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BIFMA Chemicals of Concern Summit

4/29/2013 to 4/30/2013
When: April 29 - April 30
Monday 9:30 am - 5 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 3 pm
Where: Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48108
United States
Contact: Brad Miller

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Join us at the "BIFMA Chemicals of Concern Summit" where we will define the future of chemical strategy for the furniture industry by:
  • Examining trends in chemical regulation, assessment, and disclosure/transparency that could inform an update of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard chemicals of concern list
  • Exploring the possibility of creating a contract furniture industry chemicals and materials database to ease reporting and compliance for all participants in the supply chain and manufacturers


  • Tom Lent, Healthy Building Network
  • Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Denise Van Valkenburg, Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Clinton Boyd, Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse
  • Meg Whittaker, ToxServices LLC
  • Joseph Rinkevich, SciVera
  • Gregory Howard, US EPA DfE
  • Thomas Gloria, Industrial Ecology Consultants (Invited)
  • Alex Mlsna, Kimball International 
  • George Thompson, Chemical Compliance Systems, Inc.
  • Sean Burek, GreenWERCS
  • James Ewell, GreenBlue’s Material IQ™ Database
  • Mahya Wood, NSF International

Monday, April 29
9:30 am   Registration
10 am   Building Industry Trends
11 am   Trends in Chemicals Policy
12 noon   Lunch
1 pm   Short-term Options and Long-term Strategy for the Chemicals of Concern Lists
5 - 7 pm   Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, April 30
8 am     Chemical Management Systems
8:15 am  Information Management Systems
12 noon   Lunch
1 pm    Concluding Panel - Setting the Stage
3 pm    Closing

$100 - Members; $150 - Non-members
(Cost includes lunch both days)

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel- 3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 
BIFMA has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate. Reserve your room by April 19 at or 1-888-627-7098.

Cost $200.
Exhibitors will receive a table space located adjacent to the general session area and have access to attendees both days. Exhibitors will also receive acknowledgement from the podium, brand visibility in conference materials, and reference in the audio/visual presentation.
NOTE: The cost to exhibit does NOT include attendance. Exhibitors must also register to attend. To register as an exhibitor click here.

For more information, contact Brad Miller or Lisa Young.

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