International Akademie Fresenius Conference Microplastics

21 Apr - 22 Apr 2020, Novotel Dusseldorf City West

International Akademie Fresenius Conference Microplastics

Regulatory Changes and Risk Assessment for Intentionally added Microplastics

Overview Speakers Venue Prices & Services



Regulatory Changes

  • European Commission: Update on the legislative process regarding microplastics
  • Practical evidence for a necessary refinement of the new legal framework for (intentionally added) microplastics: The example of polyethylene wax
  • Cefic perspective on the ECHA proposal to restrict intententionally added microplastics
  • Industry perspective on ECHA‘s restriction proposal: The implications for polymer dispersions and their down-stream industrial uses

Risk Assessment

  • The German BfR on microplastics in food: Oral uptake, toxicology and initial aspects of risk assessment
  • Modelling the flows of microplastics into the Environment
  • Intentionally added microplastics in agricultural products
  • Interactions between microbes and microplastics

Proactive Solutions

  • Microplastic to microfibers – How to achieve zero leakage to the environment


Who do you meet?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Product stewardship
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Registration and authorisation
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Hazard, exposure and risk assessment 
  • Research and development
  • Scientific advisory
  • Analytical science

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Chemical industry (producers of polymers)
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Personal care industry
  • Paints, waxes and polishes industry
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Scientific consultancies
  • Professional associations
  • Food industry

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We have already received confirmations from the following speakers - with more expected shortly.



Annika Batel

BASF, Germany

Valentina Bertato

European Commission, Belgium

Martin Klatt

BASF, Germany


Alfonso Lampen

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Alexander Lichtblau

Clariant Produkte, Germany

Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum

Henkel, Germany


Bernd Nowak

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland

Blanca Serrano

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium

Karen Thorpe

Fera Science, United Kingdom


Novotel Düsseldorf City West
Niederkasseler Lohweg 179
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 52060-0

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 21 April 2020

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).

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Event Documentation

Would you like to attend but cannot spare the time?

Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.

Price: € 295.00 plus VAT

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Anne Möller

Your Contact

Anne Möller
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-83

Anne Möller

Your Contact

Anne Möller
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-83

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Display / Supplement

Present your company at the event.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information (without further obligation) on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to including a supplement with information on your product portfolio in the event documentation package.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Dominique Bischoff

Dominique Bischoff
Phone: +49 231 75896-64

Press contact

We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We would be pleased to send you our press bulletin as well as photographic materials where available as soon as the event is over.

Please contact us:

Rebecca Keuters

Rebecca Keuters
Phone: +49 231 75896-76

Media partners