Training

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment 2019

This year’s conference and exhibition will be held on 13-14 November 2019, at the new venue of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow. 

As ever, the conference will offer an opportunity to hear from a variety of compelling speakers, including representatives from Defra, BEIS, the Office for Product Safety and Standards, techUK, GAMBICA, Fraunhofer IZM, Green Alliance, ECOS and BARCO. The luxurious hotel surroundings allow delegates to network in comfort whilst they are made aware of the very latest developments in environmental product regulation, policy, market surveillance and industry best practice. At the conference drinks reception and three course conference dinner, delegates can mingle in style and catch up with their peers. This year's conference is one not to be missed!

We will be adding further information on the conference and programme over the coming weeks so check back to learn more. In the meantime, if you would like to book your place, you can book via the website or using the booking form in the downloads section below. Booking more than one delegate? Additional delegates receive a 20% discount if they are booked on to the conference at the same time as a fully paying delegate.

Interested in endorsing the conference? Perhaps you’d like to sponsor or exhibit at the event? We would be delighted to hear from you. Contact traininglh@rina.org for more information.

Endorsers

Compliance & Risks          SEAMA                   

         techUK

If you are interested in endorsing EEE 2019, please contact the Training Team at traininglh@rina.org.

Chairpersons

Kevin Morris Director, K&J Morris

Kevin has worked in the aviation sector for nearly 40 years, with British Aerospace, British Airways and the trade association SBAC/ADS. He has spent the last 30 dealing with environmental issues ranging from aircraft noise and emissions through to chemicals management legislation, managing the ADS Hazardous Materials (HazMat) group.

Steve Andrews Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship and Policy, Assent Compliance

Steve Andrews is a former Deputy Head of the Resources & Waste Division in the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).  He is a policy expert, with more than 17 years of experience in EU policy development focusing on sustainability, product, waste and recycling legislation (including RoHS, WEEE, Packaging and the Circular Economy Package).  Steve left Defra at the end of March this year and joined Assent Compliance as a Subject Matter Expert in Environmental Stewardship & Policy in June.


Vasileios Rizos Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy CEPS

Vasileios is an expert in various aspects of the circular economy and analyses regulatory and market barriers to the adoption of circular economy practices in Europe and beyond. His main research areas at CEPS include circular economy policies, industrial sustainability, green value chains, low-carbon transport and resource efficiency indicators. He was co-chair of the Circular Economy Task Force of the Think20 (T20) network that supported G20 activities under the German presidency 2016-17. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the coordinator of the CEPS Task Force on the Role of Business in the Circular Economy.

Dr Alex Martin Senior Regulatory Consultant RINA

Alex provides consultancy on product regulatory, standards and policy issues. The focus of this is largely environmental legislation; spanning eco-design, packaging, REACH, RoHS and WEEE.  He also has auditing qualifications and is able to consult on quality, environmental and social compliance management standards. 

Alex has been published in the ‘Review of European Community & International Environmental Law’, ‘Business Strategy & the Environment’, ‘The Environmentalist’, and was a regular contributor to ‘IER Magazine’.  He now writes for C2P and RINA’s environmental newsletter ‘RE4view’.


Adam Fletcher Chair, Electronic Component Supply Network (ESCN)

Adam entered the electronic components markets in 1978 when most semiconductors where fabricated on a DTL process and CMOS was considered a technology of only marginal interest! Gaining numerous qualifications in Business and Finance, including a MBA from Aston Business School, his experience at Raytheon Systems, Eurotherm Group and MEMEC plc includes: Corporate Acquisitions, Disposals, Funding - High Yield Bond / Initial Public Offering, Procurement Systems, International Sales Management, ERP Systems, Strategic and Tactical Product Marketing, International Operational Management and Global Corporate Management.

Dr Chris Robertson Regulatory Compliance Sector Head, RINA

Chris joined RINA 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 RINA.

Dr Chris Robertson leads RINA’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.


Joe Fahmy Enforcement Manager, Product Enforcement Team, Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS)

Joe Fahmy heads up the Market Surveillance Authority for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling at the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  He is responsible for planning, reviewing and delivering the strategic direction for operational delivery of an area that covers Ecodesign & Energy Labelling, collaborating with other Government Departments, Policy Teams, EU Market Surveillance Authorities, Trade Bodies and Devolved Administration’s. Joe has an extensive background and over 15 years experience in enforcement and regulation covering Trading Standards, Licensing and Environmental Protection. He is also a regular attendee of the Ecodesign and Energy labelling EU AdCo meetings where European cooperation on market surveillance takes place.

Speakers

Dame Sara Thornton Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton is the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner responsible for encouraging good practice in the prevention and detection of modern slavery and the identification of victims.  She was the first Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council from 2015 to 2019. Sara joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986 and in 2000 transferred to Thames Valley Police on promotion to Assistant Chief Constable.  Following four years as Deputy Chief Constable she was appointed Chief Constable in 2007.  She contributed significantly to national policing during this time and was the national lead on intelligence, Vice-Chair of ACPO Terrorism and Allied Matters, Director of the Police National Assessment Centre and ACPO Vice-President.

Dr Paul Goodman Principal Regulatory Consultant, Product Regulatory Compliance, RINA

Paul provides consultancy on environmental and technical legislation including the EU RoHS, WEEE, and Eco-design directives and the REACH regulations. He assists clients to determine their obligations and to deal with the implications of the legislation. He regularly presents papers on regulatory compliance issues at international conferences. Paul has recently worked on several projects for the European Commission on the RoHS Directive, Eco-design and critical raw materials. He regularly advises the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills on issues relating to electrical equipment and legislation and, he is a member of the EU RoHS Additional Substances Working Group. 
Paul is a chemist with expertise in materials used in electrical equipment and he has carried out numerous investigations into a wide variety of reliability issues and failures of electronic equipment. Paul has written reviews on electrical contacts and connectors, soldering, microelectronics and he is a regular contributor to RINA’s environmental newsletter, “RE4view”.

Emily Tyrwhitt Jones Senior Regulatory Compliance Consultant, RINA

Emily is a technical expert in global environmental compliance, sustainability and safety, covering legislation such as EU REACH, REACH-like regulations, RoHS and CLP. Emily has considerable experience of supporting product development from a technical and regulatory perspective with regard to materials and processes, particularly in the defence sector.


Caterina Brandmayr Senior Policy Analyst, Green Alliance

Caterina joined Green Alliance in August 2016 as a policy analyst, providing support in the Low Carbon Energy and Resource Stewardship themes. Prior to Green Alliance, she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt, focusing on the development of precautionary measures to tackle pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment. Caterina holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, a PhD in Biochemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and a MChem in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

Susanne Baker Associate Director, Climate, Environment & Sustainability, techUK

techUK is the UK’s business association for companies working in the digital economy. Before joining techUK, Susanne worked for seven years at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and as a journalist for The ENDS Report. She is a board member of the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute and a fellow of the RSA. She graduate from Kings College London with a degree in Environmental Science.

Karsten Schischke Group Manager Product Ecodesign and Circular Materials, Fraunhofer IZM

Karsten Schischke is Group Manager Product Ecodesign and Circular Materials at Fraunhofer IZM and holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin. He has 19 years’ experience in applied research on sustainability of electronics. He has been involved in several technical product group studies in preparation of the EU’s eco-design product policy. Since 2008, he has been coordinating large European research and innovation projects in the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programme, including projects on recycling of post-consumer plastics for new electrical and electronic equipment and eco-design of smart mobile devices. He supports the European Commission and stakeholders to implement the European EPREL database as part of the German National Top-Runner Initiative, financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.


Mélissa Zill Programme Manager, European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS)

Mélissa is an environmental engineer using her expertise as a Programme Manager specialising on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations at ECOS, an environmental NGO based in Brussels. Active in the development of both the regulations on energy related products and the standards supporting those, ECOS is an influential voice in the development of EU legislation, advocating for a higher ambition in terms of energy and material efficiency. 

Rosie Monaghan KnowTheChain Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)

Rosie Monaghan is a researcher for KnowTheChain at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. She conducts research and analysis of corporate disclosure for the KnowTheChain benchmarks, which assess companies’ efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains in three sectors, including ICT. This includes research of compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act, and of allegations of forced labour in company supply chains. Rosie leads on company engagement for the ICT sector. Prior to joining the KnowTheChain team, Rosie worked in legal research. She has an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Steve Brambley Chief Executive, GAMBICA

Steve Brambley is Chief Executive at GAMBICA, the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK.

Steve brings experience from the automotive industry, having worked for the Michelin Tyre Company and the Dana Corporation in roles across manufacturing, quality, logistics and engineering. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University.

GAMBICA is the voice of the instrumentation, control and automation industry in the areas of standards, regulation and economic policy. It offers members a common platform for voicing their opinions and representing their common interests. GAMBICA seeks to spread best-practice and be thought leaders in the sector. Further information can be found at http://www.gambica.org.uk/


Susan Morley Director, Morley Consulting Training

Susan is an industry recognised expert in global customs and export licencing compliance. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and Chair of the Customs and International Trade Compliance Forum. Susan represents CILT on the HMRC Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC), the JCCC Customs Change Group, JCCC BREXIT Group, the AEO working group, the Self-Assessment Group which are responsible for liaison between industry and the UK Government on new and revised legislation such as the UCC, AEO and of course BREXIT. Using her more than 35 years practical experience, Susan now offers practical and pragmatic training and consultancy in all aspects of export, import, customs and international trade compliance. Morley Consulting has created the outstanding CILT accredited AEO Certified Practitioner course for trade compliance professionals.

Dr Kevin Bradley Secretary General BSEF, The International Bromine Council

Dr Bradley is an environmental scientist with more than 25 years’ experience in international environmental policy and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining BSEF, Kevin managed and directed international associations in the wood-fibre and metals sectors. He was also a consultant to the energy and chemicals fields.

His key contributions to the success of these organizations have been to promote engagement on the use of materials and products, demonstrating their contribution to society and to meeting public policy goals in the environment, sustainable development and energy fields.

Scott Butler WEEE Fund Project Manager, The WEEE Fund

Scott is a senior sustainability and environmental compliance professional with 20 years’ experience in a commercial environment and 16 years’ experience within the ICT sector. He has significant expertise in leading successful environmental, sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives, and extended producer responsibility compliance programmes. Scott has a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a MBA from Warwick Business School.
Prior to working on the WEEE Compliance Fee Fund, Scott was the UK and Ireland Regional Director of the European Recycling Platform - a producer compliance scheme for WEEE, batteries and packaging.


Jan Daem Environmental Compliance Officer, BARCO

Jan leads the BARCO in-house ECO office team which is responsible for environmental product compliance, compliance data collection, chemical product safety and EPR reporting. has experience in creating product safety standards on an international level and is an active member of TC76, TC100, TC110 and CLCJWG10. He has experience in creating product safety standards on an international level and is an active member of TC76, TC100, TC110 and CLCJWG10.

Terry Rees-Pedlar Materials Support Manager, BAE Systems Land (UK)

Terry Rees-Pedlar qualified with a degree in Applied Chemistry from Lanchester Polytechnic in 1979. He has worked for over 35 years in the aerospace and defence industry, in a number of business roles including engineering, manufacturing, commercial and project management.

Terry is the Materials Support Manager for BAE Systems Land (UK). He joined the business in 1985 and became involved in REACH and obsolescence management in 2007, when the impending introduction of REACH legislation was identified as being a significant risk to the availability of materials and manufacturing processes.

Terry is chairman of the UK ADS Hazmat working group, and is a member of the European ASD REACH and Chemicals Working Group. He is a director of the UK Chapter of the International Institute of Obsolescence Management.

Ben Storer Senior Technical Advisor, Valpak

Having joined Valpak in 2014, Ben specialises in WEEE, Batteries and Packaging Waste Regulations and compliance. He also works alongside the policy department on understanding and responding to consultations issued by the government. Ben studied at the University of Leicester, earning a degree in English and History.


Dr Aidan Turnbull Director BOMcheck

Aidan is Director of the BOMcheck industry-led substances declarations web database and the EC4P web database system for WEEE, Batteries and Packaging compliance.

In 2010 Aidan was appointed co-chair of the IPC 1752A Materials Declaration Standard.  In 2012 he was appointed UK National Expert on the IEC 62474 Materials Declaration Standard and the EN 50581 Standard for RoHS2 Technical Documentation.  In 2013 he was appointed as European Regional Coordinator for the IEC 62474 Materials Declaration Standard.

Dr Emma Miller Managing Chemistry Consultant, Yordas Group

Emma’s role at Yordas Group involves an oversight of all the technical activities involved in generating data for the purpose of compliance, either for REACH BPR or other global regulations. As a chemist her area of expertise is in substance characterisation and the chemistry aspects of BPR compliance, developing efficient but comprehensive analytical strategies in order to successfully characterised/evaluate complex substances. Emma’s background is in process research and development chemistry for the speciality and fine chemicals industry.

Zora Mincheva Policy Officer, European Commission

Zora collects and analyses intelligence on all relevant aspects affecting EU trade or investment. She provides input to DG Trade services with specific industrial sectorial insights in the context of the decision-making, negotiations process and policy-making of the Commission, as well as liaising with international organisations such as the OECD. She oversees the implementation of the Conflict Minerals Regulation and assists in the preparation of delegated and implementing acts within its framework.


Dr Chris Robertson Regulatory Compliance Sector Head, RINA

Chris joined RINA 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 RINA.

Dr Chris Robertson leads RINA’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.

Dr Alex Martin Senior Regulatory Consultant RINA

Alex provides consultancy on product regulatory, standards and policy issues. The focus of this is largely environmental legislation; spanning eco-design, packaging, REACH, RoHS and WEEE.  He also has auditing qualifications and is able to consult on quality, environmental and social compliance management standards. 

Alex has been published in the ‘Review of European Community & International Environmental Law’, ‘Business Strategy & the Environment’, ‘The Environmentalist’, and was a regular contributor to ‘IER Magazine’.  He now writes for C2P and RINA’s environmental newsletter ‘RE4view’.

Duncan McCann Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation

Duncan leads the digital economy programme for the New Economics Foundation, a London based think tank. The New Economics Foundation’s mission is to transform the economy so it works for people and the planet. Duncan’s work focuses on how power and accountability have been transformed by digital and developing policies and practice that build power for people and communities.


Douglas Leech Technical Director, Chemical Business Association

Douglas Leech is the Technical Director of the Chemical Business Association based in Crewe.  He joined the association in 2003 following over twenty years in the product formulation sector in management, health & safety, quality and R & D roles. He is a chartered chemist, scientist and safety professional and holds a dangerous goods safety advisor (DGSA) qualification since 1999.  In his role in CBA he involved in work within the broad topics of transport, trade controls, chemical handling, security and health and safety.

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Exhibitors

                       

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Venue

Radiison Blu EdwardianThis year's conference takes place at the beautiful Radisson Blu Edwardian in Heathrow. Network in style in the beautiful surroundings of the County and Newbury Suites. Located on Bath Road, the hotel is within easy reach of all terminals via the Heathrow Hoppa bus and offers plenty of parking. The hotel is able to offer a reduced B&B rate for delegates wishing to stay in one of its comfortable, modern rooms whilst attending the RINA conference.   

Drinks Reception and Dinner

Join us in the Newbury Suite on the evening of 13 November for our annual conference drinks reception and dinner. The evening offers the perfect opportunity to discuss the highlights of the day, make new friends and touch base with colleagues, as well as forge new business relationships. Please note, only delegates of the conference can attend the evening.

To discover how RINA Consulting can assist you, please contact us on +44 (0)1372 367 319, +44 (0)1372 367 054 or email us at traininglh@rina.org