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Safer Chemicals Conference 2021

Europe is leading the way towards a more sustainable and toxic-free environment.

How are ECHA and its partners supporting companies on the path to sustainability?
What are the regulatory expectations in the evolving landscape and how can we help you meet them?

We’ll shed light on these topics and bring you the latest insights and updates in our online conference. 

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Programme

Pathways to sustainability 10:00-11:30 (EEST)

Keynote              

EU chemicals strategy for sustainability: where are we now

   
Florika Fink-Hooijer
Director-General
European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment

Keynote                      

How sustainability, innovation and regulation drive for chemicals and products of tomorrow

Bjorn Hansen
Executive Director
European Chemicals Agency 

10:30-11:30

Roundtable discussion

Safe and sustainable products and materials – how to get there?

 

Moderator: Jack de Bruijn
Director of Prioritisation and Integration
European Chemicals Agency

Bjorn Hansen
Executive Director
European Chemicals Agency

Cristina de Ávila
Head of Unit - Sustainable Chemicals
European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment

Marco Mensink
Director General
European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

Anne-Sofie Bäckar
Executive Director
International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec)

Susanne Zänker
Director General
International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE)
Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group (DUCC)

Networking

  • Exhibition (virtual stands)
  • Coffee room
  • Speed networking (private meetings via video)
11:30-12:00 (EEST)

Interactive sessions

12:00-14:15 (EEST)

12:00-12:35

Work on groups – getting to safer use of chemicals faster

 

Jonathan Kuster
European Chemicals Agency 

12:35-13:20

Zero tolerance approach to non-compliance

Bring your REACH data up to speed
 

ECHA’s support for industry action 

 

 

Laurence Hoffstadt
European Chemicals Agency


Sampo Karkola
European Chemicals Agency

13:20-13:55

Case study: PFAS in firefighting foams

 

Peter Simpson
European Chemicals Agency

13:20-13:45

Company case study: Circa Group – Replacing toxic NMP solvent with a green and sustainable alternative

 

Dr Jason Camp
Chief Technology Officer Circa Group

13:45-14:15

Company case study: Clariant – Driving performance with safe and sustainable by design

 

Richard Haldimann
Head of Sustainability
Clariant

Networking

  • Exhibition (virtual stands)
  • Coffee room
  • Speed networking (private meetings via video)
14:15-15:00 (EEST)
Interactive sessions 15:00-17:30 (EEST)

15:00-15:30

Contribute to safer drinking water

 

Panagiotis Zarogiannis
European Chemicals Agency

15:30-16:45

Substances of concern in products - where are we now

One year of the SCIP database: key learnings and way forward
 

SCIP database: tools and tips for preparing a successful notification
 

How to use the data on substances of concern in products

 

 

Kevin Pollard
European Chemicals Agency 

Clara Rueda
European Chemicals Agency 

Eoin Brennan
European Chemicals Agency 

15:30-16:45

Poison centres: best practice to help you notify

IUCLID tour: how to prepare your poison centre notification
 

Cross-sector solution for companies using interchangeable components
 

Poison centre notification IT solution: new improvements coming up

 

 

Heidi Rasikari
European Chemicals Agency 

Daniele Ape
European Chemicals Agency 

Claudia Rimondo
European Chemicals Agency 

16:30-17:30

Changing public perception on nanomaterials

Public perception on nanomaterials
 

Does European regulation improve trust in nanomaterials?

 

 

Abdelqader Sumrein
European Chemicals Agency

Jenny Holmqvist
European Chemicals Agency

Exhibition - visit our virtual booths

  • Meet the Helpdesks
  • Supporting safer chemicals worldwide
  • Poison centres and the Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) - what you need to know
  • Let's navigate through the Biocidal Products Regulation
  • Substances of Concern In Products - A safer circular economy in Europe
  • Do you know how the Prior Informed Consent Regulation works in the EU?
  • Doubts about which chemical laws apply to your business? Use EUCLEF, the EU Chemical Legislation Finder
  • European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) - Boosting innovation and growth within the European chemical industry
  • International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec): Don’t let hazardous chemicals ruin your product
  • Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC): Committed to safe and sustainable chemical mixtures
10:00-17:30
Conference closure 17:30 (EEST)

 

Contact 

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