ICQ-IISG often hosts seminars and workshops about safety of toys, childcare articles, playground equipments, furniture, clothing, and much more... Read more..



Vicenza – 6 September 2016,   3:00 pm /  4:00 pm 

Hall 7 – Sala 7.1.2b (Sala Tiziano 2)

please join us in this technical seminar during Vicenzaoro fair.
Daphne Guelker, UL Consumer and Retail Services Responsible Sourcing Program Manager, will guide you through the responsible sourcing landscape for the jewelry sector and will explore for you important topics for your industry. After the seminar, join us for refreshments.
Participation in this seminar is free of charge for visitors and exhibitors of Vicenzaoro fair. Limited seats available.

To learn more and register click HERE >>

2016 UL LUXURY BRAND SUMMIT – Milan, June 16th

UL, a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for over a century, organizes the 2016 UL LUXURY BRAND SUMMIT providing insight for luxury brands facing the challenges of the global market.

Participation in this event is free of charge. More details will follow very soon.

A limited number of seats are available: contact to register!

UL Presenting at SOURCE AFRICA – Cape Town, ZA

On June 9, 2016 at 9.30am, UL will deliver the free technical seminar “Textiles, Apparel and Footwear: the primary challenges manufacturers and retailers race today – from testing, to inspections, to responsible sourcing” at SOURCE AFRICA, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Presented by Christian Gerling – General Manager of UL CRS EMEA LA, the session will discuss the challenges that manufacturers and retailers face in placing quality, safe and sustainable products on the global market.

Register HERE >>

Learn more about SOURCE AFRICA >>

Seminar “Turkey, Announcement 29236 – Textile & Footwear: What are the Changes”

Manufacturers of the textile and footwear industries must face new challenges everyday to be constantly aligned with the requests of a global market more and more exigent. UL experts can support you in better understanding the requirements of the different Countries where you market your products or that you want to start learning for new business opportunities.

During the seminar we will discuss the regulatory news of the emergent Turkish market regarding the Announcement 29236, published on January 14th 2015. These news impact textile, apparel and footwear industries.


  • 9:00 – 9:30  Participants registration
  • 9:30 – 9:45  Welcome and introduction
  • 9:45 – 12:15  General overview of Turkish Market Surveillance and legislation update as per January 14, 2015 + Turkish legislation on the control of consumer goods traded in the Turkish market vs. EU REACH requirements + Testing according to the Turkish legislation
  • 12:15 – 13:00  Q&A and open forum

Final aperitif.

Speaker: Dr. Anne Bonhoff (Global Head of Chemistry of UL Consumer Products)
Language: The seminar will be partly in Italian language and partly in English (with simultaneous translation). The material for participants will be in Italian language.
Place: UL-ICQ Via Europa 28, 22060 – Cabiate (CO) Italy – P: +39.031.76927

Attendance fee: 100 € + 22% VAT for the first participant  /  80 € + 22% VAT each participant from the second participant on of the same company
Special price for members of SMI (Sistema Moda Italia): -10%
Registration closing date:
July 2nd, 2015 – Seminar subject to limited enrolment.

Download the INVITATION with the AGENDA of the seminar HERE >>
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UL’s SEMINAR – “Connected Toys: Do you Know the Effects?” – HK “Toys & Games Fair”

UL organizes the seminar “Connected Toys: Do You Know the Effects?” during the HK “Toys & Games Fair”. This seminar has the aim to identify the risks involved with releasing connected toys and the developing regulatory landscape. During the workshop there will be the possibility to examine the current requirements and a look into what may develop in the future.

When: Jan 14, 2015 – from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (registration starts at 1:30pm)
Where: Meeting Room N104-5 HKCEC – HK “Toys & Games Fair”, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre
Participation Free of Charge
Event in English language

Contact us for more information:

From 12 to 15 January 2015, IISG and UL-ICQ HK wait for you at our Booth 3D C26 to help you verifying if your products comply with brand specifications as well as international safety Standards. Visit us!

Learn more about HK TOYS & GAMES FAIR >>

UL-ICQ & CADS Seminar “The Safety of your Shoes” – Cabiate, IT

UL-ICQ, in collaboration with CADS (German Association for Shoes), is glad to invite you to the technical seminar that will take place on September 30th in the UL-ICQ offices (Cabiate, Italy). This seminar will be in italian language only and will take in consideration the CADS requirements.

When: September 30th, 2014 – from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: UL-ICQ – Via Europa 28 – 22060, Cabiate – IT
Attendance fee: 120€ + VAT
Language: Italian language

Download the INVITATION with all details in the right bar and JOIN US!

Contact us for more information:

UL’s WORKSHOP – “Connected Toys: Do you Know the Effects?” – Reading, UK

UL organizes the Technical Workshop “Connected Toys: Do You Know the Effects?” in Reading (UK).

This workshop has the aim to identify the risks involved with releasing connected toys and the developing regulatory landscape. It’s vital for manufacturers to understand what must and what can be done to protect children using these devices. During the workshop there will be the possibility to examine the current requirements (including Countries such as France who have already proposed new laws surrounding this) and a look into what may develop in the future.
Join our UL’s workshop with the great participation of Mr.Martial Doumerc from FJP (Fédération Française des Industries Jouets) and Mrs.Emmanuelle Conil from ANFR (Agence National des FRequences).

When: September 18th, 2014 – from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: UL Reading – 530/535 Eskdale Road – Winnersh RG41 5TS – UK
Attendance fee: 250£

Contact us for more information:

IISG presents the Seminar “TOYS: Chemical & Physical-Mechanical News and Updates” – Cabiate (Italy)

On June 12th 2014 at 2:00 pm, IISG will present the seminar “TOYS: Chemical & Physical-Mechanical News and Updates”. This seminar has the purpose to give to participants all the correct details for manufacturing, export and distribution of their products.

Speakers: Technical experts of IISG

– Introduction and updates about the Directive 2009/49/EC and the Technical Standards.
– News and updates for chemical requirements
– News and updates for physical-mechanical requirements

Registrations will be opened until June 6th.
For more details please contact:


On May 21th 2014 starting from 9:00 am, UL-ICQ will present the seminar “Playground Equipments Seminar: Correct Installation and Maintenance”. if you want to have to deal with playground equipments for children you need to learn the rules of safety. A training with a specialized institute as UL-ICQ qualifies you. The agenda will include in-depth analysis about UNI EN 1176 with updates, UNI EN 1177 and UNI 11123.

Speakers: Technical experts of UL-ICQ

Language: Italian

For more details please contact:

“Investigation on bacterial contamination in craft beers and main causes” _ UL-Conal Seminar during BIRRA EXPO (Piacenza,IT)

On May 9th 2014 at 2:00 pm, UL-Conal will present the seminar “Investigation on bacterial contamination in craft beers and main causes” during BIRRA EXPO (Piacenza, IT), the first major show exclusively dedicated to the world of craft beer. BIRRA EXPO is a huge showcase for the many italian breweries. The technical seminar will help breweries in understanding the importance of placing a top quality beer on the market. During and after the seminar, UL-Conal will be at your disposal for your questions and for a first meeting.


Piacenza Expo
Quartiere Fieristico di Piacenza
Loc. Le Mose
Strada Statale 10 per Cremona
29100 Piacenza

Please contact the UL-Conal’s Team at for further details and to meet with UL-Conal staff during the show.

RisorseComuni 2013 – UL-Conal organizes the Panel Discussion “Quality and Costs in Scholastic Catering Services”

Maintain high levels of quality of catering services and, at the same time, contain costs within acceptable limits, is for the municipalities a current problem.
The only way to combine the two requirements is to study new strategies that go beyond the limits of traditional models. The representatives of public administrations, catering companies and journalists of the sector will discuss about these strategies.

Date: 21 November 2013
Hour:  9am / 12pm
Place: Palazzo delle Stelline – Milan
Language: Italian only

To learn more about this event contact us:

Municipality of Modena, IT – Public Initiative “Safe Toys for our Children”

The municipality of Modena in co-operation with Consumer Associations presents the public initiative “Safe toys for our children” within the project “Modena against counterfeiting”. IISG participates in this event as speaker giving useful and important tips to parents and educators to choose safe toys suitable for specific age ranges of the child.
Date: October 5, 2013
Place: Sala Palazzina Pucci – Via Canaletto 110, Modena
Free attendance
Language: Italian only

For more information on the project “Modena against counterfeiting” see:  (italian language only).
See the details of the event (italian language only) HERE >>


On October 22-23, 2013 a PRACTICAL SEMINAR will be held by UL-ICQ in Italy. The seminar will provide practical advice for the correct installation and verification of the levels of maintenance of playground equipments. Italian language only. SUBSCRIBE NOW!
Contact us for further information:

Seminar for Italian Representatives of Safety in Working Places – RLS

UL-Conal organizes three types of Seminars, trying to satisfy all your requests:

  1. Seminar dedicated to Representative for Safety in Working Places.
    The Seminar is divided in 4 days, dates: 17-18-24-25 October 2013 – 8 hours each day
    Timetable: 9am-6pm
  2. Refresher Course dedicated to Representative for Safety in Working Places, for Companies with more than 50 employees.
    Dates: 18 October 2013
    Timetable: 9am-6pm
  3. Refresher Course dedicated to Representative for Safety in Working Places, for Companies with a number of employees between 15 and 50.
    Dates: 18 October 2013
    Timetable: 9am-1pm

Italian language only.

For more details, please contact


UL-ICQ is pleased to invite you to attend this important seminar organized during the TEXMED SHOW on the 3rd of October 2013 from 3 pm to 4 pm in the Conference Room.

During this event, our technical and commercial teams will be at your disposal to answer your questions and to share our options and objectives about the development of our services in Tunisia.

Please contact the UL-ICQ’ Tunisian team for further details:

Parc des Expositions du Kram, Tunis – Tunisia
Learn more about TEXMED SHOW >>

Course of FIRST AID

On October 2-3, 2013 UL-Conal will hold in Cabiate (Italy) a FIRST AID course according to M.D.388/03.

Italian language only. SUBSCRIBE NOW!

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In accordance with UL’ commitment and vision in working to globally promote the safety and protection of our children, UL is facilitating the “TOY Safety Seminar” organized by TAI, the Toy Association of India, during the 7th Toy Biz International in New Delhi. This important event fully focused on the safety of toys will take place on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Hotel Lalit, Connaught Place in New Delhi, starting from 7:00 PM. Participation only by invitation from TAI.

If you are interest to take part to this event we will try to facilitate your invitation by TAI. Please contact us:

This UL initiative is part of our “UL India for India” activities. Learn more on

UL will be at 7th Toy Biz International

Visit our stall No.A8 – Hall No.11

July 20-23, 2013 – Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

AIDEPI Seminar on the Safety of Promotional Items, Gadgets and Toys – Milan

IISG presenting at the seminar of AIDEPI –  the ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SWEETS and PASTA INDUSTRIES – dedicated to the Safety of promotional items, gadgets and toys for operators of food sector. The event is reserved, AIDEPI member companies only.

Date: 4 June 2013
Hours: 14.00-18.00
Place: Novotel Milano Linate, Via Mecenate, 121 – Milano

Safety of Toys Seminar – Chamber of Commerce, Milan – IT

Chamber of Commerce Milan, in collaboration with Assogiocattoli and IISG, has organized a public Seminar, taking place on May 21 at the Chamber of Commerce Palace, to discuss about safety of toys. In particular, the event is organized to remember that the new EN71-3 chemical requirements of the EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC) will come into effect on July 20,

Date: May 21, 2013
Hours: 9.00 a.m – 1 p.m
Place: IT, Milan – Chamber of Commerce, Giureconsulti Palace – Sala Colonne,  Piazza Mercanti, 2

Free admittance
Italian language only


TOYS SEMINAR – Chemical News

IISG organizes a SEMINAR dedicated to the TOYS sector operators in order to provide the participants with the necessary training against the referential regulation.

Title:Chemical News – 2009/48/EC Directive


  • Introduction to the chemical requirements of the New Directive for the Safety of Toys 2009/48/EC that will take force on  July 20th, 2013
  • Chemical Safety Assessment
  • New version of EN 71-3
  • EN 71-12
  • Other chemical regulations under revision (EN 71-4, EN 71-5, EN 71-7)

Date: March 7th, 2013
Place: IISG via Europa, 28 – 22060 Cabiate (CO), IT
Seminar language: Italian

For more details please contact:

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