The inaugural PPAI Product Safety Summit will be held in conjunction with the PPAI North American Leadership Conference this summer in Denver, Colorado. The August 10 event will be a full day of education dedicated to the most pressing product safety issues, their business implications and the challenges associated with compliance.
The Summit will not only explore the latest developments and emerging trends, it is an eye-opening education opportunity that will address the many ways industry professionals are turning a cost burden into a strategic advantage.
Serving as co-chairs of PPAI’s Product Safety Summit are Gene Geiger, MAS, CEO of Geiger (UPIC: geiger) and Rick Brenner, CEO of Prime Resources (UPIC: PRIME). They will oversee the day’s engaging schedule of panels and discussions. The agenda includes Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) breakout sessions and a hands-on evaluation of product safety challenges. A panel discussion titled “Business Implications of Product Safety” will address two of the most frequently asked product safety questions: What are the business implications of product safety, and how can a cost burden be turned into a strategic advantage?
Mary Toro, director of Regulatory Enforcement Division at the Office of Compliance and Field Operations with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), will serve as the keynote speaker at the PPAI Product Safety Summit. She will discuss CPSIA regulatory elements, industry challenges and potential resolutions. Toro has almost 20 years of experience at the CPSC and as director of the Regulatory Enforcement Division. Her team advises the industry on its responsibilities under the seven Acts and the regulations that the CPSC administers.
The Product Safety Summit’s schedule also addresses the unique challenges of the supplier and distributor communities. In a duel-discussion panel, leading suppliers speak on risk assessment and best-sourcing practices in the supply-chain process. Also as part of the panel, distributor leaders will discuss selling product safety and making the switch from the price-driven to the value-driven sales.
As this is PPAI’s first Product Safety Summit, Association representatives at the Denver event will seek input from participants on PPAI’s future role in providing product safety education and support resources.
The top-of-mind content and economic relevance of this event ensures that it will fill quickly. Seating is limited; register now to secure your spot.