After two years of postponed conferences around the world, the Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) is launching a global hybrid event that will take place in Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre on June 8-9 2022. The conference will feature five discussion topics towards a safer and more sustainable future. As a hybrid event, it will combine live and virtual international participation.
“We can now share this conference platform with more participants from all over the world to raise their questions to truly global top experts,” said Geert Dancet, HCF’s secretary general. The conference is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. (EET) on each of the two days and the participants of HCF have are welcome to take part in morning activities in the simultaneous events ChemBio Finland and PulPaper.
Kristin Schreiber, director of the European Commission, DG Growth, and Peter van der Zandt, director of ECHA will open the conference with opening keynote speeches. Moderators from the European Commission, CEFIC, OECD and UNEP, among others, will host panels of 4 to 5 expert speakers from different stakeholders and countries. Panels will debate the topics with the hybrid audience.
Topics to be discussed including chemicals regulation; safe and sustainable by design substances; chemicals risk management integration with circularity and climate policy objectives; replacement of animal toxicity testing; and science policy interface for the sound management of chemicals and waste.
The full program is now published and registration is open for live and online participants.