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Monday, February 20
 

7:00am

8:00am

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) - Meeting Open To RILA Members Only
Open to RILA Members Only  - for more information contact Mark Dunham at mark.dunham@rila.org.

Moderators
avatar for Kathleen McGuigan

Kathleen McGuigan

Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Kathleen McGuigan handles regulatory and compliance matters and oversees RILA's Compliance Council and Product Safety Committee.  McGuigan joined RILA after 11 years as senior counsel for JCPenney, where she was responsible for providing legal advice on international, trade, product safety, regulatory compliance and contract matters.  McGuigan started her legal career in the U.S. Customs Service Office of Chief Counsel and then went... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Cypress A

10:30am

Associated Meeting - Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) Information Meeting (Open To All ICPHSO Attendees

The Society of Product Safety Professionals invites you to learn more about this new membership and certification entity organized by a group of Saint Louis University product safety program graduates to serve consumer product safety professionals through professional development activities and certification examinations. Members of the organizing committee look forward to sharing information and dialogue.

 


Speakers


Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Poinciana C-D Room Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel

12:00pm

ICPHSO Opening Session/Lunch
Moderators
avatar for Nancy A. Cowles

Nancy A. Cowles

President, ICPHSO

Sponsors
avatar for BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards
Diamond Sponsor and Exhibitor


Monday February 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Cypress D- I

1:00pm

Tutorial # 1: Consumer Risk Perception & Decision Making
Tutorial will shed light on human factors research findings that help to explain behavior as it relates to consumer products and risk.  Session will explore issues ranging from risk perception to how consumers actually use instruction manuals when assembling and using consumer products.  Relevant product examples will be used to exemplify research findings.

Moderators
avatar for Celestine T. Kish

Celestine T. Kish

Senior Engineering Psychologist, Division of Human Factors, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Celestine Kish has been with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for more than 28 years.  She is a Senior Engineering Psychologist in the Division of Human Factors.  During her tenure with the CPSC, she has done extensive work in areas pertaining to children’s products, and is considered the Commission's expert on age determinations.  She has given a number of presentations both nationally and internationally... Read More →
avatar for Carol Pollack Nelson, Ph.D

Carol Pollack Nelson, Ph.D

President, Independent Safety Consultant
Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D. is a human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety. She works as a consultant and researcher, providing guidance to stakeholders on product safety issues including anticipating hazards in product designs, reasonable use scenarios, supervision, age grading, warning label and instruction design. In addition, she has worked with manufacturers on the development of information and education campaign

Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Poiniana A-D

1:00pm

Tutorial # 2: Pre & Post-Market Risk Assessment Approaches

Panel tutorial on risk assessment approaches focusing on the ways that different product safety professionals look at risk to 1) evaluate potential product hazards, and 2) determine which risks may merit discussion with CPSC or Health Canada and corrective action.


Moderators
avatar for Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis

Owner, ComplyEthic Consulting, LLC
Leona Lewis, J.D. is the owner of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC, a compliance consulting company focused on strategic risk management for consumer product companies.  She is also the host of the weekly podcast Masters of Disaster featuring interviews with risk, ethics and compliance experts and others with experience useful for practitioners. Leona Lewis has almost two decades of experience in the legal industry focused on the areas of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bell

Larry Bell

Director of Product Safety, North America, BSH Home Appliances Corporation
Larry Bell is the Director of Product Safety for BSH Home Appliances Corporation, headquartered in Irvine California.  He is responsible for the development and oversight of BSH’s product safety compliance program and specifically manages the process of reviewing the safety of all products manufactured in the US or imported from other locations around the world and sold in North America prior to market release.   Mr. Bell... Read More →
avatar for Michael A. Del Negro

Michael A. Del Negro

Senior Counsel, Product Safety & Chief Compliance Officer, GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Michael A. Del Negro is Senior Counsel, Product Safety and Chief Compliance Officer for GE Appliances, a Haier company headquartered in Louisville.  Mr. Del Negro is responsible for developing and managing the businesses’ global product safety, product compliance, product liability and product quality legal programs and processes.  Michael works cooperatively on voluntary recalls and other industry safety initiatives with... Read More →
avatar for Thomas A. Lewandowski, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Lewandowski, Ph.D.

Principal, Gradient
Dr. Thomas Lewandowski is a toxicologist and chemist working in Gradient’s Seattle, Washington office. He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics, metals toxicology, and developmental toxicology. He is currently leading Gradient’s efforts in the emerging area of green chemistry. He is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health where he... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Grand Cypress C

1:00pm

Tutorial # 3: Avoid Getting Burned: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Risk

Supply chains are becoming ever more complex. But one broken link in the chain can cause major business disruption, cause significant financial and reputational damage, and can put consumers in harm’s way. This session will help you recognize and understand the various risks through multiple tiers of a supply chain.  It will explain what to consider when sourcing from small- and medium-sized enterprises or moving manufacturing overseas. Our experts will then turn to defining strategies to avoid getting burned by suppliers, including performing market and facility due diligence, risk-sensing tools and analytics, and contingency plans that help build resilient supply chains.


Speakers
avatar for Don Mays

Don Mays

Managing Director, Product Safety, Compliance & Quality, Deloitte & Touché, LLP
Donald Mays is a Managing Director within Deloitte & Touche’s Supply Chain Risk Management practice, focusing on product safety, compliance and quality assurance. He brings more than 35 years of technical experience leading to a deep understanding of how companies can identify and mitigate their risks. Don was formerly the Senior Director, Product Safety and Technical Policy for Consumer Reports. He led his organization’s... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Tam

Vincent Tam

Head of Partnership Program, CMA Testing & Certification Laboratories Limited
Dr. Vincent Tam is Head of Partnership Program with CMA Testing & Certification Laboratories Limited. In his current capacity Vincent partners with brands and factories on supply chain management & solutions; chemical, safety and quality assurance program; compliance management program; system development & enhancement program; and risk management program. He brings in 40+ years experience working for brands (Mattel; Hasbro; The... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Magnolia A - C

2:15pm

Afternoon Networking/Exhibitor Break
Sponsors
avatar for TUV SUD

TUV SUD

TUV SUD
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor | TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider specialising in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. Represented by more than 24,000 employees across 850 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD’s consumer product safety portfolio adds value to businesses, consumers and the environment. www.tuv-sud.com/cps


Monday February 20, 2017 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Pre-Function A

3:00pm

Breakout Session # 3: Advanced Topics in Managing Product safety Risk Arising in the Supply Chain

Product conformity and risk associated with product safety can be affected by decisions about where to source manufacturing of that product. This panel will discuss vendor qualification, transparency in the supply chain and detection of unauthorized subcontracting. Product continuity and substitution of unapproved raw materials will be examined as symptoms of unauthorized subcontracting. The panel will explore methods for detecting and prevention of unauthorized subcontracting.


Speakers
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Charles Coletta

Senior Vice President, Quality, Fourstar Group
Charles Coletta has spent over thirty years in the field of product and materials testing, quality assurance and regulatory compliance.  He began his career as a test engineer and laboratory manager with Law Engineering in Atlanta, GA.  At that time, he began working with a small startup company called The Home Depot, writing specifications and performing testing for products imported from China.   That was how he entered... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Raymond Lui

Dr. Raymond Lui

Global Service Line Manager of Non-Food Chemical Laboratories, Product Service Division/Vice President of Global Business Line Manager, Toys and Childrens Products, Product Service Division, TUV SUD
Dr. Raymond  Lui is currently the Global Service Line Manager of Non-Food Chemical Laboratories in Product Service Division and concurrently appointed as the Vice President of Global Business Line manager, Toys and Children’s products in Product Service Division.  His key responsibilities are to manage and to grow the business line for the retail sector. Dr. Lui has in-depth knowledge in the field of materials science. His 20... Read More →
avatar for Fred Waelter

Fred Waelter

Global Business Lead, Responsible Sourcing, UL Consumer and Retail Services, UL LLC
Fred Waelter is the Global Business Lead for UL’s Responsible Sourcing group. Fred has over 12 years of experience in responsible sourcing, having conducted more than 500 social audits and 200 C-TPAT security audits in 13 countries and territories in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  Fred has experience managing investigations of general media allegations, child labor, unauthorized subcontracting and sandblasting, illegal... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Grand Cypress C

3:00pm

Breakout Session # 1: The Year In Review - A Civil Penalty Overview In The Wake of Gree, Spectrum Brands and Zen Magnets

Mark your calendar and attend this breakout session to explore important civil penalty developments.  Within the last year, we have seen many developments in the civil penalty world, including the Gree maximum civil penalty, the Spectrum Brands and Zen Magnets court opinions, and multiple statements from Commissioners.  In addition, as of January 1, 2017, the maximum civil penalty for a related series of knowing violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act became $16,025,000.  Get the latest information at this breakout session. 


Moderators
avatar for Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson

Senior Managing Associate, Dentons US LLP
Sarah Carlson is a senior managing associate at Dentons, where she focuses on consumer products and advertising law.  Sarah is a member of ICPHSO and presented at the 2016 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization Annual Meeting & Training Symposium (presentation titled - "Civil Penalties 2016 Spring Training – Know The Strike Zone and Avoid Compliance Misses").  She also serves on the ICPHSO Annual... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer W. Feinberg

Jennifer W. Feinberg

Senior Counsel, Office of Commissioner Robert Adler, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Jen Feinberg is Senior Counsel to Commissioner Robert Adler at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  In this role she serves as a strategic advisor to the Commissioner on all legal and policy matters before the Commission with a frequent focus on compliance, enforcement, and rulemaking activities. Jen first joined CPSC in 2010 as a Trial Attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Division of Compliance and served as Acting... Read More →
avatar for Mike Gentine

Mike Gentine

Senior Counsel, Office of Commissioner Joseph P. Mohorovic, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Mike Gentine is Senior Counsel to Commissioner Joseph P. Mohorovic, a role he has been in since 2014. Mike serves Commissioner Mohorovic as both chief legal counsel and lead speechwriter, and he has spearheaded efforts in a number of policy areas, including regulatory reform, Commission adjudicatory practice, and burden reduction. Prior to joining Commissioner Mohorovic’s staff, Mike was an associate at Baltimore healthcare firm... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Weintraub

Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues.  Ms. Weintraub represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and within voluntary... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Grand Cypress D- I

3:00pm

Breakout Session # 2: Managing Speed to Market in an Ever-Chaging Regulatory Landscape

The market is changing, consumer behavior is changing.  Demand and Supply has replaced Supply and Demand. Speed  and efficiency are the dominant drivers in the process. Retailers, brands and manufacturers continue to be challenged with complying with the ever-changing, and complex, regulatory environment (federal, state and local).   The “need for speed” and the necessity to be compliant is putting stress on the entire supply chain.  This panel discussion will cover the associated risk factors and present measures to manage those risks at an upstream level in the supply chain to minimize cost and address speed to market.


Moderators
avatar for Rick Horwitch

Rick Horwitch

Vice President, Global Strategy and Supply Chain Solutions, Bureau Veritas - Consumer Products Services
Rick Horwitch is Vice President, Global Strategy and Supply Chain Solutions, for Bureau Veritas – Consumer Products Services.  Bureau Veritas is the world’s oldest and one of the largest providers of Quality, Healthy, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability (QHSES) services.  Bureau Veritas’ customers include 41 of the top 50 retailers and brands in North America and Europe.  Rick’s focus is on developing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claudette D. Hunter

Claudette D. Hunter

Senior Director of Global Regulatory Affairs, Abercrombie & Fitch
Claudette Hunter is known in the retail industry for her expertise in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. During her career at Abercrombie & Fitch, Claudette established the Quality Assurance Department for all brands including Hollister Co, Gilly Hicks and abercrombie kids. In 2010, with the onset of A&F’s aggressive international expansion plan, Claudette established the A&F Global Regulatory Affairs Division.  She... Read More →
avatar for Larry Whitney

Larry Whitney

Director, Global Compliance, Polyconcept
Larry Whitney has been with Polyconcept for over 11 years.  Polyconcept is the world’s largest supplier of promotional products, operating around the globe. With main offices in the US, Europe, Hong Kong, Canada and China, the company supplies a wide range of promotional, lifestyle and gift products through a network of advertising specialty distributors. As Director, Global Compliance, he provides guidance to Polyconcept’s... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Poinciana A-D

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 4: Potential Safety Hazards Associated with Counterfeit Goods

Product counterfeiting is a billion dollar industry that negatively affects the global economy. Once thought to be a crime associated with luxury knock offs, counterfeiting has become a sophisticated realm leaving virtually no brand or product untouched.  Poor workmanship and lack of concern for standards jeopardizes the health and safety of unknowing consumers.

This panel will give the attendee an insightful view of how counterfeiting is being combatted on the frontlines.  Through working with numerous government and private entities, companies can work together to negate this criminal act.


Moderators
avatar for Jason Daniels

Jason Daniels

Senior Investigation Manager, UL
Jason Daniels is the Senior Investigation Manager with Underwriters Laboratories’ Global Security & Brand Protection Unit.  His primary responsibility is to facilitate intellectual property theft investigations in the Americas.  Mr. Daniels has focused his efforts on combatting counterfeiting for over 14 years.  He has written curriculum that has been presented throughout the United States concerning fraud... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Aguilar

Aaron Aguilar

Investigation Manager, Global Security & Brand Protection Unit, UL LLC
Aaron Aguilar is the Investigation Manager with Underwriters Laboratories’ Global Security & Brand Protection Unit.  He is assigned to oversee and manage anti-counterfeiting investigations in Latin America.  Mr. Aguilar works closely with government agencies at all levels, providing Anti-Piracy related trainings and lending assistance in investigations. Prior to UL, Mr. Aguilar worked for the Recording Industry Association... Read More →
avatar for Colette Durst

Colette Durst

Senior Corporate Counsel, IP, Tyco/Johnson Controls
Colette Durst has over 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law, as both a paralegal and an attorney. Colette is based in Boca Raton, Florida and leads the trademark team for Johnson Controls. Colette’s primary responsibilities encompass all aspects of brand protection, particularly anti-counterfeit, gray market, trademark enforcement, domain name enforcement, trademark clearance, trademark counseling and trademark... Read More →
avatar for Sanjiv D. Sarwate

Sanjiv D. Sarwate

Counsel, Senior Consultant, Dell Inc.
Sanjiv D. Sarwate is Counsel, Senior Consultant with Dell Inc. Prior to joining Dell in April 2011, he spent fourteen years in private practice in Chicago, specializing in trademark and copyright law. His duties at Dell include all aspects of trademark practice, with a particular emphasis on anti-counterfeiting enforcement. A frequent speaker on trademark law issues, he also served as an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School in... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Grand Cypress C

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 5: Raising Risk Assessment to the Highest Levels

All product manufacturers need to understand risk and reward before introducing products into the marketplace but those within a company may view the importance of risk assessment differently. Compliance and quality assurance departments understand the obligation a company has to analyze, alter and improve products throughout the risk assessment process. However, not all companies fully understand how detailed or complex a risk assessment program should be and the placement and where the reporting structure should sit within the company.

This panel discussion about the creation of risk assessment programs, the commitment companies should have for a fully vetted and executional program and why the C-Suite should be fully invested and support quality assurance and risk assessment programs and departments.


Moderators
avatar for Lisa Trofe

Lisa Trofe

Director, Product Safety & Certification, Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Lisa Trofe is the Director of Product Safety & Certification for the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  In this role, she oversees the trade association’s product safety programming, including the Certification 2.0 program, which certifies 2,000+ juvenile products in 25 product categories annually.  In addition to serving as the liaison between JPMA members and testing labs, Lisa actively engages with CPSC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrica Edwards

Patrica Edwards

Voluntary Standards Coordinator, CPSC
Patricia (Patty) Edwards is the Voluntary Standards Coordinator for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Patty received her B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Va Tech and her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to her career with the CPSC, she spent 15 years in private industry working as a litigation technical expert and project manager for a forensic engineering firm. After joining the... Read More →
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Antonio Fernandes

Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Dorel Juvenile
Antonio Fernandes is the Director of QA and Regulatory Affairs and Compliance for Dorel Juvenile USA’s Design and Development Center’s Quality Management System.   Mr. Fernandes has over 20 years of experience in product development and regulatory affairs.  He oversees Quality Engineering, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Research and Development Laboratory and the Internal Auditing Program.   He is a member... Read More →
avatar for Brian Grochal

Brian Grochal

Global Technical Lead - Juvenile Products, UL
Brian Grochal is the Global Technical Lead for Juvenile Products at UL, working closely with UL’s global labs to ensure accuracy and consistency, and supporting clients by developing innovative solutions to complex challenges. Brian’s knowledge encompasses US, Canadian, European, and Australian standards, global compliance systems, product lifecycle management, traceability systems, risk assessment, and more. He most recently served... Read More →
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Steve Marton

Partner, VisioCap, LLC
Steve Marton is currently a Partner in VisioCap, LLC a lower middle market private equity firm that focuses on business in the consumer products category. In addition, Steve provides consulting and advisory services to companies and investors in the consumer package goods industry with a focus in the baby and pet sectors. Previously, Steve was the Senior Operating Advisor at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a lower middle market private equity firm... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Poiniana A-D

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 6: Discussion of Policy Views on Consumer Misuse of Products

CPSC Commissioners Adler and  Mohorovic discuss their views on what the Commission’s policy should be with respect to regulating products in which much of the risk to consumers arises from their misuse of products.


Moderators
avatar for Mike Gentine

Mike Gentine

Senior Counsel, Office of Commissioner Joseph P. Mohorovic, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Mike Gentine is Senior Counsel to Commissioner Joseph P. Mohorovic, a role he has been in since 2014. Mike serves Commissioner Mohorovic as both chief legal counsel and lead speechwriter, and he has spearheaded efforts in a number of policy areas, including regulatory reform, Commission adjudicatory practice, and burden reduction. Prior to joining Commissioner Mohorovic’s staff, Mike was an associate at Baltimore healthcare firm... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honorable Robert Adler

Honorable Robert Adler

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Robert (Bob) S. Adler is a Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He began serving as a Commissioner August 18, 2009. He was renominated by President Obama on May 14, 2014 and confirmed by the senate on December 2, 2014. His term runs through October 2021. Prior to his appointment, he served on the Obama Transition Team and co-authored a report on the CPSC for the Obama administration. Prior to assuming... Read More →
avatar for Honorable Joseph P.  Mohorovic

Honorable Joseph P. Mohorovic

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Joseph P. Mohorovic has been sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Mohorovic on October 13, 2013, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 28, 2014, to a term that expires in October 2019. | Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Mohorovic was Senior Vice President of Intertek, a global leader in product testing, where he was responsible for all aspects... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Grand Cypress D- I

6:00pm

 
Tuesday, February 21
 

6:30am

Symposium Registration (All Day)
Symposium registration open all day

Speakers
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 6:30am - 7:00pm
Registration area

7:00am

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for Bracewell

Bracewell

Bracewell LLP
Gold Sponsor
avatar for CSA Group

CSA Group

CSA Group
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor


Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Portico/Pre-Function

7:00am

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Session - Welcome From President Nancy Cowles and Planning Chairman Rick Brenner
Welcome by ICPHSO President and Planning Chair

Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, Product Safety Advisors LLC
Rick Brenner is president of Product Safety Advisors LLC.  For 12 years, ending, January 2016, Brenner was president and CEO of Prime Resources Corporation (primeline.com), a manufacturer and supplier in the promotional products industry.  Primeline carries about 2,000 unique consumer products which it manufactures and imports from more than 100 factory partners throughout Asia and India.  Since 2007, Brenner has been... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently President of the International Consumer Product... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:15am
Grand Cypress D- I

8:15am

Plenary Session # 1 Product Safety Shark Tank

This interactive panel will follow the product safety path of millennial inspired and innovative products from the initial product pitch to dealing with product safety issues and customer communications crises in the age of social media and online reviews. The session will also demonstrate how the millennial and centennial generations are driving changes in the consumer product marketplace that are increasingly impacting product safety and engage the audience on how to deal with new and traditional types of product safety issues with modern products aimed at connected consumers.

 


Moderators
avatar for Matthew Howsare

Matthew Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice Washington, D.C., Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation on compliance with product safety regulations, product safety incident reporting, imported products, recalls, civil penalty proceedings, investigations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Galbo

Joseph Galbo

Social Media Specialist, Office of Communications, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Joe Galbo joined the Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communication in June 2016 as a Social Media Specialist. In this role, he coordinates the digital content and strategy behind all CPSC social media platforms and websites.  Previously, Joe held a similar position at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ where he revitalized the institution’s digital media strategy and honed an appreciation for blowing things... Read More →
avatar for Gina Lee

Gina Lee

Product Safety and QA Specialist, UncommonGoods
Gina Lee is the Product Safety and QA Specialist for Brooklyn-based e-retailer UncommonGoods.  At UncommonGoods, she has focused her attention in growing and developing a product safety program that goes beyond general compliance and regulations to meet the standards of a fast-paced, mission-driven retailer. Prior to joining UncommonGoods, Gina served as an environmental consultant, specializing in indoor air and water quality. In these... Read More →
avatar for Jared Nelson

Jared Nelson

Senior Account Executive, Crisis and Rsk Management, Edelman
Jared Nelson is a Senior Account Executive with Chicago’s Crisis & Risk Management practice, Jared provides counsel to a variety of clients in the consumer products, education, sports, technology, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Specializing in crisis plan development, crisis simulations, scenario planning, risk assessments, research and data analysis, media monitoring and digital strategy, his recent client work has... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:15am - 9:45am
Grand Cypress D- I

9:45am

Plenary Session # 2: Innovation in Products: How to Manage Quality and Compliance In a Brave New World of Technology

Emerging technology in the consumer products market is growing faster than ever. Products in our daily life are getting smarter: from wearable electronics and fashion accessories to virtual reality and 3D printing. With this growth come challenges and questions:  Are the products safe? Do they work? Who is monitoring risk? How are they regulated? The panel will discuss these questions and how each stakeholder group approaches this evolving world of new products.


Moderators
avatar for Ben Kornblet

Ben Kornblet

Regulatory Affairs Manager, Consumer and Retail Services Division, UL
Ben Kornblet is a Regulatory Affairs Manager in UL’s Consumer and Retail Services division where he leads a team that advises clients on how legislative and regulatory activity might impact a client’s supply chain. Prior to joining UL in 2015, Mr. Kornblet was the Principal of BKC Group where he provided regulatory and business consulting services to clients with interests in the regulatory developments at the Consumer Product... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Mattulke

Tim Mattulke

Vice President of Technical Services and Consultancy, Bureau Veritas - Consumer Products Services
Tim Mattulke, since joining BVCPS in 2009, has held various positions; most recently responsible for technical services and consulting activities for BVCPS in the Americas region. These teams provide specialized services to help clients meet the challenges associated with global expansion while managing risk and protecting private brand. Additionally, these teams are responsible for monitoring global regulatory events that affect the consumer... Read More →
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction , U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury associated with consumer products, including the development of new mandatory safety regulations and new voluntary standards, conducting product safety assessments... Read More →
avatar for Meghann Supino

Meghann Supino

Senior Associate, Business Group, Ice Miller
Meghann Supino is a senior associate in Indianapolis-based Ice Miller in its Business Group, where she serves clients in a wide array of regulatory and business matters.  Primarily, Meghann has focused her practice on regulatory compliance, commercial agreements, international trade, and business litigation.  Meghann regularly advises clients on complex legal issues involving consumer product law, recalls, and reporting to federal and... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Grand Cypress D- I

10:30am

Morning Networking/Exhibit Break
Sponsors
avatar for UL

UL

UL
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor | | UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Portico/Pre-Function

11:00am

Plenary Session # 3: Tolerable Product Risk -- The Challenge of Risk Management

Safe is not simply ‘free of risk’; instead a product is deemed safe when its attendant risks are judged to be tolerable.  The determination of safe requires both a risk assessment and a judgment of the tolerance of the risks.  

Risk tolerance is one of the most difficult and controversial decisions regulators, industry, risk managers and consumers make.  A number of examples demonstrate an apparent inconsistent determination of risk tolerance:

·         Products with zero reported incidents can be recalled globally

·         Products involved in fatalities may remain in the marketplace for years

·         Products banned in one country are ok to sell in another

·         Products with known risks may be deemed more tolerable/controllable than the ones  unknown

 The tolerability of product safety risk is influenced by policy, culture, and familiarity along with numerous other factors.  This session presents an interesting dynamic with panel discussions and audience interaction.


Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's Vice President and a member of the ICPHSO Board of Directors.  She practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's St. Louis and Washington, D.C. offices and specializes in regulatory and contested proceedings arising in connection with the design, manufacture and sale of consumer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cassidy

Tim Cassidy

Director of Product Compliance and Safety, Best Buy Co.
Tim Cassidy is director of product compliance and safety for Best Buy Co., Inc., the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer.   In this role, Tim oversees the company’s product safety programs including compliance with voluntary and mandatory product safety standards, energy efficiency standards, radio frequency interference standards, and material substance requirements. Tim works in collaboration with industry... Read More →
avatar for Xiao Chen

Xiao Chen

Vice President, Product Intelligence Safety Operations, Intertek
Xiao Chen has more than 15 years’ experience advising manufacturers, retailers, governmental agencies and standard development organizations on hazard analysis, risk assessment, and risk communication.  Her specialty resides in both food and non-food consumer products, and her primary area of focus has been product design at pre-market stage.
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Honorable Joseph P. Mohorovic

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Joseph P. Mohorovic has been sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Mohorovic on October 13, 2013, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 28, 2014, to a term that expires in October 2019. | Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Mohorovic was Senior Vice President of Intertek, a global leader in product testing, where he was responsible for all aspects... Read More →
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Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent, Inc.
Gene Rider spent 25 years at Intertek focused on the design, development, manufacturing and qualification of consumer goods.  He recently joined Exponent, a science based company that solves complex technical problems and provides design and process safety consulting services to the consumer product industry.  Gene has worked closely with the medical and scientific community to develop innovative technologies for assessing the risks... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Grand Cypress D- I

12:30pm

Lunch (Tuesday) - Keynote Speaker - Florian Beerli, Sr. VP, Product Recall, Westchester, a Chubb Company
Keynote Speaker during lunch:

Florian Beerli, Senior Vice President, Product Recall for Westchester, a Chubb Company, joined the organization in June 2012 to launch the Product Recall Division.  Florian has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience with a particular emphasis in crisis management.  With over 15 years of experience in Product Recall, Florian Beerli is a leading Product Recall underwriting specialist, domestically and internationally.

Speakers
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Florian Beerli

Senior Vice President, Product Recall, Westchester, a Chubb Company
Florian Beerli, Senior Vice President, Product Recall for Westchester, a Chubb Company, joined the organization in June 2012 to launch the Product Recall Division.  Florian has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience with a particular emphasis in crisis management.  With over 15 years of experience in Product Recall, Florian Beerli is a leading Product Recall underwriting specialist, domestically and internationally.

Sponsors
avatar for ICIX

ICIX

ICIX
Diamond Sponsor and Exhibitor | | ICIX helps the retail industry’s leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active Transparency™. Our solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Grand Cypress D- I

2:00pm

Plenary Session # 4: Reset for Product Safety? Impacts of a New Administration on the Consumer Product Safety Commission

With a new Administration, there are inevitably implications for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission including new leadership, funding levels and priorities. What will new leadership look like and mean for the CPSC? What do changes in the makeup of the House and Senate mean for product safety efforts? What are the priorities of stakeholder groups? What is the best way to achieve product safety goals in this new era? Participants in this plenary will include experts who represent all segments of the product safety community.


Moderators
avatar for Rachel Weintraub

Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues.  Ms. Weintraub represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and within voluntary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Gilbert

Pamela Gilbert

Partner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP
Pamela Gilbert is a partner in the law firm of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP, based in Washington, DC.  Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca fights for consumers, businesses, workers and governments using the tools of litigation, lobbying and public advocacy. Gilbert heads up the lobbying practice at the firm. Gilbert is the former Executive Director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  She has over 25 years of experience in... Read More →
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Edward Krenik

Partner Policy Resolution Group and Senior Principal for Government Affairs, Bracewell LLP
Ed Krenik is a Partner in the Policy Resolution Group (PRG) and Senior Principal for government affairs at Bracewell law firm in Washington, D.C. With extensive prior service in senior staff positions in both the legislative and executive branches, he is uniquely qualified to guide corporations, industry coalitions, trade associations and nonprofit organizations through the legislative and regulatory aspects of government advocacy... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen McGuigan

Kathleen McGuigan

Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Kathleen McGuigan handles regulatory and compliance matters and oversees RILA's Compliance Council and Product Safety Committee.  McGuigan joined RILA after 11 years as senior counsel for JCPenney, where she was responsible for providing legal advice on international, trade, product safety, regulatory compliance and contract matters.  McGuigan started her legal career in the U.S. Customs Service Office of Chief Counsel and then went... Read More →
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Jennifer Shecter

Direct, Content Impact & Corporate Outreach, Consumer Reports
Jennifer Shecter is the Director of Content Impact & Corporate Outreach at Consumer Reports. In this capacity, she helps lead outreach and communications with manufacturers, partners, and policymakers, coordinating public service activities, and pursuing strategic initiatives to advance the organization's mission of serving the consumer interest. Specifically, Ms. Shecter is the primary contact with manufacturers and government agencies in... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress D- I

3:15pm

Afternoon Networking/Exhibitor Break
Sponsors
avatar for IKEA

IKEA

IKEA
Gold Sponsor | | Welcome to the all-under-one-roof furnishing company! Whatever product you’re looking for. Whatever service you might need – planning, delivery, assembly or installation. Whether you run a pop-up café or a hotel chain. Whether you’re just about to start or been around for decades. We’re here to make things work for you. Business owners – make yourselves at home!No matter if you work in an... Read More →
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Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas
Gold Sponsor, Conference Bag and Exhibitor | | Bureau Veritas’ Consumer Products Services division is a world-leading concept-to-consumer supply chain solutions partner working with organizations throughout the supply chain. With well in excess of 100 offices and laboratories spread around the world, we are proud to be the quality managers for many of the world’s leading brands, retailers and their supply chains. | | With a presence... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Pre-Function A

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 7: Peer-to-Peer Workshop: Shared Tips, Tools, and Horror Stories to Help Navigate the Imperfect Supply Chain

Is there really such a thing as a perfect supply chain? What happens when the ivory tower of rules and regulations comes face to face with the harsh realities of overseas production? How do you balance competing priorities of product safety, price and time to market? While some larger firms may have the know-how and resources to implement robust supply chain programs, the honest truth is that many companies are simply not big enough or have not dedicated the necessary resources to properly manage their supply chain. 

You, compliance professionals, are not alone in navigating these difficult decisions. This engaging, interactive session is designed for compliance professionals to learn from one another and from the panelists.  This is a great session for first-time attendees and those new to compliance as well as seasoned veterans willing to share their experiences. 

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen

Principal, Neal Cohen Law LLC
A former CPSC official, Neal Cohen brings a wealth of experience in representing companies before the CPSC. Lead author of CPSC's Regulatory Robot, Neal works with Fortune 500 companies and many small and medium size companies to customize compliance and regulatory solutions. Not only does Neal have extensive knowledge of CPSC's safety requirements, he also understands how the CPSC and its staff really think when investigating a consumer... Read More →
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Anne Stone

Director, Public Affairs, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI),
Anne Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). In this role, she is responsible for guiding PPAI’s legislative and government relations efforts—including taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C. to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Anne also oversees the Association’s product responsibility programs... Read More →

Speakers
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Andy Blahnik

Quality and Compliance Manager, Gemline
Andy Blahnik is the Quality and Compliance Manager at Gemline, a premier supplier in the promotional products industry. In his role he is responsible for ensure the quality and compliance of products and ensuring the factories used meet local and international standards. Andy travels to overseas factories frequently to review processes and products and also work closely with local teams. Prior to his role at Gemline, Andy was station in China... Read More →
avatar for Chin Kuay

Chin Kuay

Senior Manager of Product Compliance, Office Depot
Chin Kuay is a frequent speaker in product safety and regulatory compliance symposiums around the country. He has participated in the 2015 and 2016 ICPHSO sessions as a panelist. He is currently the senior manager of product compliance in Office Depot. Prior to the current position, he worked in a similar area in Walmart. Prior to his regulatory compliance positions, he held business positions in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Singapore. His... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Cypress D- I

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 8: Toy Safety: Revised ASTM F-963 Standard and Strategies to Manage Emerging Hazards
This panel will feature an overview of the recently adopted changes to the ASTM F963 Toy Safety Standard. In addition, panelists will discuss new and emerging toy safety issues and hazards, as well as best practices and strategies to manage those risks in the supply chain.  Specific toy testing strategies and practices will also be discussed, as will recent CPSC and other international recall and compliance activities and how manufacturers, importers and retailers of toys can best anticipate and avoid negative compliance actions

Moderators
avatar for Al Kaufman

Al Kaufman

Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs, Toy Industry Association, Inc.
Alan P. Kaufman is a toy industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience addressing product safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and product testing issues for toy companies and retailers.  Mr. Kaufman is currently Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs at the Toy Industry Association, Inc. (TIA).   Mr. Kaufman previously served as Vice-President for Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently President of the International Consumer Product... Read More →
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Andrew Farhat

Vice President of Product Integrity, Kids II
Andrew Farhat has been actively involved in the quality assurance industry for over 15 years with experience in many phases of the globalized supply chain, including retail, laboratory and manufacturing.  In his current role, he is the Vice President of Product Integrity for Kids II, a global toy/juvenile product company.  He is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the systems and processes that impact and... Read More →
avatar for Pratik Ichhaporia, Ph.D.

Pratik Ichhaporia, Ph.D.

Director of Technical Services (Toys, Hardlines and Softlines), Intertek
Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia is a frequent speaker and author on quality, safety and environmental issues affecting the textiles, toys, and hardlines industries. In his capacity as Director of Technical Services, Dr. Ichhaporia provides counsel to Intertek customers about compliance with and changes to regulations related to consumer product safety, chemical management and harmful substances, including California Proposition 65, California Green... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Cypress C

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 9: We Feel Your Pain! Explore The Gaps And Solutions For Better Chemicals Management in Consumer Products

This breakout session will be an interactive exploration of consumer product chemicals management processes, discussion of needs/gaps, and overview of available solutions to close gaps. Participants will contribute perspective on chemicals management “pain points” and priorities for improving results. We will discuss available tools and frameworks for evaluating chemicals as well as seek input and share the business value prospect of an enhanced chemicals management program. The workshop will culminate with a “sprint” to show how participants can quickly enhance a current chemicals management program toward business value.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Eliason

Pam Eliason

Senior Associate Director and Industry Research Program Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Pam Eliason is the Senior Associate Director and Industry Research Program Manager at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Since 2000 she has managed several programs, including the Academic Research program, which provides funding for University of Massachusetts researchers to conduct pertinent research that could lead to the reduction in the use of toxic chemicals by Massachusetts industries.  Pam also manages the Industry Incentive... Read More →
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Bob Kerr

Co-Founder and Principal, Pure Strategies
Bob Kerr is Co-founder and Principal of Pure Strategies.  During the last three decades he has advised businesses, government agencies and NGOs on approaches to promote sustainability for products, services and programs.  His work has included support for green chemical initiatives of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council and for Walmart’s supply-chain sustainability initiatives.  He has also worked extensively with... Read More →
avatar for Joe Rinkevich

Joe Rinkevich

Founder & President, SciVera LLC
Joe Rinkevich is Founder & President of Scivera LLC. Scivera provides its state of the art chemicals management software platform, Scivera Lens, to companies of all sizes to support compliance, product stewardship, and supply chain optimization efforts worldwide. Many of the world’s best-known brands use Scivera Lens to assess a vast amount of supplier chemical information for human and environmental health while protecting supplier... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Cypress B

5:15pm

ICPHSO Board Of Directors Diamond Sponsorship Reception (Invited Guests Only)
Invited guests only for this ICPHSO Board of Directors  Diamond Sponsorship Reception -  Consider becoming a Diamond Sponsor at future ICPHSO events.  Contact Executive Director, Marc Schoem at mschoem@icphso.org for information.

Sponsors
avatar for ICIX

ICIX

ICIX
Diamond Sponsor and Exhibitor | | ICIX helps the retail industry’s leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active Transparency™. Our solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins.
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BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards
Diamond Sponsor and Exhibitor


Tuesday February 21, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm
LaCoquina

6:15pm

ICPHSO Welcome Reception - All Symposium Attendees Invited - Complimentary Drinks (2) and Appetizers Provided by ICPHSO
All symposium registered attendees are invited to attend this reception.  Come meet other attendees while visiting the exhibitor booths. Two complimentary drinks and appetizers provided.

Sponsors
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Amazon

Amazon
Platinum Sponsor and Exhibitor


Tuesday February 21, 2017 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Portico/Pre-Function

7:45pm

ICPHSO Dine Around - Maggiano's Italian Restaurant
Join other Symposium Attendees at Maggiano's Italian Restaurant for a three course fixed price dinner.   More information available on the ICPHSO website at www.icphso.org.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Howsare

Matthew Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice Washington, D.C., Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation on compliance with product safety regulations, product safety incident reporting, imported products, recalls, civil penalty proceedings, investigations... Read More →
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Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →



Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:45pm - 10:00pm
Maggiano's Point Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL
 
Wednesday, February 22
 

6:30am

Symposium Registration (All Day)
Symposium registration open all day

Speakers
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:30am - 7:00am
Registration area

7:00am

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor | Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all... Read More →
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STC

STC
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor


Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:00am - 7:45am
Portico/Pre-Function

7:45am

ICPHSO Opening Session and Presentation of the Ross Koeser Achievement Award
2016 Recipient, Joan Lawrence, will present the Award to the 2017 Recipient:  David Schmeltzer

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently President of the International Consumer Product... Read More →
avatar for David Schmeltzer

David Schmeltzer

Product Safety Consultant, Consumer Product Safety Consultant
David Schmeltzer is a product safety consultant who specializes in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He joined the Commission shortly after it was formed in 1973 and remained with the Commission working with seven different Chairmen. First as Deputy General Counsel and then held the key position of Director of Compliance for the CPSC for twenty years. He is a founding member and a former Vice President of ICPHSO... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:45am - 8:00am
Grand Cypress D- I

8:00am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Opening Session With Executive Director Patricia Adkins and Welcome by Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle
CPSC Morning Opening Remarks by CPSC Executive Director, Patricia Adkins and Welcoming Remarks From CPSC Acting Chairman, Ann Marie Buerkle.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Adkins

Patricia Adkins

Executive Director, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
In September 2014, Patricia H. Adkins was appointed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as its Executive Director, serving under Chairman Elliot F. Kaye.  Ms. Adkins is responsible for managing the agency’s $125 million public health and safety budget and more than 500 employees.  She also served the Commission for more than seven years as the Chief of Staff to former Chairman Ann Brown.  For more than 30... Read More →
avatar for Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013. Her term expires in October 2018.   Prior to joining the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ms. Buerkle served the people of Upstate New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time in Congress, Ms. Buerkle served on the Oversight & Government Reform... Read More →



Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Grand Cypress D- I

8:30am

Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction Update - Including Guide To Saferproducts.gov Business Portal
Hear updates on the activities of the CPSC's Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (oversees all CPSC technical offices and staff).  Also hear information on CPSC's saferproducts.gov business portal, including how to register a business, make an update to an existing entry, and how to receive and respond to consumer product safety incidents through the business portal.  After the session, CPSC staff will be available at the ICPHSO Registration Desk to help register firms on the spot as well as help firns with any needed updates to their business entry.

Speakers
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction , U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury associated with consumer products, including the development of new mandatory safety regulations and new voluntary standards, conducting product safety assessments... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Grand Cypress D- I

9:15am

Mandatory Requirements and Risk Assessment
Speakers
avatar for John Boja, Ph.D.

John Boja, Ph.D.

Lead Compliance Officer, Chemical Hazards, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. John Boja received his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from Kent State University in consortium with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1988.  He then joined the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and worked on the molecular pharmacology of the dopamine transporter.  While at NIDA, Dr. Boja received awards from the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the American College of Neuropharmacology... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:05am
Grand Cypress D- I

10:05am

Morning Networking/Exhibit Break
Sponsors
avatar for Toy Industry Association

Toy Industry Association

Toy Industry Association, Inc.
Gold Sponsor | Founded in 1916, the Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. Over the past 100 years, TIA has led the health and growth of the toy industry, and today its 950+ members account for an estimated 90% of the annual $25 billion U.S. domestic toy market.* The... Read More →
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Dentons

Dentons US LLP
Gold Sponsor and Hotel Key Sponsor | Benefit from the world's largest law firm, offering clients more services in more locations than any other legal services provider. Dentons offers you an unmatched presence across the globe with experienced lawyers in more than 140 locations serving 57 countries. Get customized service from across the globe and around the world. Find an office near you


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:05am - 10:25am
Portico/Pre-Function

10:25am

Small Business: How Well Do You Know The New Toy Standard: An Interactive Presentation

Through examination of the Frankentoy, a hybrid toy comprised of several common toy components, attendees will learn federal toy labeling and testing requirements along with the applicable parts of the new toy standard, ASTM F963-16.  The presenters will pose questions via a Q&A format and attendees will answer via anonymous poll using their smartphones.  Small business resources available through the Consumer Product Safety Commission will also be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Shelby Mathis

Shelby Mathis

Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Shelby Mathis currently serves as the Small Business Ombudsman at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  The SBO office is the agency’s primary point of contact for small businesses seeking assistance in complying with agency rules.  In her role as SBO, Shelby provides information, guidance, and technical assistance to small businesses in a fashion that is clear, easy to understand, and consistent with agency... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:25am - 11:10am
Grand Cypress D- I

11:10am

Risk Evaluation From A Compliance Defects Perspective

This presentation will focus on the defect investigation process utilized by the Office Compliance, and will discuss the factors taken into consideration when evaluating the risk posed by a product. Also included will be information about Commissioner involvement in the approval of corrective action plans where there is a death associated with the recalled product.”


Speakers
avatar for Blake Rose

Blake Rose

Director, Defects Investgation Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Blake G. Rose is the Director of the Defect Investigations Division in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  He oversees a staff of Compliance Officers responsible for investigating and recalling hundreds of types of defective and dangerous consumer products. Prior to joining the CPSC in 2003, he worked for over 20 years in claims at several major property and casualty insurance... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:10am - 12:00pm
Grand Cypress D- I

12:15pm

Lunch
Join us for lunch and after lunch is served we will hear from CPSC Commissioners Ann Marie Buerkle and Marietta Robinson in a panel discussion moderated by Eric Rubel.  During this panel discussion between the Commissioners we will hear each of their views on key issues facing the Commission.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy A. Cowles

Nancy A. Cowles

President, ICPHSO

Sponsors
avatar for Intertek

Intertek

Intertek
Platinum Sponsor and Exhibitor | For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise we provide innovative and... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:15pm - 12:55pm
Grand Cypress D- I

12:55pm

CPSC Day Luncheon Session - Point/Counterpoint with Commissioners Robinson and Buerkle
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Acting Chairman Buerkle and Commissioner Robinson will provide their respective views on key Commission issues through a panel discussion, moderated by Eric Rubel.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Rubel

Eric Rubel

Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Eric Rubel focuses on product safety matters and related litigation. He was General Counsel to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 1994 to 1997.  Mr. Rubel has extensive experience helping companies assess their compliance with CPSC regulations, in developing effective recalls in the US and as part of coordinated global corrective action plans, in avoiding unnecessary recalls, and in defending CPSC late reporting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013. Her term expires in October 2018.   Prior to joining the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ms. Buerkle served the people of Upstate New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time in Congress, Ms. Buerkle served on the Oversight & Government Reform... Read More →
avatar for Honorable Marietta Robinson

Honorable Marietta Robinson

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Marietta S. Robinson is a Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. President Barack Obama nominated Ms. Robinson on January 24, 2013, she was confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2013, and was officially sworn in on July 2, 2013 to a term that expires in October 2017. Ms. Robinson practiced as a trial attorney for 35 years, handling a wide variety of complex litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants.  Ms. Robinson... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:55pm - 1:40pm
Grand Cypress D- I

1:50pm

International Afternoon Welcome - Opening Plenary Session
Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's Vice President and a member of the ICPHSO Board of Directors.  She practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's St. Louis and Washington, D.C. offices and specializes in regulatory and contested proceedings arising in connection with the design, manufacture and sale of consumer... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:50pm - 1:55pm
Grand Cypress D- I

1:55pm

Keynote Address - Dr. Takashi Tatsumi, President, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), Japan

Takashi Tatsumi was appointed as the 4th President of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) on April 1, 2015.

Prior to joining the NITE, Dr. Tatsumi served as Executive Vice President for Research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He also served as Vice-president for the International Zeolite Association. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the British Zeolite Association. He is also an editor of the Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical.

His achievements are outstanding and he has won many awards. The main prizes are as follows: Catalysis Society of Japan Award in 2003, Science & Technology Award from the Minister of Education & Science in 2005, Japan Petroleum Institute Award in 2006, Chemical Society of Japan Award in 2007, and Alwin Mittasch Prize from DECHEMA, the expert network for chemical engineering and biotechnology in Germany, in 2012.

He obtained his Ph.D. in engineering from The University of Tokyo.


Speakers
avatar for Takashi Tatsumi, Ph.D

Takashi Tatsumi, Ph.D

President, Japan National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Takashi Tatsumi was appointed as the 4th President of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) on April 1, 2015. Prior to joining the NITE, Dr. Tatsumi served as Executive Vice President for Research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He also served as Vice-president for the International Zeolite Association. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the British Zeolite Association. He is also an editor of the... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:55pm - 2:05pm
Grand Cypress D- I

2:05pm

Plenary Session # 5 - The Rise of Global Risk and Regulatory Action: Rorschach, Regulators & Risk...Do We See the Same Hazards?
 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!

Moderators
avatar for Richard O'Brien

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Barrett

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 →
avatar for Matthias Honnacker

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

3:15pm

Afternoon Networking/Exhibitor Break
Sponsors
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TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor | | The TÜV Rheinland Group is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, the Group employs 20,000 people. It generates annual revenues of € 1.88 billion. The Group’s mission and guiding principle is to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology and the... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Portico/Pre-Function

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 10: Practical Lessons In Identifying Risk, Using Effective Tools to Manage it, and Using Data to Meet Regulatory Reporting Obligations - In Otherwords, How To Stay Out Of Trouble!

Under the Consumer Product Safety Act, manufacturers, retailers and importers are required to report certain product safety information to CPSC.  What guidance and tools exist to assist industry in identifying reportable safety issues at the earliest possible moment to avoid late reporting and exposing consumers to an avoidable risk?

Through this panel of industry representatives and a practicing attorney we will discuss the following: 1) Development of a comprehensive internal compliance program to identify risks/defects before they can do harm to your customer; 2) Use of available systems to assist you in identifying risks/defects; and 3) Understanding what data to collect and review to assist in making appropriate determinations and when to actually report information to CPSC.

This panel consists of experienced product safety professionals, who also have one common element among them - they (and the moderator) all previously worked at CPSC - so with this panel you get both the industry perspective as well as insights from the panelists based upon their experiences at CPSC on what you might expect from the regulatory agency responsible for product safety.





Moderators
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl A. Falvey

Cheryl A. Falvey

Co Chair Advertising & Product Risk Management Group,Crowell & Moring, Crowell & Moring
Cheryl A. Falvey is co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Advertising & Product Risk Management Group, a member of the firm's Management Board, and the former general counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). An experienced trial lawyer, she defends class actions, unfair competition, product liability and other mass tort claims arising out of consumer, occupational, and environmental exposures, as well as antitrust, trade... Read More →
avatar for Ken Hinson

Ken Hinson

Senior Director, U.S. Product Safety & Compliance - U.S., Walmart Stores, Inc.
Kenneth R. Hinson joined Walmart Stores, Inc. in October of 2013, and serves as Senior Director for U.S. Product Safety and Compliance.  In this role, Ken is responsible for leading the development, implementation and execution of strategies, goals and objectives related to the Product Safety and Compliance function at Walmart Stores and Sam’s Club.  Prior to joining Walmart, Ken served for more than three years as the Executive... Read More →
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Richard Stern

Techtronics Industries, Hunt Valley, MD
Richard Stern received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1990. Since then he has specialized in evaluating and developing management systems and processes intended to incorporate safety into the design, manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of a wide variety of products. Mr. Stern’s career in safety includes seventeen years of federal service, including seven years overseeing safety at a large... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress D- I

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 11: Practical Issues In Managing Product Safety In China

For more than four decades the majority of consumer products sold were imported from China. In the last decade due to the huge increase in the Chinese middle class, China has become a major importer of consumer products. 

The panel will discuss an overview of the product liability and quality regime in China including the major pieces of legislation at issue, the types of liability that may arise, how China defines and treats defects, the key agencies likely to be encountered, and touch briefly on issues like recalls, product inspections, and product certifications. 

The panelists will discuss details on how various products are categorized in China, various national and local government and industry standards, and certification and inspection processes. 

A major retailer presently selling in China will focus on issues related to implementation of the legal and regulatory regime, with personal company experiences. 


Moderators
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Product Law Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rod Freeman is an International Products Lawyer. He works alongside the world's leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. With more than twenty years devoted to international products law and a background in high-stakes product liability litigation, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an... Read More →
avatar for David Schmeltzer

David Schmeltzer

Product Safety Consultant, Consumer Product Safety Consultant
David Schmeltzer is a product safety consultant who specializes in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He joined the Commission shortly after it was formed in 1973 and remained with the Commission working with seven different Chairmen. First as Deputy General Counsel and then held the key position of Director of Compliance for the CPSC for twenty years. He is a founding member and a former Vice President of ICPHSO... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eugene Chen

Eugene Chen

Partner, Litigation Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Eugene Chen is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Shanghai office.  With over 18 years of combined litigation experience in the US and China, Eugene helps clients navigate the complexities of China-related product disputes. With a deep understanding of the Chinese regulatory and business environments, he helps Western clients proactively confront problems they face when doing business in China.  Eugene focuses primarily on product... Read More →
avatar for David Kosnoff

David Kosnoff

Director World Wide Compliance, Amazon
David Kosnoff serves as the Director of Worldwide Product Compliance for Amazon, overseeing the safety and compliance of over 1 billion unique items through his teams based in Seattle, Mexico City, Luxembourg, Bangalore, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. Prior to joining Amazon, David was honored to be part of Mattel’s Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance, most recently leading the team as Sr Vice President.  During his run with... Read More →
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Francis Yuk

Senior Vice President, Center Testing International (CTI)
Francis Yuk, Senior Vice President of Center Testing International (CTI) with 30 plus years veteran of consumer product manufacturing, retail sourcing, quality assurance and laboratory testing with various international organizations. Much of his career involved direct dealings and experiences with the National and Provincial Chinese officials that regulate and enforce Chinese consumer product safety laws. Francis was educated in Hong... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress B

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 12: Evaluating and Mitigating Risk Associated With Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are a desirable choice as an energy source in a broad range of applications due to the many advantages over other battery chemistries. However, using these batteries in applications requires managing and mitigating risk in a different way. The overview will provide regulatory requirements including current gaps and strengths along with a view from engineering and human behavioral contributions.


Moderators
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Melissa Williams

Director of Global Retail, Commercial & Industrial Division, UL LLC
Melissa Williams is the current Director of Global Retail for the Commercial & Industrial Division of Underwriters Laboratories headquartered in Northbrook IL. Melissa has been with UL for a two years but has more than 15 years’ experience dealing with Retailers, Distributors,   e-commerce channel, and specialty wholesalers.  Her experience includes product management, channel and business development for major consumer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ken Boyce

Ken Boyce

Principal Engineer Director, Energy & Power Technologies, UL LLC
Ken Boyce is Principal Engineer Director, Energy & Power Technologies at UL LLC. Ken has decades of experience in safety engineering across many sectors.  Most recently he has served as UL’s technical leader for the energy and power sectors, overseeing standards development and technical operations for renewable energy technologies, batteries and energy storage, advanced technology infrastructure, electric vehicle systems, power... Read More →
avatar for Tim Cassidy

Tim Cassidy

Director of Product Compliance and Safety, Best Buy Co.
Tim Cassidy is director of product compliance and safety for Best Buy Co., Inc., the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer.   In this role, Tim oversees the company’s product safety programs including compliance with voluntary and mandatory product safety standards, energy efficiency standards, radio frequency interference standards, and material substance requirements. Tim works in collaboration with industry... Read More →
avatar for Daren Slee, PE, CFEI

Daren Slee, PE, CFEI

Senior Electrical Engineer, Case Forensics
Daren Slee specializes in the failure analysis and reliability of lithium ion batteries, and low, medium, and high voltage electrical power circuits and components. He has 16 years of experience in design evaluation and testing of battery management and switching power supply circuits. He performs failure analyses of lithium ion batteries including vehicle lithium ion, as well as failure analyses of batteries of other chemistries, such as... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D

Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D

Human Factors and Safety Consultant, Huntley-Fenner Advisors, Inc.
Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D. is a human factors and safety consultant with more than 20 years in the field as a researcher, author, educator and business advisor. His doctorate is in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Huntley-Fenner Advisors, Inc. guides corporate and law firm clients on human factors, hazard analysis and decision-making relative to health, safety, product design and labeling. Dr. Huntley-Fenner was a member of the U.S. Virtual... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress C

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 13: Safety Provisions and Risk Assessment Around the Globe - How Regulators Promote Fair and Consistent Product Safety Practices Across Markets
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."

Moderators
avatar for Matthias Honnacker

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Katie Greenwood

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; risk assessment; and management of the Product Safety Laboratory.  Katie has 20 years of experience in the Government of Canada’s Health... Read More →
avatar for Fabian Gwosdz

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 works with various international departments to ensure the quality of products developed at STIHL.  Fabian has been employed at STIHL since... Read More →


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

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 14 - How Much Are Non-Manufacturers Responsible for Trying to Reduce the Risk of Products They Sell?

While manufacturers are expected to participate in developing voluntary standards, what is expected of distributors and retailers?  Are non-manufacturers expected to develop their own safety requirements where voluntary standards are not adequate? What risks are non-manufacturers assuming when they get involved in setting safety standards or in specifying safety components when industry-wide standards don't exist? What are the  tensions between manufacturers and downstream firms that sell their products? All firms are responsible for reporting defects, but what are the respective responsibilities and liabilities of setting and meeting safety standards? The panel represents several perspectives on these issues and our roundtable welcomes comments and questions from the audience.


Moderators
avatar for Roy Deppa

Roy Deppa

Partner, Marchica & Deppa
Roy Deppa is a partner in Marchica & Deppa, a product safety consulting firm established in 2005, providing services to manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers as well as to law firms and trade associations.  M&D has worked with a number of companies setting up safety management programs.  In addition, they specialize in consulting services relating to the policies and practices of the Consumer Product Safety... Read More →

Speakers
GK

Greg Knott

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Outdoor Power Equiment Institute, Inc. (OPEI)
Greg Knott is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI).  OPEI is an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers.  As an ANSI accredited Standard Development Organization, OPEI has published 16 outdoor power equipment ANSI standards.   OPEI also serves as the Administrator to the US... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen McGuigan

Kathleen McGuigan

Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Kathleen McGuigan handles regulatory and compliance matters and oversees RILA's Compliance Council and Product Safety Committee.  McGuigan joined RILA after 11 years as senior counsel for JCPenney, where she was responsible for providing legal advice on international, trade, product safety, regulatory compliance and contract matters.  McGuigan started her legal career in the U.S. Customs Service Office of Chief Counsel and then went... Read More →
avatar for Len Morrissey

Len Morrissey

Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International
Len Morrissey is a director in the Technical Committee Operations Division of ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.  In his role, he leads a team that coordinates the standardization activities of over 50 ASTM Technical Committees covering a diverse portfolio of global industry sectors ranging from petroleum products to construction materials and systems to remediation of... Read More →
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Cheryl Possenti

Partner, Goldberg Segalla
Cheryl Possenti is a founding partner of the firm and has more than 30 years’ experience in the defense of complex personal injury actions. With a practice that focuses on product liability matters and related litigation — and whose extensive experience includes defending high-profile, high-exposure class actions and professional malpractice claims — Cheryl helps clients navigate the regulatory terrain set forth by the... Read More →
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Eric Rubel

Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Eric Rubel focuses on product safety matters and related litigation. He was General Counsel to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 1994 to 1997.  Mr. Rubel has extensive experience helping companies assess their compliance with CPSC regulations, in developing effective recalls in the US and as part of coordinated global corrective action plans, in avoiding unnecessary recalls, and in defending CPSC late reporting... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Cypress D- I

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 15: 50 States-Managing Risk in a Patchwork of Laws and Regulations

While most consumer product categories are regulated at the Federal level, more and more states (not just California) are passing statutes and enacting regulations that directly impact doing business.  All aspects of the supply chain face the challenges of compliance and the failure to do so.  A panel discussion, comprised of effected constituencies, will address “real-world” scenarios and provide “take-aways” to successfully deal with the risks that arise from the ever increasing landscape of state requirements.


Moderators
avatar for Daniel Herling

Daniel Herling

Partner, Mintz Levin
Dan Herling's practice is focused on product liability issues relating to consumer products.  Specific to consumer class action lawsuits, Dan has successfully defended clients in class actions alleging false or misleading labeling or advertising of foods, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, and homeopathic products. These claims have involved probiotics, “natural” ingredients... Read More →
avatar for Julie Vallese

Julie Vallese

Managing Director, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
| julie Vallese is the Managing Director of Public and Government Affairs for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  As Managing Director, Vallese manages the public affairs, government relations and communications strategies that position JPMA as a leader on significant public policy matters to raise its profile among key audiences and stakeholder groups. Vallese also serves as the Association’s spokesperson and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark S. Fellin

Mark S. Fellin

World Wide Regulatory Intelligence Manager, Amazon
Mark S. Fellin serves as the Worldwide Regulatory Intelligence Manager for Amazon Global Trade Services. Mark is responsible for leading the development, promotion, and implementation of regulatory policies for Amazon Direct Imports  Prior to joining Amazon, Fellin served as the Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). During his time with JPMA, Mark worked closely with... Read More →
avatar for Andy R. Hackman

Andy R. Hackman

Serlin Haley LLP
Mr. Andy Hackman works to achieve success for clients at the legislative, executive, and regulatory levels across the country on a diverse set of issues. Mr. Hackman is involved in analyzing the political landscape facing client companies, creating comprehensive 360° strategies, meeting with appropriate legislators and regulators, analyzing trends, and making sure that client objectives are achieved. Mr. Hackman is a registered federal... Read More →
avatar for William Kitzes

William Kitzes

Principal, Consumer Safety Associates
Bill Kitzes is a Board Certified Product Safety Manager and Hazard Control Manager and has been a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society since 1983.  He holds an Executive Certificate in Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Engineers and a Certificate in Risk Communication from the Harvard School of Public Health.  For the past 30 years, he has provided risk assessment and product safety management... Read More →
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Lyn Pesterfield

Regulatory Compliance Manager, Prym Consumer USA
Lyn Pesterfield's current responsibilities as Regulatory Compliance Manager are to ensure the safety and compliance of seven brands and 28 product lines made and or distributed by Prym Consumer to retailers in the craft and hobby markets in the Americas and Canada. This includes packaging, regulatory compliance, testing and certifications, and quality and legal issues. | Product lines include sewing and quilting notions, findings and... Read More →


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

5:30pm

2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium Planning Committee - Orlando, Florida - February 20-23, 2018
Join Belinda May, Chair of the 2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in our initial planning committee meeting.  Help set the agenda and content for next years Annual Symposium in Orlando, Florida, February 20-23, 2018.  All are invited to attend this initial planning meeting.  ICPHSO membership will be required to participate in future planning meetings. 

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's Vice President and a member of the ICPHSO Board of Directors.  She practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's St. Louis and Washington, D.C. offices and specializes in regulatory and contested proceedings arising in connection with the design, manufacture and sale of consumer... Read More →
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Cypress A

6:15pm

ICPHSO Reception - ALL Symposium Attendees Invited - Complimentary Drinks (2) and Appetizers Provided by ICPHSO
All symposium registered attendees are invited to attend this reception.  Come meet other attendees while visiting the exhibitor booths. Two complimentary drinks and appetizers provided.

Sponsors
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SGS

SGS
Platinum Sponsor and Exhibitor | | SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world. Our core services can be divided into four categories: Inspection: our comprehensive range of world-leading inspection and... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Portico/Pre-Function
 
Thursday, February 23
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for AI ANSECO

AI ANSECO

AI ANSECO
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor | | AsiaInspection is a global leading quality-control and compliance service provider that | partners with brands, retailers, and importers around the world to secure, manage, and organize their global supply chain. | AI ANSECO, an AsiaInspection company, performs 6,000 lab tests to the full range of international standards and helps you secure your global supply chain. 


Thursday February 23, 2017 7:00am - 7:45am
Portico/Pre-Function

7:50am

Plenary Session # 6: Changing of the Gavel and Keynote Speaker Introduction
As is ICPHSO's tradition, President Nancy Cowles turns the gavel over to President Elect and Planning Chair Rick Brenner.  Introduction of Keynote Speaker.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, Product Safety Advisors LLC
Rick Brenner is president of Product Safety Advisors LLC.  For 12 years, ending, January 2016, Brenner was president and CEO of Prime Resources Corporation (primeline.com), a manufacturer and supplier in the promotional products industry.  Primeline carries about 2,000 unique consumer products which it manufactures and imports from more than 100 factory partners throughout Asia and India.  Since 2007, Brenner has been... Read More →
avatar for Nancy A. Cowles

Nancy A. Cowles

President, ICPHSO


Thursday February 23, 2017 7:50am - 8:10am
Grand Cypress D- I

8:15am

Keynote Speaker - John M. Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Join us for a keynote presentation by Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for John M. Godfrey

John M. Godfrey

Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
John Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Public Policy for Samsung Electronics America, a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea.  Based in Washington, D.C., he leads Samsung’s public policy formulation and engagement with government and industry, focusing on communications policy, digital television, wireless spectrum, health care, environment, broadband, accessibility, and other areas. An active participant in the... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:15am - 8:45am
Grand Cypress D- I

8:45am

Plenary Session # 7: How to Leverage Compliance and Risk Management-to Support Revenue Generation and Strategic Initiatives

Must compliance and risk management always be just a cost of doing business? Or is there a way to make those investments actually pay off—in better sourcing decisions, improved supply-chain collaboration, brand promotion, greater customer loyalty, and new business? These panelists will discuss companies that are automating the collection of product safety and compliance information, and using it to meet company-wide strategic goals. Some are now ready to make this information available in stores and online, to consumers poised to make buying decisions. What does it take, and how should you plan to make this pivotal transformation for your business? This session will help attendees understand how companies make the transition from compliance, testing and certification as a necessary cost, to enterprise-wide initiatives and information-sharing that help these savvy technology adopters generate revenue and surpass their competition.


Moderators
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Founder, ICIX
Matt Smith is the Founder of ICIX, where he is responsible for determining the company’s vision and cultivating strategic relationships. A recognized authority in supply chain risk management and product safety, he works with governments and advocacy groups to determine and champion industry-wide supply chain solutions. His expertise includes food and product safety, supply chain compliance, corporate social responsibility... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle

Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle

Executive Director Global Product, Safety, Quality, and Compliance, Toys "R" Us
As Executive Director, Global Product Safety, Quality and Compliance, Toys“R”Us, Inc., Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle oversees the company’s global product safety, quality assurance and compliance operations in 38 countries and jurisdictions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. She is responsible for the development and implementation of global product safety standards, in addition to quality and compliance... Read More →
avatar for Chris Fox

Chris Fox

Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hannesbrands, Inc.
Chris Fox is currently the deputy general counsel and vice president, corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) at Hanesbrands Inc. and has held that position since 2007.  His current responsibilities include oversight of HBI’s worldwide CSR programs which include its global ethics, anti-bribery, privacy, factory compliance, conflict minerals, product safety, environmental and corporate philanthropy programs.  Previous... Read More →
avatar for Jay Howell

Jay Howell

Senior Director, Product Safety and Compliance, U.S. Ethics and Compliance, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Jay Howell is the Senior Director of Legislative & Compliance Services at Walmart, responsible for oversight of the legislative services, product removals, regulatory reporting, monitoring and analytics functions of Walmart’s U.S. Product Safety & Compliance team.  Over the past 10 years, Jay held various roles at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), most recently as Deputy Executive Director Safety Operations... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Grand Cypress D- I

10:00am

Morning Networking/Exhibit Break
Sponsors
avatar for Deloitte

Deloitte

Deloitte
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor | | “Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). Each DTTL member firm provides... Read More →
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Texbase

Texbase
Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor | Your data deserves more than a spreadsheet. Texbase provides solutions for the apparel, footwear and consumer products industries, allowing companies to accelerate innovation, centralize supply chain data and trace compliance from raw materials to finished product. A pioneer in cloud-based business solutions and collaboration platforms, Texbase is easy to implement and can be deployed independently or integrated... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Portico/Pre-Function

10:15am

Plenary Session # 8: Non-Government Organizations and Industry – Do They Have the Same Objectives?
The focus of the session will be how to enhance the interactions between non-government organizations, consumer groups, industry and other key stakeholders to achieve joint progress in product safety. The objectives of this session will include: 1) Presenting examples where NGOs, stakeholders and industry have collaborated toward mutual product safety goals; 2) Exploring best practices for engagement between NGOs, stakeholders and industry; and, 3) Offering perspectives on how to enhance future engagements with these groups.  Best practices will be shared as well as potential areas of opportunity.  Audience participation and discussion will be welcomed during this session.

Moderators
avatar for Rick Hackman

Rick Hackman

Associate Director, Regulatory and Technical Relations, Procter & Gamble
Rick Hackman, Associate Director - Regulatory and Technical External Relations, has been with P&G for 28 years. Rick directs the P&G North America Regulatory and Technical External Relations organization which is responsible for regulatory compliance, regulatory/legislative influence, and technical external relations activities across all products and operations in the Region.  This group is also responsible for crisis preparedness... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013. Her term expires in October 2018.   Prior to joining the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ms. Buerkle served the people of Upstate New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time in Congress, Ms. Buerkle served on the Oversight & Government Reform... Read More →
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Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently President of the International Consumer Product... Read More →
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Phil Klein

Executive Vice President, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Phil Klein is Executive Vice President, Legislative and Public Affairs for the Consumer Specialty Products Association, overseeing the Association’s federal and state legislative affairs, membership, and meetings and conventions departments at CSPA.  Klein is a seasoned lobbyist and strategist with well-established relationships on Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies and within environmental groups and other non-governmental... Read More →
avatar for Don Mays

Don Mays

Managing Director, Product Safety, Compliance & Quality, Deloitte & Touché, LLP
Donald Mays is a Managing Director within Deloitte & Touche’s Supply Chain Risk Management practice, focusing on product safety, compliance and quality assurance. He brings more than 35 years of technical experience leading to a deep understanding of how companies can identify and mitigate their risks. Don was formerly the Senior Director, Product Safety and Technical Policy for Consumer Reports. He led his organization’s... Read More →
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Len Morrissey

Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International
Len Morrissey is a director in the Technical Committee Operations Division of ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.  In his role, he leads a team that coordinates the standardization activities of over 50 ASTM Technical Committees covering a diverse portfolio of global industry sectors ranging from petroleum products to construction materials and systems to remediation of... Read More →
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Kitty Pilarz

Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Mattel Inc./Fisher Price
Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc. / Fisher-Price, and is responsible for product safety policies for the corporation and brand.She received the 2013  Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization as a way of eliminating global barriers to trade. In 2011, Pilarz served as ASTM International’s Chairman of the Board. She is also on the ASTM... Read More →
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Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues.  Ms. Weintraub represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and within voluntary... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress D- I

11:30am

2017 International Symposium Planning Committee - Tokyo, Japan - November 2017
Come be a part of the planning for ICPHSO's 2017 International Symposiump, being held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2017.   Board Member and Planning Chairman Rod Freeman will lead the discussion and look for ideas for content for the 2017 International Symposium.  All attendees are invited to attend this initial planning meeting.  Future meetings will be limited to ICPHSO members only.

Speakers
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Rod Freeman

Partner, Product Law Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rod Freeman is an International Products Lawyer. He works alongside the world's leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. With more than twenty years devoted to international products law and a background in high-stakes product liability litigation, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an... Read More →
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Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Cypress A-B

12:00pm

2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop Planning Committee - Toronto, Canada - 6/28/2017
Come be a part of the planning for ICPHSO's 2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop, being held at the Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel on June 28, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.  Board Member and Planning Chairman Eli Szamosi will lead the discussion and look for ideas for content for the full day of product safety training.  All attendees are invited to attend this initial planning meeting.  Future meetings will be limited to ICPHSO members only.

Speakers
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Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →
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Eli Szamosi

2017 North America Regional Product Saety Training Workshop Chairman, RM4BD Inc. (Independent Consultant)
Eli Szamosi is an independent consultant.  With over 35 years of experience in risk assessment, product compliance and performance evaluation at CSA Group, he relentlessly strives in sharing product safety knowledge with a passion for developing new and innovative solutions. As a dedicated (ICPHSO) International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization volunteer member for over two decades, Eli has been a key contributor to the... Read More →



Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Grand Cypress A-B

12:15pm

Closing Session - Lunch
Sponsors
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Stericycle

Stericycle Expert Solutions
Platinum Sponsor and Exhiibitor | Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS provides the most comprehensive global collection of brand protection and enhancement solutions, specializing in product recall, retrieval, quality audit, and return services.  In today’s consumer-driven market, a company’s brand and reputation are under scrutiny 24/7. An error, not to mention crisis, can devastate a brand and destroy a company financially... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Grand Cypress D- I

12:55pm

ASTM ASSOCIATED MEETING - PPPA ROUNDTABLE (Open to all but must register in advance to mschoem@icphso.org)
If you are planning on attending this ASTM Associated Meeting - Please Send Your Contact Information To mschoem@icphso.org In Advance Of The Meeting.  All are welcome to attend.
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Whether children can access a product that could contain a potentially harmful substance and the amount of time it takes for children to get inside the packaging are key factors that dictate whether an exposure occurs, the severity of the outcome, and the design of the packaging.  This roundtable session will provide you with an overview of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act: how it works, how it helps, and what you need to know.  Expert panelists will:

·         detail the scope and origin of the PPPA,

·         provide insight to the data around its efficacy in reducing exposures,

·         dive into the implementation and application of the PPPA in multiple product categories,

·         discuss how special packaging is designed and tested, and

·         describe what enforcement may look like if something goes wrong. 



Moderators
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Kimberly Eberwine

Senior Counsel, Legal Division, Procter & Gamble
Kimberly Eberwine is currently Senior Counsel for Procter & Gamble’s North America Fabric Care business, working with iconic brands like Tide, Gain, Downy, and Unstopables.  She regularly advises on strategic initiatives, advertising and education campaigns, and regulatory compliance.  Kimberly represented P&G in the development and drafting of the ASTM voluntary safety standard for liquid laundry detergent packets, and... Read More →
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Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues.  Ms. Weintraub represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and within voluntary... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:55pm - 1:00pm
Grand Cypress A-B

1:00pm

Session # 1: Overview of the PPPA
Dr. John Boja, of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Office of Compliance and Field Operations will provide an overview of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

Speakers
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John Boja, Ph.D.

Lead Compliance Officer, Chemical Hazards, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. John Boja received his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from Kent State University in consortium with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1988.  He then joined the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and worked on the molecular pharmacology of the dopamine transporter.  While at NIDA, Dr. Boja received awards from the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the American College of Neuropharmacology... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Cypress A-B

1:30pm

Session # 2: History and Effectiveness of the PPPA
This panel will discuss the history of the PPPA and how it came into effect and discussion of the effectiveness of special packaging in reducing incidents

Speakers
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Steve Hanway

Director, Division of Hazard Analysis, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Steve Hanway is the Director of the Division of Hazard Analysis for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  His division produces reports annually on a variety of products under CPSC jurisdiction, including reports on pediatric poisoning injuries and fatalities. He is a graduate of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology and spent 18 years with the Gallup Organization where he oversaw Gallup’s Advanced Design and Analytic... Read More →
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Richard Ward

Vice President, Consumer Product Testing, Perritt Laboratories, Inc.
Mr. Richard Ward, employed at Perritt Laboratories since 1978, oversees testing of Child-Resistant Packaging under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (including compliance testing for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC) employing over 8,000 panelists annually.  The testing division carries test accreditations from The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).  |   | Active in the... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand Cypress A-B

2:30pm

Session #3: Application and Implementation of PPPA
Speakers
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Milton Tenenbein, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health Services, University of Manitoba
Dr. Milton Tenenbein is a Pediatrician and Toxicologist practising at Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg.  He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine.  He has served as President of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and The Canadian Association of Poison Control Centres.  He is a career practitioner of Injury Prevention and has served on various... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Cypress A-B

3:00pm

Break
Sponsors
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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble
Gold Sponsor


Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Portico/Pre-Function

3:15pm

Session # 4: Design and Testing of Special Packaging
This panel discussion includes information on how CR packages are designed and how testing is done.

Speakers
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Javier de la Fuente

Assistant Professor of Industrial Packaging and Technology, Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University
Dr. Javier de la Fuente serves as Assistant Professor of Industrial and Packaging Technology in the Orfalea College of Business at the California Polytechnic State University. He teaches courses in design thinking, product design and development, computer aided design, and packaging. Dr. de la Fuente’s background includes industrial and graphic design, packaging, and scientific research. His research interest lies in the area of... Read More →
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Lori Mitchell Dixon, Ph.D

Principal, Great Lakes Marketing Research
Lori  Mitchell Dixon is an experienced marketing research consultant, developing data collection methodologies that obtain insightful information from the influential members of the marketplace.  Her product evaluation and development research work has been used by packaging manufacturers, personal care and pharmaceutical companies, and other consumer marketers to launch new products, refine packages, improve opening and use directions... Read More →
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Kurt Trombley

Principle Packaging Engineer, Procter & Gamble
Kurt Trombley earned a B.S. in Packaging from Michigan State University and a M.S. in Packaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He has worked at Procter & Gamble for over 22 years across their pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter, and oral care businesses.  He developed, and continues to teach, a Poison Prevention Packaging course inside of P&G.  He also regularly consults with other P&G divisions... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand Cypress A-B

4:00pm

Session #5: PPPA Enforcement
Mary Toro, Director, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations will discuss CPSC's enforcement of the PPPA.

Speakers
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John Boja, Ph.D.

Lead Compliance Officer, Chemical Hazards, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. John Boja received his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from Kent State University in consortium with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1988.  He then joined the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and worked on the molecular pharmacology of the dopamine transporter.  While at NIDA, Dr. Boja received awards from the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the American College of Neuropharmacology... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Grand Cypress A-B

4:20pm

Session # 6: Panelist Wrap Up - Questions and Answers
Closing Session at which time all panelists will be available for questions and answers from attendees.

Thursday February 23, 2017 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Grand Cypress A-B