Speaker Information

 Barry Podd
Barry Podd Former Associate Director of Global Regulatory Affairs Kimberly Clark
Academic Achievements: Gained a BA (Hons) and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Essex. Post Doctoral Research Fellow for three years at the University of Surrey.

Industrial Experience: Spent 26 years in the Chemical Industry in various positions in Research and Development, Marketing, Sales and the Regulatory Affairs Departments. Barry joined Kimberly Clark in 2005 and was Associate Director Global Regulatory Affairs responsible for Chemical and Food Contact Management issues around the world until he retired at the beginning of 2013.

Trade Associations: Before he retired, Barry was active in the EDANA and European Tissue Symposium [ETS] Trade Associations. Barry chaired the EDANA Industrial Wipes Group and the EDANA REACH Core Group. He was also a member of the ETS Food Contact Working Group and represented the European Tissue Industry on a number of Cross Industry Working Groups.



Pre-Conference Day

1:00 PM The Elephant in the Room: REACH; Putting the Lessons Learnt From 2010 & 2013 into Practice for the 2018 Deadline and Beyond

Questions like:
  • How do we assess our REACH needs from both the EU and Global perspectives?
  • How can we benefit from existing REACH registrations?
  • How can we remain cost-effective whilst complying with REACH within the impending deadline?
  • What processes can we adapt to maximise efficiency at minimal cost?
Expect to be a part of a robust intellectual discussion:
  • Interactive discussion focus on the impact of REACH globally
  • Sharing best practice on cost-effective methods to stay compliant with REACH whilst capitalising on productivity
  • Working with customers, suppliers and others in the supply chain to promote compliance and champion the safety of our products

Conference Day Two

4:30 PM CLP, Classification & Packaging: Where REACH Fits in and a Straightforward Approach to Streamlining Packaging Procedures When Exporting Across the Globe

  • An outline of the regulatory challenges within CLP, classification & packaging
  • An in depth look at the indirect regulatory factors around REACH and CLP
  • The enforcement of this legislation and regulation in cosmetics and how it impacts the cosmetic industry
  • The key challenges  when exporting the packaged product including label translation and testing requirements
  • Undertaking the CLP, classification & labelling challenges to maximise ROI