Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The UK chemicals industry - assessing the new strategy and the evolving regulatory landscape

Morning, Tuesday, 28th January 2020

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will discuss the priorities for the UK chemicals sector - focusing on the UK Chemicals Strategy and the evolving regulatory framework post-Brexit.


It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policy officials to discuss key themes emerging from the consultation on the Strategy following its expected launch - and next steps for policy affecting the industry as the new parliament begins its work.


Key participants

There will be keynote contributions from Holly Yates, Deputy Director - Domestic, EU and International Policy - Chemicals, Pesticides and Hazardous Waste, Defra, as well as from: Dave Bench, Director, EU Exit - Chemicals, Health & Safety Executive; Steve Elliott, Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association; Mark Earnshaw, Managing Regulatory Consultant, Yordas Group; Gerard McElwee, Of Counsel, Competition, Regulatory and Trade, Belgium, Fieldfisher; and Neil Hollis, REACH & Regulatory Affairs Specialist, BASF


Further confirmed speakers include: Camilla Alexander-White, Royal Society of Chemistry; Steve Hoare, ABPI; Steve Hollins, Exponent International; Peter Newport, Chemical Business Association; and Caroline Raine, National Chemical Emergency Centre.


The agenda

  • Developing the UK Chemicals Strategy and policy priorities going forward;
  • The evolving regulatory landscape;
  • Chemicals regulation and Brexit - data, health and safety, and international alignment;
  • The chemicals supply chain and the UK Chemicals Strategy - decarbonisation, innovation, risk, and enforcement; and
  • The future for regulation and the policy framework.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Defra; Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland; DIT; HSE; The Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Steve Elliott

Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association

Dave Bench

Director, EU Exit - Chemicals, Health & Safety Executive

Keynote Speakers

Holly Yates

Deputy Director - Domestic, EU and International Policy - Chemicals, Pesticides and Hazardous Waste, Defra

Dave Bench

Director, EU Exit - Chemicals, Health & Safety Executive

Steve Elliott

Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association

Speakers

Gerard McElwee

Of Counsel, Competition, Regulatory and Trade, Belgium, Fieldfisher

Steve Hoare

Quality, Regulatory Science & Safety Policy Director, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Mark Earnshaw

Managing Regulatory Consultant, Yordas Group

Neil Hollis

Regulatory Affairs Manager, BASF

Steve Hollins

Managing Scientist, Exponent International

Caroline Raine

Associate Director, Regulatory, National Chemical Emergency Centre

Camilla Alexander-White

Senior Policy Advisor, Royal Society of Chemistry

Peter Newport

Chief Executive, Chemical Business Association