Programme

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  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome and introduction

    Richard Bishop Richard Bishop
    Operations Director & Principal Consultant, TSG Consulting
  3. KEYNOTE: How does society want substances of concern and products managed and what is it ready to substitute – using the example of PFAS?

    Ian Cousins Ian Cousins
    Professor, Stockholm University
  4. SESSION 1: SUBSTANCES OF CONCERN
  5. The definition of substances of concern (SoCs) under ESPR and its links with the chemicals strategy for sustainability and other legislation

    Wojtek Sitarz, European Commission, and Aleksandra Malyska, European Commission 

  6. Enabling the sourcing of recycled non-toxic material streams: discussing definitions of SoCs and how it will coordinate with recycling/reducing waste

    Nicolas Humez Nicolas Humez
    Chairman, Hazardous Waste Europe (HWE)
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshment break

  9. SESSION 2: ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY OF ALTERNATIVES
  10. Study of substitution planning of hazardous substances

    • The wider objectives of the project 
    • The current study 
    Laia Perez Simbor Laia Perez Simbor
    Policy Officer, DG Grow, European Commission
  11. Brief individual Q&A

  12. TURI’s perspective and approach to substitution and alternatives assessment

    VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

    Baskut Tuncak Baskut Tuncak
    Director, Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  13. When is a chemical a viable alternative across different uses?

    • As defined in REACH 
    • With further clarity provided by the Commission and the European Court 
    • Is it the same for all uses whether complex or simple, highly regulated or not? 
    • Is further work needed to help define a viable alternative? 
    Jan Ahlskog Jan Ahlskog
    Senior Director, Fipra
  14. Q&A

  15. Lunch and Networking

  16. SESSION 3: IMPORTANT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  17. European Commission updates

    Cristina de Avila Cristina de Avila
    Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, DG Environment, European Commission
  18. ECHA updates

    • New 5-year strategic plan 
    • ECHA’s growing responsibilities (batteries, RoHs, UPFAS, microplastics)
    • Update of integrated regulatory strategy
    Peter Van Der Zandt Peter Van Der Zandt
    Director Risk Management, European Chemicals Agency
  19. CLP revision with new hazard classes and labelling and refillable containers

    Jan Robinson Jan Robinson
    Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Director, International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, A.I.S.E.
  20. Q&A

  21. Refreshment break

  22. SESSION 4: THE WIDER REGULATORY CONTEXT
  23. EU chemicals legislation in a global context

    Juergen Helbig Juergen Helbig
    Senior Expert - International Chemicals Policy Coordinator, European Commission
  24. Sustainable finance policies – taxonomy, CSRD and how they affect the chemical industry

    • The aims and chemical details of the new classification system for sustainable economic activities – the EU taxonomy  
    • Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive and its mandatory disclosing information on substances of concern 
    • Increased transparency and shortcomings – what do investors need to know? 
    Sonja Haider Sonja Haider
    Senior Business and Investors Advisor, ChemSec
  25. Mastering chemicals management amid regulatory onslaught

    • Lack of knowledge and understanding of the chemicals contained in products is the main obstacle for downstream users to ensure compliance 
    • Traceability of chemicals, as foreseen in the new ecodesign regulation, will put chemicals management back on track 
    Julian Schenten Julian Schenten
    Senior Law and Policy Advisor, ClientEarth
  26. Q&A

  27. Networking drinks reception

    Join us for relaxed networking, drinks and appetisers with our speakers and attendees.  

  28. Close of day one

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