Please note, timings for day two are in CEST(Central European Summer Time - Brussels, Paris)

  1. Session one: Regulatory updates from Europe
  2. Day two introduction

    Chemical Watch

    Kate Lowe Moderator: Kate Lowe
    Head of Editorial, Chemical Watch News & Insight
  3. REACH authorisation: key developments

    • Next steps for REACH: authorisation as a cornerstone
    • Targeted improvements needed for REACH; several member states have requested faster processing of applications and refusal of incomplete dossiers under a ‘poor data, no market’ approach.
    Bernadette Quinn Bernadette Quinn
    Head of Authorisation Practice, REACHLaw, Finland
  4. Seeking legal remedies on REACH/CLP decisions: state of play

    • Challenges to the Board of Appeal’s powers
    • Recent ECJ cases and challenges
    • How to defend chemical products in view of possible legal challenges
    Thomas Delille Thomas Delille
    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Belgium
  5. Current issues under CLP

    Ruxandra Cana Ruxandra Cana
    Partner, Steptoe LLP
  6. Q&A

  7. Break

  8. Sponsor workshop from UL: Solutions for Managing REACH Regulations

    Andrew Brooks Andrew Brooks
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, UL
    Martina Schneider Martina Schneider
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, UL Solutions
  9. Session one continued


    David Dillon David Dillon
    Independent Biocides Expert
  11. Regulation of F-GAS

    Representative from EPEE – European Partnership for Energy and the Environment

    Federica Rizzo Federica Rizzo
    Senior Policy Director, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)
  12. BPR Review: An update

    Darren Abrahams Darren Abrahams
    Partner, Barrister & Avocat, Steptoe International (UK) LLP
    Hannah Widemann Hannah Widemann
    Senior Associate, Chemical and Life Sciences, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  13. Regulating polymers: an update and downstream users’ perspective

    • The registration of polymers under EU REACH will become a reality in the near future. Polymers are currently exempted from registration under EU REACH.
    • The new requirements will have a significant impact on downstream users.
    • Paula Diaz will report on the existing requirements, the ongoing regulatory process and the perspective of the downstream users in this process.
    Paula Diaz Paula Diaz
    Regulatory Affairs Manager, FEICA
  14. Q&A

  15. Break and sponsor workshops

  16. Sponsor workshop with Veeva: 5 Best Practices for World-Class Regulatory Request Management

    13:55 - 14:25
    Is your organization faced with an ever-expanding number of regulatory requests? These incoming queries from authorities, customers, partners, or private standard-setting organizations to obtain information from regulatory data and documents are often recurring. Regulatory teams in large organizations receive thousands of requests every month, and fulfilling these is no easy task.

    What does it take to create a world-class regulatory request management process? In this session, David Maher will share 5 best practices to consider.
    David Maher David Maher
    Director, Regulatory Strategy, Veeva Europe
  17. Session two: Spotlight on substances of concern in products and supply chain challenges
  18. Poison centres

    Covering the latest key developments for poison centre notifiers:

    • Notification format update
    • Sending submissions to Member State Appointed Bodies
    • Brief update on regulatory changes, support and events
    Heidi Rasikari Heidi Rasikari
    Scientific Officer, ECHA, Finland
  19. The EU’s sustainable products initiative (SPI)

    • The Sustainable Products Initiative is considered as one of the main highlights in the Commission’s environmental agenda for 2021, including the revision of the Ecodesign Directive and potential additional legislative measures, as appropriate
    • The overall objective is to make products more sustainable, enhancing durability, re-usability, repairability, recyclability and energy-efficiency
    • Following the public consultations with interested stakeholders, the European Commission was initially expected to publish the initiative by the end of 2021 – however this seems now to be delayed
    Jacopo Salvaterra Jacopo Salvaterra
    Public Affairs Manager, Cefic
  20. Q&A

  21. Break and Chemical Watch demo

  22. Session 3: UK REACH and other UK chemicals regulations
  23. UK REACH: The story and impact so far

    Steve George Steve George
    Senior Advisor and Director, REACHLaw, UK
    Frederik Johanson Frederik Johanson
    Partner, Sales, REACHLaw, Finland
  24. Updates on other chemicals regulations in the UK

    Simon Tilling Simon Tilling
    Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, UK
  25. Q&A

  26. End of day two