Programme

  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome

  3. Session 1: Developments in Europe
  4. Updates on EU RoHS: The RoHS General Review

    Karolina Zazvorkova Karolina Zazvorkova
    Policy Officer, European Commission, Belgium
  5. Industry perspective on the RoHS General Review

    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, USA
  6. RoHS and REACH issues at the borderline

    • REACH Authorisations and restrictions that are relevant to Electronics
    Ruxandra Cana Ruxandra Cana
    Partner, Steptoe and Johnson
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

  9. The Echa database of articles containing Candidate List substances under the Waste Framework Directive

    • Background and purpose of the database, current status and next steps
    • Legal obligations, dutyholders and submission requirements
    • Outlook for dissemination
    • How to prepare – advice to dutyholders
    Kevin Pollard Kevin Pollard
    Head of Unit – Exposure and Supply Chain, Echa
  10. Enforcement: A failure of communication?

    • How does successful collaboration between producers and Member State enforcement authorities deliver the goals of compliant products and environmental protection?
    Steven Andrews Steven Andrews
    Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship and Policy, Assent Compliance, UK
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch

  13. Circular economy initiatives in Europe and electronics

    Jan Daem Jan Daem
    Environmental Compliance Officer, Barco, Belgium
  14. Industry perspective on EU and UK ecodesign and product sustainability

    Susanne Baker Susanne Baker
    Head of Programme, Environment and Compliance, techUK
  15. NGO Perspective on the electronics industry and standardisation regarding the circular economy

    Doreen Fedrigo Doreen Fedrigo
    Head of Circular Economy Policy, European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Belgium
  16. Q&A

  17. Refreshments

  18. Session 2: Developments from around the world
  19. Chemical regulations affecting electronics in China, Japan and South Korea

    • History/Background of chemical regulation development in China, Japan and South Korea
    • Current chemical regulatory systems
    • Recent regulatory updates and regulation trends for the future
    • Comparison between chemical regulations in three countries and EU 
    Fanyu Zhang Fanyu Zhang
    Environment, Health & Safety Fellow, IPC International
  20. Proposition 65 and electronics

    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
  21. New electronics declaration requirements in the automotive industry

    • REC019 modular reporting will be deactivated in 2020
    Axel Brenner Axel Brenner
    CEO and Founder of axpertis focusing on Substance Management, axpertis, Germany
  22. Q&A

  23. Close of day one - drinks reception

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