Seminars & Webinars: International Issues

October 2017

Chemical Watch 5th Regulatory Summit USA 2017, October 18-19, 2017, Washington D.C.

The Chemical Watch 5th Annual two-day Summit brought together experts in global chemicals regulations from around the world. The Acta Group (Acta®) Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented “Chemical Substance Regulation in the Middle East” and Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presented “Outlook for Green and Sustainable Chemistry.” Lynn L. Bergeson, President of Acta, chaired the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) session.

September 2017

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Fall 2017 Meeting, September 23 – 27, 2017, Arlington, Virginia

The SCHC Fall 2017 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and the general meeting.  Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) was a proud exhibitor.

17th American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Latin American Congress, September 11 – 14, 2017, Cancun, Mexico

The AOCS Latin American Congress is held every other year and attracts representatives from more than 30 countries and over 40 exhibiting companies. The Acta Group (Acta®) Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America: Insights into Sustainability, Regulatory and Management Opportunities” at the conference. Acta was a proud sponsor.

May 2017

WEBINAR - - Nanotechnology Industry Association (NIA) “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities”, May 24, 2017

NIA hosted its second 2017 webinar, “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities” on May 24, 2017. The webinar discussed topics including REACH annex modification and nanomaterial definitions. Lynn L. Bergeson presented.

March 2017

Biocides USA 2017, March 29 - 30, 2017, San Francisco, California

The 3rd Annual Biocides USA Conference, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in the US and around the world.  On March 30th, Acta Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S. presented on biocidal regulations in Latin America including common themes, Mercosur and Andean community, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

February 2017

Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets Regulatory Compliance, February 23, 2017, Akron, Ohio

Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets Regulatory Compliance was a program presented by Akron Global Business Accelerator. Learn about the compliance measures to ensure your export transactions are completed successfully from beginning to end.  Acta Senior Regulatory Consultant Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented "South Korean and China Regulations and other Asian Market Regulations & Opportunities".

GlobalChem 2017, February 22-24, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The two-day Conference covered the latest developments in chemical regulations. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group were exhibitors.

WEBINAR - - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive, February 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

In response to the many requests we've received, Acta Senior Regulatory Consultants Michael S. Wenk, M.S. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented a follow-up to our November 2016 webinar Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America and examined the chemical substance regulations of several additional countries in the region, whose regulatory environments are generally not well-known or understood.  Exploring the requirements of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the webinar presented a comprehensive overview of the key requirements that firms should be aware of when manufacturing or importing chemical substances.

January 2017

WEBINAR - - EPA's New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule: How Will it Impact Your Operations? January 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

On November 28th, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule was published in the Federal Register. The rule went into effect on December 31, 2016. The rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Regulatory Specialist Christopher R. Bryant presented an in-depth webinar hosted by BLR about the final rule and the steps needed to ensure compliance.

December 2016

TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?, December 7, 2016, Berlin, Germany

Chemical Watch presented "TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?," a one-day forum that provided for European stakeholders an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA.  Lynn L. Bergeson presented "The New TSCA: Overview and Summary of Major Changes".

November 2016

WEBINAR -- Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America, November 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. EST

The Acta Group (Acta®) was pleased to offer clients and friends a complimentary webinar on Mexico and Central and South America that provided information and insight to help participants to achieve commercial success in this rapidly expanding region, and included an overview of regulatory opportunities and challenges resulting from regional growing pains, plus a detailed explanation of recent regulatory actions. The webinar, moderated by Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and presented by  Michael S. Wenk, M.S.,  Senior Regulatory Consultant with Acta, consisted of 45 minutes of presentation with a 15-minute Q&A period at the end.

Chemical Watch Enforcement Summit Europe 2016, November 3 - 4, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Chemical Watch’s Enforcement Summit Europe 2016 provided a unique opportunity to join with a panel of more than twenty experts - including EU and Member State officials, regulatory managers from industry and professional advisers - as they shared their authoritative perspectives and understanding of both European and global regulatory enforcement challenges, in a relaxed, informal environment. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson presented "TSCA Reform, Next Generation Compliance, and Enforcement Initiatives in the US" on Friday, November 4, 2016.

October 2016

ChemCon The Americas 2016, October 17 - 21, 2016, Toronto, Canada

ChemCon The Americas is the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. B&C and Acta were proud sponsors. The full ChemCon agenda is available online. Lynn L. Bergeson presented during a special pre-conference workshop on the new TSCA  Monday, October 17, 2016Michael S. Wenk presented "Lessons Learned by Industry in Middle and South America" on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  A video overview of the ChemCon experience -- the sessions, exhibition, and networking and socializing opportunities -- is available on ChemCon's YouTube channel

September 2016

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Asia, September 7-8, 2016, Hong Kong

Chemical Watch's third annual Regulatory Summit Asia brings together experts from government, industry, and professional advisers to share special perspectives and understanding of global chemical regulatory challenges facing industry. Acta Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® will present on U.S. regulatory developments, including the newly amended TSCA.

July 2016

Chemical Control Regulations in Asia and the Americas, July 5, 2016, Cologne, Germany

Acta Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S.,  presented “Chemical Management in Central and South America”.

 

June 2016

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 14-16, 2016, Portland, Oregon

The longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C is a proud sponsor. Acta Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presents a session "U.S. Market Pressures and the Battle between Hazard and Risk" on June 15, 2016. For a copy of this presentation, contact renlger@lawbc.com.

International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference, June 5-7, 2016, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Modern Agriculture and Technology” on June 6. For a copy of Ms. Bergeson's presentation, contact hlewis@lawbc.com.

March 2016

ChemCon Europe 2016, March 14-18, 2016, Amsterdam
ChemCon Europe 2016 is an international conference on chemical control legislation and trade aspects. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Acta Group are exhibitors.

December 2015

3rd Annual Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, December 9—10, 2015, Arlington, Virginia

A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together experts in global chemicals regulation from around the world. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Lynn L. Bergeson will speak. chairs the U.S. Developments session and will present “TSCA Reform and its implication for downstream users” on December 10th. More information and registration are available online.

November 2015

Meeting of the Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), November 5, 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Lynn L. Bergeson will present to the committee regarding recent developments on TSCA reform.

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