UK REACH : Implementations and Implications

Guest panellist:

Ciara DempseyRegulatory Affairs Manager - British Coatings Federation

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 15.15, Stage 1

About this Session


UK REACH : Implementations and Implications

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 up 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:

  • Neil Hollis, Regulatory Affairs Manager – BASF plc  (Panel Host)_
  • Nishma Patel, Policy Director – Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
  • Mel Biring, Global Product Regulatory Advocacy Manager – LUBRIZOL
  • Darren Abraham, Partner at Steptoe and Johnson LLP
  • Lara Dickens, Managing Director – Chemservice
  • Simon Johnson, Head of Chemicals Stakeholder Communications and Engagement Team – Defra
  • Ciara Dempsey, Regulatory Affairs Manager, British Coatings Federation (BCF)

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Panellist bio:

Ciara is the Regulatory Affairs Manager at the British Coatings Federation. Ciara has a background in chemistry, and has established her regulatory expertise through roles within the printing ink industry and at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The British Coatings Federation is the UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers. BCF’s members represent 95% of the UK coatings manufacturing industry.