IPC and ITI to Host Conference on Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements


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IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will host a conference series on “Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements” in Boston, the Chicago area and San Jose on June 3, 5, and 7, respectively. The series will feature well-known United Kingdom (UK) regulators Carl Magness, product safety enforcement team leader, and Paul Tennant, product safety enforcement manager, both within the UK Office of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Giuseppina Luvara, a policy officer within the European Commission’s Directorate General of Environment.

Magness and Tennant, who oversee enforcement of European Union (EU) regulations affecting the electronics industry, will provide an update on the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive exemptions, implementation and enforcement, new chemicals, and more. Luvara, an expert on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation and responsible for REACH review coordination, will cover EU chemicals management issues including REACH review, implementation, enforcement, and REACH/RoHS interface. She will also discuss new chemicals that the REACH regulation is reviewing, including phthalates and bisphenol A.  

“Global environmental compliance requirements constantly evolve, which can make adherence extremely difficult for companies,” said Chris Cleet, ITI’s senior director, environment and sustainability. “Misunderstanding these changes and their effect could have a disastrous impact for business. ITI and IPC’s conference will provide the information compliance professionals and officers need to be up to date with legal, regulatory, and customer requirements.”

The conference will include a U.S. regulatory wrap-up by Cleet and presentations on Asia environmental issues by Alexa Lee, ITI’s senior manager of policy at ITI, at the Boston and Chicago-area events, and by Jennifer McLaughlin, Oracle’s product environmental compliance manager, at the San Jose event. 

For detailed information on the agenda, specific speakers and the dates and locations of their participation, or to register for the “ITI and IPC Conference on Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements,” visit www.ipc.org/ITI-IPC-Conference-2019.

About IPC

IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 5,000+ member-company sites which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

About ITI

ITI is the global voice of the tech sector. We advocate for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating. Our members represent the entire spectrum of technology: from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers. ITI’s diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world. 

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