Programs & Sessions

Transition 2017 | A Year of Disruption

Pre-conference Activities


MAY 15th

Product Care Training

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New, different and exclusively for CSPA members on Monday, May 15 at National Harbor, Maryland – a workshop devoted to helping your company learn how to derive value from your product stewardship efforts. The Product Care workshop will be facilitated for the first time by four professionals with a wide range of industry and academic experience.

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Happy Hour

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Lower Atrium

Kick off the meeting right by joining your colleagues and fellow members for food and drink in the lower atrium. We look forward to seeing you.

Conference Agenda


MAY 16th

A Year of Disruption
General Session Program

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Woodrow Wilson A

Keynote Speaker:
Chris Stirewalt, Politics Editor, Fox News Channel

Chris Stirewalt is the politics editor for the Fox News Channel. Working in FNC’s Washington Bureau since 2010, Stirewalt helps coordinate political coverage across the network. His daily newsletter, Fox News First, boasts nearly 200,000 subscribers. He is also part of the Fox News Decision Desk team on election nights calling races over the past three electoral cycles.

Stirewalt makes daily appearances on the network including The Kelly File, America’s Newsroom, Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and hosts Power Play on


General Session Business Agenda

CSPA Chairman of the Board Remarks
William Auriemma, President and CEO, Diversified CPC, International

Association Update
Steve Caldeira, President and CEO, CSPA

Murray Glauberman Memorial Scholarship Award Presentation
Jeannene Ackerman, Chair, Murray Glauberman Memorial Scholarship Committee

Priority Issues Update:
TSCA, PRIA, Safer Choice Program, and Zika

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Baltimore 3-5

Federal Government Affairs Advisory Committee

Come hear the latest information on federal regulatory and voluntary initiatives. This session will go into detail on the status of implementing the reformed Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA), reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration and Improvement Act (PRIA), the Safer Choice program, and the Zika virus.

U.S. EPA Priorities for Implementing Provisions of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act
Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Reauthorizing the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA)
Mae Wu, Attorney, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program
Clive Davies, Chief, Safer Choice Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jennifer McPartland, Ph.D., Health Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Fighting the Zika Virus
Judith Monroe, M.D., FAAFP, President and CEO, The CDC Foundation

The New TSCA:
Regulatory Implementation and the Role of Consortia

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Baltimore 3-5

Regulatory Government Affairs Advisory Committee

Data submission will play an important role as companies attempt to comply with the new rules surrounding the revised TSCA law. This session will take a deeper dive into the importance of processors; impacts upon smaller companies; and provide members with information, perspectives, and opportunities on the benefits of consortia for the development and submission of data.

John Conner, Partner, Dentons (invited)
Michael Boucher, Partner, Dentons (invited)
Tabby Waqar, Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Small Business Administration
Jeffrey H. Driver, Dr.P.H., D.A.B.T., M.T., C.L.S., Consultant,, LLC

Compliance with California’s Proposition 65

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Baltimore 3-5

State Government Affairs Advisory Committee
Environmental Marketing & Claims Committee
Scientific Affairs – Proposition 65 Task Force

Compliance with California’s Proposition 65 continues to be important to the chemical industry.  This session will explore recent developments and industry’s challenges to meet the requirements.

Prop 65 Litigation & Regulations
Trenton H. Norris, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Trenton Norris will give an overview of recent Prop 65 litigation including the decision in Monsanto v. OEHHA on the glyphosate listing and an evaluation of impacts on future listings. He will also summarize recent Prop 65 regulatory activities including the Center for Environmental Health lead petition and industry efforts to respond.

Prop 65 Listings
Arthur “Artie” Lawyer, President, Technology Science Group, Inc.
Artie Lawyer will discuss managing the Carcinogen Identification Committee and the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, as well as the Labor Code listings process.

Manufacturers’ Challenges
Cher Sanchez, Senior Regulatory Analyst, 3M Medical Department, Toxicology & Compliance Solutions
Cher Sanchez will present on responding to regulatory mandates.

Electronic Submissions, Completing the e-CSF,
and Status of the NOA Pilot Project

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Annapolis 3-4

Pest Management Products Division Program

The division program will cover the Office of Pesticide Program’s electronic submissions initiatives, such as using SmartLabel, submitting the registration application through an electronic portal, completing the e-CSF (electronic Confidential Statement of Formula), and submitting electronically the Notice of Arrival (NOA) form (importing and exporting pesticides). There will also be an update on the NOA pilot and status of the project.

Dominique White, Senior IT Project Manager, ITRM Division, U.S. EPA
Speaker TBD, Update on NOA Pilot and status of project



MAY 17th

Change Agent: Responding Positively to Transition

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Woodrow Wilson A

Aerosol Products Division Program

This year the Aerosol Division Program provides an all-important global perspective, revealing opportunities and challenges for aerosol companies—throughout the supply chain—in Latin America, Europe, Australia, Asia and around the globe.

Make sure you’re up-to-speed on what’s going on in the aerosol industry. Speakers will discuss a wide variety of issues that affect you and your company.

Federal and State Air Quality Update
Speaker TBD

Sustainability Story
Paulo Sousa, Sales Director Americas, Colep (invited)

Aerosol Transport Update
Steven Charles Hunt, President, Ship Mate, Inc. (invited)

HFC Regulations Udpate – Kigali Amendment and Canada Regulatory Activities
Steven Bennett, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs, CSPA

E-Commerce Opportunities
Christopher Beard, Senior Director, Burson-Marstellar

2016 Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey
Gina Bucciarelli, Director of Sales, DS Containers, and Chair, CSPA Aerosol Products Division Survey Committee

Fragrance: Protecting Intellectual Property While Providing Meaningful Information to Consumers

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Annapolis 3-4

Air Care Products Division Program

Guest speakers will discuss actions to protect companies’ intellectual property while providing meaningful information to consumers about the fragrance ingredients used in scented products.

James C. Romine, Ph.D., President, Research Institute for Fragrance Materials
Farah Ahmed, J.D., President and CEO, IFRA North America
Sanya Sukduang, Esq., Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


MAY 18th


Retail, Industry and NGO Leaders
Tackle Challenges of Chemicals Management

9:30 am – 11:30 am | Woodrow Wilson A

Consumers are demanding that retailers have robust chemical management and sustainability programs, which have major implications for the supply chain.  Come hear a major retailer speak about why retailers are transforming their sustainability initiatives. This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Steve Caldeira, CSPA President and CEO, that examines the challenges these initiatives bring to the retail sector and supply chain. Participants on the panel include a major retailer (TBD), Matt Shay, President and CEO of the National Retail Federation; Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council; Jerry Porter, Vice President, Research & Development, Home Care & P&G Professional, Procter and Gamble; and a Non-Governmental Organization (TBD).

Steve Caldeira, President and CEO, CSPA
Matt Shay, President and CEO, National Retail Federation (confirmed)
Cal Dooley, President and CEO, American Chemistry Council (confirmed)
Jerry Porter, Vice President, Research and Development, Home Care & P&G Professional, Procter and Gamble (confirmed)
Major Retailer, (TBD)

NAFTA: Renegotiation and How it Could Look
Under the Trump Administration

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Annapolis 3-4

International Affairs Committee

As the new Trump Administration develops its foreign trade positions, this program will explore what a possible North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation would entail in addition to other separate free trade agreements that may result from the new administration’s plan.

Eva Hampl, Director, Investment, Trade, and Financial Services, U.S. Council for International Business (invited)
Speaker TBD, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, (invited)

Antimicrobial Post Registration Responsibilities

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Woodrow Wilson BC

Antimicrobial Products Division Program

Come learn about post registration responsibilities for antimicrobial and pesticides registrants.

Upon Further Review…FIFRA Book and Records Compliance
Don Lott, Associate Director, Waste & Chemical Enforcement Division, U.S. EPA

The Ins and Outs of Data Call-ins
Rose Kyprianou, Chief, Regulatory Management Branch, U.S. EPA
Jose Gayoso, Senior Registration Advisor, Regulatory Management Branch, U.S. EPA

Task Forces 101
Jessica Bartlow, Director, Research & Regulatory Management Council

Adverse Event Reporting 6(a)(2) Process
SanYvette Williams, DVM AD, U.S. EPA

A Closer Look at LEED, the U.S. Green Building Council
and its Impact on the Cleaning Industry

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Annapolis 3-4

Cleaning Products Division Program

This program will focus on what happens after a building becomes LEED-certified and the cleaning procedures needed to maintain the building certification status and how that could impact the cleaning industry.

Steve Ashkin, President, The Ashkin Group

Slip Not? Recent Developments in Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Annapolis 1-2

Polishes & Floor Maintenance Products Division Program

Learn about the current research, standards and regulatory drivers of innovation in preventing slip and fall accidents

John Brault, President, Semper Scientific

Semper Scientific is a forensic consulting firm specializing in biomechanics and walkway safety.  For the past 20 years, John has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, where he performs research on human subject slip events and walkway tribometer validation. He is currently the Chairman of the ASTM International F-13 Committee on Pedestrian Walkway Safety and Footwear.  His research on walkway safety has been published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Gait & Posture, and the Journal of Testing & Evaluation.



MAY 18th


9:00 am – 4:30 pm

One Day…Branding Experts…Site visits
Live it…Learn it

Located at the Gaylord Hotel & Convention Center with free shuttle to Washington DC sites included.
See how Honeywell, Verizon & Kaiser Permanente created experiences to:

  • Showcase their brands using space and events;
  • Demonstrate proven ROI;
  • Engage customers in innovative ways.

This workshop is a must for brand, marketing and sales professionals.
Sponsored by the Consumer Specialty Products Association and
hosted by Dale Tesmond, CEO of The Brand Experience.

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