4th Annual European Regulatory Conference on Biocides: The changing landscape of the BPR and the impact on upcoming product authorisations

Date: 2 February 2016

Venue: Sheraton Airport Hotel, Brussels

Price: £520 + VAT

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An increasing number of commercially important biocidal active substances are expected to gain Union approval under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) in 2015.

Our conference in early 2016 presents a timely opportunity to discuss those strategies and actions enabling manufacturers and formulators to access the European market with their products in a cost effective manner.


Chair: David Ashworth (Klarus Consulting Limited and TSGE Consulting)
08.00 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.10 Introduction to the Conference
09.10 - 09.50 Update on Commission work
Pierre Choraine (DG SANCO, EU Commission)
09.50 - 10.30 Union Authorisation
Chiara Pecorini (ECHA)
10.30 - 11.00 Morning break
11.00 - 11.40 Impact of BPR on competitiveness in biocides
Jiří Trčka (STACHEMA CZ s.r.o.)
11.40 - 12.00 Q&A session
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.40 BPR scope issues and legal remedies
Peter Kugel (VVGB Advocaten)
13.40 - 14.10 CA’s experience with the biocide product family approach, product applications and Union Authorisation
Dr. Marcel Hulsman (CTGB Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides)
14.10 - 14.40 Mandatory data sharing - prospects and risks for data owners, data submitters and new market entrants
Dr. Gunnar Sachs (Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP)
14.40 - 15.10 Afternoon break
15.10 - 15.40 In situ biocides
Daniëlle van Corven-Kloosterman (Sealed Air)
15.40 - 16.10 Chlorine-based disinfectants: a solution for every challenge
Richy Mariner (Euro Chlor)
16.10 - 16.30 Q&A session
16.30 Close of Conference

We hope that the 2016 event maintains the standards and satisfaction of previous events with a blend of quality speakers, time and space to meet experts and to network with colleagues at a convenient location.

YOU CAN SAVE 10% WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR BOTH CONFERENCES. Simply register for both events putting in the code BDEAL16 within the 'Additional Information' field. Once both registrations have been received, you will be issued an invoice showing the discount.

The “2nd Annual Prague Biocide Conference 2016: Ongoing challenges and lessons learned from implementing the BPR, especially for SME's” is taking place on 23-24 June 2016 at the Barceló Praha Hotel, Prague.


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T: +44 1423 863 522
E: enquiries@tsgeforum.com

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