​ICPHSO 2018 International Symposium

 in conjunction with ​the

European Commission's International Product Safety Week Activities

​November 12-13, 2018 

​Brussels, Belgium 

ICPHSO returns to Brussels to hold its one and a half-day International Symposium during the Eurpean Commission's International Product Safety Week (November 12-15, 2018).  The theme of this years International Symposium is, "Alignment and Inclusion in a Divergent World."  The concepts of alignment and inclusion can be interpreted broadly.  The theme is intended to encompass both diversity in the context of safety considerations, and broader representation issues.  The International Symposium will highlight how the product safety community, and more specifically ICPHSO through increased focus on inclusion and diversity when addressing product safety issues can benefit consumers everywhere.  Translation services will be provided for all sessions on November 12-13, 2018.



Hotel Information and Reservations NOW OPEN!   

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information NOW AVAILABLE!


       Schedule Posted and Now Under Development - Subject to Change - SCHEDULE

Monday, November 12, 2018 ICPHSO International Symposium Day 1 (paid ICPHSO registration required to attend) All Day
Monday, November 12, 2018 ICPHSO Welcome Reception (paid ICPHSO registration required to attend) Evening
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 ICPHSO International Symposium Day 2 (paid ICPHSO registration required to attend) Morning/Lunch
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 International Product Safety Week (IPSW) Session * Afternoon
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 ICPHSO/IPSW Reception/Dinner (Noble Palace) * Evening
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 IPSW Sessions * All Day
Thursday, November 15, 2018 IPSW Sessions * Morning

*There is no additional charge, but you must register separately with the European Commission for these events. Visit to register.  Attendance is open to all ICPHSO attendees as well as others.

Note: ICPHSO Registration includes all conference materials; continental breakfast; networking breaks; lunch on Monday and Tuesday; and Monday's Welcome Reception. If you wish to attend any of the International Product Safety Week sessions or events, you must register for them separately on the European Commission website at:


Conference Location:

Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040, Brussels, Belgium


RegistrationNOW OPEN!

Registration Fees:

ICPHSO Member Rate | $450.00 US Dollars

ICPHSO Non-Member Rate | $550.00 US Dollars

REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 19, 2018 Eastern Time**  (this date subject to change) - NO ONSITE REGISTRATION

** Due to security requirements at the European Commission facilities, registration for the International Symposium closes October 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Eastern Time. No registrations will be accepted after this time and there will be no on-site registration. If you plan to attend the Symposium, you must register in advance before 5:00 pm, Eastern Time - USA, October 19, 2018.

*All attendees will be included in the final attendee list sent after the conference. Cancellations will be accepted in writing by October 19, 2018, less a 20% processing fee. After October 19, 2018, no refunds will be honored. Contact for further information. Registrations are not transferable.  

ICPHSO may take photographs of attendees and speakers during the International Symposium for historical and other use.  These photos may also be posted on the ICPHSO website, used on social media platforms and in other ICPHSO materials.


Scholarship Information:

The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) is proud to be the only organization that attracts a global audience of health and safety professionals who meet to exchange ideas and share information to address health and safety concerns.  To do this effectively, ICPHSO needs to support stakeholders that may not have the resources to attend our meetings.  ICPHSO provides the sole international forum for consumer product safety.  Therefore, making sure that all stakeholders can participate regardless of their resources is an important goal that furthers the richness and breadth of our meetings.

ICPHSO is proud to offer scholarships to our meetings for those who would not otherwise be able to attend. To apply for an ICPHSO Scholarship, complete the Scholarship application form found here: Scholarship Application Form


Hotel Information NOW OPEN  (Each attendee is responsible for making their own reservation at the hotel of their choice - ICPHSO has not obtained a conference rate at any of the hotels listed.  Check on line and contact individual hotels listed for the best room rate.



Sponsorship and Exhibitor OpportunitiesNOW OPEN

There are a numerous sponsorship opportunities available during the Symposium. A limited number of exhibitor tables are available. Reserve your table now.  First come-first served.  We anticipate approximately 250 global attendees at this Symposium.  See the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus below for all available opportunities.  If you have interest in additional sponsorship opportunities that aren't listed, please contact us at

Click to Download:  2018 International Symposium Sponsorship Opportunites

Click to Download: Additional Sponsorship Opportunities 8/10/18

Click to Download Sponsorship-Exhibitor Form: International Sponsorship Form


European Commission International Product Safety Week Information

When:  Tuesday, 13  November 2018, 13:00 pm - Thursday 15 November 2018, 13.00 (CET)

Where: Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Languages:  English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Who should attend? International regulators, industry, consumer organisations, standard-makers, test laboratories, academics, product safety experts and others interested in consumer product safety. For further information on International Product Safety Week, visit European Commission's website:

European Commission Registration Link

Additional Information Here 


Call For Presentations:  Now CLOSED  - Proposals Now Under Review