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Biocidal products: 17th International Fresenius conference to discuss the latest developments and new challenges facing the authorisation process

The 17th international Akademie Fresenius conference on the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), to be staged in Mainz on 28 February and 1 March, offers manufacturers, traders and downstream users  an overview of what they need to be aware of when authorising and using biocides and when putting them into circulation. The organiser has been able to win the support of many internationally-acclaimed experts from the authorities, the industry and the research sector for this event.

The presentations and discussions will be focussing on the implications of Brexit on the regulation of biocidal products as well as on new approaches to collecting and processing data. In addition, a representative of the ECHA Enforcement Forum will be reporting on the results of the recent plenary sessions on the implementation of the European Chemical and Biocidal Products Regulations. Another conference block will be devoted to the question of what impact the EU Commission’s new catalogue of criteria for endocrine disruptors will have on dossier compilation. 


  • Darren Abrahams, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Andrew Adams, Bayer
  • Eugen Anwander, ECHA Enforcement Forum/Vorarlberg Institute for the Environment
  • Samantha Champ, BASF
  • Flore Cognat, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
  • David Dillon, Exponent International
  • Coen Graven, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
  • Marcel Hulsman, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb)
  • Hyunpyo Jeon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe (KIST)
  • Anne Munch Christensen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Rodolphe Quérou, DOW The Chemical Company 
  • Christian Stallberg, NOVACOS Law
  • Anke Visan, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
  • Michelle Whelan, Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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Dates: 28 February and 1 March 2018

Location: Mainz 

Contact Details:

Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

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44379 Dortmund

Phone  +49 231 75896-50
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