June 15

Regional Welcome

[Limited] Mastering Proactive Compliance for a Sustainable Future with Robert Bilott


Businesses face an urgent need to improve their supply chain sustainability amidst a backdrop of unpredictability and instability. The risks posed by PFAS, global conflict, and new and tougher regulations require compliance, sustainability, and supply chain professionals, as well as executives and engineers, to find the optimal path forward.

In this session, Robert Bilott, renowned environmental lawyer and subject of the award-winning film Dark Waters, will highlight the risks companies face, as well as the dangers of inaction in the face of such risks. He’ll also provide key insights for companies who are now required to assess PFAS risks, among other things.

Until July 28th,attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of assessing risks, the consequences of inaction, and how to protect their business from potential non-compliance consequences.

Getting Ahead in a Disrupted World: Expert Insights to Protect Your Market Access

Product Compliance - Hot Topics

The global business landscape is facing unprecedented challenges. Market access disruptions and regulatory changes are top of mind for many manufacturers, particularly as ESG regulations expand and product compliance requirements grow. Are you prepared to navigate this uncertain terrain and stay ahead of the curve?

In this global session, our expert panel will provide attendees with exclusive insights into the latest market access and disruption trends across the globe. They will discuss how businesses can protect their market access and thrive in a disrupted world. Attendees will learn practical strategies and best practices they can implement in their organizations.

By the end of the session, attendees will have gained invaluable insights into the current state of market access and disruption trends and be better equipped to protect their market access and drive business success. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in an uncertain world.

To stay ahead of global trends, don’t miss out on the parallel session in our European Broadcast.

Reporting Like a Pro: ESG & Sustainability

ESG Topic Focus

Sustainability reporting has quickly become a global requirement. Across regulations — from the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA) to the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Climate Disclosure Rule — reporting on sustainability is no longer optional. But for many businesses, this can be a daunting task, especially if they don’t have a clear understanding of what ESG requirements entail.

This session will provide attendees with practical strategies and insights for reporting on sustainability to meet ESG requirements. Assent expert Jared Connors will discuss the importance of sustainability reporting, what ESG requirements typically cover, and how to develop a sustainability reporting framework that aligns with ESG guidelines.

By the end of the session, attendees will have a better understanding of how to report on sustainability for ESG requirements, and be equipped to develop a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that aligns with ESG guidelines.

Thrive in Turbulence: Securing Your Market Access Amidst Uncertainty

Regional Trends

Navigating the constantly evolving global regulatory landscape is a daunting task for any organization. It shouldn’t be something you face alone. That’s why our expert panel is coming together in this live session to highlight trends that are most relevant to you and your business.

A panel of Assent experts will cover the latest regulatory developments and how they may affect your requirements, market access, and bottom line. They will also provide insights into key areas, including ESG, product compliance, and supply chain sustainability management.

This session will be live, allowing attendees to engage with our experts in real-time and gain immediate answers to their most pressing questions.

By the end of this session, attendees will have a deeper understanding of the regulatory trends that are cropping up across the globe and how to address them.

Don’t miss the parallel session to get insights into global trends in the European broadcast.

Program Upgrade: Unlock Secrets to Proactive Compliance & Resilience

Product Compliance - Best Practices

Are evolving regulations, like REACH, RoHS, and TSCA, limiting your ability to meet your supply chain sustainability goals and meet all legal obligations? If so, you’re not alone. Join Assent experts Cally Edgren and Steven Andrews as they discuss 10 product compliance best practice tips, like how you can make suppliers your partners in product compliance.

Afterward, Cally will sit down with Lavinia Ratigan from Hologic for a short fireside chat. Together, they’ll dive into real-world insights that can be drawn from these tips.

A Global Manufacturer’s Perspective: Establishing Your Compliance Program

Regional Customer Story

Doosan Bobcat builds the most reliable construction equipment, attachments and accessories on the market today, helping customers conquer their toughest jobs.
Patrick Hallan, Product Chemical Compliance Manager, at Doosan Bobcat and Cally Edgren, Director of Sustainability at Assent will engage in a fireside chat to share best practices when building a Product Compliance Program. Patrick will share his experience working with extremely complex products and the associated challenges with multi-tiered supply chain management.

After attending this session, audience members will understand how to build a successful product compliance program at a global, complex manufacturer and how to gain stakeholder buy-in for it.

Combining Purpose & Profitability for a Successful Career with Chris Gardner


For a limited time, watch a fireside chat with Chris Gardner, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, as he shares insights on building a prosperous career and inspiring innovative thinking. Until June 26th, in this fireside chat, Gardner will share his personal experiences and philosophies on staying focused, staying true to your values, and hiring people with the right qualities. Finally, we will explore the blend of purpose and profitability in business and how to reconcile these two values for a successful career.

You’ll gain practical insights on how to build a successful career based on your values, while also making a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

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