Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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

TO BE PUBLISHED February 2020

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 a new parliament begins its work.

Key participants

There will be keynote contributions from a senior speaker confirmed from 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;Maud Grunchard, Of Counsel, Competition and EU Regulatory, Belgium, Fieldfisher; and Neil Hollis, REACH & Regulatory Affairs Specialist, BASF

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

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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates