Electrical Product Safety Conference ONLINE 2020
Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th November
Now in it’s 12th year, but it’s 1st year as a free online mini-conference, The Electrical Product Safety Conference will bring 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 2020 is the industry-leading conference on the critical issues facing the electrical product sector.
The Electrical Product Safety Conference 2020 investigates key and emerging issues to ensure you have the right skills and capacity to thrive alongside emerging advancements and innovations in the field.
It is now over a decade since we established this event, during which time we have seen product safety embed itself in the political and news agenda. Significantly, many of the subjects introduced at the conference are now being recognised as critical issues.
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 believe it is this ‘broad-church’ approach which is part of its appeal – and the fact that 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 attend!
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.
Click here for the full agenda.
Teresa Arbuckle, Managing Director, Beko PLC UK and Ireland
Teresa Arbuckle joined the company in 2011 as Marketing Director, and was promoted to Managing Director in 2015. Teresa is also Chair of the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA), and assumed leadership of the association in April 2018.
Beko is a £400m Plc operating in the UK and Ireland, serving consumers with such well-known brands as Beko, Grundig & Blomberg. Beko is a part of Arcelik, the appliance division for Koç Holding AS, a Global Fortune 500 company.
Teresa started her professional marketing career in Europe at Scott Paper Company (now Kimberly Clarke) in 1994. In 1999, she moved to London and has worked for HJ Heinz, Leapfrog Toys and Premier Foods. Working for blue chip companies, she has helped grow their businesses and accelerate their brands.
Teresa grew up in the Unites States and graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 1988 with a BSc in Business Administration. In 1993, she obtained her International MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, studying in both Phoenix, Arizona and Geneva, Switzerland.
She is married with 2 children.
Julie is an independent consultant, with 20 years’ experience in consumer advocacy and protection. She has collaborated with leading UK and international consumer organisations, including Which?, BEUC and Consumers International, to publish work on topics such as: consumer vulnerability, e-commerce, financial services, product safety, home improvements, complaints and redress.
Julie is Chair of the Consumer & Public Interest Network (CPIN), an independent body that represents consumers in British Standards. As CPIN Chair, Julie’s ambition is to unlock the full potential of standards as a consumer protection tool, helping organisations to improve outcomes for consumers and reduce the risk of harm.
Libby Peake, Head of Resource Policy, Green Alliance
Green Alliance is an independent charity and think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment. Libby works closely with other NGOs, academics and businesses to promote better use of resources throughout the economy. This includes managing the Circular Economy Task Force, a forum for business thinking on resource efficient policies. Much of her current research is focused on driving the right innovations and infrastructure to encourage both reductions in energy use and improvements in resource use. Her recent reports include Less in, more out: using resource efficiency to cut carbon and benefit the environment, Building a circular economy: how a new approach to infrastructure can put an end to waste, Plastic promises: what the grocery sector is really doing about packaging and Balancing the energy equations: three steps to cutting UK demand. She is an expert and trusted commentator on topics including: plastic; ecodesign; chemicals regulation; resource efficiency; and recycling.
Graham Russell MBE, Chief Executive UK Office, Product Safety and Standards
Graham Russell 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.
Alan Sellers, Senior Compliance and Approvals Manager, Dyson
Alan is responsible for coordinating a global team that makes sure innovative technology and products are not blocked from accessing markets by regulations and standards.
He is a member of the Electrotechnical Standardization Strategic Advisory Council (ESSAC) providing BSI with high-level strategic policy advice and guidance in the UK electrotechnical industry.
Alan is passionate about supporting people and organisations, helping them to realise and unleash their full potential.
Alan co-hosts a podcast with BSI that talks about the stories behind standardization.
Kevin Sweeney, Director of Assurance, Intertek
Kevin is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with a first-class honours degree in Electronic Engineering and has been with Intertek since June 2007. With over 25 years’ experience in Technical Solutions Engineering and Business Development, and over 10 years’ experience in Electronic Design and Product Development, Kevin is also a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Kevin is responsible for the delivery of Intertek’s Assurance services, including consultancy, training, investigations, and research for the Electrical business line in the UK and Ireland. Working across multiple industries from consumer electronics & appliances and industrial equipment, to medical, energy storage and emerging technologies, Kevin has a wealth of experience in supporting manufacturers with their product development and compliance needs.
Ugo Vallauri, Co-Founder and Policy Lead, The Restart Project
The Restart Project is a London-based charity fixing our relationship with electronics. By encouraging people to use their electronics longer and collecting and sharing data from community repair initiatives globally on recurrent barriers to repair, Restart pushes for legislation for the Right to repair in the UK and across Europe.
Their "Restart Parties" community events, where volunteer repair coaches help the public find and repair faults in all kinds of small electrical and electronic devices, are currently on hold during the pandemic, yet Restart engages with a thriving community of groups in the UK and globally sharing knowledge and repair tips to prevent unnecessary waste.
The Restart Project is one of the founders of the European Right to Repair Campaign, a coalition of organisations pushing for the universal right to repair, meaning legislation requiring manufacturers of all electrical and electronic products to design for repairability, while providing access to independent repairers and the general public to repair manuals, spare parts and long-term software and security updates.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by the Office for Product Safety and Standards The Office for Product Safety and Standards has been established within the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to enable the UK to meet the evolving challenges of product safety by responding to expanding international trade, the growth in online shopping and the increasing rate of product innovation.
Intertek brings more than 130 years of product testing expertise to help clients quickly and efficiently meet safety, performance, environmental, and quality requirements for global markets.
Our global network of laboratories employs world-class experts who deliver high-quality, accurate testing, certification, inspection, and assurance services to continually exceed our clients' expectations and clear a path for their product's success.
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €27 billion in 2019, our 135,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.
At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
UL helps create a better world by applying science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. We empower trust by enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. All of our work, from independent research and standards development to testing and certification, to providing analytical and digital solutions, helps improve global well-being. Businesses, industries, governments, regulatory authorities and the public put their trust in us so they can make smarter decisions. To learn more, visit UL.com.
As the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, product safety is at the forefront of everything we do at Whirlpool Corporation.
From the first washing machine that was powered by hand to the latest connected technology, our approach includes rigorous safety designing and testing before our products go to market, and monitoring the safety of our products after they are in your homes. From our company’s senior leaders through every one of our 77,000 employees, safety is and will always be our top priority.
To learn more visit whirlpoolcorp.com.
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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.
What is the Electrical Product Safety Conference about?
The Electrical Product Safety Conference 2020 is two-day, morning only, online mini-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?
Usually priced at £300, this year we are offering a limited number of FREE places on a first-come-first served basis to our online mini-conference version of the main event.
How can I register?
You can register easily here to reserve your place and avoid disappointment.
Can I bring a guest?
Yes, but your guest would need to register and pay in the usual way. Click here to be taken to the booking form.
Where is the conference?
This year the conference will be held online to allow everyone to access the information without the need to travel.
How can my company exhibit at the Electrical Product Safety Conference?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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“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, Winner of the Safety Innovation Award 2018
“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 the Safety Innovation Award 2018