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Biocidal Products: 19th International Akademie Fresenius Conference to discuss new challenges in the authorisation process

The 19th international Akademie Fresenius Conference on the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), to be held in Cologne/Germany on 17 and 18 March, offers producers, importers and downstream users an overview of what they need to be aware of when using biocides and getting 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 BPR requirements pertaining to in situ generated active substances are going to be at the centre of attention during the presentations held by experts from the industry and the authorities. Also on the agenda: Experience with the EU criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors, update on the regulation of biocidal product families and methods for assessing the risks resulting from human contact with treated articles. In addition, representatives from the EU Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be reporting on the latest developments in the European legislation for chemical and biocidal products. 


  • Darren Abrahams, Steptoe & Johnson 
  • Andy Adams, Bayer Crop Science
  • Dominik Altmann, Environment Agency Austria
  • David Ashworth, Klarus Consulting
  • Anna Brock, Ecolab
  • Carmen Estevan Martínez, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Andrew Goodyear, ERM
  • Nathalie Hanon, Cethra
  • Marcel Hulsman, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) 
  • Mary Iakovidou, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI)
  • Stine Jensen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Sam Lee, Chemtopia
  • Martinus Nagtzaam, European Commission
  • Tatjana Röder, aquagroup
  • Ian Watt, DowDuPont
  • Michael Werner, Prosacon
  • Hannah Widemann, Steptoe & Johnson

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Dates: 17 and 18 March 2020

Location: Cologne/Germany

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