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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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  • Product Responsibility Summit 2021 Logistics Day Direct-2-You

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/20/2021

    PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit Logistics Day 2021 Direct-2-You offers education on the logistics of importing in today's world. We'll discuss the challenges and pitfalls of international shipping along with best practices to move forward. Please note the content for the Product Responsibility Summit D2U will be accessible on a different virtual event platform. You will receive an email closer to the event that will include the information in order to access that platform and all of its resources.

    PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit Logistics Day 2021 Direct-2-You offers education on the logistics of importing in today's world.  We'll discuss the challenges and pitfalls of international shipping along with best practices to move forward.

    Please note the content for the Product Responsibility Summit D2U will be accessible on a different virtual event platform. You will receive an email closer to the event that will include the information in order to access that platform and all of its resources.

    Registration for PPAI Members is $150 and Associate pricing is $300.  If you are registered for Product Responsibility Summit 2021 D2U, this is bonus content and you do not need to register for this separately.  Please contact Shannon Johnson (shannonj@ppai.org) with any questions.


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    3 Points

    For the conference agenda, speaker list, round table discussion information or the sponsorship list, check out our event site.

    Refunds will be issued, minus a $75 processing fee, up to and including, Monday, August 2, 2021.  After Monday, August 2, 2021, refunds will not be issued. 

    Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. 

    All cancellations must be emailed to Shannon Johnson.

  • Product Responsibility Summit 2021 Direct-2-You

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/16/2021

    PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit 2021 Direct-2-You offers education focused on the most pressing business implications, challenges, and opportunities associated with compliance. Like our past live events, Summit was facilitated by industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and leaders in compliance. Please note the content for the Product Responsibility Summit D2U will be accessible on a different virtual event platform. You will receive an email closer to the event that will include the information in order to access that platform and all of its resources.

    PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit 2021 Direct-2-You offers education focused on the most pressing business implications, challenges, and opportunities associated with compliance. Like our past live events, Summit was facilitated by industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and leaders in compliance.  Please note the content for the Product Responsibility Summit D2U will be accessible on a different virtual event platform. You will receive an email closer to the event that will include the information in order to access that platform and all of its resources.

    Registration for members is $500, with additional company members at $350. Associate pricing is $700.  For Group/Same Company Registration or Site Questions, contact Shannon Johnson at shannnonj@ppai.org.

    To register for any of PPAI's live education events, individuals must be listed on the company roster of a business in The PPAI Directory. Each registration requires an individual login. 

    For assistance logging in, contact Membership at 888-426-7724 ext. 3900 or email Membership@ppai.org.

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    13 Points

    For the conference agenda, speaker list, round table discussion information or the sponsorship list, check out our event site.

    Refunds will be issued, minus a $75 processing fee, up to and including, Monday, August 2, 2021.  After Monday, August 2, 2021, refunds will not be issued. 

    Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. 

    All cancellations must be emailed to Shannon Johnson.

  • Prop 65 Demystified

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    California’s Proposition 65 is one of the most misunderstood regulations in the US. With over 800 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list and hundreds of enforcement actions each year, figuring out how to address it within your compliance program can be extremely challenging. In this session with Matthew Nudell from TÜV Rheinland, we will clarify what the law actually requires, as well as the most common approaches that companies can take to mitigate their risk of being involved in Prop 65 enforcement actions. Special attention will be given to new labeling requirements that have come into effect in recent years, and the recently proposed changes to those warning requirements that California is seeking to enact.

    California’s Proposition 65 is one of the most misunderstood regulations in the US. With over 800 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list and hundreds of enforcement actions each year, figuring out how to address it within your compliance program can be extremely challenging. In this session with Matthew Nudell from TÜV Rheinland, we will clarify what the law actually requires, as well as the most common approaches that companies can take to mitigate their risk of being involved in Prop 65 enforcement actions. Special attention will be given to new labeling requirements that have come into effect in recent years, and the recently proposed changes to those warning requirements that California is seeking to enact.

    Matthew Nudell

    Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant at TÜV Rheinland North America

    Matthew Nudell is a Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance consultant that works with major
    consumer products companies and retailers to develop custom-tailored approaches for complying with
    chemical regulations for consumer products. Matthew has spent over a decade monitoring and
    advising companies about US chemical regulations such as California Proposition 65, CPSIA, US
    state reporting requirements for children’s products and various US state chemical restrictions. He is
    currently, a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) restricted substances
    list (RSL) task force, which developed and maintains a list of all global chemical regulatory restrictions
    for apparel, apparel accessory, and footwear products. Matthew has also worked extensively with
    companies in developing and maintaining chemical management and restricted substances (RS)
    programs and related restricted substances lists (RSL) in order to ensure that products meet all global
    chemical restrictions and can therefore be sold anywhere in the world.

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Introduction to ASTM’s New Face Mask Standard

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/06/2021

    This webinar will explain the details of the new ASTM Standard for Barrier Face Coverings. For suppliers, it will provide a basis to decide whether or not to have their cloth face coverings tested to the new ASTM standard. For distributors, it will provide a basis to know if they should be seeking ASTM 3502-21 compliant face coverings for their customers, and what the ratings mean. Background As face coverings have become first-line protection for everyone since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, consumers have not had an objective, scientific and standard way to know how protective one type of face covering is versus another. During the past several months, a committee of mask and respirator experts has been collaborating with CDC experts to develop such a standard. Working within ASTM, the standards development organization, the committee published the first version of its standard on February 17. The standard is titled, ASTM F3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings and is available at no charge during the pandemic from ASTM. This new standard establishes minimum care, design, labeling, and performance requirements for reusable barrier face coverings such as those sold in the promotional industry. Rick Brenner, MAS+, of Product Safety Advisors will moderate the webinar, which will be presented by Jeffrey Stull. Mr. Stull is a world-renown expert in respirators of all types. Stull has served as co-chair of the ASTM F23-65 committee that developed the standard.

    This webinar will explain the details of the new ASTM Standard for Barrier Face Coverings.  For suppliers, it will provide a basis to decide whether or not to have their cloth face coverings tested to the new ASTM standard.  For distributors, it will provide a basis to know if they should be seeking ASTM 3502-21 compliant face coverings for their customers, and what the ratings mean.

    Background
    As face coverings have become first-line protection for everyone since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, consumers have not had an objective, scientific and standard way to know how protective one type of face covering is versus another.   During the past several months, a committee of mask and respirator experts has been collaborating with CDC experts to develop such a standard.  Working within ASTM,  the standards development organization, the committee published the first version of its standard on February 17.   The standard is titled, ASTM F3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings and is available at no charge during the pandemic from ASTM.  This new standard establishes minimum care, design, labeling, and performance requirements for reusable barrier face coverings such as those sold in the promotional industry.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+, of Product Safety Advisors will moderate the webinar, which will be presented by Jeffrey Stull.  Mr. Stull is a world-renown expert in respirators of all types.  Stull has served as co-chair of the ASTM F23-65 committee that developed the standard. 

    Alan Christopher

    Multi-Line Rep

    Alan Christopher, MAS, is a 30 year veteran of the promotional products industry. He has worked as a supplier sales manager managing multi-line reps, and is currently a multi-line rep based in Texas.

    He is a 6 time PPAI Speaker of the Year, a recipient of the Veteran Facilitator Award, PPB Multi-Line Rep of the Year, and was honored by PPAI in 2002 with the Distinguished Service Award. He has developed and taught over 40 classes in 7 different business categories over the years for PPAI as a speaker at Expo, several of the PPAI Management Seminars, and has spoken for many regional associations around the country. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Marketing with an emphasis on B2B2C Social Media, and is an on-line adjunct instructor in Marketing.

    Cliff Quicksell, MAS+

    Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS+ has been involved in the promotional marketing and sportswear industries for 32 years. During this time he has achieved the MAS+ certification and has been actively involved in PPAI as a volunteer. Cliff’s He has served five terms as the education chairperson for the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association and is the recpient of several PPAI Pyramid Awards and PPAI Ambassador Speaker of the Year Awards. Cliff consults for and directs the marketing efforts for distributor iPROMOTEu.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ (Moderator)

    Rick Brenner is a president of Product Safety Advisors, a training and consulting firm dedicated to consumer product safety and regulatory compliance.   He spent 12 years as president and CEO of top 40 supplier Prime Line, was a founder and board member of QCA – the Quality Certification Alliance – and chaired QCA’s compliance committee for 7 years.  He is a past president of ICPHSO, the International Product Health and Safety Organization and for ten years he has co-chaired PPAI’s annual Product Responsibility Summit.   In January 2020, Brenner was honored with PPAI’s Distinguished Service Award.

    Jeffrey Stull

    International Personnel Protection, Inc.

    Jeffrey O. Stull is President of International Personnel Protection, Inc., which has
    provided expertise, research, and testing on the design, evaluation, selection, and use of
    personnel protective equipment (PPE) to end-users and manufacturers since 1993. He
    further has been instrumental in developing and promoting PPE standards for the
    improvements of PPE. He was one of the two Ebola grand challenge winners to develop
    PPE for West Africa in 2014. Mr. Stull has been very active in specific standards related
    to healthcare products including ASTM standards on medical gowns, medical face
    masks, and barrier face coverings as well as the NFPA 1999 standard on emergency
    medical protective clothing and equipment.

    Maurice Norris (Moderator)

    PPAI

    Maurice Norris is the public affairs manager for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Currently, Maurice manages the government relations and product responsibility programs at PPAI. In these roles, he monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Canadian Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Package

    Contains 26 Product(s)

    In our Canadian CAS version, the U.S.-specific courses have been replaced with different content. Register for all your required courses here. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package. Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

    Register for all your CAS required courses in one step.  You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package.

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Package

    Contains 26 Product(s)

    Register for all your required courses here. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package. Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

    Register for all your CAS required courses in one step.  You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package.

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • Canadian Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Package

    Contains 16 Product(s)

    In our Canadian MAS version, the U.S.-specific courses have been replaced with different content. Register for all your required courses here. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package. Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org Please note in order to earn your MAS please make sure you have completed the CAS Certification first.

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following:

    1. Have a current CAS Certification 
    2. Complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org
    3. Complete 35 MAS elective credits 
    4. Re-certification every three years (by earning 30 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application) 



  • Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Package

    Contains 16 Product(s)

    Register for all your required courses here. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package. Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org Please note in order to earn your MAS please make sure you have completed the CAS Certification first.

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following:

    1. Have a current CAS Certification 
    2. Complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org
    3. Complete 35 MAS elective credits 
    4. Re-certification every three years (by earning 30 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application) 



  • Supply Chain Mapping and Traceability

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Increasingly, companies are facing increasing demands for greater visibility into the working conditions in their supply chain beyond tier one. Supply chain mapping is a way for companies to trace the complicated network of deeper-tier suppliers and better understand the conditions workers face at these levels of their supply chain. The Fair Labor Association (FLA) will be providing guidance on how to conduct supply chain mapping for companies to better understand their complicated and intricate supply chains. This webinar will cover supply chain mapping basics, practical tips, and experiences from mapping a variety of raw materials supply chains. The training will cover guidance steps outlined in the Supply Chain Mapping, Transparency, Traceability guidance document. Join us to learn how to increase visibility into your supply chain. This session is an elective for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Increasingly, companies are facing increasing demands for greater visibility into the working conditions in their supply chain beyond tier one. Supply chain mapping is a way for companies to trace the complicated network of deeper-tier suppliers and better understand the conditions workers face at these levels of their supply chain.   The Fair Labor Association (FLA) will be providing guidance on how to conduct supply chain mapping for companies to better understand their complicated and intricate supply chains. This webinar will cover supply chain mapping basics, practical tips, and experiences from mapping a variety of raw materials supply chains. The training will cover guidance steps outlined in the Supply Chain Mapping, Transparency, Traceability guidance document. Join us to learn how to increase visibility into your supply chain. This session is an elective for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Richa Mittal

    Senior Director, Supply Chain Innovation and Partnerships, Fair Labor Association

    Richa Mittal is the Senior Director of Supply Chain Innovation and Partnerships at the Fair Labor Association (FLA) - a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to improve workers’ lives. She is currently based in FLA’s office in Geneva. Over the past 18 years, Mittal has worked closely with businesses, civil society organizations and governments. She is an ardent advocate for workers’ rights and specializes in research, labor standard due diligence and problem resolution in complex upstream supply chains. Mittal has led several FLA projects on traceability, child and forced labor, ethical recruitment, gender and youth, both in manufacturing and agricultural supply chains in Asia, EMEA and LATAM. As the head of the Supply Chain Innovation Department, she is the main architect of FLA’s programs on human rights due diligence and social compliance in the agriculture sector, raw materials traceability, and Fair Labor Agriculture Alliance (FLAA) – a platform focusing on collective remediation. She holds an MPH from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) and a MS in Human Ecology from the University of Delhi (India).

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Trained Advertising Specialist Package

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    Education program targeted towards promotional products professionals with less than three years of industry experience. This program will provide an overview of the promotional products industry and will provide a foundation for people working within the industry. Participants will earn the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate once the 5 sessions have been completed. The TAS Certificate is required prior to starting the Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Certification program.

    Education program targeted towards promotional products professionals with less than three years of industry experience. This program will provide an overview of the promotional products industry and will provide a foundation for people working within the industry. Participants will earn the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate once the 5 sessions have been completed. The TAS Certificate is required prior to starting the Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Certification program.  

  • CAS: A Tour Through The Global Cotton Supply Chain

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/16/2020

    Join this session to gain a detailed view into the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming, to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Join this session to gain a detailed view into the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming, to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Mark Messura

    Senior Vice President

    Mark Messura is Senior Vice President in the Global Supply Chain Marketing Division at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Messura is responsible for the company’s global product marketing programs working with manufacturers, brands, and retailers worldwide on topics such as marketing strategy, product innovation, and sustainable supply chains. He is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Textile Apparel, Technology and Management program at North Carolina State University, where he also serves as an adjunct associate professor. He is a member of the industry advisory boards at Washington State University and Mississippi State University. Messura joined Cotton Incorporated in 1994. Prior to that, he was the Director of Policy and Programs for the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, and Associate Director of the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology. Messura earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Policy Analysis from Duke University.

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Corporate Social Responsibility

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will address corporate social responsibility with Emily Gigot and Denise Taschereau will explain what it means to your business and your clients. Increasing, there is an expectation from brands that you have addressed CSR within your company, your community and your supply chain. This session will address the different categories of CSR and identity steps you can begin to implement now. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will address corporate social responsibility with Emily Gigot and Denise Taschereau will explain what it means to your business and your clients. Increasing, there is an expectation from brands that you have addressed CSR within your company, your community and your supply chain. This session will address the different categories of CSR and identity steps you can begin to implement now. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Denise Taschereau

    CEO

    Denise Taschereau launched Fairware after realizing how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired. Previously, Taschereau oversaw the Mountain Equipment Co-op’s national environmental programs, community grant-making, and ethical sourcing programs, and wrote their award-winning first Sustainability Report. She is currently a board member of PromoCares, an industry group driving awareness and education around sustainability issues in the promotional products industry.

    Emily Gigot

    Social Responsibility Specialist

    As a Social Responsibility Specialist, Emily works to ensure that all SanMar products are produced in compliance with the highest social and environmental standards. She believes that business done well has the power to do good, and joined SanMar in 2016 to see that vision through. Her mission is to improve worker well-being and minimize environmental impacts in the apparel supply chain. With diverse experience spanning apparel, international community development and sustainability, she’s a Pacific Northwesterner who’s as at home in the rain as she is in the streets of Bangkok. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Pinchot and a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.


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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Human Rights And Forced Labor In The Supply Chain

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? Nury Turkel, Commission with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and Sharon Waxman, the CEO of FLA, will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders and it is critical that you are aware of risks in your supply chain. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? Nury Turkel, Commission with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and Sharon Waxman, the CEO of FLA, will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders and it is critical that you are aware of risks in your supply chain. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Nury Turkel

    US Commissioner

    Nury Turkel is a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate. He has served as the president of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur people in the United States, including organizing and leading the campaign to obtain the release of a Uyghur prisoner of conscience, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, in March 2005. In addition, Turkel was co-founder, the first Executive Director, and Board Chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

    Sharon Waxman

    CEO

    Sharon is an expert in corporate social responsibility and labor rights with a background in international development and humanitarian response. As CEO at the Fair Labor Association, Sharon leads a team of global experts working to create sustainable solutions to prevent and remediate labor rights violations in the apparel and agriculture sectors through the combined efforts of leading multinational corporations, public and private universities, and civil society organizations. Before the FLA, Sharon led the global policy and advocacy team at the International Rescue Committee with responsibility for developing and promoting the organization and its public policy positions. Sharon spent more than two decades in public administration, serving as deputy to the Undersecretary for Civilian Service, Democracy and Human Rights at the U.S. Department of State and as a senior national security adviser in the U.S. Senate. As a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Sharon is a leading voice on foreign policy matters. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies and the University of California, Berkeley.

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Where Do We Spend First As We Rebuild And What Are Our Priorities?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    As we get comfortable in our new normal, we’re going to begin to plan with more confidence. This interactive session with Kim Bakalyar, Cindy Bellosa, Sandeep Jain,and Lenny Polakoff will assess steps taken to date, trends, priorities and concerns related to product responsibility in the age of COVID-19. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    As we get comfortable in our new normal, we’re going to begin to plan with more confidence. This interactive session with Kim Bakalyar, Cindy Bellosa, Sandeep Jain,and Lenny Polakoff will assess steps taken to date, trends, priorities and concerns related to product responsibility in the age of COVID-19. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Kim Bakalyar

    Chief Compliance Officer, PromoShop Inc.

    Kim Bakalyar, PromoShop Inc’s Chief Compliance Officer, started work in the promotional products industry in 1980 on the distributor side and joined forces with PromoShop, Inc. in 2004 as director of supplier relations. Kim has worked in all aspects on the distributor side while focusing primarily on research, sourcing, vendor relations and product safety and responsibility. Kim is a past president of SAAC and has previously volunteered on the PPAI Promotional Apparel Advisory Council and PPAI Distributors Committee. She is a current member of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG).

    Sandeep Jain

    Vice President of Supply Chain

    Sandeep Jain is the vice president of supply chain for Imagen Brands, located in Mason, Ohio, where he oversees sourcing, compliance, purchasing and product development functions. He has over 20 years of experience having served consumer packaged goods, retail and specialty constructions businesses in various supply chain roles. He holds a masters of science in information technology from Pennsylvania State University.

    Lenny Polakoff

    Partner

    Lenny Polakoff is a partner at Zagwear, a global merchandise and custom premium agency with offices across the United States, London and Hong Kong.  Zagwear services multinational clients in more than 40 countries world-wide. Over the past 20 years, Lenny has developed and implemented Zagwear’s internal product safety and factory compliance standards, as well as ensuring  Zagwear’s adherence to all client specific mandates.  Lenny has also played an integral role in the procedural development of several Fortune 500 premium compliance programs.  Lenny holds a BA in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group. 

    Cindy Bellosa

    Global Head of Compliance

    Cindy Belloso has been with Sunscope group of companies for 20 years. The experience she gained while working in customer service and product development along with her work ethic, leadership skills and her dedication to the company led to her promotion in 2016.  As the global head of the Sunscope Compliance Department, she has proven to be  knowledgeable and well versed in the legal guidelines and corporate governance best practices.  Cindy has also been trained in the Global Food Contact Material and Hazardous Risk Assessment of Data, Canadian Apparel Federation Product Safety training.   She has been a regular attendee of the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) conference.  

     

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: What You Say Matters

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Marketing claims shape a company’s identity and can set it apart from the competition. If a claim is not truthful, you could be in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission will take action against companies making untruthful claims—particularly related to COVID-19 and greenwashing statements. In this session you will receive a seven-point checklist to help companies ensure marketing claims stand up to the principles enforced by the FTC. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Marketing claims shape a company’s identity and can set it apart from the competition. If a claim is not truthful, you could be in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission will take action against companies making untruthful claims—particularly related to COVID-19 and greenwashing statements. In this session you will receive a seven-point checklist to help companies ensure marketing claims stand up to the principles enforced by the FTC. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Lesley Fair

    Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection

    Lesley Fair is a Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she has represented the FTC in numerous investigations of false advertising and fraud. She now specializes in industry education and blogs at the FTC's Business Center.

    Lesley graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. She clerked for United States District Judge Fred Shannon of the Western District of Texas and served as staff counsel to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Before coming to the FTC, she practiced criminal law and appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States inMurray v. Carrier.

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    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Agency Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler will provide a brief update regarding the priorities and initiatives of this independent federal agency. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler will provide a brief update regarding the priorities and initiatives of this independent federal agency. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is president and CEO of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 16,000 member companies in the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry. Bellantone is responsible for executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth. Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Suzanne Worwood

    Senior Vice President of Merchandising & Supply Chain

    Suzanne is the Senior Vice President of Merchandising & Supply Chain at 4imprint. Suzanne and teams are involved in all aspects of the products they sell from deciding which should be included in key marketing materials, configuring the product data, developing supplier relationships all the way through to collaborating with supplier partners on product development initiatives and factory auditing programs. Suzanne has been with 4imprint most of her career starting in London and then later moving stateside.

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    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Antimicrobial Products Present Their Own Challenges

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    As products with antimicrobial properties become increasingly common, it is important to understand your obligations related to claims, registration, testing and more. This session will address how to evaluate the antimicrobial qualities of a product, what kind of testing is required and challenges particular to this product category. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    As products with antimicrobial properties become increasingly common, it is important to understand your obligations related to claims, registration, testing and more. This session will address how to evaluate the antimicrobial qualities of a product, what kind of testing is required and challenges particular to this product category.  This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Brian Campbell (Moderator)

    Director of Supply Chain Compliance

    Brian Campbell is the director of supply chain compliance at 4imprint and is responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance and social accountability for 4imprint’s supply chain.  He leads the compliance team which verifies 4imprint expectations to supplier partners are met, collaborates with suppliers to meet evolving requirements and initiatives for the business, and the team communicates with customers regarding compliance-related inquiries.  His professional experience includes co-managing an importing company that sold private-label baby products in the retail and was an operations manager for a distributor in the CNC machine tool industry.  Brian is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is the chair of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group, and is a member of ICPHSO and the Society of Product Safety Professionals.

    Chase Dressman

    Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

    E. Chase Dressman is a partner with Taft Law and the leader of Taft’s Cincinnati Environmental Practice Group. Chase represents a diverse range of clients, including chemical manufacturers and processors (with particular experience in the pesticide industry), retail and wholesale distributors, utilities, industrial manufacturers, automotive and transportation businesses, and real estate developers. 
    Chase is an experienced environmental litigator and transactional attorney, having served as lead counsel on numerous multi-million dollar cases and led environmental due diligence on dozens of deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Chase leads a talented group of environmental attorneys who provide the full suite of environmental services to Taft’s clients across the United States.
    Chase received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Xavier University and earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal, Moot Court, and was selected to and competed on the National Moot Court team. Chase is a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and five children.

    Annette Santamaria, PhD MPH DABT

    Toxicologist

    Dr. Santamaria is a board-certified toxicologist with over thirty years of multidisciplinary consulting experience critically evaluating a broad range of toxicological, epidemiological, and clinical studies, conducting exposure and human health risk assessments, and communicating results to clients and governmental agencies. Dr. Santamaria has conducted safety assessments for a variety of consumer products (e.g., cosmetics, personal care products, toys, art products, promotional products, tobacco, foods, food packaging, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cleaning products, paints) and has evaluated their compliance with U.S., European, and Canadian consumer product regulations and/or California’s Proposition 65 regulations. Dr. Santamaria has also provided consulting support in toxic tort cases and product liability cases. She has critically evaluated the human health risks associated with consumer, occupational, and/or environmental exposures to a wide variety of chemicals (e.g., manganese, benzene, talc, arsenic, asbestos, trichloroethylene, PCBs, flame retardants, solvents, phthalates).  

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    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Emergency Use Authorization

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What is the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)? What does it mean to you and what will happen when it expires? This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    What is the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)? What does it mean to you and what will happen when it expires? This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Dr. Suzanne Schwartz

    FDA's Deputy Director Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, Center for Devices & Radiological Health

    Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA is FDA's Deputy Director (& Acting Office Director) Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation (OST), Center for Devices & Radiological Health, US Food & Drug Administration. Suzanne joined FDA in 2010 as a Commissioner’s Fellow and joined CDRH the following year as a Medical Officer in the former Office of Device Evaluation, Division of Surgery, Orthopedics and Restorative Devices. Soon after, Suzanne became CDRH’s Director of Medical Countermeasures and Emergency Preparedness/Operations (EMCM) in the Office of the Center Director. In this role, she provided leadership in the strategic planning and implementation of CDRH’s medical countermeasures, counter-terrorism, and public health emergency preparedness/operations initiatives involving medical devices. Suzanne began spearheading CDRH’s medical device cybersecurity strategic initiative while in her role as Director of EMCM in 2013, chairing the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the Agency. In 2015, Suzanne assumed the position of CDRH’s Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, where she provided leadership and strategic direction for additional Center programs such as Partnering with Patients, External Expertise and Partnerships, the Standards Management Program, as well as initiatives to advance the health of women, children, and special populations. Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York in 1988, trained in General Surgery and Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2012, and completed Cohort X of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education in June 2013.  Most recently, Suzanne earned a certificate of mastery for all requirements set forth in the Leadership for a Democratic Society, conferred by the Federal Executive Institute, US Office of Personnel Management.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Hand Sanitizer 101

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will serve as a reminder that hand sanitizer is a highly regulated product category. We will address the regulations and supply chain challenges surrounding hand sanitizer including compounding, bottling, shipping and marketing claims. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will serve as a reminder that hand sanitizer is a highly regulated product category. We will address the regulations and supply chain challenges surrounding hand sanitizer including compounding, bottling, shipping and marketing claims.  This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ (Moderator)

    President/CEO of Logical Advisors

    Rick Brenner, MAS+, is President/CEO of Logical Advisors which provides advisory services to leading industry distributors and suppliers. This year marks the seventh year Rick has co-chaired PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit. A 19-year veteran of the promotional products industry, 12 as president and CEO of industry supplier Prime Resources, he has long history of industry leadership as well as advocacy for product safety and responsible sourcing. He is a former chairman of PPAI. He was a founder of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), a member of QCA’s governance committee and served for seven years as chair of QCA’s compliance committee. Rick has also served as president of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, the preeminent global product safety organization.

    Eddie Blau

    CEO Innovation Line

    Eddie Blau is the CEO of Innovation Line, a top 40 supplier in the imprinted promotional products industry. Eddie has been leading Innovation Line for the past 28 years, overseeing the company’s steady and consistent growth during that time. He started his career as an attorney, working in the corporate transactions department of one of the largest law firms in the country. His legal background has been helpful in guiding Innovation Line through the myriad of regulatory and compliance issues facing the promotional products industry.

    Eddie received his B.A. in history from U.C.L.A. and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.   

    Heather Wunderlich

    Compliance Manager, Staples Promotional Products

    Heather Wunderlich holds a bachelor of science degree in finance, from Missouri State University, and is the compliance manager at Staples Promotional Products where she supports product safety, CSR and contract compliance.  She has been with Staples for 13 years and spent 7 of those years in compliance, after making the move from special order management in 2013.  Heather supports Staples’ and client specific compliance initiatives in the US, Canada, and around the globe.  She enjoys researching regulations and applying the findings to products and the industry.  Heather works closely with procurement and legal as well as suppliers, lab partners, and industry groups.  

    Rosanne Webster

    CIO, SnugZ USA

    An experienced executive in the promotional products industry, Rosanne Webster has held a variety of leadership roles over the past 15 years at Top 40 Supplier SnugZ USA.  SnugZ USA is known for manufacturing high-quality lanyards and personal care products among others.  Currently, Rosanne serves as the chief information officer overseeing product compliance and information technology.  Prior to this role she spent 9 years as the company’s chief operating officer and 2 years are the company’s vice president of finance.   

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: FDA Audit Activity and cGMP Best Practices

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will address best practices when importing, distributing and labeling products regulated by the FDA. It will address the do’s and don’ts related to supply chain compliance, registrations and facility obligations, as well as vetting the supply chain and executing audits of both foreign and domestic facilities. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will address best practices when importing, distributing and labeling products regulated by the FDA. It will address the do’s and don’ts related to supply chain compliance, registrations and facility obligations, as well as vetting the supply chain and executing audits of both foreign and domestic facilities. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Kyle Hach (Moderator)

    COO, Raining Rose

    Kyle Hach is the Chief Operations Officer at Raining Rose Inc., where he oversees Production, Packaging,
    Quality, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Continuous Improvement.
    Throughout his 13+ year career at Raining Rose, Inc., he has worked externally with OEM’s, regulatory
    agencies, and customers during product development and production startup. Internally, he works
    closely with his operations team, including growing the team from one shift to 24/7 production over
    four years. Kyle specializes in the production and compliance of Cosmetics, Organics, and OTC’s.
    Kyle resides in Mount Vernon, Iowa, with his wife Megan and their three kids. He stays active by
    coaching several different sports that his kids are involved in and managing their growing acreage of
    farm animals, gardens, and pumpkin patches.

    Joshua Grauso

    Sr Manager, Food Safety & Quality System Audits at UL

    As a senior member of the UL leadership team, Joshua works with retail chains, brands, grocery and manufacturing organizations to develop, implement and oversee professional 3rd party store, facility and/or supplier assessment programs related to industry standards for quality, food safety and cGMP compliance.  In his current role, Joshua has overall accountability for the leadership of the client, technical and field services for the Retail Food Safety and Supply Chain Quality Audit & Certification Body programs.  Joshua is a certified auditor, practitioner, approved training provider and has performed audits for majore retailers and industry recognized certification schemes including cGMP, ISO9001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z-10, SQF, and BRC Global Standards.  Joshua participates on industry technical committees and work groups drafting national and international standards as a UL Consumer technical representative.

    Angela Bazigos

    CEO, Touchstone Technologies

    Angela Bazigos is the CEO of Touchstone Technologies Inc. She has degrees in microbiology and computing and 40 years of experience with drugs, biologics, medical devices, cosmetics, healthcare and food.  She has broad experience in the areas of quality assurance, regulatory affairs, audits, imports and exports. She frequently collaborates with the FDA on new guidance documents. Angela serves as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and is the vice president of Pacific Regional Chapter of Society of Quality Assurance. 

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