Environmental Protection: How Companies Stay ahead of Regulatory and Policy Trends

  • When:
    Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Where:
    64F, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai, 上海世茂皇家艾美酒店64楼
    789 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai
  • Price:
    RMB 250 including light dinner. Members only.

Environmental enforcement is intensifying, increasing operating costs and disrupting operations. This is happening in a context characterised by rising professionalism, effective information sharing and their strong commitment to environmental protection.

The rules and regulations are evolving at a steady pace and enforcement is tightening. In addition to the new environmental tax coming into effect in 2018, central and local authorities are continuously introducing or amending measures covering range of concerns, including emissions, waste disposal, fees, reporting and disclosure.

To get practical insights, we have invited prominent speakers from Firmenich and Novartis. In their presentations, these multinational companies will present their approach and explain how they deal with these changes.

In the second part of the evening, we are having a panel discussion to further discuss the topic and see how businesses can get in front and stay ahead of environmental policy, regulatory and enforcement trends. To help you prepare and mitigate risk exposure, our expert panel will discuss:

  • What is changing: The rules, the fees, the players, the financial and operational exposure of your business
  • Why are things changing: New generations of leadership and regulatory professionals, strong consensus on urgent need
  • Who are the significant actors: More enforcers, changing KPIs, rise of social media and instant reporting, and increasingly vocal complaints
  • How to prepare: Know your local authorities, understand your sector, assess your real risk
  • How to stay ahead: Government engagement, proactive communications, community engagement, associations

18:30 - 19:00 Registration
19:00 - 20:15 Presentations followed by Q&A
20:15 - 21:00 Networking, light dinner


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Speaker Introduction

Olegario Monegal

President Firmenich China

Olegario Monegal was appointed as Firmenich President China as of 1 July, 2017 responsible for the China market P&L. He joined in Firmenich in 1998 and played many key different high-level roles in the Perfumery division, in France, Latin America, North America and the Headquarters in Geneva. His last position was Vice President of Creation Development and Innovation with global responsibility on perfumers, fragrance development, marketing, consumer insights and applied technology. Prior to joining Firmenich, he worked for Deloitte and Touche in the Corporate Finance area. Olegario is a Spanish citizen and he obtained a MBA degree from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

Jan Kreibaum

Regional President of Greater China & Korea, Clariant Chemicals

Jan Kreibaum was appointed Clariant's President of Region Greater China & Korea on 1 September, 2013.
Jan has strong management experience gained through organisations that span three continents and across multiple cultures. Before taking up the position as Clariant's Regional President of Greater China & Korea, Jan was CEO of Knauf Asia-Pacific, a leading international building materials company headquartered in Germany. Prior to that, Jan held various senior sales and business management positions at leading chemical companies such as BASF and Ciba Specialty Chemicals for over two decades. Throughout his career, Jan has gained extensive international work experience in Asia and Europe, and developed a proven track record in the chemical industry.
Jan holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Felix Ding

Head of Health, Safety, Environmental & Business Continuity Management (HSE & BCM) Campus Shanghai and Commercial Operation China, Novartis

Before Novartis, Felix was at Solenic to lead the Asia Pacific Environmental,  Health, Safety (EHS) & Product Regulatory function. He also served for nine years as Greater China HSEQ Head at Lanxess Chemical. Felix graduated from Wuhan University with a Master in Environmental Law and obtained his Environmental Engineering Bachelor from East China University of Science & Technology. He is a Certified Safety Engineer and was invited to present National People Congress environmental legislation and participated in safety legislation program organised by State Administration of Work Safety.

Peter Corne

Managing Partner, Shanghai, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Peter has been involved in helping foreign companies identify and implement renewable energy and cleantech projects in the China market since 2003. He has developed a robust clean technology and renewable energy practice in China focusing on carbon credit generation and trading, M&A, greenfield projects and collaborations with Chinese parties. He has implemented projects in the solar, electric vehicle, energy storage, biofuel, wind, water treatment, carbon capture and reutilisation, cleaner coal, geothermal, soil restoration, and energy efficiency sectors in China.

Julia Coym

Senior China and North-East Asia Analyst, Control Risks

Julia Coym is a senior analyst in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in Shanghai and consulting on regulatory, political, and security issues in China and North-East Asia. Julia has worked on numerous projects advising clients on how to respond to intensifying regulatory enforcement on environmental, anti-competition and anti-corruption issues. In addition to working on bespoke consulting projects and stakeholder mappings, Julia is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ Country Risk Forecast (CRF) and PRIME services.

Event contact

Joanna Zhang
+86 21 6218 5022 ext. 24