Understanding the EU’s ban on PFAS and its impact on SMEs
The EU is planning the biggest substance ban ever, which will have serious impact for the entire economy – It is about substances that are still widely used today, colloquially known as “perpetual chemicals” (PFAS). These chemicals can be found in tens of thousands of products.
It is crucial for SMEs to stay informed about PFAS regulations as it affects producers as well as direct and indirect users. We can efficiently support this through collaboration with industry associations, companies, experts, and exchanges with decision-makers.
The questions we will tackle at our event include the scientific status of the topic, the possible economic effects, innovative possible solutions and how the whole issue should be classified politically. Last but not least, all listed above is indeed particularly examined from the perspective of SMEs.
Welcome & ModerationDr. Horst HEITZ
Chair of the Steering Committee at SME Connect
OpeningChristian Doleschal MEPCommittee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
KeynotesKristin SCHREIBER (TBC)
Director for Chemicals, Health, Retail and Agrifood at DG GROW, European CommissionMarkus SUSNIK
Advisor to the Secretary General on Chemicals Policy at SMEunited; Expert for Chemicals Law and Politics at Austrian Federal Economic ChamberDr. Roland Appel
Deputy Managing Director at Bavarian Chemical AssociationsHolger Kunze (TBC)
Director at VDMA European OfficeNathalie Moll (TBC)
Director General at European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)Martin SAECKL
Public Affairs Manager at Daikin Chemicals
CONCLUSIONSMaria SPYRAKI MEP (TBC)
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