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Wednesday, February 22 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Breakout Session # 13: Safety Provisions and Risk Assessment Around the Globe - How Regulators Promote Fair and Consistent Product Safety Practices Across Markets

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We are living in an increasingly globalised world where markets are getting closer to each other. This means that consistency across markets becomes a key factor to protect customers. Regulators from Europe and Canada will present their forward-looking methods in risk assessment and share their approaches (including use of safety provisions and standards) to addressing product safety fairly and consistently. Likewise, an industry representative will share their complimentary experiences with risk assessment in various jurisdictions and the challenges that business faces in that context – a case study will be used to frame these interconnected perspectives."

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Matthias Honnacker

Senior Ministerial Officer, Bavarian Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
Dr. rer. sec. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Honnacker has been employed as Senior Ministerial Officer at the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection since December 2013. In the unit responsible for Technical Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance, he deals with fundamental... Read More →

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Katie Greenwood

Director, Risk Assessment Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada
Katie Greenwood is the Director of the Risk Assessment Bureau of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate (CPSD) where she is responsible for information and data management including mandatory incident reporting and cosmetic notification; triage; surveillance and monitoring... Read More →
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Fabian Gwosdz

Senior Function Manager Product Integrity and Quality, Andrea Stihl AG & Co
Fabian Gwosdz is a Senior Function Manager of Product Integrity and Quality at ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG (“STIHL”).  STIHL develops, manufactures, and sells handheld outdoor power equipment, including forestry, garden, and construction equipment.  In his current role, Fabian... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Grand Cypress B/C