Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2016 (HCF 2016)

  • Author/Organiser: Chemicals Forum Association
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  • Event Date: 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Messukeskus Helsinki Expo & Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland

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The event is an independent forum engaging international authorities, industry leaders, NGOs, academics, the media, and other interested parties in an open dialogue on key issues of global relevance regarding chemicals management and the control of chemicals safety.

Keynote Lectures

  • Lessons learned from a decade of REACH
    Geert Dancet, Executive Director, ECHA
  • Keynote: The Circular Economy: a strategic opportunity for Europe
    Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General, DG Environment
  • Reflecting on the Future of Chemicals Management and Sustainable Chemistry: A Video Message from the UN Environment Assembly
    Achim Halpaap, Head, Chemicals and Waste Branch, UNEP
  • ARECs - The Korean REACH - A National Solution for The Control of Chemicals
    Jee Yoon Lee, Vice Chairman, Korea Chemicals Management Association


  • Circular Economy – Opportunities and challenges for chemicals regulation
  • Perfluorinated chemicals – A global chemicals management issue in the need of global agreement?
  • Global Data Sharing – How can businesses and regulators make smarter use of data already available?
  • Plant Safety – Is it taking a back seat to economic pressures?
  • How to tackle chemicals of high concern in products – The construction Sector as a case study


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