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Product Responsibility Summit

The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit (PRS) event recordings focus on the most pressing product safety issues, as well as business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with the various aspects of compliance.

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  • 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 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.

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

    This session will explain the various regulatory bodies that have some level of oversight on our businesses and identify what they do and how they interact with our industry. We will use the ever-popular PPE category to illustrate the challenges of multiple regulatory jurisdictions. Presented by Cheryl Falvey, Lesley Fair, Dan Solis, and Diane Isbell This session qualifies as a Product Safety Awareness elective session.

    This session will explain the various regulatory bodies that have some level of oversight on our businesses and identify what they do and how they interact with our industry. We will use the ever-popular PPE category to illustrate the challenges of multiple regulatory jurisdictions. Presented by Cheryl Falvey, Crowell and Moring; Speakers: Lesley Fair, FTC; Dan Solis, FDA; Diane Isbell, EPA.  This session qualifies as a Product Safety Awareness elective session.

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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.

  • 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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    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 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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    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

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

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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.