A.I.S.E. Cleaning & Hygiene Forum

The Hotel, Brussels

Competitiveness and economic growth for the detergents’ and maintenance products industry. Taking advantage of existing opportunities while addressing barriers to operate.

A.I.S.E.’s first "Cleaning and Hygiene Forum” will be an opportunity to bring together a large number of policy-makers and stakeholders with an interest in the industry’s developments to discuss the challenges faced by the sector.

In the context of the Fitness Check of chemical legislation, we aim to contribute to the on-going reflections on the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and added-value of EU chemicals legislation.

In particular, the conclusions of the Cumulative Cost Assessment for the chemicals industry - commissioned by DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs – have demonstrated that across different subsectors of the chemicals industry, administrative costs are the highest in the detergents and maintenance sector. Existing and disproportionate burdens for the household care and professional cleaning and hygiene sectors should therefore be well identified and minimised in order to improve the competitiveness of the sector.

Innovative solutions and regulatory barriers will also be discussed with speakers and the audience.


Who should attend this event?

The Forum is open to all interested stakeholders, including:

  • representatives from European institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Parliament);
  • Member States’ Competent and Enforcement Authorities;
  • representatives from Poison Control Centers;NGOs;
  • related industries, and value-chain partners;
  • A.I.S.E. members.
Click here to print the invitation to the event

Moderator: Hans Bender

13:30- 14:00  Registrations and welcome coffee
I. Introduction by Susanne Zänker, Director General A.I.S.E. 
II. The value and benefits provided by the cleaning and hygiene industry to society
  

  • Ian Bell, EUROMONITOR - Current trends in the sector & future opportunities for growth 
  • Joe Huggard, Huggard Consultancy - Economic benefits provided by the detergents’ industry
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Bockmühl, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences - The societal benefits of hygiene and cleanliness in society
  • Q&A
III. The operating framework for the detergents’ industry. Looking at the opportunities  and challenges provided by existing and future regulations 

  • Kevin Flowers, European Commission, DG Environment
  • Ludovic Chatelin, European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety 
  • Peter Sant, Permanent Representation of Malta. Priorities of Maltese Presidency concerning Industry
  • Françoise Van Tiggelen, A.I.S.E. National Association Committee representative - The operating framework for the detergents' industry. Looking at the opportunities and challenges provided by existing and future regulations.

  • Q&A
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break
IV. Panel discussion: Addressing the existing regulatory barriers to the placing on the market of safe, efficient and innovative products

A. Discussing simplification (administrative burdens) and license to operate (single  market)
B. Discussing business certainty and society protection

  • Ad Jespers, A.I.S.E. Board member
  • Reinhard Büscher, European Commission, DG GROW 
  • Jack de Bruijn, European Chemicals Agency 
  • Fabrizio Sesana, European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists representative
V. Taking advantage of the EU innovation and sustainability agendas

  • Mark Stalmans, A.I.S.E. Chairman of the Sustainability Steering Group 


17:45- 18:30
 Arndt Scheidgen, A.I.S.E. President - Closing remarks

Cocktail



Click here for a printable version of invitation and programme
Following the A.I.S.E. Cleaning & Hygiene Forum on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, we are pleased to invite you to access the conference material below:

  • Susanne Zänker, A.I.S.E. Director General - Click here for the presentation
  • Ian Bell, EUROMONITOR - Current trends in the sector & future opportunities for growth - click here for the presentation
  • Joe Huggard, Huggard Consultancy - Economic benefits provided by the detergents’ industry - click here for the presentation
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Bockmühl, , Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences - The societal benefits of hygiene and cleanliness in society - click here for the presentation
  • Kevin Flowers, European Commission, DG Environment (Sustainable Chemicals) - Fitness check of chemicals legislation (excl. REACH) & related studies- click here for the presentation
  • Alfonso Las Heras, European Commission, DG Santé - Biocidal Products Regulation: quick overview, challenges and opportunities - click here for the presentation
  • Peter Sant, Permanent Representation of Malta. Priorities of Maltese Presidency concerning Industry - click here for the presentation
  • Françoise Van Tiggelen, A.I.S.E. National Association Committee representative -The operating framework for the detergents' industry. Looking at the opportunities and challenges provided by existing and future regulations - click here for the presentation
  • Ad Jespers, A.I.S.E. Board member - click here for the presentation
  • Mark Stalmans, A.I.S.E. Chairman of the Sustainability Steering Group - click here for the presentation
  • Arndt Scheidgen, A.I.S.E President - click here for the presentation


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