Regulatory and Sustainability Update
June 5, 2013 • Cambridge, MA

Get a one-day intensive update on the key regulations affecting the electronics industry and learn about the sustainability trends being driven by leading producers in electronics.


Stay Informed on Regulations Impacting Electronics Manufacturers

Staying informed of regulations impacting the electronics industry can be a daunting task. Steve Andrews and Chris Smith of the U.K. Government will provide a comprehensive update on the EU RoHS Directive. In addition, presentations from knowledgeable speakers on the EU REACH Regulation, Canada’s Chemicals Regulation, China's Chemicals Regulations and California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulation will give attendees an update on critical regulatory regimes affecting the electronics industry.

Sustainability Trends

In today’s competitive climate, it’s not enough to just follow the regulations. Powerful industry trends will affect your business in the form of customer requirements. Sustainability is a lot more today than just a buzzword. Whether your company wishes to take an active role in sustainability or just understand the trend, you will benefit from a panel discussion featuring industry leaders discussing implementation of sustainability goals.

Benefits of Attending

Not only will you have the opportunity to hear from knowledgeable speakers, you also will have the chance to network and learn from your peers, customers and suppliers. During the breaks you will have ample time to peruse exhibits from companies specializing in environmental compliance and data management systems. We will also help you make the most of your time by providing FREE Wi-Fi in the meeting room.

Who Should Attend

If you are in any way responsible for making sure your organization is in compliance with environmental regulations, attend this symposium and help your organization comply with legal and customer requirements.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013
5:45 pm–7:00 pm Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
7:30 am–8:30 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 am–10:00 am Update on RoHS Compliance and Enforcement
Steve Andrews, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Chris Smith, National Measurement Office, Enforcement Authority
10:00 am–10:30 am Break
10:30 am–11:15 am Update on REACH
Michael Kirschner, ENVIRON
11:15 am–12:00 pm Canadian Chemicals Management Plan
Bev Christian, Blackberry
12:00 pm–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm–2:15 pm California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulation
Michael Kirschner, ENVIRON
2:15 pm–3:00 pm Alternatives Assessment Processes
Helen Holder, Hewlett-Packard
3:00 pm–3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm–5:00 pm Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives: Panel Discussion
Jocelyn Cascio, Intel
Chrystina Gastelum, CDP
5:00 pm Adjourn


Registration Information
$600 for IPC members
$750 for nonmembers 

Registration includes:

  • Conference proceedings
  • Evening reception, June 4, 2013
  • Networking breakfast on June 5, 2013
  • Networking luncheon on June 5, 2013
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi during the conference
  • Discounted parking at the Hyatt Regency

Registrants of both the It’s Not Easy Being Green Conference and the Conflict Minerals Conference (on June 4) will receive a $150 discount.

Contact IPC registration at +1 847-597-2861.

Hotel Information

The IPC Conference will be held at:
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
+1 617-492-1234
Room Rate: $245.00 (USD)

To confirm a room at IPC's discounted rate, please state that you are with IPC when making your reservation directly with the hotel.The rate is available until May 10, 2013, or until all rooms are filled. After that date, the hotel will continue to accept reservations on a space-available basis and rooms will be charged at the current hotel rate.

Attendees will receive complimentary wireless Internet in guest sleeping rooms.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Maria Labriola, IPC manager of trade show sales, at +1 847-597-2866.

Luncheon Sponsor:



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