15 - 16 Nov 2023
Explaining the technical and environmental regulation affecting electrical and electro-mechanical equipment
RINA’s renowned annual regulatory conference relaunches in its 22nd year under a new name and with a broader scope, following a 3 year hiatus due to the pandemic.
The 2-day conference will feature up-to-date information on current and upcoming product compliance issues via practical guidance, insights from officials, and examples on how to effectively respond in your own organisation. The focus will be on how to achieve and maintain market access for hardware products, in particular electrical equipment and mechanical/engineered goods – covering both the environmental and technical aspects of compliance.
Industry and manufacturing sectors that would benefit from attending include aerospace and defence, consumer electronics, household appliances, IT and telecommunications, lighting, medical devices, control equipment and instrumentation.
Key themes for 2023’s conference include:
- Chemical substances: Global PFAS restriction and lead authorisation developments including those concerning the EU, UK and US; EU and UK RoHS including exemptions; UK product regulation and producer responsibility policy; the status of the EU REACH regulation review; the new EU F-Gas Regulation.
- Market access and technical conformity: Key impacts of Brexit on maintaining both EU and UK compliance; artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT); product risk assessment methodologies.
- Sustainability: UK and EU ecodesign and energy labelling policy (e.g. the EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) regulation; resource and material efficiency (e.g. 4555X standards); critical raw materials and policy; repairability and obsolescence.
- Extended producer responsibility: Updates on EU/UK/global policy developments in WEEE, batteries and packaging.
- Ethical supply chain: New anti-forced labour product legislation and what this means for industry.