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Biocidal products: 18th International Fresenius conference to discuss the latest developments and new challenges facing the authorisation process

The 18th international Akademie Fresenius conference on the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), to be held in Dusseldorf/Germany on 2 and 3 April, offers producers, importers and downstream users an overview of what they need to be aware of when assessing biocidal products and putting them through the authorisation process. The organiser has been able to win the support of many internally-acclaimed experts from the authorities, the industry and the consulting sector for this event.

The presentations and discussions will not only be focussing on the impact Brexit will have on the authorisation of biocidal products but also on the implementation of the new EU criteria for endocrine disruptors. A representative from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be reporting on what the Agency has recently been up to with respect to biocides. A presentation to be held by a representative from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe will also be looking at the regulation of biocidal products outside Europe. 


  • Eugen Anwander, ECHA BRA Enforcement Forum/Vorarlberg State Service
  • David Ashworth, Klarus Consulting 
  • John Bewley, British Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Samantha Champ, BASF
  • Flore Cognat, Fieldfisher
  • Helena Gräf, Ecolab 
  • Rixta Hempenius, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) 
  • Sylvia Jacobi, Albemarle
  • Stine Jensen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Hyunpyo Jeon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe
  • Sara Kirkham, Arrow Regulatory 
  • Alfonso Las Heras, European Commission (preliminarily confirmed)
  • Camelia Mihai, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) 
  • Stefan Nave, Lanxess 
  • Laura Ruggeri, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 
  • Gerhard Thanner, Environment Agency Austria 
  • Ian Watt, DowDuPont 
  • Michael Werner, knoell Germany

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Dates: 2 and 3 April 2019

Location: Dusseldorf/Germany

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