Life after EU RoHS forum scheduled for September 28
Sep 12, 2006
iNEMI and IPC sponsor event to discuss emerging environmental regulations
iNEMI and IPC announce a half-day forum, "Life after EU RoHS," on September 28, 2006 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. (Chicago). This forum will look at emerging environmental regulations around the globe and identify collaborative efforts to close policy and technology gaps in preparation for future legislation.
"There are a number of new requirements being implemented in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and industry needs to be involved in the policy discussions as well as preparing for the technology challenges" says Fern Abrams, director of environmental policy for IPC.
The forum will provide an overview of key legislation that is currently pending, such as EU REACH, EU EuP, China RoHS and state laws in the U.S., plus review policy monitoring and advocacy efforts underway.
Participants will also identify policy and technology gaps and discuss potential new efforts to close them.
Forum speakers include:
-- Robert C. Pfahl, vice president, iNEMI
-- Fern Abrams, director of environmental policy, IPC
-- Jean-Philippe Brisson, associate, Allen & Overy, LLP
-- Thomas E. Valliere, senior vice president, Design Chain Associates, LLC
"Although many electronics manufacturers are already involved in the policy debates underway, communication between the policy and technology functions within companies could be improved," says Bob Pfahl, vice president for iNEMI. "As was the case with RoHS/WEEE, a number of these new regulations will require multiple functions within companies to develop effective and traceable solutions that harmonize with existing product and process requirements."
For additional information about the forum, go to http://www.inemi.org/cms/calendar/SMTAI_2006_Life_after.html