Programme

  1. Registration

  2. Keynote  Keynote: Global regulatory trends

    Chemical Watch

  3. Session 1: Developments from Europe
  4. The European Commission / ECHA Compliance Check Action Plan 2019

    Cristina de Avila Cristina de Avila
    Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
  5. The ECHA database for SVHCs

    Speaker from ECHA, Finland

  6. Q&A

  7. Refreshments

  8. REACH: Challenging decisions on substance evaluation

    Claudio Mereu Claudio Mereu
    EU Regulatory Partner, Joint Managing Partner, Fieldfisher LLP, Belgium
  9. The future of REACH authorisation

    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown, Belgium
  10. Article 45 CLP: Poison centres

    Caroline Raine Caroline Raine
    Associate Director, NCEC, UK
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch

  13. RoHS panel discussion and Q&A

    Lara Visser Lara Visser
    Senior Policy Manager Sustainability, DIGITALEUROPE, Belgium
    Karolina Zazvorkova Karolina Zazvorkova
    Policy Officer, European Commission, Belgium
    Doreen Fedrigo Doreen Fedrigo
    Senior Programme Manager, European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Belgium
  14. Session 2: Developments from North America
  15. The regulatory drivers for ingredient transparency in the US

    Steve Caldeira Steve Caldeira
    President & CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association
  16. Refreshments

  17. TSCA: Overview and new chemicals update

    Speaker TBC

  18. The NGO response to United States EPA's implementation of the new TSCA

    • Since the 2016 overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) NGOs have lodged cases in the U.S. courts challenging nearly every aspect of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) implementation of the new law.
    • The NGOs have had some successes and some losses in the courts.
    • This has caused EPA to change its procedures on some issues, to hold firm in others; yet a number of significant judgments are yet to be handed down.
    • The impact of NGO engagement parallels to some degree the involvement and impact of NGOs on REACH implementation.
    Herb Estreicher Herb Estreicher
    Partner, Keller and Heckman, United States
  19. Industry perspective on working with US TSCA

  20. Q&A

  21. California Proposition 65 update

    • Enforcement trends after the new warning regulations
    • Newly listed chemicals of potential interest (PFOA and Soluble Nickel)
    • Using safe use determinations to assist assessing compliance
    Mike Easter Mike Easter
    Principal, EnSIGHT, United States
  22. Regulatory updates from Canada

  23. Q&A

  24. Close of day one / Cocktail reception

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