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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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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 10/08/2023 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

    PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit 2023 is focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Facilitated by industry thought leaders and leaders in compliance, this eye-opening event explored the latest developments, as well as best practices.

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    PPAI's Product Responsibility Summit 2023 is focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Facilitated by industry thought leaders and leaders in compliance, this eye-opening event explored the latest developments, as well as best practices.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 06/25/2023 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

    The industry’s foremost conference for professional women who share a common vision to achieve success. A knowledge community of the industry’s best and brightest women. WLC is an opportunity to network with other women in the promotional products industry. This 3-day event includes live education to learn from industry experts while earning credits toward certification.

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    The industry’s foremost conference for professional women who share a common vision to achieve success. A knowledge community of the industry’s best and brightest women. WLC is an opportunity to network with other women in the promotional products industry. This 3-day event includes live education to learn from industry experts while earning credits toward certification.

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      • PPAI Associate - $1,500
      • PPAI Member - $1,195
      • Regular Price after 05/14/2023 1:59 PM
      • PPAI Associate - $1,800
      • PPAI Member - $1,395
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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 06/04/2023 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

    The PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) delves into the most relevant, top-of-mind business issues and ideas impacting the promotional products industry with an emphasis on networking events, leadership development, strategic foresight, emerging business issues, trends and best practices.

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    The PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) delves into the most relevant, top-of-mind business issues and ideas impacting the promotional products industry with an emphasis on networking events, leadership development, strategic foresight, emerging business issues, trends and best practices.

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    If you are interested in being a part of the LEAD event that is being held on Wednesday, June 7th, please follow the link below:

    https://ppai.org/ppai-lead-application/

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      • PPAI Associate - $2,500
      • PPAI Member - $1,995
      • Regular Price after 05/05/2023 12:59 AM
      • PPAI Associate - $2,800
      • PPAI Member - $2,395
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Susan DeRagon for this session, where she will share information from the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s 2019 annual meeting and training symposium. This year’s conference included tutorials on social media and consumer product misuse as well as concerns over product safety and privacy in an interconnected world. Some of the breakout sessions included topics such as mitigation strategies related to foreign body hazards and proactive safety engineering. The plenary topics of the sessions included ensuring the safety of products sold online and evolving approaches for innovation and technology. The annual CPSC day included updates on the impact of the new makeup of the Commission and some of the commissioners’ policy views regarding education campaigns, voluntary vs. mandatory standards and a variety of other issues that come before the Commission. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Susan DeRagon for this session, where she will share information from the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s 2019 annual meeting and training symposium. This year’s conference included tutorials on social media and consumer product misuse as well as concerns over product safety and privacy in an interconnected world. Some of the breakout sessions included topics such as mitigation strategies related to foreign body hazards and proactive safety engineering. The plenary topics of the sessions included ensuring the safety of products sold online and evolving approaches for innovation and technology. The annual CPSC day included updates on the impact of the new makeup of the Commission and some of the commissioners’ policy views regarding education campaigns, voluntary vs. mandatory standards and a variety of other issues that come before the Commission. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is Senior Technical Consultant at QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection).  With over 30 years of experience, she is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children’s products, and promotional and licensed goods.  She has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars globally.  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.

    Ms. 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 member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and a previous member of the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

    Ms. DeRagon received a B.S degree in business administration from Bay Path College, Magna Cum Laude.


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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will answer questions such as where your company's waste actually end up, what to do about packaging waste and outline options for end-of-life solutions.

    This session will answer questions such as where your company's waste actually end up, what to do about packaging waste and outline options for end-of-life solutions.         

    Ashlee Baker (Moderator)

    Principal and Waste Diversion Specialist

    Waste Not Consulting

    Ashlee Baker is a principal and waste diversion specialist at Waste Not Consulting. She brings over ten years of experience in waste diversion for commercial properties. She has a background in working with commercial, retail, and residential properties to develop, implement, and manage sustainable waste and recycling programs that are both environmentally friendly and financially responsible. With a passion for diverting waste from landfills, Ashlee has created and implemented over 150 waste stream management programs with an emphasis on diversion and has completed over 16M square feet of LEED compliant waste audits. She strives to encourage greater consciousness of our individual environmental footprints through education, outreach, and best practices. Ashlee holds a master of science degree in environmental studies from California State University, Fullerton and a B.A. in communications studies from Florida State University. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will go over the science around: Packaging Materials, Biobased, Circularity, End-of-Life: Biodegradable, Compostable, Recycling Microplastics - plastic waste, and will review what all of these terms mean.

    This session will go over the science around: Packaging Materials, Biobased, Circularity, End-of-Life: Biodegradable, Compostable, Recycling Microplastics - plastic waste, and will review what all of these terms mean.

    Ramani Nayaran (Moderator)

    University Distinguished Professor

    Michigan State University

    Ramani Narayan is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He is an internationally acclaimed thought leader and expert in bioplastics, focusing on the manufacture of biobased and compostable plastics. His research encompasses design and manufacture of biofiber composites for auto and industrial applications. He is involved with measurements and reporting of biobased carbon and environmental footprint using LCA tools.  He received an M.S. degree in organic chemistry and a Ph.D. in polymer science and engineering from Bombay University in India. He is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).He serves as the scientific chair of the Biodegradable Products Institute, North America as well as on the board of ASTM International and was founding chair of the committee on environmentally degradable plastics and biobased products. He received the ASTM Award of Merit, the highest award given by the society to an individual member and was the first recipient of the William N. Findley Award from ASTM for significant contributions to the application of new technologies. His other honors include the James Hammer Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, State of Michigan – Governor’s University Award for Commercialization Excellence, and Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s award. His awards from MSU include a University Distinguished Faculty Award and a Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award. He received the Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship Chair in Science and Technology Management and Commercialization (University of Lisbon, Portugal).

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will review the various state regulations that will affect your compliance strategy.

    This session will review the various state regulations that will affect your compliance strategy.

    Karolyn Helda (Moderator)

    Managing Director

    QIMA

    Karolyn Helda is the managing director of QIMA’s Laboratory in Buffalo, New York. She has  worked in the consumer products safety, compliance and quality assurance industry for over 30 years. Her knowledge and direct experience span the categories of promotional products, toys and children’s products, softlines, general merchandise as well as consumable consumer goods such as food, over‐the‐counter drugs, health and beauty care items. Prior to assuming responsibility for the QIMA Buffalo lab operations, Karolyn held various roles at independent consumer products testing laboratories including laboratory and client services management, business development, global compliance program development and management, as well as technical consulting, training and protocol development.                       

    Tom Lewandowski (Moderator)

    Principal Scientist

    Gradient, LLC

    Tom Lewandowski is a principal scientist at Gradient in Seattle, Washington. Tom has over 20 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics, metals toxicology, and developmental toxicology. He is currently involved in leading Gradient's efforts in the emerging area of green chemistry. Tom is also an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health where he lectures on toxicology and risk assessment. In 2012-2013, he served as chair of the Society of Toxicology’s Education Committee, which works to increase science literacy and public knowledge of toxicology. He is board certified in toxicology in the U.S. and in Europe.                                  

    Chelsea Murtha (Moderator)

    Sustainability and Trade Policy Professional

    American Apparel and Footwear Association

    Chelsea Murtha serves as the advocate and spokesperson on matters of sustainability and product safety for the American Apparel and Footwear Association. She engages with Congress, the Executive Branch, independent agencies, as well as state and local legislatures and agencies and foreign governments on sustainability, product safety, and chemical management issues important to the industry. Chelsea is also the staff liaison to AAFA’s Environmental Committee and Product Safety Council.    Chelsea joined AAFA from a Washington, D.C. government affairs firm where she lead advocacy efforts for clients, including several trade associations and apparel and footwear importers, on policy developments related to environmental, social, and governance issues in global supply chains. She has also worked for the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, and a Washington, D.C. international trade policy consultancy firm. Chelsea earned a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts from the George Washington University. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will demonstrate the importance of validating any sustainability-related claims companies make about their products or processes, as well as properly categorizing products with sustainable claims.

    This session will demonstrate the importance of validating any sustainability-related claims companies make about their products or processes, as well as properly categorizing products with sustainable claims.

    David Callet (Moderator)

    Principal

    Callet Law

    David Callet is a principal at Callet Law where he provides comprehensive client representation on all aspects of consumer product safety compliance. He guides clients on how to create and implement product safety compliance programs that reduce product recalls, limit products liability litigation and help protect their valuable brands from adverse publicity associated with non-compliance with product safety requirements. He regularly represents clients I matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. David is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University Law School.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    Beginning your sustainability journey? Confused by the alphabet soup of terms? This interactive session will address key and emerging sustainability terms and definitions.

    Beginning your sustainability journey? Confused by the alphabet soup of terms? This interactive session will address key and emerging sustainability terms and definitions.

    Natalie Sheffey (Moderator)

    Business Sustainability Manager

    Hit Promotional Products

    Natalie Sheffey is the business sustainability manager for Hit Promotional Products, based in Tampa Bay, Florida. She has experience writing for the Green Business Bureau, a sustainability certification company, and has recently served as a consultant within the promotional product industry. Natalie is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she received a master’s degree in global sustainability with a concentration in sustainable business. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will answer questions relating to conducting a comprehensive risk analysis when evaluating a new country for possible sourcing solutions.

    This session will answer questions relating to conducting a comprehensive risk analysis when evaluating a new country for possible sourcing solutions.

    Kelli Hoggle (Moderator)

    Network Representative, US and Canada

    Amfori

    Kelli Hoggle is the network representative, USA & Canada for the European business association, amfori – Trade with Purpose. amfori represents over 2,500 member companies from various sectors and 40,00+ factories and farms. Through amfori, member companies improve social and environmental performance throughout their value chains by participating in amfori BSCI and BEPI. Kelli has been with amfori for 6 years and has grown the North American network from under 10 members to now over 150, including the world’s largest retailers.Previously, Kelli worked at WRAP as the senior compliance manager. She has 10 years experience working with companies to improve working conditions in their supply chains. Operating in various sectors, Kelli has partnered closely with consumer goods companies, factories, farms, governmental organizations, and service providers with a mission to promote worker wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Kelli resides in Seattle, WA.                                         

    Nathan Cotter (Moderator)

    Vice President of Supply Chain

    Hit Promotional Products, Inc.

    Nathan Cotter is the vice president of supply chain at Hit Promotional Products, Inc., ranked among the top 5 promotional product suppliers in the nation.  The supply chain division at Hit includes teams that manage purchasing, logistics, custom orders, quality, product safety and compliance, and ethical sourcing throughout a diverse supply chain.  Nathan holds a BA from Monmouth College and is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group.  

    Jennifer Winter (Moderator)

    Key Account Manager

    ELEVATE

    Over the last twelve years, Jennifer Winter has helped companies build more effective responsible sourcing programs. Jennifer is a key account manager who provides consultative support for both new and established clients. Jennifer also leads customer onboarding for complex client programs that may have multiple touch points within ELEVATE or have complex monitoring requirements. Prior to this role, Jennifer was the regional manager for the US and Canada at ELEVATE, where she recruited, trained, and mentored the team that successfully delivered thousands of high quality and impactful social and environmental assessments. Prior to joining ELEVATE, Jennifer was the founder and managing director of a US based responsible sourcing, auditing and consulting company that operated across North America. She also spent 8 years in the US Armed Forces as human resources specialist/headquarters detachment administrator. Jennifer has two master’s degrees from the London School of Economics as well as a bachelor’s degree from University Massachusetts-Amherst, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is currently settled in Sacramento, California but is a Massachusetts native and lived as nomad for many years in various other cities, notably Athens, London, Shanghai, New York City, and Kansas City. In her free time, she focuses on her family and practices yoga.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will examine the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022.

    This session will examine the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022.

    Maurice Norris (Moderator)

    Public Affairs Manager

    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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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will delve into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and expound on what it means when CBP issues a Withhold Release Order (WRO).

    This session will delve into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and expound on what it means when CBP issues a Withhold Release Order (WRO).       

    Bryant Van Buskirk (Moderator)

    Field Director

    Customs and Border Protection

    Bryant Van Buskirk currently serves as the field director of the Los Angeles CTPAT office. He is responsible for oversight and administration of all activities relative to the Los Angeles CTPAT area of operations, which encompasses Baja and Central Mexico, British Colombia, Canada, the majority of Pacific-Asia region countries and a diverse area of domestic locations, primarily within the western United States. His duties also include management and maintenance of the Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) between United States Customs and Border Protection and the countries of South Korea and New Zealand. In these capacities, he works directly with members of the trade (importers, exporters, foreign manufacturers, carriers, brokers, consolidators, port/terminal operators) towards improving international supply chain security, compliance with the 2006 Safe Port Act and overall furtherance of Customs & Border Protection’s Anti-Terrorism Goals. Bryant joined the former U.S.Customs Service (now Customs & Border Protection) as an inspector at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in 1992. Bryant has been with the CTPAT program since 2005. Prior to this assignment, he served as a chief customs and border protection officer, assigned to oversee enforcement and cargo processing activities relative to anti-terrorism and contraband enforcement within the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport area of operations.Bryant is a recipient of the Certificate of Merit, Secretary General, World Customs Organization for exceptional service to the international customs community (2018), Commissioner of Customs Award of Valor, National Partnership for Reinventing Government Award, Co-recipient of National Review Board’s Hammer Award, Commissioner of Customs Strategic Problem Solving Award and Commissioner of Customs Award for Innovation.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2022

    This session will explain what PFAS chemicals are, demonstrate how prevalent they are in our industry's products, and provide actionable solutions for the variety of federal and state activities addressing PFAS concerns.

    This session will explain what PFAS chemicals are, demonstrate how prevalent they are in our industry's products, and provide actionable solutions for the variety of federal and state activities addressing PFAS concerns.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ (Moderator)

    President

    Product Safety Advisors

    Rick Brenner is president of Product Safety Advisors, a consulting and outsourced compliance firm advising clients in all facets of consumer product safety. Prior to founding Product Safety Advisors, Rick was CEO and chief compliance officer of Prime Resources, a $100 million consumer products importer in Bridgeport, CT. Rick is considered a foremost expert on best practices for design and manufacture of safe and compliant consumer products.  He has served as a resource to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on these matters and was a featured speaker for the Commission at the Fourth North American Consumer Product Safety Summit. In other product safety roles, Rick is past president and executive board member of ICPHSO – the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO.org). In 2008, Rick co-founded the non-profit product safety certification organization QCA, the Quality Certification Alliance (qcalliance.org).  In 2015, after serving three years on its board, Brenner was elected chair of PPAI. He is a founder of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and has co-chaired PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit each year since its inception in 2011.                                   

    Travis Norton (Moderator)

    Director of Global Technical Services

    Bureau Veritas

     Travis Norton has been with BV for more than 20 years. As the director of global technical services in the Americas region, he leads and manages a technical consultation team. He is an ASTM member, participating on technical committees for textiles and consumer products. Previously, he was the director of global technical services for Europe, Middle East and Africa based in the UK. Prior to that, Travis has worked in global project management, engineering and technical services in Hong Kong. He has also worked in laboratory operations in Hong Kong, China and Buffalo, NY. Before joining BV, he worked in consumer products manufacturing, for a private brand supplier as a research and development chemist and as a factory QA/QC laboratory supervisor. 

    Chase Dressman (Moderator)

    Attorney

    Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP

    Chase Dressman is a leader of Taft's Cincinnati Environmental Group.  He frequently creates, manages, and negotiates portfolios of regulatory and commercial contracts for national and international companies, with an emphasis on prompt turnaround times and business-oriented solutions. A significant portion of Chase’s practice involves representing companies in the pesticide industry, including manufacturers and distributors of agricultural, conventional, and anti-microbial pesticide products. Chase is an alumnus of Leadership Northern Kentucky (Class of 2013) and Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (Class 21). He frequently writes and presents on significant environmental matters and issues. He currently serves as the general counsel for the Greater Cincinnati Hazmat Unit, where he provides legal counsel to local fire, emergency, and other first responders. 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 the Greater Cincinnati area, where he lives with his wife and children.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/16/2022

    This panel discussion, moderated by Denise Taschereau, will examine trends, expectations and the reality of corporate social responsibility. Increasingly buyers are committed to aligning their businesses with products that elevate their social and sustainable priorities. This session will outline practical steps you can implement in your business regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your journey or far down the path.

    This panel discussion, moderated by Denise Taschereau, will examine trends, expectations and the reality of corporate social responsibility. Increasingly buyers are committed to aligning their businesses with products that elevate their social and sustainable priorities. This session will outline practical steps you can implement in your business regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your journey or far down the path.

    Denise Taschereau (Moderator)

    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.

    Louisa McGurik (Moderator)

    Senior Manager

    Salesforce

      As senior manager, sustainable procurement for Salesforce Louisa McGuirk leads the company’s supplier sustainability strategy, which aims to motivate and enable suppliers to take meaningful action on critical sustainability issues. She drives initiatives that embed sustainability into Salesforce’s procurement processes and decision-making. Her work supports Salesforce’s broader commitment to deliver leadership, partnership, and technology that accelerate global progress to net zero. She holds a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara specialized in Corporate Environmental Management. 

    Megan Spire (Moderator)

    Vice President of Sales

    Bella + Canvas

    As Vice President of Sales for BELLA+CANVAS, Megan Spire is the commercial leader of the business. She drives the vision, strategy, and execution across multiple teams includes Sales, Planning & Analytics, Sales Operations, and Customer Success. With 11 years of experience in the promotional products industry, Megan has helped to shape the premium t-shirt landscape through education, storytelling, and relationship building. During her tenure at BELLA+CANVAS, they have grown into the largest and fastest growing premium basics brand in the industry.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/16/2022

    Does your organization need to be able to measure its success with diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias efforts? James Pogue’s model will help you do just that. James will share the latest research around bias and its impact in the workplace and clarity the connection between diversity, inclusion, bias and organizational success. James will identify practical steps to move forward, recognizing that the first step is often the most difficult.

    Does your organization need to be able to measure its success with diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias efforts? James Pogue’s model will help you do just that. James will share the latest research around bias and its impact in the workplace and clarity the connection between diversity, inclusion, bias and organizational success. James will identify practical steps to move forward, recognizing that the first step is often the most difficult.

    James Pogue, PhD

    President and CEO

    JP Enterprises

    Dr. James Pogue provides thought leadership to leaders and organizations to push them to address diversity, inclusion and bias (DIBs). As the president and CEO of JP Enterprises, he has spearheaded the development of The DIBs Model, a critical component of an organization’s success.  An outgrowth of research and grounded in theory, this model spawned the DIBs Assessment™ a tool used to measure where an organization, team or individual are on their diversity journey, thus providing the best opportunity for strategic recommendations and change. Dr. Pogue is also the creator of The No Nonsense Experience, a diversity discussion series that leverages cohort learning and emergent best practices to keep participants “the right kind of uncomfortable.” Dr. Pogue supports leaders in making the decisions that attract, engage, and retain talent at all levels, and deepens the learning around diversity, inclusion and bias. His military service, scope of research and work as a speaker and entrepreneur give him tangible examples of the critical balance between leaders and followers on teams.  He provides leaders with professionally researched data, partnered with highly engaged training to improve their ability to influence organizational behavior and the bottom line. In his leisure time, he occasionally competes as a martial artist where he has five national titles, in addition to Silver and Bronze medals at the World Championships. Dr. Pogue has two daughters and six granddaughters. 
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/28/2022

    Corporate social responsibility is having its day in the sun. Rarely do you have a conversation with a buyer without the topics of sustainability and diverse spending being a part of the conversation. This session will address what you need to know, what you need to say (and not say) and steps to make you stand out.

    Corporate social responsibility is having its day in the sun. Rarely do you have a conversation with a buyer without the topics of sustainability and diverse spending being a part of the conversation. This session will address what you need to know, what you need to say (and not say) and steps to make you stand out.

    Kim Bakalyar

    Chief Compliance Officer, PromoShop Inc.

    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).

    Cheron Coleman

    Vice President Product Development & Global Supply

    Alphabroder

    Cheron Coleman is Vice President Product Development & Global Supply at alphabroder, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of soft-goods and hard-goods and the industry’s first true “One-Stop-Shop” for promotional products. At alphabroder she leads the soft-goods team responsible for global sourcing, corporate compliance, production management, quality, and international logistics for alphabroders’ Private Brand enterprise. With more than 15 years in the Promotional Products Industry, Cheron is known for her passion and commitment to developing global procurement strategies, driving revenue, relationship building, corporate social responsibility, and international logistics. She holds a BS from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS+

    CEO

    CE Competitive Edge LLC

    Anne Stone, CAE, MAS

    Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement

    PPAI

    Anne Stone, CAE is the director of advocacy and member engagement at PPAI, responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, which includes taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Stone also oversees the Association's product responsibility programs, including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit, a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Advisory Council and the Product Responsibility Advisory Group.

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    1 Point

    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.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    PromoCares hosted this conversation in April 2022 focused on corporate social responsibility in the promotional products industry and the ways in which we can all elevate the industry.

    PromoCares hosted this conversation in April 2022 focused on corporate social responsibility in the promotional products industry and the ways in which we can all elevate the industry.

    Dale Denham

    President/CEO

    PPAI

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    1 Point

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    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.