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Thursday, February 22 • 2:05pm - 3:15pm
Plenary # 5: International Regulator Panel

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“If past is prologue… are product safety authorities ready for the next quarter century?”  We have been faced with accelerated market developments in technology, generally, and in consumer products specifically.  Will regulators be able to cope with an exponentially dynamic consumer product market?  If the past truly is prologue, then we really cannot imagine what products will be available in 25 years. 

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Gloria Isabel Ortiz Castaneda

Product Safety and Markets Coordinator, Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
Gloria Isabel Ortiz Castaneda is a Lawyer from the Externado de Colombia University, with two master degrees from the Panthéon – Assas University (Paris II – France) in Private Law and European Comparative Law (with emphasis on Japanese, Chinese and Arab law). Member of the International... Read More →
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Richard Frewin

Assistant Director, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Regulatory Delivery, United Kingdom
Richard Frewin is an experienced national and international regulator. He is currently working on the development of the UK’s national product safety capability.  He is leading on a number of projects relating to product safety risk assessment and incident management approaches. Richard... Read More →
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Richard O'Brien

Director, Office of International Programs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard. O’Brien oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  This includes coordinating with foreign product safety agencies and providing training on U.S. requirements to foreign suppliers and to overseas buyers for... Read More →
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Eva Sinkovic

Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, European Commission
Eva Sinkovic works in Brussels, Belgium at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers as Policy officer in the unit Product Safety and Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products. She is dealing with standards for consumer products as well as with... Read More →
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Tolga Yalkin

Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Health Canada
Tolga Yalkin, In his role as the new Director General of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate  is responsible for the assessment, management and communication of health and safety risks for all consumer products and cosmetics in Canada. Tolga was previously the... Read More →

Thursday February 22, 2018 2:05pm - 3:15pm PST
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress