​ICPHSO 2018 International Symposium

to be held 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 EC'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 interepreted 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 bring benefit to consumers everywhere.  Translation services will be provided for all sessions on November 12-13, 2018.


Hotel Information and Reservations NOW OPEN!
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information NOW AVAILABLE!

       Registration OPENING SOON

Note: ICPHSO Registration (when open) includes Welcome Reception on Monday, November 12, 2018 after opening day of ICPHSO Symposium as well as breakfast, lunch and networking break food and beverage on November 12-13, 2018.

The European Commission is planning a special Reception to be presented with ICPHSO on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Noble Palace after the second day of the ICPHSO Symposium.  Transportation to be provided.  Beverages provided by ICPHSO and Dinner provided by The European Commission.  More information coming.


Meeting Location:  Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium - Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 09:00 - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @13:00 (Times Tentative)


RegistrationOpening Soon

ICPHSO Member Rate | $450.00 US Dollars

ICPHSO Non-Member Rate | $550.00 US Dollars

Register before October 26, 2018 to be included in the printed onsite attendee list. Please stop at the registration desk to pick up your pre-printed badge & conference materials. (this date subject to change)
Online registration will remain open up through and including the international symposium, however, we cannot guarantee your name  will be printed in the onsite attendee list and/or that a pre-printed badge will be ready to be picked up at registration desk. Please stop at registration desk to obtain a badge and conference materials. (this date subject to change)


Onsite registrations will be accepted up through and including the international symposium. Please stop at the registration desk to register, obtain a badge, & conference materials. This may change, subject to security requirement of the European Commission and its facility which we are using.

[*All attendees will be included in the final attendee list sent after the conference. Cancellations will be accepted in writing by October 31, 2018, less a 20% processing fee. After November 1, 2018, no refunds will be honored. Contact mschoem@icphso.org for further information. Registratons are not transferable.


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 offers a scholarship for qualified applicants. Here is how you can apply for an ICPHSO Scholarship: 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 you can obtain).

European Commission Hotel: 

Aloft Brussels Schuman, Place Jean Rey, Brussels, 1040, Belgium

Other Nearby Hotels:


Sponsorship and Exhibitor OpportunitiesNOW OPEN

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available during the Symposium. In addition, a limited number of exhibitor tables will be available. Reserve your table now.  First come-first served.  We anticipate around 250 global attendees at this Symposium.  See the link below for all of the sponsorship opportunities that exist.  If you have interest in additional sponsorship opportunities that aren't listed, please feel free to contact us at sponsor-exhibitor@icphso.org

Click to Download:  2018 International Symposium Sponsorship Opportunites

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, Chinese

Who should attend: International regulators, industry, consumer organisations, standard-makers, test laboratories, academics and all ther product safety experts

Additional Information Here 


Call For Presentations:  Now CLOSED  - Proposals Now Under Review