COSTHA 2020 Forum Roundtables & Networking Events

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


Sunday, April 26, 2020

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 and introduce yourself to your ambassador.

Included with your registration


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Join us for this great opportunity to meet your counterparts from around the globe in a small informal environment before the meeting begins. Guests and spouses of registered attendees are welcome. We have limited space available, so sign up early! Join us for dinner and cash bar at Ink N Ivy, 21 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC.


(For NAAHAC Members Only)

Monday, April 27, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm 

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)


(for COSTHA Air Carrier Members Only)

Monday, April 27, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm

This group actively represents air carriers from all segments of the industry. The ACRT and COSTHA staff continue to successfully petition the US DOT for regulatory clarification, extensions and alignment of regulations with the UN Model Regulations and the International Civil Aviation Organization. COSTHA Air Carrier Roundtable members meet during the annual forum to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

Included with your registration (for ACRT Members)


(for IVODGA Members Only)

Monday, April 27, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm

The International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA) is an international organization comprised of representatives of the ocean common carriers of the world, operating under the flags of several nations. IVODGA members meet during the annual forum to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

Included with your registration (for IVODGA Members)


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Participate in an interactive issue-driven lunch group discussion included free with your forum registration. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the issues impacting the industry and what it means to your company’s business.

• Batteries • Explosives • Life Sciences • Aerosols • General Networking

Included with your registration. 


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The working group will identify areas of risk, geographies where more information needs to be provided, or regulations requiring updating, and identify best practices for reverse logistics to ensure the safe and efficient delivery and return of goods to and from consumers. This working group meeting provides the opportunity to meet and discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

Included with your registration.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Members with operations in Canada or who ship to, within, and from Canada find this informal working group key to forming relationships with the management team at Transport Canada and to tracking the latest changes in the Canadian and transborder requirements. The group schedules meetings with Transport Canada, and COSTHA staff serves on Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council and participates on the US - Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Multi-Association Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (MACTDG). COSTHA works with the Transport Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate and Health Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau. COSTHA actively works with member companies and responds to requests for consultation from Transport Canada. This working group will meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

Included with your registration


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
2:15pm - 3:15pm

Formed in 2015 to meet the needs of members who have facilities in Mexico and have questions and concerns about reciprocity and how the Mexican government aligns with the UN Model Regulations. COSTHA’s application to participate in the National Consultative Committee on Regulation for Transportation of Hazardous Materials Subcommittee No 1, SCT Mexico was approved. COSTHA participated in meetings in February, May, and September 2019. This working group will meet to discuss current issues with key regulators and industry experts.

Included with your registration. 


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
3:15pm - 5:00pm

• Hazmatpac • CL Smith • TEN-E • Berlin • Labelmaster Services • Americase • Inmark

Join us for this informal interactive panel of packaging manufacturers to discuss:

 • Best Practices
 • How to Choose Packaging
 • Lithium Battery Packaging
 • UN Specification Packaging
 • Changes to IBCs
 • Enforcement
 • Closure Small packaging
 • V-Rated Packaging
 • Q & A of packaging experts

Included with your registration.