Element is hosting the second installment of its industry-leading seminar series on 20 September at Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium.

The EU and Global Product Compliance seminar is a free one-day training seminar that will focus on the critical aspects of design, testing, certification and global approvals needed to successfully run and manage any testing and compliance program. The event will cover important recent updates to key EU regulations including CE Marking, Wireless and Radio devices, Explosive Atmospheres and Medical Devices. It will also explore international routes to certification and global approvals needed to successfully manage the compliance and qualification of your new product development or new territory launch.

This is a fantastic opportunity to network with key industry stakeholders and discuss the key issues that product designers, manufacturers and suppliers must consider when approaching product testing and approvals.

Lunch and refreshments are provided and delegates can choose the sessions that they wish to attend during the day. Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive tour of Manchester City Football Club.

The event starts at 9am and ends with a free stadium tour at 3:45pm. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Event Agenda

The seminar will include dedicated breakout sessions of training delivered by Element Materials Technology’s Engaged Experts on testing and certification for CE Marking, Medical Devices, Explosive Atmospheres, Wireless and Radio, Safety Testing, EMC and Environmental testing, with an EU and Global focus.

Agenda for the Element EU and Global Product Compliance Seminar 2017

  • 09:00-09:30  Registration 
  • 09:30-10:00  Introduction - The routes to commercial compliance 
  • 10:00-10:45  CE Marking: What, When, and Why
  • 10:45-11:15  Risk Assessment case studies: What should you be doing?
  • 11:15-11:45  Coffee
  • 11:45-12:45  Morning breakout training sessions. Choose from:

-Explosive Atmospheres: Directives and Standards
-The Radio Equipment Directive
-How reliable are your products? Tailoring a reliability test plan around your product’s life cycle

  • 12:45-13:45   Lunch 
  • 13:45-14:30  Afternoon breakout training sessions. Choose from:

-The New Medical Device Regulations: Impact and implications
-Navigating the NRTL: What you need to do differently for US Safety compliance
-How do you de-risk your EMC testing?

  • 14:30-14:45  Coffee
  • 14:45-15:15  The future is wireless - The rise of the Internet of Things
  • 15.15-15.45  Taking your products global
  • 15:45-16:00  Final remarks, Close and Tour 

Getting to the Event

The event will be held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, M11 3FF. Please use the South Stand entrance for the event. Stadium security staff will be performing bag checks upon entry, so please bring valid photo ID and arrive with plenty of time to avoid missing the start of the event.

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Free Car Parking

Free parking for cars and motorcycles is available onsite at the Etihad Stadium. Event attendees should follow instructions for the South Stand from MCFC site staff.


There is a regular Metrolink train service to the Etihad Campus stop from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Journey time is approximately 10-15 minutes.


There is a safe, well lit and signposted walking route available from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Follow the ‘City Link’ signs. It will take approximately 25 minutes to walk to the Etihad Stadium from the city centre.


There are a number of bike racks around the stadium. The Club accepts no liability and all bikes are left at their own risk.


Event Registration

This event is free of charge, but places must be reserved in advance.

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Element’s training events are extremely popular and as a result we limit the numbers of registrations per company. If the seminar is full, potential attendees can join the waiting list and you will be notified when a space becomes available.

All attendees can join the free tour of MCFC following the conference, which will cover all the key backstage areas of the stadium. Please register your interest during the registration process to allow us to determine numbers.

The event is fully wheelchair accessible; please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

If you have any questions regarding registration for the event, please contact esther.taylor@element.com or call +44 2037 449 221. 


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