21 - 22 November 2017
ERM will be actively participating at the upcoming Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Asia 2017, November 21-22 in Singapore, with two confirmed speakers on the topics K-REACH and Taiwan-REACH.
The Chemical Watch 4th Annual Regulatory Summit Asia 2017 brings together a panel of over twenty experts, ready to answer questions about the new chemical regulatory challenges facing industry today. The Summit tackles regulatory and compliance issues in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand together with India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and USA.
The event provides a unique opportunity to join a panel of experts from government, industry and professional advisers as they share practical perspectives and understanding of global regulatory challenges facing the industry.
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ERM at the Conference
ERM is pleased to play an active role at the Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Asia 2017, sharing our insights for addressing chemical regulations in the region. ERM will be speaking at the conference and will engage with clients and other professionals throughout the event.
Junho Lee, ERM Senior Consultant Product Stewardship in South Korea, will share insights from his experience and will discuss about K-REACH and its updates at the morning session on November 21st, at 10:20.
Dr. Ken Liu, Principal Consultant with ERM in Taiwan, will give a regulatory update about Taiwan chemical regulation, comparing current legislations in Taiwan, Korea, and EU, and sharing insights on the practical aspects of the regulation, such as key points of a dossier preparation. Dr Ken Liu will be speaking at the afternoon session on November 21st, at 15:30.
In addition, Willi Muenninghoff, Project Manager at ReachCentrum and specialist in Data Sharing and Data Brokerage, will be available for interaction and targeted discussions throughout the conference.
With the implementation of REACH-like regulations in Asia Pacific, comparison among chemical legislations and consequent data sharing activities to maximize the use of available data are gaining momentum. Having two speakers at such event, gathering experts from all over the region, provides an excellent opportunity for ERM in terms of visibility and brand positioning, as well as continuing to build relationships with our clients.
ERM & Product Stewardship
We have all seen that the focus on product stewardship has intensified over recent years due to demand from consumers for greater supply chain transparency and safer, ‘greener’ products. Purchasers, consumers, regulators, and investors are increasingly focused on how and where products are sourced, developed, manufactured, distributed, used, and disposed, along with a product’s overall impacts at each life cycle stage. This focus on product stewardship has also been driven by the growing array of environmental, health, safety and, sustainability (EHSS) regulations.
ERM’s approach to product stewardship not only seeks ways to avoid product impoundment or recall, which can disrupt supply chains, increase costs and damage brand and reputation. It also aims to identify and mitigate these risks while looking beyond them to assess key product and brand differentiators that have the potential to drive innovation, and contribute to the bottom line.
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Junho Lee is a Senior Consultant with ERM in Korea, currently leading ERM Korea PS team as a project manager working on Consortium management for PEC joint registrations, new chemical registrations and other Korea related supports for ERM clients. Mr. Lee has 10 years of international experience, specialized in the field of Chemical Regulations and Standards including Korea, China and Europe.
Prior to joining ERM, he worked with the Korea Testing and Research Institute (under Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea) supporting KTR’s clients on major Chemical Regulatory updates on Chemical Regulations around the world starting with EU REACH and now Korea’s K-REACH.
Mr. Lee graduated with a BA. Degree in Computer Science from University of New South Wales and has IT related experience with Samsung Australia.
He has an international background, having lived in Australia with Australian citizenship for 18 years before joining KTR. Also prior to joining ERM, he has lived in Shanghai for 2 years working at KTR China (Shanghai) branch. Mr. Lee’s role was to serve KTR’s China based clients and implement K-REACH client support services in KTR China.
Dr. Ken Liu is Principal Consultant with ERM in Taiwan. During his career, he has managed various programmes mainly focusing on two fields: new chemical materials development for industries and chemical substance related national regulatory implementation for the government. With his diversified professional chemical background, he is familiar with different areas and assists companies to be in compliance with chemical management laws and regulations.
Prior to joining ERM, he worked with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) as a researcher for more than 3 years. He led teams in developing new techniques which boost new products for numerous local companies in different fields. After left ITRI, in 2015 Dr. Liu joined Environment Resource & Information (ERI), which runs the Chemical Substance Registration Centre in Taiwan. In ERI, Dr. Liu was responsible for implementation of “New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration Dossier Reviewing” commissioned by Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
Dr. Liu received his Master’s degree from the Institute of Chemistry and the Doctor’s degree from the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering of National Taiwan University. His academic background covers the areas of science, engineering and agriculture.