Environmental rules and regulations are evolving 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 will have 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


6:30 PM - 7 PM
7 PM - 8:15 PM
Presentations followed by Q&A
8:15 PM - 9 PM
Networking, light dinner


  • Olegario Monegal (President at Firmenich China)

    Olegario Monegal

    President at Firmenich China

    Olegario Monegal was appointed as Firmenich President China as of July 1, 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.

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  • Jan Kreibaum (Regional President of Greater China & Korea at Clariant)

    Jan Kreibaum

    Regional President of Greater China & Korea at Clariant

    Jan Kreibaum was appointed Clariant's President of Region Greater China & Korea on September 1, 2013.

    Jan has strong management experience gained through organizations 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.

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

    Felix Ding

    Head of Health, Safety, Environmental & Business Continuity Management (HSE & BCM) Campus Shanghai and Commercial Operation China at 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 organized by State Administration of Work Safety.

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  • Peter Corne (Managing Partner, Shanghai at Dorsey & Whitney LLP)

    Peter Corne

    Managing Partner, Shanghai at 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 reutilization, cleaner coal, geothermal, soil restoration, and energy efficiency sectors in China.

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  • Julia Coym (Senior China and North-East Asia Analyst at Control Risks)

    Julia Coym

    Senior China and North-East Asia Analyst at 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.

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