SafeCom Europe 2018

SafeCom Is Back For 2018!

4th October 2018
The St Johns Hotel, Solihull, UK

Overnight Package – 3rd and 4th October 2018
Includes an invitation to an informal networking dinner event and accommodation on 3rd October, in addition to breakfast, lunch and conference access on 4th October.

Conference Only package – 4th October 2018 
Includes conference access and lunch on 4th October.


We are delighted to announce that the prestigious European chemical safety conference SafeCom returns in October for its 16th edition!

SafeCom is the largest annual chemical regulatory conference held in the UK, attracting more than 150 delegates from across the world. Each year, the SafeCom programme covers a wide and diverse collection of regulatory topics affecting companies manufacturing, importing, using and storing and/or distributing chemical products.

Regulatory authorities and other leading industry experts share their knowledge, experience and perspectives to provide delegates with essential practical information and advice to understand and confidently manage compliance with chemical regulations.

SafeCom delegates will also benefit from the inclusion of a trade exhibition, where well-known industry suppliers will showcase the latest solutions available to achieve chemical regulatory compliance with accuracy and efficiency.

In addition, SafeCom is an ideal environment to network with industry peers, to share information and experiences, and build connections. Delegates wishing to maximize networking opportunities can opt for our most popular package, which includes an invitation to an informal dinner event at the venue on 3rd October 2018 (with accommodation).


This year’s instalment of SafeCom is another one not to be missed, with a fresh and exciting agenda featuring a prestigious speaker panel, including:

RID/ADR regulations update and an introduction to the unified approach to risk management for dangerous goods carriage
Darren Freezor – Head of the International Team, Department of Transport

The Connectivity of Regulations; How it does join up and make sense (more or less)?
Mark Selby – Director, Denehurst Chemical Safety

CLP Annex VIII: The view from industry
Jan Robinson – Director Product Regulations, CEPE

Green Chemistry solutions for a Circular Economy
Professor James Clark – Professor of Chemistry at the University of York / Founding Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and the Bio-renewables Development Centre

Hands-on experience on GHS/CLP hazard classification for consumer products: challenges and opportunities
Roberto Scazzola – Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, AISE

UN GHS Annexes 1 – 3 and EU CLP ATPs – an update on current issues
Deborah Traynor – REACH & GHS Policy Advisor, Health and Safety Executive (UK Competent Authority)

Checking CLP compliance in Ireland through REF6
Caroline Walsh – Inspector, Health and Safety Authority (Irish Competent Authority)


Why Should You Attend SafeCom?

  • SafeCom is a well-established and highly esteemed conference, welcoming over 150 international attendees from a broad range of industry sectors each year.
  • The SafeCom speaker panel includes a host of regulatory experts from the chemical industry, discussing topics impacting on your organisation (previous years have featured presentations from ECHA, the European Commission, HSE, Trade Associations, Member State Competent Authorities and other competent stakeholders).
  • The SafeCom agenda incorporates Q&A sessions throughout the day, providing attendees with the opportunity to raise specific queries to a panel of expert speakers.
  • SafeCom also features an industry trade exhibition, with key suppliers showcasing services and solutions available to help your organisation achieve maximum compliance with efficiency.
  • SafeCom is an excellent networking opportunity – liaise with other delegates from the chemical industry at our SafeCom Pre-Conference Dinner Event and during conference breaks.


Situated in the charming West Midlands town of Solihull, within walking distance of Solihull Town Centre and Solihull Train Station, and just five miles from Birmingham Airport, The St Johns Hotel offers a central location ideal for conferences, events and weddings.

Attendees can relax in style at one of the premier venues near Birmingham, where classic ambience is seamlessly infused with an array of luxurious modern comforts.

The St Johns Hotel
651 Warwick Road
Solihull, B91 1AT
Hotel Website

To book your place today, and take advantage of our exclusive Early Bird Discount Rate, visit the SafeCom 2018 Website.



GHS Professional User Group

3rd October 2018
2:00PM – 5:00PM
The St Johns Hotel, Solihull, UK

In addition to the SafeCom conference, UL also looks forward to welcoming clients to our exclusive User Group, which will be taking place on Wednesday 3rd October at the St Johns Hotel (SafeCom venue).

The User Group provides the perfect opportunity for UL GHS Professional clients to learn more about recent enhancements to our products and services, and to network with other industry professionals working in product compliance roles.

During the workshop, our Compliance Solutions Specialists will take to the floor to showcase the latest updates to our products and services. The team will share a collection of software best practices, to ensure that users are able to fully utilise the functionality to comply with maximum accuracy and efficiency. In addition, UL experts will also discuss some of the latest legislative topics impacting on industry, providing crucial information for effective strategic responses to emerging and evolving regulations.

This FREE User Group is not to be missed! You can secure your place by registering here.



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