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Tuesday, November 13 • 9:40am - 10:50am
Plenary Session # 4: Interactive Product Safety Crisis Simulation

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Customer concerns captured in viral video. Product advisories. Recalls. Civil and criminal penalties. EU Single Market. EU General Product Directive. Every company that manufactures, sells or distributes consumer products throughout the world faces the possibility of a product safety crisis that erodes their corporate reputation, brand preference and bottom line. Are you prepared to lead in this crisis? Don’t miss this exciting and interactive "crisis simulation lab".

Attendees will gain practical insights and best practices in product safety from the 360-degree perspectives of international regulatory compliance and legal strategy, engineering science, recall management and global crisis communications. Together with our expert panel, you’ll be immersed in multiple simulated scenarios designed to expose the operational and reputation risk and seek alignment in a divergent product safety landscape.

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Gurpreet Brar

General Manager, Edelman - Brussels
Gurpreet Brar joined Edelman in July 2014 and manages the Edelman Brussels team. He brings over fifteen years’ experience of communication and issues management.  Leading a team of consultants, Gurpreet works across a range of sectors and issues including litigation, financial... Read More →

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Carol Cave

Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Carol Cave has been the Deputy Director for the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since October 2015.  She works with other federal government agencies to identify unique approaches and solutions to find and identify potentially defective consumer products. Prior to her... 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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Chris Harvey

Director, Recall Solutions, Stericycle Expert Solutions
Chris Harvey leads a team of recall strategists and works with clients to ensure flawless implementation and customer integration throughout the entire product recall process. Chris assists in the scoping, plan development, and recall execution for a diverse set of industries, including... Read More →
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Belinda May

Partner/ICPHSO President, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President and was 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... Read More →
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Dr. Jason Hertzberg, Ph.D

Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer, Exponent, Inc.
Dr. Jason L. Hertzberg is a Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer at Exponent, Inc., leading the firm’s global product safety consulting efforts and responsible for driving the continued growth of its engineering service offerings in the United Kingdom.  Exponent... Read More →

Tuesday November 13, 2018 9:40am - 10:50am EST
Room AB-OA Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040, Brussels, Belgium