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) · Executive Lounge · 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) · Executive Lounge · 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) · Executive Lounge · 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 · Executive Lounge · 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 of your product safety compiance 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 · Offsite TBD · Offsite TBD

    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 Basics (PSA Required Course) · Executive Lounge · Conference Level

    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 · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Registration Open · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Welcome and Opening Remarks · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Gene Geiger, Geiger
    · Rick Brenner, Logical Advisors

  • 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

    General Session: Opening Speaker · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    General Session: Opening Speaker · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

    Networking Lunch · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    Keynote Speaker · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    General Session: Are you prepared for the big changes to Prop 65? · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Trenton Norris, Arnold and Porter
    · Tiffany Ikeda, Arnold and Porter

    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!

  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Breakout 1a: Prop 65 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.

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Breakout 1b · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    General Session: Import Surveillance--why do products get stopped and how do you get them released? · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level
    · Jim Joholske, CPSC

    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.

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Mix and Mingle Offsite Dinner · Offsite · 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

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Welcome · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

    General Session · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    General session · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Networking Lunch · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

    Keynote Speaker · Sequoia Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

    Break · Bay Laurel Foyer · Conference Level

  • 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    General session: Compliance challenges--Roundtable discussions · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

    Back by popular demand, roundtable opportunities will allow for in-depth discussion among small groups, focused on business and industry challenges. Share lessons learned, solicit feedback for current challenges and exchange ideas, knowledge and resources with your peers.

  • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    General Session · Bay Laurel Ballroom · Conference Level

  • 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

    General session: Summit wrap-up and conclusion · Bay Laurel Ballroom · 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