Intertek to Participate in ICPHSO’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium

January 16, 2019

Chicago – Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be participating in the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) 2019 Annual Meeting & Training Symposium, February 25 - 28, in Washington, DC. Intertek will lend support to this year’s event as a Platinum sponsor and exhibitor. Additionally, several of our experts have been chosen to share their product safety insight and expertise during breakout and plenary sessions to reinforce this year’s “United for Safety” theme.

Intertek speakers will present as part of several panels on the following topics during the symposium:

  • Q VanBenschoten, Vice President, Compliance and Risk, will discuss “E-Commerce and the Rise of Counterfeits: Ensuring the Safety of Products Sold Online,” during Plenary #2 on Tuesday, Feb. 26th from 9:05-9:50 a.m.
  • Keith Rhoades, Client-facing Safety Consultant, will discuss “Exploration of Foreign Body Hazards, Mitigation Strategies, Manufacturing and Quality Controls,” during Breakout #2 and #7, Tuesday, Feb. 26th, from 4-4:50 p.m. and 5-5:50 p.m.
  • Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia, Director, Technical Services, will discuss “Emerging Technologies to Affirm Provenance – Knowing Your Suppliers,” during Breakout #15 on Wednesday, Feb. 27th, from 4-4:50 p.m.
  • Xiao Chen, Vice President, Product Assurance, will present an “Interactive Product Safety Simulation” during Plenary #7 on Thursday, Feb. 28th, from 11-11:50 a.m.

Intertek is an experienced industry leader in consumer product safety compliance testing, performance verification, and Total Quality Solutions for toys, apparel, furniture, appliances, electronics and more. Brands, retailers, manufacturers and industry associations rely on Intertek for our commitment to customer service, expertise, and quality testing, as well as our speed to market. Learn more about Intertek’s offerings for the consumer products industry at


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