20th COA Members Meeting (Amsterdam, Monday 27 November)

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20th COA Members Meeting (Amsterdam, Monday 27 November) – Updated Conference Programme Published

AMSTERDAM 2017

20th COA Members Meeting, Amsterdam – Monday 27 November 2017: AGENDA PUBLISHED, PLAN NOW TO PARTICIPATE
2017 COA Flexitank Division Meeting in Amsterdam
COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal Europe 2017 – STAND SPONSOR UPDATE
Hotel Room Booking: Special Rate for Participants – Book Now

1.     20th COA Members Meeting, Amsterdam – Monday 27 November 2017: UPDATED AGENDA PUBLISHED, PLAN NOW TO PARTICIPATE

·        The updated Conference Agenda for the 20th COA Members Meeting – taking place at the Hilton Hotel Apollolaan, Amsterdam, on Monday 27 November 2017 – has been published.
·        To view the Conference Agenda, click HERE.
The Registration Fee for COA Members is: 295 Euros. For Non-Members, it is 495 Euros
To register, click HERE

2.     Plenary Session on Trends in Global Trade and the Container Shipping Industry

·        The conference timetable will feature a mid-morning start (registration/coffee from 10:30onwards), with a Plenary Session – including keynote sessions – before lunch.
·        Keynotes will include presentations on the impact of World Container Trade on the Container Shipping Industry and an analysis of changes in the Container Leasing/Manufacturing Industry.
·        There will also be a review of the impact of Hanjin Line Bankruptcy (one year on)
·        The morning session will conclude together with a report on the IPPC meeting on Container Cleanliness

3.     Parallel Session A: Technical Developments

·        After lunch, the conference will divide into two parallel sessions
·        One session will focus on key technical issues: Paints, Flooring, Cargoworthy Standards, SOC Acceptance Criteria, Reefer Containers and IT Systems.
·        The COA will present a number of draft COA recommended guidelines and reference documents

4.     Parallel Session B: Flexitank Conference

·        Parallel with the Technical Session, there will be the COA Flexitank Division Meeting
The Meeting will include discussion on: COA Flexitank Quality Management System; Shipping Line perspective on Flexitank Shipments; Review of Flexitank Rail Impact Testing Procedure; and Technology developments

5.     Hotel Room Bookings: Special Rates for Delegates

·        Special rates are available for Participants attending the COA Conference and Intermodal Asia, wishing to stay at the Hilton Hotel.
·        The rate for a King Deluxe Guest Room is: 219 Euros
·        To reserve a room, click on the following link: HILTON

6.     COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal Europe 2017

·        Intermodal Europe 2017 will take place in Amsterdam from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 November 2017 in Amsterdam (please go to www.intermodal-events.com).
·        As at previous Intermodal Europe exhibitions, the COA will be organising a Container Pavilion.
·        Many thanks to the COA Members who have already confirmed their participation as Sponsors

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