Feature Panel Session: UK REACH – Implementations and Implications

Details: Wednesday 15th September: 14:00-15:00 & Thursday 16th September: 14:00-15:00

Running on both days, bringing together a daily balanced panel drawn from government/gov agency, industry, association, legal & NGO sources, the UK REACH panel will seek to address this hugely topical and sensitive issue for attending manufacturers, distributors as well as downstream formulator industries, pharma to automotive and other key chemical-user industry groups.

Each panel session provides an opportunity to hear contrasting perspectives from panellists around this key topic, seeking to address ‘real concerns’ from across the industry as well as reflecting day to day sector practicalities. Opening then into an open Q&A, audience participants get the chance to get up to the minute latest feedback from expert industry panellists.


Panellists for Wed 15th Sept currently include:

Panel Host: Neil Hollis, Regulatory Affairs Manager, BASF plc

  • Nishma Patel, Policy Director, Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
  • Mel Biring, Global Product Regulatory Advocacy Mgr, LUBRIZOL
  • Darren Abraham, Barrister, Avocat & Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Lara Dickens, Managing Director, Chemservice
  • Simon Johnson, Head of Chemicals Stakeholder Communications and Engagement Team, Defra

Panellists for Thursday 16th Sept currently include:

Panel Host: Neil Hollis, Regulatory Affairs Manager, BASF plc

  • Douglas Leech, Technical Director, Chemical Business Association (CBA)
  • Jane Lawson, Head of Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Croda
  • Simon Tilling, Partner, Burges Salmon
  • Chloe Alexander, Trade Campaigner, CHEM Trust
  • Jonathan Dale, Managing Scientist, Exponent
  • Emily Bradley, Regulatory Affairs Manager, British Coatings Federation (BCF)
  • HSE representative (tbc)