Programme

08.15 - 08.45

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  1. Session 3: Focus on North America
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    Chair:

    Kelly Franklin Kelly Franklin
    North America Editor, Chemical Watch
  3. Keynote  A framework for addressing chemical regulations and market-based sustainability initiatives in the high-tech manufacturing sector

    • An overview of the high tech EEE (electronics and electrical equipment) sector: Materials, components, assemblies, products, and systems
    • A holistic framework for evaluating internal and external corporate drivers impacting chemical risk
    • A holistic framework for evaluating chemical hazards, exposures, and risks within and across various segments of the EEE sector
    Sanjay Baliga Sanjay Baliga
    Founder and Senior Partner, Vichara Partners, United States
  4. Drivers for conflict mineral and process chemical tracking

    • Overview of RBA’s resources and programming for supply chain chemical management
    • Insight on industry drivers for conflict minerals due diligence and compliance
    • Tools and platforms that help companies meet evolving expectations for responsible mineral supply chains
    Dan Reid Dan Reid
    Environmental Program Manager, Responsible Business Alliance, Responsible Minerals Initiative, United States
  5. Proposition 65 and electronics

    • An introduction to Proposition 65
    • Proposition 65’s impact on B2B sales, distributors and retailers
    Laura M. Duncan Laura M. Duncan
    Principal, Product Law Group, United States
  6. e-Waste in the US and Canada

    • USA e-waste regulations + state e-waste product scope overview
    • Case studies of US state e-waste regulations, including New York Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act (115A.1310) and New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act
    • Canada e-waste regulations and provincial e-waste product scope overview
    • Case studies of Canada provincial e-waste regulations, including Alberta, Ontario and Yukon
    • Challenges for manufacturer compliance to USA and Canada e-waste regulations
    Howard Stimpson Howard Stimpson
    Operations Director, Thinkstep EC4P, UK
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

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    Chair:

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch, United States
  10. Updates from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

    • The status of the organohalogen flame retardant ban in electronics enclosures
    • The status of the National Academies determining whether they can treat OHFRs as a class and ban them all, rather than ban individual chemicals
    Kristina Hatlelid Kristina Hatlelid
    Toxicologist, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, United States
  11. Canada: The prohibition of certain toxic substances regulations

    • Why has Canada implemented these regulations?
    • What are the key elements?
    • Who may be affected ?
    • How to comply?
    Aury Hathout Aury Hathout
    Certified Environmental Auditor, Enviropass Expertise, Canada
  12. IEC TC 111: The electronics industry standards body and the CEN/CENELEC Framework Standards

    • Overview of IEC TC 111
    • The CEN/CLC/JTC 10 standards: How they support the EU Ecodesign Directive-based implementation of the EU’s circular economy vision and challenges faced
    • The EU’s circular economy vision: working alongside international electronics standardisation bodies via ISO and IEC
    • The roadmap for developing product-category-specific standards
    Christophe Garnier Christophe Garnier
    Global Environmental Standards Manager, Schneider Electric, France
  13. Q&A

  14. Lunch

  15. Session 4: Circular Economy, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
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    Chair:

    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
  17. The end of plastics in electronics?

    • Certain plastic additives are being restricted or put on notice in key markets
    • Alternatives could be subject to similar restriction
    • Assessing the situation and staying ahead of business risk
    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
    Lauren Heine Lauren Heine
    Director of Safer Materials and Data Integrity, MaterialWise, United States
  18. European NGO perspective on the electronics industry and standardisation regarding the circular economy (video presentation)

    • Feedback on EU and international processes: Ecodesign, recycling, and standardisation
    • NGO views on environmental aspects of electrical and electronic products
    • Considerations and priorities for the electronics industry
    Doreen Fedrigo Doreen Fedrigo
    Head of Circular Economy Policy, European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Belgium
  19. Q&A

  20. Refreshments

  21. Supply chain issues including manufacturers of complex components

    • An overview of common supply chain issues including RoHS, REACH, conflict minerals and Proposition 65
    • Insights to improve awareness and control of the composition of finished products
    Robert (Bob) Trimble Robert (Bob) Trimble
    Program Manager - Global Restricted Substances (GRS), Intertek, United States
  22. A forecast of trends, opportunities and challenges in ecodesign with insight from the iNEMI Roadmap

    • Benefits and challenges of eco-design in electronics
    • Emerging eco-design requirements driven by global regulations and voluntary programs
    • Insights from the eco-design section of the iNEMI 2019 Roadmap
    Walter Jager Walter Jager
    Principal Consultant, ECD Compliance, Canada
  23. Q&A

  24. Supply chain management for the circular economy

    Circularity will require tighter control of the supply chain as more recycled materials become input materials; how do we tie them together? Where do we find suppliers willing to take recycled materials? What legal/waste transport barriers exist (e.g., waste produced in the EU; production in Asia)? How do we address that with governments?

    Panellists:

    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
    Christophe Garnier Christophe Garnier
    Global Environmental Standards Manager, Schneider Electric, France
    Walter Jager Walter Jager
    Principal Consultant, ECD Compliance, Canada
  25. Conference summary and closing remarks

    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
  26. Close of conference

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