Chemicals Management for Electronics in Europe 2022 – Highlights

Chemical Watch’s virtual conference, Chemicals Management for Electronics in Europe 2022 (11–12 July), brought together a team of outstanding speakers to share the latest information and advice on chemicals management and restrictions in electronics. The event welcomed delegates from around the globe for two days of informative presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&As. 

Key topics included: 

  • the EU’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability; 
  • EU sustainable product policy; 
  • PFAS updates for the electronics sector; 
  • regulatory and EU RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) updates; and 
  • eco-design principles towards safer electronic products. 

View the event programme


This year’s conference welcomed 30 expert speakers; representatives from government organisations, trade associations, industry, service providers and NGOs, including: 

Ruxandra Cana 

Partner, Steptoe and Johnson 

Claudio Mereu 

Joint Managing Partner, Head of EU Regulatory, Competition & Trade, Fieldfisher LLP, Belgium 

Jitka Strakova 

Global Researcher, IPEN/Arnika 

Hugo Waeterschoot 

Chemicals Management Advisor, Eurometaux, Belgium 

Margaux Le Gallou 

Programme manager, ECOS – Environmental Coalition on Standards

Christina Raab 

President & CEO, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Netherlands 

Robert (Bob) Trimble 

Program Manager - Global Restricted Substances (GRS), Intertek, United States

Aury Hathout 

Certified Environmental Auditor, Enviropass Expertise, Canada

View all speakers

News articles from the conference 

EU RoHS revision proposal delayed 

The European Commission has delayed the publication of its proposal on the revision of the EU’s Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The proposal was originally planned for publication by the end of the year but the process of reviewing the Directive has "required more time than initially foreseen", a Commission spokesperson told Chemical Watch. Read the full article here 


Related news coverage

Chemical Watch publishes news on European electrical and electronic regulations so that you never miss important updates. Recent stories include: 

You can find more related articles on the Chemical Watch website


“Overall, the information was helpful and keeps me current.” 

“The event was extremely useful for a beginner compliance engineer like me.” 

“The agenda and content was well positioned to provide relevant information on topics of concern for electronics producers.” 

“After attending I was able to sort out recent trends.” 

If you missed it, this event is now available to view on-demand for just £795. To access, please email


Get all our Professional Development resources in one place 

Did you know that you and your team can get all our conferences, training and more on demand with Professional Development membership? 

That means you can easily find the content you need at a time and place that suits you, making it easy to track industry trends, get insight from thought leaders and upskill your team. 

Thank you to our conference sponsor and exhibitor: