COSTHA 2018 Annual Forum & Expo - General Information

April 22-25, 2018
Bonaventure ~ Weston, FL

Online Registration is Open

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have questions about registration, hotel information, sponsorship, or even what to wear? Visit our FAQ page to find answers to many of your COSTHA Forum questions. 

Tips for First Time Attendees

If this is your first time attending the COSTHA Annual Forum & Expo, we have some tips to help you further your personal and professional growth. Take advantage of all that is offered, click here for First Time Attendee Tips.

8 Reasons to Attend in 2018

  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?

2018 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 2018 Annual Forum - as registrations come in they will be posted here. 


Air Transport International - Mgr, Aircraft Ground Services
Atlas Copco Drilling Solution LLC
DG/Traffic Supervisor
Aviall Services, a Boeing CompanyManager, Dangerous Goods Compliance
Bill Thomas Associates, Inc. - Technical Sales
Deere & Company - Hazardous Materials Specialist
Eli Lilly and Company - Consultant-HSE Env Affairs Global Sup.
GEODIS - Hazardous Materials Manager, DGSA
- Sr. Hazardous Materials Mgr DGSA, CDGP
GlaxoSmithKlineEHS Manager Haz Subs/Shipping Lead
GlaxoSmithKline - US Shipping Manager
Honda North America, Inc. - Environmental Coordinator
LabelmasterChief Compliance Officer
Procter & GambleRegulatory Manager
Procter & Gamble - Sr. Regulatory Mgr, Global Product
Purolator InternationalNtl Mgr Safety Security & Reg Compl.
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.Vice President
Trans-DGT Hungary International - General Manager

Click here to see who attended the 2017, 2016 and 2015 COSTHA Forum. 




2018 Roundtable & Working Group Details
  • Air Carrier Roundtable (ACRT)
  • China Working Group
  • e-commerce Working Group
  • Mexico Workshop
  • Packaging Roundtable
  • Explosives Working Group
  • Life Sciences Roundtable
  • IVODGA Membership Meeting & Speakers Presentation
  • North American Automotive HazMat Action Committee (NAAHAC) Meeting
*Events may be subject to change
2018 Training Course Details & Descriptions
  • Safe and Compliant Transportation of Lithium Batteries by Ground and Air
  • Establishing or Running An Existing Corporate Dangerous Goods Program
  • HazMat Shipping by US Postal Service (USPS), How to Use Publication 52
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Advanced Air Dangerous Goods Recurrent
  • Transport Dangerous Goods Canada Regulations (TDGR)
  • IMDG Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods Advanced Recurrent (Amd 38-16)
  • ADR European Road Regulations Recurrent