COSTHA 2018 Annual Forum & Expo - General Information

April 22-25, 2018
Bonaventure ~ Weston, FL

Online Registration is Open

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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. 

3M Company Specialist, Regulatory Transport
AECOM Dangerous Goods Shipping Project Mgr.
Abbott Laboratories Manager of Dangerous Goods 
Agência Nacional de Transportes Terrestres Especialista em Regulação - ANTT
Air Canada Manager of Dangerous Goods Compliance
Airpack, Inc.  President 
Air Sea Containers Ltd. Director of Operations Worldwide
Air Transport International, Inc. Manager, Aircraft Ground Services
AK Scientific Compliance Officer
Amazon Project Manager, Dangerous Goods
Amazon Senior Manager for Dangerous Goods 
American Airlines Specialist, Dangerous Goods
American Airlines Dangerous Goods Compliance Specialist
American Airlines Dangerous Goods Compliance
American Honda Motor Co, Inc.  Regulatory Administrator 
Amway Corporation Mgr, Transport Compliance 
Apple Inc. Compliance Program Manager
APTIV Engineer 
Arcadis Director of Transportation Safety
Atlas Air Dangerous Goods Specialist
Atlas Air Director of Dangerous Goods 
Aviall Services, a Boeing Company Manager, Dangerous Goods Compliance
Beiersdorf AG Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser
BIC USA Inc.  Senior Manager
BIC USA Inc.  Senior Product Safety Manager 
BIC USA, Inc. Vice President 
Bill Thomas Associates, Inc. Technical Sales
Boeing Company  Packaging Engineer 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Associate Director 
Brownells Compliance Assistant 
Brownells Director of Compliance 
Bureau of Dangerous Goods, LTD. Training Content Manager
Bureau of Dangerous Goods, Ltd. Lead Sales and Marketing Admin.
Bureau of Dangerous Goods, LTD. President / CEO
C.L. Smith Co. Chief Operations Officer
C.L. Smith Co. Project Manager
CHEMTREC Manager Customer Service
CHEMTREC Center Marketing Specialist
CHEMTREC Center Account Manager
Clorox Company Hazardous Material Manager
Concepta DG Complaince Ltd. Business Manager 
COSCO Container Lines America, Inc. Nataional OOG and DG Sales Manager 
Corning Incorporated Dangerous Goods Specialist
Crowley Liner Service Manager, SSQE
Dangerous Goods Council Inc. President
Dangerous Goods, A Division of Berlin Packaging Marketing Manager
Dangerous Goods, A Division of Berlin Packaging Director of Business Development
Dangerous Goods, A Division of Berlin Packaging Senior Account Executive
Deere & Company Regional DG Specialist
Deere & Company Waterloo Works Hazardous Material Specialist
Deere & Company, Inc. (John Deere NA-PDC) Hazardous Materials Specialist
Delta Air Lines Analyst
Delta Air Lines Manager of Corporate Dangerous Goods 
DGD Hazmat Operations Manager
DGI Training Center Senior DG Specialist
DGI Training Center Program Manager
DGI Training Center Instructor
DGI Training Center President
DGI Training, Inc. Manager, DGI Technical
DGI Training, Inc. Web/Publications
DGI Training, Inc. Workforce Educator and Developer 
DGM Support President
DGM Support Senior Vice President
DGM Support (North America), Inc. Regulatory & Compliance Director
DGM Support (North America), Inc. Vice President
DGM Support North America Corp. Training Associate
Eli Lilly and Company Assoc Senior Consultant - HSE
Eli Lilly and Company Consultant-HSE Env Affairs Global Sup
Emirates SkyCargo Mgr Standards & Operational Safety
Environmental Resource Center  
Epiroc Drilling Solutions LLC Global DG & Transport Training
Estee Lauder Director of Dangerous Goods Global Enviromental Affairs 
Expeditors Director of Global Ocean Compliance 
FCA US LLC DOT HazMat Compliance Specialist
FCA US LLC - Mopar Program Mgr, Mopar Product Reg. Comp.
Federal Aviation Administration Mgr Compliance & Enforcement Division
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  
FedEx Express Sr. Counsel
FedEx Express Sr. Safety Advisor 
FedEx Express DG Advisor
FedEx Ground Hazardous Materials Advisor
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. Senior Counsel
FedEx Trade Networks Manager Global Safety
FedEx Trade Networks Sr. Dangerous Goods Counselor 
General Motors Global Compliance Manager
General Motors GMNA Regional DGT
Genetech, Inc. Transport Safety Advisor 
GEODIS Hazardous Materials Manager, DGSA
GEODIS Sr. Hazardous Materials Mgr.
GEODIS Asst. Hazardous Materials & Waste Mgr
GlaxoSmithKline EHS Manager Haz Subs/Shipping Lead
GSK Manager Dangerous Goods
HAZMATPAC, Inc. Sales Manager
HAZMATPAC, Inc. President
Hazmat Safety Consulting, LLC Senior Consultant 
HAZPlus - a division of C.L. Smith Director of Operations
HMF2, LLC Managing Director 
Honda North America, Inc. Environmental Coordinator
Honeywell SPS DG Compliance
ICC The Compliance Center, Inc. Marketing & Project Manager
Inmark VP, Sales
Inmark Packaging, Inc. Regulatory Compliance Manager
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) Certification Maintenance Manager
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Manager, Sales & Business Development
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Manager, Dangerous Goods Standards
IVODGA (formerly VOHMA) Chairman
Jala Equiptment Co. Vice President of Operations 
JAS Forwarding IAC Security Coordinator 
John Deere International Logisitics Supervisor 
JetBlue Analyst - Hazmat 
JetBlue Airways Corporation Supervisor, Tech Ops Hazardous Material 
JetBlue Airways Corporation Manager Hazmat 
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Lead Safety Consultant
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Sr. Director, Consulting Services
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Trade Show Specialist
Kao USA Logistics Analyst, America's
Key Safety Systems, Inc.  Lead Engineer
Labeline International Ltd Key Account & Marketing Manager
Labeline International Ltd. Managing Director/President
Labelmaster Chief Compliance Officer
Labelmaster Director of Global Learning 
Labelmaster National Account Manager
Labelmaster Senior Engineer 
Labelmaster Sr. Segment Marketing Mgr
Labelmaster Sr. Product Manager 
Labelmaster VP of Operations
Labelmaster VP of Sales 
Lion Technology Inc. Vice President
Lion Technology Inc. Digital Analytic Manager
Lockheed- Martin Dangerous Goods Comp & Trans Safety 
Logisitic Safety Solutions, Inc. President
LORD Corporation Distribution Manager
Lyondell Basell Industries Logisitics Compliance Business Consultant 
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Dir. Transportation Compliance Prgms
Matson Navigation Company Manager Dangerous Goods
MB USA Safety Advisor Dangerous Goods
Merck and Co.  Assoc. Director of Safety and Enviroment 
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) DG Coordinator & Packaging Engineer
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) EHS Compliance 
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) Manager - Warehouse Management
Ministry of Transport China Dir of Transport and Safety Section
Motion Industries Manager of Enviromental and Hazmat Compliance 
National Tank Truck Carriers Senior Vice President
NeuraLabel Event Planner
Nissan North America, Inc.  Manager of Logisitics
Nissin International Transport Senior Director 
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Associate Dir. DG Transport Compl.
OURAY Enviromental Services, LLC President
Pfizer Inc. Corp. Director, Global DG Compliance
Procter & Gamble Regulatory Manager
Procter & Gamble Sr Regulatory Mgr, Global Product
Purolator Inc. Dangerous Goods Consultant
Purolator International Ntl Mgr Safety Security & Reg Compl
RB LLC (Reckitt Benckiser) Senior Regulatory Associate
REACH24H USA, Inc.  General Manager
Reliance Label Solutions Marketing Coordinator
Roche Principle EHS Program Manager 
Schroth Safety Products, LLC Sr. Manager - Program Management and Engineering 
Sherwin Williams Senior Regulatory Sales Manager
Skolnik Industries, Inc. Chairman of the Board
Southwest Airline Co Safety & Security HAZMAT
Sporting Arms & Ammunition Manuf. Institute SAAMI President
Stresau Laboratory, Inc. Hazardous Materials Manager
Takata Holdings  Packaging Manager
Takata Holdings Senior Engineering Manager
Target Transportation Compliance Manager
Target Compliance Manager
Tech Data Corporation Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor 
Ten-E Packaging Services, Inc. President
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Hazmat Analyst 
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. Chemical Specialist 
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. VP - Legal, Regulatory & Trade Compl.
Trans-DGT Hungary International General Manager
Transportation Development Group President
Tropical Shipping USA, LLC. SH&E Manager
TRQSS Canada Product Engineer
Tutorial, Lda. Director
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Government and Industry Affairs
UPS Air Dangerous Goods Supervisor 
UPS Airlines Compliance Manager 
United Parcel Service (UPS) Manager
US Postal Service Classification Specialist
UPS Project Manager
UPS Regulated Goods Manager
US Postal Inspection Service Homeland Security Coordinator 
US Postal Inspection Service Program Specialist 
US Coast Guard, HazMat Division Lead Chemical Engineer
US Department of Homeland Security Govt Industry Affairs - Outreach
US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) HM Safety Specialist
US DOT PHMSA International Standards Coordinator
US DOT PHMSA Director Approvals and Permits
US DOT PHMSA Deputy Assoc Admin, Policy & Programs
US DOT PHMSA Intl Transportation Specialist
US DOT PHMSA Assistant Intl Standards Coordinator
US DOT PHMSA Chief, Southern Region
US Postal Service Hazmat Mailing Program
US Postal Service Hazardous Materials Prog Specialist
Volkswagen Group of America Regulatory Complaince 
W.E. Train Consulting Manager
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics General Manager, Cargo Quality 
Walmart Stores Inc.  Director of Hazmat Transportation 
Walnut Industries, Inc. Sales Manager
Zebra Technologies Corporation Global Transp. Compliance Manager
Zoegenix, Inc.  Logisitics Management 
ZF TRW Automotive Manager, Regulatory Compliance


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2018 Roundtable & Working Group Details
  • Air Carrier Roundtable (ACRT)
  • China Working Group
  • e-commerce Working Group
  • Mexico Workshop
  • Packaging Roundtable
  • Explosives Council
  • 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