Agenda for the 4th Biennial United States-China Consumer Product Safety Summit

October 13, 2011


October 13-14, 2011


U.S. Department of State
George C. Marshall Conference Center
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
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"Good Manufacturing, Better Safety, Best Practices"

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Thursday, October 13

  8:15 a.m. Public registration opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Mr. Richard O'Brien
Director of International Programs
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (U.S. CPSC)

Introduction of the Honorable Inez Tenenbaum
Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
and the United States delegation
9:15 a.m. First Keynote Speech
The Honorable Inez Tenenbaum
9:30 a.m. Introduction of the Honorable Sun Dawei
Vice Minister, General Administration for Quality
Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ),
and People’s Republic of China delegation

Second Keynote Speech
Vice Minister Sun Dawei
Compliance and Enforcement Trends  
9:50 a.m. Presentation by Mr. Marc Schoem
Deputy Director, CPSC Office of Compliance
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
10:05 a.m. Presentation by Mr. Wang Xin
Director General for Supervision on Inspection
10:20 a.m. Questions and Answers Session
10:40 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Building a Culture of Consumer Product Safety in China
Mr. Deng Yiwei
Vice President, MideaGroup
11:45 a.m. Incentivizing Safety as an Element of Quality
Mr. James J. Rooney
Chairman, American Society for Quality (ASQ)
12:05 p.m. Questions and Answers Session
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Global Best Practices in Product Design
(followed by questions and answers)

Dr. Carol Pollack-Nelson
Independent Product Safety Consulting

Mr. Mark Kumagai
Director of Electrical Engineering
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Mr. Joseph McGuire
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Ms. Kitty Pilarz
Senior Director, Mattel Product Safety

3:45 p.m. Product Safety Activities

Staff presentations on specific programs in place to help
ensure the safety of consumer products exported
from China to the United States
5:15 p.m. Public session ends for the day
Friday, October 14

  8:30 a.m. Public Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Principals
Mr. Alexander Filip
Deputy Director, Office of Communications, U.S. CPSC
9:05 a.m. Panel Discussion: Global Best Practices in Tracking and Traceability

Mr. Andrew Kameros
Director, U.S. CPSC Office of Compliance

Mr. Randall Goodden
Independent training consultant on product safety,
recall readiness & product liability prevention

Mr. Mark Evanko
Executive Vice President, Quality Assurance and
Product Safety, Dorel Juvenile Group

Ms. Nancy Cowles
Executive Director
Kids in Danger

10:05 a.m. Conclusions—Report from day one of Summit, including Working Group outcomes
  • Mr. Richard O’Brien
    Director, International Programs, U.S. CPSC
  • Mr. Wang Xin
    Director General, Department of Supervision on
    Inspection, AQSIQ
10:25 a.m. Joint Statement
Statements by Principals

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Vice Minister Sun Dawei
General Administration for Quality Superivision, Inspection, and Quarantine
People’s Republic of China
10:45 a.m. Press conference
11:00 a.m. Closing of the public session