ChemCon Americas | 2007 - Montreal

ChemCon Americas 2007 - Montreal

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ChemCon The Americas 2007 was the first conference in the series of ChemCon Conferences in North America. It took place in Montreal, Canada from September 17th-21st. More than 180 experts attended the ChemCon The Americas 2007 conference and exhibition representing more than 100 different companies, authorities and international organizations from 18 countries.

After the pre-conference seminar on REACH the conference started with a hot off the press presentation by Mr John Arseneau (Environment Canada) and Mr Charles Auer (US EPA). They presented and discussed the new initiative of Canada, USA and Mexico to accelerate and strengthen their national and regional risk-based chemical assessment and management efforts. Besides this up-to-the-minute topic other aspects of international chemical control around the globe were discussed in the conference sessions and Q&A's covering current and emerging legislation on reporting and testing of new chemicals, chemical inventories, evaluation of existing chemicals, classification and labelling, risk management, hazard communication and product registration.

A lot of countries from Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas were spotlighted in detail and a lot of horizontal topics with a global or regional relevance were covered, e.g. REACH, GHS, etc...

  • California's Proposition 65 and its relevance for the non-US companies; Ann Grimaldi, McKenna Long & Aldridge
  • How to fulfill the registration requirements of REACH? Christian Gr√ľndling, FCIO
  • IUCLID 5 - Implementation scenarios to consider, first project experiences and best practice approaches; Karl-Franz Torges, Technidata
  • The impact of GHS in the NAFTA Region; Francis Trudeau, Atrion International
  • India - overview on chemical control legislation, current status and outlook, Prabir Ghosh, Indian Chemical Council
  • Other topics covered: Chemical control system in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia...; US Toxic Substances Control Act; Changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and its New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR); Chemical control in Australia and New Zealand and recent developments in chemical control in Japan and Korea; The globally harmonised system on classification and labelling and the upcoming European system on REACH;
Countries covered

Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Latin American Countries, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, PR China, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam...

  • ACTIO Corporation
  • ATRION International Inc.
  • CANTOX Health Sciences International
  • CIBA Expert Services
  • Dr. Knoell Consult
  • Government of Canada's Chemicals Management Plan
  • MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc.
  • RCC North America Ltd.
  • THE WERCS Ltd.
  • TNO