Overview & Agenda

Overview & Agenda


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Day 1

  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Registration Open · Woodrow Wilson Reg Desk · Ballroom Level

    All Sunday sessions are OPTIONAL but included with the program.

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING: Product Safety Basics · Azalea 3 · Ballroom Level
    · Sue DeRagon, UL
    · Anne Stone, PPAI

    This session reviews the top compliance issues for the promotional products industry, with a focus on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). This course introduces promotional products professionals to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), specific regulations concerning promotional products and other mandatory and voluntary standards. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors. This course is required to attain the CAS designation, but attendees do not need to pursue a CAS to attend this session.

  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING: Avoiding Undue Influence Training - PSA Required Course · Azalea 3 · Ballroom Level
    · Anne Stone, PPAI

    Do you or does a member of your team work directly with a third-party testing lab? Did you know that as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act you must complete training on the topic of undue influence? This session will help you comply with those obligations by ensuring you understand what undue influence is and how to avoid it, as well as provide you with tools and resources that are easily shared with the rest of your team. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors.

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING: Prop 65 and State Regs - PSA Required Course · Azalea 3 · Ballroom Level
    · Sue DeRagon, UL
    · Anne Stone, PPAI

    This session is a must for navigating your interstate deals—not just by knowing the rules, but by having strategies in place to manage them. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors.

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING: Compliance for Top Product Categories · Azalea 3 · Ballroom Level
    · Anne Stone, PPAI

    This session will walk you through tips and best practices to differentiate your company from the competition by understanding all of your product safety compliance obligations in a clear and compelling manner. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors.

  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Opening Dinner

Day 2

  • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Registration Open · Woodrow Wilson Reg Desk · Ballroom Level

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    Product Safety Basics · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level
    · Sue DeRagon, UL

    (Optional. This session is a repeat of the Sunday opening session. This session is recommended for first-time attendees or those new to compliance.) This session reviews the top compliance issues for the promotional products industry, with a focus on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). This course introduces promotional products professionals to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), specific regulations concerning promotional products and other mandatory and voluntary standards. This session is appropriate for both suppliers and distributors. This course is required to attain the CAS designation, but attendees do not need to pursue a CAS to attend this session.

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Breakfast · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Welcome and Opening Remarks · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

    Recall Crisis! It Finally Happened! Now What? · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level
    · Cheryl Falvey, Crowell and Moring
    · Carol Cave, Consumer Product Safety Commission
    · Ryan Cudney, Edelman

    This highly interactive session simulates real world actions and reactions as a fictional national product safety recall unfolds. These scenarios address crisis management from regulatory, legal and public perception perspectives. Panel discussion.

  • 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

    Break

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dangerous Cargo - The Clamp Down on Shipping Lithium-Ion · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level
    · George Kerchner, ( The Rechargeable Battery Association )

    What goes wrong when something goes wrong and what can you do to mitigate risk? Did you know new rules are at play when it comes to shipping electronics? The rules and complicated and the costs related to non-compliance are sky-high. This session will include an IATTA update. (Recommended that attendees view PPAI archived webinars in advance of this session to get the most out of it).

  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

    Lunch · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    Remarks by CPSC Commissioner Robert Adler · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

    Break

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Breakout 1a: Lithium-Ion: Dangerous Secrets · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level
    · Rick Brenner MAS+, ( Logical Advisors )
    · John Copeland, ( Energy Assurance LLC )

    Tech products are one of the industry’s hottest product categories, but how much do you really know about them? The session will address the critical need for safety and certification when sourcing lithium-ion batteries. Learn what you need to look out for to keep yourself and your channel partners on the right side of compliance. Panel discussion.

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Breakout 1b: Reaching North for a Recall · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level
    · Tabitha Bauer, Staples
    · Chuck Samuels, Mintz Levins
    · Carlie Watson, Health Canada

    This session will include an overview of Health Canada reporting requirements as well as a case study of a cross border recall. Panel discussion.

  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Break

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    All About Voluntary Standards and Why They Aren't So Voluntary · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level
    · Moderator: Gib Mullins, ( Consumer Products Safety Commission )
    · Patti Edwards, ( Consumer Products Safety Commission )
    · Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law

    This session will address how voluntary standards impact safety and considerations when selecting a new product that may not have established voluntary standards. Panel discussion.

  • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Best Practices Sharing For Mitigating Risk and Managing Communication · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

    This interactive session will identify solutions to some of the most daunting product responsibility issues that face this industry. Come prepared to address product, social, environmental, supply chain and quality control issues. This is your chance to learn from and share best practices with your peers.

  • 6:30 PM

    Networking Dinner

Day 3

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 8:45 AM

    Welcome · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    How Do You Set Up a Compliance Program That Stands Up To Scrutiny? · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level
    · Robert Pollock, UL
    · Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law

    If you’ve been watching the news, you already know that not having a robust compliance program in place will cost you a lot of money. Learn about new standards ISO 10377:2013 and how they will have a significant impact on the entire supply chain—suppliers, distributors and consumers. This session will focus on practical lessons on how to build safety into products beginning at the design phase—and hopefully keep you out of regulatory hot water.

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Break

  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Breakout 2a: What Do You Do When a Field Investigator Shows Up? · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level
    · Tanya Topka, Consumer Product Safety Commission
    · Richard Massey, SnugzUSA

    Don’t be surprised if a field investigator from a Federal agency shows up—unannounced—on your doorstep. Are you prepared? Do you know what to say? Will you be able to find the right paperwork immediately? This session will review the real world experience of an industr supplier as well as regulator. Join us to learn what you need to do today to be prepared.

  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Breakout 2b: Update on regulatory issues - Emerging issues that will cost us money and time? · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level
    · Dan Herling, Mintz Levins
    · Tom Lewandowski, Gradient

    Just when you thought you had a handle on all of your compliance obligations, we've got more on our hands. This session will cover changes to California Proposition 65, updates to green chemistry, reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and much more.

  • 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

    Social Compliance - What do our customers want? · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level

    What are today’s social compliance hot buttons? What’s garnering additional scrutiny in the auditing process? What is the end buyer demanding and are you prepared to deliver?

  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    Lunch · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Remarks by CPSC Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic · Woodrow Wilson A · Ballroom Level

  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

    Break

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    It's Not Just About Products… You Need to be Prepared to Protect Your Intellectual Property as Well · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level
    · Harris Wolin, Myers Wolin, LLC

    This session will address patent infringement and intellectual property issues from a customs, legal and practical perspective. What do you need to start doing now to better protect your company in the future?

  • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

    A Voice of Experience Give Tips For Small Business Compliance · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level
    · Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law

    Neal Cohen, the former small business ombudsman for the CPSC, will wrap up the program by providing guidance on how to stay on the right side of compliance even if you don’t have a team of compliance professionals.

  • 4:00 PM

    Closing Remarks · National Harbor 10-11 · Conference Level