E.U. Environmental Law and Policy Developments: The Business View from Brussels

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December 11, 2012

2:00 p.m. — Opening Remarks

  • Jan Matthyse, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States
  • John Cruden, President, Environmental Law Institute

2:15 p.m. — Product Regulation in Europe: Setting the International Standard?
An expert discussion of EU regulations and policies that affect manufacturing, selling, sourcing, and disposing of products in Europe—including REACH, product take-back requirements, and other EU or national initiatives. What is changing that business needs to know? Are these requirements setting new international norms with which multinational companies must comply? Where will European regulatory efforts go in the face of economic and social headwinds?

Moderator: Jarod Davis, Director, Product Regulatory Services, THE DOW CHEMICAL CO.


  • Ann Condon, Director Environmental Strategies, GENERAL ELECTRIC
  • Dr. Pierrick Drapeau, Project Manager, Aerospace EcoConception ECOMUNDO
  • Martha Marrapese, Partner, KELLER AND HECKMAN LLC
  • Meglena Mihova, Partner REACH, EPPA Brussels

3:30 p.m. — Break

3:45 p.m. — Operating in an Uncertain Climate: the Future of European Climate Policy and its Transboundary Effects
A forward-looking examination of Europe’s leading role in establishing and operating a greenhouse gas trading system. With the international agreement to reach a new GHG protocol by 2020, where will the EU Emission Trading System go? How does it affect international transport, both by air and sea? What does this system mean for multinational businesses operating in or passing through Europe?

Moderator: Lucas Bergkamp, HUNTON & WILLIAMS Brussels


  • Ann Condon, Director Environmental Strategies, GENERAL ELECTRIC
  • Guenter Hoermandiger, Counselor (Environment Policy), Permanent Representation of the EU in the United States
  • Sylvain Lhote, Vice-President, ALCOA
  • Nancy Young, Vice-President (Environment Affairs), AIRLINES FOR AMERICA

5:00 p.m. — Reception and Networking Dinner (Open to press members. Expect a cornucopia of fine Belgian cuisine!).

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