2019 conference highlights

Chemical Watch’s Biocides Europe 2019 conference took place on 3-4 December in Vienna, and welcomed over 230 professionals from across Europe to hear the latest advice and guidance on Europe’s Biocidal Products Regulation and other developments affecting the biocides industry.

The one-day event welcomed 34 speakers from leading organisations including the European Commission, Echa, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Knoell, Brenntag and the Swedish Water and Waste Water Association. 

Key topics that were covered include:

  • BPR procedures;
  • regulatory issues for authorisation/approval related processes;
  • status ED assessments for biocides;
  • the impact and challenges of the BPR;
  • biocides topics overlapping with other legislation;
  • enforcement of biocides;
  • sustainability of biocides and circular economy; and,
  • testing and modelling.

View the full 2019 programme here


Martinus Nagtzaam
Policy Officer, European Commission

Simón Gutiérrez
Team Leader in the Biocidal Active Substances Unit, Echa

Silvia Wagner
Managing Director, spectra Consult


Kai Mann
European Product Manager Biocides, Brenntag

Darren Abrahams
Partner, Barrister & Avocat, Steptoe & Johnson

Steve Buchanan
Senior Chemistry & REACH Consultant, TSG Consulting


View all speakers here

News articles from the conference:

Third BPR enforcement project to target online sales
The third enforcement project under the biocidal products Regulation (BPR) will focus on online sales and advertising of biocidal products. Find out more

Echa to develop guidance on biocides risks to bees
The European Commission formally requested Echa on 2 December, to develop a guidance document on assessing the risk to bees and other arthropod pollinators from the use of biocides. Find out more

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Future events from Chemical Watch

If you enjoyed the Biocides Europe conference, then please take a look at our upcoming events and ongoing courses which you may also be interested in:

  • Food Contact Regulations Europe 2020
    11-12 February, Brussels – Book here
  • Risk Assessment for Biocides 
    12-13 February, Mainz – Book here
  • Guidance for Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 
    13 February, Mainz – Book here
  • Food Contact Regulations USA 2020
    9-10 March, Washington, DC – Book here
  • Biocides Efficacy 
    10 March, Europe – Book here
  • Biocidal Product Families 
    11 March, Europe – Book here
  • Global Business Summit Europe 2020 
    25-26 March, Amsterdam – Book here
  • Understanding the BPR 
    eLearning – Book here

For our full listing of upcoming events, including conferences, training courses, webinars and eLearning courses have a look at our dedicated events website