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IPC Symposium to focus on understanding environmental compliance.

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September 25, 2012 - To help electronics manufacturers understand recent changes and trends in environmental regulations and customer requirements, IPC will hold symposium, "It's Not Easy Being Green: Regulations and Industry Trends Update," on October 30–31, 2012 in CA. Attendees will gain up-to-date information on global regulations and customer requirements that affect all links in supply chain. Experts will share perspectives on and experiences with various directives, regulations, and rules.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

Original Press Release

Understanding Environmental Compliance Just Got Easier

Press release date: September 24, 2012

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA – To help electronics manufacturers understand recent changes and trends in environmental regulations and customer requirements, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® will hold an "It's Not Easy Being Green: Regulations and Industry Trends Update" symposium on October 30-31, 2012, in the San Francisco Bay area of California. The symposium will provide electronics manufacturers with up-to-date information on global regulations and customer requirements that affect all links in the supply chain.

Experts from electronics companies, governmental organizations and academia will share their unique perspectives on and experiences with the revised EU RoHS Directive, Asian chemical regulations, developments in EU REACH regulations and the new OSHA Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classifying and labeling chemicals rule.

Day one topics include: an EU REACH update; Gallium Arsenide Industry Team (GAIT) activities report; a RoHS II review; an Asian chemical regulations overview; declaration requirements for shipping, pack and packing materials; details of work on a draft IPC guideline for defining “low-halogen” electronics; and information on OSHA’s final GHS rule.

Also on the first day, members of a solution provider panel will provide information on ways that companies can achieve regulatory compliance and meet customer expectations and requirements.

On October 31, presenters will discuss energy efficiency and climate change, provide insights into iNEMI’s environmental sustainability roadmap and give a firsthand look at California’s proposed green chemistry regulation and its effects on the electronics industry. To round out the day, a panel of experts will tackle the topic of product sustainability.

For more information and to register for “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Regulations and Industry Trends Update,” visit, www.ipc.org/green-symposium.

Following the symposium, IPC will host a one-day conflict minerals seminar on November 1. Those interested in attending both the environmental symposium and the conflict minerals seminar will receive a $100 discount on registration. For more information on the conflict minerals seminar, visit www.ipc.org/conflict-minerals-seminar.

About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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