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  2. Coffee and registration


    Moderator: Jean-Philippe Montfort, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, Belgium

  4. Welcome

  5. Session 1: Global drivers towards sustainable chemicals management – Keynote panel

    What the post 2020 global chemicals framework is likely to mean for companies

  7. UNEP Perspective

    Rolph Payet Rolph Payet
    Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, Unep Switzerland
  8. Industry Perspective

    Martin Kayser Martin Kayser
    Senior Vice President of Alliance to End Plastic Waste, BASF, Germany
  9. What does the High Ambition Alliance want to achieve for a post-2020 global chemicals framework?

    Leena Ylä-Mononen Leena Ylä-Mononen
    Director General, Environmental Protection and Ministry of Environment, Finland
  10. The European Commission’s Green Deal

    Marco Mensink Marco Mensink
    Director General, Cefic - The European Chemical Industry Council, Belgium
    Carlo Pettinelli Carlo Pettinelli
    Director, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, EU Commission, Belgium
  11. Session 2: Developing sustainable chemicals management strategies
  12. Clariant’s progressive chemicals management strategy

    Lynette Chung Lynette Chung
    Head of Sustainability Strategy & Advocacy, Clariant
  13. Drivers for Apple’s progressive chemicals management strategy

    Arthur Fong Arthur Fong
    Green Chemistry Lead, Apple Inc., US
  14. Why the most progressive businesses today will be the most successful tomorrow

    Frida Hok Frida Hok
    Deputy Director, ChemSec, Sweden
  15. Q&A

  16. Refreshments and networking

  17. Case study: DSM’s new strategy for business

    • DSM’s resin and functional materials groups launched its sustainability strategy early 2019
    • An update and the lessons learned so far 
    • Key question: how can we as an industry accelerate
    Sjoerd Dijkstra Sjoerd Dijkstra
    Marketing Manager Sustainability, DSM Coating Resins, The Netherlands

    Moderator: Elke van Asbroeck, Managing Director, Apeiron-Team, The Netherlands

  19. Session 3: Sourcing materials: The foundation of your sustainable chemicals management strategy
  20. Circular chemistry: Ensuring resource efficiency by circulating substances

    • Featuring insights from a Danish project
    Marianne Lyngsaae Marianne Lyngsaae
    Quality System Manager, Brenntag Nordic, Denmark
  21. Alternatives assessment in practice: Trivalent Chromium Coated Steel (TCCT) - regulatory context as support?

    Hans Dommershuijzen Hans Dommershuijzen
    Manager Regulatory Affairs, Packaging, Tata Steel Europe, The Netherlands
  22. The changing role of procurement ensuring a sustainable value chain

    Markus Mirgeler Markus Mirgeler
    Head of Procurement Services (CPO), Clariant International Ltd, Switzerland
  23. Q&A

  24. Lunch


    Moderator: Andrew Turley, Science Editor, Chemical Watch, UK

  26. Session 4: Manufacturing and production: Ensuring best practice and latest chemicals management knowledge reach the factory floor
  27. Human Rights: Due diligence for the most vulnerable

    Baskut Tuncak Baskut Tuncak
    UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics
  28. Member State perspective: Are your production/manufacturing practices up to scratch?

    • Overview of enforcement organisation & approaches on national and European level
    • Consequences, penalties and business impacts for non-compliance and late compliance in the supply chain
    • Enforcement of exposure scenarios and (extended) safety data sheets – results and findings of REACH-EN-FORCE projects
    Andrea Mayer-Figge Andrea Mayer-Figge
    Head of Section, Chemical Safety, Dangerous Substances, Biological Agents & Occupational Health, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  29. Ensuring best practice and latest knowledge reach suppliers’ factory floors

    Oscar Benjamin Oscar Benjamin
    Sustainable Chemicals Specialist, Kingfisher, UK
  30. Lessons from ZDHC on auditing suppliers

    Frank Michel Frank Michel
    Executive Director, ZDHC Foundation, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, The Netherlands
  31. Q&A

  32. Refreshments


    Moderator: Jean-Philippe Montfort, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, Belgium

  34. Panel discussion: What issues should companies be aware of for their post-2020 chemicals management strategy?

    Additional panelist: Dorothee Arns, Director General, European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc), Belgium

  35. End of day one

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