Is your office furniture fit for real life? SGS hosts complimentary webinar about the BIFMA compliant program

Press Release : April 08, 2020
Is your office furniture fit for real life? SGS hosts complimentary webinar about the BIFMA compliant program

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is to host a complimentary webinar on BIFMA Compliant. It will help commercial furniture manufacturers and importers understand and benefit from the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association’s (BIFMA’s) new conformance program.

BIFMA’s Compliant Program is a 60-minute webinar that takes place on April 29, 2020. It will address BIFMA’s role in representing the commercial furniture industry and provide insight into its voluntary program, which aims to set conformance standards and ensure the easy identification of safe and durable furniture.

The webinar is open to product manufacturers, quality managers, design engineers, research and development and all stakeholders active in the furniture market. Participants will discover how they can test their products against BIFMA standards and gain access to product listings on BIFMA’s registry of compliance.

Matthew McGarrity, Hardlines Technical Manager at SGS will lead the webinar. Matthew is a Member of BIFMA and ASTM and a specialist in regulatory, industry requirements and quality testing. He will focus on:

  • Applicable products 
  • Program requirements
  • Program goals
  • Benefits
  • Q&A

With products entering the commercial furniture market from more sources than ever before, SGS welcomes the BIFMA Compliant program which is increasing industry-wide assurance about product safety and reliability.

SGS wants to equip all stakeholders to take full advantage of the program and Matthew McGarrity will guide participants through the rule set for conformance and explaining how, by meeting the specific BIFMA standards, businesses can gain competitive advantage.

BIFMA is the US not-for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice for the commercial furniture industry, serving member and non-member companies to promote meaningful, market-oriented improvements for all stakeholders.

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The webinar takes place – April 29, 2020. There will be two sessions.

Session 1

Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – 9:00am

Shanghai (China) – 9:00am

Hanoi (Vietnam) – 8:00am

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Session 2

New York (USA) – 10:00am

London (UK) – 3:00pm

Paris (France) – 4:00pm

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Can’t make a live session?

Register now and receive a complimentary recording after the live event.

For further information, please contact:

Silke Hilmer

CRS Global Marketing Manager

Consumer and Retail

Email: crs.media@sgs.com

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About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Notes to editors

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Ben Christie Tel: 01892711240 email: ben@sugarloafmarketing.co.uk Visit the newsroom of: sampr