Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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

Morning, Tuesday, 28th January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



The conference is bringing stakeholders together with key policymakers following the expected launch of a consultation on the UK Chemicals Strategy.


They will assess key challenges for sector development and growth - including issues for the supply chain - in the context of priorities such as decarbonisation, future-proofing, frictionless trade, regulatory consistency and access to a skilled workforce.


We also expect discussion on how the Strategy can support innovation in the sector whilst maintaining effective enforcement - as well as what more can be done to sustainably manage chemical substances and address obstacles to the reusing and recycling of chemical materials.


Delegates will also look ahead to the regulatory landscape post Brexit and what it means for the sector.


With the Government currently providing guidance on future compliance - designed to maintain the effective and safe management of chemicals - and preparation for Brexit eventualities in full swing - including guidance on the need to comply with both EU REACH and UK REACH requirements in the event of No Deal - areas for discussion include:


  • health and safety, data collection and sharing;
  • future convergence with the EU-REACH regulatory system; and

the potential shape of any future UK system in light of the UK REACH SI and subsequent amendment - which set out the basis for how chemical regulations would work after Brexit.



Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from Defra

Steve Elliott

Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association

Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from Defra

Steve Elliott

Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association

Chair

Angela Smith MP

Member, House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Select Committee and Chair, Chemical Industry All-Party Parliamentary Group

Speakers

Maud Grunchard

Competition and EU Regulation, Fieldfisher

Caroline Raine

Associate Director, Regulatory, National Chemical Emergency Centre

Peter Newport

Chief Executive, Chemical Business Association