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Webinar Schedule

Webinar Series Sessions

The webinar series sessions will be hosted in April, May, and June. These webinars will be paid and will include Division Programs (Federal, State and Regulatory Advisory Councils), as well as Special Sessions.

Attendees can register for these sessions in a bundle or individually.

The webinar schedule will be added as it is confirmed below.


International Affairs Council
June 4 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST (1.5 hours)
Central & South America

From Mexico to South America, this webinar will provide attendees with an understanding of the major regulatory players throughout Central and South America, as well as their chemical control regulations, current consumer goods regulations, GHS status, and emerging issues.

Karin F. Baron, M.S.P.H., Senior Regulatory Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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Aerosol Division Program
June 10 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST (1 hour)
Recycling of Aerosol Products Webinar

Empty aerosol containers can be recycled and have value within the recycling stream; however, there are both challenges and opportunities that require the industry’s attention. These exist throughout the supply chain from container design, consumer use, collection, recycling, to markets for recycled containers. Examples include container materials and product delivery systems and post-use collection including curbside recycling, which is the critical path to circularity for residential recyclables. This webinar will provide overviews of these supply chain challenges and opportunities and how they affect the collection and the processing of aerosol containers for recycling. 

Scott Mouw, Senior Director of Strategy and Research, The Recycling Partnership – The Recycling Partnership is working to transform recycling in the U.S. through engagement with all system stakeholders, the application of best practices, the creation and strategic use of data, and the exploration of progressive recycling policy. As a leading national nonprofit working toward a modernized U.S. recycling system, The Recycling Partnership has been consistently activating impactful change in communities since 2014. We view the U.S. recycling system as the foundation for designing a circular economy where products and packaging are increasingly recirculated through material supply chains with a goal of reducing greenhouse gases, enhancing the recycling economy, and diminishing the impacts of a take-make-waste society.

David L. Wagger, Ph.D., Chief Scientist/Director of Environmental Management, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry™.” ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 20 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good jobs.

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International Affairs Council
June 11, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST (1 hour)
 Asia & Australia

Chemical safety management has been attracting attention from an increasing number of countries with the advancement of global industrialization.  Several of the countries in Asia have been developing similar regulations to REACH to manage chemicals.  This webinar will cover the latest in China, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines and Australia.

Robert Kiefer, General Manager, REACH24H

REACH24H USA is a subsidiary of REACH24H Consulting Group, a global regulatory consulting company located in Hangzhou, China.  REACH24H provides chemical regulatory compliance services for companies trying to navigate the regulatory maze in China and Asia-Pacific countries, European Union, United States and Brazil. In addition, REACH24H offers expanded services for the pesticide, cosmetic and food industry sectors.

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Communicating in a Post-Trust Era
June 16, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST (1 hour)

In this presentation, Clint Sievers, a senior vice president at language strategy firm maslansky + partners, will discuss how and why companies fail to communicate – as well as specific examples of how the right message can turn perceptions around, motivate action, and win public policy battles.

Clint Sievers, Senior Vice President, maslansky + partners

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International Affairs Council
June 17, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST (1 hour)

In many ways, Europe has become a global leader in regulations.  With a focus on covering the next six months, this webinar will cover updates on Europe’s eco-design and sustainability with their potential impacts on the consumer sector, evaluation & assessment requirements, along with issues concerning hand sanitizer and disinfectants (with exemptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond).  This webinar will also cover the implications of Brexit for the European market, as well as provide updates on Russia’s and Turkey’s chemical management programs.

Dr. David Dillon, Senior Regulatory Analyst, Chemical Watch
Christina Garcia, Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
Miljan Minic, Regulatory Analyst, Chemical Watch

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Aerosol Division
Trade & Tariff Issues

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Retail Engagement Special Session – Complete

Friday, April 24 | COMPLETE (part of the bundle package even if you missed it)

Major environmental non-governmental organizations (E-NGOs) have been effective advocates in encouraging retailers to adopt and enhance chemical management and sustainability policies. These policies continue to have a significant influence on HCPA members. The UL-WERCSmart platform is a third-party computer-based system that retailers rely on to implement their chemical management and sustainability policies.

Speaker: Mark S. Rossi, Ph.D., Executive Director, Clean Production Action
Part of the Clean Production Action team since 2004, Mark has the unique ability to bring together diverse groups and achieve innovative outcomes. In 2006, he founded BizNGO, a collaboration of organizations that work together to advance safer chemicals and sustainable materials. BizNGO’s listserv now reaches more than 1,300 businesses, health care, government, university, and environmental leaders.  In 2014, Mark co-founded the Chemical Footprint Project, the first initiative of its kind to benchmark corporations on their overall chemical management performance.

Speaker: Kieran Callahan, Managing Director, UL-WERCSmart
WERCSmart connects manufacturers with retailers to meet critical compliance and safety needs.  Kieran will discuss recent improvements to WERCSmart platform to better meet the needs of both manufacturers and retailers in organizing, analyzing and sharing product information with the highest standards of confidentiality and service.

State and Federal Advisory Council Joint Session – Complete

State and Federal Advisory Council Joint Session
Wednesday, April 29 | COMPLETE (part of the bundle package even if you missed it) 

State Advisory Council (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

Environmental Trends in the States for 2020 and Beyond
Join HCPA for a discussion on the trends in state environmental legislative and regulatory activity.  Every year, more and more states pursue legislative or regulatory action. During their discussion, our talented, in-the-know speakers will present on  the key topics being targeted around the country and offer their predictions of what we may see in the near future.

Speaker: Carolyn Hanson, Deputy Directory, Environmental Council of the States
Speaker: Alex Whitaker, Legislative Director, Committee of Natural Resources, National Governors Association

Federal Advisory Council (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

Speaker: Bruce Mehlman, Founder of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas (invited)
With more than two decades of experience in public policy, business and the law, Bruce helps leaders and organizations understand, anticipate and navigate political risk. Mehlman is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on policy and political trends, regulatory headlining business conferences and strategic planning sessions. His quarterly infographic analyses are consistently pick-up by national media and eagerly consumer by tens of thousands of reads around the world. Television networks such as CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business and Hearst often ask Bruce to appear to discuss trends and their implications. Bruce previously served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy under President George W. Bush. He also worked as a senior leadership aide in the House of Representatives, general counsel to a national political party committee, and policy counsel to Cisco Systems.

Crisis Management Session – Complete

Crisis Management Session
May 14 | COMPLETE (part of the bundle package even if you missed it) 

Delve LLC

Today, household and commercial product companies face unprecedented political and reputational risks. Yet information overload makes it difficult for public affairs professionals to accurately assess risks and opportunities for their organizations. How can you better understand and mitigate current threats while anticipating and managing trends that can affect you in the future?

The team from Delve will share how competitive intelligence can give your organization an information advantage in its legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts. Delve’s highly trained analysts help companies and trade associations in highly regulated and scrutinized industries anticipate and mitigate their political and reputational risks and better understand the public affairs challenges in their operating environments.

Delve’s Founder and CEO Jeff Berkowitz previously managed messaging and research operations for The White House, major presidential campaigns, national political and advocacy organizations, and the U.S. Department of State. He and the Delve team have helped a wide range of industries protect their interests and achieve their business and policy objectives.

Joint Floor Care and Cleaning Division Program Session – Complete

Joint Floor Care and Cleaning Division Program Session
COMPLETE (part of the bundle package even if you missed it)
Microplastics – An Emerging Issue

Microplastics are prevalent and widely detected in the environment, but the science on monitoring their hazard is less clear. Most of the regulatory activity to-date has focused on the European Union and the personal care industry, but Canada and California have recently entered the conversation. This webinar will explore what industry partners have done on the issue, the current state of the science, and how to leverage innovation to find new solutions.

  • Jan Robinson, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Director, A.I.S.E.
    European Union Perspective on Microplastics
  • Iain Davies, Senior Environmental Scientist, Personal Care Products Council
    Experiences from the Personal Care Industry 
  • Nicole Fahrenfeld, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University
    Observations in Field, Challenges of Monitoring Methods and Source Tracking 
  • Yash Parulekar, Head of Global Product Strategy, Regulatory & Stewardship, MonoSol
    How to Enable Innovation

Regulatory and Claims Management in the Face of Disruption – Complete

Regulatory and Claims Management in the Face of Disruption
May 27 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST (1 hour)

Session Sponsored by Veeva

Veeva Systems is sponsoring this session at no cost to attendees so that everyone has access to the most up to date best practices.

Disruptive events force us to rethink established practices.  This was highlighted in dramatic fashion recently by the emergence of COVID-19, when a spotlight was shone on regulatory and claims management and their need to move quickly.  Other disruptive forces may not be as acute, but nonetheless have the potential to drive significant change.  Take for example the rise of smaller competitors enabled by social media and ecommerce, and increasing demands for sustainability.  During this webinar, Veeva’s regulatory expert Jodi Foucher and product claims expert John Cooper will examine key disruptive forces and make recommendations around regulatory and claims management best practices that will help your company be better prepared for the next disruption.


Jodi Foucher, Director, Strategy, Regulatory, Veeva Systems
John Cooper, Director, Strategy, Veeva Claims, Veeva Systems