Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference

1-2 November 2017 - New speakers just announced

Edif ERA’s EEE Conference has been attracting leading names in the environmental compliance and legislation sector for over 18 years.

This conference covers all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market:

  • Taking responsibility for your supply chain – conflict minerals (Dodd-Frank Act and the new EU regulation) and the Modern Slavery Act
  • Substance restrictions and obsolescence (RoHS, REACH, CLP, POPs, etc.)
  • Circular economy (ecodesign and energy labelling, sustainability, waste/WEEE)
  • Developments in the EU, US and China – including Brexit and Trump effects.

Papers include:

  • Policy, enforcement and standards updates
  • Industry case studies and best practice
  • Recent developments and studies.

Enhanced by a drinks reception and dinner*, the conference allows you to network in comfort whilst you are made aware of the very latest developments in legislation and best practice. 

To look back at last year’s conference click here


Venue and travel information

The conference takes place at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport, which is conveniently located next to Terminal 4, with a walkway straight into the main terminal. The dedicated conference complex offers a private and relaxing area in which to profit from the event’s abundant networking opportunities. Delegates can enjoy excellent service and comfort in the hotel with superb restaurants, a bar and a coffee shop nestled under large canopies and foliage reminiscent of an airy Mediterranean Riviera. The hotel offers a discounted delegate room rate for those involved with the conference. 

Travelling to, and from, this well-situated venue could not be easier; the hotel boasts a direct overhead walkway from the atrium of Terminal 4 to the hotel’s reception. The Heathrow Express operates between terminals and the hotel has its own courtesy Hotel Hoppa bus service from Terminal 5. The hotel car park offers plenty of parking spaces at a generously discounted rate for delegates. 

Detailed information on the venue and its location can be found on the hotel website: 

Hilton London Heathrow Airport (T4) 

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Conference dinner

Valid until: 27th Oct 2017

Price (ex VAT): £40.00

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Conference super saver rate*

Valid until: 18th Jul 2017

Price (ex VAT): £692.00

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Dr. Chris Robertson Regulatory Compliance Sector Head Edif ERA

Chris joined Edif ERA in 1983 as a graduate physicist and was awarded a PhD in plasma microelectronic fabrication techniques from the University of Surrey in 1990 - research carried out while at Edif ERA.

Dr Chris Robertson leads Edif ERA’s regulatory consultancy services.  He and his group have undertaken numerous projects for industry, the European Commission, and UK government concerning RoHS, REACH, circular economy,  conflict minerals, etc.

He has been heavily involved in Ecodesign Directive preparatory studies and the review of the inclusion of monitoring and control instruments and medical devices in the scope of the RoHS Directive recast. Chris and his team have undertaken numerous projects for industry, the European Commission and the UK government concerning environmental regulatory compliance.

Iain Lindsay EU Regulatory Affairs, Rockwell Automation

Iain works for Rockwell Automation, a leading supplier of automation and industrial control products and services, in its European Regulatory Affairs section. He has more than 20 years of experience of European directives, regulations and standards across a wide range of environmental, safety and EMC topics. As part of his role, Iain is an active participant in national and European industry associations and is the Chair of the GAMBICA Environmental Regulatory Group.


Steve Andrews Head of Environmental Regulation, Materials and Resource Industries, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Steve Andrews is Head of Environmental Regulation, Materials and Resource Industries at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Peter McGraw Team Leader - Guidance ECHA (European Chemicals Agency)

Peter Megaw is the team leader of the guidance team in ECHA’s Support, Forum and HelpNet Secretariat unit. Before joining ECHA in 2008, he worked in the UK chemical industry, including 17 years as the Regulatory Affairs Manager of Croda Chemicals Europe Ltd.

Andrew Farmer Head of Industry, Waste and Water Programme Institute for European Environmental Policy

Dr Andrew Farmer, Head of Industry, Waste and Water Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy, began his career as a research scientist in the USA and UK. Subsequently, Dr Farmer worked for a UK government agency for seven years. In this role Dr Farmer provided scientific and policy advice across a wide range of areas, in particular focusing on analysis pollution impacts and developing inputs to negotiations at international level. Dr Farmer has worked at IEEP for 20 years. In this position, Dr Farmer has undertaken extensive research on the implementation of EU environmental legislation and its implementation in the Member States, including a particular focus on industrial and waste regulation, EU governance, circular economy and smart regulation. Dr Farmer has published the following books: Managing Environmental Pollution, published in 1997 by Routledge; and a Handbook of Environmental Protection and Enforcement, published in 2007 by Earthscan. He is the Editor of the Manual of European Environmental Policy published by Earthscan in 2010 and 2011 and is joint editor of a forthcoming book Environmental Crime in Europe to be published by Hart, Bloomsbury.

Patricia Carrier Project manager of the UK Modern Slavery Act Registry Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Patricia has worked as a researcher on human rights issues at various organisations in London including Amnesty International, Interights and the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment. She is a licensed attorney in the U.S. and a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. She holds an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Oslo.

David Probert Product Environmental Engineer BAE Systems Surface Ship Combat Systems.

David CEnv, MIEMA is an experienced Environmental/Corporate Responsibility Manager with an Engineering/Project/Facilities Management background.  David is considered to be an expert in the field of the REACh Regulations and combined with his excellent overview of the aerospace, maritime, defence and space technology businesses is able to be pro-active regarding any obsolescence threats from this important piece of legislation. Previously, David was approached by the Institute of Environmental Managers and Assessors (IEMA) to produce a ‘Practitioners Note’ to give guidance on the REACh regulation which was socialised to Environmentalists Worldwide.

Jason Ord Regional Sustainability Manager for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa HP

Jason and his team ensure that customers can, and want to, buy HP products and services from a social and environmental perspective.  Jason has worked for HP over 20 years, starting as a manufacturing engineer then as a designer and, most recently, as an environmental manager for the past eight years. Jason has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. He wants to create business cases that inspire and benefit customers, the environment and HP.

Siobhan Murphy Senior Regulatory Scientist, The REACH Centre

Siobhan leads The REACH Centre’s biocidal product consultancy services, including biocidal product authorisation and biocidal active substance approval applications, Member State marketing approvals, and ensuring compliance of treated articles. In addition, Siobhan is responsible for the management of data for REACH Lead Registrations and the coordination of IUCLID dossiers. Siobhan leads The REACH Centre’s biocides training, along with IUCLID training for both REACH and biocidal regulatory applications.

Craig Kelly Senior Consultant, REACH TSGE Consulting

Craig was Product Steward and REACH Manager for seven years with INEOS. He worked previously in the regulatory group for BASF Biocides, following more than ten years with UK contract laboratories, as Study Director and as a Laboratory Manager in Ecotoxicology. He joined TSGE in 2014, providing strategic advice to clients, guidance on data requirements, alternative methods and testing strategies. Craig has a degree in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, a Master’s in Applied Toxicology and has a PhD in Pesticide Formulation Efficacy.

Frida Ramström Inspector KEMI (Swedish Chemicals Agency)

Frida Ramström has a background as a chemist and has worked with the enforcement of chemicals in articles at the Swedish Chemicals Agency since 2010. Her work has focused on hazardous and forbidden substances in electrical products, toys and articles made of plastic.

Richard Gale Aerospace Policy Adviser ADS Group

Richard Gale is the Aerospace Policy Adviser for ADS Group – the UK’s premier trade association for the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors. Richard helps to lead ADS engagement with the UK government on a range of national, European and International civil aerospace policy issues important to ADS members. In particular, Richard has led ADS’ civil aerospace work on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, prioritising remaining a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and quantifying the potential impacts to customs and trade.

Lynn L Bergeson Managing Partner Bergeson & Campbell PC

Ms. Bergeson counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues arising under TSCA, FIFRA, REACH and REACH-like programs, and OSHA matters. Ms. Bergeson’s practice focuses on evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to products of conventional, biotechnology, and bio-based chemicals, nanotechnologies, and other emerging technologies.

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Showcasing some of the leading companies in the technical and regulatory industry, the exhibition offers a chance to expand your business profile within a target audience. The exhibition is held in the bright and open Concorde Suite Foyer and is perfectly placed to facilitate networking with delegates during the refreshment breaks. 

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Conference dinner and drinks reception

On the evening of 1 November 2017, Edif ERA will be holding a conference dinner and drinks reception. At the conference drinks reception, you can forge business relationships whilst unwinding with fellow delegates in a venue overlooking the private lake and lakeside terrace of the Hilton London Heathrow Airport. At the conference dinner, you can broker fresh business whilst dining on an excellent 3-course meal in relaxed surroundings. Both occasions offer a relaxed atmosphere in which to make new contacts and process the events of the day. 

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