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Monday, February 19
 

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Special 25th Anniversary On-Site Event - ICPHSO 25th Anniversary Fireworks Celebration!
Join us at the conclusion of our Welcome Reception on Tuesday, February 20, 2018,  from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm for drinks, a special ICPHSO Desert and a 25th anniversary fireworks event outside in the wilderness area of the Grand Hyatt.  Just a short walk from our reception - we will be led outside to view a special fireworks show created to celebrate ICPHSO's Anniversary!

Event will start prompty at 8:00 pm and will be brief so it should allow all attendees plenty of time to go to dinner after the celebratory event.  Please plan on joining us for this special one time ICPHSO event.

Thanks to the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) and PYROTECNICO for sponsoring this special anniversary fireworks event!

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →
avatar for Marc J. Schoem

Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →

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Schedule Updated Frequently - All sessions, times, speakers subject to change - Updated 2/12/18
Send updates and corrections to mschoem@icphso.org.

Speakers
avatar for Marc J. Schoem

Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →


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ATTENTION: JOB MATCHING PROGRAM RETURNS TO ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
The ever popular ICPHSO job matching program will again take place during the 2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 through Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Companies with current/future openings
Safety professionals interested in seeking employment
Confidential arrangements for in-person interviews

For more information, contact our job matching program coordinator, Dr. Carol Pollack-Nelson:

email: pollacknel@comcast.net for further information

Speakers
avatar for Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

President, Independent Safety Consulting
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 manufacturers, retailers, attorneys, test labs, consumer groups, and the government on product safety issues including... Read More →


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Planning Committee Meetings - Help Plan Future ICPHSO Symposium Meetings (Annual Symposium)
Help plan future ICPHSO meetings!
Attend any or all of these planning committee meetings scheduled during the Symposium:

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm:  2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium, Washington, D.C.- Monday, February 25 - Thursday, February,28, 2019 (Matt Howsare, Symposium Planning Chairman)  - Marriott Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel - Regency Hall Meeting Room

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am: 2018 Northwest Regional Product Safety Training Workshop, Seattle, Washington -   June 2018, Dee Fenton, Planning Chair  - Palm A-F Meeting Room

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am: 2018 International Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, Week of November 12, 2018  in conjuncton with EC International Product Safety Week - Rod Freeman, Planning Chair - Palm A-F Meeting Room  

All attendees are welcome to attend these planning meetings.  Future meetings will be open to ICPHSO members only.

Monday February 19, 2018 TBA
Regency Hall - Lower Level Ballroom

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Planning Committee Meetings - Help Plan Future ICPHSO Symposium Meetings (Regional and International Meeting)
Help plan future ICPHSO meetings!
Attend any or all of these planning committee meetings scheduled during the Symposium:

 

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am: 2018 Northwest Regional Product Safety Training Workshop, Seattle, Washington -   June 2018, Dee Fenton, Planning Chair  - Palm A-F Meeting Room

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am: 2018 International Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, Week of November 12, 2018  in conjuncton with EC International Product Safety Week - Rod Freeman, Planning Chair - Palm A-F Meeting Room  

All attendees are welcome to attend these planning meetings.  Future meetings will be open to ICPHSO members only.  

Monday February 19, 2018 TBA
Palm A - F

7:00am

ICPHSO 25th Anniversary Golf Scramble (Limited to 20 people - Pre-Registration Required - First Come-First Serve) - $25 Nominal Cost to Play (ICPHSO subsidizing balance) - Meet in Lobby at 7:00 am
Meet in the lobby at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel to participate in ICPHSO's 25th Anniversary Golf Scramble coordinated by Ross Koeser,  ICPHSO Founder and first Executive Director.  Golf scramble limited to 20 People - $25 nominal cost to play. ICPHSO subsidizing balance to celebrate 25th anniversary. Pre-registration required and first come-first served.  

Further information and to register to play email Ross Koeser at: rkoeser@verizon.net. 

Speakers
avatar for Ross Koeser

Ross Koeser

Founding Member and Former Executive Director, ICPHSO
Ross Koeser's career started with the National Bureau of Standards (currently the National Institute of Science & Technology), where he worked with the states to achieve uniformity of weights and measure laws and regulations.  He transferred to the Food & Drug Administration, Bureau... Read More →



Monday February 19, 2018 7:00am - 11:30am
Hyatt Regency Golf Cypress East/North Golf Course

12:00pm

3:00pm

Symposium Bag Stuffing - VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Be a part of ICPHSO's annual Symposium Bag Stuffing Adventure.  Meet new people and help prepare us for the Symposium by helping put the Symposium bags together.  Pizza and drinks provided.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →
avatar for Marc J. Schoem

Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →



Monday February 19, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Palm A - F

5:00pm

6:00pm

ICPHSO Board of Directors Meeting & Dinner (ICPHSO Board Members Only)
Moderators
avatar for Marc J. Schoem

Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →

Monday February 19, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gardenia Room
 
Tuesday, February 20
 

7:00am

ICPHSO Symposium Registration (All Day)

Tuesday February 20, 2018 7:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk - Ballroom Level Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

7:30am

Associated Meeting: 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.

Speakers
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... Read More →



Tuesday February 20, 2018 7:30am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress A/B

10:30am

Associated Meeting - Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) - Panel Discussion on Product Safety Professional Development - Meeting Open to All
The Society of Product Safety Professionals will present a panel discussion on professional development.  Panel will highlight the backgrounds of four different professionals from various positions within the product safety field, and the different career choices and opportunities they have experienced in their own personal development.  Meeting is open to all.

Speakers
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John Barrera

Product Safety Manager, Amazon
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... Read More →
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Tim Cassidy

Director, Product Compliance and Safety, Best Buy
avatar for Shelia Gottschalk

Shelia Gottschalk

Product Integrity Consultant, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Shelia Gottschalk, Product Integrity Consultant for Hallmark Cards, began her involvement as a volunteer with SPSP in 2015 as a member of the original group that organized the SPSP. She has worked in product safety, regulatory compliance and quality management for more than 17 year... Read More →
avatar for Evan Locke

Evan Locke

Principal, RSC Global Solutions, LLC
Evan Locke is Principal of RSC Global Solutions, LLC, based in Massachusetts. He has dedicated his career leading global consumer product brands in product quality, product safety and product integrity for the past 25 years. His proficiencies and leadership areas are extensive covering... Read More →



Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Grand Cypress C Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

11:15am

ICPHSO Opening Plenary Session
Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO/Product Safety Advisors LLC
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

11:30am

LUNCH AND LEARN: CPSC COMPLIANCE BEGINNERS TUTORIAL
Come join us for the opening lunch - grab a box lunch and listen and learn as U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Compliance staff give a beginning tutorial on CPSC section 15 reporting requirements, product safety investigations, recall development, implementation and monitoring.  

While this is a beginners tutorial for those with little or no previous contact with CPSC requirements, it will also serve as a great refresher leading into further discussion by CPSC staff during CPSC Morning on Thursday, February 22, 2018.  All registered attendees are encouraged to attend and participate in this unique learning opportunity to kick off the Symposium.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Dunlap

Glenn Dunlap

Senior Product Safety Investigator, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Glenn Dunap joined the CPSC in 2002. In the 1970’s Glenn earned a B.S. in Geology at the University of Texas. He graduated during the oil depression of the 1980’s and was only able to work a short time in the oil industry. Glenn then earned his real estate license and worked in... Read More →
avatar for Beverly Kohen

Beverly Kohen

Acting Director, Field Operations, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Beverly Kohen has worked at the CPSC since 1988. She began her career as a Product Safety Investigator in the New York City office and became a Compliance Investigator several years later. She also worked as a Public Affairs Representative throughout the years and was a  Supervisor... Read More →
avatar for Justin McDonough

Justin McDonough

Director, Division of Field Investigations, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Justin McDonough started with CPSC in 2006 and has served as a Product Safety Investigator and a Supervisory Investigator in Atlanta, GA.  Prior to joining the CPSC, Justin worked as an Import Specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and as a Special Agent for the Federal... Read More →
avatar for Blake Rose

Blake Rose

Director, Defect Investigations Divsion, 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... Read More →



Tuesday February 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By CSA Group and Deloitte

12:30pm

Tutorial # 1: Lithium Ion Battery Safety in the Exponential Age
Lithium ion batteries have inundated our lives, and with their increased used we have seen more frequent reports of battery issues that can have devastating consequences.  Our panel will first explain the basic design and workings of lithium ion batteries, and demonstrate forensic techniques for determining whether and how a lithium battery may have played a role in a product-related incident.  Our panel will also explain how regulators, both in the U.S. elsewhere, have been dealing with lithium ion battery issues, and finally, explain the sometimes complicated logistics of recalls involving products powered by lithium ion batteries. 

Moderators
avatar for Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Mark Miller is an attorney and partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg.  Mark has been advising included advising clients on CPSC issues and regulations for the past 30 plus years, as well as on other issues related to consumer products, including product liability and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Jordan, PE., CFEI

Jonathan Jordan, PE., CFEI

Consulting Engineer, Engineering Systems Inc. (ESI)
Jonathan Jordan specializes in electrical engineering issues, and has performed numerous investigations into fires caused, or allegedly caused, by electrical issues. His experience includes evaluation of electronic products and their failure modes to determine whether they adhered... Read More →
avatar for Katie Greenwood

Katie Greenwood

Director, Risk Assessment Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECSB), Health Canada
Katie Greenwood is the Director of the Risk Assessment Bureau of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate at Health Canada.   In this role, Katie is responsible  for a continuum of risk detection, monitoring and assessment functions  for consumer products and cosmetics... Read More →
avatar for Rodney Grimes

Rodney Grimes

Senior Battery Engineer, SGS - North America, Inc.
Rodney Grimes is SGS’s Senior Battery Engineer, who has 17 years of industry experience. Over the past five years with SGS, Rodney has been responsible for overseeing battery and safety certification testing to a variety of standards, performing custom battery and cell level performance... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Mullin

Timothy Mullin

Principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Timothy L. Mullin, Jr. is a principal of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. He is a trial, regulatory and appellate lawyer, and his practice focuses on representing clients before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and on the defense of product liability cases, with a... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Palm A - F

12:30pm

Tutorial # 2: Techniques for Training Customer Service Reps & Other Methods for Staying Ahead of Potential Product Hazards

This tutorial will provide advice for how to anticipate and stay ahead of potential product hazards. Jenny Clifford of YETI will provide tips for training Customer Service reps so that they effectively elicit accurate reporting details from consumers and identify emerging hazards. She will explain both the types of questions your Customer Service Reps should be asking and also, the manner in which the questions should be asked in order to extract the most accurate information and anticipate potential hazards. In addition to understanding the strategies that have been shared here today for teaching customer services representatives how to identify emerging hazards, Ellie Pittman of Intertek will discuss proactive tools that can be utilized by companies to predict potential emerging hazards including leveraging historic injury data for related products. She will also explain how a consumer’s risk tolerance might change in light of new product technologies and innovations.


Moderators
avatar for Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

President, Independent Safety Consulting
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 manufacturers, retailers, attorneys, test labs, consumer groups, and the government on product safety issues including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Clifford

Jenny Clifford

Product Safety & Compliance Engineer, YETI Cooler, LLC
Jenny Clifford is the Product Safety & Compliance Engineer for YETI Coolers, LLC since 2016.  Jenny has developed a comprehensive product safety program for new products and an extensive training for customer service representatives.  Prior to joining YETI, Jenny worked for Walmart... Read More →
avatar for Eleanore Pittman

Eleanore Pittman

Safety Engineering Manager, Product Assurance, Intertek
Eleanore (Ellie) Pittman is a Safety Engineer Manager for Intertek Product Assurance and has been at Intertek for 5 years. Where standards fall short, Ellie serves to educate clients on potential product hazards and develop customized safety assessments to meet their unique needs... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

12:30pm

Tutorial # 3: Regulating vs. Voluntary Standards Development for Addressing Emerging Hazards

There is no one magic equation for determining the when and how of placing standards around a product.  The panel will share their differing views on when it is more appropriate to start rule-making versus when to initiate the voluntary standards development process in the face of an emerging product safety hazard. Panel members will share insights into establishing a culture of product safety within the organization, and a robust procedure for building safety into products, including goal setting, getting after the science of the challenge, and understanding hazards beyond functional safety assessments, and assurance of legal obligations.  Successful examples from the home appliance, furniture, and other industries will be discussed.


Moderators
avatar for Randy Cooper

Randy Cooper

Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards, AHAM
Randy Cooper joined AHAM in August 2016 as AHAM’s Vice President of Technical Operations & Standards. In this role, he is the staff leader on a host of technical and regulatory issues, including liaison with safety and performance standards organizations. He is the staff coordinator... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Don Huber

Don Huber

Director, Product Safety, Consumer Reports
Don Huber has 35+ years as a product safety professional, with extensive experience as a product safety, quality assurance, and product integrity manager.  Don is currently Director, Product Safety for Consumer Reports.  The Consumer Reports Product Safety Team engages in safety-related... Read More →
avatar for Michael Del Negro

Michael Del Negro

Senior Counsel, Product Safety & Chief Compliance Officer, GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Michael 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... Read More →
avatar for Joel Recht

Joel Recht

Associate Executive Director, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. Joel R. Recht, Associate Executive Director, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is responsible for managing the Commission’s Directorate for Engineering Sciences.  Dr. Recht leads a team of scientists, engineers and other technical... Read More →
avatar for Guillermo Rodriguez

Guillermo Rodriguez

Vice President, North America Retail Management, TUV Rheinland
Guillermo Rodriguez leads the development, management and expansion of TÜV Rheinland’s services to support North America retailers and global product brand owners. Guillermo’s experience spans across manufacturing and retail leadership positions in product & quality engineering... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

1:45pm

Afternoon Networking Exhibitor Break
Enjoy your afternoon networking break while checking out the goods and services offererd by ICPHSO Exhibitors.

Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Amber Road and TUV SUD

2:00pm

Tutorial # 4: Ethics and Product Safety: Current Trends in Ethics
Attendees want to operate in an ethical fashion.  This session gives you the practical tools for doing so.  CPSC Commissioner Adler will update attendees on a previous session on ethics and ethical decision making.  Introduction by Chairman Buerkle.


Moderators
avatar for Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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, to serve as a CPSC Commissioner.  On February 9, 2017, Ms. Buerkle was named Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Her term... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honorable Robert Adler

Honorable Robert Adler

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert 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... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Palm A - F

2:00pm

Tutorial # 5: Prop 65 Changes/Reconciling Regulatory Compliance With Defending State Product Liability Lawsuits

My product contains a listed chemical! What warnings are necessary under the new regimen that is effective August 2018? How do I know if a warning is necessary and how do I comply with the new rules? 

Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical. Businesses are exempt from the warning requirement if it can be shown that potential exposures are so low as to not create a significant risk of cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) develops numerical guidance levels, known as “safe harbor numbers”, for determining whether a warning is necessary. Determining anticipated levels of exposure to listed chemicals are product specific which can be complex undertakings; however, an approach relying on specialized analytical testing and methods similar to those established by OEHHA for the Safety Use Determination process can streamline this process. In the event that the safe harbor levels are not met warnings under the new regimen effective August 2018 will be necessary. This tutorial will address exposure assessment methods and assumptions and will also provide practical solutions to complying with the new warnings. These solutions will be addressed through interactive hypotheticals as well as providing real world solutions to inform the decision making process regarding Proposition 65 warnings.

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Dan Herling

Dan Herling

Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tabatha Bauer

Tabatha Bauer

Director, Logistics & Compliance, Staples Promotional Products
Tabatha Bauer is the Director of Logistics & Compliance for Staples Promotional Products, the largest distributor in the promotional products industry.  She is responsible for a team who oversee product safety, social responsibility, C-TPAT compliance, haz mat transportation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Crimi

Christina Crimi

Consumer and Retail Business Manager, Chemistry and Restricted Substance Testing Services (RSTS), SGS - North America, Inc.
Christina Crimi is a Product Safety Regulatory and Compliance Expert focused on Chemical Safety for Consumer goods (Toys, Juvenile products, Hardgoods, Softlines, Medical Devices, Electrical...). Finance and Business development focus as well.California Prop 65CPSIAROHSREACH/SVHCFDA... Read More →
avatar for Elliot Sigal

Elliot Sigal

Vice President and Senior Toxicologist, Intrinsik Corporation
Elliot Sigal is a Senior Toxicologist and Vice President of Intrinsik Corp.  He has over 25 years of experience in human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, toxicology, peer review, public consultation, risk communication and risk management.  He is often called... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

2:00pm

Tutorial # 6: IoT Connected Consumer Devices: From Policy to Practice

The Internet of Things is the new buzzword, but what are the hazards, where do they lurk, and how concerned should the consumer products industry be?  As consumer product manufacturers of all levels of sophistication race to connect their products, what should they consider? What is the proper role of government in analyzing and regulating these risks? What is the “good, better, and best” of security by design for a new connected device being brought to market? What are some of the tools that companies have at their disposal – both in-house and through third-parties – to best protect their customers (and, ultimately, their company) from a runaway product defect on a connected device. Join us as we look at the issue, study examples, and learn about some of the cutting-edge investments and work being done on this issue.


Moderators
avatar for Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen

Principal, Neal Cohen Law LLC
Neal Cohen is an experienced and well-respected product safety attorney and consultant in the United States. He advises companies whose products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), where he served in various capacities as an attorney and senior official... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Kosnoff

David Kosnoff

Vice President, Quality Assurance, Hasbro Far East Limited
David Kosnoff leads an Asia-based team responsible for ensuring the Safety, Compliance and Quality of toys and children’s products produced for Hasbro.  My teams engage from the product design and development stages through manufacturing and into the post-market phases of the product... 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... Read More →
avatar for Laura Élan, P.E., RAC

Laura Élan, P.E., RAC

Sr. Cybersecurity Manager, CSA Group
Laura Élan is a recent addition to the CSA Group Innovation Team in the role of Sr. Cybersecurity Manager, supporting several industry verticals including Consumer Products Solutions.  Prior to joining the CSA Group, she served as the Cybersecurity Practice Lead for UL’s Digital... Read More →
avatar for Eric Tamarkin

Eric Tamarkin

Senior Manager & Counsel, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Eric Tamarkin is Senior Manager & Counsel 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 cybersecurity and privacy public policy formulation and engagement with government... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

3:30pm

Tutorial # 7: Leveraging the Reach of Health and Human Service Providers To Enhance Consumer Product Safety

Given their access to vulnerable populations, particularly children, health and human service providers (health care providers, first responders, and social workers) can serve as important conduits for information to help keep consumers safe.  In this presentation, we will discuss the potential benefits of, as well as strategies to achieve, greater engagement with health and humans service providers. We will explore how they might work more closely with product safety colleagues, more easily transfer their knowledge to those who create products and policy, and better advise vulnerable consumers with product safety information that may be life-saving. 


Moderators
avatar for Sandra O'Brien, Ph.D., RN, CNE,

Sandra O'Brien, Ph.D., RN, CNE,

Sigma Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Director, International Nurse Exchange Programs Clinical Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America
Dr. Sandra O’Brien is a fulltime professor, a family nurse practitioner and public health clinical nurse specialist and earned her advanced practice degrees and her PhD in Nursing at The Catholic University of America. In her role as a public health nurse, Dr. O’Brien has developed... Read More →

Speakers
MB

Marysanta Bigony

RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public Health Nursing, Certified Case Manager and Volunteer EMT.
Dr. Marysanta (Santa) Bigony is a registered nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public Health Nursing, Certified Case Manager and Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician. She earned her PhD in Nursing at The Catholic University of America, serves as adjunct faculty in two schools... Read More →
avatar for Michaela L. Zajicek-Farber, MSW, Ph.D.

Michaela L. Zajicek-Farber, MSW, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, National Catholic School Social Service (NCSSS)
Michaela L. Zajicek-Farber, MSW, PhD is an associate professor at the National Catholic School Social Service (NCSSS), who has a long-standing experience as a clinical social worker and a research academic working in the professional domains of prevention and service evaluation of... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay B. Schoem, BSN, RN

Lindsay B. Schoem, BSN, RN

Emergency Room Trauma Nurse Specialist, Loudoun Hospital/Invoa Health Systems
Lindsay B. Schoem, BSN, RN, is a Registered Nurse working for Inova Health Systems in Northern Virginia.  Lindsay is presently assigned as a Trauma Nurse Specialist in the Emergency Room at Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia.  She has been an emergency room nurse for nearly... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Palm A - F

3:30pm

Tutorial # 8: Current and Upcoming Regulations on Drones

Is it a bird…is it a plane or is it a drone?  Even Federal or State regulators may not know for sure.  Drone industry experts, regulatory authorities and consumer safety experts will lay the informational foundation for a vigorous and exciting discussion of current and future drone regulatory policy impacts you, including how consumer safety pervades both commercial and recreational drone use.   Federal policy such as the FAA’s recent “line of sight” regulations could clearly restrict the potential use of drones in the retail delivery space, or how a product is dropped off at a consumer's home.  Consumers could also see a future impact if CPSC decides to regulate retail “drones” used by hobbyists.  This is a “must attend” panel to provide insight as unmanned vehicles fills our skies.   


Moderators
avatar for Walt Sanders

Walt Sanders

VP, Law & Government Affairs, Van Fleet Associates, Inc
Walt Sanders provides legal, strategic and regulatory counseling for large and small corporations, associations and non-profits before the U.S. Congress, White House, Executive Branch Departments and regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), U.S... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ambrose

Jennifer Ambrose

Lead Senior Attorney, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Jennifer Ambrose has over ten years of experience as an attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration and is currently the Lead Senior Attorney for UAS Integration in the FAA’s Office of Chief Counsel. Prior to this position, Ms. Ambrose served as a Program Manager in the FAA’s... Read More →
avatar for Chad Budreau

Chad Budreau

Public Relations and Government Affairs Director, Academy of Model Aeronautics
For the past eight years, Chad Budreau has worked with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to help shape the future of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and to promote safety. The AMA is the world's largest aeromodelling community-based organization representing 200,000 members... Read More →
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Patricia Pollitzer

Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of the General Counsel, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patricia M. Pollitzer is the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  That division focuses on the legal aspects of rulemaking and on jurisdiction. Ms. Pollitzer joined CPSC in 1989... 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... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

3:30pm

Tutorial # 9: How to Make Retailers Happy - So Many Programs, So Much Documentation

In the 25 years since ICPHSO was founded, the world of consumer product manufacturing has changed profoundly. It has been almost ten years since passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, and that has had a major impact on the rules – especially for children’s products. The percentage of consumer products made overseas has increased dramatically.  The requirements for importation are complex, so manufacturers and retailers have to be far more sophisticated to comply with increasingly complex importation and certification rules.  Whether you're a retailer or a manufacturer, it can be difficult to know how to meet all the requirements. 

In addition to CPSIA, CCPSA, EN71, GHS, MSDS and other requirements, many retailers have their own compliance programs with unique platforms.  Some of these platforms are proprietary; some retailers specify certification laboratories and dictate acceptance criteria. 

Is there a practical global protocol out there that satisfies everyone?  What are the experiences of firms trying to bring products into the United States?  If you’re a retailer trying to reach a purchase agreement with a foreign manufacturer, do you seem caught in Catch-22 situations?  Does it matter that the MSDS documents indicate that hazardous raw chemicals were used to make the finished product?  Could CPSC do more to help firms understand what they need?  Are there conflicts between CPSC certification requirements and others, such as GHS?  What is U.S. Customs and Border Protection looking for when products come into the country?  Where should a firm turn for help?  What resources are available?  What have we learned in 25 years?


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 such as setting up safety management programs and consulting services relating to the policies and practices... Read More →
avatar for Jane McGarry

Jane McGarry

Compliance Manager, Melissa & Doug
Jane McGarry is a Compliance Manager at Melissa & Doug, LLC, a children’s toy company.  In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that Melissa & Doug products are compliant with retailer compliance programs.  Jane is also part of the team that ensures compliance to global... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hailey Mann

Hailey Mann

Director, Quality & Engineering, American Plastic Toys (APT)
Hailey Mann is currently the Director of Quality & Engineering at American Plastic Toys (APT). She has been with APT for ten years. Hailey has over 20 years of experience in engineering, quality assurance, and Federal, State and corporate compliance in both the Toy and Automotive... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for David Smith

David Smith

Senior Compliance Manager, Lego Systems, Inc.
David Smith is the Senior Compliance Manager at LEGO Systems, Inc., the United States affiliate of The LEGO® Group.  In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that LEGO branded products are compliant with legislation and standards in North and South America, and also meet strict... Read More →
avatar for Mary Toro

Mary Toro

Director, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Mary Toro has worked in various positions at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for the past 30 years.  She joined the CPSC in December 1983, as a textile technologist in the Directorate for Engineering Sciences.  She transferred to the Office of Compliance to concentrate... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

5:00pm

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.

Moderators
avatar for Marc J. Schoem

Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
LaCoquina

6:15pm

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


Tuesday February 20, 2018 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By SGS

8:00pm

Special Anniversary Event - On-Site At Hotel - ICPHSO 25th Anniversary Fireworks Celebration
Join us at the conclusion of our Welcome Reception from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm for drinks, a special ICPHSO Desert and a 25th anniversary fireworks event outside in the wilderness area of the Grand Hyatt.  Just a short walk from our reception - we will be led outside to view a special fireworks show created to celebrate ICPHSO's Anniversary!

Event will start prompty at 8:00 pm and will be brief so it should allow all attendees plenty of time to go to dinner after the celebratory event.  Please plan on joining us for this special one time ICPHSO event.

Thanks to the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) and PYROTECNICO for sponsoring this special anniversary fireworks event!

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →
avatar for Marc J. Schoem

Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →

Tuesday February 20, 2018 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Outside WIlderness Area - Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By AFSL and PYROTECNICO
 
Wednesday, February 21
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Join your fellow attendees for breakfast


Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Samsung

7:00am

First Timer Breakfast - (First Time ICPHSO Attendees)
First time ICPHSO Symposium attendees please join us for a special first timers breakfast.  Hear from your fellow ICPHSO attendees and meet ICPHSO Board of Director members as we welcome first timers to a special breakfast.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Stone

Anne Stone

Director, Public Affairs, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)
Anne Stone is responsible for guiding the legislative and regulatory activities of the trade association. Direct the efforts of Washington-based lobbyists to identify critical issues, develop action plans, communicate those issues to membership and drive grassroots efforts to combat... Read More →



Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Regency Hall - Lower Level Ballroom
  • Sponsored By LG Electronics

7:00am

ICPHSO Symposium Registration (All Day)
Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk - Ballroom Level Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Plenary Session - Welcome
Welcome to ICPHSO's Opening Plenary Session - Welcome by President Elect and Symposium Planning Chairman Belinda May

Speakers
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00am - 8:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:15am

Plenary Session # 1: ICPHSO and Product Safety: A Travel Through Time
The product safety landscape has dramatically changed over the past 25 years. In honor of ICPHSO’s 25th anniversary, this presentation will look back at the evolution of ICPHSO and product safety over the past 25 years. It will also look forward to what the next 25 might hold in store for our community. A portion of the presentation will dive into the continuous transformation of the product safety regulatory and standards landscape, the impact of computers, software, and the internet on products, the emergence of new data and tools to guide product development, and shifts in the top challenges to product safety stakeholders, such as manufacturers and retailers. Speakers will look back and reflect on what they may have done differently had they known what they know now, using specific examples. The second portion of the session will transition to the future, bringing additional perspectives to speak to how these concepts (data, tools, challenges, regulatory landscape) may change. Attendees will leave the session with practical ideas on how to prepare for the next 25 years.

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Counsel, Crowell & Moring
Matthew Cohen is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation and Advertising & Product Risk Management groups. Matthew’s practice focuses primarily on advising companies on compliance with consumer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honorable Robert Adler

Honorable Robert Adler

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert 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... Read More →
avatar for Brian Grochal

Brian Grochal

Digital Innovations Manager, Consumer and Retail Services, UL
Brian Grochal is the Digital Innovations Manager at UL, conceptualizing and developing new digital/ big data opportunities aimed at changing the way that companies manage product compliance and quality. Before shifting into this role, Brian served as the Global Technical Lead for... Read More →
avatar for Kitty Pilarz

Kitty Pilarz

Vice President, 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... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

9:15am

Plenary Session # 2: "So How Are You Liking The Future?"

Products using new technologies such as artificial intelligence, connected technologies, autonomous functionalities and drones have the potential to bring real benefit to consumers. However, the debate continues as to whether existing product safety rules and regimes are fit for purpose when dealing with these new technologies. Panellists will debate the need for more rules around the development of new technologies in order to ensure safety and audience members will be given the opportunity to participate in real-time voting to indicate their agreement, or not, with the arguments being made. The debate will consider, for example, the adequacy of rules to deal with responsibilities for the actions of “robots”, connected devices, 3D printed products and artificial intelligence.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Dickman

Matthew Dickman

Technical Program Manager, Health & Safety, Oculus VR
Matthew Dickman leads the product health and safety efforts at Oculus with a focus on real-world utilization. Prior to joining Oculus, Matt spent 9 years working in medical imaging driving worldwide applications for portable CT scanners, most recently with Samsung. He has a passion... Read More →
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Kalisher

Aaron Kalisher

Vice President, Executive RIsk Engineering Industry Practice Specialist, Chubb Insurance
Aaron Kalisher is a member of Chubb Ltd’s headquarters’ executive risk engineering leadership team. Chubb is the world’s largest publically traded global insurer, focused on both commercial insurance and high net worth personal risk solutions.    Aaron leads Chubb Risk Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Richard O'Brien

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 →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:15am - 10:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

10:30am

Morning Networking Exhibitor Break

Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Cooley

11:00am

Plenary Session # 3: Accelerating Product Safety Through Emerging Technologies

The panel will be an interactive, audience involved discussion of promising new technologies shaping the future of consumer product safety. The panel will present recent advances in the world of big data analytics, consumer Internet of Things (IoT), crowdsourcing and machine learning. Audience members will be given an opportunity to participate and experience several exciting new technology concepts for themselves. Learn how cutting-edge technology advances can reduce the risk of injury, improve product safety and enhance the consumer experience.

 




Moderators
avatar for David Schmeltzer

David Schmeltzer

Product Safety Consultant/ICPHSO Board Member, Consumer Product Safety Consultant
David Schmeltzer is a product safety consultant who specializes in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He joined the Commission shortly after it was formed in 1973 and remained with the Commission working with seven different Chairmen. First as Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alan Abrahams, Ph. D

Alan Abrahams, Ph. D

Associate Professor, Department of Business Information Technology, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech University
Alan S. Abrahams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Information Technology, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University... Read More →
avatar for Dan Jordan

Dan Jordan

Co-Founder & CEO, INNERCELL/Twych Innovation, Inc.
Dan Jordan is a seasoned marketing executive, writer, inventor and product development specialist with more than 25 years of technology, marketing and product development expertise.  Mr. Jordan is a self-taught computer programmer, discovering machine language at the early age... Read More →
avatar for Greg Swinehart

Greg Swinehart

Partner, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Greg Swinehart is the leader of Deloitte Advisory’s Safety & Quality practice.  Additionally, he is the innovation, technology, and analytics leader of Deloitte’s Global Financial Advisory practice.  He started his career thirty-four years ago as a quality and process engineer... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

12:15pm

Lunch with Keynote Presentation - Blockchain Technology by Brigid Mcdermott and Frank Yiannas
Be a part of the discussion involving blockchain technology.  This new technology is truly transformative and potentially has broad applications across multiple compliance areas, including product safety.  


Introduction by Kathleen McGuigan, RILA
Speakers:  Brigid Mcdermott, IBM and Frank Yiannas, Walmart

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brigid Mcdermott

Brigid Mcdermott

Vice President, Blockchain Business Development, IBM
Brigid McDermott is Vice President of Blockchain Business Development, responsible for driving the growth of Blockchain for IBM, including leading partnerships, alliances, acquisitions and ecosystem development. Blockchains are an emerging technology pattern that can radically improve... Read More →
avatar for Frank Yiannas

Frank Yiannas

Vice President, Food Safety, Walmart
As Vice President of Food Safety, Frank Yiannas oversees all food safety, as well as other public health functions, for the world's largest food retailer, Wal-Mart, serving over 240 million customers around the world on a weekly basis.  As a frequent speaker at national and international... Read More →



Wednesday February 21, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By ICIX

2:00pm

Plenary Session # 4: Interactive Product Safety Crisis Simulation

Customer concerns captured in viral video. Product advisories. Recalls. Civil and criminal penalties. Every company that manufactures, sells or distributes consumer products faces the possibility of a product safety crisis that erodes their corporate reputation, brand preference and bottom line. Are you prepared to lead in this crisis? Don’t miss this exciting and interactive crisis simulation lab. You’ll gain practical insights and best practices in product safety from the 360-degree perspectives of regulatory compliance, legal strategy, engineering science, recall management and crisis communications. Together with our expert panel, you’ll be immersed in multiple simulated scenarios designed to expose the operational and reputation risk of accelerated, exponential change in the product safety landscape.


Moderators
avatar for Ryan Cudney

Ryan Cudney

Executive Vice Preident, Corporate Reputation and Risk Management, Edelman
An Executive Vice President with Edelman’s Corporate Reputation & Risk Management practice, Ryan Cudney serves as a strategic counselor to senior decision makers across an array of industries, including technology, financial services, health, education, industrial equipment, retail... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cave

Carol Cave

Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Carol Cave has been the Deputy Director for the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since October 2015.  She works with other federal government agencies to identify unique approaches and solutions to find and identify potentially defective consumer products. Prior to her current... Read More →
avatar for Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey

Director, Recall Solutions, Stericycle Expert Solutions
Chris Harvey leads a team of recall strategists and works with clients to ensure flawless implementation and customer integration throughout the entire product recall process. Chris assists in the scoping, plan development, and recall execution for a diverse set of industries, including... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hertzberg

Jason Hertzberg

Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer, Exponent, Inc.
Dr. Jason L. Hertzberg is a Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer at Exponent, Inc., leading the firm’s global product safety consulting practice and driving the growth of its engineering offerings in the United Kingdom.  Exponent, Inc. is a leading engineering and scientific... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

3:15pm

Afternoon Networking Exhibitor Break
Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Norton Rose Fulbright and STC

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 1: Manufacturing For Product Safety in the Future: Challenges and Solutions

This panel discussion is intended to provide practical advice from manufacturers.  Representatives from diverse industries will talk about some of the challenges they anticipate facing in the near future and the solutions they have developed and are implementing to better meet those challenges.

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Holly Ohlrich

Holly Ohlrich

Board Member, ICPHSO
Holly Ohlrich has ten years of experience as General Counsel for several manufacturers in the infant and children product industry.  She was formerly the VP of Product Safety and Compliance and managed safety and compliance teams facing the challenges of shipping regulated products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Gibbs

Frank Gibbs

Senior Director, Regulatory Compliance, Mattel, Inc.
Frank Gibbs is the Senior Director of Regulatory Compliance for Mattel, Inc.  Prior to his current role, he was the corporate laboratory manager for Mattel.  He is currently involved in standards development addressing the safety of toys within ASTM and ISO.  He is the Convenor... Read More →
avatar for Rick Hackman

Rick Hackman

Associate Director, Regulatory and Technical Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company
Rick Hackman,  Associate Director - Regulatory and Technical External Relations, has been with P&G for 30 years. Rick directs the P&G North America Regulatory and Technical External Relations organization which is responsible for regulatory compliance, regulatory/legislative influence... Read More →
avatar for Michael H. Kauffman

Michael H. Kauffman

Associate General Counsel - Consumer Business Group, 3M Company
Mike Kauffman is an Associate General Counsel at 3M Company.  3M is a Fortune 100 global manufacturing company with diverse product lines in the industrial, safety, health care, electronics, and consumer marketplaces.  Mike has overall general counsel responsibility for 3M’s... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 2: The Nuts & Bolts of Product Safety in 2018--Or, How to Avoid Building Frankenstein's Monster!

In 2018, consumer products are more innovative than ever, with new features and new functionality, being introduced every day.  In many cases, these products represent novel combinations of features that haven't been seen in the marketplace.  As more functionality and features are sewn-in or bolted-on to products, we may be creating a greater potential for problems in terms of consumer health and safety or the environment.  The ever increasing pressure to shorten the product development time line also adds to the difficulty in fully evaluating product risks.

The panel will share best practices and insight on how to capitalize on this innovation, while managing product safety, testing and regulatory implications and protecting consumers, as well as your company and brand’s reputation. 

The session will emphasize practical take home points and the use of specific case examples to illustrate concepts that could otherwise be abstract. We will reserve at least 20 minutes for interactive discussions with the audience.

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Lisa Trofe, CAE

Lisa Trofe, CAE

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patty Adair

Patty Adair

Director, Risk Management Group, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patty Adair is the Director of the Risk Management Group at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  In this role, she is responsible for the agency’s risk management program, which includes five program areas – chemical, fire and combustion, children’s, electrical... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lewandowski, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, ATS

Tom Lewandowski, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, ATS

Principal/Toxicologist, 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... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Bowers, MILS

Stacey Bowers, MILS

Manager, Global Market Access, Compliance and Risks, Ltd.
  Stacey Bowers, MILS, is the Manager of Compliance & Risks' Global Market Access team. Stacey is a self-described "law nerd" with 15 years' experience monitoring, selecting and summarizing international consumer products regulations and standards, including the Consumer Product... Read More →
avatar for Pelagio Payumo

Pelagio Payumo

Product Safety & Compliance Manager, Oculus, VR, LLC
Pelagio Payumo is the Product Safety and Compliance Manager at Oculus VR, LLC.  His over 18 years of experience in Product and System Safety span both the Military Vehicle Systems (the Bradley Fighting Vehicles of the U.S. Army) as well as the Information Technology products from... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

3:45pm

Breakout Session # 3: Total Recall: How to Leverage Next-Gen Marketing Technology to Increase Recall Reach

No matter how recall effectiveness is measured or defined, the goal of getting a recalled product out of homes should be a primary goal.  However, today’s consumers expect speed and ease – especially Millennials and Gen Z - and in fact may even prefer, during a recall, to interact with chatbots to accomplish their daily tasks, product purchases, and receive company and personal communications. 

We will discuss recalls that had high and low consumer response rates.  We will discuss the factors that could have caused those differences.  Research on communication and behavioral trends will be shared with the audience including demographics and lifestyle data of customers and their preferences. We will hear from marketing experts and safety and recall experts who can provide insight into these issues and discuss whether companies should have different strategies to reach different consumer populations.

  

 

  

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beckstrom

Sean Beckstrom

Chief Product Safety Counsel and Division Counsel, Baby and Consumer & Commercial, Newell Brands, Inc.
Sean Beckstrom is Chief Product Safety Counsel and Division Counsel for Baby and Consumer & Commercial at Newell Brands, Inc.  He supports the Nuk, Quickie and Rubbermaid Commercial Products brands worldwide in regulatory, litigation and general legal matters.  Mr. Beckstrom graduated... 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... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Gail Perry, MBA, Ph.D.

Vanessa Gail Perry, MBA, Ph.D.

Acting Chair, Department of Marketing; Professor of Marketing, George Washington University School of Business
Vanessa Gail Perry, MBA, PhD, is Professor of Marketing, Strategic Management and Public Policy at the George Washington University School of Business.  Her research is focused on consumers in financial and housing markets, public policy, and marketplace discrimination, and has been... Read More →
avatar for Heather Wilkerson

Heather Wilkerson

Vice President, Marketing, Registria
Heather Wilkerson is a seasoned customer experience and marketing executive, with more than 20 years of technology, media, data and marketing experience. Ms. Wilkerson leads Marketing for Registria, a technology company focused on helping the world’s leading product brands to deliver... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Palm A - F

6:00pm

BUS PICK UP FOR 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Gala - Splitsville at Disney Springs
Bus Pick Up Promptly at 6:00 pm from Grand Cypress Ballroom Level Entrance. - Must be pre-registered to attend - Nominal Fee $25 to attend. Register when registering for Sympoisum.  Limited Space Available.  Registration for Splitsville includes refreshment, 2 beverages, desert, games and triva.  Includes bus transportation to Splitsville from the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and return at 10:00 pm

Speakers
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →
avatar for Marc J. Schoem

Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →



Wednesday February 21, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

6:30pm

25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Gala - Splitsville in Disney Springs - Pre-Registration and Ticket Purchase Required - Bus Transportation Provided

25th ANNIVERSARY SILVER JUBILEE EVENTS (includes transportation from the Hyatt and back)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Splitsville in Disney Springs

Off-site networking event to be held at Splitsville in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney).  Tranportation provided.

Mingle with colleagues over dinner, drinks, dessert, trivia, and bowling.  Join for all or part of the evening at convenient location in Disney Springs.

Transportation provided and shuttles run back and forth from hotel during the event. There is a minimal cost ($25.00) for ICPHSO attendees to participate in this outside evening event. To attend the Splitsville event, register when you register for the for the Symposium.  Space is limited, don't delay! 

 


Speakers
avatar for Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

President, Independent Safety Consulting
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 manufacturers, retailers, attorneys, test labs, consumer groups, and the government on product safety issues including... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →



Wednesday February 21, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Splitsville Disney SPrings, FL
  • Sponsored By Stericycle and ICIX
 
Thursday, February 22
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Join us for breakfast as we kick off CPSC Morning!

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Dentons, Asiainspection and Bracewell

7:00am

ICPHSO Symposium Registration (All Day)

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk - Ballroom Level Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Session / Ross Koeser Award
ICPHSO Opening Session - Belinda May
Presentation of 2018 Ross Koeser Achievement Award by 2017 Recipient, David Schmeltzer
2018 Recipient:  Carol Pollack-Nelson

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →
avatar for David Schmeltzer

David Schmeltzer

Product Safety Consultant/ICPHSO Board Member, Consumer Product Safety Consultant
David Schmeltzer is a product safety consultant who specializes in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He joined the Commission shortly after it was formed in 1973 and remained with the Commission working with seven different Chairmen. First as Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph. D

President, Independent Safety Consulting
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 manufacturers, retailers, attorneys, test labs, consumer groups, and the government on product safety issues including... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:00am - 8:10am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:10am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Opening Plenary Session # 1: Opening Remarks by Executive Director, Patricia Adkins
Opening Remarks from Patricia Adkins, CPSC Executive Director

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,  Ms. Adkins is responsible for managing the agency’s $125 million public health and safety budget and more than 500 employees.  She also served... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 8:10am - 8:20am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:20am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 2: Safety Operations Update
Hear the latest information from CPSC Leadership involving safety operations at the Agency,

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaye

Robert Kaye

Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert Kaye has been the Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since March 2017.  He comes to CPSC after serving as Chief Enforcement Officer for the Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education.  Prior to that position, Mr. Kaye worked for more... 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... Read More →
avatar for DeWane Ray

DeWane Ray

Deputy Executive Director, Safety Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
DeWane Ray, Deputy Executive Director for Safety Operations, oversees the Commission’s programs for Compliance and Field Operations; Import Surveillance; Hazard Identification & Reduction; International Programs and the CPSC’s Small Business Ombudsman.  Mr. Ray has been the Deputy... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 8:20am - 9:00am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

9:10am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 3: A Tiered Recall System - A Case Study
This session explores how a tiered recall system could work at CPSC.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cave

Carol Cave

Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Carol Cave has been the Deputy Director for the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since October 2015.  She works with other federal government agencies to identify unique approaches and solutions to find and identify potentially defective consumer products. Prior to her current... Read More →
avatar for Celestine Kish

Celestine 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 29 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... Read More →
avatar for Shelby Mathis

Shelby Mathis

Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Shelby Mathis is in her second year at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, serving as its Small Business Ombudsman.  Through her office, Shelby aims to provide information to small businesses in a fashion that is clear, easy to understand, and consistent with agency policy... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

10:30am

Morning Networking/Exhibitor Break
Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By TUV Rheinland and IKEA

10:45am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 4: Human Factors Best Practice Guidance

This session will provide an overview of the CPSC and Health Canada’s Human Factors Best Practice Guidance: The Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products.


Speakers
avatar for Rana Balci-Sinha

Rana Balci-Sinha

Director, Human Factors Division, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Rana Balci-Sinha serves as Director of Human Factors Division at CPSC. She worked as human factors engineer at CPSC for seven years before being appointed to her current position in 2016. In her previous role, Rana managed rulemaking projects, worked on product recall effectiveness... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

11:00am

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Plenary Session # 5: General Counsel Update
Hear from the CPSC Office of General Counsel on the following:

-  Overview of Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (Melissa Hampshire)
-  Regulatory Update (Patricia Pollitzer)
-  Sale of Recalled Products (Mary Murphy)

Speakers
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Melissa Hampshire

Assistant General Counsel, Division of Enforcement & Information, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Melissa Hampshire is the Assistant General Counsel of the Division of Enforcement and Information in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  She has advised the Commission for many years on federal court litigation under the Consumer Product... Read More →
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Patricia M. Hanz

General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patricia M. Hanz is the General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Ms. Hanz joined the CPSC in 2017.  Prior to joining the CPSC Ms. Hanz was the Deputy General Counsel of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and prior to that, a Staff Attorney at the Wisconsin Department... Read More →
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Mary Murphy

Assistant General Counsel, Division of Compliance, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Mary Murphy is the Assistant General Counsel for the Division of Compliance within the Office of the General Counsel.  She and her staff initiate and handle all aspects of administrative litigation seeking mandatory recalls, investigate and negotiate civil penalties for violations... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Pollitzer

Patricia Pollitzer

Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of the General Counsel, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patricia M. Pollitzer is the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  That division focuses on the legal aspects of rulemaking and on jurisdiction. Ms. Pollitzer joined CPSC in 1989... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

12:15pm

Lunch
CPSC Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle (invited) delivering Keynote Presentation during lunch


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:15pm - 12:55pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By The Toy Association

12:55pm

U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission Keynote Lunch Presentation: Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle
Speakers
avatar for Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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, to serve as a CPSC Commissioner.  On February 9, 2017, Ms. Buerkle was named Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Her term... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:55pm - 1:20pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By The Toy Association

1:25pm

SPECIAL PLENARY SESSION: Tri-Lateral Signing of a Product Safety Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by Health Canada, PROFECO and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

                                                                 

ICPHSO BREAKING NEWS:  December 15, 2017

ICPHSO’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium will be the location for the signing of a historic Tri-lateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Product Safety by representatives from  Health Canada, PROFECO and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  This MOU between Canada, Mexico, and the United States further establishes the ongoing North America relationship between the three agencies who are responsible for product safety. 

Be a witness to history!  Don’t miss the historic MOU signing during ICPHSO’s Annual Symposium’s "International Day" activities on Thursday afternoon, February 22, 2018.   Register for the Symposium today.

 

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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, to serve as a CPSC Commissioner.  On February 9, 2017, Ms. Buerkle was named Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Her term... Read More →
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Rogelio Cerda Pérez

Federal Consumer Attorney, Consumer Protection Federal Agency Protection (Profeco), Mexico
   
avatar for Tolga Yalkin

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 1:25pm - 1:55pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

1:55pm

International Day Welcome and Special ICPHSO Service Award
Introduction of International Sessions - Andy Church
Presentation of ICPHSO Special Service Award - Presenters: Richard O'Brien/Belinda May
Service Award Recipient:  Bruce Farquhar

Moderators
avatar for Andy Church

Andy Church

Founder and President, Insight Quality Services
Andy Church  founded Insight Quality in 2014 after 12 years living in Shenzhen, China and working in the quality assurance testing and supply chain support industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas with Chinese operations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Yiwu, and Qingdao, Insight provides... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →
avatar for Richard O'Brien

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Farquhar

Bruce Farquhar

Non-Food Consumer Product Safety, Consultant
Bruce Farquhar is an internationally recognized expert on non-food consumer product safety. Bruce works as a consultant for a number of governments and inter-governmental organizations around the world. He specializes in market surveillance and international collaboration... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:55pm - 2:05pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

2:05pm

Plenary # 5: International Regulator Panel

“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. 


Speakers
avatar for Gloria Isabel Ortiz Castaneda

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 →
avatar for Richard Frewin

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 →
avatar for Richard O'Brien

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 →
avatar for Eva Sinkovic

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 →
avatar for Tolga Yalkin

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
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

3:15pm

Afternoon Networking Exhibitor Break

Thursday February 22, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Intertek

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 4: Product Safety From Outer Space
Panellists will take a uniquely global view of the current product safety landscape, providing practice examples and real-world illustrations to both show the consistent themes in product safety policy and enforcement and also to highlight where there are differences. It will also provide a practical and unique overview of trends in product safety on a global scale: spotting trends, influences, and critical factors as to where product safety regulation is headed overall. The discussion, in addition to providing insights into what the future of product safety regulation might look like in the future, will consider why that may be the case. Panellists will use their deep experience in international product regulation to provide practical tips for stakeholders on how to manage the international challenges

Moderators
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sylvie Gallage Alwis

Sylvie Gallage Alwis

Avocat à la Cour (France) and a Solicitor (England & Wales)., Hogan Lovells International LLP
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is both an Avocat à la Cour in France and a Solicitor in England & Wales.Sylvie is recognized as a "dynamic and determined litigator" (Who's Who Legal 2016) who is "a firm favorite among clients" as "she always goes the extra mile to support her clients... Read More →
avatar for Matt Howsare

Matt 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... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 5: Safe At Any Speed -- How To Place New Cutting Edge High Tech Products On A Market That Is Characterized By Exponentially Accelerating Innovation, Progress, and Technology?

In a fast paced consumer landscape, speed – of technology, innovation, and progress – is driving change in how businesses design, manufacture, and distribute their products. As this acceleration creates new and exciting cutting-edge technologies and braves the status quo, companies and consumer product safety authorities are encountering ever increasing unknowns.  

How can we know and/or test that ground-breaking ideas and designs are safe in practice? What will happen when these novel products enter the market and how quickly will they expand globally? When and how can we as industry and regulators come together throughout an original product’s lifecycle? What new partnerships are needed – in research and development, patents, and entrepreneurship – to help us learn and understand the potential risks before they go to market? 

These questions and more will be the genesis for dialogue between industry and regulators as we discuss new tools (trend analysis, social media analytics, standards and design), existing approaches (general provisions, recalls, and outreach), and best practices for tackling these evolving opportunities and challenges. Representing a synthesis of industry, legal, and regulatory representatives, this panel will provide insights and examples of how to mitigate risks, adapt decision-making processes, and best strive together towards safe products.

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Sebastian Polly

Sebastian Polly

Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Dr. Sebastian Polly is a partner at the Munich office of the international law firm Hogan Lovells. His key focus is on product liability, product safety and product compliance law. He is particularly experienced in the automotive, consumer goods and consumer electronics industry. Sebastian... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patty Adair

Patty Adair

Director, Risk Management Group, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patty Adair is the Director of the Risk Management Group at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  In this role, she is responsible for the agency’s risk management program, which includes five program areas – chemical, fire and combustion, children’s, electrical... Read More →
avatar for Katie Greenwood

Katie Greenwood

Director, Risk Assessment Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECSB), Health Canada
Katie Greenwood is the Director of the Risk Assessment Bureau of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate at Health Canada.   In this role, Katie is responsible  for a continuum of risk detection, monitoring and assessment functions  for consumer products and cosmetics... Read More →
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John McNulty

Head of Safety and Compliance Engineering, Google


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 6: Collaboration is Key: Creating a Roadmap for International Standards Alignment

Great opportunity and potential exists for the international product safety community to learn from each other’s best practices and data analysis.  This session is meant to be a framework to open the dialogue among representatives from trade associations, standard setting bodies and relevant agencies, so that positive steps can be made toward global standards alignment.  Dialogue with a panel who is operating in this space and working to achieve those objectives will facilitate attendee understanding and implementation of identifying steps that need to be taken in their own segments.


Moderators
avatar for Lisa Trofe, CAE

Lisa Trofe, CAE

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... Read More →

Speakers
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Rick Locker

Partner, Locker, Greenberg & Brainin
Rick Locker is a principal partner in the law firm of Locker Greenberg & Brainin, P.C.. He is a member of various local, state and national bar associations. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee, United States Chamber of Commerce/National Association of Manufacturers on... 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... Read More →
avatar for Xia Liu, Ph.D.

Xia Liu, Ph.D.

Researcher, China Institute of Standardization (CNIS)
Xia Liu, PhD / Researcher, staff of  China Institute of standardization(CNIS). Deputy director of the center on  consumer goods risk assessment and analysis of defects engineering technology of AQSIQ, Director of department of  safety risk assessment in  risk supervision center... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Palm A - F

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 7: Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow: How Burgeoning Access to Information Has and Will Impact Consumer Expectations for Product Safety

Information about product safety issues can circle the globe in an instant. This interactive panel presentation will explore the ways in which information technology and social medial have changed consumer’s expectations as to the safety and quality of consumer products and what can be expected in the future.  Participants in this session will gain an understanding of the impact that information technology and social media have had on changing consumer expectations for product safety and the ability to use this understanding to prepare for and proactively address consumer expectations for product safety and quality in the future.


Moderators
avatar for Cheryl Possenti

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Gentine

Mike Gentine

Regulatory Affairs Attorney, Polaris Industries, Inc.
S. Mike Gentine serves Polaris Industries, Inc., as its Regulatory Affairs Attorney, both providing internal clients with guidance regarding the company’s regulatory and product safety obligations and representing the company before CPSC and other agencies globally. Mike also serves... Read More →
avatar for Don Huber

Don Huber

Director, Product Safety, Consumer Reports
Don Huber has 35+ years as a product safety professional, with extensive experience as a product safety, quality assurance, and product integrity manager.  Don is currently Director, Product Safety for Consumer Reports.  The Consumer Reports Product Safety Team engages in safety-related... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Lorimer

Lindsay Lorimer

Partner, McMillan LLP
Lindsay Lorimer is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  Lindsay's practice is heavily focused on product liability defence and products related regulatory issues. Lindsay has extensive experience defending class actions and both individual and commercial product... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 8: Tools for Assessing Ever-Increasing Risk in a World of Accelerating Innovation
While companies continue to introduce innovations at an accelerating rate, development of industry regulations and requirements rarely keep pace. As a result, trendy and often wildly popular products do not fit neatly into existing product categories with existing product specifications and safety standards. Products like hover boards and rare earth magnet sets are but two examples.  This session will discuss the challenges and solutions for ensuring that innovation and convenience does not come at the expense of consumer safety, and will cover developing effective risk assessment procedures for these "out of scope" products.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Shecter

Jennifer Shecter

Senior Director, Content Impact and 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Dabydeen

Andy Dabydeen

Canadian Tire Corporation
Andy Dabydeen is a Manager with the Product Stewardship (PS) team at Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., where he is accountable for the PS compliance functions. In that capacity, he is responsible for the execution of their incident management and ethical sourcing processes; facilitating measures... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Edwards

Patricia Edwards

Voluntary Standards Coordinator, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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... Read More →
avatar for Joan Lawrence

Joan Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Standards and Regulatory Affairs, The Toy Association
Joan Lawrence is Senior Vice President of Standards and Regulatory Affairs for The Toy Association.  A 25+-year veteran of The Toy Association, Ms. Lawrence's role includes managing the Association's product safety programs -- including leading efforts in the development of... Read More →
avatar for Matthew McGarrity

Matthew McGarrity

Technical Manager, Hardlines, SGS - North America, Inc.
Matthew McGarrity is currently Hardlines Technical Manager at Consume and Retail division at SGS North America Inc. He has been at SGS for eight years and specializes in regulatory, industry requirements, and quality testing for hardgoods products. Matt supports SGS clients in product... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pollock

Robert Pollock

Director, Market Surveillance, UL
Robert Pollock has worked for UL for almost 40 years and has been the Director of Market Surveillance since 2001. In this role, he is responsible for developing and directing all global market surveillance policies and programs for UL’s family of certification marks.  UL’s Market... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Cypress A/B/C

4:30pm

Breakout Session # 9: The Future of State-Level Reporting Requirements: Can One Size Fit All?

As more is learned about the chemical substances consumers interact with in the products they use in their daily lives, the definition of safe product evolves at an increasing rate. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the regulation of children’s product and, more specifically, those regulations implemented at the state-level. The panel will review a broad range of state-level chemical disclosure requirements, state-level efforts toward alignment, industry efforts aimed at satisfying competing requirements and manufacturing control programs employed by individual manufacturers focused on reducing the potential need to report in the first place.  


Moderators
avatar for Gretchen Paine

Gretchen Paine

Partner, Product Liability Practice, Perkins Coie
In her representation of companies facing state and federal claims of product liability, Gretchen Paine has defended clients in a wide range of cases, including In re Asiana Flight 214 and other major aviation incidents.  She also handles a variety of premises liability injury claims... Read More →

Speakers
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Antonio Fernandes

Managing Director, Quality and Compliance, UPPAbaby
Antonio Fernandes is the Managing Director of Quality and Compliance for UPPAbaby, an innovative high-quality developer of juvenile products. With over 20 years of experience, he oversees New Product Development Quality Engineering and Compliance activities.  He is responsible for... Read More →
avatar for Liz Hitchcock

Liz Hitchcock

Government Affairs Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Liz Hitchcock is the Government Affairs Director for Safer Chemicals Healthy Families where she coordinates the campaign’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies. She joined the campaign after four years as the public health advocate for the U.S. Public Interest... Read More →
avatar for Nate Sponsler

Nate Sponsler

Director, Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Group, Phylmar Group
Nathaniel Sponsler is a client advisor with the Phylmar Group, an environmental health and safety consulting company based in California.  He serves as Director of the Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Group, a group of companies whose mission is to reduce... Read More →
avatar for Justin Waltz

Justin Waltz

Program Analyst, Environmental Pubic Health Section, Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Justin E. Waltz is a Program Analyst in the Environmental Public Health Section of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). He implements all aspects of the Toxic-Free Kids Act for OHA.  He has 19 years of experience in environmental health and public health. Prior to OHA, he was a fellow... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Palm A - F

5:30pm

2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium Planning Committee Kick-Off Meeting
Come be a part of the initial kick off meeting for the planning of the 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium, February 25-28, 2019, Washington, D.C.  All registered attendees are welcome to attend and participate in the kick-off meeting.  Subsequent meetings open to ICPHSO members only.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Howsare

Matt 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... Read More →
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Marc J. Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (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... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Regency Hall - Lower Level Ballroom

6:15pm

International Reception - All Registered Symposium Attendees Invited - Complimentary Drinks (2) and Appetizers Sponsored By:
All registered attendees welcome to attend.  Light refreshments and two drinks provided.  Please come and visit our exhibitors and network with other attendees.

Thursday February 22, 2018 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Stericycle and Eurofins
 
Friday, February 23
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Friday February 23, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By UL

7:00am

ICPHSO Symposium Registration (All Day)
Friday February 23, 2018 7:00am - 3:00pm
Registration Desk - Ballroom Level Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

7:30am

Regional and International Planning Committee Meeting
Join us as we kick off the planning for the 2018 Regional Product Safety Training Workshop in Seattle and the International Symposium in Brussels.  All registered attendees invited to participate.  Future meetings open to ICPHSO members only.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Fenton

Dee Fenton

Executive Director, Quality Certification Alliance
Dee Fenton is the Executive Director for the Quality Certification Alliance, the only not-for-profit, third party validated, manufacturing best practices accreditation program focusing on the promotional products industry. QCA regularly benchmarks with other established programs and... Read More →
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Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Palm A - F

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Plenary Session - Changing of the Gavel
Attend ICPHSO's opening session and the changing of the guard.  President Rick Brenner becomes the past president and Symposium Planning Chair and President Elect Belinda May becomes President for 2018

Speakers
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Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO/Product Safety Advisors LLC
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in... Read More →
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Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 8:00am - 8:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

8:15am

Plenary Session # 6: From Silenced to Strategic: What the Last 25 Years Tell Us About What Lies Ahead

In the last 25 years, safety and compliance professionals have gone from an often-marginalized voice in their organizations to having great influence and even key seats in C-suites and boardrooms. Today, consumers—empowered with better information and communication tools—are now firmly in the driver’s seat, demanding transparency into the safety of the products they consume every day. This is causing huge changes in the interaction, processes and technology used to manage safety. Our panel will talk about how safety compliance and their jobs have changed over time, and how they envision the future.


Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
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Lisa Bate

President Americas, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Lisa Bate started her career in merchandising at the New York City Buying Office of Mercantile Stores Company, owned now by Dillard's Inc. She then held account management and regional finance positions in New York and Hong Kong for Acts Testing Labs, a company acquired by Bureau... Read More →
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Jay Howell

Senior Director, Product Safety & Compliance, Walmart
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... Read More →
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Joe Mohorovic

Senior Consultant, Troutman Sanders LLP
Joe Mohorovic, is a former Comissioner on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) during the Obama and Trump administrations. In that role, he worked closely with consumer product manufacturers, retailers, industry associations and nongovernmental organizations, as well as... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

9:15am

Plenary Session # 7: Best Practices for Managing Third Party Risks
Moderators
avatar for Rick Rosati

Rick Rosati

Director of Technical Services, Americas Region, Bureau Veritas - Consumer Products Services
Rick Rosati works for Bureau Veritas and is the Director of Technical Services in the Americas region.  His primary responsibiliteis include monitoring and communicating legislative and regulatory activity, participating in pertinent standards development activity and suppporting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ann Minzner Conley

Ann Minzner Conley

Vice President, Risk Engineering Services Division, Chubb Ltd
Ann Minzner Conley, CSP is Vice President for the Risk Engineering  Services Division of Chubb Ltd.  In her role as Executive Liability Specialist, Ann’s responsibilities include assisting clients with benchmarking their products liability risk management programs and identifying... Read More →
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Don Mays

Chief Safety and Quality Officer, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Don Mays recently joined Samsung Electronics America as Chief Safety and Quality Officer where he has oversight of enterprise quality and product safety.  In his new role, Don will help mitigate product risks to Samsung, their customers, and consumers.  Don joined Samsung from Deloitte... Read More →
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Roberta Telles

Executive Director Americas, IFIA
Roberta Telles joined IFIA in Washington, DC as the Executive Director Americas in April 2016. In this role, Ms Telles represents the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Industry in the Americas region and is the secretariat of IFIA’s Global Consumer and Industrial Product... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

10:15am

Morning Networking Exhibitor Break
Friday February 23, 2018 10:15am - 10:30am
Portico/Pre Function Area Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

10:30am

Breakout Session # 10: Social Media and Product Misuse: How Can We Shut That Down?

There are countless examples on social media of people promoting the misuse of products, from clothes baskets used as baby baths to toothpick crossbows.  Our panel will discuss specific cases of product misuse promoted by social media and the steps to help shut it down in order to limit the impact on consumer safety and your brand.


Moderators
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Karolyn Helda

Managing Director, Laboratory, AI - Asiainspection
Karolyn Helda is the Managing Director of AsiaInspection’s Laboratory in Buffalo, New York.  She has worked in the consumer products safety, compliance and quality assurance industry for almost 30 years. Her knowledge and direct experience span the categories of toys and children’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Neal Cohen

Principal, Neal Cohen Law LLC
Neal Cohen is an experienced and well-respected product safety attorney and consultant in the United States. He advises companies whose products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), where he served in various capacities as an attorney and senior official... Read More →
avatar for Alison Erickson

Alison Erickson

Senior Attorney, Hallmark/Crayola
Alison Erickson has been a Senior Attorney in the in-house legal department for Hallmark and Crayola for the past year where she is primarily responsible for US and international Product Safety/Integrity/Recalls, Regulatory and Customs Compliance, Marketing and Ad claims, Product... Read More →
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... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress A/B/C

10:30am

Breakout Session # 11: Safety Innovation to meet the Challenges of the Exponential Age: Practical Tips for the Marketplace

All agree that the consumer products landscape has changed forever.  To remain competitive, innovative companies are replacing entire categories of products and compressing the speed and time to market.  Regulations, standards and databases for new product categories do not exist, forcing companies to rethink how they design and manufacture safe products.  Following a brief recap of the panel's work distilling the issues presented by compressed speed to market, the panel will present alternative approaches to address product safety in the Exponential Age.  Audience participation will be facilitated and encouraged!


Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and 2018 Symposium Program Chair; Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Barrett

Geoff Barrett

Director of the Risk Management Bureau,Consumer Product Safety Drectorate (CPSD), Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECSB), Health Canada
Geoff Barrett is the Director of the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECSB, HC.  In this role he is responsible for the development of risk management approaches including communications with consumers, contributing to the development of regional... Read More →
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Dochul Choi, Ph. D.

Senior Vice President, Global Business & Technology Strategy, Digital Appliances Business, Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., Korea
Dr. Dochul Choi, a senior vice president in Samsung Electronics, is currently in charge of global business and technology strategy. He is overseeing the business opportunities and product development for main business segments such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent, Inc.
Gene Rider spent the past 30 years 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... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

11:45am

Closing Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: Disrupting The Status Quo To Move Safety Forward

From recalls to compliance to designing products, we can get stuck in doing things how we’ve always done.  We keep trying to do the same thing better, sometimes with little impact.  Disruptive ideas bring new companies, solutions and products to market – let’s apply that to product safety.  Leaders from product safety and other fields will lead the roundtables to brainstorm both process and products to further safety.  Technology is part of it, but change doesn’t have to use new tech to be disruptive. Participants will think differently about old problems and explore new solutions outside current practice, guided by those with experience in making change. One session isn’t enough to change practice, but it will generate ideas, make connections and move the process forward.


Moderators
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthea Davies

Anthea Davies

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Anthea Davies is a Senior Associate in the Products Law team at Hogan Lovells.  Her areas of focus include 'post-market' product safety issues including compliance matters, corrective actions and recalls, in addition to product safety regulatory and compliance advice at all stages... Read More →
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Brian Grochal

Digital Innovations Manager, Consumer and Retail Services, UL
Brian Grochal is the Digital Innovations Manager at UL, conceptualizing and developing new digital/ big data opportunities aimed at changing the way that companies manage product compliance and quality. Before shifting into this role, Brian served as the Global Technical Lead for... Read More →
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Chris LoPresti

Co-Founder, Bonnie
Chris LoPresti is a veteran entrepreneur who uses big data to improve everyone's quality of life. LoPresti recently co-founded Bonnie - a free, personalized product recall notification service that alerts consumers if any of the 900 million products recalled each year are in their... Read More →
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James Sheppard

CEO/Co-Founder, Centriq Technology, Inc.
James Sheppard is a two-time entrepreneur who has brought ideas to life in both the analog and digital world. Before Centriq, James was a VP of Innovation at Salesforce, where he led a team that helped the C-suites of some of the best known brands design their customer engagement... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • Sponsored By Ferrero and Recall Results