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11. International Fresenius Conference

The Biocidal Products Regulation

Prepare your business for the regulatory challenges!

18.10.2011 to 19.10.2011 in Frankfurt/Germany


Regulatory Aspects
  • European Commission and industry view on the revision of the Biocidal Products Directive
  • Borderline to other products′ legislation

Product Authorisation and Mutual Recognition
  • Dossier evaluation
  • ECHA′s role
  • What authorities can do to get mutual recognition working
  • Industry experiences with mutual recognition
  • Challenges for a medium-sized active substance producer to provide regulatory support throughout the supply chain
  • Experience with the post Annex I authorisation of biocidal products
  • In situ generated active substances
  • Efficiency and practicability of risk mitigation measures

  • Dietary exposure assessment
  • Impact of the future BPR on imported treated articles and food contact materials
  • Impact of the future BPR on innovation
  • What have we learned from the BPD?

The new regulation on biocidal products will repeal and replace the current Directive 98/8/EC from the beginning of 2013 on. The revision does not just expand the sphere of affected objects, e.g. textiles treated with biocides will fall under the new law, also responsibilities will shift. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), already active in the management of REACH, is the authority to-be regarding the evaluation of new and the re-assessment of existing active substances. The changes lead to numerous questions throughout the industry about the future procedure of authorisation. Experts of the European Commission and the ECHA present the details of the regulation on the International Fresenius Conference "The Biocidal Products Regulation” from 18 to 19 October 2011 in Frankfurt/Germany.

Alongside the regulatory aspects of the new regulation, the conference will stress experiences of implementation gained from member states and the industry during the old directive. Product authorisation as well as the overall recognition of it will be highlighted through practical examples from different speakers. Beyond that, the participants will discuss the assumed consequences caused by the regulatory changes for the whole industrial sector.

Team of experts

Andy Adams Bayer Environmental Science | Jan Willem Andriessen Ctgb - board for the authorisation of plant protection products and biocides | Pierre Choraine European Commission | Heiko Faubel Industrial Association for Hygiene and Surface Protection for Industrial and Institutional Applications | Jürgen Fischer German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) | Alexander Grube German Chemical Industry Association | Jürgen Gutknecht Independent Consultant | Josef Theo Hein Dyrup | Philippe Juvin French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) | Helmut Kraus Lanxess | Burkhard Mielke Lanxess | Marcus Navin-Jones Keller and Heckman | Anna Nordberg Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) | Edmund Plattner Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management | Rodolphe Quérou Dow Microbial Control | Ellen Thom Endura | Tom Uotila European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) | Holger Zitt SCC

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Contact details

Monika Stratmann
Head of Conference Organisation
Phone  +49 231 75896-48
Fax  +49 231 75896-53

Venue/Conference Hotel

Holiday Inn Frankfurt City-South
Mailänder Straße 1
60598 Frankfurt/Main
Phone  +49 69 6802-0
Fax  +49 69 6802-333

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