Electrical Product Safety Conference 2022

Electrical Product Safety Conference

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Wednesday 23 November 2022
Church House, Westminster

Now in it’s 14th year, the Electrical Product Safety Conference brings together experts and leaders from across the industry to explore critical issues, solutions and insight in safer electrical products – from conception, through manufacture and production to sale.

We encourage our speakers not only to share their best practice cases, but also to look to the future on upcoming developments the electrical product sector.

If you want to future-proof your business, get feedback about your ideas from fellow professionals and meet potential clients - you are in the right place to do it.

This is a must-attend event for designers, retailers, manufacturers, product testing houses, regulators, trading standards, Government bodies and safety experts.

JOIN over 200 leading industry professionals from global retail brands, design, manufacture, import and distribution of electrical goods, lawyers, testing houses, safety experts and government bodies.

LEARN from expert speakers looking at the latest trends, innovations and critical issues in electrical product safety.

SHARE ideas, findings, innovations and knowledge during lectures, panel discussions and breakout sessions.

About the conference

The Electrical Product Safety Conference 2022 is the industry-leading conference on the critical issues facing the electrical product sector.

The Electrical Product Safety Conference 2022 investigates key and emerging issues to ensure you have the right skills and capacity to thrive alongside emerging advancements and innovations in the field.

The event explores key themes and trends impacting on consumer safety and the electrical product industry, attracting a wide range of delegates - from government departments to manufacturers, retailers, importers, lawyers and test houses. The wide-lens approach means you hear about the most important emerging issues of the time before we drill down into detail with our experts from across the field to find out how these affect industry and consumers in real life. So wherever you are in the electrical product chain – or beyond – don’t miss it!

This year’s thought-leading event will explore critical topics on sustainability – investigating how to achieve sustainability in the home, how to ensure safe extended product life, smarter sustainability, safety and sustainability in design,  as well as what we need to know now about regulations and much more.

Over the course of the conference you will hear from industry experts on the challenges ahead, as well as some key solutions being implemented and insights on opportunities for the future.

Through a mix of informative presentations and panel sessions the event provides the perfect opportunity for you to learn and more importantly to share your thoughts with likeminded professionals.

Agenda

Safe & Sustainable
Wednesday 23 November

Headline Sponsor:

 

Minister’s Keynote

A look at what’s going on in Government in terms of product safety - opportunities and challenges post EU exit and net zero targets.

Regulators panel

The title says it all –  We put the topical questions to our regulators and hand over to the audience to pick the brains of our expert panel!

Achieving sustainability in the home

A look at what will drive consumers to adopt the big changes in the way we interact with products plus where we are now and how we adapt.  

Ensuring safe extended product life

Opportunities and challenges from design to reparability, regulations and user experience.

Safety Innovation Award

Our 2022 winner is announced – hear their story on their winning innovation.

Smarter sustainability

Can smart integration enhance the sustainability of products and assist the race to net zero?

Safe and sustainable by design

New markets, opportunities for inclusion in design, durability and repairability.  Plus best practice modular design.

Plus Sponsors exhibition hall, Q&A networking and drinks reception

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Speakers

Chair: Katie Prescott - Technology Business Editor, The Times, former BBC Business Presenter and Correspondent

Katie is one of the UK’s best-known business journalists. A familiar voice to millions of listeners; after a decade reporting for the BBC, Katie was the Senior Lead Business Presenter for Radio 4’s Today Programme and a Business Correspondent across BBC News on TV, radio and online.

She’s now the Technology Business Editor for The Times and a weekly columnist for the newspaper’s award-winning business section. Across the fast-changing landscape of tech, media and telecoms, Katie brings all the key stories to readers, listeners and viewers across Times platforms.

At the BBC, Katie worked across all the corporation’s major news outlets as the on-screen face and voice explaining and analysing the tumultuous changes wrought by COVID-19, the European debt crisis and new technology, in addition to the challenges of sustainability and climate change.

Katie has a wealth of expertise in technology, business, finance, economics, media, digital  disruption, cyber security and sustainability.

Fiona Dear, Co-Director at The Restart Project

The Restart Project aims to keep our electronics in use for as long as possible through repair and reuse. Fiona has spent over 15 years working to engage public audiences in bringing about a more sustainable society. 

Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials & Society, UCL 

Mark received his Ph.D in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University, and has worked as a materials engineer in the USA, Ireland and the UK. For more than twenty years he has championed materials science research that links to the arts and humanities, medicine, and society. This culminated in the establishment of the UCL Institute of Making, where he is a director and runs the research programme.  Mark also recently set up the Plastic Waste Innovation Hub to carry our research into solving the environmental catastrophe of plastic waste dealing with topics such as biodegradable plastics and product reuse and repairability. Mark is the multi-award winning author of New York Times bestselling book Stuff Matters. He regularly presents BBC TV and radio programmes on materials science and engineering.  In 2014 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2018 he was awarded an MBE for services to materials science, engineering and broadcasting.

Andrew Mullen, Head of Sustainability and Quality, BEKO

Following an Honours degree in Electronic engineering Andrew has spent nearly 35 years working for major brands in White Goods and Consumer Electronics.  During that time he has been responsible for After sales, product Safety & regulatory compliance as well as  New Product & technology development including Flat panel and Digital TV development for the UK Market. 

For the last 17 years Andrew has worked for Beko PLC where he now heads up the Sustainability and Quality Teams.  This encompasses working with R&D teams in the UK and in Turkey to ensure products are safe and durable as well as bringing a sustainability focus to all that BEKO do.

Graham Russell MBE, Chief Executive, UK Office for Product Safety and Standards

Graham is Chief Executive of the UK Office for Product Safety and Standards, part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was created in January 2018 and regulates a wide range of products with a focus on their safety and integrity, from design to disposal. OPSS is the Government lead for standards and accreditation and market surveillance coordination as well as leading on good regulatory delivery including the Regulators’ Code and operating Primary Authority which 100,000 businesses are participating in, giving them access to assured advice.

Graham’s career and experience has been as a regulator, first in local government where he led a number of regulatory services and created new regulatory functions responsible for animal health and welfare and claims management. After working with government teams supporting UK regulatory reform reviews, Graham was appointed the first chief executive of the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) and established LBRO as a pioneer in the concept of regulatory delivery.

Graham led a range of initiatives to test new approaches to the effective delivery of regulation at a local level. Graham continued to lead the organisation through expansion of remit as the Better Regulation Delivery Office in 2012, Regulatory Delivery in 2016 before the creation of the Office for Product Safety and Standards in 2018.

 

Interested in event speaking opportunities?

Electrical Safety First’s ‘Electrical Product Safety Conference’ is the leading annual industry event, bringing together experts and leaders to explore critical issues, solutions and insight into safer electrical products – from conception, through manufacture and production to sale.

The conference is attended by designers, retailers, manufacturers, product testing houses, regulators, trading standards, Government bodies and safety experts.

We encourage our speakers not only to share their best practice cases, but also to look to the future on upcoming developments the electrical product sector.

The event is a platform for speakers to share expertise, future-proof their business, get feedback about ideas from fellow professionals and meet potential clients.

If you or anyone you know is interested in speaking at the event please get in touch by emailing ellen.vester@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

 

Sponsorship opportunities

For a bespoke, tailored package, please contact ellen.vester@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

Engaging electrical safety industry experts, government bodies and influencers: set the agenda and enhance your reputation

Electrical Safety First offers a range of opportunities, enabling organisations to reach a unique global audience of senior business and industry leaders in the electrical safety field.

  • Position yourself as 'thought leader' to an influential community of electrical safety professionals
  • Raise awareness of specific initiatives or projects
  • Raise the profile of your business and spokespeople
  • Brand association with widely respected, impartial and influential organisation
  • Face to face access and connections with hundreds of industry professionals, decision-makers and business leaders including manufacturers, retailers, importers, product testing houses, safety advocates, lawyers and Government bodies.

For a bespoke, tailored package, please contact ellen.vester@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

 

Engaging electrical safety industry experts, government bodies and influencers: set the agenda and enhance your reputation

Electrical Safety First offers a range of opportunities, enabling organisations to reach a unique global audience of senior business and industry leaders in the electrical safety field.

  • Position yourself as 'thought leader' to an influential community of electrical safety professionals
  • Raise awareness of specific initiatives or projects
  • Raise the profile of your business and spokespeople
  • Brand association with widely respected, impartial and influential organisation
  • Face to face access and connections with hundreds of industry professionals, decision-makers and business leaders including manufacturers, retailers, importers, product testing houses, safety advocates, lawyers and Government bodies.

For a bespoke, tailored package, please contact ellen.vester@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

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Headline Sponsors:

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. 

Sponsors:

ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization) is the global organization bringing together key players in product safety through three annual meetings each year.  The four-day Annual Symposium in February; one-day North America Training Workshop in June; two-day International Symposium in November.

Each conference’s content is determined by our members & attendees through the submission of proposals reviewed by volunteers as being the most relevant and useful information needed by product safety/health professionals. Our conferences encourage networking and discussion of best practices to assist all safety stakeholders. Global regulators provide updated information on regulatory requirements. Information at www.icphso.org.

What ICPHSO does.

 

Supported by the Office for Product Safety and Standards

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) delivers consumer protection, supports business confidence, productivity and growth. Regulating a wide range of products with a focus on their safety and integrity. Working with local, national and international regulators, with consumer representatives and with businesses to deliver effective protections and to support compliance.

Our mission is to be a trusted product regulator for the UK. This means protecting people and places, enabling business to thrive and empowering consumers to make good choices. We will be a leader of good regulatory practice and a champion of local regulation.

ProductIP offers producers, traders, brand owners and (online) retail chains the knowledge and the collaboration platform to comply with European, UK and global regulations for non-food (consumer) products. Thanks to our unique integrated GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) SAAS solution, we help leading market parties worldwide to manage product compliance. And that creates trust between parties in the supply chain.

ProductIP's expertise and software enable parties in the supply chain to implement European objectives such as safe products, energy savings, recycling, reducing the use of harmful substances, reducing illegal logging and conflict minerals, and recent initiatives on preventing production malpractices in areas such as the environment and child labour.

SGS Connectivity Services in the UK is an independent, ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited test facility for Product Safety and EMC. Our holistic Total Solution Services for Electrical & Electronic products, delivered through our testing laboratory in Durham, ensure manufacturers and retailers have access to expert support at every stage of the product life cycle.

This allows us to ensure our capabilities result in even better turn-around time and the ability to offer more competitive pricing within the sector. Our technical expertise means you have complete piece of mind when submitting your goods to us for testing.

We understand regulations and standards for every product and target market, and we can help you reduce risk, improve efficiency and ensure compliance

We are committed to a world where you can trust products
We support companies in building their success on buying and selling responsible products.

Through our platform, we make applicable product requirements accessible, understandable and feasible.

Our digital solutions help companies to reduce their risks and achieve transparency in the supply chain.

With more than 50 colleagues in six offices in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Hong Kong and China, we are a modest size, but the impact of what we do is less modest.

ProductIP represents over 50 billion euros of trade for our 24,500 users and that importance is growing daily.

We offer our users the best possible functionality and user experience in order to make their work easier.

 

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Who attends?

The Electrical Product Safety Conference is attended by designers, manufacturers, retailers, importers, installers, product testing house, safety advocates, lawyers and enforcement authorities.  The event attracts a senior audience interested in hearing the top insights and strategies in the field of electrical safety.

Essential information

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What is the Electrical Product Safety Conference about?
The Electrical Product Safety Conference 2022 is a full day conference bringing you the latest in emerging issues from the world of electrical product safety. Each year, the event explores key themes and trends impacting on consumer safety and the electrical product industry, attracting a wide range of delegates - from government departments to manufacturers, retailers, importers, lawyers and test houses. We bring to the forefront key and emerging issues impacting on the industry and consumers. So wherever you are in the electrical product chain – or beyond - you’ll want to join us!

Why should I attend?

We encourage our speakers not only to share their best practice cases, but also to look to the future on upcoming developments in the sector.

If you want to future-proof your business and get feedback about your ideas from fellow professionals - you are in the right place to do it.

Who is it for?
200+ leading industry professionals consisting of: global retail brands, design, manufacture, import and distribution of electrical goods, lawyers, testing houses, safety experts and government bodies. 

How much does it cost to register?

Lowest ever prices on offer from as little as £50 per person (plus VAT & booking fees)

How can I register?

Click here to book your place

Can I bring a guest?

Yes, we are offering a two for one discount – you and your guest can register and pay ½ the ticket price each.

Where is the conference?

The conference will be held at Church House, Westminster.

How can my company exhibit at the Electrical Product Safety Conference?
You can email us at ellen.vester@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

What happens if I cannot attend?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that your place can be allocated to someone else. We are unable to offer refunds but your ticket may be given to a colleague.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please, email us at ellen.vester@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

Who is speaking at the conference?

Speakers to be announced shortly.

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Testimonials 

“Electrical Safety First continues to deliver excellent work in helping to identify, communicate and reduce the risks associated with electrical products. We believe their campaigns remain important for helping to support product safety, as well as building trust between manufacturers, channel partners and customers.”
Paul Hide, Director of Membership and Marketing, TechUK

“The British Retail Consortium is pleased to support Electrical Safety First, an important partner within the electrical industry, in its activities around raising awareness of the importance of using electrical appliances safely.”
David Bolton, Retail Products Policy Adviser, British Retail Consortium

"This year's Electrical Product Safety Conference was the best yet. The panels were informative and interesting and we were thrilled to also be awarded with this year’s Safety Innovation Award. The fact that our work to improve customer safety has now been recognised by Electrical Safety First is an achievement that we are really proud of."
Andrew Mullen, Beko Plc, Previous Safety Innovation Award Winner

“We’re thrilled our WiFi hood received a ‘Highly Commended’ Safety Innovation Award from Electrical Safety First. Consumer safety is of upmost importance to us here at Hoover and, whilst we pride ourselves on producing innovative appliances, we’re really proud that our product has been recognised by the UK’s electrical safety experts for its unique safety credentials.”
Hoover Candy Group
, highly commended for a previous Safety Innovation Award

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