The Helsinki Chemicals Forum is an independent forum engaging international authorities, politicians, industry leaders, NGOs, academics and the media in an open dialogue on key issues of global relevance regarding chemicals policy and the control of chemicals safety. The Forum provides professionals dealing with issues related to chemicals with the opportunity to follow interesting debates, hear high-level keynote speakers and meet colleagues from around the world. Building on the success of the three first forum meetings, the fourth global Helsinki THE FOURTH GLOBAL Chemicals Forum will be held on 24–25 May 2012, at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Finland.The Helsinki Chemicals Forum is being organisedby the Chemicals Forum Association in co-operationwith the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), theEuropean Commission, the European Chemical Industry Online registration at www.helsinkicf.euCouncil (CEFIC) and the Finnish Government with partners The participation fee:including the City of Helsinki, the Chemical Industry 24–25 MAY 2012 € 850 for two day participationFederation of Finland, and the University of Helsinki. HELSINKI EXHIBITION & VAT at 23 % is included in all registration fees.www.helsinkicf.eu CONVENTION CENTRE, FINLAND The registration fee will be invoiced in EUR.
Friday 25 May 9.00-10.30 Innovation – Regulatory Systems and New Technical Challenges As Its Drivers Moderator: Annamaria Frascaria, 13.30–15.00 Communicating with the General Associate EH&S Regulatory Director, Dow Public on ChemicalS Safety Panel: Gwen Cozigou, Director, – Are Public Bodies, Industry and European CommissionPROGRAMME NGOs Reaching Our Citizens? Wim Jetten, Consultant, Jetten CTT GmbH, Moderator: Andreas Herdina, Switzerland Director of Cooperation, ECHAWednesday 23 May Dr. Gernot Klotz, Executive Director, Cefic/Brussels Panel: David Azoulay, Managing Attorney, Centre for International Environmental Dr. Rodney P. Townsend,18.00–20.00 Registration for HCF 2012 Law CIEL, Switzerland Royal Society of Chemistry, UK Dr. Hans Bender, Vice President, External Thursday 24 May Relations, Procter & Gamble, Switzerland 10.30-11.00 Coffee break Sylvia Maurer, Senior Policy Officer8.00-9.00 Registration for HCF 2012 and coffee 11.00-12.30 The Use of Alternative Methods for Safety and Environment, BEUC to Test Long-term Toxicity Christel Musset, Director of Registration, – What Are the Bottlenecks Affecting9.00-10.00 Opening Ceremony ECHA Regulatory Acceptance? Geert Dancet, Executive Director, ECHA Hilfra Tandy, Journalist, Moderator: Jukka Malm, Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki Chemical Matters, UK Director of Regulatory Affairs, ECHA Rob Visser, Former Deputy-Director, Panel: Dr. Erwin Annys, Director REACH/ OECD Environment Directorate 15.00-15.20 Coffee break Chemicals Policy, Cefic/Brussels Bob Diderich, Principal Administrator, OECD10.00-10.30 Networking break 15.20-16.20 Debate: Substitution of Chemicals – Is New Legislation Actually Encouraging It? Marion Healy, Director, NICNAS, Australia10.30-12.00 Convergence of Regulatory Systems Anne-Sofie Andersson, Director, Dr. Katy Taylor, Senior Science Advisor, – How To Minimise the Duplication which The International Chemical Secretariat British Union for the Abolition of Vivisectio Burdens Industry and Authorities ChemSec, Sweden BUAV, UK Moderator: Jake Sanderson, Manager, Dr. Hans Bender, Vice President, External Environment Canada Relations, Procter & Gamble, Switzerland 12.30-14.00 LunchPanel: Björn Hansen, Acting Head of Unit, Keynote: International Trade – Have the European Commission, DG Environment 19.00-20.00 Sightseeing Tour in Helsinki WTO Requirements for REACH Been Met? Kaj Madsen, Senior Programme Officer, UNEP Prof. Dr. Reinhard Quick, Director, 20.00- Dinner VCI Liaison Office/Brussels Manfred Marsmann, Vice President, Bayer AG, Germany Key Note: The Commission’s 2012 Michael Walls, Vice President, REACH Review 14.00-15.00 Closing of HCF 2012 American Chemistry Council, USA Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the Representative of the Finnish Government European Commission, Industry and 12.00-13.30 Lunch Entrepreneurship (tbc) 15.00-16.30 Optional Offsite Session: Visit to ECHA