Product Responsibility Summit 2021 Direct-2-You

PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit 2021 Direct-2-You 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

Thursday, August 12, 2021

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(Optional) Pre-Sessions: For Those Who Are Relatively New To Compliance


9-10 AM CT   Product Responsibility 101 

The consumer products market has become increasingly regulated and subject to scrutiny by several government agencies and consumer groups. 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. If you are new to compliance, we recommend you watch this session prior to the remaining Virtual Product Responsibility Summit content.
Speakers: Susan DeRagon, QIMA; Maurice Norris, PPAI

10-11 AM CT   Lab Perspective On Test Protocols Speaker:QIMA

11- Noon CT   The Life Cycle Of A Compliance Program Speaker:QIMA

Friday, August 13, 2021

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(Optional) Pre-Sessions: For Those Who Are Relatively New To Compliance


9-10 AM CT   Supply Chain Problems In Xinjiang

Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? The Fair Labor Association’s Shelly Han will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ban on cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders, so it is important to hear the latest on this topic from an expert with over twenty years experience.

10-11 AM CT   A Tour Through The Cotton Supply Chain
Join this session to gain a detailed view of the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton-producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you.


11-Noon CT   Supply Chain Mapping and Traceability

This session is one of the pre-recorded sessions for those relatively new to compliance. Richa Mittal, the senior director of supply chain innovation and partnership with the FLA, will deliver a tutorial on supply chain mapping and tools. Please be sure to download all of the FLA supply chain mapping resources. Speaker: Richa Mittal, FLA

Monday, August 16, 2021

11:00 - 11:05 AM CT

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Anne Stone, CAE, PPAI

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM CT

Forced Labor Enforcement: Sorting Through USG Actions

US Customs and Border Protection continues to issue Withhold Release Orders spanning multiple industries including agriculture, apparel, footwear and a variety of consumer goods. Amanda Levitt will address the US CBP forced labor process related to the detention of merchandise and the types of documentation and obligations required by CBP for the release of those products.

Speaker: Amanda Levitt, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA

12:15 - 1 PM CT

Mid Day Conversation: Prop 65 Settlement Trends and Updates

Dan Herling and Karolyn Hela will sit down for a fireside chat to review the proposed changes to the Prop 65 short form warning, consent decree trends and more. And if you think the pandemic has slowed down NOVs, think again.

Speakers: Daniel Herling, Mintz and Karolyn Helda, QIMA

Session sponsored by: 

1:15 - 2:15 PM CT

Standard Of Care For Promo

Sourcing and selling promotional products goes far beyond complying with voluntary and mandatory standards. This session will explore setting an appropriate standard of care for promotional products, with an emphasis on high-risk products and recipients. This panel will take a deep dive into best practices related to establishing proper standards of care for the products you sell.

Speakers: Rick Brenner, MAS+, Logical Advisors; Lenny Polakoff, Zagwear; Susan DeRagon, QIMA; David Tai, TQAChecked

Session sponsored by: 

2:30 - 3:15 PM CT

Roundtable Chat

Networking is a critical aspect of Summit so small group conversations are scheduled at the conclusion of each day. This is your chance to network in small groups, reflect on the day and identify tangible takeaways from the sessions. Join any of the roundtables to join the conversation. Registration for each roundtable is capped at 25 to facilitate easy discussion.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

10:30 - 11 AM CT

Association Update

Join Bob McLean as he welcomes you to the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit Direct 2 You and provides a brief update regarding the state of the Association and the industry.

Speaker: Bob McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM, PPAI Executive Vice President

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11:15 AM - Noon PM CT

Environmental Sustainability: Global Recycle Standard (GRS)—What Does It Mean?

As we think about responsible sourcing of products, we also need to consider approaches to packaging that minimize waste while assuring damage free delivery. In this session, we’ll hear from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition about some of the tools they have developed to help your company take meaningful action toward packaging sustainability.

We will also explore the requirements of the Global Recycle Standard and other Textile Exchange certifications to determine what these certifications really mean and identify the labeling and marking requirements.

Speakers: Laura Thompson, PhD, GreenBlue; Nicole Munez, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

 

12:15 - 12:45 PM CT

Mid Day Conversation: Legislative Update

There are several pending regulatory developments that could change the way companies in this industry do business. Hot-button topics such as carbon-based border taxes, microplastics requirements, PFAS bans, and country-of-origin labeling standards are all burgeoning in Washington, D.C. and around the world. This conversation with PPAI’s general counsel will unravel what these emerging concerns mean for promotional products industry companies.

Speakers: Cory Halliburton, WKPZ and Maurice Norris, PPAI

1:15 - 2:15 PM CT

The Sustainability Journey: Why A Simplified Sustainability Report Is A Great Place To Start

According to research by McKinsey, in many sectors, the largest opportunities for sustainability improvement can be found in supply chains, which account for up to 80 percent greenhouse‐gas emissions and up to 90 percent of its impact on air, land, water, and biodiversity. As companies increasingly look to their suppliers, including promotional products, for information ranging from carbon footprint to progress on single-use plastics, Katie will break down the process of creating a simplified sustainability report, and the strategic, operational and marketing value this process can create for your business.

Moderators: Brian Campbell, 4imprint and Katie Motta, Shift Circular

2:30 - 3:15 PM CT

Roundtable Chat

Networking is a critical aspect of Summit so small group conversations are scheduled at the conclusion of each day. This is your chance to network in small groups, reflect on the day and identify tangible takeaways from the sessions. Join any of the roundtables to join the conversation. Registration for each roundtable is capped at 25 to facilitate easy discussion.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

11 AM - Noon CT

Restricted Substances Lists (RSL): How Can You Effectively Manage Them?

RSLs can be a nightmare to manage. This panel discussion will address steps you can take to demonstrate due diligence, identify the products most likely to be included on the lists and manage the process.

Speakers: Anne Stone, CAE, PPAI; Dr. Anneq Bonhoff, UL; Andy Blahnik, Gemline; Shamini Peter, HALO

Session sponsored by: 

 

12:15 - 1:05 PM CT

Supply Chain Mapping: Transparency Is The Backbone Of Sustainability

Hilde Gunn Vestad will share 20 years of real world supply chain mapping experience. She will share the first thing to do in the supply chain mapping process, identify the team you will need to assemble and identify specific documentation you will need to gather.

Speakers: Hilde Gunn Vestad; Brian Campbell, 4imprint; Nathan Cotter, Hit

1:30 - 2:30 PM CT

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: FDA Updates
This session will address new FDA requirements including the Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements for Class 1 Medical Devices specific to first aid kits, sunglasses, toothbrushes and more, as well as the new Over-The-Counter Monograph User Fee Program (OMUFA). 

Speakers: Barbara Schweidenback, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

 

Breakout 2: Kitting Challenges
The session will address the various challenges associated with kitting projects including problematic products and logistics.

Speakers: Tabatha Bauer, Backyard Discovery; Jorge Aguilar, Hit Promotional Products; Lenny Polakoff, Zagwear; Mary Dobsch, The Chest

 

2:45 - 3:15 PM CT

Roundtable Chat

Networking is a critical aspect of Summit so small group conversations are scheduled at the conclusion of each day. This is your chance to network in small groups, reflect on the day and identify tangible takeaways from the sessions. Join any of the roundtables to join the conversation. Registration for each roundtable is capped at 25 to facilitate easy discussion.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

11:00 - 11:05 AM CT

Welcome & Closing Day Remarks

Speaker: Brian Campbell, 4imprint

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM CT

Virtual Versus In-Person Audits In A Post Covid World

What will audits look like in a post-Covid world? The panel will address the lessons learned from virtual audits, ways in which virtual audits will remain a viable tool going forward. The session will also address audit trends related to quantity and issues as well as defining the various audits.

Speakers: Anouschka Jansen, QIMA, Don Moffet, Carhartt; Chris Pearson, Spector

12:15 - 12:45 PM CT

Mid Day Conversation: CPSC Update

Description Acting CPSC Chair Robert Adler will provide an update on the current priorities of this small, independent, Federal agency.

Speaker: Robert Adler, Acting CPSC Chair

1:15 - 2:15 PM CT

Recall Readiness: Putting The Plan Together

What are the elements of a successful recall plan? This session will address how to manage an incident and the recall process itself, best practices to executive the recall and protect the brand in the process. Industry pros will address lessons learned and identify steps to take now.

Moderators: Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law; Joseph Cala, Chubb; Jared Nelson, Edelman, Howard Tarnoff, CPSC; Joe Williams, CPSC

2:30 - 3:15 PM CT

Roundtable Chat

Networking is a critical aspect of Summit so small group conversations are scheduled at the conclusion of each day. This is your chance to network in small groups, reflect on the day and identify tangible takeaways from the sessions. Join any of the roundtables to join the conversation. Registration for each roundtable is capped at 25 to facilitate easy discussion.

Friday, August 20, 2021

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(Optional) Bonus Content: PPAI Summit Logistics Day

 


11-11:05 AM CT   Welcome To Logistics Day

11:05-12:05 PM CT   Import Challenges

Join us for a moderating discussion regarding the current supply chain challenges. Nathan Cotter, Hit Promotional Products, will moderate a discussion with Dr. Noel Hacegaba, the executive director of the Port of Long Beach, John McLaurin, the president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, and Matt Schrap, the CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association

Speakers: Nathan Cotter, Hit Promotional Products; Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Port of Long Beach; John McLaurin, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association; Matt Schrap, Harbor Trucking Association


12:15-12:45 PM CT   Mid Day Conversation: International Shipping Terminology, Best Practices And Pitfalls
This session will address the key terms and practices related to international shipping, preparing you to better address your logistics obligations. Additionally, this session will address best practices your should consider implementing as well as highlighting potential pitfalls.

Speaker: Jorge Aguilar, HIT Promotional Products

1:15-2:15 PM CT    Shipping Rates And Logistics Challenges From Covid And Going Forward

This panel of logistics experts will address the current elements contributing to the supply chain crisis and expectations going forward.

Speakers: Pierre Montaubin, The Koozie Group; Tim Berhling, Gemline; Shamini Peter, Halo; Donna Lemm, IMC Companies, LLC.


2:30 – 3:15 PM CT   Roundtable Chat
Networking is a critical aspect of PPAI’s Logistics Day so small group conversations are scheduled at the conclusion of each day. This is your chance to network in small groups, reflect on the day and identify tangible takeaways from the sessions. Join any of the roundtables to join the conversation. Registration for each roundtable is capped at 25 to facilitate easy discussion.


Event Speakers

 Robert Adler 

 Commissioner 

 U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 

 Jorge Aguilar 

 Director Of Trade Compliance & Logistics  

 Hit Promotional Products 

 Tabatha Bauer 

 Senior Director Of Compliance & Global Logistics  

 Backyard Discovery 

 Andy Blahnik 

 Quality and Compliance Manager 

 Gemline 

 Dr. Anne Bonhoff 

 Principal Chemist 

 UL 

 Rick Brenner, MAS+ 

 President & CEO 

 Product Safety Advisors/Logical Advisors 

 Joe Cala 

 Vice President 

 Chubb Insurance Companies 

 Brian Campbell 

 Director Of Supply Chain Compliance 

 4imprint 

 Neal Cohen 

 Attorney 

 Neal Cohen Law 

 Nathan Cotter 

 Vice President 

 Hit Promotional Products, Inc. 

 Susan DeRagon  

 Senior Technical Consultant 

 QIMA 

 Mary Dobsch 

 Owner/President 

 The Chest, Inc. 

 Hilde Gunn Vestad 

 Vice President Of Programs 

 Global 

 Dr. Noel Hacegaba 

 Deputy Executive Director / COO 

 Port of Long Beach 

 Cory Halliburton 

 Attorney & PPAI General Counsel 

 Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber 

 Karolyn Helda 

 Managing Director 

 QIMA 

 Dan Herling 

 Consumer Product Litigation Attorney 

 Mintz Levin 

 Anouschka Jansen  

 Director of Sustainability Solutions  

 QIMA 

 Donna Lemm 

 Chief Commercial Officer 

 IMC Companies 

 Amanda Levitt 

 Senior Associate 

 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg 

 John McLaurin 

 President 

 Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) 

 Robert McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM  

 Executive Vice President 

 PPAI 

 Don Moffett 

 Director Of Social Compliance 

 Carhartt, Inc. 

 Pierre Montaubin 

 Vice President Product Management & Sourcing 

 The Koozie Group 

 Katie Motta 

 Founder 

 Shift Circular 

 Nicole Muñoz 

 Vice President 

 SCS Global Services  

 Jared Nelson 

 Senior Vice President 

 Edelman's Crisis & Risk Management 

 Maurice Norris 

 Public Affairs Manager 

 PPAI 

 Chris Pearson 

 Director of Compliance 

 Spector & Co. 

 Shamini Peter  

 COO & Head of Compliance  

 Halo 

 Lenny Polakoff 

 Executive Vice President/Partner  

 Zagwear 

 Matt Schrap 

 CEO 

 Harbor Trucking Association 

 Barbara Schweidenback 

 Technical Support Specialist (HBHF) 

 Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services 

 Anne Stone, CAE 

 Director of Advocacy, Member Engagement and Education 

 PPAI 

 David Tai 

 Founder / CEO 

 TQAChecked 

 Laura M Thompson, PhD 

 Director 

 GreenBlue 

 Joseph Williams 

 Senior Compliance Officer  

 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 


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