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Wednesday, February 22 • 2:05pm - 3:15pm
Plenary Session # 5 - The Rise of Global Risk and Regulatory Action: Rorschach, Regulators & Risk...Do We See the Same Hazards?

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 Don't miss this must-attend panel where you will hear from high ranking product safety officials from all over the world. The panelists will share valuable insight about global risk and regulatory action. Be the first to learn from leading regulators about their perspective on risk and regulatory action!

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Richard O'Brien

Director of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Richard O’Brien is Director of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  He oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  He also coordinates efforts with other U.S. government agencies on import product safety issues.  Mr. O'Brien is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Officer with over 29 years of federal service. Before joining the... Read More →

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Geoff Barrett

Director of the Risk Management Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Division, Healthy Environments & Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada
Geoff Barrett is the Director of the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) of the Consumer Product Safety Division, HECS, HC.  In this role he is responsible for the development of risk management approaches including communications with consumers, contributing to the development of regional, national and international standards, developing regulations, and coordinating Canada's national compliance and enforcement program for consumer product and... Read More →
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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 questions of general product safety as well as cooperation in market surveillance in Germany and at European and international level. In addition, he is the... Read More →
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Martin Rushton

Principal Advisor with Trading Standards, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, New Zealand
Martin Rushton is the Principal Advisor with Trading Standards which is a regulatory unit within the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment in New Zealand. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in Consumer Protection issues with a primary focus on consumer product safety.  The majority of his career was with Trading Standards in the UK - mainly in Scotland - for over 30 years before emigrating with his family to New Zealand in... Read More →
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Daniella Sumter

Deputy Director of Internal Market Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Suriname
Daniella Sumter is in the Directorate of internal market Affairs in Suriname.  Mrs. Sumter oversees the regulatory and policy activities of the department. Within this department the special Units have their own focal points of persons in local government and international agencies concerning consumer affairs, Competition , National quality infrastructure, Metrology and overall economic market aspects trade related.  Mrs. Sumter has... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:05pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress D- I

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