Building on the success of the 2014 and 2015 events in Düsseldorf, this year’s event offers a very strong programme of presentations and panel discussions on a range of relevant topics. 

To kick start the Congress on 7 November, we will be holding two parallel Pre-event Discussion Forums which will take place between 15.00 – 17.00. These are available to all registered delegates attending the Congress.

“Substance Identity for REACH Registrations” will be led by Dr. Stuart Niven (Envigo) and David Norris (David Norris Analytical Laboratories Ltd) and “What would ‘hard’ BREXIT mean for the UK chemicals sector?” will be run by Stephen Shergold and Helen Bowdren (Dentons LLP). These will be followed by a pre-event drinks reception (sponsorship available) whereby we will provide participants with a great opportunity to engage with each other, discuss the coming days presentations, its opportunities and challenges.

The Congress itself starts on 8 November with a session on the current status of REACH. Speakers, all of who have direct experience of their respective subject include: Jodie Quirke (DG Environment), Richard Dubourg (The Economics Interface Ltd), Ying Zhu (REACHLaw), Claudio Mereu (Fieldfisher), Dr. Craig Kelly (TSGE Consulting) and James V. Hagan (Elementis Specialities).

In the afternoon, to keep the programme lively post-lunch, we have an expert panel to answer questions from participants and discuss current REACH challenges.

The day will close (before another drinks reception) with a more international flavour on how REACH has influenced non-EU regions and what this means for European industry. Speakers include Petra Weber (Clariant) and Dr. Michael Cleuvers (Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH).

Day 2 starts with a range of industry case-studies from speakers including Mike Penman (Penman Consulting), Dr. Roger Van der Linden (Plastics Europe), Dr. Christina Lüdigk (Symrise AG), Dr. Michela Kahlberg (REACH & Colours Italia S.r.l.) and Hugo Waeterschoot (Eurometaux).

This will be followed by a series of presentations on the technical highlights from experts Professor Mark Cronin (Liverpool John Moore University), and Dr. Gerard Swaen (Maastricht University). As part of the technical session there is a panel discussion on the one-generation reproduction study with Steven Renault (Envigo), Ailsa Jackson (Covance) and Manon de Beekhuijzen (Charles River), all experts in this field of expertise.

Further information on the latest programme outline can be found here.

If you choose to go to one REACH event this year….make it the European REACH Congress in Düsseldorf!


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