Labelmaster, the leading provider of products, services, and technology for the safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods (DG) and hazardous materials (hazmat), today announced the key session topics for its 18th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, in Chicago, September 6-7, 2023. This annual event gives supply chain and business professionals the opportunity to hear from the world’s leading trainers, shippers and regulators about the latest trends, updates and best practices impacting the DG industry.

This year’s event will feature speakers from UPS, General Motors, Emirates, LG Energy Solutions, GEODIS, Bath & Body Works, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and more, discussing transport regulations, lithium battery shipping, e-commerce and hazmat training.

Key Session Topics:

• Regulations: Representatives from the USPIS, IATA, PHMSA, and leading industry consultancies will share transport regulation updates and how they will impact the global supply chain.

• Lithium Batteries: Shipping and handling lithium batteries is complex and highly regulated. A panel of experts will discuss the latest transport rules and packaging standards, how to ship lithium batteries safely and compliantly, and more.

• DG Industry Outlook: A master class panel of DG industry icons will examine the state of the global DG industry and where it is headed. Speakers will discuss where there is a need for further regulation, the role of data in DG transport, and predictions for 2024 and beyond.

• E-commerce: The rise of e-commerce has brought with it many compliance challenges for businesses shipping DG. This panel of retailers, carriers, and logistics providers will examine the challenges and best practices for safely and compliantly shipping goods in today’s online retail environment.

“Shipping dangerous goods – from perfumes and cleaning solutions to medical devices and EV batteries – has become increasingly challenging due to complex regulations and ongoing supply chain issues,” said Robert Finn, vice president, Labelmaster. “The DG Symposium brings together supply chain and business leaders from around the world to hear about the latest industry issues and changes, and explore strategies to improve compliance, increase operational efficiency and reduce risk within their own organizations.”