Overview & Agenda

Overview & Agenda

17Sunday

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Registration Open · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

    All Sunday sessions are OPTIONAL but included with the program.

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    OPTIONAL: Product Safety Basics (PSA Required Course) · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level
    · 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 (CPSIA). This course introduces promotional products professionals to CPSIA, specific regulations concerning promotional products and other mandatory and voluntary standards This session is appropriate for 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: Avoiding Undue Influence Training (PSA required course) · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference 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: Prop 65 and State Regs (PSA Required Course) · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Anne Stone, PPAI

    Do you have an online sales portal? Do you produce a catalog? Whether supplier or distributor, big changes to your California Proposition 65 warning requirements are looming and you need to prepare now.

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    OPTIONAL: Compliance for Top Product Categories · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Anne Stone, PPAI

    This session will walk you through tips and best practices to differentiate your company from the competition by understanding all 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--Networking Event · Bistango · Offsite

    Join us for this opening night networking dinner. This is your chance to reconnect with old compliance friends and meet new ones.

18Monday

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    OPTIONAL: Product Safety 101 · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level

    (Optional – for those new to compliance who missed the Sunday training) This session reviews the top compliance issues for the promotional products industry, with a focus on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). This course introduces promotional products professionals to CPSIA, specific regulations concerning promotional products and other mandatory and voluntary standards This session is appropriate for 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

    Networking Breakfast · Bamboo Garden · Conference Level

  • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Registration Open · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    General Session—Welcome · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Gene Geiger, Geiger
    · Rick Brenner, Logical Advisors

  • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

    General Session: Who Really Produces the Products We Sell? · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    What are the working conditions like? What sort of expectations should we have of our production partners? An experienced auditor will share the realities and challenges of managing social responsibility obligations.

  • 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

    General Session: End Buyer Panel · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    ? What are the working conditions like? What sort of expectations should we have of our production partners? An experienced auditor will share the realities and challenges of managing social responsibility obligations.

  • 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

    General Session: Are you prepared for the big changes to Prop 65? · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Sarah Esmaili and Tiffany Ikeda

    Whether you are a supplier or a distributor, if you have on online sales portal or a catalog, you need understand new California Prop 65 warning obligations. These new obligations will kick in August 2018 and if you are printing a 2018 catalog now, you need to attend this session. Cal Prop 65 attorneys will review these changes and help you get prepared to be compliant now!

  • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    Networking Lunch · Bamboo Garden · Conference Level

  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    CPSC Update · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    CPSC Update Regarding The Perspective, Realities And Priorities Of This Independent Federal Agency.

  • 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Prop 65 Deep Dive Workshop Discussion · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    What are the practical steps you need to take now to comply with new Cal Prop 65 requirements? This interactive session will provide the opportunity to attendees to share tips, tricks and tactics for online and catalog warnings.

  • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    Watching Out for Small Businesses · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Shelby Mathis

    Watching out for small business! Shelby Mathis, the new small business ombudsman for the CPSC will address business and industry compliance challenges.

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Mix and Mingle Offsite Dinner · Various Restaurants · Offsite

    This mix and mingle dining experience features great local food and and even better company--designed to help you make new connections with other attendees. Attendees will attend dinner in randomly assigned groups. Restaurant selections will be made with attendee preferences in mind. This session is included with your registration fee.

19Tuesday

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast · Bamboo Garden · Conference Level

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Welcome · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

    General Session: Factory Audits - How To Monitor Working Conditions · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    What’s the real story behind factory audits? What is involved in performing social and safety audits? How do you make corrective actions stick? This panel of experienced auditors will share their secrets.

  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM

    General Session: Managing Quality Start to Finish · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    How do you put a quality process in place? How do you go about managing a quality process from start to finish? How can you effectively monitor that process from afar? Our auditing experts will share best practices related to quality.

  • 11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

    Networking Lunch · Bamboo Garden · Conference Level

  • 12:35 PM - 1:35 PM

    Keynote Speaker: Import Surveillance · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    Why do products get stopped and how do you get them released? This session will review the current state of port surveillance operations and deliver clear guidance on what you need to start doing, stop doing and the resources to keep products moving through the ports efficiently.

  • 1:35 PM - 2:00 PM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Addressing Risk Through The Product Life Cycle · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    What do you need to consider at each step in the process. This session will address the role the event binder can play in helping you better manage risk considerations.

  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Closing Remarks · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Closing Reception · Bamboo Garden · Conference Level

20Wednesday

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    OPTIONAL: Departure for tour of the Port of Long Beach · Hotel Lobby · Lobby Level

    Gather in lobby for bus transportation to the optional tour of the Port of Long Beach. Buses will depart promptly at 8am.

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Tour of the Port of Long Beach · Hotel Lobby · Lobby Level

    Register early for this optional tour of the Port of Long Beach. We will be joined by a Port executive who will narrate our boat based tour of the ports. Seating is limited for this program.

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

    OPTIONAL: Departure for The Duke Hotel

    Transportation back to the hotel after the port tour