Thank you to everyone who attended PPAI's 2018 Product Responsibility Summit!
In its eighth year, the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit brought the promotional products industry to Alexandria, Virginia, to focus on the pressing business implications, challenges, and opportunities associated with compliance. Nearly 170 professionals responsible for ensuring the safety and compliance of the promotional products they sell have gathered at Westin–Alexandria to share, discuss and better understand how to manufacture, source, ship and sell safe products.
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2018 Education Sessions
Recordings from this event will be available in October.
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2018 Education Sessions
Blockchain, What Is It And What Does It Mean For Promo?– Brian Garback, IBM
Social Compliance– Frank Vasquez, Hanes Age Grading And Other Determinations– Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D., Independent Safety Consulting
End Buyer Panel– Moderator: Lenny Polakoff, Exec. Vice President, Zagwear; Panelists: Anj Holland, Supplier Quality and Safety, Product Safety. Chic Fil A, Brett Berry, Quality Manager, General Mills
Closing The Gaps– Patrick Donovan, Sunrise Identity and Shamini Peter, Axis Promotions
Ca Prop 65 Is Here. Are You Ready?– Moderator: Gene Geiger, MAS+, Geiger; Panelists: Kim Bakalyar, PromoShop, Dana Porter, SAGE, Nathan Cotter, HIT Promotional Products, and Jill Ann Rogoz, alphabroder/Prime
Social Responsibility, The Business Of Doing Good– Emily Gigot, SanMar
Hazard Identification And New Product Development– Dr. George Borlase, CPSC and David Tai, TQAChecked
Keynote: CPSC Update Regarding The Perspective, Realities And Priorities Of This Independent Federal Agency– Ann Marie Buerkle, CPSC Acting Chair
International Shipping Challenges– Bernadette Corrado, FedEx
Social Media And Product Misuse: How Can We Shut That Down?– Moderator: Karolyn Helda, AsiaInspection; Panelists: Joseph Galbo, CPSC and Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law
What Really Happens During An Audit?– Terri Olano, AsiaInspection, Nathan Cotter, HIT Promotional Products and Andy Blahnik, Gem Group
Emerging Regulatory Challenges– Emily Leongini, Arent Fox
What You Need To Know Now About Iot– Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Hexoskin