2018 Dangerous Goods Symposium Agenda

Updated: June 26, 2018


Wednesday, September 5, 2018
TimeAgenda
7:00 AM
Cassatt C/D
Breakfast
8:00 AM
Avedon C/D
Welcome
Alan Schoen, President, Labelmaster
8:15 AM
Avedon C/D
Icebreaker
Rhonda Jessop, Karen Baelum, Labelmaster
8:30 AM
Avedon C/D
Benchmarking World Compliance - Revisited
Peter Mackay, Hazardous Cargo Bulletin, James Wyatt, IATA & Rob Finn, Labelmaster

Be amongst the first to hear the results of the 2018 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook Survey

9:15 AM
Avedon C/D
Competency Assessments
Philip Mondor, Tourism HR Canada

This session will look at the practical use of competency-based assessment models, and how they impact and apply directly to Dangerous Goods Instructors and Practitioners. The presentation will focus on two central questions:

  1. What is “competency-based assessment” and the impact on practice? What does it mean for instructors, employers, inspectors and individuals that transport dangerous goods?
  2. Just how does it work? How are people assessed and how do we ensure the assessments are valid, reliable and compliant with government-regulations?
10:00 AM
Cassatt C/D
Break
10:30 AM
Avedon C/D
North American Regulatory Updates
Moderator: Brian Beetz, Labelmaster

49 CFR – Yolanda Braxton, PHMSA
Transport Canada – David Bolton, Air Canada
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Samuel Duchac, US Dept. of Homeland Security

12:00 PM
Cassatt C/D
Lunch
 Track 1 - Cassatt A/BTrack 2 - Avedon A/B
1:00 PMTraining the New Hazmat Leader – From the Millennial Generation and Beyond
Laquita Donald, Motion Industries

This session will explore ways to develop the new “HazMat Hero” through training, mentoring and succession planning.

Authoring Closure Instructions – The Good, The Bad, and the Compliant!
Howard Skolnik, Skolnik Industries
Dean Ricker, Skolnik Industries

It’s hard to write instructions, even for things you do every day without thinking about them. This workshop gives groups simple, everyday items and has them write instructions about how to use them. Then they move on to UN packaging and attempt to write closure instructions. Finally, groups attempt to close packages with instructions written by others.

2:30 PMBreak
 Track 1 - Cassatt A/BTrack 2 - Avedon A/B
3:00 PMCreating and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program – A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Alicia Saenz, Labelmaster Services

Panel:
Vanessa Brines, Tesla
Erin Gaul, Geodis
Mike Sanders, Medtronic
Jon Pelis, Aviall

What challenges are faced when harmonizing global dangerous goods regulations across large multi-national companies? How do you create a corporate safety culture? These question and others will be explored by the panel.

Tips on Building and Using a Competency-Based Assessment Model
Philip Mondor, Tourism HR Canada

Competency-based assessments can take on many forms. This session will start with an overview of different forms of assessment tools and strategies and offer guidance on how to decide on the best format – one that is rigorous, practical to use, and cost-effective. Building on this foundational knowledge, delegates will also learn what it takes to develop and administer a competency-based assessment model.

4:30 PMHave a great evening!


Thursday, September 6, 2018
TimeAgenda
7:30 AM
Cassatt C/D
Breakfast
8:30 AM
Avedon C/D
The Global Regulatory Landscape
Moderator: Geoff Leach, The DG Office UK

ICAO/IATA – Dave Brennan, IATA
IMDG – Richard Masters, DG Masters Ltd Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers
ADR – Ross McLachlan, The DG Office UK
Mexico/Latin America – Diego Gotelli, CIQUIME
U.N. Update – Duane Pfund, PHMSA
10:15 AM
Cassatt C/D
Break
10:30 AM
Avedon C/D
Panel Continues - Global Regulatory Landscape
12:00 PM
Cassatt C/D
Lunch
1:00 PM
Avedon C/D
Blockchain
Dean Croke, FreightWaves

The impact that technology is having on the supply chain space is booming... and the role it has on transport and hazmat is here now. We will define the role and current uses of blockchain and cryptocurrencies within the supply chain space, how ELDs and other technologies are currently transforming the transport industry, and the opportunities for DG compliance.


3 Parcel Shipping Innovations Smart Shippers Can Use to Turn Shipping into a Competitive Advantage
Bob Malley, Pierbridge Inc.

The pace of parcel shipping is accelerating. Driving costs up at nearly twice the rate of inflation and your customers’ expectation for free, fast, and convenient delivery. Exciting new innovations in parcel shipping are allowing companies to ship smarter by automating shipping processes, controlling costs and exceeding customer expectations. Innovations covered include:

  • More efficient packing practices through Cartonization software to reduce DIM fees, packaging waste and damaged shipments
  • Going the extra last-mile with supplier drop-shipping, over the threshold white-glove delivery, gig-economy carriers, lockers and car-trunk deliveries, and drones.
  • The emergence of Enterprise Parcel TMS software to replace carrier-supplied software and point solutions to control and automate shipping processes, and break down data silos with analytics that improve spend visibility and actionable insights into shipping efficiencies
2:30 PM
Cassatt C/D
Break
 Track 1 - Cassatt A/BTrack 2 - Avedon A/B
3:00 PMThe Future of Automation in the Hazmat World
James Wyatt, IATA

In the 2017 symposium IATA and industry experts introduced the developments surrounding automation in the handling of hazmat, in particular, at the acceptance point, prior to air transport. At the 2018 symposium the developments of the last 12 months will be provided, including a live demo of an automated acceptance tool for hazmat shipments, which can be utilized by the industry supply chain, from freight forwarders, ground handlers and airlines. Join us to find out more!

A Day in The Life At Chemtrec
John Modine, Chemtrec
Daniel Chebat, Chemtrec
Joe Milazzo, Chemtrec

This session will take a look at what goes on behind the scenes on a daily basis at Chemtrec and how different situational emergencies are handled.

4:30 PMAfternoon Workshops End
6:00-8:00 PMJoin us for Labelmaster Fest!
Network, Eat, Drink, Learn, & Have Fun


Friday, September 7, 2018
TimeAgenda
7:30 AM
Cassatt C/D
Breakfast
8:30 AM
Avedon C/D
Lithium Batteries Panel Discussion
Moderator – Rhonda Jessop, Labelmaster

Panel Members
Jim Jones, PA2
Trevor Howard, Emirates
Dave Brennan, IATA
George Kerchner, PRBA
Geoff Leach, The DG Office UK
Todd Mackintosh, General Motors

Topics
Best practices for recalls
Damaged and defective batteries
Regulation and Innovation
The Chemistry of the packaging
Package Standard G27
“Material Science” – environmentally friendly
Test summary-in-depth
Thermodynamics – technical background
How much training/To what level
... and more

10:00 AM
Cassatt C/D
Break
10:30 AM
Avedon C/D
Lithium Batteries Panel Continues
11:45 AM
Avedon C/D
Town Hall
Conference feedback and 2019 Announcement
Safe Travels!


Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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