About the Event

For most chemistry professionals, the word risk is associated with uncertainty and negative consequences. Over the past two decades the meaning of the word risk has been expanded to include positive as well as negative outcomes. The concept of risk in the ISO standards is encapsulated in the current ISO definition: Risk – the effect of uncertainty on an organization’s ability to meet its objectives.

In this regard, the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP), in celebration of the National Chemistry Week 2020, is organizing a seminar-workshop entitled Risky Business: Risk and ISO/IEC 17025:2017, to be held on 17 February 2020 (Monday) at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, to be facilitated by Dr Edgar Paski.

About the Facilitator

Dr Edgar Paski earned his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Waterloo and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Paski has worked in industry and government in the areas of mining and mineral exploration, environmental chemistry, pulp and paper technology. He teaches courses in analytical atomic spectrometry, quality assurance and the assayer certification program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He assesses testing laboratories to the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA).

Dr. Paski's professional interests include: plasma spectrochemistry, sampling, chemometrics, automated chemical analysis, trace elements in geological and environmental materials, quality assurance, laser applications in analytical chemistry, multidimensional luminescence spectrometry, computer applications in analytical chemistry.

Who Should Attend?

Chemistry professionals working as laboratory analysts, QA/QC specialists or supervisors, including laboratory managers and owners who work directly with their respective company’s risk assessment profile, are highly encouraged to be present to update themselves on recent compliance standards and techniques regarding risk assessment.

Other professionals such as chemical engineers and the like, those working in the academe, and other interested individuals who wish to enrich themselves from the said topic are most welcome to attend.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Registered chemists and registered chemical technicians attending this event shall each gain six (6) CPD credit units, as bestowed by the CPD Council of Chemistry.

CPD Provider Details. The ICP is accredited by the PRC as a provider of continuing professional development (CPD) units for registered chemists and registered chemical technicians, with accreditation number 2017-007, approved on 15 August 2017 and valid until 14 August 2020.

Registration Fees and Inclusions

The registration fees (per person; VAT-EXCLUSIVE) are as follows:

Category Early Bird*
(By February 10)
(Pay On-site)
Active^ ICP Member PHP 2,500 PHP 3,000
Inactive/Non-ICP Member PHP 3,000 PHP 3,500

*Register by February 10 (Monday) to qualify for early bird registration.
^Proof of unexpired ICP membership required.

• Each participant must accomplish his/her payment to this event individually.
• Any inter-bank transaction fee must be shouldered by the participant.
• Each participant must register only through the online registration form below.
• Your online registration must be accompanied by the respective full payment in order to be processed. Slot reservation through partial payment, incomplete registration, or any other means is NOT permitted.
• Pay the exact amount as indicated. Any excess payment will NOT be refunded. Payments less than the total amount indicated will NOT be processed.
• The ICP shall accommodate only the first five-hundred (500) participants (both pre-registered and walk-in) in the main conference venue.
• If you have paid for your registration fee to this event but failed to do the online registration procedure below, you are classified as a walk-in participant. A limited number of walk-in participants may be accommodated to the event on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

If your company opts to deduct the VAT from the payment, an additional 15% of your respective registration fee must be added.

Registration fee covers the following: conference name tag, soft copy of the handouts and/or presentation slides, refreshments, lunch, relevant certificates. (Please note that certain items are not guaranteed for walk-in participants.)


Kindly follow the two-step procedure below to register for this event.
(Note: Payment and registration must be accomplished by each participant.)

STEP 1 of 2: REMIT YOUR PAYMENT. Deposit your respective payment to the following bank account:

Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands
(Branch: Loyola Katipunan)
Account Name: Integrated Chemists of the Philippines
Account Number: 3081-0830-95

• The participants are requested to respect the indicated deadlines for the remittance of payment.
• Any inter-bank transaction fee must be shouldered by the participant.
• If your company opts to deduct the VAT from the payment, an additional 15% of the respective registration fee will be charged.

Payment may be settled through bank deposit (cash or check) or online transfer (one registrant per deposit slip / transaction). Make sure to scan or photograph your machine-validated deposit slip or screenshot your online transaction as you will need to attach it onto the online registration form in the next step.

STEP 2 of 2: ACCOMPLISH THE ONLINE FORM. Accomplish the event online registration form (link found below). Make sure to do this step on or before February 10. For active ICP members: kindly include any proof of your active ICP membership (membership card, official receipt, membership confirmation message). Additional fees shall be applied once found otherwise.

(A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail shortly after you submit the form, which may contain further instructions. Expect to receive a follow-up e-mail from the ICP staff in case there is a discrepancy in your payment and/or registration.)

Cancellation or Transfer Policy: Cancellation or transfer of registration to another qualified individual must be done on or before February 10 (Monday). Contact Mr. Nick Tan (webman.icp@gmail.com) for this matter. All approved cancellations will be given a refund of 70% of the respective registration fee.

NOTE: Online registration shall remain open until February 10 (Monday), 11:59PM. Participants who have remitted their payment but failed to do the online registration are considered as walk-in participants. A limited number of walk-in participants may be accommodated on a “first come, first served” basis.

Slot Availability:
(More than 50% allotted slots available)

For Inquiries:

For general inquiries:
Mr. Nick Tan
Digital Engagement Manager, ICP
Email: webman.icp@gmail.com

For letter of invitation requests, kindly provide only the following information: (1) name of intended receiver, (2) his/her position in the company, (3) company name, and (4) company address.


Century Park Hotel Manila
599 Pablo Ocampo Street,
Malate, Manila