COSTHA 2017 Annual Forum & Expo - General Information

April 30 - May 3, 2017
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley ~ Scottsdale, Arizona

Online Registration

Event Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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8 Reasons to Attend in 2017

  1. QUALITY CONTENT – Technical programs selected by
    knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Immerse yourself in business, technical sessions, and training courses focused on the safe and compliant global transportation of dangerous goods.

  2. MEET THE EXPERTS – Connect with regulatory
    representatives and experts from around the world.

  3. NETWORKING – Grow your network. Meet with colleagues from around the world to share ideas and insights.

  4. VALUE – The COSTHA Forum delivers incredible benefits. In just a few value-packed days, your investment will pay off in increased knowledge, and a powerful professional network.

  5. TRAINING – Essential training at an extraordinary value…all at one time, all in one place. Training is provided by well-known industry professionals.

  6. INVESTING BACK IN THE INDUSTRY – COSTHA uses revenue from the Forum to support many other important projects and initiatives to encourage global harmonization of the regulations and enhance safety.

  7. EDUCATION – Earn Continuing Education Credits or
    Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs) for attending the general session and training courses.

  8. SHARE THE SMARTS – Knowledge Transfer with your team.

Who Should Attend?

2017 Attendees - See Who's Coming

Managers responsible for dangerous goods transportation compliance in companies including but not limited to the following:

  • Air Carriers 
  • Chemical Companies
  • Consulting Companies
  • Cosmetics Companies
  • Defense and Aerospace Systems
  • Distributors - Cleaning & other commercial products, Industrial, and Automotive Products 
  • Government Representatives
  • Hospitals or Medical Community
  • Laboratories - Medical
  • Manufacturing – Automobile, Batteries, Consumer Commodities, Flavors & Fragrances, etc.
  • Packaging Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Retail
  • Supplier
  • Supplier - 3PL
  • Terminal
  • Testing Companies
  • Trade Association
  • Water Carrier

See who else is registered to attend the 2017 Annual Forum - as registrations come in they will be posted here. 

Click here to see who attended the 2016 and 2015 COSTHA Forum. 

Company Name - Title

3M Company - Regulatory Specialist, Log. Transport
3M Sourcing Operations - Specialist, 3M Package Engineering
Abbott Diagnostics - Manager, Dangerous Goods
Agility Logistics Solutions, Inc. - VP Commerical Ops
Air Transport International, Inc. - Manager, Aircraft Ground Services
Akzo-Nobel Coatings Inc. - Lead Transportation Specialist, NA - NA Dangerous Goods Escalations Mgr.
American Airlines - Manager, HazMat Transportation
American Airlines - Manager, Dangerous Goods Compliance
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Regulatory Coordinator
Amway Corporation - Manager - Transport Compliance
Arcadis - Director of Transportation Safety
Atlas Air - Dangerous Goods Manager
Atlas Copco Drilling Solution LLC - DG/Traffic Supervisor
Autoliv ASP, Inc. - Reg. Compliance Specialist - Americas
Aviall Services, a Boeing Company - Manager, Dangerous Goods
Baxter Healthcare - EHS Manager
Baxter Healthcare - EHS Associate
Bill Thomas Associates, Inc. - Technical Sales
BMW of North America, LLC - Project Manager Hazardous Materials
Bureau of Dangerous Goods, LTD. - President
Bureau of Dangerous Goods, Ltd. - Vice President
Bureau of Dangerous Goods, Ltd. - Lead Sales and Marketing Admin.
C.L. Smith Co. - Chief Operations Officer
CHEMTREC - Marketing Manager
Concepta DG Compliance Ltda. - Business Manager
COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc. - HazMat Mgr.
Cyclo Industries, Inc. - HSE Coordinator
Cyclo Industries, Inc. - Director of Research & Development
Dangerous Goods Council Inc. - President
Dangerous Goods, a Division of Berlin Packaging - Marketing Manager
Danhil Containers / Danhil de Mexico - Director of Sales
Deere & Company - Process Pro, Global Trade Compliance
Deere & Company - Mgr. DG/HM & Phytosan. Customs
Deere & Company, Inc. - Hazardous Materials Specialist
Deere & Company, Inc. (John Deere NA-PDC) - Hazardous Materials Specialist
Dell Technologies - DG Program Manager - North America
Dell Technologies - DGSA
Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC - Staff Environmental Engineer
Delta Air Lines - Analyst
Delta Air Lines - Manager Dangerous Goods
Delta Air Lines - Manager Corp Dangerous Goods
DG Declaration - Operations Manager
DGI Training Center - Instructor
DGI Training Center - Program Manager
DGI Training Inc. - Managing Partner
DGI Training, Inc. - Manager, DGI Technical
DGM Support - President
DGM Support (North America), Inc. - Marketing Director
DGM Support (North America), Inc. - Vice President
Eli Lilly and Company - Consultant-HSE Env Affairs Global Sup
Evonik Corporation - Manager, Transportation Safety
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Explosives Test Center, LLC - President
FCA US LLC - DOT HazMat Compliance Specialist
FCA US LLC – Mopar - Program Mgr, Mopar Product Reg. Comp.
Federal Aviation Administration - Hazardous Materials Safety Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration - Hazardous Materials Safety Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration - Manager
Federal Aviation Administration - Manager
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration      
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) - Acting Staff Director, HazMat Div
FedEx - Sr. Counsel
FedEx Express - Sr. Safety Advisor, DG
FedEx Ground - Manager - Safety Advisory Group
FedEx Ground - Safety Advisor
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. - Senior Counsel
FedEx Trade Networks - Sr. Dangerous Goods Specialist
FedEx Trade Networks - Safety Manager
Ford Motor Company - Dangerous Goods Compliance Specialist
Genentech, Inc. - Sr. EHS Program Manager
General Motors - DGT GMNA Regional Technical SME
General Motors Company - DG Technical SME
General Motors Company - Global Compliance Manager DG Trans.
GSK - Manager Dangerous Goods
HAZMATPAC, Inc. - President
HCB Publishing Ltd      
Honda North America, Inc. - Environmental Coordinator
Honda North America, Inc. - Staff Engineer
Honeywell – HBT - Transportation Compliance Leader -HBT
Honeywell ECC Transportation Compliance
Honeywell International - Global Manager, Trans. Safety
Horizon Air - Deice Program Manager
ICC The Compliance Center, Inc.        
Inmark - VP, Sales
Inmark Packaging, Inc. - Regulatory Compliance Manager
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) - Acting Executive Director
International Air Transport Assoc (IATA) - Team Leader, Central Direct Sales
International Air Transport Assoc (IATA) - Asst Dir, Dangerous Goods Publication
International Air Transport Assoc (IATA) - Manager, Sales & Business Development
International Air Transport Association (IATA) - Manager, Dangerous Goods Standards
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. - Lead Safety Consultant
John Deere - Hazardous Material Coordinator
Johnson & Johnson - Principal, DG Transp. Compliance
Kao USA - Logistics Analyst, America's
Key Safety Systems, Inc. - Sr Project Engineer/HazMat Comp Spec
Labeline International Ltd - Key Account & Marketing Manager
Labeline International Ltd. - Managing Director/President
Labelmaster - President
Labelmaster - Chief Compliance Officer
Labelmaster - Senior Packaging Product Manager
Labelmaster - National Accounts Manager
Labelmaster Services - VP of Operations
Labelmaster Services - Senior Manager
Labelmaster Software - Software Sales
Lion Technology Inc. - Marketing Content Writer
Lion Technology, Inc. - Instructor
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals - Dir. Transportation Compliance Prgms
Marine Safety & Security Transport Canada - Mgr. National Marine Safety Program
Matson Navigation Company - Dangerous Goods Manager
Matson Navigation Company - Manager Dangerous Goods
McCormick & Co. Inc.  
Merck and Co. - Assoc Dir Global Safety & Environment
Millipore Sigma - Head of Global Dangerous Goods
Millipore Sigma - Head of DG, Americas
Millipore Sigma - Auditor -EHS, Transportation & Safety
Millipore Sigma - Operations Supervisor
Millipore Sigma - Manager, Dangerous Goods Transp.
Ministry of Transport China      
Motion Industries - Mgr Envir and HazMat Compliance
MSC Industrial Direct - Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist
MSC Industrial Direct - Sr Mgr Environmental Safety & Health
National Center for Atmospheric Research - Import / Export Supervisor
NextEra Energy - Envir. Services - Project Manager
Nissan North America, Inc. - Packaging Engineer
Nordstrom - Transportation Analyst
Nordstrom - Corporate Logistics
OURAY Environmental Services, LLC - President
Pfizer Inc. - Corp. Director, Global DG Compliance
Pfizer Inc. - Manager Global DG Compliance
Procter & Gamble - Regulatory Manager
Purolator Inc. - Asst. Dangerous Goods Manager
Purolator International - Ntl Mgr Safety Security & Reg Compl
RB LLC (Reckitt Benckiser) - Senior Regulatory Associate
REACH24H USA, Inc. - General Manager
Reusable Industrial Packaging Association - President
Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. - Team Lead, Logistics
Roche - Sr. Manager, EHS
Roche Diagnostics Operations - Industrial Hygenist/Trans Safety Adv
Schneider Logistics, Inc. - Hazmat Compliance Manager
Schroth Safety Products - Program Manager
Seaboard Marine, Ltd. - Safety/Hazmat Manger
Sealed Air Corporation - Director, NA Reg Affairs
Seastar Chemicals Inc. - Logistics Specialist
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation - Deputy Standards Technical Safety
Sherwin Williams Co. - Director of Transportation
Skolnik Industries, Inc. - President/CEO
Southwest Airlines - Sr. Hazmat Training Specialist
Southwest Airlines Co. - Safety and Security
Southwest Airlines Co. - Director, Safety Programs
Stresau Laboratory, Inc. - Hazardous Materials Manager
Tech Data Corporation - Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
TEN-E Packaging Services, Inc. - Project Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Tirwin Management Services (P) Ltd. - Chief Operating Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. - Hazmat Specialist
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. - Hazmat Engineer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. - Manager, Hazmat & Chemical Operations
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc - Chemical Specialist
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. - VP - Legal, Regulatory & Trade Compl.
Trans-DGT International - DGSA, Instructor
Transport Canada Safety and Security - Executive Dir. Regulatory Frameworks
Tropical Shipping - Safety Engineer
United States Postal Inspection Service - Homeland Security Coordinator
UPS - Regulated Goods Coordinator
UPS - Regulated Goods Manager
UPS - Project Manager
UPS - Manager
UPS - Corporate DG Supervisor
UPS Aircraft Materials - Hazmat Compliance Training Supervisor
UPS Aircraft Materials - Supervisor
UPS Airlines - Air Dangerous Goods Compliance Mgr
US Coast Guard, HazMat Division - Lead Chemical Engineer
US DOT PHMSA - Chief, Pub Dev and Inf Dissemination
US DOT PHMSA - Assistant Intl Standards Coordinator
US DOT PHMSA - Director Approvals and Permits
US DOT PHMSA - Assoc. Admin. for HM Safety
US DOT PHMSA - International Standards Coordinator
US DOT PHMSA - Policy Advisor
US Postal Inspection Service - Aviation Mail Security Specialist
US Postal Inspection Service - Assistant Inspector in Charge
US Postal Service - Hazmat Mailing Program
Viking Packing Specialists - Hazardous Manager
Volkswagen Group of America - Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Vonco Products, LLC - Medical Sales Manager
VWR International, LLC - Specialist, Dangerous Goods
W.E. Train Consulting - Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Sr. Strategy Mgr, Hazmat Transport
Walnut Industries, Inc. - Sales
Willamette Valley Company - Transportation Specialist
Zebra Technologies Corporation - Global Transp. Compliance Manager
ZF TRW - Manager, Regulatory Compliance
Zogenix, Inc. - Director, Logistics Management


  • First-Time Meeting Attendees Presentation / Orientation
  • COSTHA’S Sunday Night Ice Breaker
  • North American Automotive Hazmat Action Committee (NAAHAC) Meeting (For NAAHAC Members Only)
  • Air Carrier Roundtable (ACRT) (for COSTHA Air Carrier Members Only)
  • COMAT Working Group (for COSTHA Air Carrier Members Only)
  • IVODGA Membership Meeting and Speakers Presentations (for IVODGA Members Only)
  • Mexico Workshop
  • Lithium Battery Roundtable
  • Life Sciences Roundtable
2017 Roundtables & Networking Events Details & Schedule
  • Safe and Compliant Transportation of Lithium Batteries by Ground and Air Training

  • Overview of China Regulations Course

  • Overcoming Regulatory Roadblocks Course

  • RCRA Hazardous Waste for the Transportation Professional Training

  • Advanced Air Dangerous Goods Recurrent Training

  • IMDG Dangerous Goods Advanced Recurrent (Amd. 38-16) Training

2017 Forum Training Details & Schedule