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Monday, November 14
 

8:00am

Registration
Monday November 14, 2016 8:00am - 6:00pm
Charlemagne Building

9:00am

9:00am

Exhibits open
Visit our Exhibitors:

Amazon
Compliance and Risks
TUV SUD
Stericycle Solutions

Exhibitors
avatar for Amazon

Amazon

Platinum Sponsor/Exhibitor
avatar for TUV SUD

TUV SUD

Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor


Monday November 14, 2016 9:00am - 7:00pm
Charlemagne Building - Foyer Area

11:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Nancy A. Cowles

Nancy A. Cowles

President, ICPHSO
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Product Law Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rod Freeman is an International Products Lawyer. He works alongside the world's leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. With more than twenty years devoted to international products law and a background in high-stakes product liability litigation, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 11:00am - 11:20am
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

11:20am

Opening Plenary Session - Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Věra Jourová

Věra Jourová

Commissioner, Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, European Commission
Ms Věra Jourová is currently European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. In 2014, before coming to the European Commission, Ms Jourová held the position of Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic. Previous to this, from 2006 to 2013, she worked in her own company as an international consultant on European Union funding, and also was involved in consultancy activities in the Western Balkans... Read More →
avatar for Elliot F. Kaye

Elliot F. Kaye

Chairman, U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission
Elliot F. Kaye was sworn in as the 10th Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 30, 2014. President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Kaye on March 31, 2014, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 28, 2014, to a term that expires in October 2020. Chairman Kaye has identified three major areas of focus that will advance his collaborative leadership approach: CPSC will further harness the experience and... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 11:20am - 12:05pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

12:10pm

The Internet of Things (IoT): where it's heading and what you need to know
The 'Internet of Things' is increasingly infiltrating every consumer product sector, and is quickly becoming an inextricable part of every consumer’s interaction with products in their everyday life.
This will be a "starter" session on IoT, providing an introduction to the concept and explaining how it's going to be relevant to consumer products in the future. The session will cover the opportunities and challenges IoT presents now and could present (particularly, with reference to consumer protection and product safety), and an outline of what some key global regulators are doing in this space in terms of thought-leadership.  
The session will have broad cross-sector appeal: the aim is to demystify IoT, and explain why it's potentially much more relevant to a broad range of stakeholders. 
All the panellists are involved in product safety and compliance relating to IoT products and/or are involved in development of policy around the IoT in the EU or US.  During the session, the panel will consider the following themes:
 what IoT means now and what its potential is for the future of consumer products; 
 what are the myths around IoT versus the reality;
 how IoT is currently being used by consumers and what consumers are coming to expect from IoT products;  
 
 why it's relevant to consumer product manufacturers in all industries, not just those involved in technology and innovation;
 why it's relevant to regulators;
 how regulators and legislators (both in the EU and US) are approaching IoT, including looking at the policy consultations that are currently on-going with the Department of Commerce in the US, and with the AIOTI and European Commission in the EU;
 what kinds of product safety and product liability issues flow from the increased penetration of IoT technologies in consumer products and considering whether these issues are unique to IoT; and
 whether there should be a rush to regulate IoT or whether there is a need to proceed with caution

Moderators
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Product Law Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rod Freeman is an International Products Lawyer. He works alongside the world's leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. With more than twenty years devoted to international products law and a background in high-stakes product liability litigation, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. 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 associated with consumer products, including the development of new mandatory safety regulations and new voluntary standards, conducting product safety assessments and product... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kohler

Scott Kohler

Counsel, Product & Regulatory Affairs, Nest Labs, Inc.
avatar for Robert MacDougall

Robert MacDougall

Head of Enterprise Public Policy, Vodafone
Chair of Working Group 4, The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation | An initiative of the European Commission | Robert MacDougall is Head of Enterprise Public Policy at Vodafone Group, where he leads on all public policy matters relevant to Vodafone’s enterprise activity. Robert has spent the majority of his career in electronic communications regulation, including eight years at the UK’s Communications Regulator Ofcom (and... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 12:10pm - 1:20pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

1:20pm

Lunch
Sponsors
avatar for Amazon

Amazon

Platinum Sponsor/Exhibitor


Monday November 14, 2016 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Charlemagne Building - Reception Room

2:50pm

Human Factors Affecting the Safety Journey
The purpose of this presentation is to look at the human factors that affect the safety journey. The panel will look at why consumers make the choices they do and how this affects us as a safety community. We will be using you the audience as consumers in an interactive session.
Showing the common human choices and actions that link between registration, warnings, usage and reaction to recalls.
Issues to be discussed include:
Why don’t consumers register products?
What makes consumers not use the product as it may have been intended?
Why don’t consumers always react to warnings? Recalls?

Moderators
avatar for Martyn Allen

Martyn Allen

Head of Electrotechnical Division, Electrical Safety First
Martyn leads the Charity’s electrotechnical team as an impartial centre of excellence for the safety of electrical installations and products - including representing consumer safety interests on a range of British, European and International Committees.  Originally trained as an underground electrician with British Coal, he worked in engineering risk-management with Royal and Sun Alliance for 16 years before joining the Electrical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Simon Long

Simon Long

Head of Product Safety, Dyson
Having gained many years engineering experience across a range of industries, Simon is currently Head of Product Safety at Dyson, manufacturers of domestic appliances. With new technology and innovative designs, Dyson recognises that simply meeting Approvals Standards does not necessarily mean that a product is safe to use. Simon’s product safety team look beyond standards to see where the technology, manufacturing or consumer usage... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Opperer

Jeremy Opperer

Senior Manager, Exponent
Jeremy has extensive experience in product hazard and risk assessment, which he gained while working with a variety of brands in the consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and baby products sectors. For more than 12 years, he has applied his knowledge of engineering design, manufacturing and the quality control process, to help his clients develop, manufacture and distribute, safe and quality products in the consumer goods market... Read More →
avatar for Baiba Vitolina

Baiba Vitolina

Director, Latavia Consumer Rights Protection Centre
Baiba Vitolina is director of the Latvian government authority - Consumer Rights Protection centre for more than 10 years working on enforcement of consumer rights legislation, consumer complaints handling and market surveillance of non-food products. She has also 10 years of experience working in different positions in the Ministry of Economy related with consumer protection, EU internal market, product safety and tourism. She is author of... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 2:50pm - 4:00pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

4:00pm

4:29pm

4:30pm

It's all about Batch Compliance (featuring - It Ain't Sexy Look at my Policy (on Online Trading) - a Mash Up
This session discusses national, regional and global approaches to enhancing product traceability and safety through use of batch compliance. It presents a critique of the different approaches around the globe and will ask attendees whether the current approach is fit for purpose- the mash up is creating by the juxtaposing this with the idea that batch compliance has little or no political traction as it is not sexy amongst politicians in the context of the world's fastest growing and hardest to control market place; the internet. The focus of the debate should not be about batch compliance but about creating regulation to stimulate collective supply chain responsibility for rogue products. 
Come equipped to share your views as a professional and/or as a consumer and help inform the debate, in what will be for a few days at least the consumer product nerve centre of Europe

Moderators
avatar for Mark Dewar

Mark Dewar

Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP
Mark Dewar has been a Commercial Contracts lawyer for 29 years and practices commercial law with a particular focus on consumer products and their regulation and risk at all points in the supply chain including on a comparative international law basis. He has a European Law Degree from Warwick University and L'Universite de Lille II and has been a member of ICPHSO since February 2000 and was its President in 2011/12. Having spent 28 years at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maurits Bruggink

Maurits Bruggink

Secretary General, EMOTA, the European Multi-Chanel and Online Trading Association
In April 2015, Maurits Bruggink was appointed Secretary General of EMOTA, the European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association.   His main task is representing the interests of the sector to policymakers at European level and in Member States.  |   | Maurits has been involved in international advocacy, government affairs and trade association management for 25 years in different positions.  Maurits started as lawyer... Read More →
avatar for George Gigounas

George Gigounas

Partner, DLA Piper
George Gigounas, a partner based in San Francisco, maintains a multi-faceted practice focused on business litigation and regulatory counseling. His regulatory practice encompasses a wide range of consumer product compliance and liability issues at state and federal levels. Mr. Gigounas has significant additional experience in commercial litigation including insurance litigation. | | In his regulatory counseling practice, Mr. Gigounas advises... Read More →
avatar for Hongwei Shi

Hongwei Shi

Factory Inspector/Product Safety Consultant
Hongwei SHI, a factory inspector and product safety consultant from China, dedicate on “batch production compliance” researching from 2007 and made some innovative achievement. Before that, He has served for some prestigious European notified bodies and engaged in technical and marketing work for 8 years. He knows product safety very well, and he also knows the Chinese factory very well.     


Monday November 14, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

4:30pm

For Non-Millennials, by Millennials: Communicating Product Safety Information to the Millennial Generation

This panel will explore how the millennial generation of consumers receive information and communicate in today’s digital nformation age. The ability to reach millennials, who are now having children and starting families, is crucial for regulators and industry alike when it comes to providing product safety information. A panel of millennials will lead a discussion that will highlight the power of modern means of communication and demonstrate how new platforms are currently being used or could be better used to deliver product safety information to younger consumers.


Moderators
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy 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 and to craft solutions. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently President of the International Consumer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ana Gradinaru

Ana Gradinaru

Associate Director, Technology Practice, Edelman Brussels
Ana leads the Edelman tech team in Brussels, where she drives strategic communications and public affairs campaigns for a variety of clients. With over 10 years of experience, both in the public and private sector, she works closely with the Edelman network in the region and around the globe, notably as part Edelman’s newly established Global Centre of Excellence (CoE), supporting brands in the converging world of Telecoms, Mobility and... Read More →
avatar for Sydney Lucia

Sydney Lucia

Program Manager for Europe and International Organizations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ms. Sydney Lucia joined the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Office of International Programs in 2014 as the Program Manager for Europe and International Organizations. In this role, she works as part of a team responsible for the CPSC’s engagement with foreign governments and manufacturers. Ms. Lucia’s area of focus is Europe and international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development... Read More →
avatar for Laura-Jean Van de Ven

Laura-Jean Van de Ven

Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP
As an associate in the Amsterdam Litigation practice, Laura-Jean van de Ven concentrates on commercial litigation and product liability, focusing on medical devices, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and hazardous substances. Laura-Jean is an advisor to Dutch and international clients on European and international product liability, product safety issues and product recalls. She regularly appears before Dutch civil courts in the context of... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Charlemagne Building - Mansholt

4:30pm

ISO 10377 - The Building Blocks for a Compliance Program
In today’s globalized manufacturing landscape, supply chain networks have become more complex; in turn – posing a difficult challenge for manufacturers, retailers and brands.  Simultaneously, consumers are demanding innovative products that push the limits of the supply chain.  Simply meeting the regulatory requirements is not enough; understanding the risk of the product and the supply chain is crucial in reducing the overall risk of your product and supply chain.
 
In this session, we will discuss how ISO 10377 can be used as a guide to develop or enhance a compliance program.  ISO 10377 provides guidance to suppliers on assessing and managing the safety of consumer products, with a focus on risk assessment and risk management – including methods to identification, assessment, reduction and elimination of hazards.  In addition, we will discuss how these guidelines can be realistically implemented in today’s modern supply chain.

Moderators
avatar for Al Kaufman

Al Kaufman

Senior Vice President - Technical Affairs, TIA
Alan P. Kaufman is a toy industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience addressing product safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and product testing issues for toy companies and retailers. Mr. Kaufman leads the continuing development and implementation of technical policies and strategies relating to toy safety, the environment, supply chain issues, factory processes and other related matters. | | Mr. Kaufman previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Kinzie

Mark Kinzie

Director, Compliance, Logitech, Inc.
Mark Kinzie is the Director of Compliance at Logitech, Inc. He has been a lawyer for 27 years, including time as a trial lawyer defending manufactures of consumers goods and industrial products against mass tort, product liability, warranty, and class action lawsuits. He has worked in regulatory compliance since 2002 and, as outside counsel, managed recalls, market withdrawals, and regulatory investigations. Previously, he was part of the... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pollock

Robert Pollock

Director, Market Surveillance, UL
Robert Pollock has worked for UL for over 38 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 Surveillance staff investigate product incident reports and conduct market surveys to protect the integrity of the UL Mark and to enhance public... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Charlemagne Building - Lord Jenkins

5:20pm

6:10pm

Day One Summary
Speakers
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Product Law Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rod Freeman is an International Products Lawyer. He works alongside the world's leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. With more than twenty years devoted to international products law and a background in high-stakes product liability litigation, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 6:10pm - 6:30pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

7:00pm

Evening Reception and Dinner
Evening drinks sponsored by ICPHSO
Dinner sponsored by the European Commission

Busses depart from Charlemagne Building at 6:30 pm ;

Speakers
avatar for Nancy A. Cowles

Nancy A. Cowles

President, ICPHSO

Sponsors
avatar for European Commission

European Commission

Evening Dinner at Autoworld Sponsor
avatar for ICPHSO

ICPHSO

Evening Drinks At Autoworld Sponsor | Tuesday Lunch Sponsor


Monday November 14, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Auto World Museum Jubelpark 11, Brussels
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

8:00am

Breakfast/Coffee
Sponsors
avatar for Stericycle

Stericycle

Breakfast Sponsor


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Charlemagne Building - Reception Room

8:00am

Exhibits open
Visit our Exhibitors:

Amazon
Compliance and Risks
TUV SUD
Stericycle Solutions

Exhibitors
avatar for Amazon

Amazon

Platinum Sponsor/Exhibitor
avatar for TUV SUD

TUV SUD

Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Charlemagne Building - Foyer Area

8:00am

Registration
Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Charlemagne Building

9:00am

Plenary Session - Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Christel Schaldemose

Christel Schaldemose

MEP, European Parliament
Christel Schaldemose is a Danish politician and a member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee on Culture and Education.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

9:30am

Improving Consumer Product Safety: Current Risks and Lessons Learned

Today, a significant amount of data is available regarding the levels of compliance of consumer products on sale in markets around the world. Studies by IFIA and CEOC have found high rates (c14%) of high-risk, high-hazard non-compliance of consumer products in markets where manufacturers apply self-declarations of conformity, as opposed to markets that require third party verification (less than 1% non-compliance). ProSafe has found non-compliance rates as high as 63% for cycling helmets, and 77% for lighting chains, while a study by the European Commission found 92% of drones to be non-compliant. This panel will explore current risks and how various stakeholders are working to decrease those risks. The panel will engage the audience in strategies to integrate best practices in geographies where consumer safety is disproportionately low. 

Participants will have the opportunity to better understand the current product safety risks facing consumers and identify solutions that have proved successful in countries around the globe.  This will encourage discussion on the benefits and challenges of various systems in an effort to encourage more in-depth evaluation of solutions that can prove beneficial to consumers, manufacturers, regulators and other key stakeholders.

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Hanane Taidi

Hanane Taidi

Director General, International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA)
  Hanane Taidi has joined IFIA (The International Federation of Inspection Agencies) as Director General in July 2016. In this role, Ms Taidi represents the Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry, a sector that provides independent conformity assessment around the world with a combined turnover of €23 billion euros and 300,000 employees. In her previous role, Ms Taidi worked at DuPont de Nemours International based in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Monique Goyens

Monique Goyens

Director General, BEUC
As Director General of BEUC, Monique represents 41 independent national consumer associations in 31 European countries, acting as a strong consumer voice in Brussels, ensuring that consumer’ interests are given weight in the development of policies and raising the visibility and effectiveness of the consumer movement through lobbying EU institutions and media contacts. As a consumer expert and advocate, she was member of the EU High-level... Read More →
avatar for Marcello Manca

Marcello Manca

Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, EU, UL
Marcello Manca is Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, EU, working for UL since 1999. He has a 35-year history of working within conformity assessment, on both sides of the Atlantic, and on both sides of the process – as an industry representative, and as a TIC-industry operator. In his tenure he has worked on a vast array of product categories, including Appliances, Lighting, ITC equipment, Power/Energy/Controls, Plastics... Read More →
avatar for Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Director, International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Richard O’Brien is Director of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  He oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  He also coordinates efforts with other U.S. government agencies on import product safety issues.  Mr. O'Brien is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Officer with over 29 years of federal service. Before joining the... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Van Reeth

Catherine Van Reeth

Director General, Toy Industries of Europe
Catherine Van Reeth joined Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) in December 2009 as Director General when she established a dedicated Secretariat for the organisation, which now has four permanent staff. One of Catherine’s priorities since joining TIE has been educating economic operators and other parties that play a role in ensuring toys are safe about the new Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, which came into force on 20 July 2011. Catherine... Read More →
avatar for Despina Spanou

Despina Spanou

Director for Consumers, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
Despina Spanou is the Director for Consumer Affairs at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers[1]. Since 2013 she heads the directorate in charge of consumer policy including consumer and marketing law, redress and enforcement, and consumers’ safety. From 2010 to 2013 she served as Principal Adviser to the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and was responsible for communication and stakeholders. She was previously the... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

10:30am

11:00am

Standards Alignment – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
This panel will address the need for standards alignment internationally, focusing on the benefits to consumers and producers. Standards alignment is a topic that has been, and should continue to be, addressed at ICPHSO symposiums. But this panel will focus on examples of models that work (the Good), models that do not work (the bad) and models that are overly complex (the ugly).  Members will be provided with examples of standards alignment approaches, and information about a successful approach that can be used as a model for future work.

Moderators
avatar for Len Morrissey

Len Morrissey

Director, TCO 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 Committees covering a diverse portfolio of global industry sectors ranging from petroleum products to construction materials and systems to remediation of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy 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 and to craft solutions. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently President of the International Consumer... Read More →
avatar for Jens Ekwall

Jens Ekwall

Team Manager Laws & Standards Furniture/Textiles, IKEA of Sweden
Jens Ekwall is a Team Manager for Product Requirements Specialists at IKEA of Sweden, the development unit of IKEA. He is leading and developing the team responsible for product laws and standards within the area of furniture and textile for all markets IKEA act on.  |   | He is active in standardization work and participating as an experts in the following groups: |   | ISO/TC 136 Furniture Convener of ISO/TC 136/WG6... Read More →
avatar for Cinzia Missiroli

Cinzia Missiroli

Unit Manager - Sustainability & Services, CEN-CENELEC
Cinzia Missiroli holds a master degree in international political science with a specialization in European Affairs.  She has more than 15 years’ experience of working in Brussels. She joined CEN more than 10 years ago as a Programme Manager for consumer products (including projects in support of the General Products Safety Directive and the Toys Directive) as well as for food and nanotechnologies. In 2012 she was appointed Unit... Read More →
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Daryl Scrivens

Head of Mattel Europa's Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance Team, Mattel
Daryl heads up Mattel Europa’s Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance team based in Amsterdam where he has worked for the last 18 months.    Daryl is an active participant in standardisation and provides expert input to BSI, CEN, ISO toy safety standards groups.  Daryl is  Chairman of the UK BSI toy safety committee and Co-Chair of the Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) Technical Committee... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Charlemagne Building - Mansholt

11:00am

Regulations for Drones – today and tomorrow (with a special focus on lithium-ion battery technology --what, how and why?)
This session will be about the regulations for drones as well as battery safety.  For drones, we will be focussing on the regulatory landscape as well as looking into the potential risks of the devices.  Toys, consumer, prosumer and commerical drone categories will be covered during the presentation.  Another focus of the session will be on batteries.  As the lithium battery technology is increasingly mobilizing our lives, it also brings certain risks.  We will be discussing the safety issues of batteries and possibilities for risk mitigation, including regulations.  During the Q & A session, buyers and manufacturers, as well as the possible application users will have a chance to discuss the regulatory and product related questions they face. 

Moderators
avatar for Asli Solmaz-Kaiser

Asli Solmaz-Kaiser

Vice President, Global Head of Electrical and Electronics (ENE), TUV SUD
Asli Solmaz-Kaiser joined the TÜV SÜD Group in 2014 as the Head of the Global Business Line ENE (Electrical and Electronics) and is responsible for the strategic topics related to products and services for the Business Line ENE globally. Having worked in technology and testing, inspection and certification companies for over 12 years, Asli brings extensive knowledge both from a product and service perspective. She has held various... Read More →

Speakers
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Regina Sckopke

TUV SUD
Regina Sckopke is responsible for Project Management at TÜV Süd Battery Testing. As being responsible for several projects regarding safety tests on Lithium Ion Batteries, she brings extensive practical knowledge about safety issues with Lithium Ion Batteries.  Regina holds a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Ulster.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Charlemagne Building - Lord Jenkins

11:00am

11:45am

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Charlemagne Building - Reception Room

2:00pm

Connecting the Dots: Safety Criteria for Innovative Products
One of the over-arching safety topics for industry is how to develop safety criteria for innovative products including wearables, health trackers, virtual reality devices, electronic cigarettes, drones, etc. when relevant industry and regulatory standards do not exist.  
 
Some experts take the approach that we can predict safety concerns for innovative products and develop product criteria to address those safety concerns utilizing injury and property loss incident data for products with similar characteristics in combination with foreseeable use and human factors assessments.  Other experts, however, take an epidemiological approach to developing safety criteria that requires significant consumer exposure and incident history before criteria can be developed.  Significant accessible injury and property loss databases exist for the US but our European colleagues lack an accessible European injury database and are reluctant to rely upon incident data from other markets.
 
The situation sets up an interesting dynamic for a panel discussion.  We will present the business/industry issue, e.g. developing safe innovative products in an increasingly regulated and litigious Europe / World; the different approaches, e.g. epidemiological versus predictive, different available tools, e.g. incident data rich versus data poor, and discuss several innovative product examples to articulate the differing approaches and available tools.
 

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May practices in Dentons' consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups.  She is a partner in the firm's St. Louis and Washington, D.C. offices and specializes in regulatory and contested proceedings arising in connection with the design, manufacture and sale of consumer products.  Belinda is also an active member of ICPHSO and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015 and became Vice President in 2016.  She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sydney Lucia

Sydney Lucia

Program Manager for Europe and International Organizations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ms. Sydney Lucia joined the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Office of International Programs in 2014 as the Program Manager for Europe and International Organizations. In this role, she works as part of a team responsible for the CPSC’s engagement with foreign governments and manufacturers. Ms. Lucia’s area of focus is Europe and international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development... Read More →
avatar for Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Director, International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Richard O’Brien is Director of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  He oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  He also coordinates efforts with other U.S. government agencies on import product safety issues.  Mr. O'Brien is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Officer with over 29 years of federal service. Before joining the... Read More →
avatar for Gene Rider

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 consumer product industry.  Gene has worked closely with the medical and scientific community to develop innovative technologies for assessing the risks... Read More →
avatar for Tania Vandenberghe

Tania Vandenberghe

Senior Programme Manager for the Safety of Domestic Appliances and for Child Safety, ANEC
Tania Vandenberghe works for ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardisation. ANEC represents the European consumer interest in the creation of technical standards, especially those developed to support the implementation of European laws and public policies. Tania is the Senior Programme Manager responsible for the Safety of Domestic Appliances (electrical appliances, gas appliances and machinery) and for Child Safety. Tania joined ANEC in... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

3:15pm

3:45pm

Update from Product Safety Regulators Around the World
To further discussion of this panel please take this survey before 11/11/16:

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ipsw16

During the closing plenary session of the ICPHSO International Symposium, regulators from all around the world will discuss main priority areas they currently focus on, best practices and projects of interest for the international community.  The session will also explore possibilities for further cooperation.  This is a unique opportunity to hear from regulators globally in one plenary session.



Moderators
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Product Law Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rod Freeman is an International Products Lawyer. He works alongside the world's leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. With more than twenty years devoted to international products law and a background in high-stakes product liability litigation, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. 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 associated with consumer products, including the development of new mandatory safety regulations and new voluntary standards, conducting product safety assessments and product... Read More →
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Neville Matthew

General Manager, Consumer Product Safety Branch, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Neville Matthew is the current General Manager, Consumer Product Safety Branch and has an extensive background in regulation.  Neville joined the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in October 2013, on transfer from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority where he was responsible for compliance, market product quality issues and regulatory reform. Neville has an Executive Masters in Public Administration... Read More →
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Nick Shipley

Manager, Compliance and Enforcement Division, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Health Canada
Nick joined Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Directorate (CPSD) in April of 2015, where he is the manager of compliance and enforcement. Prior to joining CPSD, Nick held a variety of roles in the regulation and compliance and enforcement of health products, such as drugs, natural health products and medical devices. Since joining CPSD, he spends much more time looking for regulated hazards when buying toys for his two daughters. He holds... Read More →
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Cao Yufang

Deputy Director, Department for Supervision and Inspection, AQSIQ
Ms. Cao Yufang currently serves as the deputy director of the Department for Supervision on Inspection of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of P.R.C. (AQSIQ). |   | She is responsible for the risk management on import and export of industrial products, including consumer products. |   | She previously served at AQSIQ responsible for the supervision on inspection of consumer products and... Read More →
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Thomas Zerdick

Acting Head of Unit, Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, Directorate General forJustice and Consumers, European Commission
Thomas Zerdick LL.M. is Acting Head of Unit of the unit E.4 " Product safety and Rapid Alert System " at the European Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Justice and Consumers. Prior to his work on product safety, Mr Zerdick was a key member of the team that prepared and negotiated the European data protection reform, consisting of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

5:00pm

Day Two Summary and Closing Remarks
Speakers
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Nancy A. Cowles

President, ICPHSO
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Product Law Team, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Rod Freeman is an International Products Lawyer. He works alongside the world's leading global companies to help them solve their product-related issues, protect their reputations, defend their products and build more successful businesses. With more than twenty years devoted to international products law and a background in high-stakes product liability litigation, Rod understands the challenges faced by international brand names in an... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Charlemagne Building - Gasperi

5:30pm

Evening Drinks and Reception
Evening reception sponsored by Dentons LLC and Exponent

Sponsors
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Dentons

Silver Sponsor | Tuesday Evening Reception Co-Sponsor
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Exponent

Silver Sponsor | Tuesday Evening Reception Co-Sponsor


Tuesday November 15, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Charlemagne Building - Lobby outside GASPERI