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Tuesday, June 27
 

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PLEASE NOTE: FRENCH-ENGLISH TRANSLATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ALL PLENARY SESSIONS
Plenary Sessions will include French-English Translation Provided by Health Canada.

2:00pm PDT

Associated Meeting - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) (RCC Members Only)
Retail Council of Canada Meeting only only to RCC members and invited guests.

Speakers
avatar for Jason McLinton

Jason McLinton

Vice President, Grocery Division and Regulatory Affairs, Retail Council of Canada
Jason McLinton is the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC). He chairs the RCC’s Product Safety and Recall Committee which provides comments to government on regulatory initiatives but also manages major product safety investigations and recalls... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Salon F Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel

2:00pm PDT

EXHIBITOR SET UP
Speakers
avatar for Kimber Nation

Kimber Nation

Association Manager, ICPHSO


Tuesday June 27, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E-H Hallway

3:00pm PDT

ICPHSO Conference Bag Stuffing
Join us for our traditional conference bag stuffing before the conference begins.  After the bag stuffing, we hope all can stay for our informal evening reception that begins at 6:00 pm.for light snacks and drinks.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc Schoem is Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), a professional association made up of consumer product health and safety professionals from across the globe. The goal of the organization is to facilitate inclusive, nonpartisan... Read More →
avatar for Eli Szamosi

Eli Szamosi

President, Global Risk Management Partners, Inc.
Eli Szamosi is an ICPHSO Board Member and the Chair of the 2017 Regional Symposium. He has been active on Planning and Membership committees for over 20 years.  Currently he is President of Global Risk Management Partners, a consulting company for vendors and retailers to make informative... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hudson Bay Board Room Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel

5:00pm PDT

Early Registration On Site At Hotel For Pre-Registered Attendees
Pick up your conference bag and registration materials before the evening reception and be ready to go in the morning. 

Speakers
avatar for Kimber Nation

Kimber Nation

Association Manager, ICPHSO
avatar for Tara Reddy

Tara Reddy

Association Administrator, ICPHSO
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc Schoem is Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), a professional association made up of consumer product health and safety professionals from across the globe. The goal of the organization is to facilitate inclusive, nonpartisan... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E-H Hallway

6:00pm PDT

Evening Networking Reception - Open to All Workshop Attendees - Included in Registration Fee
Join us at an informal  evening networking reception at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel on June 27, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm.  Feel free to drop by and say hello until 9:00 pm and meet your fellow ICPHSO Symposium attendees.  Light snacks and beverages will be served to all registered attendees. Evening Networking Reception Sponsored by CSA Group.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc Schoem is Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), a professional association made up of consumer product health and safety professionals from across the globe. The goal of the organization is to facilitate inclusive, nonpartisan... Read More →

Sponsors
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CSA Group

CSA Group
Diamond SponsorCSA is a standards development organization (SDO) accredited both in Canada and the U.S. This accreditation acknowledges that we comply with a specific set of accreditation criteria. As a result, our standards are recognized around the world for their balance, technical... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - British Columbia Room 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, Canada
 
Wednesday, June 28
 

6:30am PDT

Registration (All Day)
Be sure to check in at the ICPHSO registration desk to collect your conference bag, name tag and conference materials. See you in the morning!

Speakers
avatar for Kimber Nation

Kimber Nation

Association Manager, ICPHSO
avatar for Tara Reddy

Tara Reddy

Association Administrator, ICPHSO
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc Schoem is Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), a professional association made up of consumer product health and safety professionals from across the globe. The goal of the organization is to facilitate inclusive, nonpartisan... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 6:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E-H Hallway

7:00am PDT

Breakfast
Breakfast sponsored by LG Electronics USA Inc.

Sponsors
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LG Electronics USA Inc.

LG Electronics USA Inc.
Platinum SponsorLG Electronics, Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 77,000 people working in 125 locations around the world. With 2016 global sales of USD 47.9 billion, LG comprises four business... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E-H Hallway

8:30am PDT

Welcome - ICPHSO Planning Chairman Eli Szamosi and ICPHSO President Rick Brenner
Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in... Read More →
avatar for Eli Szamosi

Eli Szamosi

President, Global Risk Management Partners, Inc.
Eli Szamosi is an ICPHSO Board Member and the Chair of the 2017 Regional Symposium. He has been active on Planning and Membership committees for over 20 years.  Currently he is President of Global Risk Management Partners, a consulting company for vendors and retailers to make informative... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

8:45am PDT

ICPHSO Keynote Opening Presentation - Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, Health Canada
Health Canada Deputy Minister, Simon Kennedy,  will be introduced by ICPHSO President Rick Brenner and deliver the opening keynote remarks.

Moderators
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Simon Kennedy

Simon Kennedy

Deputy Minister, Health Canada
Simon Kennedy was named Deputy Minister of Health effective January 21, 2015. Previously, he served as the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Canada's G-20 Sherpa. He oversaw the Trade Portfolio through one of the most productive periods in the history of Canadian trade negotiations... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

9:00am PDT

Plenary Session # 1: Collaboration: A Case Study and the Potential of Harmonization Across North America

Plenary Session # 1: Collaboration: A Case Story and the Potential of Harmonization Across North America

This plenary session will cover two separate issues, with two separate panels of speakers involving examples of a past and a future collaboration.

The first panel discussion involves a case study of an issue where a consumer product had false markings.  The panel will discuss how retailers, government regulators, and test laboratories collaborated to resolve the matter showing how a crisis can bring stakeholders together to resolve compliance issues.

Moderator:

  • Tabatha Bauer, Director, Logistics & Compliance, Staples Promotional Product

Panelists:

  • ·         Vaneet Khurana, Director Product Safety & Compliance, Walmart Canada Corp.
  • ·         Franco LaRiccia, Unit Head, Risk Assessment Division, Health Canada
  • ·         Jason McLinton, Vice President, Grocery Division and Regulatory Affairs, Retail            Council of Canada       

The second panel will present an idea for harmonizing a standard in the U.S. and Canada.  Existing protocols will be discussed for each country and a demonstration of what testing can potentially occur in the future to bring the countries closer together to a harmonized standard.
In addition, the second panel will also briefly discuss collaboration among regulators in cross border recalls.

Moderator:

  • Tabatha Bauer, Director, Logistics & Compliance, Staples Promotional Product

Panelists:

  • Duane Boniface, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Joan Lawrence, Vice President, Standards and Regulatory Affairs, Toy Industry Association, Inc.
  • Nicholas Shipley, Manager, Compliance and Enforcement Division, Risk                        Management Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Healthy                            Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECS), Health Canada



Moderators
avatar for Tabatha Bauer

Tabatha Bauer

Director, Logistics & Compliance, Staples Promotional Products
Tabatha Bauer is the Director of Logistics & Compliance for Staples Promotional Products, the largest distributor in the promotional products industry.  She is responsible for a team who oversee product safety, social responsibility, C-TPAT compliance, haz mat transportation and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Duane E. Boniface

Duane E. Boniface

Deputy Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Duane E.. Boniface has over 20 years of experience in government and private practice addressing safety, security and environmental protection issues for a wide variety of government agencies (DHS, DOD, etc.). Mr. Boniface served on Active Duty in the Coast Guard, eventually retiring... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles 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... Read More →
avatar for Vaneet Khurana

Vaneet Khurana

Director of Compliance, Product Safety and Health & Wellness, Walmart Canada Corp.
Vaneet Khurana is Director of Compliance, Product Safety and Health & Wellness for Walmart Canada. Vaneet is responsible for oversight of legislative services, product testing, product removals, reporting & analytics. He is also responsible for compliance of pharmacy operations in... Read More →
avatar for Franco LaRiccia

Franco LaRiccia

Unit Head, Risk Assessment Division, Health Canada
Franco LaRiccia is currently the Electrical Products Unit Head for the Risk Assessment Division (RAD) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECS, HC.  In this role he is responsible for the safety related assessments of Electrical Products at HC. In addition to almost 10 years... Read More →
avatar for Joan Lawrence

Joan Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Standards and Regulatory Affairs, The Toy Association
Joan Lawrence is Senior Vice President of Standards and Regulatory Affairs for The Toy Association. In her 20+ years with the Association, she has managed product safety programs encompassing the development of safety standards as well as industry and consumer safety education.  Her... Read More →
avatar for Jason McLinton

Jason McLinton

Vice President, Grocery Division and Regulatory Affairs, Retail Council of Canada
Jason McLinton is the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC). He chairs the RCC’s Product Safety and Recall Committee which provides comments to government on regulatory initiatives but also manages major product safety investigations and recalls... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Shipley

Nicholas Shipley

Manager, Compliance and Enforcement Division, Risk Management Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECS), Health Canada
Nicholas Shipley joined Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Directorate 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... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

9:00am PDT

Tutorial #1: Health Canada 101 - Concurrent Session (For Beginners)
This is an opportunity for those attendees who aren't familiar with The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to hear from Health Canada representatives on everything you need to know to get you started.  Primarily intended for beginners and intermediate practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for George Mach

George Mach

Compliance and Enforcement Specialist, Consumer Product Safety – Prairie Region, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch (RORB, Health Canada
George Mach is the Compliance and Enforcement Specialist for the Consumer Product Safety Program of Health Canada (Prairie Region). He has 15 years of regulatory enforcement experience, having spent 6 years working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, before joining Health Canada... Read More →
avatar for Valentino Tramonti

Valentino Tramonti

Specialist, Consumer Product Safety – Quebec Region, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch (RORB), Health Canada
Valentino Tramonti is a Specialist for the Consumer Product Safety Program of Health Canada (Quebec Region).  He has over 25years of experience in the enforcement and administration of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and Regulations and more recently the Canada Consumer Product... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Quebec/Alberta/British Columbia Room

10:00am PDT

Morning Networking Exhibitor Break
Morning Networking Break Sponsored by Stericycle Expert Solutions and Norton Rose Fullbright.

Sponsors
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Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright
Gold SponsorNorton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with comprehensive legal services.  We have over 3800 lawyers and staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin... Read More →
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Stericycle

Stericycle Expert Solutions
Gold Sponsor and ExhibitorStericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS provides the most comprehensive global collection and enhancement solutions, specializing in product recall, retrieval, quality audit, and return services managing close to 5,000 recalls. For more information on our services and... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E-H Hallway

10:30am PDT

Plenary Session # 2: Jurisdictional Reporting Requirements: Canada, United States and European Commission
Jurisdictional reporting requirements:  Canada, United States and European Commission plus an industry perspective discussing a tool for efficient reporting..

Moderators
avatar for Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson Consulting
Christine Simpson turned to consulting after 34 years with Health Canada, Consumer Product Safety where she worked primarily in compliance and enforcement. Part of her responsibilities included negotiating recalls and training companies such as Walmart, IKEA and Hudson’s Bay on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Gourley

Nicole Gourley

Senior Vice President of Operations, GS1 Canada
Nicole Gourley is Senior Vice President of Operations for GS1 Canada.  GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains global standards that improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chain practices.  Operating in more than 25 sectors, GS1... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Lorimer

Lindsay Lorimer

Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, McMillan LLP
Lindsay Lorimer is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  Lindsay's practice is heavily focused on product liability defence and products related regulatory issues. Lindsay has extensive experience defending class actions and both individual and commercial product... Read More →
avatar for Joanne O'Donnell

Joanne O'Donnell

Senior Global Regulatory and Compliance Specialist, Compliance and Risks, Ltd.
Joanne O'Donnell has worked with Compliance and Risks since May 2011, where she has been involved with the provision of international legal compliance advice to a large selection of corporate clients in many areas including product safety, corporate and social responsibility, climate... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Possenti

Cheryl Possenti

Partner, Goldberg Segalla
Cheryl Possenti is a founding partner of the firm and has more than 30 years’ experience in the defense of complex personal injury actions. With a practice that focuses on product liability matters and related litigation — and whose extensive experience includes defending high-profile... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

10:30am PDT

Tutorial #2: CPSC 101 - Concurrent Session ( For Beginners)
This is an opportunity for those attendees who aren't familiar with The Consumer Product Safety Act  to hear from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission representatives on everything you need to know to get you started.  Primarily intended for beginners and intermediate practitioners.

Tutorial Session Sponsord by STC.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Topka

Tanya Topka

Team Lead, Fast Track Team, Defects Investigation Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Tanya Topka is the Fast Track Team Lead in the Defects Investigation Division of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Tanya has been in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations for fifteen years conducting investigations... Read More →

Sponsors
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STC

STC
Gold Sponsor STC is the oldest independent testing, inspection and certification organizations with headquarter in Hong Kong established in 1963 as a not-for-profit organization. Now announcing the Fall opening of our lab in Wayne NJ USA. STC is the 1st and only non-governmental... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Quebec/Alberta/British Columbia Room

11:45am PDT

Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Asianinspection

Sponsors
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Asianinspection

AsiaInspection
Platinum Sponsor AI is a global leading quality control and compliance service provider that partners with brands, retailers and importers around the world to secure, manage and optimize their global supply chain. AI offers Laboratory Testing, Quality Assurance Programs, Supplier... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

12:35pm PDT

ICPHSO Luncheon Keynote Speaker - The C-Suite Perspective on Consumer Product Safety and Risk Management - Robyn Collver, Senior Vice President, Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd
How risk is perceived by executives; and how should product safety practicioners get executive attention.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Collver

Robyn Collver

Senior Vice President, Risk and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Robyn Collver is Senior Vice-President, Risk and Regulatory Affairs, for Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited. She assesses our risk management exposures and governs risk management tolerances across our family of businesses.  In addition, she oversees our regulatory interactions and... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:35pm - 12:50pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

1:00pm PDT

Afternoon Opening Plenary Sessions - Keynote Speaker - CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle
Speakers
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Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Acting Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013, to serve as a CPSC Commissioner.  On February 9, 2017, Ms. Buerkle was named Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Her term... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

1:15pm PDT

Plenary Session # 3: Promoting Product Safety Recalls
This panel comprised of industry, stakeholders and regulators will discuss the barriers and impediments to effective recalls and how to communicate a recall to achieve optimal results.  What are the best practices of manufacturers and retailers?  Innovative solutions and collaborative approaches to reach consumers and improve safety will be covered.

Moderators
avatar for Heather A. Brown

Heather A. Brown

Chief Counsel, Canada, Tyco/Johnson Controls
Heather Brown joined the company in 2009 and currently serves as Chief Counsel for the Canadian Johnson Controls business. Johnson Controls is the industry leader providing comprehensive HVAC, fire protection, security and life-safety solutions serving a wide range of customers in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles 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... Read More →
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Katie Greenwood

Director, Risk Assessment Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada
Katie Greenwood is the Director of the Risk Assessment Bureau (RAB) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECS, HC. In this role, Katie is responsible for the development and implementation of information and data management approaches including mandatory incident reporting... Read More →
avatar for Tanya Topka

Tanya Topka

Team Lead, Fast Track Team, Defects Investigation Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Tanya Topka is the Fast Track Team Lead in the Defects Investigation Division of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Tanya has been in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations for fifteen years conducting investigations... Read More →
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Kimi Walker

Associate Vice President, Product Sterwardship, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Kimi Walker is Associate Vice-President, Product Stewardship, for Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited.  She leads a team that manages Product Safety and Compliance, Environmental Stewardship, and Responsible Sourcing across the Canadian Tire family of businesses.  Kimi joined Canadian... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

2:15pm PDT

Afternoon Networking Exhibitor Break
Afternoon networking break sponsored by TUV SUD,

Sponsors
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TUV SUD

TUV SUD
Gold Sponsor and Conference Bag SponsorTÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider specialising in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. Represented by more than 24,000 employees across 850 locations worldwide... Read More →



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Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E-H Hallway

2:30pm PDT

Plenary Session # 4: Consumer Product Safety Compliance In Interesting Times
Stakeholders with different accountabilities in the consumer product lifecycle will present their perspective on fulfilling compliance requirements – meeting objectives and expectations; addressing challenges and risks; and, best practices to follow to avoid common pitfalls and steer clear of compliance enforcement.  Attendees from small-medium size businesses will greatly benefit from practical guidance to stay proactive, navigate the complex regulatory environment and meet requirements from multiple jurisdictions.

Moderators
avatar for Andy Dabydeen

Andy Dabydeen

Product Stewardship, Canadian Tire Corporation
Andy Dabydeen is a Manager with the Product Stewardship (PS) team at Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., where he is accountable for the PS compliance functions. In that capacity, he is responsible for the execution of their incident management and ethical sourcing processes; facilitating measures... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Davies

Adam Davies

Global Business Unit Director, CSA Group
Adam Davies is a Global Business Unit Director with CSA Group.  In this position, Mr. Davies leads CSA Group’s retail, plumbing, and construction commercial business units in product safety certification and testing.  Adam joined CSA staff in August 2012 with a broad range of... Read More →
avatar for Rob Graham

Rob Graham

Senior Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Advisor, Consumer Product Safety – National Capital Region, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECS), Health Canada
Rob Graham is a senior corporate regulatory compliance and enforcement advisor in the consumer product safety program of Health Canada. He has worked for 6 years as a product safety inspector before shifting into his current role. While an inspector, Rob verified the compliance of... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan

Senior Vice President Global Quality/Compliance, Spin Master
Timothy Sullivan is Senior Vice President of Compliance, Quality, and Sustainability for Spin Master Corp.  Tim is a 33 year veteran in the toy industry with an extensive product design and development background. In his current role, Tim is pioneering advancement in practical hazard... Read More →
avatar for Tanya Topka

Tanya Topka

Team Lead, Fast Track Team, Defects Investigation Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Tanya Topka is the Fast Track Team Lead in the Defects Investigation Division of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Tanya has been in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations for fifteen years conducting investigations... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

3:30pm PDT

Plenary Session # 5: Automated Product Safety Issue Detection Using Online Reviews
Hundreds of products are recalled annually because of issues that can cause injury or death. Consumers often spot these issues and complain about them online, long before the first serious injury or death occurs. As engineering students at the University of Waterloo, we applied machine learning to a corpus of millions of reviews from across the internet, and a database of thousands of recalls, to create a system to identify product safety issues that consumers mention. In this talk we present how we did this, what we found, and how these techniques can be applied to help consumer protection agencies and corporations identify issues before serious injury or death occurs.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Bleaney

Graham Bleaney

Systems Design Engineering Graduate, University of Waterloo
Graham Bleaney is a Systems Design Engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo, with broad ranging passions in the area of software development. He has published a paper on low-level C++ memory optimizations, but also enjoys working on higher level machine learning topics... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Kuzyk

Matthew Kuzyk

Systems Design Engineering Graduate, University of Waterloo
Matthew Kuzyk is a Systems Design Engineer with experience building scalable backend systems. His internship experience ranges from work on security infrastructure, natural language systems, and e-commerce sites. He has worked at companies such as Yelp and Harry's.
avatar for Hossein Mayanloo

Hossein Mayanloo

Systems Design Engineering Graduate, University of Waterloo
Hossein Mayanloo is one of the founding members of Total Recall and has a passion for artificial intelligence and data science. Prior to starting this project, Hossein has engineered software for Google, built machine learned models for Amazon, and was also a data scientist for Facebook... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 3:40pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

3:40pm PDT

Plenary Session # 6: Innovation in Product Safety

This panel will explore the best practices for managing safety risks for innovative products in the ever-faster pace for both products and services and introduce the double challenge of innovative products and the speed at which those products appear and disappear in the market. Discussion points will include how the historic approach to developing and implementing safety standards is not keeping pace with innovation. Safety standards may lag the entire life cycle of a product, including innovative “second-generation” alternatives, resulting in the need for ever changing business models. The audience will have significant time to participate in the discussion.


Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Barrett

Geoff Barrett

Director of the Risk Management Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECS, Health Canada
Geoff Barrett  is the Director of the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECS, HC.  In this role he is responsible for the development of risk management approaches including communications with consumers, contributing to the development of... Read More →
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Matthew Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice Washington, D.C., Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →
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George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George 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... Read More →
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Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent, Inc.
Gene Rider spent 25 years at Intertek 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... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:40pm - 4:40pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

4:40pm PDT

Plenary Session # 7: Health Canada and CPSC: Looking Forward - Working Cooperatively
Joint Health Canada and CPSC regulator panel summarizing days activities and looking forward.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Kaye

Rob Kaye

Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Rob Kaye has been the Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since March 2017.  He comes to CPSC after serving as Chief Enforcement Officer for the Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education.  Prior to that position, Mr. Kaye worked for more... Read More →
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James Van Loon

Director General, Consumer Product Safety Directorate Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECS), Health Canada
James Van Loon is the Director General of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate (CPSD). In this role, James is responsible for the assessment, management and communication of health and safety risks for all consumer products. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Risk Management... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 4:40pm - 5:00pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

5:00pm PDT

Concluding Remarks
Dont miss the upcoming ICPHSO International Symposium, November 14-15, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. On-line registration and hotel reservations coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc Schoem is Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), a professional association made up of consumer product health and safety professionals from across the globe. The goal of the organization is to facilitate inclusive, nonpartisan... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 5:00pm - 5:05pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H

5:00pm PDT

EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN
Speakers
avatar for Kimber Nation

Kimber Nation

Association Manager, ICPHSO


Wednesday June 28, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E-H Hallway