Build your network at AEM's product safety seminar

The chance to learn from industry peers is a key reason why Bob Motl at Wacker Neuson Corporation attends AEM’s Product Safety & Compliance Seminar.

“What I appreciate about the seminar is that you’re there with a group of people who have, or have had, a situation or problem similar to yours,” said Motl, Wacker Neuson’s regulatory compliance & intellectual property manager in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

At the seminar, attendees have the opportunity to talk through these problems with other product safety professionals, in particular during networking roundtables, he said.

In addition, the seminar benefits those on both ends of the experience spectrum, he noted.

“The guys who have been around for a while might learn something from a younger member or another company that does things a different way,” Motl said. “On the other hand, those just starting out don’t need to create all the processes themselves.”

Welcome to Cincy!

This year’s Product Safety and Compliance Seminar is set for April 24-26 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Seminar attendees can participate in the following:

  1. A beginners track to help organizations develop or enhance a safety and compliance program by presenting foundational elements and enhancement tools during a “Program Builders Block.” This includes two days of sessions:

    - Fundamental principles beginning Monday afternoon, April 24
    - Further sessions, as one of three tracks on Tuesday, presenting tools to enhance your program.

  2. A series of sessions, beginning Tuesday morning, April 25, addressing current issues and topics of interest to both novice and seasoned attendees. These sessions are presented by subject matter experts selected for their knowledge and proven experience. Attendees can select from one of three tracks:

    • One track to increase the scope or enhance their Product Safety Program as described above (participants in this track should participate in all track sessions)
    • One track focusing on technical publications methods and practices
    • One touching on industry challenges such as Engine Emissions, Regulatory challenges, and Safety of Electronic Controls

  3. A day-long Product Liability Seminar is available as a separate registration. This year, a mock trial will be presented that will illustrate many issues typically experienced by OEMs in a trial.

Networking Opportunities

The seminars are enhanced by many networking opportunities throughout. In addition to routine breaks between sessions, there is a welcome reception on Monday evening, April 24, and a unique networking activity on Tuesday evening, April 25, to benefit charity. There will be many opportunities to speak and “work with” other attendees.

For information concerning sessions and speakers, visit http://www.aem.org/safetyseminar .

Click here to register now.

For More Information

For more information on the Product Safety & Compliance and Product Liability seminars, contact Nathan Burton, AEM technical and safety services manager (nburton@aem.org, tel: 414-298-4126).

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