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  1. Coffee

  2. Enhesa Product service presentation and platform demo

    Kimberley de Miguel Kimberley de Miguel
    Managing Analyst EMEA, Enhesa Product Intelligence
  3. Welcome and introduction by the moderator

    Richard Bishop Richard Bishop
    Operations Director & Principal Consultant, TSG Consulting
  4. HIGH LEVEL KEYNOTE: CSS - quo vadis?

    Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
    Director Circular Economy, DG Environment, European Commission
  6. Thought starter: Transferable quotas or fees for progressive substitution of substances of very high concern (SVHCs)?

    • Proposal for simplified way to regulate substances of SVHCs 
    • Where has the EU already used such ways successfully?  
    • Panel question: How could they be applied in industrial chemicals? 
    Matti Vainio Matti Vainio
    Professor of Practice in Green Transition, University of Helsinki
  7. Keynote panel to discuss the question: Faced with an unprecedented number of regulations, how can we ensure continued regulatory coherence, compliance and collaboration between the different stakeholders in the chemicals management sector?

    • How could economic measures, such as transferable quotas, be applied in industrial chemicals?  
    • Taking stock of the CSS so far – where are we now and what still needs to be addressed?   
    • What could be done in addition to the CSS? 
    • Capacity/resource issues and right level of expertise for different stakeholders  
    • Compliance and enforcement challenges 
    • How well are different stakeholders cooperating and are there areas for improvement?  


    Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
    Director Circular Economy, DG Environment, European Commission
    Otto Linher Otto Linher
    Senior Expert, REACH Unit, DG Grow, European Commission
    Steven Van de Broeck Steven Van de Broeck
    Executive Director Product Stewardship, Cefic
    Matti Vainio Matti Vainio
    Professor of Practice in Green Transition, University of Helsinki
    Michael Warhurst Michael Warhurst
    Executive Director, CHEM Trust, United Kingdom
    Daniel Slunge Daniel Slunge
    Director, Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies (FRAM), University of Gothenburg
  8. Refreshment break

  9. IN-PERSON ROUNDTABLES: Discussion groups with experts joining delegate tables exploring questions drawn from the panel discussion


    VIRTUAL SESSION FOR ONLINE ATTENDEES: Complying with professional, consumer, and newly required industrial mixture Poison Centre Notification (PCN), management and response


    • Differences between emergency response and poison centre compliance 
    • Key supply regulations in Europe 
    • How to leverage emergency response services for PCN limited submissions 
    • Implications of the 2025 PCN deadline for previous national notification systems 
    • Upcoming changes to the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) regulation, with an emphasis on labelling and online sales 
    Richard Davey Richard Davey
    International Business Director, CHEMTREC
    Paweł Jędrzejczyk Paweł Jędrzejczyk
    Hazard Communication Manager, H2 Compliance
  11. Feedback drawing out top suggestions from the roundtables

  12. Lunch

  13. Session 6: The future of authorisation and restriction – Chromium VI substances as a case study
  14. Regulation of Cr(VI) substances under REACH so far 

    • ECHA experience with past and ongoing applications for authorisation 
    • Preparations for a restriction proposal on Chromium trioxide and acids
    Rémi Lefèvre Rémi Lefèvre
    Head of Unit Risk Management II, ECHA
  15. From traditional family businesses to drivers of innovation and sustainability: Transformation of European electroplating companies

    • Downstream users caught between authorisation and restriction
    • Significant risk improvement for workers
    • Transformation of the electroplating sector
    Matthias Enseling Matthias Enseling
    First Chairperson of the Board, Vecco e.V., and General Manager, EUPOC GmbH and HAPOC GmbH & Co KG
  16. How can we drive safer substitution?

    • When is substitution regrettable, why does it happen and how could it be avoided? 
    • What might a smart risk management process in general look like in the future? 
    Elke Van Asbroeck Elke Van Asbroeck
    CEO, Apeiron-Team NV
    Peter Simpson Peter Simpson
    Director, Affinity Element Limited
  17. Q&A

  18. Close of conference

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