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ThursdayStage 109:15 – 09:40DAY 2 – Opening Plenary KEYNOTE
Wider Chemical Strategy – Deal or No Deal
David Hill, Director of Environmental Quality – DefraKEYNOTE: Business/Operational; HSE/Regulatory;
ThursdayStage 109:40 – 10:00Reducing the Environmental Impact of Ocean Plastics Derived from Waste PaintsDr. Benjamin Naden, Senior Research Scientist – PRA World (Paint Research Association)Sector Insight; HSE/Regulatory;
ThursdayStage 209:40 – 10:00Extending Equipment Reliability Through Improving Bearing LifeRichard A.L. Smith, Business Development Manager – AESSEAL (AVTPUMP)Process/Control; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 110:00 – 10:15Good Safety LeadershipPeter Davidson, Executive Director – Tank Storage AssociationHSE/Regulatory; Skills & Training; Logistics/Contract
ThursdayStage 210:00 – 10:30Sustain-a-what-ability? – KEYNOTEDr. Geoff Mackey, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director – BASF plcKEYNOTE; Green/Sustainability; HSE/Regulatory
ThursdayStage 110:15 – 10:30Intelligent procurement of industrial packaging to minimise costs and maximise environmental compliancePhil Pease, CEO – The Industrial Packaging AssociationHSE/Regulatory; Logistics/Contract; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 110:30 – 10:45“Total Cost of Ownership”Ian Birkinshaw, General Secretary – Solids Handling & Processing Association (SHAPA)Process/Control; Logistics/Handling;
ThursdayStage 210:30 – 10:45An overview between the REACH requirements for chemical ingredients and cosmetics regulationDr. Mojgan Moddaresi, Director – Personal Care Regulatory LtdChemicals/Ingredients; HSE/Regulatory; Sector Insight
ThursdayStage 110:45 – 11:00How better human understanding is the only way forwardCraig Scott, Director – MingleBusiness/Operational: Skills/Training
ThursdayStage 210:45 – 11:00Developments in risk assessment and regulation requirements for polymersDr. Mark Pemberton, Director – Global MSDSHSE/Regulatory; Sector Insight
ThursdayStage 211:00 – 11:15Competence of the Bolted Flange Assembler: Global PerspectiveGary Milne, Academy Technical Director – Flexitallic UK Ltd / Academy of Joint IntegritySkills & Training; HSE/Regulatory
ThursdayStage 211:15 – 11:30CPSA (Certified Pump System Auditor)Gary Wilde, Technical Services Officer – BPMAProcess/Control; Skills &Training
ThursdayStage 211:30 – 12:00#IS ANYONE LISTENING? GETTING THE BUSINESS VOICE HEARD – KEYNOTEPeter Newport, Chief Executive – Chemical Business AssociationKEYNOTE; HSE/Regulatory; Business/Operational
Hosted by: British Association of Sealants & Adhesives (BASA)
ThursdayStage 111:00 – 11:20Brexit an impact on Chemical Regulation for UK A&S manufacturers
– Part of BASA daily feature session 
Caroline Raine, Consultancy Lead – BASAHSE/Regulatory; Business/Operational; Logistics/Contract;
Sector Insight
ThursdayStage 111:20 – 11:40The role of adhesives in securing sustainability and innovation
– Part of BASA daily feature session 
Jenny Barnett, SHEQ Manager, F. Ball & Company LtdHSE/Regulatory; Green/Sustainability;
Sector Insight
ThursdayStage 111:40 – 12:00Preservatives and advocacy for preservation of formulated adhesives and sealants
– Part of BASA daily feature session 
Lorna Williams, BASA Executive Officer and General SecretaryHSE/Regulatory;
Sector Insight;
ThursdayStage 112:00 – 12:15Control of VOC Emissions from Storage Tank FarmsEwart Cox, Managing Director – Assentech LtdHSE/Regulatory; Logistics/Contract
ThursdayStage 212:00 – 12:30Battery materials – a £2.7bn opportunity for the UK chemical sector – KEYNOTEDave OudeNijeweme, Head of Technology, Advanced Propulsion CentreKEYNOTE; Sector Insight; Business/Operational; Green/Sustainability
ThursdayStage 112:15 – 12:30A Closed Chemical System for Regulatory Compliance – Case StudyMartin Willis, International Sales Manager, IPI Global LtdHSE/Regulatory; Process/Control; Logistics/Contract
ThursdayStage 112:30 – 12:45Best practice response to a hazardous materials spillCraig Thomson, Associate Director – National Chemical Emergency CentreHSE/Regulatory; Logistics/Contract
ThursdayStage 212:30 – 13:00Chemical Industries Association – KEYNOTESteve Elliott, Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association (CIA)KEYNOTE; Business/Operational; HSE/Regulatory
ThursdayStage 112:45 – 13:00Understanding why static electricity is an ignition source in combustible atmospheresSean Makin, UK Sales – Newson Gale LtdHSE/Regulatory;
Skills & Training; Process/Control
ThursdayStage 113:00 – 13:30Importance of Safety in the chemical distribution industry – KEYNOTEIngo Legermann, HSE Manager, Brenntag EMEAKEYNOTE; HSE/Regulatory; Logistics/Contract; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 213:00 – 13:20Leading Digital Transformation within a traditional industryMo Chowdhury, Jr. Incubator Lead – AkzoNobelDigital/Tech; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 113:30 – 14:00RSC Skills & Professional Development Session – hosted by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)RSC Speaker – Dr. Jonelle Harvey MSci MRSC, Professional Standards Specialist
Guest speaker: Dr. Paul Ferguson FRSC CChem, Associate Principal Scientist – AstraZeneca Separation Science
Skills/Training; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 213:20 – 13:40Digital Innovations are transforming our world. From Reality Capture and Automation to Generative Design, VR and AR to equipment monitoring to prevent failure and unnecessary maintenanceJoe Charles, Engineering Manager – GHDDigital/Tech; Business/Operational;
ThursdayStage 213:40 – 14:00Topline Growth through Digitalisation: Industry 4.0 Insights for ExecutivesDr. Peter Colman, Partner – Simon-Kucher & PartnersDigital/Tech; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 114:00 – 14:15CANCELLED – Evolution of the cosmeceuticalRaymond Gransby, Technical and Regulatory consultant – Aromatherapy Trade CouncilGreen/Sustainability;
Sector Insight
ThursdayStage 214:00 – 14:30Digitalisation changes everything – KEYNOTEIan Elsby, Head of Chemical Industry GB&I – Siemens plcKEYNOTE; Digital/Tech;
ThursdayStage 114:15 – 14:30Trends in Household Care, an (Eco)logical ApproachDaren Upton,  Senior Technical Development Manager HI&I & Sarah Farrar, Technical Development Manager, HI&I – SurfachemSector Insight; Green/Sustainability; HSE/Regulatory
ThursdayStage 114:30 – 14:45Opportunities in novel nano-additives to enhance the durability of functional surfaces for industrial application.Professor Geraldine Durrand, Section Manager – Functional coatings and resins – TWI LtdR&D/Lab;
Sector Insight
ThursdayStage 214:30 – 14:45Deploying a digital joint integrity management solution to support physical joint taggingChristian Oram, Manager – Elisian LimitedHSE/Regulatory; Digital/Tech
ThursdayStage 114:45 – 15:00Workforce Challenges in the UK Chemical IndustryLee Lovekin, Recruitment Manager, Chemicals, UK & Europe – NES Global TalentSkills & Training;
ThursdayStage 115:00 – 15:15Latest transport regulations for dangerous goodsCaroline Raine, Chairman – BADGP – The British Association of Dangerous Goods ProfessionalsLogistics/Contract; HSE/Regulatory
ThursdayStage 215:00 – 15:15Technology Strategy Toolkit: The R&D Managers’ Secret WeaponRob Munro, Associate Industrial Fellow – The Institute for Manufacturing, (IfM), University of CambridgeR&D/Lab; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 115:15 – 15:30SIL Certification ‘Value or Vanity?Paulo Oliveira, Associate Director – Engineering Safety Consultants LtdHSE/Regulatory; Business/Operational
ThursdayStage 215:15 – 15:30Taking Safety GlobalScott Harding, Sales Director – Woodcock & Wilson LtdBusiness/Operational; HSE/Regulatory


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