Achieving and Maintaining Global RoHS Compliance

June 12, 2007
Hilton San Francisco, CA

Please join Holland & Knight's partners Richard "Tad" Ferris and Dr. Hongjun Zhang who will be featured speakers at this years American Conference Institute 's Global RoHS Compliance conference in San Francisco, CA.

Europe and China now… Australia, California and others next... RoHS is exploding worldwide.

Are your systems, supply chain and compliance regimes ready to keep pace with the rapid developments in this emerging area? 

That’s a question many in the electronics industry may be struggling to answer at this point. In early 2006, everyone was scrambling to meet the requirements of Europe RoHS. Then came China – even more complex and far-reaching – and while China RoHS is being implemented in phases, other RoHS initiatives are cropping up in other parts of the world. Australia, Latin America. California has enacted AB48 – there’s even talk now of a US federal standard in the next few years.

With all these differing requirements, and lack of one global standard, it’s absolutely essential to ensure your company masters a method for translating all this information into practical, efficient, cost-effective company processes – that ensure you are in compliance with RoHS worldwide, wherever your product is distributed.

At this valuable industry forum, you’ll be able to compare notes with other OEMs, EMSs, suppliers and distributors. You’ll trade tips and practical strategies for overcoming the challenges associated with managing global RoHS. Top industry leaders, who jumped in early on and have been working their way through the challenges of implementing RoHS will share with you what’s working for them, and what’s not – and help you get the tools and information you need to ensure that you can manage the challenges of meeting compliance – globally – with RoHS regulations.

Gain valuable insights into the toughest challenges you face, including:

  • What to do now to prepare for the next phases of China RoHS
  • Materials declarations management: how to manage the challenges associated with IPC 1752 and other standards
  • Complying with different standards in different markets: strategies for success
  • Adjusting your strategy for compliance with EU v. China RoHS

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues and get your most pressing questions about RoHS answered. Spaces for this event will go quickly, so register today. We look forward to seeing you at the conference in San Francisco in June.

As Chair of the Conference, Richard "Tad" Ferris will deliver the opening remarks on Tuesday, June 12 at 9:00 AM and then follow with a presentation titled "China RoHS: New Developments and Emerging Requirements."

Dr. Hougjun Zhang will also speak on Tuesday, June 12 at 11:45 AM on "Preparing for the China RoHS "Catalogue": What is Coming Next?"

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