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Registration is still open for the 2023 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference October 17-18 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Regular registration pricing ends Oct. 10, with late registration beginning Oct. 11. Less than one month away, this always-popular hybrid event will cover global legislative issues, IMDS topics, and sustainability, including product carbon footprint (PCF) reporting.

Extended to two full days to make room for focus on sustainability issues, the theme is Transitioning IMDS from Materials Compliance to the Circular Economy.

Along with sustainability-specific topics, presentations will explore LCAs, updates to the battery legislation and Digital Products Passport, TSCA, responsible sourcing, recyclate, and PFAS, along with numerous IMDS updates, including what’s new in version 14.0, 14.1, and what's coming next in version 15.0.

We'll hear from various suppliers and those in the heavy equipment industry, and the IMDS Steering Committee will provide updates on ELV and REACH, as well as details on the new IMDS data structure.

Product Carbon Footprint Reporting

Starting this year, the AIAG IMDS & Product Compliance Conference will include sustainability topics such as product carbon footprint in preparation for Part & Material Level Emission reporting — a new 2024 IMDS Reporting Requirement! This is one of the most fundamental changes made to the IMDS system in many years. It is imperative that suppliers understand their responsibilities to comply with this new reporting requirement.

Along with PCF-specific content — e.g., why PCF tracking is so important and the specifics of its inclusion in IMDS — our 2023 event will explore a wide range of issues, including REACH, ELV, and ECHA updates, CLEPA and JAPIA activities, responsible materials/sourcing, and much more.

Check out additional agenda highlights below, or click here to head straight to the AIAG Store and secure your in-person or virtual spot today!

Auto Industry Hot Topics: Current Priorities and Emerging Issues: Featuring the Alliance for Automotive Innovations’ Catherine Palin, this session will explore the major chemical regulatory and legislative issues so far this year, and those that are poised to expand over the next several months.

Digital Product Passport to Life Cycle Assessment/Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive: Led by Bing Xu (iPoint-systems Gmbh) and Michael Wurzman (RSJ Technical Consulting) this presentation will focus on the Digital Product Passport to life cycle assessment, Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, what the drivers are, and how they are all connected.

Evolution of IMDS to Collect Recycled and Bio-Based Content of Materials: DXC Technology’s Roland Seibert will discuss the evolution of IMDS from enhancement proposal to IMDS Rel. 14 implementation and IMDS 025 Recommendation with a retrospective to earlier implementations.

Join us in person or virtually for this year's hybrid IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference with recordings available later.

Secure your in-person or virtual spot today to learn more. While all attendees will get the latest updates on these issues, in-person attendees also benefit from:

  • Optional 101-level tips for the IMDS training sessions (30 minutes) on Day 1
  • Networking opportunities to connect with industry leaders and peers
  • Exploring the latest innovations and spotlights at our Exhibitor Extravaganza
  • And our always popular networking reception

Sponsorships and exhibit booths are available NOW! Visit https://www.aiag.org/store/events/details?EventCode=E23IMDS for more information.



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