Programme

  1. Registration

    Moderators:

    • 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

    Karolina Zazvorkova Karolina Zazvorkova
    Policy Officer, European Commission
  4. Post implementation review of the UK RoHS Regulations and plans for UK RoHS post Brexit

    Jameson Mashakada Jameson Mashakada
    Senior Policy Advisor, RoHS Policy & Single use Plastics| Resources & Waste – Environmental Quality, 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, United Kingdom
  9. The New EU Medical Devices Regulation

    Blandine Gayral Blandine Gayral
    Environmental Policy Manager, Johnson & Johnson, representing MedTech Europe
  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)

    • Overview of GEC and GEC activities related to chemical management in electronics
    • Overview of EPEAT including registration process, use among purchasers, and verification methods
    • How chemical management is addressed in EPEAT criteria, including cutting edge trends for sustainability
    • Future product categories in EPEAT and ways to participate in the criteria development process
    Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador
    EPEAT Program Director, Green Electronics Council
  16. Q&A

  17. Refreshments

  18. The end of plastic in electronics?

    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC
    Lauren Heine Lauren Heine
    Senior Science Advisor, Northwest Green Chemistry, US
  19. Panel discussion - 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?

    Moderators:

    • Aidan Turnbull, Director, BOMcheck, UK &
    • Mike Kirschner, President, Design Chain Associates, US
    Cheri Peele Cheri Peele
    Senior Research Associate, Clean Production Action
    Christophe Garnier Christophe Garnier
    Global Environmental Standardization Manager, Schneider Electric
    John Ortiz John Ortiz
    Product Stewardship Director, HP Inc.
  20. Q&A

  21. Close