Product Safety Information Forum in Australia

Intertek is proud to present the third Product Safety Information Forum in Australia, organised in conjunction with industry experts.

August 21, 2017

The focus of the event this year is the relation of product safety and compliance to the success of your business.

If you are interested to learn more about the topics under discussion as well as network and meet key industry representatives and international speakers, then join us in Melbourne or Sydney by registering your attendance.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain including, but not limited to:

  • QA Managers/Directors
  • Compliance Managers/Directors
  • Buyers/Procurement Managers
  • CSR Managers/Directors
  • Product Designers/Developers.

Seating is limited and participants are encouraged to enrol early. Food and beverages will be provided.

Topics and Speakers

How Does Product Safety and Compliance Relate to the Success in a Business? (Panel discussion)

  • Moderator: Shaun McGrath | Product Development and Compliance | Target Australia
  • Panel Speakers: 
    • Barbara Geens | Chair, Technical Standards Committee | National Retail Association (NRA)
    • Robert Wooley | Technical Director | Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association (CESA)
    • John Furbank | Honorary Secretary | Consumers Federation of Australia | Melbourne event
    • Sarah Agar | Manager of Consumer Policy | Choice | Sydney event

The Approach to Product Safety – General Safety Provision vs Specific Product Safety Standard

  • Michael Wuest | Director, Technical and Certification | Intertek Global Hardlines

Production Control – How does this relate to Product Safety and Compliance?

  • Richard Hayman | Safety and Compliance Consultant | Australian Toy Association (ATA)

The Importance of Traceability in Supply Chain and How This can Avoid Counterfeiting and Facilitate Product Recall Processes

  • Peter Chambers | General Manager | Supply Chain Improvement Services of GS1 Australia | Melbourne event
  • Andrew Brown | Senior Advisor | Recall Services of GS1 Australia | Sydney Event

Australian Consumer Law Review and the New Mandatory Standards
    - What does this mean to you and how does this affect you as a supplier for consumer goods?
    - How do voluntary standards and industry codes fit into the prospective general safety provision?

  • Paula Pearsall | Director a/g, Regulatory Reform | Consumer Product Safety Branch of ACCC

What are the Product Safety and Compliance Challenges Impacting Business Viability in the Current Competitive Environment? (Group Discussion)

  • Facilitator: Tim Wain | Product Safety and Injury Prevention Advocate | Infant Nursery Products Alliance of Australia (INPAA)

Contact Details

Tel : +61 3 9646 9299

Tel : +61 2 9316 6544

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