Biocides Europe 2018 – Overview

Biocides Europe 2018 offered attendees a unique opportunity to join our expert panel for a two-day event in Vienna on 27-28 November, which focused on the latest information and advice on the application of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). Expert speakers from leading organisations including the European Commission, ECHA, Ctgb, CEHTRA and Steptoe & Johnson, shared the latest developments on the use and production of biocides, as well as providing essential guidance on how to remain compliant with the BPR.

Topics covered across the two-day conference included:

  • Authorisation/approval related issues
  • Risk assessment
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • ED criteria
  • The development of new biocides and alternatives
  • Efficacy and enforcement
  • European and international overviews

To supplement the two-day conference, there was also a choice of two optional post-conference workshops on 29 November:

  • Understanding the guidance for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals – led by Michael Werner, Senior Expert Regulatory Toxicology Biocides, and Martina Duft, Biologist, Expert Environmental Safety/Regulatory Affairs, both from Knoell Germany GmbH.
  • Introduction and understanding of physical chemical properties of biocidal products – led by Peter Liney, Managing Scientist – Chemistry, Exponent International Ltd.


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Biocides Europe 2018, 27-28 November, Vienna, Austria



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Your feedback 

  • "A lot of interesting and different topics have been addressed." – Nathalie Hanon, CEHTRA
  • "Good conference and knowledgeable speakers." – David Arrowsmith, Envigo
  • "Well structured, organised and good networking." – Leo Salvi, QACS
  • "Everything was well organised." – Gyongyver Majorosi, Eurideas
  • "Perfectly organised, a very good selection of talks/topics. The presenters gave very good presentations. Good opportunity to meet and greet." – Stephan Gregorini, Lonza
  • "Good proposal, good speakers, good organisation. The conference provides an overview of all features of biocides." – Michael Werner, Knoell Germany


Future events from the Biocides Regulation series:

  • Risk Assessment for Biocides training course – 12-13 March 2019, Mainz, Germany – Book here
  • Biocides Efficacy training course – 26 March 2019, location to be confirmed – Find out more
  • Biocides Symposium 2019 – 23-24 May 2019, Rome, Italy – Details coming soon