Descartes UK

Biennial Dangerous Good Roadshow - 2018

This event is the ideal forum for meeting and hearing from the leading experts about new regulations and how they will affect your business. Delegates will also get an insight into what changes are on the horizon. At the exhibition you will meet leading industry specialists who can provide assistance and answer questions for the best possible solutions to ship your hazardous products. 

In 2016, Keith Kingham (Managing Director) and Richard Shreeve (Key Account Manager) at Labeline decided that the industry needed a regulatory update seminar that would appeal to all those involved in dangerous goods. We were particularly concerned that procurement departments and administrators purchase cheaper, sometimes non-compliant material. Our aim was to inform, educate and ensure safety and compliance at many levels. 

It was agreed that profit would not be the driver for the event and that these seminars would be geared towards enabling companies to send more than one person to attend. The presentations would inform and assist office personnel, warehousing and purchasing staff to understand compliance, the complexity of marking and shipping hazardous products by all modes and highlight the potential consequences of getting it wrong.

As the dangerous goods regulations for all modes are amended every two years it seemed logical to hold these events to coincide with the release of the publications.

The inaugural Biennial Dangerous Goods Roadshow was held in November 2016 and was an undoubted success. We received positive feedback from all those who attended:

“Fantastic, brilliant value day” 

“Great organisation” 

“Very well organised and delivered event”

“Well done Labeline!”

For 2018 there will be two conferences, one at Heathrow and one at Manchester Airport. The locations have been chosen for their ease of access, conference facilities and the high quality of the venues. 

Priced at £135 + VAT per person this non-profit international event offers excellent training and networking opportunity for all those involved in the movement of dangerous goods, including:

  • Safety advisers (DGSA’s)
  • Training providers
  • Shippers
  • Warehousing and distribution operatives
  • Freight forwarders
  • Administrators
  • Procurement 
  • Manufacturers
  • Fleet operators
  • Airline service personnel
  • Shipping lines 

13th November 2018

The Southern leg will be held at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow. This proved very popular last time around and we are delighted to be returning to this unique venue and preferential room rates have been secured with the hotel.

15th November 2018

The Northern leg will be at the well-appointed Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport. 

There is a sponsored ice-breaker reception open to all delegates on the evening prior to each seminar. 

A complimentary hot buffet lunch will be provided and, during the intervals, there will be the opportunity to meet with the speakers, network with delegates from around the world and interact with leading suppliers to this industry, including Labeline international, HCB, DGOffice, Exis Technologies, Air Sea Containers, Braemar Response, Unisto, IATA, NCEC, IHMM, Vision Techniques, BADGP and UL Safeware. 

With positive feedback from the 2016 Roadshow we have tweaked the session set aside for the regulatory updates to encourage a more interactive format. There will be a panel of international experts to discuss how the changes have been adopted into the various modal rulebooks, once more under the watchful eye of the chairman for the event, Peter Mackay, Editor-in-Chief at the Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (HCB). 

The Speakers

Following the introduction to the evolution of the regulations, the multimodal panel of experts will discuss the incoming amendments and additions to the regulations. The panel will consist of:

  • Jeff Hart OBE, former Chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on TDG, who currently provides advice to the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) on issues relating to the IMDG Code.
  • Geoff Leach, former Head of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Dangerous Goods Office and a past Chairman of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, on which he still sits. He also chairs the IATA Lithium Battery Workshops. 
  • At the Heathrow event, Ross McLachlan, who succeeded Geoff as the ICAO DGP member nominated by the UK, will replace Geoff. Ross was responsible, amongst many other things, for overseeing the CAA Approved Dangerous Goods Training Scheme.
  • Richard Masters, who was the on the team that created Felixstowe’s dangerous goods control system and has since worked with the UK P&I Club, for whom he wrote the IMDG Code guidance manual Book it Right and Pack it Tight, which has recently been updated and reissued.
  • Gene Sanders, Chair of the Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (DGTA), a director of DGAC, consultant and trainer in dangerous goods for nearly 20 years and regular contributor to HCB.

The regulatory update panel discussion will be followed by a variety of topical presentations:

  • Enforcement: PC Stuart Appleton, DGSA for three police forces and Chair of the UK’s CDG Police Practitioners Forum. Stuart has responsibility for all UK enforcement operations and UK Dangerous Goods Intelligence and represents UK police at European meetings.
  • Managing a Serious Toxic Chemical Release / Incident: Ali Karim, Managing Director of the Hazchem Network in Rugby – the hub and spoke pallet network specifically tailored to dangerous goods. Ali has more than 30 years’ experience of dealing with chemicals and gas in both production and transport environments.
  • E-freight and new software in the transport of Dangerous Goods: Herman Teering, Managing Director of specialist software solution provider, DGOffice. The system generates compliant dangerous goods documentation and labels for all modes of transport and is compatible with the latest e-Freight paperless processes.
  • Safe Transport of Lithium Batteries: Geoff Leach / Ross MacLachlan
  • From GHS to DGN: Gene Sanders
  • New vocational qualification for DG Professionals: Morgan Hyson, Business Development Manager at the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), which operates the Certificate of Dangerous Goods Professionals (CDGP) qualification.
  • Limited Quantities – Exemption and Provisions: Michael Bowen, President of Bureau of Dangerous Goods Ltd, a leading producer of training, technology and consulting for the dangerous goods industry. As a DGSA and IATA Dangerous Goods Instructor, Michael regularly teaches and/or speaks at various industry trade associations such as COSTHA, DGAC and IATA and was the leading content developer for the Hazmat University in the US.

About the Organisers

Labeline International has achieved the status of the top performing worldwide regulatory distributor for IATA in each of the last 10 years and is the international leading supplier of all dangerous goods regulations. Labeline is also the only company in the UK and R. of Ireland with complete Multi-mode authorised Dangerous Goods distribution for Air, Sea, Road and Rail.

To book your place at this important event please contact Labeline on 0870 850 5051 / +44 (0)1271 817677 or, or simply book on line at