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

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

June 8th

12–12:45 PM EST

CEO Welcome & Keynote by Beth Comstock

Keynote

Beth Comstock, former vice-chair of GE, talks about how to bring about meaningful change within organizations and get your voice heard.

12:45–1:15 PM EST

Product Compliance, Sustainability & ESG: How It’s All Connected

General Session

Complex manufacturers can’t go to market without product compliance, but it’s not the only supply chain consideration to be aware of. Sustainability is now a business imperative as companies are being held accountable for their total supply chain impacts. The intense focus on ESG, human rights due diligence, and sustainable practices means deep, defensible data from your supply chain is more important now than ever. To manage these demands effectively, manufacturers should align their ESG and compliance teams to launch their greater supply chain sustainability efforts.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to bring out the best in your product compliance programs and ESG efforts, and why both efforts are part of the same sustainability journey.
  • How to elevate supplier engagement, get smarter insights, and gain deeper, more defensible data by optimizing the way sustainability professionals and product compliance specialists work together.
  • Why suppliers and part information are crucial to supply chain sustainability management.
  • How ESG professionals can use product compliance as a foundation to tackle the complex challenges of supply chain sustainability.
1:15–1:30 PM EST

Health Break : National Parks Meditation with Andy Puddicombe

Break

Take a trip to Yosemite National Park and enjoy a guided meditation led by Andy Puddicombe. We’re bringing the calming powers of nature to you, virtually, so you can experience them and practice social distancing all at once.

1:30–2 PM EST

Building Your Program Track:
ESG: Where Should Complex Manufacturers Start?

Breakout Session

If you’re new to ESG programs, you’ve likely learned how complex the process can be for manufacturers. By its nature, ESG is a sprawling topic that impacts nearly every aspect of your business, but understanding supply chains should be the top priority for manufacturers.

If you’re already reporting on ESG, you know that obtaining ESG data from your supply chain is a challenge. You need to be able to gather and validate the information from thousands of suppliers, on tens of thousands of parts and their downstream suppliers, as well as keep it up to date, in an efficient and scalable way.

In this session, an experienced expert who’s built a successful ESG program for their company will provide insights into the process and explain why product compliance is the right place to start.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to set up a supply chain due diligence program for ESG risks and performance from scratch.
  • How to assess what’s material to your goals and where to start to make the most meaningful impact for your business.
  • The next steps in building a scalable ESG program from wherever you are in the process (even step zero).
  • How to educate and engage suppliers who are also in the early stages of their ESG journey.
1:30–2 PM EST

Due Diligence Track:
Seeing Deeper: Future-Proof Compliance Through Defensible Sustainability Data

Breakout Session

Data is at the core of regulatory compliance, market access, and corporate sustainability, but for complex manufacturers, getting this data is easier said than done — and knowing what to do with it is even harder. Each piece of product and part data has multiple dimensions that need to be analyzed through a product compliance and sustainability lens. When done effectively, this full supply chain view de-risks compliance programs, drives deeper sustainability insights, and future-proofs your supply chain against emerging threats.

This session is for product compliance professionals, supply chain managers, and sustainability specialists who want to see deeper into their supply chains to expose risks and improve market access.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to effectively collect the data you’ll need to demonstrate a robust compliance program for regulators and investors — including sustainability, human rights, RoHS, REACH, TSCA, and others.
  • How to see deeper into your supply chain and why you can’t rely on supplier codes of conduct alone.
  • How to use supplier surveys and media monitoring to protect your business, avoid unreliable data, and proactively anticipate regulatory pressures.
1:30–2 PM EST

Regulatory Updates Track:
Product Compliance Predictions: Expert Forecasts of REACH, RoHS, TSCA & More

Breakout Session

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 and the environment, turning product compliance into a crucial brand protection program in addition to market access requirements.

What you’ll learn:

  • Expert predictions on the main product compliance regulations impacting global complex manufacturers.
  • The new risks of non-compliance and how enforcement has increased.
  • What new regulations and requirements are on the way.
  • How to update your compliance program to get ready for what’s next.
2–2:15 PM EST

Health Break : Live Set with DJ Graffiti & Pac-Man

Break

Boost your energy while playing Pac-Man, and enjoying a live set from DJ Graffiti – just for you!

2:15–2:45 PM EST

Discussion Rooms

Discussion Rooms

You have a lot to offer and a lot to learn, so we’re creating a space where you can do both! Assent Evolve’s open discussion rooms are moderated by Assent experts and feature wide-ranging open discussion on the most relevant supply chain sustainability management issues. Everything from product compliance to ESG.

2:45–3:15 PM EST

Reactive to Proactive: How to Evolve Your Supply Chain Sustainability Management Program

General Session

For complex manufacturers, reactive product compliance programs present long-term risks. In contrast, proactive supply chain sustainability management programs are agile, flexible, and build toward a coherent vision of the future. Shifting your company from a reactive approach to a proactive approach is a challenge, but getting it right can make all the difference in the world. It will boost your ability to anticipate and mitigate risks, improve your ability to enter markets with confidence, and make the planet a better place for all of us to live.

What you’ll learn:

  • The four stages of supply chain program maturity.
  • How to assess where your company stands today, and how to get to the next level.
  • How to embrace a supply chain sustainability management approach that protects your company from changes to regulations like TSCA, REACH, SCIP, and more.
3:15–3:30 PM EST

Health Break : Seated Stretch with Heather Garcia

Break

Need a quick work break? Join Heather for this 10 minute seated stretch. This chair yoga routine is great for beginners, so whether you’re in the office or sitting at a desk at home this is for you!

3:30–4 PM EST

Building Your Program Track:
Panel: How to Find, Upskill & Retain Compliance, ESG, and Sustainability Rockstars

Breakout Session

Our panel will share real-world experiences of how organizations are building and retaining powerful sustainability teams in a world where these talents are in high demand.

Finding the right people is hard enough, but that’s just the beginning. To keep great people you need to put them in the right roles, ensure that their work is challenging and rewarding, and be clear about how they can advance in their careers without job-hopping elsewhere. This is a multi-dimensional challenge involving the smart use of people and technology, and a multi-functional challenge that spans product compliance, ESG, and beyond.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to develop your own successful people program, complete with career progression, training, technology, and retention.
  • How to reduce staffing and talent-related risks in your compliance and sustainability programs.
  • The talent and recruiting outlook for 2022 and beyond.
3:30–4 PM EST

Due Diligence Track:
Investor Perspectives: The Business Value of Defensible Supply Chain ESG

Breakout Session

According to a recent Gartner study, over 85 percent of major investors consider ESG factors in their investment decisions. And greenwashing won’t do. A robust and defensible ESG program isn’t a “nice to have,” it’s a must-have, and it can’t be done without data from deep in the supply chain. Now is the time for leaders to support compliance with regulatory requirements and lean on supply chain professionals to ensure ESG programs are worth the time and effort.

What you’ll learn:

  • The bottom-line benefits of creating a robust ESG program — and how to convince management to invest in the right capabilities.
  • What investors want to see in your ESG program, how ESG scoring works, and the red flags they’re always on the lookout for.
  • How to determine the ROI of a sustainability program.
3:30–4 PM EST

Regulatory Updates Track:
Going to Market: Importing & Exporting in the Era of Global Supply Chain Disruption

Breakout Session

Supply chains, which are longer and more deeply connected than ever, have been hit by unprecedented shock after shock. Emerging threats include sanctions related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and sourcing requirements under the U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). This session is all about empowering supply chain managers with the deep visibility necessary to reveal hidden risks and preserve market access, no matter what happens next.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to efficiently track supply chain data such as country of origin to effectively identify supplier risk, all while building healthier supplier relationships that support your program.
  • How to see deeper into where materials and minerals are sourced, whose hands they touch, and the market access risks that have emerged for complex manufacturers.
  • How to take a proactive approach that keeps you ahead of new regulatory requirements and the changing geopolitical landscape.
4–4:30 PM EST

Regulatory Round-Up: Hot Topics in Supply Chain Sustainability

General Session

Even better than a crystal ball, this regulatory round-up features expert guidance on what key supply chain topics will impact manufacturers in the years to come — and what to do about them. Stay on top of the rapidly changing product compliance and ESG landscape with expert guidance and tips you can start using in your role immediately.

What you’ll learn:

  • What’s just over the horizon for your business and what steps you should take right now to be prepared for SCIP, TSCA, Proposition 65, REACH, RoHS, and more.
  • The emerging regulatory and business imperatives driving ESG and how to do it effectively.
4:30–4:45 PM EST

Conference Closing

Conference Closing

Join us to say goodbye, and have a bit of fun on the way out too. There will be special prizes and a closing remarks from Assent expert James Calder.

4:45–5 PM EST

Health Break : Live Set with DJ Graffiti & Pac-Man

Health Break

September 30th

10–10:45 AM CET

CEO Welcome & Keynote: Building an Organization for the Future Through Outstanding Leadership

Keynote

We all have a role to play in decarbonizing operations and value chains, reducing reliance on finite resources and eradicating waste. Using the power of innovation and reengineering, this is about shifting the dial and transitioning to more sustainable lifestyles / choices – on a global scale – and we need technology to play its part.

10:45–11:15 AM CET

Product Compliance, Sustainability & ESG : How It’s All Connected

General Session

Complex manufacturers can’t go to market without product compliance, but it’s not the only supply chain consideration to be aware of. Sustainability is now a business imperative as companies are being held accountable for their total supply chain impacts. The intense focus on ESG, human rights due diligence, and sustainable practices means deep, defensible data from your supply chain is more important now than ever. To manage these demands effectively, manufacturers should align their ESG and compliance teams to launch their greater supply chain sustainability efforts.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to bring out the best in your product compliance programs and ESG efforts, and why both efforts are part of the same sustainability journey.
  • How to elevate supplier engagement, get smarter insights, and gain deeper, more defensible data by optimizing the way sustainability professionals and product compliance specialists work together.
  • Why suppliers and part information are crucial to supply chain sustainability management.
  • How ESG professionals can use product compliance as a foundation to tackle the complex challenges of supply chain sustainability.
11:15–11:30 AM CET

Health Break : National Parks Meditation with Andy Puddicombe

Health Break

Take a trip to Yosemite National Park and enjoy a guided meditation led by Andy Puddicombe. We’re bringing the calming powers of nature to you, virtually, so you can experience them and practice social distancing all at once.

11:30AM–12 PM CET

ESG : Where Should Complex Manufacturers Start?

Breakout Session

If you’re new to ESG programs, you’ve likely learned how complex the process can be for manufacturers. By its nature, ESG is a sprawling topic that impacts nearly every aspect of your business, but understanding supply chains should be the top priority for manufacturers.

If you’re already reporting on ESG, you know that obtaining ESG data from your supply chain is a challenge. You need to be able to gather and validate the information from thousands of suppliers, on tens of thousands of parts and their downstream suppliers, as well as keep it up to date, in an efficient and scalable way.

In this session, an experienced expert who’s built a successful ESG program for their company will provide insights into the process and explain why product compliance is the right place to start.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to set up a supply chain due diligence program for ESG risks and performance from scratch.
  • How to assess what’s material to your goals and where to start to make the most meaningful impact for your business.
  • The next steps in building a scalable ESG program from wherever you are in the process (even step zero).
  • How to educate and engage suppliers who are also in the early stages of their ESG journey.
12–12:30 PM CET

Health Break : Live Set with DJ Graffiti & Pac-Man

Health Break

Boost your energy while playing Pac-Man, and enjoying a live set from DJ Graffiti – just for you!

12:30–1 PM CET

Discussion Rooms Open

Discussion

You have a lot to offer and a lot to learn, so we’re creating a space where you can do both! Assent Evolve’s open discussion rooms are moderated by Assent experts and feature wide-ranging open discussion on the most relevant supply chain sustainability management issues. Everything from product compliance to ESG.

1–1:30 PM CET

Product Compliance Predictions : Expert Forecasts of REACH, RoHS, TSCA & More

Breakout Session

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 and the environment, turning product compliance into a crucial brand protection program in addition to market access requirements.

What you’ll learn:

  • Expert predictions on the main product compliance regulations impacting global complex manufacturers.
  • The new risks of non-compliance and how enforcement has increased.
  • What new regulations and requirements are on the way.
  • How to update your compliance program to get ready for what’s next.
1:30–1:45 PM CET

Health Break : Seated Stretch with Heather Garcia

Health Break

Need a quick work break? Join Heather for this 10 minute seated stretch. This chair yoga routine is great for beginners, so whether you’re in the office or sitting at a desk at home this is for you!

1:45–2:15 PM CET

Reactive to Proactive : How to Evolve Your Supply Chain Sustainability Management Program

General Session

For complex manufacturers, reactive product compliance programs present long-term risks. In contrast, proactive supply chain sustainability management programs are agile, flexible, and build toward a coherent vision of the future. Shifting your company from a reactive approach to a proactive approach is a challenge, but getting it right can make all the difference in the world. It will boost your ability to anticipate and mitigate risks, improve your ability to enter markets with confidence, and make the planet a better place for all of us to live.

What you’ll learn:

  • The four stages of supply chain program maturity.
  • How to assess where your company stands today, and how to get to the next level.
  • How to embrace a supply chain sustainability management approach that protects your company from changes to regulations like TSCA, REACH, SCIP, and more.
2:15–2:45 PM CET

Regulatory Round-Up : Hot Topics in Supply Chain Sustainability

General Session

Even better than a crystal ball, this regulatory round-up features expert guidance on what key supply chain topics will impact manufacturers in the years to come — and what to do about them. Stay on top of the rapidly changing product compliance and ESG landscape with expert guidance and tips you can start using in your role immediately.

What you’ll learn:

  • What’s just over the horizon for your business and what steps you should take right now to be prepared for SCIP, TSCA, Proposition 65, REACH, RoHS, and more.
  • The emerging regulatory and business imperatives driving ESG and how to do it effectively.
2:45–3 PM CET

Conference Closing

Conference Closing

Join us to say goodbye, and have a bit of fun on the way out too. There will be special prizes and a closing remarks from Assent expert Magnus Piotrowski.

3–3:30 PM CET

Health Break : Live Set with DJ Graffiti & Pac-Man

Health Break
3:45–4:45 PM CET

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Special Event

Take part in a friendly virtual scavenger hunt to have some fun and have a chance at winning amazing prizes! Hunt for sustainable products in your home and bring them back to your computer. If you’re quick on the draw you could be the lucky winner.

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.

Benefits

Learn, Grow, Connect

Assent Evolve’s virtual experience will provide easy access to sessions, so you can bring valuable insights back to your team.

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Registration Information

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