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GlobalChem Returns In-Person Next Week

Final Keynote Speakers, Presenters and Sessions Announced

Telly Lovelace

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2023) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is excited to announce final speakers, presenters and panels for next week’s in-person Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition (GlobalChem) beginning on Monday, April 3, 2023.

GlobalChem will host a preconference webinar on Tuesday, March 28 with members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics technical team providing GlobalChem attendees with tips and tricks for navigating EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX). OPPT experts will offer in-person demonstrations and answer questions on Tuesday, April 4 in the GlobalChem Exhibition Hall.

The GlobalChem Conference begins Monday, April 3 with TSCA 101 Workshops. This full day of educational workshops is ideal for those new to chemical regulations or want a refresher on the basics of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Hear directly from regulators and industry experts as the workshop aims to guide GlobalChem attendees through the major sections of TSCA and the PMN submission process.

ACC President & CEO Chris Jahn will deliver a keynote speech Tuesday morning to kick off GlobalChem 2023, highlighting the importance of consistent, objective and transparent domestic and global chemical management regulations. Among Tuesday’s speakers and panels, there will be a session exploring the evolving landscape for setting occupational exposure limits (OELs) and their application in assessing and managing occupational risk.

On the final day of GlobalChem 2023, Jacqueline Alvarez with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will deliver Wednesday morning’s keynote address, highlighting the importance of engagement by the chemical industry and other stakeholders in UNEP and the UN’s global programs. GlobalChem 2023 will conclude with sessions on trade and the supply chain, global chemicals management strategy, air quality monitoring and environmental justice.

GlobalChem is the industry's premier conference on chemicals management and regulatory policy. Coupled with the GlobalChem Exhibition and pre-conference workshops, this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to examine recent developments in domestic and global chemicals management policy and EPA’s continued implementation of the 2016 TSCA amendments. With GlobalChem returning to an in-person format, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and reconnect with leaders and experts in chemical regulation.

“We are pleased to welcome everyone back to an in-person GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition,” said Dr. Kimberly Wise White, ACC’s Vice President for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs. “From the preconference CDX webinar and in-person demonstrations to the keynote speeches, panel discussions and breakout sessions, GlobalChem attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry and government experts on the challenges and opportunities present in the ever-changing landscape of domestic and international chemical management policies.”

The 2023 agenda includes presentations and breakout sessions on risk management under TSCA; tiered data collection; risk communication; the New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program (NCCRP); confidential business information, and much more. The theme for this year’s GlobalChem Conference is “The Changing Landscape of Chemicals Management: Exploring Risks & Opportunities.”

Beveridge & Diamond PC is the principal sponsor of 2023 GlobalChem Conference and Chemical Watch is the media sponsor.

To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, please visit the GlobalChem website. All members of the media are invited to request credentials by registering here.

For a deeper dive into TSCA and chemicals management policies, please visit ACC’s TSCA webpage.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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