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July 12, 2017

Michael S. Wenk, M.S., to Speak at AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids

The ACTA Group

Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), has been invited to speak on the current state of play of Central and South American chemical regulations at the 17th AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and LipidsSeptember 11-14, 2017, in Cancun, Mexico.  Mr. Wenk will present “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America: Insights into Sustainability, Regulatory, and Management Opportunities” at the plenary session on September 11, 2017.  The AOCS Latin American Congress is held every other year and attracts representatives from more than 30 countries and over 40 exhibiting companies.  The Congress provides an international forum for professionals, scientists, researchers, and students in the fats and oils industry, and enhances their business knowledge of today’s market and how to prepare for the future.

Mr. Wenk is an internationally-recognized expert in chemical registration and regulation in Central and South America and the Middle East.  Through his career both managing global regulatory affairs and product stewardship divisions at Fortune 500 chemical and chemical product companies, and as a consultant, Mr. Wenk has developed direct regulatory authority contacts in, and thorough knowledge of, the regulatory and cultural characteristics of Mexico and Central and South America.  He authored chapters on Mexican and Central and South American chemical regulation in the American Bar Association publication “Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs,” and is the author of over a dozen peer-reviewed professional journal articles.

Acta is a scientific and regulatory consulting firm providing experts that assist companies making or using chemicals to successfully market and sustain their products globally.  With offices in the U.S., the European Union, and Asia, Acta assists companies with complex registration and compliance issues under multiple regulatory schemes worldwide.  Acta is the consulting affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.

Acta maintains a deep and expansive understanding of the regulatory landscape in Central and South America and provides analysis of developments in the region for clients and friends through the Acta Global Regulatory UpdateSouth American regulatory memoranda, and South American seminars and webinars. These and other useful materials are available on the Acta website.