COSTHA 2017 Forum Roundtables & Networking Events

Online Registration

Roundtables and networking events are for registered attendees of the forum.

First-Time Meeting Attendees Presentation/Orientation

Sunday, April 30, 2017
5:15pm

Whether you’re new to COSTHA or simply attending our Forum for the first time, this orientation is the perfect introduction to COSTHA. Members and staff will be there to answer any questions you may have about the Forum or COSTHA in general, and help you make the most of your time at the meeting. This session will help you navigate your way through the meeting.

Included with your registration 

COSTHA’S Sunday Night Ice Breaker

Sunday, April 30, 2017
6:15pm

Old Town Tortilla Factory, 6910 E.Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Join us for dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet your counterparts from around the globe in a smaller informal environment before the meeting begins. Guests and spouses welcome. Transportation will be provided. We have limited space available,so sign up early!

 

North American Automotive Hazmat Action Committee (NAAHAC) Meeting

(For NAAHAC Members Only)

Monday, May 1, 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm &
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 8:00am - 12:00pm

NAAHAC is an issue-driven, action-oriented voluntary working group of hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation professionals within their respective North American and key supplier organizations. NAAHAC’s purpose is to consider and respond to the vital hazardous materials and dangerous goods issues of its membership. By leveraging its combined vehicle component and regulatory expertise, NAAHAC members examine pending and current hazmat regulations to develop concise, informed responses for submission to the appropriate authorities. NAAHAC strives to workwith the regulators for the purpose of providing safe and realistic solutions to hazmat transportation issues impacting global commerce. COSTHA NAAHAC members meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

Included with your registration for NAAHAC Members

Air Carrier Roundtable (ACRT)

(for COSTHA Air Carrier Members Only)

Monday, May 1, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm

COSTHA Air Carrier Roundtable members meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts. This group actively represents 19 air carriers from all segments of the industry.

Included with your registration for ACRT Members

Moderators

  • David Jones, Sr. Safety Advisor, DG, FedEx Express
  • Kim LeBaron, DG Advisor, FedEx Express

COMAT Working Group

(for COSTHA Air Carrier Members Only)

Monday, May 1, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

The COSTHA Air Carrier COMAT Working Group meets during the COSTHA Air Carrier Roundtable to discuss current issues.

Included with your registration for ACRT Members

Moderators

  • David Tikalsky, Lead Project Manager, Delta Airlines
  • Kim LeBaron, DG Advisor, FedEx Express
  • Joe Sinkiewicz, United Airlines

 

IVODGA Membership Meeting and Speakers Presentations

(for IVODGA Members Only)

Monday, May 1, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Invited Participants Include:

  • US DOT PHMSA
  • FRA
  • US Coast Guard
  • Transport Canada Marine Safety & Security Division

Included with your registration for IVODGA Members

 

Mexico Workshop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm

The United States is Mexico’s largest trading partner, buying 77.5% of Mexican exports in 2012. Total U.S. goods trade with Mexico equaled USD 493 billion in 2012; 7% more than in 2011.Mexico exports more to the United States in goods and services in just over a month than it does in one year to the 27 countries of the European Union. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. goods exports to Mexico were USD 216 billion in 2012, up 9% compared to 2011, and 31.9% from 2010. U.S. goods imports from Mexico in 2012 accounted for USD 277.5 billion, an increase of 5% over 2011 and 20% since 2010.

Many members have facilities in Mexico and/or are involved with cross-border transportation and have questions and concerns about reciprocity and how the Mexican government aligns with the UN Model Regulations. In response, COSTHA has engaged a well-known consultant and organized meetings with The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico.This workshop will review previous projects and outline next steps.

Included with your registration

Lithium Battery Roundtable

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Lithium batteries continue to be a challenge to industry and regulators with new technologies emerging impacting the regulatory environment.Regulatory discussions continue at the UN, ICAO, and DOT, while the FAA continues to conduct battery failure tests and research further risk mitigation strategies. COSTHAmembers, the North American Automotive Hazmat Action Committee (NAAHAC), Air Carrier Roundtable (ACRT), retailers, battery manufacturers, and shippers will find it beneficial to participate in this important roundtable.The session is not intended as a training session, but as a platform to discuss recent regulatory changes and share industry impact. Come prepared to ask your questions and share your concerns about the future of lithium battery regulations.

Included with your registration

Invited Participants Include

  • US DOT PHMSA
  • US DOT FAA

Life Sciences Roundtable

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Life Sciences industry includes many fields such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical technologies, cosmetics, food processing, and biomedical devices.The Life Sciences industry faces many issues during global transportation beyond hazardous materials/dangerous goods. These include packaging, classification, cold chain logistics, chain of custody, and trade compliance.Other types of regulations may also apply to global shipments, including chemical control and customs regulations such as Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and customs. This interactive roundtable will explore these common issues and the mechanisms that companies employ to cover this maze of regulations facing global transportation.

Included with your registration

Moderators

  • Robert Heinrich, Transportation Safety Advisor, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Richard Lattimer, Associate Environmental Consultant, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Janet Kolodziey-Nykolyn, Associate Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Invited Participants Include

  • US DOT PHMSA
  • US DOT FAA