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Monday, November 13
 

TBA

TBA

TBA

Tokyo Outside Tour Events - Information Available for Individual Direct Sign Up
Tour Information Available for direct booking by attendees.  See the following link for futher information on available tours.  ICPHSO at this time, is not offering any group tours so anything you sign up for would be your responsibility.

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3051_odaiba_half.html ​ 

Monday November 13, 2017 TBA
Tokyo Tour

3:00pm

Symposium Bag Stuffing
Join your fellow attendees and ICPHSO Board Members in our pre conference bag stuffing.  Pizza and drinks will be served to keep our energy level up as we prepare the conference bags for the Symposium.  More inforamtion, contact mschoem@icphso.org.  

Speakers
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations. As the Executive Director of ICPHSO, Marc leads the organization consisting of global members of consumer product health and safety professionals, who regularly come together at both domestic and international training meetings and symposiums to exchange ideas, share information and address health and safety concerns affecting... Read More →


Monday November 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Jupiter Room - 1st Floor Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

5:00pm

6:00pm

Evening Networking Reception (6 pm-8 pm) - Open to All Registered Workshop Attendees - Included in Registration Fee
Registered Attendees, please join us for an evening reception including drinks and light food.  This is a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow attendees and network prior to the beginning of the Symposium.  Reception sponsored by ICPHSO.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European... Read More →
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations. As the Executive Director of ICPHSO, Marc leads the organization consisting of global members of consumer product health and safety professionals, who regularly come together at both domestic and international training meetings and symposiums to exchange ideas, share information and address health and safety concerns affecting... Read More →



Monday November 13, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Apollon Room - 1st Floor Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
 
Tuesday, November 14
 

TBA

8:30am

Registration (All Day)
Speakers
avatar for Kimber Nation

Kimber Nation

Association Manager and Senior Account Executive, Drohan Management Group
Kimber  Nation works with ICPHSO leadership to assist in the management of all aspects of the association. She serves as the primary point of contact for general ICPHSO matters and directs the planning and execution of ICPHSO symposia. Kimber has a diverse background in organizat... Read More →
avatar for Tara Reddy

Tara Reddy

ICPHSO Administrator, Drohn Management Group
As ICPHSO’s Administrator, Tara Reddy manages daily operations for ICPHSO. Tara works closely with the ICPHSO leadership, the general membership, and others associated with or interested in the association. She is the primary contact for ICPHSO membership recruitment and retentio... Read More →
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations. As the Executive Director of ICPHSO, Marc leads the organization consisting of global members of consumer product health and safety professionals, who regularly come together at both domestic and international training meetings and symposiums to exchange ideas, share information and address health and safety concerns affecting... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Orion Foyer - 1st Floor Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

9:00am

9:30am

Welcome - Announcements and Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in establishing product safety awareness as a major objective for the $20 billion promotional products... Read More →
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

9:45am

Opening Plenary Session # 1: Keynote Address - Mr. Takashi Wada, METI
Speakers
avatar for Takashi Wada

Takashi Wada

Director, Product Safety Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Mr. Takashi Wada studied Mathematical Engineering at Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He has working experience in the areas of information technology policy and safety regulation. He worked at the major revamp of Electric Materials and Appliances Safety Act and other safety regulation legislature at Product Safety Division in June 2000. Currently he is managing 4 product safety laws and oversees investigation process of product safety accidents based on the accident reports from industry as the Director of Product Safety Division... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

10:30am

Plenary Session # 2: Sending Products to School - New Technologies and Product Safety

 This session will help start a meaningful discussion within the international product safety community about the practical implications of a world in which products can “learn” and change their behaviour, perhaps without direct active input from the original manufacturer. The session is intended to provide an introduction to the technologies, and to provide practical insight into the possibilities for the technology, the way it is already in place around us now, and the opportunities, risk, and policy challenges raised by these rapid developments for the management of consumer product safety.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Deem

Mark Deem

Partner, Cooley LLP
Mark Deem is a partner in Cooley’s London office. He is a commercial litigator, with considerable experience of complex domestic and cross-border litigation, international arbitration and regulatory matters. Mark specialises in TMT litigation; contentious privacy, data protection... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Acoca

Brigitte Acoca

Consumer Policy Analyst/Lawyer, OECD
Brigitte Acoca joined the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation in 2005 where she has been responsible for the development of analytic reports and OECD legal instruments pertaining to e-commerce, dispute resolution and cross-border fraud. She has been responsible for the revision of the OECD's Recommendation on Consumer Protection in E-Commerce, adopted by the OECD Council in March 2016. Since February 2015, Ms. Acoca has been managing the activities of the OECD's Working Party on Consumer Product Safety, focusing on global product recalls, global awareness campaigns, online product safety, and the impact of new technologies on product safety. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Acoca practiced for five years as competition law attorney in international law firms in Brussels. She holds a Legal Master degree (LLM) in European Law from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and a postgraduate degree (DEA) in European and private international law from the University of Paris II... Read More →
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Ken Katayama

Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy Lead, Corporate, External, Legal Affairs (CELA), Microsoft Japan
Ken Katayama has been with Microsoft since 2007. Ken’s role is to work with the government, academia and industry on cybersecurity policy issues to ensure a free, fair and secure cyberspace. He is also involved in issues related to the balance between privacy and data utilization. Ken is a member of several government committees such as... Read More →
avatar for Frédérique Mittelstaedt

Frédérique Mittelstaedt

Founder & CEO, Automorph
Frédérique Mittelstaedt is the founder & CEO of Automorph, an AI start-up company based in London. Automorph is using AI to automate the entire digital product life cycle of development, deployment, maintenance, as well as other digital business processes. Last month, Automorph... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

11:45am

Lunch
Lunch sponsored by STC


Tuesday November 14, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Seaside Banquets (Rainbow & Sunset) Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

1:00pm

Plenary Session # 3: Keynote Presentation - Ann Marie Buerkle, CPSC
Speakers
avatar for Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Honorable Ann Marie Buerkle

Acting Chairman, U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ann Marie Buerkle was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 23, 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 27, 2013, to serve as a CPSC Commissioner.  On February 9, 2017, Ms. Buerkle was named Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Her term expires in October 2018. Prior to joining the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ms. Buerkle served the people of Upstate New... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

1:30pm

Plenary Session # 4: Time Is Not on Your Side: Compression Within the Product Life Cycle

Technological advances are speeding up; to be competitive, innovative products require compressed product development timelines that challenge current safety processes and tools. A panel of manufacturing and product safety experts will identify the challenges of compressing product development timelines and discuss the need for innovative solutions ensure products are designed and manufactured to be safe.

 

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Members and Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the... Read More →

Speakers
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Katsumi Arai

Director-General, Product Safety Technology Center, Japan National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Katsumi Arai is Director-General of the Product Safety Technology Center at the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE). He supervises product safety activities, mainly accident analysis and risk assessment, and he is responsible for product safety policy at NITE. ... Read More →
avatar for Dochul Choi, Ph. D.

Dochul Choi, Ph. D.

Senior Vice President, Global Business & Technology Strategy, Digital Appliances Business, Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., Korea
Dr. Dochul Choi, a senior vice president in Samsung Electronics, is currently in charge of global business and technology strategy. He is overseeing the business opportunities and product development for main business segments such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, cooking ranges and vacuum cleaners. He also leads various exploration activities to achieve quantum business growth through innovations and new... Read More →
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury associated with consumer products, including the development of new mandatory safety regulations and new voluntary standards, conducting product safety assessments and product testing in support of compliance actions, and monitoring research for consumer products in a broad array of disciplines. He previously served at CPSC as the Associate Executive Director for Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Gene Rider

Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent, Inc.
Gene Rider spent the past 30 years focused on the design, development, manufacturing and qualification of consumer goods.  He recently joined Exponent, a science based company that solves complex technical problems and provides design and process safety consulting services to the consumer product... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

3:00pm

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 1 - Chemical Management: A Strategic Approach to Chemical Safety in Product Life Cycle

Chemical Management: A Strategic Approach to Chemical Safety in Product Life Cycle

This session aims to provide a holistic view on the importance of chemical safety in product life cycle as well as case studies of major chemical toxicity issues and their impact.

The synergy of national and international regulatory requirements and environmental responsibility provides the framework for sound chemical management, which is a crucial element to manage toxic chemicals in product life cycle. Reducing toxicity is at the core of green chemistry and sustainability, therefore the input of toxicologists early in the chemical design is essential to find safer alternatives to chemicals of concern.

 

 

Moderators
avatar for Anne Bonhoff

Anne Bonhoff

Global Head Chemistry, UL LLC
Dr. Anne Bonhoff is the Global Head of Chemistry for UL Environment. A recognized expert on restricted substances, toxicology, environmental issues, ecological trends and legislation, she designs and develops tailor-made chemical management and sustainability solutions across the entire supply chain including detox and zero discharge. Anne collaborated on a read-across based quantitative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Bonhoff

Anne Bonhoff

Global Head Chemistry, UL LLC
Dr. Anne Bonhoff is the Global Head of Chemistry for UL Environment. A recognized expert on restricted substances, toxicology, environmental issues, ecological trends and legislation, she designs and develops tailor-made chemical management and sustainability solutions across the entire supply chain including detox and zero discharge. Anne collaborated on a read-across based quantitative... Read More →
avatar for Jay Kim

Jay Kim

Kim & Chang
Jay J. Kim is a US attorney at Kim & Chang specializing in litigation, with a focus on intellectual property, product liability and environmental issues.  His practice also includes IP prosecution and licensing, in addition to extensive experience in regulatory issues affecting the chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Raymond K.M. Lui

Dr. Raymond K.M. Lui

Global Service Line Manager of Non-Food Chemical Laboratories in Product Service Division/Vice President of Global Business Line Manager, Toys and Childrens Products, Product Service Division, TUV SUD
Dr. Raymond  Lui is currently the Global Service Line Manager of Non-Food Chemical Laboratories in Product Service Division and concurrently appointed as the Vice President of Global Business Line manager, Toys and Children’s products in Product Service Division.  His key responsibilities are to manage and to grow the business line for the retail sector. Dr. Lui has in-depth knowledge in the field of materials science. His 20 years of experiences covers a broad range of interrelated topics with a strong research focus on fabrication and characterization of exotic... Read More →
avatar for Taka Matsuo

Taka Matsuo

JP DIPC Manager, GTS (Global Trade Services), Amazon Japan
Taka Matsuo is mainly working on Product Compliance for non-food merchandise in domestic, foreign based retailers, manufacturers, and testing body over 20 years. Also, she used to be a Committee member of Quality and Compliance in Japan Apparel-Fashion Industry Council and had participated in developing industrial standards of Shoes/Luggage, etc. Current main concern is to activate available options to ensure product safety as a... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Sirus A Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 2 - Product Safety Standards in Asia
Moderators
avatar for Professor Tsuneo Matsumoto

Professor Tsuneo Matsumoto

President, National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan (NCAC)
Tsuneo Matsumoto is the president of the National Consumer Affairs Center (NCAC) of Japan, an incorporated administrative agency of the Government of Japan. He is also a professor emeritus of Hitotsubashi University where he taught law for 23 years at various levels, including the School of Law, before joining the NCAC. His major areas of academic activities are private law and consumer law, and he currently serves as a board member of the International Association for Consumer Law. Since 2000, he has been involved in the standard setting process of ISO, and currently serves as chair of Japan's mirror committees on ISO/COPOLCO and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Oki Mori

Oki Mori

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Oki Mori is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.  He was admitted to practice law in Japan in 2002.  He worked in the General Affairs Division, Quality-of-Life Policy Bureau, Cabinet Office from, the Office for the Unification of Consumer Policy, Cabinet Secretariat, and the Consumer Safety Division, Consumer Affairs Agency... Read More →
avatar for Brian C. Oh

Brian C. Oh

Foreign Legal Consultant, Product Liability/Consumer Claims Practice Group and Cross-Border Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Group, Kim & Chang
Brian Oh is a Foreign Legal Consultant in Kim & Chang’s Product Liability/Consumer Claims Practice Group and Cross-Border Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Group. He regularly advises multi-national companies on Korean product liability law issues in both litigati... Read More →
avatar for Keith Yung

Keith Yung

Operations Director of Toys, Electrical and Children's Products Group, STC
Keith Yung is Operation Director of the STC Group, overseeing operation and technical development of toys, electrical and children’s products testing of the group facilities in Hong Kong, China, EU and the USA. STC is a not-for-profit independent testing, inspection and certifica... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Sirus B Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

3:30pm

Breakout Session # 3: Standards Development: What Do We Do In The Meantime?
This panel discussion will look at the consequential impact of standards development for ever-changing technological products being placed on the market. The panel will discuss the alternative methodologies that economic operators can apply to help ensure that products are compliant with the safety objectives of legislation for demonstrating to the authorities how they have mitigated safety risks.  The challenges on regulatory authorities by having no standard as a benchmark reference for market surveillance or investigating incident reports will also be explored.

Moderators
avatar for Martyn Allen

Martyn Allen

Head of Electrotechnical Division, Electrical Safety First
Martyn Allen leads the Charity’s electrotechnical team as an impartial centre of excellence for the safety of electrical installations and products - including representing consumer safety interests on a range of British, European and International Committees.  Originally trained as an underground electrician with British Coal, he worked in engineering risk-management with Royal and Sun Alliance for 16 years before joining the Electrical Safety Council (the fore-runner of Electrical Safety First), in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle

Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle

Global Product Safety, Regulatory Affairs Compliance, Responsibile Sourcing, Quality Assurance
Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle iis a recognized leader of global product safety, quality assurance and compliance.  Her professional experience spans across operations, regulatory affairs and risk mitigation disciplines in the product liability, responsible sourcing, and product development... Read More →
avatar for Toshiyuki Kajiya

Toshiyuki Kajiya

Executive Counselor, International Standardization, Corporate Quality and Environment Division, Panasonic Corporation
avatar for Jeremy Opperer

Jeremy Opperer

Senior Manager, Exponent, Inc.
Jeremy Opperer  has extensive experience in product hazard and risk assessment, which he gained while working with a variety of brands in the consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and baby products sectors. For more than 12 years, he has applied his knowledge of engineering design, manufacturing and the quality control process, to help his clients develop, manufacture and distribute, safe and quality products in the consumer goods market. He supports his clients in three main areas: proactive assessment, reactive incident investigations and by reviewing and improving the... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Apollon A Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

4:20pm

Plenary Session # 5: A Perspective From Innovative Product Manufacturers: The Safety Journey in a Product's Lifecycle

This session looks at how product safety issues are addressed when dealing with 'innovative' products which set themselves apart from current products on the market. The panel will lead a discussion on the safety considerations that could be made from the product design/development stage to the product launch including how safety risks could be assessed by looking at different types of 'innovative' products. The session will also discuss the challenges and lessons that can be learned from the manufacturer's experience as well as those products which were launched but subsequently recalled.


Moderators
avatar for Michiko Jo

Michiko Jo

Senior Associate, DLA Piper (UK) LLP
Michiko Jo, having first studied Japanese law by completing Master of Laws at the University of Tokyo and Bachelor of Law at Hitotsubashi University, started her career as in-house legal in Tokyo and moved to the UK to qualify as a solicitor under English law. Michiko has now been practicing at international law firms in London for over 10 years, specialising in supply chain related Commercial Contracts (such as manufacturing, distribution, agency, services) and Regulations including the EU/UK Consumer law, Product Safety and Labelling, Advertising and Payment-related regulations, and assisting clients on both UK domestic and multi-jurisdictional activities and issues. Her experience cuts across transactional, non-contentious advisory and corrective actions involving enforcement authorities. Michiko first came across ICPHSO in 2004 as a trainee solicitor when its first European symposium was held in London and has since attended, presented and moderated at its symposiums held in the US, Europe and Asia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthea Davies

Anthea Davies

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Anthea Davies is a Senior Associate in the Products Law team at Hogan Lovells.  Her areas of focus include 'post-market' product safety issues including compliance matters, corrective actions and recalls, in addition to product safety regulatory and compliance advice at all stages of the product... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Opperer

Jeremy Opperer

Senior Manager, Exponent, Inc.
Jeremy Opperer  has extensive experience in product hazard and risk assessment, which he gained while working with a variety of brands in the consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and baby products sectors. For more than 12 years, he has applied his knowledge of engineering design, manufacturing and the quality control process, to help his clients develop, manufacture and distribute, safe and quality products in the consumer goods market. He supports his clients in three main areas: proactive assessment, reactive incident investigations and by reviewing and improving the... Read More →
avatar for Pelagio Payumo

Pelagio Payumo

Product Safety and Compliance Manager, Oculus, VR, LLC
Pelagio Payumo is the Product Safety and Compliance Manager at Oculus VR, LLC.  His over 18 years of experience in Product and System Safety span both the Military Vehicle Systems (the Bradley Fighting Vehicles of the U.S. Army) as well as the Information Technology products from Apple, and now with... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 4:20pm - 5:05pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

5:10pm

Day One Summary
Summary of the first days program

Speakers
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 5:10pm - 5:30pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

6:00pm

Evening Networking Reception (6 pm - 8 pm) - Open to all Registered Attendees - Included in Registration Fee
Registered Attendees, please join us for an evening reception including drinks and light food.  This is a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow attendees and network  Reception sponsored by Samsung.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Apollon Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
 
Wednesday, November 15
 

TBA

8:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Orion Foyer - 1st Floor Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

8:30am

Registration
Speakers
avatar for Kimber Nation

Kimber Nation

Association Manager and Senior Account Executive, Drohan Management Group
Kimber  Nation works with ICPHSO leadership to assist in the management of all aspects of the association. She serves as the primary point of contact for general ICPHSO matters and directs the planning and execution of ICPHSO symposia. Kimber has a diverse background in organizat... Read More →
avatar for Tara Reddy

Tara Reddy

ICPHSO Administrator, Drohn Management Group
As ICPHSO’s Administrator, Tara Reddy manages daily operations for ICPHSO. Tara works closely with the ICPHSO leadership, the general membership, and others associated with or interested in the association. She is the primary contact for ICPHSO membership recruitment and retentio... Read More →
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations. As the Executive Director of ICPHSO, Marc leads the organization consisting of global members of consumer product health and safety professionals, who regularly come together at both domestic and international training meetings and symposiums to exchange ideas, share information and address health and safety concerns affecting... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 8:30am - 2:00pm
Orion Foyer - 1st Floor Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

9:00am

Welcome and Introduction to Day 2
Speakers
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in establishing product safety awareness as a major objective for the $20 billion promotional products... Read More →
avatar for Rod Freeman

Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:10am
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

9:10am

Opening Plenary Session # 6: Keynote Presentation - Mr. Yukihiro Noda, Japan Consumer Affairs Agency
Speakers
avatar for Yukihiro Noda

Yukihiro Noda

Director of Consumer Safety Division, Japan Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA)


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:10am - 9:40am
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

9:40am

Opening Plenary Session #7: Keynote Address - Pinuccia Contino, European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
Head of Unit, Product Safety and Rapid Alert System

Speakers
avatar for Pinuccia Contino

Pinuccia Contino

Head of Unit, Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
Pinuccia Contino is the Head of Product Safety and Rapid Alert System in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission (DG JUST). In this capacity, among other things, she is working on emerging issues such as connected devices and cybersecurity, on... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:40am - 10:00am
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

10:00am

10:30am

Plenary Session # 8: Advanced Planning with New Technologies: Protection (Cyber Security and Product Safety) When Conceiving Your IoT Device
Moderators
avatar for Rick Brenner

Rick Brenner

President, ICPHSO
Rick Brenner is ICPHSO's President and 2017 Symposium Planning Chair.   He is President of Product Safety Advisors LLC, a consulting firm expert at addressing supply chain challenges in product safety, compliance and social responsibility.  Mr. Brenner has been instrumental in establishing product safety awareness as a major objective for the $20 billion promotional products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown

Director, Innovation, CSA Group
Stephen Brown  has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. Throughout that period, he has been responsible for standards development, product planning and management, regulatory affairs, international business development, and strategic planning. Stephen joined CSA Group in 2002 and is responsible for over 2500 codes and standards within the electrotechnical... Read More →
avatar for Gail Greatorex

Gail Greatorex

Owner, Product Safety Solutions
Gail Greatorex is an  Australian product safety advocate and consultant with a background at the national regulator, ACCC. I have built my website as a product safety resource with podcasts, blog articles, videos, e-books and more. Recent projects include furniture tip-overs and... Read More →
avatar for David Kosnoff

David Kosnoff

Vice President, Quality Assurance, Hasbro Far East Limited


Wednesday November 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

11:45am

Breakout Session # 4 - Techniques for Improving Safety in the Product Lifecycle
Moderators
avatar for Rakesh Vazirani

Rakesh Vazirani

Director Product Traceability & Environmental Information Management, TUV Rheinland
• 14 years of international experience establishing solutions for 'Product Environmental Compliance', and 'Responsible Sourcing' while living in 3 continents. | • Program Leader for addressing DETOX/ZDHC Sustainability Initiative for Textile & Footwear supply chain... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Don Huber

Don Huber

Director, Product Safety, Consumer Reports
Don Huber has 35+ years as a product safety professional, with extensive experience as a product safety, quality assurance, and product integrity manager.  Don is currently Director, Product Safety for Consumer Reports. Prior to joining Consumer Reports, Don held the position of Manager, Product Safety and Quality at Deloitte and Touche LLP, where he assisted clients in assessments and benchmarking of their product compliance, safety, and quality programs against leading practices, and assisting them in development of solutions for addressing any gaps identified, to reduce the potential for brand and reputation... Read More →
avatar for David Wroth

David Wroth

Director, Data Science, UL
David Wroth is a Director for Underwriters Laboratories Inc., identifying opportunities to address safety issues across the globe. In this capacity, he analyzes data from disparate sources and provides a framework for analysis and prioritization of solutions to improve safe livi... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Sirus A Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

11:45am

Breakout Session # 5: Beyond Written Warnings: New and Engaging Methods for Effective User Instructions in Virtual Reality and Beyond

Some consider written warnings as one of least effective methods of ensuring consumer product safety. New and emerging technologies are providing new ways to increase user awareness and understanding of how to use products safely. This panel will highlight innovative efforts being taken to effectively warn and inform end-users in consumer electronics and other industries and explore with attendees potential future innovations.


Moderators
avatar for Matt Howsare

Matt Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice Washington, D.C., Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representat... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. Prior to coming to KID, Nancy served as executive director of the Coalition for Consumer Rights, a center for public interest research and education. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is Past President of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) as well as a participant in ASTM International standard setting on juvenile products, toys and... Read More →
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Matthew Dickman

Technical Program Manager, Health and Safety, Oculus, VR
Matthew Dickman leads the product health and safety efforts at Oculus with a focus on real-world utilization. Prior to joining Oculus, Matt spent 9 years working in medical imaging driving worldwide applications for portable CT scanners, most recently with Samsung. He has a passi... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Sirus B Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

12:30pm

Lunch
Lunch Sponsored by Hogan Lovells


Wednesday November 15, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Seaside Banquets (Rainbow & Sunset) Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

1:30pm

Afternoon Keynote Speaker - Dr. Takashi Tatsumi, NITE
Speakers
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Takashi Tatsumi, Ph.D

President, Japan National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Dr. Takashi Tatsumi was appointed as the 4th President of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) on April 1, 2015. Prior to joining the NITE, Dr. Tatsumi served as Executive Vice President for Research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He also served as Vice-president for the International Zeolite Association. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the British Zeolite Association. He is also an editor of the Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. His achievements are outstanding and he has won many awards. The main prizes are as follows: Catalysis Society of Japan Award in 2003, Science... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

2:00pm

Plenary Session # 9: International Regulators Panel: Our Decisions as Products of Process
Moderators
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Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European... Read More →

Speakers
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Geoff Barrett

Acting Director General, Consumer Product Safety Drectorate (CPSD), Health Canada
Geoff Barrett is currently the Acting Director General of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate (CPSD) of Health Canada. In this role, Geoff is responsible for the assessment, management and communication of health and safety risks for all consumer products and cosmetics in Canada. In... Read More →
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Pinuccia Contino

Head of Unit, Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
Pinuccia Contino is the Head of Product Safety and Rapid Alert System in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission (DG JUST). In this capacity, among other things, she is working on emerging issues such as connected devices and cybersecurity, on... Read More →
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George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury associated with consumer products, including the development of new mandatory safety regulations and new voluntary standards, conducting product safety assessments and product testing in support of compliance actions, and monitoring research for consumer products in a broad array of disciplines. He previously served at CPSC as the Associate Executive Director for Engineering... Read More →
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Takashi Wada

Director, Product Safety Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Mr. Takashi Wada studied Mathematical Engineering at Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He has working experience in the areas of information technology policy and safety regulation. He worked at the major revamp of Electric Materials and Appliances Safety Act and other safety regulation legislature at Product Safety Division in June 2000. Currently he is managing 4 product safety laws and oversees investigation process of product safety accidents based on the accident reports from industry as the Director of Product Safety Division... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

3:15pm

3:45pm

Plenary Session # 10: Risk Tolerance in Perspective: Measuring and Assessing Risk in Societies
Moderators
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Junichi Ikeda

Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Junichi Ikeda is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu where he practices in various areas including product safety and product liability, energy and environment, infrastructure, and dispute resolutions.  He is recognized as one of Japan’s leading lawyers in the field of product safety and liability, and has substantial experience in this area including advising clients in complex, multi-jurisdictional product liability lawsuits and on implementation of multi-national product recalls and other compliance-related campaigns and... Read More →

Speakers
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Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger
Nancy Cowles is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Nancy has over 30 years experience conceiving, building and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. Prior to coming to KID, Nancy served as executive director of the Coalition for Consumer Rights, a center for public interest research and education. She serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is Past President of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) as well as a participant in ASTM International standard setting on juvenile products, toys and... Read More →
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David Ropeik

International Consultant, Author, Teacher, Speaker on Risk Perception, Ropeik & Associates
David P. Ropeik is an international consultant, author, teacher, and speaker on risk perception and risk communication. He is also creator and director of Improving Media Coverage of Risk, a training program for journalists. He is a regular contributor to Big Think, Psychology To... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

5:00pm

Closing Remarks and Looking Ahead
Speakers
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Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley (UK) LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European... Read More →
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Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Members and Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the... Read More →
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Marc Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations. As the Executive Director of ICPHSO, Marc leads the organization consisting of global members of consumer product health and safety professionals, who regularly come together at both domestic and international training meetings and symposiums to exchange ideas, share information and address health and safety concerns affecting... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Orion Room Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

5:30pm

Concluding Evening Reception (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm) - Open to All Registered Symposium Attendees - Included In Regustration Fee
Registered Attendees, please join us at the conclusion of the Interntational Symposium for drinks and light refreshments.  Sponsored by ICPHSO.

Speakers
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Marc Schoem

Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations. As the Executive Director of ICPHSO, Marc leads the organization consisting of global members of consumer product health and safety professionals, who regularly come together at both domestic and international training meetings and symposiums to exchange ideas, share information and address health and safety concerns affecting... Read More →



Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Apollon Room - 1st Floor Hilton Tokyo Odaiba