Ask the Experts

JPMA is pleased to offer the opportunity to meet with industry experts covering topics including general business issues, intellectual property, and international business development while at the JPMA Baby Show.

Each expert is available to visit your booth on the show floor for a 20 minute in person session where you have the opportunity to speak openly about what is on your mind and receive some helpful new perspectives on your current challenges or opportunities.

Exhibitors are encouraged to meet with one or all of our featured consultants listed below. Consultants will visit your booth directly at your scheduled time. Meetings are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so register today.


Ron Sidman
Business Consultant


Ron provides general consultant services to upper management team members and can assist you with a variety of topics including:

  • Strategic direction
  • Organizational issues
  • New product ideas
  • Product improvement ideas
  • Distribution/channel strategy
  • Pricing strategy
  • Packaging critique
  • Exit strategies
  • JPMA support and services

Ron's Sessions are Sold Out

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Jeremy D. Richardson
Michelman & Robinson, LLP



Jeremy helps guide start-ups and entrepreneurs through protection of their intellectual property, and negotiation of partnerships. Jeremy can assist you with a variety of topics including:

  • Advertising Claims
  • Copyright
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • MAP Policies
  • Retailer/Vendor Policies
  • Sales Representative Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale
  • Trademark

Schedule an appointment with Jeremy

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Damon Claus
Founder & CEO
Castus Consulting, LLC



Castus helps organizations manage the complexities of Global Business Development. With more than 15 years of experience in the juvenile products category, Damon can assist your company with a variety of topics including:

  • International Growth Readiness
  • Global Expansion Strategy
  • International Business Development
  • Distribution Partner Selection & Management
  • Export/Import Value Chain Management
  • International Pricing Strategies

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Joe Colella
Director of Child Passenger Safety
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)

Joe works toward Child Restraint System (CRS) safety improvements with manufacturers, regulators, legislators and the media and can assist your company with a variety of topics including:

  • Insights on the CR market
  • Consumer use and misuse of CRS
  • CR and vehicle compatibility 
  • Usage recommendations from stakeholders
  • How advocate programs fit in
  • CR Regulations
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)


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