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Conference Registration

  • The 23rd COA Members Meeting will take place at the Shanghai Pullman Skyway Hotel on Tuesday 21 May 2019 – the day before Intermodal Asia 2019.
  • Registration for the Meeting is now open
  • The registration fee is USD 250 for COA Members and USD 500 for non-Members
  • To Register for the Meeting, click HERE

Meeting Venue

  • Delegates wish to stay at the Shanghai Pullman Skyway Hotel can book online via the Hotel Website.
  • To book a room – and for further information about the hotel, click here: PULLMAN

Conference Timetable

  • There will be a Work Group meeting of the  IT/Telematics WG (WG members only) from 9:00 to 10:30
  • Arrival and registration for delegates from 10:30, with keynote presentations on Container Shipping trends, Industry Finance, Container Manufacturing and New Technology
  • After lunch, the Technical Sessions will cover a wide range of issues, including: Cargo Worthy Criteria, Floor test audit, Waterborne Coatings, Regulations (ISO1496-1 container tests and ISO1161 corner casting), IPPC, Reefer Cables, Refrigerant Gases – and other issues raised by Members
  • The provisional agenda is as follows

23rd COA Members Meeting – Conference Agenda

09:00 – 10:30  IT/Telematics WG (Invitation to WG members only)

10:30 Registration/Coffee

11:00 Keynote presentations

  • Container shipping update and trends
  • Container Manufacturing: state of industry, challenges, waterborne paints, automated technology
  • Industry finance
  • Telematics – what’s new, what’s coming, what are the challenges

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Technical Sessions

  • Cargo Worthy Criteria
  • Floor test audit
  • Waterborne Coatings
  • Regulations – ISO1496-1 container tests and ISO1161 corner casting
    (what’s new in these updated standards? And what does it mean for container owners?)
  • IPPC update
  • Reefer cable standard
  • Refrigerant gas status and data

17:00 Post-conference networking reception