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Corporate Responsibility

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Content and subjects focused on state and federal regulations. This area will focus on product, corporate, social and environmental responsibility. In addition to supply chain security. All of these sessions count towards the product safety awareness program. 

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  • Closing The Gaps

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 11/28/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This session will walk you through the process of conducting a gap analysis on your company’s product responsibility policies and procedures. The architects of PPAI’s 2018 Product Responsibility Summit workbook will provide an outline the framework and implement the necessary processes to close the gaps in your compliance program. The content of this session is designed to deliver actionable tools to improve your company’s compliance efforts.

    This session will walk you through the process of conducting a gap analysis on your company’s product responsibility policies and procedures. The architects of PPAI’s 2018 Product Responsibility Summit workbook, Patrick Donovan and Shamini Peter will provide an outline the framework and implement the necessary processes to close the gaps in your compliance program. The content of this session is designed to deliver actionable tools to improve your company’s compliance efforts. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative. 

    Shamini Peter

    Chief Operating Officer

    Shamini Peter currently serves as chief operating officer for Axis Promotions and continues to also head product safety and compliance. She has worked with the Axis for 11 years. Her area of expertise is in supply chain and logistics. She oversees the vetting of suppliers, product testing and the logistics of Axis’s large, custom orders. Peter interfaces directly with Axis Promotions Inc. clients as needed throughout the production cycle, including pre and post-delivery. Peter attended The University of Western Australia where she graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree in accounting and finance, with a minor in law.  After graduation she returned to Malaysia where she worked for a large Australian manufacturer before joining her family’s freight forwarding business in New York, gaining her first hands-on experience in international commerce and logistics.  She currently is a member on PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG).

    Patrick Donovan

    Director of Import and Compliance

    Patrick Donovan is the compliance director for Sunrise Identity. Donovan joined Sunrise in 2012 and has since assumed responsibility for managing the operational and strategic direction of the company’s import program and compliance initiatives, including ethical sourcing, product safety, product quality, and environmental stewardship. Prior to joining Sunrise, Donovan served a wide range of clients as an environmental consultant specializing in sustainable development strategies and air and water pollution abatement programs. Donovan holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and an MBA from Western Washington University.

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  • Country Risk Assessments In Responsible Sourcing

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 10/31/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Are there any practical steps for responsible sourcing and ensuring compliance with the new rules surrounding social responsibility? Yes! This session will cover the realities and challenges of managing social responsibility obligations and help inform key decisions about partnerships and sourcing. This course qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program. This webinar will focus on product safety, identifying hazards, product responsibility resources, and an overview on recalls and compliance standards.

    Are there any practical steps for responsible sourcing and ensuring compliance with the new rules surrounding social responsibility? Yes! This session will cover the realities and challenges of managing social responsibility obligations and help inform key decisions about partnerships and sourcing. This course qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program. This webinar will focus on product safety, identifying hazards, product responsibility resources, and an overview on recalls and compliance standards. 

    Tom van Haaren

    Tom van Haaren is the program manager for Business Affiliates (EMEA) at the Fair Labor Association. Van Haaren is responsible for supporting the Fair Labor Association’s Participating Companies and Suppliers in the strategic implementation of the FLA Principles. He also works to raise awareness of the FLA and drive collaboration wherever possible. He is committed to the protection and advancement of worker’s rights throughout the global supply chain.

    Prior to joining the FLA, he served as the senior advisor for Responsible Sourcing at ICTI CARE. Van Haaren also held several positions that included working for the National Labor Relations Board as well as Calvert Investments, a socially responsible investment firm, where evaluated how companies can generate value from addressing risks in their global supply chains. He was also the senior account manager for North America at Sedex where he worked directly with companies to develop and implement effective responsible sourcing practices.
     
    He received a BA in History from Cornell University and a Master’s of Industrial and Labor Relations from the ILR school also at Cornell.

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  • Hazard Identification In The Product Life Cycle

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 08/22/2018

    Product safety is a challenging issue in the promotional products industry because the ultimate use and users of the product are not always known at the time of manufacture. This session will address vital considerations that could help you avoid potential hazards for your business.

    Product safety is a challenging issue in the promotional products industry because the ultimate use and users of the product are not always known at the time of manufacture. For example, promotional products that are intended for use by adults are given out at trade shows and in workplaces and may end up in the hands of children. This does not mean that every promotional product must be designed as safe for children of all ages, but it does mean that a determination about its appeal and foreseeable use by children needs to be considered when manufacturing or distributing a promotional product. Join Sue DeRagon for this session and she will address vital considerations that could help you avoid potential hazards for your business.

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is the Senior Technical Consultant for Asia Inspection. Ms. DeRagon has over 25 years of experience in the toy and premiums industry, and has worked with PPAI as a technical consultant since 2008. Ms. DeRagon has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars, and works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of product testing, quality assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    Ms. DeRagon is an active member of the Toy Industry Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials, participating on several toy and children's product standards committees. She is also on the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

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  • In Depth Look At How To Handle A Recall

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 07/25/2018

    ​Join Susan DeRagon for this session on How To Handle A Recall. This session will guide you through the development of recall policies and procedures. It will address decisions and essential issues relevant to the requirements of an appropriate recall response. This course qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program. This webinar will focus on product safety, identifying hazards, product responsibility resources, and an overview on recalls and compliance standards. ​

    Join Susan DeRagon for this session on How To Handle A Recall. This session will guide you through the development of recall policies and procedures. It will address decisions and essential issues relevant to the requirements of an appropriate recall response. This course qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program. This webinar will focus on product safety, identifying hazards, product responsibility resources, and an overview on recalls and compliance standards. 

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is senior technical consultant at AsiaInspection. With over 30 years of experience, DeRagon is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children’s products, and promotional and licensed goods. She works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of regulatory compliance, product testing, quality control and assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    DeRagon is an active member of The Toy Association and ASTM International, participating on several toy and children’s product standards committees. She is also a previous member of the Board of Directors for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).

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  • Practical Quality Considerations for Audits and Sourcing

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/20/2018

    Join us for an advanced focus on quality audits. During this in-depth learning session, Andy Church will take viewers on a deep dive into what to look for during an audit, and provide practical takeaways for implementation.

    Join us for an advanced focus on quality audits. During this in-depth learning session, Andy Church will take viewers on a deep dive into what to look for during an audit, and provide practical takeaways for implementation. Please note this session qualifies as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative. 

    Andy Church

    Founder

    Andy Church founded Insight Quality in 2014 after 12 years living in Shenzhen, China and working in the quality assurance testing and supply chain support industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas with Chinese operations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Yiwu, and Qingdao, Insight provides companies sourcing in Asia with a well-supported team that can take care of overseas sourcing and quality inspection needs.  Whether it’s a short-term emergency or a long-term QA strategy, Andy and his team can serve as your boots on the ground and partner in Asia. He has over 20 years of experience with the ins and outs of product development, manufacturing, social accountability, and quality assurance. 

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  • Expo East 2018: Product Responsibility: What You Need To Know To Source And Sell With Confidence

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/11/2018

    This session will address the top product safety issues for the promotional products industry, and it will focus specifically on children’s products and new warning requirements for California Prop 65. This session will qualify for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    This session will address the top product safety issues for the promotional products industry, and it will focus specifically on children’s products and new warning requirements for California Prop 65. Join Anne Stone for this session and it will qualify for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Anne Stone

    Director of Public Affairs

    Anne Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). She brings her background in public relations and communications to driving member advocacy and communicating product safety issues. Prior to joining PPAI, she worked with Conner Peripherals, then a Fortune 500 manufacturer of data storage solutions, where she managed media relations, special events and creative services. She also managed corporate communications for a manufacturer of high-performance visual display equipment, and was a senior account executive for a public relations agency. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council.

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  • ICPHSO 2018 Recap: Accelerated Change In The Exponential Age

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 03/21/2018

    This webinar shares information from the 25th annual ICPHSO product safety symposium, whose theme was "Accelerated Change in the Exponential Age: Learning from History to Make Safer Products in the Future". With new products continually being developed, this webinar will explore ways to identify potential product hazards and how to mitigate them, how to use emerging technologies to accelerate product safety, and how to make retailers (brands) happy. This webinar will include updates on CPSC programs as well as Prop 65, and how to use social media and technology to reach and protect your customers. This session qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Karolyn Helda for this webinar as she shares information from the 25th annual ICPHSO product safety symposium, whose theme was "Accelerated Change in the Exponential Age: Learning from History to Make Safer Products in the Future".  With new products continually being developed, this webinar will explore ways to identify potential product hazards and how to mitigate them, how to use emerging technologies to accelerate product safety, and how to make retailers (brands) happy.  This webinar will include updates on CPSC programs as well as Prop 65, and how to use social media and technology to reach and protect your customers.  This session qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Karolyn Helda

    Managing Director

    Karolyn Helda is the managing director of AI's North American operations and has more than 25 years of experience in the consumer products quality assurance industry with 15 years of direct experience with promotional products. Her knowledge spans toys and children's products, textiles and general merchandise, as well as consumable consumer goods such as over-the-counter drugs, health and beauty items, and food. She has previously held roles in laboratory management, global compliance program development and management, and protocol development according to international testing requirements.

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  • Structural Safety: The Life-And-Death Question of Your Supply Chain

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 02/28/2018

    Despite many initiatives to improve structural safety in global supply chains, factory fires and building collapses still plague low-cost manufacturing countries, destroying property, infrastructure and human lives. Most of these losses are preventable through proactive assessment, corrective action and education. This webinar, presented by David Feig of AI, focuses on the- current state of structural, fire and electric safety in global manufacturing; the leading causes of safety failures; and best practices for using structural audits to create a safer supply chain.

    Despite many initiatives to improve structural safety in global supply chains, factory fires and building collapses still plague low-cost manufacturing countries, destroying property, infrastructure and human lives. Most of these losses are preventable through proactive assessment, corrective action and education. This webinar, presented by David Feig of AI, focuses on the- current state of structural, fire and electric safety in global manufacturing; the leading causes of safety failures; and best practices for using structural audits to create a safer supply chain. This session will count as an elective for the product safety awareness initiative. 

    David Feig

    Senior Key Account Manager

    David Feig is a 45 year veteran of the global supply chain.  He spent 37 years functioning as a foreign buying agent, specializing in apparel. He spent much of that career traveling and sourcing on behalf of brands and retail clients throughout Asia, with a short stint sourcing from South America.

    For the past eight years, Mr. Feig has served in his current role as a senior key account manager at Asiainspection, Ltd (AI), performing supplier audit programs, product inspections and lab testing. AI is a global 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.

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  • Detoxing The Supply Chain

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/24/2018

    Join Kathrin Endress for an overview of the efforts within the consumer products industry to address the need for sound chemical management within the global supply chain. Learn about the industries, associations and committees that are active in the DETOX and sustainability space, and hear best practices and related case studies. Attendees will receive a basic overview of ZDHC and other global initiatives. This session is an elective for the product safety awareness initiative. ​

    Join Kathrin Endress for an overview of the efforts within the consumer products industry to address the need for sound chemical management within the global supply chain. Learn about the industries, associations and committees that are active in the DETOX and sustainability space, and hear best practices and related case studies. Attendees will receive a basic overview of ZDHC and other global initiatives. This session is an elective for the product safety awareness initiative. 

    Kathrin Endress

    Director of the Technical Competence Center For Textiles

    Kathrin Endress is the director of the Technical Competence Center for Textiles at TÜV Rheinland. TÜV Rheinland, a leader in independent testing and quality assurance services, provides technical expertise, dedicated client service, customized solutions and integrated services, as well as a comprehensive approach to product safety, compliance, quality, brand protection and supply chain management. Prior to re-joining TÜV in 2017, Kathrin worked for a global sporting goods company as well as in the chemical industry, where she was involved in compliance and sustainability projects.

     

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  • Code of Conduct Adoption and Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 09/27/2017

    ​The journey from understanding why your company needs a code of conduct to adopting and implementing code standards in your supply chain presents both challenges and opportunities for your company to grow and learn. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.​

    The journey from understanding why your company needs a code of conduct to adopting and implementing code standards in your supply chain presents both challenges and opportunities for your company to grow and learn. Identifying the realities and challenges that can accompany code adoption and implementation will help you better address these challenges when you face them. Conversely, the code adoption journey can also present some excellent opportunities for your company that go beyond satisfying your clients and buyers’ business expectations. During this hour-long session, FLA staff, Melissa Morgan will walk through some realities and challenges companies face, as well as opportunities your company can seize, as you go through the process of adopting and implementing a code of conduct.  This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Heeral Coleman

    Director, Stakeholder Services and Communications

    Over the past ten years at the Fair Labor Association, Heeral Coleman has assumed a range of responsibilities in service of the FLA’s mission of improving working conditions worldwide. Currently, she oversees the Stakeholder Services and Communications departments. In this role, she is responsible, along with her team of program managers, for comprehensive on-boarding of new brand and supplier affiliates, providing training and capacity-building guidance to affiliated companies and universities, and communicating the progress and thought leadership of the FLA and its stakeholders in the social responsibility and compliance arenas. Heeral brings to the FLA a decade of professional experience from her native India, and holds Master’s degrees in International Policy and Public Communication from the George Washington University and American University respectively. She is based in the FLA headquarters in Washington, D.C. 


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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2017: End Buyer Panel

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    What keeps our customers up at night? What do our customers expect when sourcing promotional products? A panel of end buyers will share their perspectives during this moderated discussion.

    What keeps our customers up at night? What do our customers expect when sourcing promotional products? End buyers such as Joe Michael and Joan Lawrence, will share their perspectives during this moderated discussion. 

    Joe Michael

    End Buyer

    Joe Michael is a Sr. Manager for The Walt Disney Company and a Cast Member of the International Labor Standards (ILS) group, a department responsible for fostering safe and inclusive workplaces wherever Disney products are made.

    Joe and his team support the Company’s efforts to determine if working conditions in facilities manufacturing Disney-branded products are consistent with Disney's Code of Conduct for Manufacturers. In addition, his team administers the facility authorization process while providing education and guidance to internal Disney business units and associated licensees and vendors.

    Prior to joining Disney, Joe served as a U.S. Marine and is a Gulf War veteran. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and an MBA from the University of Lavern.

    Joan Lawrence

    Senior Vice President

    Joan Lawrence is senior vice president of standards and regulatory affairs for The Toy Association.  A 25-year veteran of The Toy Association, Lawrence's role includes managing the association's product safety programs—including leading efforts in the development of U.S. and international safety standards for toys, and industry and consumer safety education programs to ensure safe play. Lawrence is also chairperson of the Subcommittee on Toy Safety of ASTM International, which oversees the U.S. federal toy safety standard ASTM F963.  Lawrence lectures on toy safety to students in the baccalaureate Toy Design Program at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and has authored several articles on toy safety and standards.     

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2017:What's The Real Story Behind Factory Audits?

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    What is involved in performing social and safety audits? How do you make corrective actions stick? This panel of experienced auditors will share their secrets.

    What is involved in performing social and safety audits? How do you make corrective actions stick? This panel of experienced auditors, Andy Church, David Feig, Andre Reich, and Bobby Yu, will share their secrets.  

    David Feig (Moderator)

    Senior Key Account Manager

    David Feig is a 45 year veteran of the global supply chain.  He spent 37 years functioning as a foreign buying agent, specializing in apparel. He spent much of that career traveling and sourcing on behalf of brands and retail clients throughout Asia, with a short stint sourcing from South America.

    For the past eight years, Mr. Feig has served in his current role as a senior key account manager at Asiainspection, Ltd (AI), performing supplier audit programs, product inspections and lab testing. AI is a global 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.

    Andy Church

    Founder

    Andy Church founded Insight Quality in 2014 after 12 years living in Shenzhen, China and working in the quality assurance testing and supply chain support industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas with Chinese operations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Yiwu, and Qingdao, Insight provides companies sourcing in Asia with a well-supported team that can take care of overseas sourcing and quality inspection needs.  Whether it’s a short-term emergency or a long-term QA strategy, Andy and his team can serve as your boots on the ground and partner in Asia. He has over 20 years of experience with the ins and outs of product development, manufacturing, social accountability, and quality assurance. 

    Andrew Reich

    Co-Founder

    Andrew Reich has been living in China and working in the field of quality control for over 16 years.  After managing a sourcing office for major promotional products player, Lapine, Andrew went on to start his own quality control firm, InTouch Services, which focuses on product inspection and factory auditing.  

    In 2012, Andrew co-founded China Manufacturing Consultants, also based in China, that works with factories to reduce costs and improve quality, through consulting, good management, and lean manufacturing techniques.  While a more Chinese client-base has been challenging at times, this new company continues to grow, and has brought with it the great experiences of working with manufacturing gurus in fields such as automotive, electronics, and other areas.  Most recently, Andrew has been working with private equity in both the US and Australia on a new initiative that will purchase under performing factories in China and turn them around.  

    Bobby Yu

    Quality Auditor

    Bobby Yu has fifteen years of experience in quality management and social auditing of factories throughout China and Asia. Beginning in 1998, Mr. Yu worked as a quality assurance manager for PREL, the exclusive worldwide agent for Wal-Mart Global Procerument. In 2002, he was hired directly by Wal-Mart Global Procurement, where he worked side by side with Dee Fenton in creating the Wal-Mart quality auditing program. In 2008, Mr.Yu founded his own company, SPLD Consulting, headquartered in Hong Kong, which specializes in quality inspection (20%), social audits (50%) and consulting (30%). Since 2008, SPLD has serviced more than 1,000 factories, conducting 600 audits and 500 inspections each year and has significant experience working with PPAI suppliers in the promotional industry. 

    Mr. Yu holds an MBA degree from Tong Ji University in Shanghai City. He and his wife have two children and live in Shenzhen.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2017: Addressing Risk Through The Product Life Cycle

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    What do you need to consider at each step in the process? This session will address the role the event binder can play in helping you better manage risk considerations.

    What do you need to consider at each step in the process? Leeton Lee and Patrick Donovan will address the role the event binder can play in helping you better manage risk considerations. 

    Leeton Lee

    Attorney

    As an attorney for 28 years, Leeton Lee has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, product safety and testing of a wide variety of consumer products, including toys, children’s products, promotional products, premiums and apparel. He got his start in product safety more than 23 years ago, when he was hired in 1993 as an in-house attorney in the consumer products legal department at The Walt Disney Company, where he worked for seven years managing the business and legal affairs for The Disney Store worldwide, prepared and negotiated Disney’s tie-in promotional contracts for its entertainment features and programs, and helped establish Disney’s highly-respected product safety/compliance program. In his first week at Disney, he inherited 5 major product safety recalls from his predecessor, so, in addition to his other duties, Mr. Lee had to quickly form a small team to create Disney’s product safety and compliance program to protect consumer safety and Disney’s valuable reputation and brand.

    Patrick Donovan

    Director of Import and Compliance

    Patrick Donovan is the compliance director for Sunrise Identity. Donovan joined Sunrise in 2012 and has since assumed responsibility for managing the operational and strategic direction of the company’s import program and compliance initiatives, including ethical sourcing, product safety, product quality, and environmental stewardship. Prior to joining Sunrise, Donovan served a wide range of clients as an environmental consultant specializing in sustainable development strategies and air and water pollution abatement programs. Donovan holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and an MBA from Western Washington University.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2017: How Do You Put A Quality Process In Place?

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    How do you go about managing a quality process from start to finish? How can you effectively monitor that process from afar? Our auditing experts will share best practices related to quality.

    How do you go about managing a quality process from start to finish? How can you effectively monitor that process from afar? Our auditing experts, Andy Church, David Feig, Andrew Reich, and Bobby Yu, will share best practices related to quality. 

    David Feig

    Senior Key Account Manager

    David Feig is a 45 year veteran of the global supply chain.  He spent 37 years functioning as a foreign buying agent, specializing in apparel. He spent much of that career traveling and sourcing on behalf of brands and retail clients throughout Asia, with a short stint sourcing from South America.

    For the past eight years, Mr. Feig has served in his current role as a senior key account manager at Asiainspection, Ltd (AI), performing supplier audit programs, product inspections and lab testing. AI is a global 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.

    Andy Church

    Founder

    Andy Church founded Insight Quality in 2014 after 12 years living in Shenzhen, China and working in the quality assurance testing and supply chain support industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas with Chinese operations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Yiwu, and Qingdao, Insight provides companies sourcing in Asia with a well-supported team that can take care of overseas sourcing and quality inspection needs.  Whether it’s a short-term emergency or a long-term QA strategy, Andy and his team can serve as your boots on the ground and partner in Asia. He has over 20 years of experience with the ins and outs of product development, manufacturing, social accountability, and quality assurance. 

    Andrew Reich

    Co-Founder

    Andrew Reich has been living in China and working in the field of quality control for over 16 years.  After managing a sourcing office for major promotional products player, Lapine, Andrew went on to start his own quality control firm, InTouch Services, which focuses on product inspection and factory auditing.  

    In 2012, Andrew co-founded China Manufacturing Consultants, also based in China, that works with factories to reduce costs and improve quality, through consulting, good management, and lean manufacturing techniques.  While a more Chinese client-base has been challenging at times, this new company continues to grow, and has brought with it the great experiences of working with manufacturing gurus in fields such as automotive, electronics, and other areas.  Most recently, Andrew has been working with private equity in both the US and Australia on a new initiative that will purchase under performing factories in China and turn them around.  

    Bobby Yu

    Quality Auditor

    Bobby Yu has fifteen years of experience in quality management and social auditing of factories throughout China and Asia. Beginning in 1998, Mr. Yu worked as a quality assurance manager for PREL, the exclusive worldwide agent for Wal-Mart Global Procerument. In 2002, he was hired directly by Wal-Mart Global Procurement, where he worked side by side with Dee Fenton in creating the Wal-Mart quality auditing program. In 2008, Mr.Yu founded his own company, SPLD Consulting, headquartered in Hong Kong, which specializes in quality inspection (20%), social audits (50%) and consulting (30%). Since 2008, SPLD has serviced more than 1,000 factories, conducting 600 audits and 500 inspections each year and has significant experience working with PPAI suppliers in the promotional industry. 

    Mr. Yu holds an MBA degree from Tong Ji University in Shanghai City. He and his wife have two children and live in Shenzhen.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2017: Who Really Produces the Products We Sell

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Who Really Produces The Products We Sell? What are the working conditions like? What sort of expectations should we have of our production partners? An experienced auditor will share the realities and challenges of managing social responsibility obligations.

    Who Really Produces The Products We Sell? What are the working conditions like? What sort of expectations should we have of our production partners? Rachelle Jackson, an experienced auditor, will share the realities and challenges of managing social responsibility obligations. 

    Rachelle Jackson

    Director of Sustainability & Innovation

    Rachelle Jackson has nearly two decades experience working on labor, human rights and traceability issues in global supply chains. In this time, she has worked in over 80 countries and conducted more than 1,500 compliance assessments across a range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, food processing and extractives. Ms. Jackson has worked with Fortune 500 companies and industry initiatives on such issues as CSR policy development, code of conduct implementation and monitoring protocols. Ms. Jackson has led field assessments with multi-national corporations and NGOs focusing on child labor and forced labor in agriculture in Latin America, Africa and Asia as well as projects examining migrant worker vulnerabilities in the Caribbean, Asia and Mid-East. She recently served on the USDA Consultative Group to Eliminate Child Labor and Forced Labor on Imported Agricultural Products. She is currently a member of the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability and the Outdoor Industry Association's Down Traceability Task force. Rachelle has conducted over 30 corporate trainings, vendor seminars and supplier trainings in more than 10 countries covering issues such as human trafficking, social auditing and code compliance. She has been a featured speaker on social compliance and human rights at conferences in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She has published numerous articles and contributed to book compilations on supply chain labor standards and social compliance. She has an MA in CSR, Social Auditing and Accountability from the Universitat de Barcelona.

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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2017: Import Surveillance

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Why do products get stopped and how do you get them released? 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.

    Why do products get stopped and how do you get them released? Jim Joholske and Steve Gardner 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. 

    Jim Joholske

    Deputy Director

    Jim Joholske began his career at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in July 2000 in the agency's Office of Compliance and Field Operations. While in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations, he primarily focused on enforcement of mandatory regulations governing consumer fireworks and cigarette lighters.

    Jim joined CPSC's newly formed Office of Import Surveillance in 2008 and currently serves as the Office's Deputy Director. The Office of Import Surveillance co-locates CPSC investigators at the largest ports of entry across the country. CPSC staff work side-by-side with U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel to identify and examine imported shipments that may contain hazardous merchandise.

    CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. Jim and his wife live in Silver Spring, MD with their daughter, Emma, and son, Jake.

    Steve Gardner

    Compliance Investigator

    Steve Gardner is a compliance investigator at the port of Long Beach for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Import Surveillance Division.  As part of the import surveillance team, Steve is tasked with protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury associated with the use of consumer products.  He accomplishes this by screening cargo at the port of entry prior to its introduction to commerce.  Steve previously worked as a Consumer Safety Officer for the FDA and has over 15 years of experience in screening hazardous products.

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  • Declaration Of Independent Contractors: Pillars And Pitfalls

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 08/30/2017

    Join Cory Halliburton for this session on the pillars of independent contractor classification. This session will also discuss the legal and tax pitfalls that may arise in the event of misclassification. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Join Cory Halliburton for this session on the pillars of independent contractor classification. This session will also discuss the legal and tax pitfalls that may arise in the event of misclassification. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney At Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI since May 2014 and since that time he has participated in just about every PPAI Board meeting and strategic planning session and has reviewed hundreds of contracts for PPAI. He also supports in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and executives in the tax-exempt organizations space in their drafting and negotiation of substantial vendor agreements. 

    Cory Halliburton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 and, among other accolades, was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

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  • To Exempt Or Not to Exempt, That Is The FLSA Question

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 08/09/2017

    A dive into the factors, requirements and other business and legal matters affecting employee classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Join Cory Halliburton for this webinar on the factors, requirements and other business and legal matters affecting employee classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney At Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI since May 2014 and since that time he has participated in just about every PPAI Board meeting and strategic planning session and has reviewed hundreds of contracts for PPAI. He also supports in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and executives in the tax-exempt organizations space in their drafting and negotiation of substantial vendor agreements. 

    Cory Halliburton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 and, among other accolades, was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

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  • Go-Go Bananas: Challenges of Product Liability and Indemnification Up and Down the Stream of Commerce

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 07/19/2017

    Promotional products industry professionals should understand how liability for product defects may arise and flow within the stream of commerce, and how the players in the stream may allocate (or may be statutorily required to allocate) risk through indemnity and other arrangements. This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective.

    Promotional products industry professionals should understand how liability for product defects may arise and flow within the stream of commerce, and how the players in the stream may allocate (or may be statutorily required to allocate) risk through indemnity and other arrangements. 

    The existence or scope of liability and indemnity in a particular product stream depends on common law principles, statutory law and state reforms, contractual agreements and public policy. In this presentation, we will consider the various moving parts within the concept of product liability and indemnity with the hope that we will all gain good knowledge that will improve your individual businesses and the promotional products industry as a whole.This session qualifies as a Product Safety Aware elective. 

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney At Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI since May 2014 and since that time he has participated in just about every PPAI Board meeting and strategic planning session and has reviewed hundreds of contracts for PPAI. He also supports in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and executives in the tax-exempt organizations space in their drafting and negotiation of substantial vendor agreements. 

    Cory Halliburton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 and, among other accolades, was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

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  • Making Your Import Compliance Manual Work for You

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 07/12/2017

    ​Do you have an import compliance manual that works for your company? This webinar will help you address the regulatory compliance of your products before you produce and distribute them. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Do you have an import compliance manual that works for your company?  In this session Michelle Schulz will explore how to develop a practical import compliance manual that satisfies US government expectations while taking into account your business goals.  This webinar will help you address the regulatory compliance of your products before you produce and distribute them. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Michelle Schulz

    Partner and Co-Founder

    Michelle Schulz is co-founder and co-chair of Gardere’s International Trade Practice. In addition, she co-chairs the firm’s broader International Practice Group, which provides end-to-end solutions for global business transactions and litigation worldwide. As a leading authority in international trade law, Schulz represents a range of corporate clients in matters relating to U.S. trade regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, and the various sanctions and embargoes administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. She also routinely represents clients in government investigations, audits, disclosures, fines, penalties, and forfeitures. She also guides corporate clients on export and import policies and procedures, export licensing, duty savings, and other trade compliance matters.

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