Programme

Please note all timings are in ET (Washington, D.C. local time)

  1. Session 4: Developments from Canada and Latin America
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    Moderator

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Enhesa Product, USA
  3. Canadian VOC Regulations: Are you ready?

    An overview of the new Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations that come into effect on January 1, 2024.  

    • The regulations establish maximum VOC limits for over 130 categories and subcategories of products that are imported into or manufactured in Canada
    • The types of products covered include personal care products; automotive and household maintenance products; adhesives, adhesive removers, sealants and caulks; and other miscellaneous products that can be used in households and by institutional, industrial and commercial consumers
    • If you sell  products into the Canadian market, this presentation will help you prepare for these new regulatory requirements
    Mary Ellen Perkin Mary Ellen Perkin
    Manager - Consumer and Cleaning Products, Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  4. CEPA Reform - Discussion on the changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and what is coming up

    • Fundamentals of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and its background
    • The changes proposed in Bill S-5: The bill Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act which modernizes CEPA and represents the first set of comprehensive amendments to CEPA since it was enacted over 20 years ago
    • What it means for your company if you have notified or planning on Notifying a new substances in Canada and what the Government plans are for implementations in the next 2 years
    Dan Bastien Dan Bastien
    Senior Director and Head of Chemicals, Intertek, Canada
  5. Developments from Latin America: An overview

    • Cosmetics regulations
    • EPR regulations
    • PFAS regulations status in Latam
    Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez
    Americas Managing Analyst, Enhesa Product
  6. Latin America latest updates around:

    • Current status of National Inventories of Chemical Substances regulations within Chile, Colombia and Peru
    • Latest news around National Inventory developments within Brazil and Argentina
    Ana Giannini Ana Giannini
    Head of Regulatory Affairs and Product Safety for Latin America, Givaudan, Brazil
  7. Q&A

  8. Networking drinks reception

    Join us for relaxed networking, drinks and appetisers with our speakers and attendees.

  9. Close of day