Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics

Date
Jun 29, 2021 | 11:00am - 3:30pm EDT

REGISTRATION OPTIONS  |  AGENDA  |  MEET OUR SPEAKERS  |  SPONSORS

Join leading environmental regulatory experts at IPC and ITI’s virtual 2021 Critical Environmental Requirements for Electronics Conference. Stay updated on the latest environmental requirements that could impact your product’s design, manufacturing, supply chain management, and technology innovation.

This virtual event will feature conversations on global environmental regulations and issues such as RoHS, TSCA, and the impacts associated with Brexit. Please join us to hear from:

  • Madalina Laxton from the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment on the latest policy developments on the EU’s RoHS Directive;
  • Hermione Mackelworth from  the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the topic of U.K. REACH;
  • Paul Tennant and Graeme Vickery from the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the topic of Brexit and forthcoming regulatory changes resulting from Brexit; and
  • Joel Wolf and Dave Turk from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the topic of risk evaluations and risk management under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

This virtual format will allow you to:

  • Engage with and learn directly from policy leads and industry experts who have a direct role in the development and implementation of and compliance with environmental regulations governing the electronics industry;
  • Get current information on chemical and product environmental policy trends; and
  • Stay ahead of global issues impacting electronics manufacturers.

This conference will provide anyone who is responsible for keeping their organization in compliance with environmental regulations the tools they need to comply with legal, regulatory, and customer requirements.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPTIONS

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This event is under Chatham House Rules.  All press inquiries should go to Sandy Gentry.

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the conference, you may send a coworker in your place. Please notify us of name changes as soon as possible. Registrants who cancel by June 15, 2021, will be refunded in full, but those who cancel after that deadline will be responsible for the full registration fee. Sponsors who cancel by June 15, 2021 will incur a $100 cancellation fee and no refund will be issued for sponsors that cancel after the deadline. If you need to change your registration or cancel, please email Kim DiCianni at KimDiCianni@ipc.org.

AGENDA

Developing Schedule

All times are posted in Eastern time zone. 

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM | Welcoming Remarks

Welcome Remarks
Presented by: Chris Cleet and Kelly Scanlon

11:05 AM - 11:15 AM | Gold Sponsor, Takeover by The Compliance Map

Vanessa Vasquez and Tiahna Jeffers
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the EU

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | EU RoHS Directive: Upcoming Legislative Revision and Updates

Madalina Laxton, European Commission

  • The EU RoHS Directive is up for a general review. Learn about the required general review and the next steps towards a possible legislative proposal.
  • A large number of RoHS exemption renewal applications are under evaluation. Learn more about the status of these applications as well as the review of the RoHS list of restricted substances. 
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM | Gold Sponsor, Takeover by Assent Compliance

Gold Sponsor, Takeover by Assent Compliance
Ken Seeley and Steve Andrews
Managing a Product Compliance Program

12:40 PM - 12:50 PM | Break

More information coming soon. 

12:50 PM – 1:55PM | RoHS in Great Britain and Northern Ireland & RoHS: The UK Perspective (Through the Eyes of the National Regulator)

Title: RoHS in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Graeme Vickery, DEFRA

Changes to RoHS legal requirements since January 1, 2021, including changes to definitions and labelling applications; exemptions. 


Title:  RoHS: The UK Perspective (Through the Eyes of the National Regulator)
Paul Tennant, DEFRA

An overview on RoHS (UK)  covering the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) and the role we play for DEFRA; patterns of noncompliance; what OPSS has identified as trends in Substances and product failures; case studies OPSS has investigated; lessons learned and new challenges.  
 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act Affecting the Electronics Sector

Joel Wolf and Dave Turk, U.S. EPA

  • Become familiar about how TSCA implementation could impact the electronics sector
  • Learn about providing information to EPA to inform TSCA implementation
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM | Gold Sponsor, Takeover by Benchmark ESG | Gensuite

Gold Sponsor, Takeover by Benchmark ESG | Gensuite
Donavan Hornsby
Stay on Top of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Opportunities

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Steven Andrews
Steven Andrews | Assent Compliance

Steven Andrews, Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship & Policy, Assent Compliance

Steven Andrews helps companies understand environmental regulations and how they are enforced. He is an internationally recognized expert, with more than 17 years of experience in EU policy development focusing on sustainability, product, waste and recycling legislation.

As the former Deputy Head of the Resources & Waste Division at the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, he led teams responsible for developing and enforcing policy around the RoHS and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives, as well as broader environmental legislation

Chris Cleet
Chris Cleet | ITI

Chris Cleet | Vice President, Policy, Environment and Sustainability, ITI

Chris Cleet provides expertise on technical environmental issues such as materials restrictions and best practices for electronics recycling. He leads the Environmental Leadership Council's Product Stewardship and Green Procurement committees which aim to ensure that environmental standards, and state, federal and international laws are based on sound science.

He is a certified qualified environmental professional (QEP) through the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP).

Donavan Hornsby
Donavan Hornsby | Benchmark Digital Partners LLC and the Benchmark ESG™

Donavan Hornsby, Corporate Development & Strategy Officer at Benchmark Digital Partners LLC and the Benchmark ESG™ | Gensuite® digital solution.

As a member of Benchmark Digital’s executive team, Donavan provides strategic direction for global business/market development and product leadership and innovation for the organization.

In addition to organizational leadership responsibilities, Donavan is an active thought leader and member of cross-industry efforts to advance and promote the impact of and best practices within Environment, Social & Governance (ESG).

Prior to joining Benchmark ESGTM | Gensuite®, in 2001, Donavan held various leadership roles within the technology and service sectors. 

 

Tiahna Jeffers
Tiahna Jeffers | The Compliance Map

Tiahna Jeffers, Regulatory Compliance Consultant, The Compliance Map

Tiahna Jeffers helps clients with a wide range of environmental compliance legislation including conflict minerals, supply chain due diligence, California Prop65, copyright levies, REACH, RoHS, SCIP and POPs with a particular expertise in EPR. Jeffers has been working within environmental compliance for three years, with a background in data analysis for more than eight years.

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Hermione Mackelworth | DEFRA

Hermione Mackelworth, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, DEFRA

Hermione Mackelworth is part of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). She works on UK REACH policy delivery, in the External Communications and Stakeholder engagement team. Prior to joining DEFRA, she had 9 years of experience in market research, working with a variety of clients including automotive, fast-moving consumer goods, and media. 

Madalina Laxton
Madalina Laxton | European Commission

Madalina Laxton, Policy Officer, European Commission

Madalina Laxton is the policy officer leading the upcoming revision of the RoHS Directive at the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment. A lawyer by training,  Laxton has broad experience in government, policy and diplomacy (environment and European affairs), international consultancy (law and policy in the fields of human rights, justice and environment) and international relations and multinational organisations (European Commission and the United Nations). 

Dave Turk
Dave Turk | Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. EPA

Dave Turk, Data Collection Branch Chief, Data Gathering and Analysis Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. EPA

The Data Collection Branch oversees regulatory and policy activities for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), Chemical Data Reporting (CDR), and certain Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) activities authorized under Section 4 and Section 8. Prior to this current role, Dave had served as the Branch Chief for the Regulatory Development Branch of the TRI Program for four years. Throughout his ten years at the EPA, Dave’s work has included participation in rulemakings, designing improvements to IT systems, and developing policy responses. 

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Kelly Scanlon | IPC

Kelly Scanlon - Moderator, Director, Environment, Health and Safety Policy & Research, IPC

Kelly Scanlon leads IPC’s advocacy efforts as the association’s director of environment, health and safety (EHS) policy and research. She works on IPC’s Global Government Relations team in Washington, DC. There, she coordinates with IPC’s North America and Europe Government Relations Committees and the EHS Committee to develop robust policy and research agendas. She has her doctorate in public health and she is a certified industrial hygienist.

Paul Tennant
Paul Tennant | DEFRA

Paul Tennant, Enforcement Manager, Office of Product Safety and Standards, DEFRA

Graeme Vickery 200
Graeme Vickery | DEFRA

Graeme Vickery, Senior Policy Advisory, DEFRA

Graeme Vickery filled a number of roles in Government before taking an international position in the U.K.’s automotive industry body. He returned to Government in 2006, working on a project to maximize opportunities for U.K. businesses arising from the London Olympics. Since 2010 Vickery has led on policy in relation to waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).  Now at the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Vickery leads a team covering Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and producer responsibility legislation for batteries and vehicles.

Joel Wolf 200
Joel Wolf | Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. EPA

Joel Wolf, Risk Management Branch Chief
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. EPA

Joel Wolf serves as the chief of the Risk Management Branch 1 in EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. In this role he is responsible for implementing the provisions on existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act. His work involves engaging with industry, the public, NGOs, and other interested parties to effectively develop protective and practical regulations to manage the unreasonable risks from chemicals. He also is responsible for Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for existing chemicals. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Gold Sponsor - SOLD OUT

Limit of 3 sponsors SOLD OUT

Sponsorship includes:

  • Each sponsor will be given a 10 minute time slot during the event that includes introduction of the sponsor, sponsor presentation and audience engagement/Q&A. Note, presentation can be live or pre-recorded and a topic of your choice.
  • The sponsor presentation time slot will be assigned randomly once we have all sponsors confirmed.
  • Recording of 10 minute sponsor takeover will be posted on the event proceedings site.
  • Sponsor logo will be prominently displayed on conference website, event promotional materials, kick-off and break slides. Logo can include hyperlink to sponsor content (e.g., website, special event site, brochure).
  • Acknowledgment on social media posts promoting event (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Two free registrations to the virtual conference. 
  • Pre-registration contact list for all consenting attendees prior to the event.
  • Post-conference outreach to registered attendees by ITI and IPC will include distribution of:
    • Recording of event with links to each sponsor’s time and (if applicable) sponsor’s presentation.
    • Proceedings website will include sponsors logo.
Silver Sponsor

Limit of 6 sponsors

Sponsorship includes:

  • Each sponsor will be given a time slot during the event for a one minute pre-recorded presentation (topic of your choice).
    • The sponsor presentation time slot will be assigned randomly once we have all sponsors confirmed.
    • Presentation recording will be posted on the event proceedings site.
  • Sponsor logo will be prominently displayed on conference website, event promotional materials, kick-off and break slides. Logo can include hyperlink to sponsor content (e.g., website, special event site, brochure).
  • Acknowledgment on social media posts promoting event (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • One free registration to the virtual conference.
  • Pre-registration contact list for all consenting attendees prior to the event.
  • Post-conference outreach to registered attendees by ITI and IPC will include distribution of:
    • Recording of event with links to each sponsor’s time and (if applicable) sponsor’s presentation.
    • Proceedings website will include sponsors logo.
Bronze

Sponsorship includes:

  • Sponsor logo will be prominently displayed on conference website, event promotional materials, kick-off and break slides. Logo can include hyperlink to sponsor content (e.g., website, special event site, brochure).
  • Acknowledgment on social media posts promoting event (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Pre-registration contact list for all consenting attendees prior to the event.

Conference Logistics:  Virtual meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 11:00 – 3:30 PM EDT

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mike Stone, IPC Senior Director of Sales at MikeStone@ipc.org or call +1 847-597-2866 or Jennifer Bodie, ITI Director of Events at JBodie@itic.org or call +1 571-278-5241.

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About ITI
The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier global advocate for technology, representing the world’s most innovative companies. Founded in 1916, ITI is an international trade association with a team of professionals on four continents. We promote public policies and industry standards that advance competition and innovation worldwide. Our diverse membership and expert staff provide policymakers the broadest perspective and thought leadership from technology, hardware, software, services, and related industries. Visit www.itic.org to learn more.
About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 3,000 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training and education, industry intelligence and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry.