSION SIX: CSS Developments
  25. The impact of the ECHA Flame Retardants Strategy and other Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability initiatives on the Flame Retardants industry

    • what will be the timeline and scope for flame retardant restrictions based on the ECHA Strategy and their grouping approach?;
    • safe and sustainable-by-design: learnings from flame retardant case studies; and
    • the impact of REACH and CLP revision on flame retardants.
    Dr Adrian Beard Dr Adrian Beard
    Advocacy Flame Retardants for the Segment E-Mobility & Electronics, Clariant P&C GmbH, Germany, Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH
    Esther Agyeman-Budu Esther Agyeman-Budu
    Sector Group Manager, Pinfa, a sector group of Cefic
  26. Safe and Sustainable-by-Design


    • "Safe and Sustainable-by-Design" (SSbD) approach and its development by the European Commission, in collaboration with various stakeholders (industry, research institutions, NGOs, etc.);
    • the proposed framework, currently in a testing phase through calls for case studies;
    • updates on the EU-funded project IRISS (; and
    • exploring the strategic value chains ecosystem and its role in accelerating the implementation of SSbD
    Anne Chloé Devic Anne Chloé Devic
    CEO at SSbD Consulting Europe SL (Safe and Sustainable-by-Design), Consultant at the European Chemical Industry Council – Cefic
  27. Green Claims: how to avoid green-washing

    • why the need to regulate now? The green claims proposal in context;
    • the nuts and bolts of the green proposal: its aims and desires as well as it pitfalls and the obstacles; and
    • the next steps: procedure and what industry should do.
    Peter Sellar Peter Sellar
    Partner, EU Regulatory, Fieldfisher Brussels
  28. Ecodesign regulation and substances of concern

    • current status and potential scenarios;
    • ecodesign, SOC and the EU green deal; and
    • ecodesign and circularity
    Linda-Jean Cockcroft Linda-Jean Cockcroft
    Partner, ERM
  29. Q&A session

  30. Close of day two

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