AHFA’s Regulatory Summit, originally scheduled October 7-8, has been revamped to address the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. The reimagined program covers all of the essential topics planned for the October Summit, but in an extended series of 10 webinars beginning in July and extending through December.
The members only webinars are free of charge. All 10 sessions will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesdays.
Wednesday, October 7
Marketing Product Safety
Panel to be determined.
More than 20 AHFA member companies are at work on website updates that include new product safety information designed to make parents more aware of furniture tip-over hazards. Marketing safety and listing compliance with safety standards among product attributes is the new normal. This session will spotlight three companies that are leading the way. Pat Bowling, AHFA’s Vice President of Communications, will moderate.
Wednesday, October 28
The Impact of Politics on Consumer Safety
Chris Andresen, Dutko
The November 2020 election will have a significant impact on product safety. Both the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency have several product safety initiatives in process – from fine-tuning requirements of the formaldehyde emission standard, to STURDY – legislation that proposes a mandatory product stability standard – to SOFFA, the upholstered furniture flammability legislation backed by AHFA. How will the election’s outcome set the course for these important issues? Chris Andresen, senior vice president at Dutko GR, has the political insights to answer that question. Chris works with AHFA throughout the year to identify policy opportunities and to create detailed legislative strategies for the Alliance.
See additional webinars in this series listed in November.