Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, will offer the keynote presentation at the second annual JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media Event. Her presentation is scheduled on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 8-9:30AM in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. A continental breakfast will available followed by the opening of the exhibit floor at 10:00 AM.
Ms. Buerkle has served as a commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission since July 2013 and became the agency’s acting chairman in February 2017. Nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, her nomination has been twice voted out of committee and is awaiting full Senate action. Prior to joining the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Ms. Buerkle served New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her congressional tenure, Ms. Buerkle sat on the Oversight & Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. She also served as Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health. While in Congress, Ms. Buerkle was also appointed by President Obama to serve as a United States Representative to the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
“We are honored to have Acting Chairman Buerkle as our keynote presenter,” says Kelly Mariotti, JPMA Executive Director. “Given our industry’s commitment to product safety and interest in a strong and productive working relationship with CPSC, we believe Ms. Buerkle’s voice will be a valuable addition to the JPMA Baby Show.”
Ms. Buerkle’s presentation will be part of the conference programming at the JPMA Baby Show, a JPMA and Family Media event, that will brings the juvenile products industry together for North America’s only trade event that combines conference, trade show, and consumer day programming under one roof at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Held from March 20-24 2018, the JPMA Baby Show will host 200,000 sq. ft. of curated floor space featuring leading manufacturers in sleep and furniture, mobility, feeding, child restraint systems, health and safety, gear, and soft goods. The JPMA Baby Show will host professionals from around the world to discuss relevant safety issues; to educate the industry; to connect with consumers and to provide a modern showcase to launch and sell new products. For more information and to register for the JPMA Baby Show visit JPMABabyShow.org.
About the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) exists as the voice of the industry on quality and safety for products intended for babies and children. The organization does this by:
Advocating for safety through product certification programs and legislative and regulatory involvement;
Supporting a broad and diverse membership through member-only programming and industry promotion;
And by acting as a comprehensive source for baby product information and education.
JPMA members represent 95 percent of the prenatal to preschool products sold in North America. To find out more information about JPMA, our certification program and products certified, and for a complete listing of JPMA Members, please visit www.jpma.org. Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA and connect with us on Facebook to learn about additional safety tips and JPMA initiatives.
About Family Media, LLC.
Family Media produces the largest consumer show for new and expectant families in the country – the New York Baby Show. 2016 marks expansion to California and the first annual LA Baby Show held November 5-6. Lead by New York Family Magazine and NewYorkFamily.com, Family Media reaches over 120,000 families per month through print magazines, online platforms, and local community events including the New York Family Camp Fair Series and education recognition awards. More information is available at www.NewYorkFamily.com.