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Date 24-25 October 2019
Title Asian Helsinki Chemicals Forum and the 4th Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in Asia Pacific
Organiser Chemical Forum Association, CIRS
Location Shanghai, China

Asian Helsinki Chemicals Forum and the 4th Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in Asia Pacific (HCF&SMCR 2019) will be held in Shanghai on 24th -25th October 2019 as a merged conference. The Asian HCF will be a shorter version of the 2019 HCF taking place in Helsinki on 23rd-24th May with high-level keynote speeches and open debate among speakers and public on hot topics in chemicals regulation globally. The three topics will be taken from the five presented in Helsinki as they are equally relevant to Asia. The compositions of the panels and the audience will be different so that the content and conclusions will be suitable and unique to the Asian context.

HCF&SMCR 2019 also will invite government officials and company regulatory experts from China, EU, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia to make presentations on updated chemical regulations and compliance issues in those countries.

Download the program and agenda here (PDF)


24th Oct. 2019
Time Topics Speakers
8:00-9:00 Registration  
9:00-10:00 Opening speech Deputy Director, Department of Chemical Inspection and Supervision, China General Custom.
  Keynote speech Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
  Keynote Speech: Sound Chemicals Management in a Sustainable World Tim Kasten,Deputy Director, Economy Division, UNEP
10:00-10:20 Tea&break  
10:20-12:20 Panel 1: How to measure the performance of different chemical management systems Moderator:Eeva Leinala, Principal Administrator, Hazard Assessment and Risk Reduction Programmes, OECD
12:20-13:20 Lunch  
13:20-15:20 Panel 2: Plastics and circularity – from pollution to a value based proposition for all Moderator: Jacob Duer, Chief, Chemicals and Health Branch, UN Environment Programme
15:20-15:40 Tea&break  
15:40-17:30 Panel 3: The quality of and access to data on chemicals Moderator:Hugo Waeterschoot, Management Advisor, Eurometaux
17:30:00 End  
18:00-20:30 Dinner & Night Cruise on Huangpu River  
25th Oct. 2019
Time Topics Speakers
9:00-9:30 Interpretation on Measures on Environmental Risk Assessment and Management of Chemicals (Exposure Draft) Solid Waste and Chemical, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC
9:30-10:00 Revision on Measures on New Chemical Substance Management in China Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC
10:00-10:20 Q&A  
10:20-10:40 Tea&break  
10:40-11:10 Interpretation on revised Hazardous Chemical Inventory (2015) in China NRCC, Ministry of Emergency Management of the PRC
11:10-11:40 JT/T-617 Regulations concerning Road Transportation of Dangerous Goods Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Transport of the PRC
11:40-12:00 Q&A  
12:00-13:20 Lunch  
13:20-13:50 Updates and current situation on K-REACH Korea Ministry of Environment
13:50-14:20 The obligation after registration of EU-REACH: dossier assessment, substance assessment etc. European Chemicals Agency(ECHA)
14:20-14:40 Q&A  
14:40-15:00 Tea&break  
15:00-15:30 Measures on registration of new chemical substances and existing chemical substances in Taiwa Dr. Jowitt Lee, Sahtech
15:30-16:00 Managing requirements and updates on chemical regulations in South-east Asia T.B.D
16:00-16:30 Chemical Regulation Update in Japan T.B.D
16:30-16:50 Q&A  
16:50:00 End  


Registration fee

Items For 1 Day For 2 Days
Early Bird Discount (Before  Sep 1) 400  EUR or 3000 RMB  per delegate 600 EUR or 4500 RMB per delegate
Standard Fee (After  Sep 1) 400 EUR or 3000 RMB  per delegate 650 EUR or 4800 RMB  per delegate

Registration Method

  1. Registration Online
  2. Fill in registration form and send it back to

Sponsorship proposal

Basic Sponsorship 20,000 RMB

  • Proudly sponsor the conference as “co-sponsor” and present on conference website, back board, reception board, brochure and other promotion materials.
  • Exhibition opportunities in specified area, 1.5m*2m.
  • 2 complimentary attendee passes

Additional Sponsorship Option

Full page introduction in summit handbook 10,000 RMB

Corporate leaflets included in material bag (provided by sponsor) 5,000 RMB

Gift Sponsor (the gift will be evaluated by the host)

The sponsor confirmation

After verifying the credit information of sponsor, the host will sign a sponsorship agreement with the sponsor to clarify the sponsorship mode, cost, payment method, as well as the rights and obligations of both parties.

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