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Summary

ChemCon Europe 2016, our 20th anniversary, took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from March 14th to 18th. More than 380 experts from 31 countries representing more than 200 companies, authorities and associations have attended the conference and contributed to the exchange of experiences and discussion about regulatory affairs around the globe.

The week started with an extensive Monday program with a workshop on the essentials steps for REACH registration for SME’s, a Legal counsels Forum on Legal issues beyond regulatory requirements and two in-depth pre-conference seminars respectively on REACH IT tools and on Managing business impact in the global supply chain of key regulations with stakeholders.

During the rest of the week a great variety of aspects of international chemical control legislation around the globe was discussed during the conferences sessions. Hands on topics related to European REACH procedures (e.g. authorisation), Chinese, Korean, Thai and Taiwanese regulations as well as Turkey, Russian and Canadian updates were of high relevance to the audience. Up-to-date information on current and emerging chemical control legislation in the Asia-Pacific (e.g. Japan, Australia and New Zealand), The Americas (e.g. USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil), and Europe (eg EU, Russia and Turkey) were highlighted and discussed. As always practical advice and lessons learned by industry were well received, since they show how to act within the legal frameworks set.

Many countries from Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas were spotlighted in detail and furthermore there was a focus on topics like GHS, global notification, endocrine disruptors, biocides, nanomaterials and food contact as well as potential approaches for a more sustainable future of the chemical industry. Also downstream user requirements and experiences were shared.


Highlights
  • Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) in relation to chemicals management? Including national regulations in Europe.
  • REACH Authorisation processes and experiences
  • Implementing regulation on joint submission of data and data-sharing
  • Global Liability: Data available under REACH and the global impact of that availability
  • Business examples of Confidential Business Information (CBI) in new chemical notifications in Europe, The Americas and Asia-Pacific; what becomes available.
  • Overview of "K-REACH" and its Regulatory Implementation
  • Taiwanese legal framework for chemical control legislation- what to expect of the revisions of the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act and the Taiwanese Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management; aims and results
  • A company view on poison centre notification
  • Safe use of Chemicals from a downstream users perspective - about Risk Management Measures and Safe Use Mixture Information
  • TSCA reform and implementation
  • The Asean-Japan Chemical Safety database initiative
  • Australia -NICNAS reform & New Zealand: New Health and safety act
  • Endocrine disruptors
Countries covered
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chili, China, Colombia, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam...


Exhibitors
  • 3E Company
  • Acta Group
  • CIRS
  • Chemservice GmbH
  • Chemtopia Co., Ltd
  • DHI Environment and Toxicology
  • Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH
  • EBRC Consulting GbmH
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • EPPA SA
  • ERM
  • EUPHOR
  • Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Munich GmbH
  • Exponent International Ltd
  • GBK GmbH
  • IHS
  • Intertek
  • Lisam Systems
  • NCEC (part of Ricardo)
  • NonStop Chemical
  • Ramboll Environ
  • REACH24H Consulting Group
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • SAP SE
  • Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, Ltd.
  • Triskelion B.V.
  • UL The Wercs
  • WIL Research B.V.

Proceedings

The USB Handbook with the papers and presentations of the topics covered in the conference's sessions is available for € 300, - plus € 25, - for shipment (and 20% VAT where applicable) by sending an order e-mail to officeREMOVE@chemconREMOVE.net or download USB Order Form. Payment has to be made in advance by credit card (Visa, Master Card or Amex).


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