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Helsinki Chemicals Forum
26 - 27 May 2016, Helsinki, Finland

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The Helsinki Chemicals Forum is an independent forum engaging international authorities, industry leaders, NGOs, academics, the media and other interested parties in an open dialogue on key issues of global relevance regarding chemicals management and the control of chemicals safety.

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Blog: How to tackle chemicals of high concern in products – The construction sector as a case study

Blog: on the road to Circular Economy 

Press Release: Helsinki Chemicals Forum Supporting the Chemical Safety of Developing Economies

Tiedote: Helsinki Chemicals Forum tukee myös kehittyvien maiden kemikaaliturvallisuutta

Blog: Global Data Sharing – How can businesses and regulators make smarter use of data already available?

Blog: Perfluorinated chemicals – A global chemicals management issue in the need of global agreement?

Blog: Circular Economy – Opportunities and challenges for chemicals regulation

Blog: Plan safety - Is it taking a backseat to economic pressures?

Thank you for participating Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2015! You can read and download the material here:
- the HCF 2015 final report
- presentations can be downloaded here
- follow the HCF 2015 message wall
- watch the opening words, keynotes and panel moderators from 28th May:

  • Opening ceremony and keywords: "Opening of the Forum" by Pekka Sauri; keynote: "Positioning ECHA for the Future" by Geert Dancet and keynote: "Innovation and Competitiveness under REACH and CLP" by Antti Peltomäki
  • Panel 1: Moderator Hansen "Thinking Beyond 2020 - SAICM and the future for global chemicals risk management"
  • Panel 2: Moderator Diderich "Globally Harmonised System on Classification and Labeling - how can we get there faster?"
  • Panel 3: Moderator Patel "Chemicals in Production: How to Improve Communications in the Supply Chain"

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Why participate Helsinki Chemicals Forum? Watch the video to see the location and hear the interviews of our previous panelists and visitors. See you 26 - 27 May!

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