2017 Dangerous Goods Symposium Agenda

Best Practices in a Changing World

Here are a few highlights for this year's upcoming event. Check back closer to the event date for the full agenda.

Updated: August 1, 2017


Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time Agenda
7:00 AM Breakfast — French Room
8:00 AM Welcome — Grand Ballroom
Alan Schoen, Labelmaster
8:15 AM IcebreakerRhonda Jessop & Neil McCulloch, Labelmaster
8:30 AM Benchmarking World CompliancePeter Mackay, Hazardous Cargo Bulletin & Rob Finn, Labelmaster
9:00 AM The Role of Technology in Hazmat Logistics
Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM
10:00 AM Break — French Room
10:30 AM Regulatory Updates – Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Rhonda Jessop, Labelmaster
49 CFR – Brian Beetz, Labelmaster
Canada – Benoit Turcotte, Transport Canada
Rail – Crude Oil Efforts/Policy Development – Shane Kelley, PHMSA
12:00 PM Lunch — French Room
Grand Ballroom Walton Room
1:00 PM PHMSA Planning Session – Current and Future Priorities
Shane Kelley & Marc Nichols, PHMSA
Innovative Training Regulation – A Dialogue
Benoit Turcotte, Transport Canada
2:30 PM Break — French Room
Grand Ballroom Walton Room
3:00 PM Presentation Skills & Classroom Optimization
David Bolton, Air Canada
Patrick Coté, Purolator
Competency Based Training Workshop
Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (DGTA) – Feedback from the UN/multi-modal impacts/industry input
4:30 PM Have a great evening!

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time Agenda
7:30 AM Breakfast — French Room
8:30 AM I Save Lives for a Living – Wake up with Gene Sanders
8:45 AM Global Regulatory Landscape
Moderator: Neil McCulloch - Setting the Scene
ICAO/IATA – Dave Brennan, IATA
IMDG – Jeff Hart, Former Chair UNSCoE
ADR – Kristel Vermeersch, KVS and Partners
GHS – Ben Barrett, DG Advisor
10:00 AM Break — French Room
10:30 AM Global Regulatory Landscape (Continued)
Moderator : Neil McCulloch - Setting the Scene
ICAO/IATA – Dave Brennan, IATA
IMDG – Jeff Hart, Former Chair UNSCoE
ADR – Kristel Vermeersch, KVS and Partners
GHS – Ben Barrett, DG Advisor
12:00 PM Lunch — French Room
Grand Ballroom Walton Room
1:00 PM Seventh Heaven - Technology & Training Workshop
Geoff Leach, The Dangerous Goods Office, LTD
Damaged Lithium Batteries and Reverse Logistics – A Panel Discussion
Chris Harvey, Stericycle
Rebecca Sharpe, Best Buy
Bob Richard, Labelmaster
2:30 PM Break — French Room
Grand Ballroom Walton Room
3:00 PM New Trends in DG Automation
James Wyatt, IATA
Hazmat – INCO Terms
Torsten Helk, BDP International
4:30 PM Afternoon Workshops End
6:00-8:00 PM Join us in the Gold Coast Room for Labelmaster Fest!
Network, Eat, Drink, Learn & Have Fun!

Friday, September 8, 2017
Time Agenda
7:00 AM Breakfast — French Room
8:00 AM Lithium Batteries Panel Discussion – Grand Ballroom
Practical Problems in Logistics: Shippers/Industry/Retailers
Moderator: Mike Pagel, Labelmaster Services
Jane Amelotte, Abbott
Trevor Howard, Emirates
Tim Rodgers, UPS
Dave Brennan, IATA
Bob Richard, Labelmaster
Geoff Leach, The Dangerous Goods Office
9:30 AM Break — French Room
9:45 AM Lithium Batteries Panel Continues
Regulatory Imperatives: Carriers, Regulators, Manufacturers
Moderator: Mike Pagel, Labelmaster Services
Jane Amelotte, Abbott
Trevor Howard, Emirates
Tim Rodgers, UPS
Dave Brennan, IATA
Bob Richard, Labelmaster
Geoff Leach, The Dangerous Goods Office
11:45 AM - Noon Town Hall
Conference feedback and 2018 Announcement
Safe Travels!



Topics and speakers are subject to change.