2020 ICPHSO International Virtual Symposium

October 27 – 28, 2020
Event details
October 27 – 28, 2020
12:00 – 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time

Event summary

Cooley is proud to be the Diamond Sponsor for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization's (ICPHSO) International Virtual Symposium, which will once again take place within the framework of the European Commission's International Product Safety Week scheduled for November 2020. The focus of this year's International Symposium is safely sustainable which will explore how the concept of sustainability is impacting and shaping consumer product safety. Relevant topics related to COVID-19, new technologies, risk management and compliance will also be included in this year's discussion.

In addition, this year’s program will feature keynote presentations from both the European Commission’s Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders and the acting chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Robert Adler. This is a unique opportunity in the international calendar to hear from both of these key thoughtleaders in international product safety policy.

Cooley partner and chair of the firm's international products practice Rod Freeman will be leading the event as chair of ICPHSO’s international programs, and will provide welcome and closing remarks.

Featured agenda items

Networking Session with Cooley 
Tuesday October 27, 7:00 – 8:00 am EDT
Cooley hosted coffee hour.

The free-form virtual networking hour will take place prior to the opening session and is facilitated by Cooley alongside ICPHSO’s executive director, Marc Schoem.

Disruption: Action and Reaction at Times of Crisis – Lessons Learned from COVID-19 
Tuesday, October 27, 8:55 – 9:45 am EDT and 1:40 – 2:30 pm EDT
Cooley special counsel Claire Temple will moderate the recurring session.

The session will cover lessons learned during COVID-19 by examining the issues manufacturers, distributors and regulators faced and exploring tools for building strong crisis management plans to better manage potential product safety issues in the future.

Event details and registration 

For more information, please email Deborah Argueta.

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