AEM Announces Product Safety & Stewardship Conference and Liability Seminar Keynotes



Meagan Johnson, generational expert, has been announced as the Opening Keynote Speaker for the Product Safety & Stewardship Conference, set to run from April 22-25, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Johnson will explore the ever-growing chasm between generations and demonstrate that all generations have differences and strengths that go beyond mere age and appearance.  

Jenny Margaros, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Section Chief of the Critical Manufacturing Sector, will be presenting the closing keynote on day one of the conference, addressing cybersecurity threats and the vulnerabilities inherent in connected systems and machines.  

Kristen Cole of McKinsey & Company will be the final closing keynote speaker for the conference, discussing evolving industry trends, including electrification and hydrogen, brand loyalty, and connected services. She will also walk through how OEMs, dealers, and other players parallel to the industry are navigating challenges around electrification. 

AEM's Product Safety & Stewardship Conference is slated to be packed with industry insights, and more educational and professional opportunities than ever before. With speakers ranging anywhere from AEM member companies to the strategic insight providers, attendees are sure to walk away from this three-day conference with the tools and information they need to tackle their safety and compliance needs.  

The Product Liability Seminar, featuring the Mock Trial, is held following AEM's Product Safety & Stewardship Conference and will help participants navigate, minimize, and prepare for risk no matter where their work takes them in 2024 and beyond.  

At the 2024 Product Safety & Stewardship Conference and Product Liability Seminar, attendees can prepare to: 

  • Gain strategies to safeguard and grow your company’s market access. 
  • Get up to date on all the necessary requirements to sell your equipment and stay ahead of current and emerging issues impacting manufacturers’ products and markets. 
  • Elevate your programs and approach to product stewardship with the latest insights in industry compliance, standards, regulations, and liability issues. 
  • Level up your career at the event with hundreds of professionals across the value chain. 
  • Gain insights into legal framework and challenges, cross-border manufacturing issues, safety and compliance, litigation skills, and risk management. 

For more information on AEM’s Product Safety & Stewardship Conference, contact AEM’s Helen Horner at 

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