Seminars & Webinars: International Issues

November 2022

Two Years Later, How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH?, November 16, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EDT, via webinar

The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to present "Two Years Later, How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH?." More details will be announced soon. 

International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference, October 30 - November 4, 2022, Miami, FL

The International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference is open to both members and non-members of the IBA, with lawyers from over 130 jurisdictions and all parts of the legal profession attending, including lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, human rights advocates, judges, bar leaders, regulators and government representatives. The IBA’s Agricultural Law Section, co-chaired by Lynn L. Bergeson, will present the Sustainability Focus session “Sustainable Investment In Agriculture – The Role Lawyers Play” on November 3, 2022

May 2022

Capacity development webinar for lawyers on responsible investments in agriculture: African Region focus, May 26, 2022, via webinar

The International Bar Association (IBA) Agricultural Law Section, Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), presents "Capacity development webinar for lawyers on responsible investments in agriculture: African Region focus," a webinar focusing on responsible investment in agriculture in the African geographic region. Utilising the contributions of the Committee on World Food Security Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS RAI Principles) and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance on Tenure (VGGT), attendees will better understand their application in everyday legal work related to investments in agriculture for the African region.

Capacity development webinar for lawyers on responsible investments in agriculture: Asia Pacific focus, May 18, 2022, via webinar

The International Bar Association (IBA) Agricultural Law Section, Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), presents "Capacity development webinar for lawyers on responsible investments in agriculture: Asia Pacific focus," a webinar focusing on responsible investment in agriculture in the Asia Pacific geographic region. Utilising the contributions of the Committee on World Food Security Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS RAI Principles) and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance on Tenure (VGGT), attendees will better understand their application in everyday legal work related to investments in agriculture for the Asia Pacific region.

CHEMUK 2022, May 11-12, 2022, Birmingham, UK

CHEMUK 2022 brings together the all stages of chemical and chemical product development, specification, and processing/manufacturing communities, with crucial supply chain supplier groups.  The Acta Group (Acta®) is a proud sponsor. 

March 2022

UK REACH, What’s Happened and What’s Next?, March 23, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EDT, via webinar

Companies worldwide must be aware of the significant implications for chemical regulatory compliance under the United Kingdom (UK) REACH regulation as the UK has completed its first year of complete separation from the European Union (EU). While the major regulations pertaining to chemicals were carried over into UK law mostly unchanged after the Brexit transition period, the UK now makes its own decisions, and divergence between the UK and EU regulations will continue in 2022 and beyond. The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to present "UK REACH, What’s Happened and What’s Next?," featuring Steven P. Brennan, Ph.D., Senior Manager, REACH, Acta, and Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Director of Toxicology, Acta.

January 2022

What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022, January 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EST, via webinar

2022 will bring competing priorities for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for which companies should now prepare. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022,” a webinar offering our best informed judgment as to the trends and key developments B&C’s legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals expect to see in 2022. These include consequential policy shifts reflecting the Biden Administration’s “all of government” commitment to environmental justice and continuing evolution of EPA’s implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act under Dr. Michal I. Freedhoff’s leadership. The webinar focused on themes outlined in our Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2022, released on January 3, 2022.

October 2021

IBA Global Showcase, October 25-29, 2021, via webinar

The International Bar Association (IBA) Global Showcase will highlight the diverse work and achievements of the IBA's membership in many key areas of policy and practice. There will also be a series of high-profile expert sessions discussing some of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global legal profession, with speakers sharing ideas and solutions. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) is Senior Vice Chair of the Agricultural Law Section of the IBA.

September 2021

Global Electronics Summit, September 21-23, 2021, via webinar

Chemical Watch presents the "Global Electronics Summit," a three-day virtual conference offering the latest information and advice on chemicals management and restrictions in electronics, presented by representatives from government organizations, trade associations, industry, service providers and NGOs. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present “Chemical policy evolution in the US.”

March 2021

Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and The Americas 2021, March 23-25, 2021, via webinar

Chemical Watch presents Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and The Americas 2021, taking a close look at the latest updates in chemicals control legislation across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) will present "The Challenges of Enforcing TSCA" and Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C, will present "FIFRA Hot Topics for Team Biden."

November 2020

IBA 2020, November 2-27, 2020, via webinar

The International Bar Association’s (IBA) 2020 Virtually Together conference, provides an exciting new way to bring the IBA and the world’s legal community together.  There will be exceptional showcase sessions, and the committee sessions will offer the chance to hear from the best experts in the field, benefiting all delegates, whatever your area of practice. Don't miss the Agricultural Law Section's presentation, "Opting out of climate unfriendly food? Consumer action or regulatory restrictions?," on November 5, 2020.

October 2020

Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas, October 14-16, 2020, via webinar

Chemical Watch presented “Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas,” a virtual conference taking a close look at the latest updates in chemicals control legislation across Europe, Asia and the Americas. This event covered regulatory challenges facing those working on the safe management of chemicals with keynotes, presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented “TSCA at four years: A look ahead to the law’s future” on October 16, 2020.

June 2020

HCPA IMPACT2020 Webinar Series, June 4, 2020, 11:00 am (EDT), via webinar

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) virtual mid-year meeting webinar series, IMPACT2020, focused on public policy issues impacting the household and commercial products industry. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented during the "International Affairs Council: Europe – South & Central America – Asia & Australia" session on June 4, 2020

May 2020

WEBINAR -- Eurasia REACH: Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements, May 27, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

The Acta Group (Acta®) and EPPA were pleased to present the complimentary webinar “Eurasia REACH: Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements.” Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta; Heather J. Blankinship, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Acta; Arkady Murashev, Chair, EPPA; Katia Filippova, Senior Adviser, EPPA; and Kate Stolbova, Regulatory Consultant, EPPA presented. 

April 2020

Law, Climate Change, and Agriculture: legal tools in the arsenal, April 22, 2020, 12:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

The International Bar Association (IBA) webinar “Law, Climate Change, and Agriculture: legal tools in the arsenal” covered the role of innovative agriculture practices in combating climate change and highlighting the legal, policy, and institutional changes that will encourage innovation . Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, is Vice Chair of the Agricultural Law Section of IBA.

December 2019

2019 ASPA Winter Meeting, December 10-11, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The 2019 Automotive Specialty Product Alliance (ASPA) Winter Meeting provided members an opportunity to discuss the regulatory climate for the industry. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented “GHS Overview and Implications of an Update to HCS 2012.”

November 2019

WEBINAR -- Turkey REACH (KKDIK): Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements, November 6, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Turkey’s Registration (Kaydı), Evaluation (Değerlendirilmesi), Authorization (İzni) and Restriction (Kısıtlanması) of Chemicals (Kimyasalların) (Turkey REACH/KKDIK) regulation was published by Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) on June 23, 2017. The Acta Group (Acta®) and CRAD Çevre Risk Analiz Denetim A.Ş. were pleased to present the complimentary webinar “Turkey REACH (KKDIK): Achieving Timely Compliance with  New Chemicals Requirements.” 

September 2019

International Chemicals Law 2019, September 26-27, 2019, Frankfurt, Germany

Lexxion Publishing provides the opportunity to learn about chemicals legislation in individual countries outside the EU at International Chemicals Law 2019. Learn from experts in the industry how far the GHS implementation is in the selected countries and what special features need to be considered. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) will present “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) - The State of Play for Industrial Chemicals in the USA.”

June 2019

Chemical Watch Expo 2019: Global Chemical Regulations, June 12-13, 2019, Brussels, Belgium

The third annual Chemical Watch Expo was a two-day event for regulatory professionals from around the world to take part in practical, topical workshops and to seek their next service to help with chemical regulatory compliance throughout the supply chain.  Lynn L. Bergeson, President, the Acta Group (Acta®), presented on New Chemicals under TSCA. Acta was a proud sponsor. 

March 2019

AsiaHub Summit USA 2019, March 21-22, 2019, Washington D.C.

The two day Asia Hub Summit USA provided an opportunity to hear from regulators and speakers from industry, who provided their perspectives on both the regulations themselves and best practices for staying compliant. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®) presented “Forecast of China, USA and EU Chemical Regulations in 2019.” Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was an exhibitor.

2019 GlobalChem Conference, March 6-8, 2019, Washington, D.C.

The 2019 GlobalChem Conference offered a valuable opportunity to not only review recent developments in global chemicals management but to also meet and reconnect with your industry peers and key government representatives. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) were exhibitors.

Exporting Chemicals And Hazardous Materials, March 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST, Akron, OH

Cleveland State University presented “Exporting Chemicals And Hazardous Materials,” for business development executives, sales managers, shipping managers, export coordinators and sales coordinators to learn more about compliance measures to ensure successful export transactions, upcoming EU REACH registration deadlines, South Korea REACH requirements, regulations in China and Canada, and more. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented.

December 2018

HCPA XPAND2018, December 3-5, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) XPAND2018 annual meeting focused on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta, presented "The Advantages and Legal Consequences of Ramped Up Supply Chain Communications."

November 2018

ChemCon Europe 2018, November 12-16, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

ChemCon Europe 2018 brought together experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations from over 30 countries. Presentations were given by more than 50 speakers from governments and industry will focus in the field of international chemical legislation all over the world, including REACH, TSCA, GHS and country specific information on inventories, and labelling requirements. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented "Middle East - Chemical Management and Product Regulation."

Biocides USA, November 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, California

The fourth annual Biocides USA, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in United States biocidal product regulation, as well as global regulations in China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, the European Union, and Canada. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented on pesticide regulations in China.

October 2018

Regulatory Summit USA, October 31 - November 1, 2018, Arlington, Virginia

Chemical Watch’s Regulatory Summit USA focused on the latest developments in state level, federal and global chemical legislation, including TSCA, REACH, and California’s Proposition 65. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

IBA 2018 Annual Conference, October 7-11, 2018, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association’s (IBA) 2018 Annual Conference in Rome, Italy, presented an unparalleled opportunity to exchange knowledge and to create and renew a global network of colleagues and business contacts. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), moderated the Sustainable Investment in Agriculture session.

September 2018

AsiaHub Summit Europe, September 27-28, 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Chemical Watch’s AsiaHub Summit Europe brought together experts on China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam to provide updates on recent regulatory developments, with timely updates from India, Japan, and Malaysia. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented regarding regulations in China vs. those in the US and Europe.

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in the Middle East, September 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation in the Middle East.” This complimentary webinar was presented in conjunction with the recently released book “Chemical Regulation in the Middle East,” written by Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Acta. Mr. Wenk presented an overview of chemical substance regulation in the Middle East with a focus on key chemical control programs in Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Oman, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

April 2018

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Spring 2018 Meeting, April 21-25, 2018, Orlando, Florida

The SCHC Spring 2018 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and a general meeting with poster session. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Central America and Mexico.

March 2018

GlobalChem 2018, February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington, D.C.

For over 30 years, GlobalChem has been the chemical industry’s premier policy and regulatory conference of its kind. Each year, this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to review key developments in the global chemicals management arena while looking ahead to some of the most pressing issues the industry faces. The Acta Group (Acta®) was a proud sponsor.

February 2018

AsiaHub Summit USA 2018, February 26-27, 2018, San Francisco, California

Chemical Watch presented “AsiaHub Summit USA 2018,” bringing together experts on China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thialand, and Vietnam to provide updates on recent regulatory developments. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “Forecast of China, USA, and EU Chemical Regulation in 2018.”

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. Register online.

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. Register online.

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.
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