Programme

  1. Registration

  2. Welcome

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch, United States
  3. Keynote  Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Chemicals Outlook II, and the impact on the electronics industry

    • Key findings of the Global Chemicals Outlook-II and their relevance for the electronics sector
    • Sustainable development goals and the emerging international policy framework for chemicals and waste management
    • Global opportunities in the electronics sector to advance sustainability
    Achim Halpaap Achim Halpaap
    Special Advisor, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment, Switzerland
  4. Session 1: Developments from Europe
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    Chair:

    Leigh Stringer Leigh Stringer
    Business Editor, Chemical Watch, UK
  6. The ECHA REACH Candidate List database: An update (video presentation)

    • Background of the database
    • Information duties for suppliers
    • Project status
    Bo Balduyck Bo Balduyck
    Project Manager, ECHA, Finland
  7. Updates to the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)

    • RoHS additional substances
    • Implementation of RoHS 2.1: The RoHS/REACH interface
    • RoHS enforcement and RoHS 3
    Steven Andrews Steven Andrews
    Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship and Policy, Assent Compliance, UK
  8. Q&A

  9. Refreshments

  10. Enforcement actions for RoHS, REACH and POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) across Europe

    • Regulation 2019/1020 “EU Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products Regulation” was published June 2019. The new EU regulation specifically addresses compliance to RoHS for e-commerce sales. 
    • 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, UK
  11. New IPC-1752B supply chain standard to prepare for submissions to the ECHA REACH Candidate List Database from January 2021

    • New industry standard will help companies to collect the necessary information from their supply chains so that they can start reporting into the ECHA database from the January 2021 deadline
    • Participation in the IPC-1752B standard development process is open to all organisations and is free-of-charge.  Further details will be provided in Chemical Watch webinar on 22 October.
    Aidan Turnbull Aidan Turnbull
    Director, BOMcheck, UK
  12. REACH SVHC article analysis of electronic components

    • Background on 'Once an article, always an article' position
    • Position of the ECJ and ECHA
    • Determining the articles and complex objects within simple electronic components
    • How data exchange standards are adapting to support this level of data communication
    Randy Flinders Randy Flinders
    Senior Manager, Product Support, GreenSoft Technology, United States
  13. EU circular economy initiatives and electronics

    • EU action plan for the Circular Economy
    • Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019
    • 2018 Circular Economy Package
    • Examples of circular economy approaches in the Medical Device Industry
    • Legislative hurdles for Circular Economy in the EU
    Johann Russinger Johann Russinger
    Senior Director Global EHS, Siemens AG Healthcare, Germany
  14. Q&A

  15. Lunch

  16. Session 2: Other global developments
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    Chair:

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch, United States
  18. Regulatory updates from Japan

    • Overview of Japan RoHS
    • Similarities and differences to European RoHS
    Kenneth Stanvick Kenneth Stanvick
    Senior Consultant, Global Restricted Substances, Intertek, United States
  19. UAE RoHS: A year later

    • Key updates on challenges companies have been facing since RoHS entered into force in the UAE
    • Similarities to and differences from EU RoHS
    • The parties involved in RoHS implementation, the dysfunctions, industry-associations involvement and all the obstacles industries face to comply with the new requirements
    • Once the new GSO Technical Regulation Project on the RoHS in electrical and electronic equipment is adopted and in force for GCC countries, the GCC regulation will trump any local regulation
    • Suggestions on how to prevent being tangled in this regulatory-encumbering scheme and how to secure products in the UAE market
    Sanaa Chakibi Sanaa Chakibi
    Program Director, STC, United States
  20. Q&A

  21. Refreshments

  22. Regulatory updates from South Korea including K-REACH, K-BPR and the special act on safety management of children's products

    • K-REACH: Product notification for products (including electronics and electricals products) containing priority substances over 0.1% & 1 ton
    • Framework Act on resources circulation: RoHS and recycling
    • K-BPR: Parts and components with biocidal functions, or considered to be treated products (e.g. sterilisation filters in air conditioners)
    • Special act on the safety of products for children (including electronics and electricals products)
    Junho Lee Junho Lee
    Director, CIRS Group Korea, South Korea
  23. Chemical management policies and regulations in LAR: trends and updates

    • Landscape of the region: How is it structured and organised
    • Existing regulations
    • Globally Harmonised System (GHS) in the region
    • Chemical control regulation schemes: What’s coming
    Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez
    Americas Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Program Manager and TSCA Global Program Manager, HP Inc. México
  24. Q&A

  25. Close of day one / Cocktail reception

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