Product Responsibility Summit

PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit 2022 offers education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Like our past live events, Summit will be facilitated by industry thought leaders, subject matter experts and leaders in compliance. 

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Event Agenda

Sunday, September 18, 2022

10 - 11:30 AM PT

Community Service Project: Beach Clean Up

To sign up for this event, please email Bailey Catone at PPAI.

1 - 2:15 PM PT

Product Responsibility 101

Designed for those new to compliance, this optional session is designed to familiarize you with both the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and California Proposition 65.

Speakers: Susan DeRagon and Maurice Norris

Location: Sequoia

2:30 - 3 PM PT

New To Compliance? Your Questions Answered

After sitting through Product Responsibility 101, join to address all your burning questions related to compliance so you can participate in the rest of the event in confidence.
Speakers: Susan DeRagon, QIMA; Maurice Norris, PPAI
Location: Sequoia

3 - 4 PM PT

Intro To Supply Chain Mapping

This session will prepare you for the content delivered at Summit and will provide actionable tools to gather information on your suppliers, their suppliers, and the people working throughout your supply chains.

Speakers: Anne Stone, CAE and Maurice Norris

Location: Sequoia

Monday, September 19, 2022

9:15 - 9:45 AM PT

Code of Conduct

After review by the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group and approval by the PPAI Board of Directors, PPAI recently updated its Code of Conduct. PPAI General Counsel Cory Halliburton will outline the changes and clarify what they mean for industry companies.

Speakers: PPAI General Counsel Cory Halliburton, Freeman Law

Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

9:45 - 10:45 AM PT

PFAS Deep Dive

This session will explain what PFAS chemicals are, demonstrate how prevalent they are in our industry's products, and provide actionable solutions for the variety of federal and state activities addressing PFAS concerns.
Speaker: Rick Brenner, MAS+, Product Safety Advisors; Chase Dressman, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM PT

CBP Enforcement Updates

This session will delve into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and expound on what it means when CBP issues a Withhold Release Order (WRO).       

Speakers: Carmen Perez and Bryant Van Buskirk, CBP            

Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

1:15 - 1:45 PM PT

Legislative Update

This session will examine the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022.
Speaker: Maurice Norris, PPAI
Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

1:45 - 2:45 PM PT

Country Risk Assessments

This session will answer questions relating to conducting a comprehensive risk analysis when evaluating a new country for possible sourcing solutions.
Speaker: Kelli Hoggle, Amfori; Nathan Cotter, Hit Promotional Products; Jennifer Winter, ELEVATE
Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

3:45 - 4:45 PM PT

China Anti-Foreign Sanction Law

This session will offer insight and considerations regarding the new Chinese law that provides for retaliation against companies that comply with sanctions against Chinese entities.

Speaker: Isaac Stone Fish, Strategy Risks and Anne Stone, CAE, MAS, PPAI

Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

9 - 10 AM PT

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Get a primer on the UN's call to action for a comprehensive approach to sustainable development.

Speaker: Ann Rosenberg, Wood

Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

10 - 10:30 AM PT

Sustainability Terminology

Beginning your sustainability journey? Confused by the alphabet soup of terms? This interactive session will address key and emerging sustainability terms and definitions.

Speaker: Natalie Sheffey, Hit Promotional Products

Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

10:50 - 11:40 AM PT

Risk of Greenwashing

This session will demonstrate the importance of validating any sustainability-related claims companies make about their products or processes, as well as properly categorizing products with sustainable claims.

Speaker: David Callet, Callet Law

Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

11:40 - 12:30 PM PT

State Regulations

This session will review the various state regulations that will affect your compliance strategy.

Speakers: Karolyn Helda, QIMA; Tom Lewandowski, Gradient, LLC; Chelsea Murtha, AAFA

1:30 - 2:30 PM PT

The Science of Biodegradability, Compostability, Recycling and End-of-life Sustainability Solutions

Speaker: Ramani Nayaran, Michigan State University Professor

2:30 - 3:30 PM PT

UN Now or Never Climate Report And The Importance of Measuring Sustainability Efforts

Hear about the UN’s climate impact report, the state of the environment and review emerging trends, examples and steps of how to measure your organization's sustainability efforts.
Speakers: Emily Gigot, SanMar; Arti Dhar, Climate Impact Partners; Brian Campbell, 4imprint
Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

3:30 - 4:30 PM PT

Waste Diversion Solutions

This session will answer questions such as where your company's waste actually end up, what to do about packaging waste and outline options for end-of-life solutions.         

Speaker: Ashlee Baker, Waste Not Consulting 

Location: Bay Laurel Ballroom

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