ChemCon Asia | 2019 - Seoul

ChemCon Asia 2019 - Seoul

Partners of ChemCon Asia 2019:


ChemCon Asia took place in Seoul, South Korea from June 17th – 21st, 2019. More than 280 experts from 30 countries representing over 180 companies, authorities and associations attended the conference and contributed to an inspiring exchange of experiences and discussions about regulatory affairs around the globe.

The week had a great start where our delegates received the last-minute suggestions in relation to K-REACH pre-registration. After that compliance driven companies learned about the best practices on “Global approach to notification of new chemicals and polymers and global trends of chemical management’”. Followed by an in-depth seminar on “Secrets in the supply chain”.

During the rest of the week a great variety of aspects of international chemical control legislation around the globe was discussed during the conference sessions. Hands on topics related to Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Australian and other key developments in Asia-Pacific, as well as updates from Europe and The Americas were of high relevance to the audience. As always practical advice and lessons learned by industry were well received, since they show how to act within the legal frameworks set.

Many countries from Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas were spotlighted in detail and both authorities and industry shared their views on enforcement and consequences of non-compliance. Furthermore, there was a focus on other control legislation also relevant for the chemical industry like biocides, cosmetics, food contact, nanomaterials, ROHS, global consumer good regulations and waste. Moreover, we looked into relevant approaches for safe use of chemicals throughout the supply chain.


  • Authority presentations on Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia in one session!
  • Overview of "K-REACH" and its Regulatory Implementation
  • K-BPR – overview and impact
  • Managing business impact in the global supply chain of key regulations with stakeholders
  • Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) – Now And Beyond 2020
  • Waste recycling and circular economy
  • Australia – overview on chemical control legislation
  • Roundtable on enforcement
  • Overview of emerging chemical control legislation in Latin America
  • ECHA’s focus and strategy
  • Regulatory obligations and lists in relation to Authorisation and restriction in Europe
  • Industry perspective on new regulation on national chemical environmental management in China
  • Legal framework of food contact regulations in Asia, Europe and The Americas
  • Improving safe use in the supply chain
  • Poison centre notification in Europe
  • Lessons learned by industry in implementing and complying with relevant regulations in Japan and Taiwan
  • Global Hazard communication and SDS

Countries covered

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam...

  • Beijing BoardingCard Chemical Regulatory Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Chemservice Group
  • Chemtopia Co., Ltd.
  • CIRS Group
  • Doruksistem AS
  • EBRC Consulting GmbH
  • ERM
  • GBK GmbH Global Regulatory Compliance
  • Intertek
  • knoell Korea Ltd.
  • Lisam Systems SA
  • NCEC (part of Ricardo)
  • REACH24H Consulting Group
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Safe Chemicals Co., Ltd.
  • Sphera
  • UL
  • Verisk 3E

The USB Handbook with the papers and presentations of the topics covered in the conference's sessions is available for ordering. Please click here for more information.