October 15-16, 2019


Prague, Czech Republic


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


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


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

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DAY 1: Conference and networking cruise

The 50m-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 🙂



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


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

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Conference Schedule

Jarlath Hynes

Poison centers

Download presentation: Poison centers

Networking Cruise with complimentary buffet dinner

Once the afternoon sessions on various regulatory topics are finished, together we will set sail on the 74m-long Grand Bohemia boat, the biggest boat in Central Europe, throughout the heart of Christmas Prague enjoying the splendid views and outstanding buffet.   Let’s navigate together towards compliance!

Pre-conference training

3-hour intensive hands-on training to give you real-life experience how to notify hazardous chemicals to Poison Centres through ECHA. You will need this skill many times once the new obligations laid down by Annex VIII of CLP start to apply in January 2020. If you haven't notified your chemicals to Poison Centres yet, this training is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your obligations in time.

ConverStations: Experience-sharing round tables facilitated by Peter Woodward

Preliminary discussion topics: 

  • Re-routing of submitted registrations (Distillates to hydrocarbons, GBL exempting specific consumer use, change substance identification after inquiry Rice Ash)
  • Chemicals disappearing from supply chains
  • Compliance of registration dossiers - a challenge to the industry - role of the Lead Registrant beyond 2018
  • Substitution of SVHCs with safer alternatives
  • Experience with customs and inspections in different countries
  • Extended Safety Data Sheets, ENES system- how to handle them, how to create them, how not to get lost in tons of paper
  • Classification, labelling and SDS management – an everlasting challenge for both small as well as large companies – typical models in SDS management for different players
  • Mixtures - underestimated obligations ( Poison centres, C&L notification)
  • Articles - new notification obligations ( waste directive)
  • Good and ill practices of Lead Registrants / SIEF Managers – know your rights
  • Coming (likely) changes in REACH (polymers, lower registration threshold, nano, dossier updates, …)
  • Recent advances in risk assessment of Food Contact Materials
  • UK withdrawal from the EU. How are you preparing for Brexit? How potential outcomes of Brexit affect your business and your supply chains?

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

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