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IMDS Conference Will Provide the Latest Information on Regulations Facing the Automotive Supply Chain

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One of AIAG’s most popular annual conferences returns to Suburban Collection Showplace on October 11-12, 2016.  This is an important opportunity for companies at all levels in the supply chain to stay ahead of their supply chain risk by keeping their knowledge about rapidly evolving regulations on chemicals and other substances of concern up to date.

Day One will feature breakout sessions focusing on IMDS-specific topics and legislative issues and ends with an evening reception. Day Two focuses strictly on IMDS topics including IMDS 11.0, which includes a new method to support additional regulations as well as refinements to further improved data quality.

In addition to a packed day-and-a-half agenda of speakers and panel discussions, the conference will allow attendees significant time for Q&A, networking, and touring exhibits offered by vendors allied to the field.

Speakers will include OEMs, suppliers, and consultants who are experts in the field of chemical compliance.

Day One Highlights

  • IMDS Changing Data Quality Standards. Michelle Badish, IMDS Consultant, Tetra Tech
  • Overview of Guide for Responding to CMRT. Gina Weber, Regional Risk Management/Chemical Compliance Specialist, Honda North America, Inc.
  • AIAG Overview: Lecedra Welch, CR Program Manager/Environmental Sustainability, AIAG
  • OHCL Committee Update. Brenda Baney, Consultant, B Cubed Consulting, Inc.
  • GADSL Updates & Other Inquiry Lists. Bing Xu, Global Material Management Program Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • REACH SVHC Reporting & Sunset Dates: Impact on Automotive; Annex XIV, XVII Substances; Impact to GADSL Lists. Matthew Griffin, Technical Specialist, Hazardous Materials Compliance, Jaguar Land Rover Limited
  • Breakout Session A – Legislative Track: REACH, SVHC, RoHS; EU Update – Impact of New Regulations, IT Systems, and Standards on Polymer Material Manufacturer. Kirsten Wallerstedt, Senior Regulatory Analyst, 3E Company; Nikki Johnson, Environmental Compliance Programs Manager, Total Parts Plus; Stefan Dully, Regulatory Affairs Manager EMEA, DuPont International Operations Sârl
  • Breakout Session B – Material Track: Materials under Legislation; GLAPS; Green Chemistry; VIAQ. John Burke, Global Director of Engineering Services, Houghton International Inc.; Debra Reining, Quality Engineer, Luvata Ohio; Wayne Reeder, Materials Engineer, General Motors Company; Mark Polster, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company; Valeria Szabo, Quality Engineer/System Coordinator, Linamar Corporation
  • Conflict Minerals. John Plyler, Supply Chain Social Responsibility Program Manager, BlackBerry Ltd.
  • Breakout Session C – IMDS Track: Supply Chain Risk Management; Using the IMDS Data Review Process; IMDS 10.0 Shortcuts. Heidi Wittenborn, Sr. Environmental Consultant, RSJ Technical Consulting; Chuck LePard, Material & Conflict Mineral Compliance Senior Consultant, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Travis Miller, Corporate Compliance/Business Attorney, Assent Compliance
  • Breakout Session D – Legislative Track: Americas Update including TSCA Reformf; AP Update; Prop 65 Panel. Tammy Giroux, Manager, Government Relations, Environmental Activities, General Motors of Canada Limited; Yasuhiro Shimizu, Project General Manager, DENSO Corporation; Teri Kline, Manager – Environmental, Facility & Materials Policy, General Motors Company; Tina Armstrong, Principal Scientist, ARCADIS U.S., Inc.; Maryann Sanders, Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Haley & Aldrich; Midori Shinto, Assistant Project Manager, Tokai Rika Co., Ltd.
  • OEM and Supplier Panel. Bing Xu, Global Material Management Program Manager, Ford Motor Company; Stefan Dully, Regulatory Affairs Manager EMEA, DuPont International Operations Sârl; Josh Inman, Prohibited and Restricted Materials Leader, Cummins, Inc; Mark Bacchus, Senior Manager – Product Chemical Management Group, Toyota Technical Center; Christopher Sidney, Manager – Substances of Concern, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Pam Carey, Divisional Product Environmental Coordinator, Molex Automotive Division
  • Reception and Networking

Day Two Highlights

  • IMDS Training Topics (10.0 Features). Michelle Badish, IMDS Consultant, Tetra Tech
  • IMDS 11.0. Matthew Griffin, Technical Specialist, Hazardous Materials Compliance, Jaguar Land Rover Limited
  • Materials Reporting Update. Brenda Baney, Consultant, B Cubed Consulting, Inc.
  • IMDS Tricks and Tips. Jennifer Guest, Senior Consultant, Product Compliance and Ethical Sourcing, RSJ Technical Consulting
  • IMDS 11.0 Release. Chuck LePard, Material & Conflict Mineral Compliance Senior Consultant, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Michelle Badish, IMDS Consultant, Tetra Tech
  • Platings/Coatings. Christian Richter, NASF | The Policy Group

“As regulations change, it is important to get a better understanding of the automotive impacts and how to comply with these regulations,” notes AIAG CR Program Manager/Environmental Sustainability Lecedra Welch. “The IMDS Conference is the best way to obtain the latest information, network with other individuals, and talk to your customers about their reporting requirements.”

REGISTER NOW to ensure you have the most up to date information on both legislative and IMDS topics.

Date: October 11 – 12, 2016

Time:

Day 1: 8:15 am – 4:00pm followed by an evening reception
Day 2: 8:15am – 12:00pm

Location:
Suburban Collection Showplace | 46100 Grand River Avenue Novi, MI 48374

Register Here