Day One: 23 September 2015, Wednesday


Experiences and support for registrations 

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and opening
10:10 – 10:55 Road to REACH 2018 – How ECHA can support your registration 
Catherine Cornu, Senior Scientific Officer; European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
10:55 – 11:20 What have we learned, what do we expect and how can we help you? From the perspective of a competent authority
Henrik Søren Larsen, Head of Chemicals Division; Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Denmark
11:20 - 11:45 REACH experiences and learnings in a medium-sized chemical company from 2010 towards 2018
Susanna Mäentausta, Director, Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs; Kemira, Finland
11:45 – 12:10 Q&A
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch


Registration and supply chain communication

13:10 – 13:35 Use of registration data and exposure scenarios in regulatory co-operation and enforcement
Heidi Morka, Head of Section, Chemicals; Norwegian Environment Agency, Norway
13:35 – 14:00 Industry perspective on REACH registered chemicals suspected to be endocrine disrupting chemicals
Dr Rainer Otter, Director, Regulatory Affairs; BASF, Germany
14:00 – 14:25 Experiences on registrations in Germany - The REACH compliance project
Dr Uta Herbst, Unit Chemicals Safety; German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
14:25 – 14:50 Q&A
14:50 – 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 – 15:45 Industry strategies for 2018 registrations
Sigrídur Ingimarsdóttir, General Manager, Regulatory Affairs; Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark
15:45 – 16:10 Safe end use of products under REACH - a formulator's perspective
Dr Torsten Funk; Regulatory Compliance Manager Chemical Safety; Sika Services AG, Switzerland
16:10 – 16:35 Working with exposure scenarios at formulator level
Emma Jansson, REACH Specialist; Swedish Paint and Printing Ink Makers Association (SVEFF), Sweden
16:35 – 17:00 Management of ES information in SDS
Marianne Lyngsaa, Quality System Manager, REACH Advisor; Brenntag Nordic, Denmark
17:00 – 17:30 Q&A
17:30 – 19:00 Pre-dinner bar and refreshments kindly sponsored by CiToxLAB. Drinks will be served in the lobby at the conference venue.

19:00 Conference Dinner
Wine and drinks kindly sponsored by RTC S.p.A., Research Toxicology Centre


Dinner at the restaurant located at the top of the conference building, with a panoramic view of the Copenhagen skyline and Tivoli Gardens. 


Day Two: 24 September 2015, Thursday


Authorisation process – challenges and recommendations

09:00 – 09:10 Wrap-up and observations from day 1
09:10 – 09:45 Authorisations under REACH as a control measure
Finn Pedersen, Deputy Head of Chemicals Division; Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Denmark
09:45 – 10:10 Lessons learned on application for authorisation
Evgenia Stoyanova, Socio-Economic Analyst; Risk Management Implementation Unit, ECHA
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 – 11:05 Authorisation under REACH: How to best anticipate or prepare for authorisation with special attention to SME’s
Hugo Waetershoot, REACH Advisor; Eurometaux, Belgium and Industry Observer, the Member State Committee (ECHA)
11:05 - 11:30 A pharma perspective on authorisation
Rikke Birgitte Bach, Specialist, Corporate Environmental Management; Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark
11:30 - 11:55 Experience in authorisation for producers and downstream users
Julius Waller, Partner; EPPA, Belgium
11:55 – 12:10 Q&A
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch


Data requirements and non-test methods. Possibilities for substitution.

13:10 – 13:35 The OECD QSAR Toolbox: a helpful tool to fill data gaps
Romualdo Benigni, Administrator, (Q)SARs, Test Guidelines; Environment Directorate, OECD
13:35 – 14:00 Non-test methods - read across
Poul Bo Larsen, Chief Toxicologist; DHI, Denmark
14:00 – 14:25 Registration of enzymes as UVCB – respiratory sensitizers and exposure scenarios
Franziska Kramer Birkved, Senior Scientist; Novozymes, Denmark
14:25 – 14:55 Coffee break
14:55 – 15:20 How to use the SIN List and SINimilarity as tools in a proactive substitution work for SVHC substances
Jerker Ligthart, Senior Chemicals Advisor; ChemSec, International Chemical Secretariat, Sweden
15:20 – 15:45 Partnership for substitution of harmful chemicals: Objectives and results
Mikael Poulsen, Programme Manager, Partnership for Substitution of Harmful Chemicals
15:45 – 16:00 Q&A
16:00 – 16:15 End of conference - closing remarks


We reserve the right to make changes in schedule and speakers.