Event Dates: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:00 to 18:00
Event Venue: 


The NIA is delighted to announce its 2017 Symposium and AGM, hosted on March 30 in Brussels, in the heart of the beautiful museum and Royal Park area.

Regulatory preparedness is the ongoing priority for innovators and users of nanotechnology and with increasing focus on Safe by Design, members will stay ahead of the game.

A nano community

The symposium will feature speakers from the European Commission, European Observatory for Nanomaterials, plus case studies from members and expert speakers for discussion throughout the day. 

In addition to detailed review of latest regulatory developments from across the globe, the symposium will also focus on how companies futureproof their commercial development through Safer by Design.  Hear from Members and about latest design tools/processes available to support a safe and sustainable pipeline.

The symposium is open free of charge to NIA members plus, new in 2017, an invited guest per member.  Non-members may attend for €150.


1000: Registration and coffee

1030: Welcome address, Claire Skentelbery, Director General, NIA

Session: Regulatory developments and updates

1040: Modification of REACH Annexes – Where are we?

1100: Status of the nanomaterial definition review

1120: European Observatory for Nanomaterials

​1140: Recent global developments

1200: Joint discussion on regulatory updates and developments

​1230: Lunch

Session: Future-proofing industry innovation

​1330: Safe-by-Design tools for sustainable development

1400: Sustainable development – Case studies from NIA members

1440: Nano experience in other sectors – Communication along the value chain

​1500: Coffee

Session: NIA Annual General Meeting - NIA Members Only

​1530: General assembly presentations and votes

​1600: NIA discussion - Association development and priorities

​1715: Close


·       NIA members plus invited guest: free

·       NIA non-members: €150 & 21% VAT

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please complete the registration form HERE