The speakers for this year’s SafeCom Conference, the UK’s largest chemical regulatory conference, have been announced.

This ninth conference, organised by Safeware Quasar Limited, has attracted a high calibre of speakers and industry experts, delivering presentations on relevant topics that will impact those working within the chemical sector.

Speakers and topics include:

· Silvia Segna – REACH chemical policy advisor, Chemical Industry Association – ‘2013 REACH Review from Industry and Stakeholders’.
· Mark Selby – regulatory consultant, Denehurst Chemical Safety – ‘The Extended SDS – Practicalities and experiences’.
· Mark Selby – regulatory consultant, Denehurst Chemical Safety – ‘Substance classification – Annex VI versus suppliers SDS versus CLP inventory versus REACH dossier’.
· Simon Robinson – technical director, Safeware Quasar – ‘Classification of mixtures under GHS’.
· Richard Shreeve – business development manager, 24-7 Response – ‘Emergency Telephone Numbers – why do we need them?’
· Professor J A Vale – consultant clinical pharmacologist and director, National Poisons Information Service – ‘Improving the quality of SDS for emergency medical care’.
· Desmond Waight – DanGoods Training and Consultancy – ‘Transportation of Dangerous Goods update – 2013 and beyond’.
· Hazi Mistry – managing director, Safeware Quasar – ‘Safeware Quasar update’.
· Mike Brooks – regulatory consultant, Safeware Quasar – ‘GHS around the world – finding out what’s going on’.
· Melih Babayigit – Turkey regulatory specialist, CRAD – ‘Regulatory update’.
· Dr Richard Elsmore – Regulatory Affairs: biocides / REACH specialist, JSC International – ‘Impacts and effects of the New Biocidal Products Regulations’.

The conference is open to all those involved in the chemical industry, providing an opportunity to learn and understand the latest and emerging regulatory changes that require interpretation and monitoring. It will be held at the St. Johns Hotel, Solihull and starts on the evening of the 6th March, closing on 7th March 2013.

Simon Robinson, technical director Safeware Quasar, said, “The SafeCom conference prides itself on featuring industry and regulatory experts who present key topics from the world of regulatory compliance. This gives delegates valuable information to assist with creating solutions and planning for regulatory changes over future years, and simply cannot be missed by those in the chemical industry.”