Assent Evolve 2022: Dive Into Your Supply Chain to Build Deep Sustainability

The only conference dedicated to helping complex manufacturers realize deep sustainability across their supply chains – from Product Compliance to ESG.

North America: On-demand

Europe: On-demand

Virtual Conference

Introducing Assent Evolve

This is the decade that will change everything for complex manufacturers.

Product compliance regulations are getting tougher. Investors are demanding serious ESG efforts. Complex manufacturers are reassessing where parts and products are manufactured — and how sustainably. 

But few supply chains were built with sustainability in mind, and too few manufacturers collect the deep product compliance needed to build a strong foundation for whole-scale sustainability efforts.

Who Should Attend?
Assent Evolve is designed for compliance, sustainability, and supply chain professionals as well as engineers and executives working with the world’s most complex manufacturing supply chains. If you’re looking to make your company’s supply chain stronger and more sustainable for the future, Assent Evolve needs to be on your calendar.

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The Only Event of Its Kind.

Assent Evolve is the only event that brings together the world’s top minds in supply chain sustainability management to guide complex manufacturers into the future of sustainability. It’s a unique opportunity to network with peers and Assent regulatory and ESG subject matters experts, and learn from the most important voices in the industry on our panels.

Making Supply Chains Deeply & Durably Good

Assent Evolve brings together the brightest minds in supply chain sustainability to create learning opportunities that will allow you to dive deep into your supply chain and achieve sustainable growth in an ever-changing regulatory environment. Under the expert guidance of thought leaders, you’ll uncover the path to supply chain sustainability, explore industry trends, and identify how best to position your company for growth and success.

“Coming to the Assent conferences every year gives me an opportunity to see what’s coming on the horizon with respect to regulations, as well as find ways, through networking, to improve and mature my program. I learn a lot of new best practices that I can implement into my supply chain data collection efforts.”
Rita Kuhlman
Senior Material Compliance Analyst Allegion PLC

Evolve to See Deeper & Grow Better

Insights to Help You:

Drive value and growth in your business by providing deep sustainability reporting your customers demand
Update your supply chain sustainability programs to free up resources and identify more risks
Shift your sustainability strategy from reactive to proactive with deep insights from world-class experts
Build connections with your peers, experts, and industry leaders for more robust programs

Attendee Profile

Assent Evolve provides a valuable opportunity to network with peers. You can expect to connect with:

SpeakersHear From the Experts

Assent Evolve will inspire and educate attendees through panels and presentations from experts in supply chain sustainability management, product and regulatory compliance, and ESG.

Keynote Speakers

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Beth Comstock
Former GE Vice Chair
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Pia Heidenmark Cook
Independent Board Director, Senior Advisor, Keynote/TEDx speaker, Mentor. Former CSO Ingka/IKEA.

Featured Speakers

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David Bassiouni
President & Chief Strategy Officer, The Bassiouni Group
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Leela Ramnath
Senior Vice President, and Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance, Warburg Pincus
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Drew Northern
Global Director, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Cook Medical
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Susannah Crabtree
Partner, Career Business Leader, Mercer Canada, Mercer
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Stacey Bowers
Manager, Global Market Access, Compliance & Risks
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Markus Stutz
Director – EMEA Product Compliance Engineering & Environmental Affairs, Dell Technologies
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Federica Rizzo
Chair of Green Innovation Network Senior EU Regulatory Lawyer
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Julie Davis
Senior Director of Workforce and Industry Initiatives, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Don’t miss the most important supply chain sustainability management event of the year. Secure your spot today.

AgendaChoose How You Evolve

Whether you’re leading a global sustainability team or on the front lines of a product compliance program, Assent Evolve puts you in the driver’s seat so you get exactly what you need out of the conference. Customize your agenda for either our European event or North American event) but you’re more than welcome to check out the sessions from both days.
Check out the full agenda for details!

Time (EST) Session Title & Description
12-12:45 Welcome & Keynote (official session title TBD)
12:45-1:15 Session coming soon!
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2

The Product Compliance & ESG Connection

Discover how to bring out the best in your product compliance programs and ESG efforts with a deep dive into how both are fundamentally connected. You’ll elevate supplier engagement, get smarter insights, and gain deeper, more defensible data by optimizing the way sustainability professionals and product compliance specialists work together. Compliance professionals will learn how to use deep data to improve compliance programs, including those for SCIP, REACH, TSCA, RoHS, and more. ESG professionals will see how to tackle the complex challenges of supply chain sustainability using product compliance as a foundation. If you’re overseeing compliance, sustainability, or even both at once, this session will help you build your management “dream team.”

2-2:30

Breaking Ground: How to Start an ESG Foundation for Complex Manufacturing

You know that ESG management is important, but getting started can be the hardest step. So, how do you set up a supply chain due diligence program for ESG risks and performance from scratch? In this session, an experienced expert who’s built an ESG foundation for their company will provide insights into the process, including how to assess what’s material to your goals and where to start in the supply chain. By attending, you’ll understand the next steps in building a scalable ESG program from wherever you are in the process (even step zero), plus how to engage your suppliers who may know nothing about your ESG goals.

2-2:30

Seeing Deeper: Capturing Better Supply Chain Data

Data is at the core of regulatory compliance, market access, and corporate sustainability, so make sure you’re getting the best possible insights from it. This session, for product compliance professionals, supply chain managers, and sustainability specialists, covers how to effectively collect the data you’ll need to demonstrate a robust compliance program for regulators and investors — including RoHS, REACH, TSCA, and others. An industry expert will highlight how to see deeper into your supply chain and why you can’t rely on supplier codes of conduct alone. Learn how to use supplier surveys and media monitoring to protect your business, avoid unreliable data, and proactively anticipate regulatory pressures.

2-2:30

Product Compliance: What’s Changed

If your product compliance management looks the same as it did two years ago, it’s already outdated. The compliance landscape is constantly evolving, and today’s risks are very different from last year’s, including new stringent regulations; updated requirements for TSCA, REACH, and SCIP; and a commitment from many regulators to increase enforcement. There’s also increased scrutiny on the impact of supply chains on human rights, meaning companies will need to see deeper into their supply chains and set higher ESG standards for their operations. Join this session for expert insights into how and why you need to update your compliance program.

2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:15 Discussion Rooms
2:45-3:15

Level Up: Creating A Maturing Supply Chain Program

You’re always trying to stay a step ahead of business risks and changes… but does your compliance program keep up with your goals? It’s time to move away from a reactive approach and make the shift to proactive supply chain sustainability management. An industry expert will lead you through the different stages of supply chain program maturity and explain how to grow your program. Designed for any maturity level, join this session to level up your supply chain sustainability management program and protect yourself from changes to regulations like TSCA, REACH, SCIP, and more.

3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4

Finding, Upskilling & Retaining Sustainability Rockstars

What drives product compliance, sustainability, and business growth? People! This session explores talent sustainability, including how to hire and retain talent for your programs, and develop skills that will be key in the future. Recruiting and training new talent is one of your business’ biggest cost centers, so building a sustainable program should be a top priority. Join a panel of experts for a discussion on how to develop your own successful people program, complete with career progression, training, and technology. Learn how to de-risk your compliance and sustainability program and how to integrate automation where it makes sense for your business.

3:30-4

Grow Better: Attracting Investors with ESG

Did you know over 85 percent of major investors consider ESG factors in their investment decisions according to a recent Gartner study? An ESG program isn’t just “nice to have” anymore — it’s a business must have. This discussion covers what investors want to see in your ESG program, ESG scoring, and the red flags they’re always on the lookout for. By looking at things through an investor’s perspective, you’ll learn about the benefits a robust ESG program has for your bottom line. If you need to convince your boss that ESG is worth the time and effort, and supports compliance with regulatory requirements like those under TSCA and SCIP, this session will help you make your business case and identify the return on your investment.

3:30-4

It Takes a (Global) Village: Avoiding Supply Chain Disruption

Over the last two years, supply chain disruptions have been one of the biggest hurdles for manufacturers and consumers around the globe. In our interconnected world, a risk hidden deep in your supply chain can cause you to lose vital market access, and new regulatory requirements may become barriers to sending your product to market. Failing to comply with REACH or TSCA, for example, can lock you out of essential markets. This session is all about helping supply chain managers reveal those hidden risks by seeing deeper into where your materials and minerals are sourced, and whose hands they touch. Learn how to screen suppliers and efficiently track data like country of origin, all while building healthier supplier relationships that support your program.

4-4:30

Evolutions in Supply Chain Sustainability: Hot Topics

Supply chain sustainability management is constantly evolving. That’s why Assent’s team of experts is always carefully watching for the next big thing in compliance, ESG, supplier engagement, and technology. Check out this session to see what’s just over the horizon for your business and what steps you should take right now to be prepare for SCIP, TSCA, Proposition 65, REACH, RoHS, and more.

4:30-4:45 Conference Closing
4:45-5 Break
5-6 Special Event
Time (CET) Session Title & Description
10-10:45 Welcome & Keynote (official session title TBD)
10:45-11:15 Session coming soon!
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12

The Product Compliance & ESG Connection

Discover how to bring out the best in your product compliance programs and ESG efforts with a deep dive into how both are fundamentally connected. You’ll elevate supplier engagement, get smarter insights, and gain deeper, more defensible data by optimizing the way sustainability professionals and product compliance specialists work together. Compliance professionals will learn how to use deep data to improve compliance programs, including those for SCIP, REACH, TSCA, RoHS, and more. ESG professionals will see how to tackle the complex challenges of supply chain sustainability using product compliance as a foundation. If you’re overseeing compliance, sustainability, or even both at once, this session will help you build your management “dream team.”

12-12:30

Breaking Ground: How to Start an ESG Foundation for Complex Manufacturing

You know that ESG management is important, but getting started can be the hardest step. So, how do you set up a supply chain due diligence program for ESG risks and performance from scratch? In this session, an experienced expert who’s built an ESG foundation for their company will provide insights into the process, including how to assess what’s material to your goals and where to start in the supply chain. By attending, you’ll understand the next steps in building a scalable ESG program from wherever you are in the process (even step zero), plus how to engage your suppliers who may know nothing about your ESG goals.

12:30-1 Break
1-1:30 Discussion Rooms
1:30-2

Product Compliance: What’s Changed

If your product compliance management looks the same as it did two years ago, it’s already outdated. The compliance landscape is constantly evolving, and today’s risks are very different from last year’s, including new stringent regulations; updated requirements for TSCA, REACH, and SCIP; and a commitment from many regulators to increase enforcement. There’s also increased scrutiny on the impact of supply chains on human rights, meaning companies will need to see deeper into their supply chains and set higher ESG standards for their operations. Join this session for expert insights into how and why you need to update your compliance program.

2-2:15 Break
2:15-2:45

Level Up: Creating A Maturing Supply Chain Program

You’re always trying to stay a step ahead of business risks and changes… but does your compliance program keep up with your goals? It’s time to move away from a reactive approach and make the shift to proactive supply chain sustainability management. An industry expert will lead you through the different stages of supply chain program maturity and explain how to grow your program. Designed for any maturity level, join this session to level up your supply chain sustainability management program and protect yourself from changes to regulations like TSCA, REACH, SCIP, and more.

2:45-3:15

Evolutions in Supply Chain Sustainability: Hot Topics

Supply chain sustainability management is constantly evolving. That’s why Assent’s team of experts is always carefully watching for the next big thing in compliance, ESG, supplier engagement, and technology. Check out this session to see what’s just over the horizon for your business and what steps you should take right now to be prepare for SCIP, TSCA, Proposition 65, REACH, RoHS, and more.

3:15-3:30 Conference Closing
5-6 Special Event
  • North America

  • Europe

BenefitsLearn, Grow, Connect

Assent Evolve’s virtual experience will provide easy access to sessions and plenty of opportunities to (metaphorically) rub shoulders with peers and build connections with industry thought leaders, so you can bring valuable insights back to your team.

Tailor-Made Education

Participate in expert-led learning sessions and focus groups, designed specifically for complex manufacturers.

Schedule Flexibility

Say goodbye to scheduling conflicts and mad dashes through the hotel lobby! Our virtual platform enables seamless transitions between sessions where you call the shots.

Invaluable Connections

Build business relationships that will benefit you for years to come. Engage in virtual networking options such as discussion groups and video chats with other attendees, and pop-up chats with like-minded participants.

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Registration Information

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Campaign Manager