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The Organisation

Helsinki Chemicals Forum is being organized by the Chemicals Forum Association in co-operation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Commission, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the Finnish Government with partners including the City of Helsinkithe Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and the University of Helsinki.

HCF Advisory Board

The HCF Advisory Board consists of high-level leaders and plays a vital role in shaping, advising and directing the strategic thinking and content behind the programme.

Advisory Board members:

Mika Sulkinoja, SITRA
Jan Vapaavuori, City of Helsinki – Chairman
Bjorn Hansen, ECHA – Vice-Chairman
Anthony Cox, OECD
Jeremy Wates, EEB
Tim Kasten, UNEP
Pentti Kivinen, The Finnish Fair Foundation
Mika Aalto, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
Markku Leskelä, Association of Finnish Chemical Societies
Hannele Pokka, Ministry of the Environment
Tiina Putkonen, Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency
Mikko Ritala, University of Helsinki
Kestutis Sadauskas, EU-Commission
Sylvie Lemoine, Cefic
Marcus Bergström, The Finnish Fair Corporation
Hannu Vornamo
Jari Keinänen, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Guy Thiran, Eurometaux

HCF Programme Committee

The HCF Programme Committee consists of representatives of international chemical industry organizations and authorities. The Programme Committee is led by Mr. Geert Dancet, Secretary General of Helsinki Chemicals Forum.

Programme Committee members:

Lisa Anfält Widlund, KEMI
Tingting Li, REACH24H
Steven Van De Broeck, Director, Chemicals Policy, CEFIC, Belgium
Jacqueline Alvarez, Head of Chemicals Branch, UNEP
Bob Diderich, Head of Division, OECD
Tatiana Santos, Policy Manager, Chemicals & Nanotechnology, EEB
Michael Lulei, Director Product Safety and Chemicals Policy, VCI
Jenny Holmqvist, Coordinator international affairs, ECHA
Mamta Patel, Editorial Director, Chemical Watch
Brian Richards, Executive Director, Office of Chemical Safety, Australia
Jake Sanderson, Manager, Environment Canada, Canada
Michael Walls, Vice President, American Chemistry Council, USA
Otto Linher, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Growth
Hugo Waeterschoot, Chemicals Management Advisor , Eurometaux

The Programme Committee is led by Geert Dancet, Secretary General of Helsinki Chemicals Forum

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