Footwear & Apparel Classification Seminars; Consumer Product Safety Luncheon
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When: September 29, 2016
Where: Reebok Headquarters
1895 J.W. Foster Blvd.
Canton, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Karen Pim

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Footwear & Apparel Classification Seminars and Consumer Product Safety Luncheon


Multiple industry experts (CBP specialists, attorneys, importers) will cover both Footwear and Apparel Classification. Between the two classification segments is a Consumer Product Safety Luncheon featuring experts on CPSC regulations.


Don't miss these three important events if you have anything to do with importing and classifying footwear or apparel, or consumer product safety. Attend the whole day at a discount rate! Space is limited. Further speaker and topic details will follow shortly.


Session 1: 9:30am-11:45pm - Footwear Classification Seminar


Welcoming Remarks: Bette Little, Director of Customs, adidas Group, CONECT Director

Moderator: Robert Silverman, Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt
Speaker: Stacey Kalkines, National Import Specialist, Footwear, U.S. CBP

  • Samples will be reviewed - please email photos of footwear samples to be reviewed in advance of the seminar
  • Waterproof Footwear 
  • Putting the Tariff in Perspective - Tariff Engineering
  • Footwear Detail Form Reviewed & Debunked 
  • Other Hot Footwear Issues

Samples may be sent in advance, or photographed and emailed to Stefanie Jessiman

Session 2: 12:15pm-1:45pm - Consumer Product Safety Luncheon


Introduction: Linda Wood, Import Manager, BEennett & Company, CONECT Director


Diane Weinberg, LCB, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury

Louann Spirito, Director Technical Support, Softlines, SGS North America, Inc.

Darlene Elmblad; LCB, CCS, Manager, Customs Compliance & Logistics, Acushnet Company

Speakers will cover consumer safety aspects of footwear and apparel and answer audience questions.

  • ACE Requirments
  • CPSC eFiling at a SKU Level
  • Best Practices for CPSC Compliance


Samples may be sent in advance, or photographed and emailed to Stefanie Jessiman  

Session 3: 2:00pm-4:15pm - Apparel Classification Seminar


Introduction: Paula Connelly, Esq., The Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly, CONECT Clerk  


Linda Wood, Import Manager, Bennett & Company
Paula Connelly, Esq., the Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly



Maryalice Nowak, NIS 356-Men's Apparel, U.S. CBP

David J. Evan, Partner, GDLSK

  • Water Resistent, Coated and Performance Outerwear
  • Men's Dress Shirts
  • Smart Apparel
  • Other Apparel Issues
  • Samples may be sent in advance, or photographed and emailed to Stefanie Jessiman  
Closing Remarks: Peter Massey, adidas-Group



 Registration Packages:

Member Rate:
 Non-Member Rate*:
 Full Day - Best Value!
 $175  $225*
 Footwear Seminar  &  CPS Luncheon
 $125  $165*
 Apparel Seminar & CPS  Luncheon
 $125  $165*

  Member Application             

*Not a CONECT Member? Join now to receive the member discounted rate. Just complete the member application, then register for the event. 


  BONUS: Shop the Reebok Company Store while there and enjoy 50% off retail prices! 

  Store hours: 9:00am-6:00pm


  CONECT has secured a discounted room block for September 28, 2016 - September 30, 2016 at the Dedham Hilton for the rate
  of $124 (plus tax) per night. This rate is available until 9/27. Call 800-754-8052 to make your reservations using the group code CONE
  or click here to go online using the group code CONE.


Cancellation / Registration Policy:

  • Event registration payments are due at the time of registration.
  • No refunds will be allowed within seven days of the event date. Prior to that, a 20% administrative fee will be assessed.
  • Substitutes are allowed for Corporate members, in lieu of cancelling, up to five days before the event.
  • Individual member registrations are non-transferable. A non-member rate will apply for substitutions 
 If you have any questions, please contact Karen Pim or call 508.481.0424.

This event has been approved by NCBFAA for 6 CCS credits 

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11 Main St. #11
Southborough, MA 01772
Telephone: 508.481.0424
Fax: 508.481.2161

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