6th 14:00 - 7th 14:00 December 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague Chemicals Management Cruise 2018 Programme  

Our brains are working on the programme to beat the last year event. And that's quite a challenge.

Draft programme which we will be further jazz up to give you the best experience:

Thursday 6 December 2018

14:00 – 15:15 Welcome & Regulatory outlook for 2019 and beyond

  • Karel Bláha (ECHA Committee for Socio-economic analyses / Former deputy chair of ECHA's Management Board): Key messages from the 2nd REACH Review 
  • Erwin Annys (Cefic - European Chemical Industry Council): Main industry concerns in 2019 and beyond - trends in regulatory landscape (microplastics, circular economy, polymers…)
  • Susanne Gfatter (UEAPME - The European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises / WKÖ - Austrian Federal Economic Chamber): Impact of REACH on the supply chains - where have all my chemicals in the supply chain gone?
  • Oldřich Jarolím (Czech Environmental Inspectorate, head of the section for chemicals): Observations from inspections of (extended) Safety Data Sheets, common practices in labelling (good as well as ill)
  • Lead registrants (SIEF) after 2018 (speaker to be confirmed)


15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00 Real-life experience with chemical regulations compliance

  • Helen Boston (Scott Bader Company Ltd. UK): How to move the chemicals across the borders (USA, Russia, Turkey, South Africa)  
  • Erwin Annys (Cefic - European Chemical Industry Council): Communication in the supply chain, eSDS, ENES
  • Elena Nezlobina (Gazprom): One Substance One REACH Registration principle in practise 
  • Olga Matzén (H&M): Entering the EU market – perspective from both sides of the border 
  • Poison centers (speaker to be confirmed)


17:00 – 17:15 Coffee break

17:15 – 18:30 News and trends in regulatory landscape

  • Aleš Bártl (Jones Day): Potential outcomes of Brexit in relation to regulation of chemicals
  • Jarlath Hynes (EcoMole Ltd.): Amended EU waste Directive to require notification on SVHCs in articles
  • Novel foods regulation (speaker to be confirmed)
  • Harmonization of chemicals regulations with the EU in non-EU countries (speaker to be confirmed)


18:30 – 21:30 Networking Cruise with complimentary buffet dinner

Friday 7 December 2018

9:30 – 14:00 ConverStations: Experience-sharing round tables facilitated by Peter Woodward (http://www.peterwoodward.co.uk/

Preliminary discussion topics: 

  • Re-routing of submitted registrations.( Distillates to hydrocarbons, GBL exempting specific consumer use, change substance identification after inquiry Rice Ash)
  • Chemicals disappearing from supply chains
  • Compliance of registration dossiers - a challenge to industry.Role of the Lead Registrant beyond 2018
  • Substitution of SVHCs with safer alternatives
  • Experience with customs and inspections in different countries
  • Extended Safety Data Sheets , ENES system- how to handle them, how to create them, how not to get lost in tons of paper 
  • Classification, labelling and SDS management – everlasting challenge for both small as well as large companies – typical models in SDS management for different players  
  • Mixtures - underestimated obligations ( Poison centers, C&L notification) 
  • Articles - new notification obligations ( waste directive)
  • Good and ill practices of Lead Registrants / SIEF Managers – know your rights
  • Coming (likely) changes in REACH (polymers, lower registration threshold, nano, dossier updates, …)
  • Recent advances in risk assessment of Food Contact Materials
  • UK withdrawal from the EU. How are you preparing for Brexit? How potential outcomes of Brexit affect your business and your supply chains?