ICPHSO 2020 Annual Symposium Sponsors and Exhibitors

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ICPHSO thanks our generous sponsors and exhibitors who will join us  in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, February 18-21, 2020, for our 2020 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium. The support our sponsors and exhibitors provide us is appreciated. Please take advantage of all the opportunities provided by our sponsors and exhibitors while attending the Annual Symposium.  We still have Sponsorships available.

SPONSORS

Diamond: ♦ ICIX ♦

Platinum: ♦ Eurofins ♦  Intertek ♦ SGS ♦

Gold: ♦ Amazon ♦ Bracewell PRG ♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc. ♦ Cooley LLP Exponent  Mason Hayes & Curran Norton Rose Fulbright ♦  Oculus♦  QIMA  Recall Results Stericycle The Toy Association  TUV Rheinland ♦ UL ♦

Silver: ♦ Arnold & Porter ♦ ASTM International ♦ Bitrex ♦ Crowell Moring ♦ CSA Group ♦ Ferrero.♦ Husch Blackwell ♦ Nelson Mullins ♦ STC *

Friend:  ♦ Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) ♦ Dentons US LLP ♦  Gradient ♦ Hogan Lovells ♦ Product Safety Letter (PSL) ♦ Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) ♦

Pioneer Scholarship Supporter: ♦ Mintz 

Scholarship: ♦ ACT Labs LLC  ♦  AM Testing  ♦ ASTM International ♦  Law Offices of David H. Baker, LLC ♦ Britax  ♦  Callet Law ♦  Cleartrack Information Service ♦  Crayola FASA Fisher Price ♦ Gemini Shippers Group Hasbro  Hobby Lobby ♦  Home Depot  ♦ ICL ♦  Insight Quality Services J. Crew JPMA ♦ Jenifer Keenan Law LLC ♦  Keller and Heckman LLP ♦ David & Johnna Kosnoff   Belinda May/Captain Ralph J. Spitz ♦ Miles & Stockbridge ♦ Modern Testing Services (MTS)    Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D./Independent Safety Consulting, LLC  ♦  Nordstrom ♦  PC Squared ♦ Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) ♦ Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) ♦ Safety Research & Strategies, Inc. ♦  Law Office of Alan H. Schoem LLC ♦ Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) Stericycle Strottman International ♦  Target TIC Council ♦ The Toy Association

EXHIBITORS

♦ ADK Information Services ♦  Amazon  ♦ Api  ♦ Applied Safety & Ergonomics ♦
♦ Applied Technical Services (ATS) ♦ AQF ♦ BILT ♦ Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc.  ♦ CSA Group ♦ Cleartrack Information Services ♦  Compliance & Risks ♦ Cooley LLC ♦ ESI ♦ Eurofins ♦ Exponent   Global Registration Services, Inc. ♦ Health Canada ♦ ♦ Hohenstein ♦ ICIX ♦  ICPHSO Scholarship Sponsors ♦ Insight Quality Services ♦ ICW ♦  Intertek ♦ Intrinsik ♦ JOB Group ♦  Mason Hayes & Curran ♦ Modern Testing Services (MTS) ♦ Norton Rose Fulbright ♦ Oculus ♦  Product Safety Letter ♦ Pro QC International ♦  QIMA ♦ Recall Results ♦ Registrar Corporation ♦ Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. ♦  SGS ♦ STC ♦ Stericycle ♦ Toxnot ♦ TUV Rheinland ♦  TUV SUD ♦ Unitec ♦ UL ♦ XOS ♦

ADDITIONAL SPONSORED ITEMS/EVENTS

Conference Bag Sponsor: Bitrix
Lanyard Sponsor:  Ferrero
Hotel Key Card Sponsor: Crowell & Moring LLP
Meeting Padfolio Sponsor:  TUV Rheinland
Mobile Meeting App and Question & Answer Polling Sponsor:  Cooley LLP
Charging Station Sponsor: Husch Blackwell
Tuesday Evening Education Reception: Oculus

Click Here for Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Register today to attend the Annual Symposium. Agenda Information Here

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Regards,

Marc

28 Days To Go!

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ICPHSO’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium is less than a month away and the agenda is packed with plenary and breakout sessions, as well as networking breaks, that every safety professional should find useful.  We are fortunate again to be able to hear from leadership and staff from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission who will highlight their activities on Thursday morning as well as participating in  various sessions throughout the week.  Our Thursday keynote luncheon speaker will the Acting CPSC Chairman, Robert (Bob) Adler, who has been a long time speaker and supporter of ICPHSO.  Acting Chairman Adler was instrumental in assisting us with our first strategic plan in the earliest days of ICPHSO, and attendees are fortunate to be able to hear from him in his role as Acting Chairman.

We are also happy to announce that we have moved the Safety Jeopardy game from a breakout session to our keynote luncheon presentation on Wednesday.  The game will be moderated by former ICPHSO Board Member and President, John Kupsch, and will include three teams vying for top ICPHSO prizes. The move to lunch will now give  all attendees an opportunity to play along as well.  This should be a fun light activity during our Wednesday lunch, while at the same time checking everyone’s safety knowledge.

Other sessions throughout the week include a number of breakout sessions on Tuesday afternoon with additional time allocated to each session to be able to have our panels of experts discuss the relevant topics in detail, while still allowing time for attendee questions through our meeting app.

We are also pleased to present a plenary session discussing product safety through a parent’s eyes, which will feature a number of parent advocates who will offer their unique perspectives on product safety, after losing a loved one to a product incident.  This is a perspective we don’t always get to hear and we appreciate the speakers taking the time to participate.

Other sessions include discussions involving voluntary standards; a look at smart products and what consumers expectations are; the consumers role in product safety; a look at company responsibilities as it relates to safety testing and analysis; a discussion of safety messaging to consumers; what to expect when you meet with Commission staff and how marketing strategies can enhance a retailers product compliance program.  These and many other sessions are listed on our website under the 2020 Annual Symposium AGENDA.  Updates are made daily.  You can also check out our line up of SPEAKERS, SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS  who will be at the Symposium.  We appreciate the support of attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

Registration is still open and we’ve added an additional nearby hotel with available rooms at a special ICPHSO rate.  Don’t wait to book your room, since the rooms are going fast.   Be sure to also check out the Job Matching program which has become a mainstay of our Annual Symposium.  As you can see, it’s going to be a busy week.

Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando,

Regards,

Marc J. Schoem

ICPHSO 2019 Annual Symposium Proposal Deadline Extended!

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#ICPHSO 2019 Annual Symposium Call for Proposal Deadline EXTENDED until 8/10/18! Don’t delay, we want to hear from you. All proposals considered – Our theme for the 2019 Annual Symposium is “United for Safety” as we return to Washington, D.C. All health and safety officials are invited to submit a proposal! Deadline 8/10/18. #ProductSafety

2019 Annual Symposium Proposal Submission Information

Regards,

Marc

ICPHSO 2019 Annual Symposium Proposals Now Being Accepted

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
July 9, 2018

2019 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Training Symposium
Monday, February 25 through Thursday, February 28, 2019
Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Washington, D.C.

“United for Safety”

ICPHSO is pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for the 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium.

ICPHSO seeks proposals that highlight new and exciting content and recognize the Symposium theme, “United for Safety.” This theme reflects the unique standing of ICPHSO as the only global organization bringing together a diverse array of product safety stakeholders. ICPHSO facilitates vibrant dialogue about product safety in a constructive and cooperative environment that emphasizes inclusion of speakers that reflect the diversity of ICPHSO members and conference attendees.

The four-day (Monday – Thursday) Annual Meeting and Training Symposium provides an opportunity for global health and safety professionals to participate in discussions that further enhance the safety of consumer products throughout the world.

Symposium speakers and attendees will include industry leaders from the manufacturing, import and retail sectors; members of the legal community; consumer representatives; trade associations; academia; health and service providers; test labs; recall specialists; and federal, state, and local regulators from around the globe. providers; test labs; recall specialists; and federal, state, and local regulators from around the globe.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline August 6, 2018

Thanks for your continued support of ICPHSO!

Regards,

Marc

 

Updates from ICPHSO…..

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Here’s some updates from ICPHSO on upcoming events you may be interested in attending:

April 6, 2018:  Call For Presentations Deadline for the ICPHSO 2018 Northwest Regional Product Safety Training Workshop, hosted by Amazon, Seattle, Washington on June 19, 2018. The theme for the Workshop is “Product Safety in the Information Age:  Employing Data for Better Understanding and Solutions”  Call For Presentations Here;  Here’s an easy to complete form to submit your proposal before the April 6, 2018 deadline:  Submission Form.  Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities HERE;  Hotel Reservations Now Being Accepted at the Marriott Springhill Suites in Seattle.  Reservations available HERE;  Registration Opens Soon.  Check Back Here For Updated Information

April 13, 2018:  ICPHSO-ASTM Free Training Workshop:  Products & The Appeal To Children:  Applications and Consequences, Washington, D.C.  More Information Here; Register on ASTM Website Here;  Pre-registration required for this free ASTM  workshop.  Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks provided by ICPHSO, Covington & Burling and Procter & Gamble

May 4, 2018: 2018 North America Consumer Product Safety Summit with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and PROFECO at CPSC, Bethesda, Maryland.  Pre-registration required – space limited.  Register Here

May 16, 2018: CPSC Public Hearing:  “The Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards, Bethesda, Maryland. Additional Information Here

Long Term Upcoming: SAVE THE DATE

November 12-13, 2018: ICPHSO 2018 International Symposium, Brussels, Belgium in conjunction with the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week, November 12-15, 2018.  Planning will soon be underway and members can participate in the planning committee. More Information Here

February 25-28, 2019: ICPHSO 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium, Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Washington, D.C. Planning will begin shortly for the Annual Symposium.  Members are invited to participate in the planning committee.  More Information Here

Check back here for updated information on these and other upcoming events.  For any additional information, please contact me either by phone at 301.774.3020 or by email at mschoem@icphso.org.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Regards,

Marc

 

 

 

Only 113 days to Seattle!

Can you believe it?  Here we are only a few days out of our 2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium and only 113 days to go (June 19, 2018)  until our Northwest Regional Product Safety Training Workshop at Amazon in Seattle, Washington.  Board Members DE Fenton and Renee Chiang are actively working on the Northwest Regional Meeting.  We hope to roll out our theme, call for presentations and hotel information in the next couple of weeks.  At the same time, Board Member Rod Freeman is working with the European Commission (EC) to further develop ICPHSO’s 2018 International Symposium November 12-13, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.  The EC’s International Product Safety Week takes place November 12-15, 2018.  As details become available, I will report on them.   We are also working again with ASTM to develop a one-day workshop on April 13, 2018 at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. on age label guidelines.  You will want to save the date and not miss this unique one day workshop which will include experts in this area.

2018 Symposium Highlights:

From Tutorials to our Key Note speakers on Block Chain Technology and the CPSC, we think we offered something for everyone last week during the kick-off of our 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary Year.   Belinda May, as Symposium Planning Chair and now President,  really put on a  great training meeting. It will certainly be hard to top what we did, although I am confident we certainly will try!  We are working hard to upload all the final presentations and provide an updated final Symposium attendee list as soon as we can.  We had over 825 attendees from 18 countries in attendance and I want to thank each of you for the choice you made to attend our Annual Symposium.  The support you provide allows us to bring you the type of content filled Symposia you have come to expect from us.  Incoming President Matt Howsare is already working on our 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium which will be held Monday, February 25 through Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Marriott Renaissance Downtown, Washington, DC.  We were last at this hotel in 2016 and we are looking forward to our return next year.

I wanted to reference a few highlights from our 2018 Annual Symposium.

Tutorials included, CPSC Compliance Beginners and Refresher course; sessions on the regulation of Drones; Lithium Ion Batteries; Ethics and Product Safety; Leveraging the Reach of Health and Human Service Providers to Enhance Consumer Product Safety and How to Make Retailers Happy among others.

New ICPHSO Executive Committee Officers include:  President:  Belinda May, Dentons LLC; President Elect and 2019 Symposium Planning Chairman: Matt Howsare, Mintz Levin; and Vice President:  Rick Rosati, Bureau Veritas. New ICPHSO Board Members include: Tabatha Bauer, Staples; Andy Church, Insight Quality Services; Don Huber, Consumer Reports; and Matt Smith, ICIX.  Read the Press Release Here

Also,we want to welcome to the Board as Ex-Officio Members, Geoff Barrett, Health Canada and Carol Cave, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

We were honored to be able to provide Health Canada, PROFECO and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission the opportunity to sign a trilateral memo of understanding at our Symposium which will promote consumer product safety in North America.  We were all  witness to something quite historic as a result. Read the Press Release Here

We also announced that Carol-Pollack Nelson was the recipient of the 2018 Ross Koeser Achievement Award.  The award, named after one of our Founders and First Executive Director annually recognizes a member for their significant contributions to ICPHSO.  Carol indeed exemplifies this through her work as a volunteer, former Board Member and President.  Carol also was the coordinator of our very successful 25th Anniversary Splitsville Bowling event, attended by some 350 of our attendees.  The food, drinks, bowling, games, deserts,  and company was outstanding.   ICPHSO also announced a special service award that was given to long-term member Bruce Farquhar for his continued outstanding in assuring ICPHSO has a global presence especially with international regulators.

And finally, who can forget our 25th anniversary year kick off fireworks event held Tuesday evening after our welcome reception.  Over ten minutes of up close and personal fireworks celebrating ICPHSO and its anniversary.  Our thanks again to John Rogers, Executive Director, AFSL and PYROTECNICO for a show we won’t soon forget.  It was a great way to kick off our anniversary year.

Thanks again to all attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, gift card and gift bag sponsors and a special thanks to Association Manager, Kimber Nation;  Association Administrator, Tara Reddy ; and to Yvette Duron and Emma Celeste for assisting us during the Symposium.  Without the continued support and assistance from Kimber and Tara, this meeting would never have taken place.   I hope to provide more updates on specific sessions in the future as well as update you on upcoming events.  Follow my blog for updates.

Regards,

Marc

 

 

 

ICPHSO 2018 Annual Symposium Is On….

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One day to go to the kick off of ICPHSO’S 25th anniversary year and our 2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium.  Over 800 safety and health professionals from 18 countries are descending on Orlando, Florida.  The weather here is sunny and in the 80s and there’s a buzz and excitement as we prepare to usher in our anniversary year.

We have nearly 150 speakers, 65 sponsors and 40 exhibitors who will be ready to share with you the latest product safety information to help us be prepared to address emerging hazards, new trends, and dealing with safety related issues on a daily basis.

ICPHSO is continuing to process registration and memberships that have been submitted over the last few weeks.  We will also accept Symposium registrations at the ICPHSO registration desk during the Symposium.  The registration desk is located on the ballroom level at the bottom of the escalator.  We open Monday at 5:00 pm and will be open each day during the Symposium.  We will be happy to assist you if you haven’t already received your registration confirmation or still want to attend the Symposium.   As space is available, we will also process requests to attend our 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary Event at Splitsville in Disney Springs, Wednesday evening.  We will do our best to accommodate as many additional attendees as we can but space is limited.

Be sure to download the Cooley Attendify app to get the most up to date Symposium information.  You first have to download the Attendify app onto your smart phone and then search ICPHSO 2018 Annual Symposium for the actual Cooley – ICPHSO information in the Attendify app.

Please plan to attend our special fireworks event on Tuesday evening promptly at 8:00 pm just after our Welcome reception.  You won’t want to miss how we will be led out to the fireworks viewing area at the rear of the hotel.  Thanks to AFSL and PYROTECNICO for sponsoring this special first time ICPHSO firework celebration!  We can’t wait to see the sky light up as we kick off our anniversary year!Fireworks

Safe travels to all and see you in Orlando!

Regards,

Marc