Date

October 15-16, 2019

Location

Prague, Czech Republic

Capacity

120 Seats

Interactive format

Experience-sharing discussions

ABOUT PCMC CONFERENCE - Navigating you through latest developments in chemical regulations

Why you shouldn’t miss PCMC 2019:

  • Get updated on the latest news in EU and global chemicals regulations
  • Meet experts from different regions, including EU, Russia, Balkans and more
  • Learn from real-life experience of others at expert discussion tables
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Day 1: Hands-on training and networking cruise with expert discussions with top regulatory experts

In the morning training session you can learn how to notify hazardous chemicals to poison centres. A skill you will need many times thanks to new obligations set by CLP Annex VIII being in force from January 2020.

In the afternoon we will jump right into the key topics moving the regulatory world in an interactive format with top-notch speakers. Followed by a networking dinner with a boat cruise through the heart of Prague, you can prepare for a unique conference and networking experience.

Let’s navigate together towards compliance!

Day 2: ConverStations – Experience-sharing round tables

Day 2 is what makes PCMC really special. Facilitated by no-one less than Mia Forbes Pirie – world class facilitator who will make sure we all go home full of new information shared with the others in the room.

We will take a close look at different topics and share practical experience in addressing some of the main challenges on the way towards regulatory compliance.

ConverStations bring together representatives of industry, regulators, policy-makers and enforcement authorities as well as expert consultants who can all share their views and real-life experience in face-to-face discussions.

Who should attend?

Last year, PCMC was of particular interest to those working in the areas of:

  • Environment, health and safety
  • Business development, sales
  • Procurement, purchasing, sourcing
  • Supply chain management and auditing
  • R&D and product development
  • Corporate strategy and decision-making

Venue

DAY 1: Pre-conference training

The historical building of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic will host the pre-conference hands-on training on Poison Centres Notification.

Ministry of Industry and Trade

Address:

Ministry of Industry and Trade, Na Františku 32, Prague, Czech Republic

Get directions

DAY 1: Conference and networking cruise

The 74m-long Grand Bohemia, one of the biggest boats in Central Europe, docked at Dvořák embankment just steps away from Čech Bridge. Boarding starts at 13:30 🙂

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Address:

Grand Bohemia Boat, Dvořák Embankment, docked next to Čech bridge

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DAY 2: Experience-sharing round tables

The experience sharing round-tables, the famous ConverStations, will be held in a friendly atmosphere of the conference hall within the Staropramen brewery.

Staropramen brewery

Address:

Staropramen brewery, Nádražní 43/84, Prague, Czech Republic

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Conference Schedule

Tomáš Novotný

Notification of chemicals to poison centres: hands-on training

Masterclass with Tomáš Novotný, Customer Happiness Manager and Director at EcoMole Ltd. Tomáš will walk you through notification of hazardous chemicals to poison centres and show you in real-time how it is done and point out any difficulties you might be facing in the process. You will get a skill you will use many times in day-to-day practise thanks to new obligations set by CLP Annex VIII being in force from January 2020.

We will be going through practical examples and after getting your training certificate, we can all enjoy a bit of rest at a complimentary lunch before jumping on the boat for the main event of PCMC 2019.

Keynote speaker: Catherine Cornu

Quality of information from REACH registrations, updates of REACH registration dossiers

It is estimated that 65 - 75 % of REACH registration dossiers contain data gaps or obsolete data potentially leading to non-compliance. That's why the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is putting the issue of dossier quality and dossier updates at the very top of the list of priorities for upcoming years. ECHA's director, Bjorn Hansen, reported that REACH lacks clear incentives for companies to update registration dossiers, just about a year after ECHA's former director, Geert Dancet, mentioned that the industry is misinterpreting REACH dossier update obligations. That was back in 2017. Now some of the EU member states are calling for REACH dossier update Regulation, forcing the registrants to check and update their registrations on regular basis. We will take a close look at the latest developments in dossier quality, dossier updates and any potential upcoming regulatory measures associated with this challenging issue.  

Communication in supply chains: focusing on extended Safety Data Sheets, Exposure Scenarios and Risk Management Measures

Keynote speaker: Oldřich Jarolím

Enforcement

Keynote speaker: Coming soon

Trends in toxicity testing and new methods in toxicity assessment

Networking Cruise with complimentary buffet dinner

Once the afternoon sessions on various regulatory topics are over, we will set sail on the 74m-long Grand Bohemia boat together, to enjoy magnificent sights of evening Prague and carry on with informal discussions over a delicious buffet dinner. Let’s navigate together towards compliance!

ConverStations: Experience-sharing round tables facilitated by Mia Forbes Pirie

How it woks: ConverStations is what makes PCMC unique. An interactive format highly appreciated by the participants where you can participate in a round table discussion in a small group of 6-8 experts with various background - from authorities over consultants to industry. During the ConverStations you will be able to select 3 discussion topics, but of course at the end you will get a summary of the key points of all discussion tables. Menu of discussion topics: 
  • Compliance of registration dossiers
  • Chemicals disappearing from supply chains
  • Trends in testing and new methods in toxicity assessment
  • Substitution of SVHCs with safer alternatives
  • Experience with customs and inspections in different countries
  • Post-Brexit chemical regulations
  • Latest developments in preparation of the database of SVHCs in articles (Waste Framework Directive)
  • Extended Safety Data Sheets - how not to get lost in tons of paper
  • Sharing data for REACH and UK-REACH
  • Classification, labelling and SDS management – an everlasting challenge for both small as well as large companies – typical models in SDS management for different players
  • Notification of chemicals to Poison Centres
Among those who will join the discussions are:

A few words from the participants of PCMC 2017

Pre-conference training

Pre-conference training: Poison Centres Notification

149 (+21% VAT)

Training certificate
Training materials for your future use
Refreshments and complimentary lunch

Pricing - early bird

Standard rate

After 15 June 2019

890 (+21% VAT)

Price includes

2-day pass to all expert presentations and discussion sessions
Welcome drink
Refreshments throughout both days
Networking boat cruise through the heart of Prague with dinner and open bar (soft drinks, beer and wine)
Après conf: guided tour to Staropramen brewery with organisers of the conference

Participants from previous years

Exhibitor package: Promote your services and products at PCMC

Why to exhibit at PCMC?

  • Your stand will be right where all participants will be – in the buffet/coffee area. PCMC is on a boat, so you will be in close contact with potential new customers.
  • We want to select featured partners carefully to make sure there aren’t 10 companies doing the same thing – we want to present complementary products and services to the participants, so the showroom will not be full of your direct competitors.
  • Your promotional materials will be placed right next to the bar and we will also send them to the participants after the conference together with presentations.
  • You will also get ad space in the slideshow on 3 screens during the breaks.
  • Last year we had participants from more than 10 different countries
  • As an exhibitor you will get 2 conference passes so you can follow the discussions at the conference while your colleague is at your stand

 

Exhibitor fee: €1.890,- + 21% VAT