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Hear from the experts representing each mode of transport and how the changes included in the 2021 Dangerous Goods Regulations will influence your business before they come into effect.

  • Regulatory updates for all modes given by prominent industry knowledge leaders.
  • Same agenda at both events – held at top quality venues.
  • Presentations from leading lights across industry on topics such as Understanding Emergency Response (from first call to remediation), Digital Data Transfer (to replace DGNs), Enforcement around the World, DG Packaging, Online DG Training and New formats for DG Regulations.
  • A fantastic opportunity for networking with fellow DG professionals.
  • There will be a free Ice-breaker drinks reception on the evening before each of the events – all delegates will be welcome
  • Meet leading specialist suppliers to the industry and delegates from around the world.
  • Of interest to all levels who are involved in dangerous goods: warehouse, shippers, administrators, procurement, training and DG specialists.
  • Comprehensive and useful delegate pack.
  • A full day of learning with refreshments throughout the day, includes a hot lunch.
  • A non-profit international event – accessible and affordable at £135.00 per person.
The Biennial Dangerous Goods Roadshow

Southern Event: 15th September 2020: Sheraton Skyline, Heathrow

Northern Event:  17th September 2020: Radisson Blu, East Midlands

Your Hosts

About Labeline

For over 25 years Labeline International has been at the forefront of dangerous goods compliance, supplying publications, labels, documentation and software.


Worldwide, Labeline is probably the leading authorised distributor for the regulations covering the transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR in Europe), sea (IMDG), air (IATA & ICAO) and rail (RID).  For the last 11 years the company has been IATA’s leading distributor of their Dangerous Goods Regulations. Labeline also publishes the CDG Exemptions Guide.

Hazard and Handling Labels

If you are involved in the shipping of dangerous goods you need to have the reassurance that the labels and marks you use to show the hazards of the products that make up a shipment are correct and compliant.  Labeline has an extensive stock over 2 million labels, marks and placards ready for next day delivery.  Labeline’s labels comply with the latest regulations and they have the adhesion, abrasion resistance and colour retention properties to exceed the requirements of the IMDG Code.  


Labeline stocks a range of UN approved boxes.  For sizes, availability and prices please contact Labeline directly.  Bespoke solutions for all dangerous goods packaging requirements can also be sourced.


DGOffice simplifies the classification process and makes the calculations to enable users to quickly produce dangerous goods documentation that always complies with current regulations worldwide.  It is an on-line system and, as it is updated stealthily and in a timely manner, there is no need to download updates when the regulations change – it is all done automatically.  DGOffice can also be integrated into SAP and other enterprise systems. 

DGOffice is e-Freight ready to enable digital transfer of DG data for all modes of transport. 

Contact Labeline for a free two-week trial.


Labeline delivers CAA accredited training courses.  Our trainers are Geoff Leach, the former Head of the CAA’s Dangerous Goods Office and the current Chair of IATA’s Lithium Battery Workshops, and Ross McLachlan, formerly CAA’s Dangerous Goods Policy Specialist. They are, therefore, both ideally placed to not only train in the requirements but also to explain the thinking and decisions behind them. Labeline also provides a range of e-learning solutions for the DG industry.

Dangerous Goods Consultancy Services

DGSA service, ad-hoc consultancy and advice on all modes of transport around the world.

About HCB

HCB was established in 1980 to help those involved in the transport and storage of dangerous goods to keep up to date with changing regulations. We continue to cover regulatory developments and to bring our readers news of products and services that aim to make their operations safer or more efficient.

The magazine covers the transport of all kinds of dangerous goods, but particularly liquid chemicals, liquefied gases, explosives and radioactive materials. It covers transport by all modes: road, rail, maritime (bulk and packaged), inland waterway and air. Its coverage is also global in scope, covering not only North America and Western Europe but also the Far East, South-East Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. HCB has full-time writers based in the US and in Poland and a network of part-time contributors in Singapore, India, Brazil, Zambia and elsewhere.


Heathrow 15th September & East Midlands 17th September 2020

The programme will include full regulatory updates for the DG regulations covering all modes of transport.

There will also be presentations on enforcement and the technological developments to deliver DG information digitally as industry moves towards paperless data transfer.

2020 Biennial Provisional Agenda



Jeff Hart retired in 2015 after 38 years public service with the UK Department for Transport (DfT) following an entirely undistinguished academic career studying history and politics! He has worked in the international arena for most of his career, firstly as part of the UK delegations to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Assembly, Council, Facilitation and Technical Cooperation Committees and then with the European Civil Aviation Conference in the field of passenger fare liberalisation and cargo operations. He joined DfT’s Dangerous Goods Division in 1990 and became the Head of Division in 1996. Jeff then led the UK delegations to the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, the RID/ADR/ADN Joint Committee, ADR WP.15 and various other international dangerous goods meetings such as the European Union, OECD and the UN GHS Sub-Committee. With multi-modal dangerous goods transport responsibilities he was also part of the UK delegation to IMO and International Civil Aviation Organization meetings. Following 9/11 Jeff played a leading role in introducing international security provisions within the dangerous goods safety regulations. He was responsible for enacting UK national legislation for the safe transport of dangerous goods by road and rail and acted as the UK competent authority for international road and rail dangerous goods transport. Jeff was privileged to be elected as Chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on Transport of Dangerous Goods at the end of 2010 until his retirement. In the 2016 New Year honours, Jeff was awarded an OBE for services to transport.

Geoff Leach



Geoff Leach joined the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 1982, and transferred to the Dangerous Goods Office in 1990.  In May 2002 he was appointed Head of the Dangerous Goods Office, also becoming the United Kingdom member of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP), having attended all working group and Panel meetings since 1993 in the capacity of advisor. In November 2007 he was elected Chairman of both the DGP and the Dangerous Goods European Liaison Group, an informal body of European authorities and operators.  Geoff has also chaired all 6 of the IATA lithium battery workshops held to date and been an advisor to the United Kingdom expert at the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous goods by Air.  In 2013, he left the CAA to form the Dangerous Goods Office Limited, Labeline International’s training partner, offering training and consultancy to industry and regulators worldwide.




Gene has been consulting and training in the field of Dangerous Goods for most of the 20 years that he has worked in the industry.  With degrees in Biochemistry, Chemistry and a “minor” in Microbiology, he has a good understanding of the chemistry behind the regulations for both supply and transport.

He is a Director on the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council and holds the following qualifications:

  • CDGP – Certified Dangerous Goods Professional
  • CET – Certified Environmental Trainer
  • CDGT – Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer
  • DGSA – Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
  • CDL – Commercial driver’s license with Hazmendorsement

Gene is also the regular “From the Porch Swing” columnist in HCB magazine.



Herman Teering was born in the Netherlands in 1968.  During his time in the Dutch Army he worked for 5 years as a logistics coordinator for Explosives and Fuel distribution and 5 years as expert on International movement of equipment, ordnance and personnel.  In the years that followed he held senior management positions within the international DGM network. In 2003 Herman became Managing Director of DGOffice, an IT company that specialises in databases, tools and solutions for all modes of transport, production, storage, handling and waste of Dangerous Goods.  Herman is married to Pauline and has one son. 




Caroline is DGSA and she sits on a number of UK and international committees including several UK working groups concerning the Transport of Dangerous Goods. In addition to being a founder member of the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP), of which she is the Chairman.  Caroline is also a member of the council for the Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS).

She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in REACH Management and The NEBOSH General Certificate and diploma.

Specialties: Dangerous Goods and Chemical Safety Legislation, Health and Safety legislation. (REACH, DGSA, CLP, GHS, ADR, IATA)



Peter Mackay is editor-in-chief of Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (HCB), a monthly magazine covering the transport, storage and handling of dangerous goods worldwide. He has been involved in the industry for more than 30 years as a consultant, analyst and commentator and is a regular speaker at industry events.

HCB is now in its 39th year of publication and has built up a considerable reputation as the leading worldwide publication in its field, having a particular focus on the regulations governing the transport and storage of chemicals and other dangerous goods by all modes.

Peter is past chairman of the Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (DGTA), which has developed a certification system to act as a quality assurance model for training personnel. He is these days in great demand as a speaker and chair at industry events around the globe.

James Douglas:


Tel: 01325 466672

Exis Technologies is the leading global supplier of systems for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport.  For 30 years major container shipping lines, ports and shippers have been relying on Hazcheck Systems from Exis for regulatory compliance, efficiency and safety in their global operations.

IMDG Code training is mandatory for all shore side staff involved in dangerous goods transport. To meet this challenge, Exis Technologies, with the support of industry bodies, developed IMDG Code e-learning. The cost-effective solution has been implemented by half of the top 20 container lines as well as shippers and logistics operations worldwide.

To address special cargoes and training for all aspects of CTU packing, Exis has recently added CTU training modules to their e-learning programmes.  See Labeline web site.

Nick Bailey:


Tel: 07887 520516

Ambipar Response in the UK is an industry leader in land and marine oil and chemical incident response. The company has an involvement and influence in numerous international steering groups and professional development forums. Ambipar operates six response bases in the UK (Milford Haven, Bristol, Stansted, Dundee Barnsley and Belfast) and has three offices supporting operations. Each of the bases has an independent response capability allowing rapid, direct deployment to incidents on a ‘nearest the scene’ basis. The company can be contacted in an emergency 24/7/365 via a UK call centre which records all calls received ensuring that they can be actioned and prioritised.

Herman Teering:


Tel: +31 320 760 990

DGOffice simplifies the classification process and makes the calculations to enable users to quickly produce dangerous goods documentation.  As it is updated stealthily, and in a timely manner, there is no need to download updates when the regulations change – it is all done automatically.  Your documents will always comply with the current DG regulations around the world.  DGOffice can link to external data sources and can be integrated into SAP and other enterprise systems. 

Once logged in, users have immediate access to product specific dangerous goods information for all modes of transport.  This includes Vehicle Placarding, Special Provisions, Segregation, Limited Quantity etc. 

From here, it is a straightforward step-by-step process to generate your dangerous goods documents.  All the relevant boxes that need populating are highlighted and, by utilising the “Own Articles” module, the data for repeat orders can be rapidly pre-loaded.

DGOffice is e-Freight ready to enable digital transfer of DG data for all modes of transport. 

DGOffice is a modular system, so you only need to subscribe to the transport modes and additional tools that you require.  These include:

    • Document Archive. Where you can keep all the transport documents that you generate filed within DGOffice.
    • Own Articles.  This holds data on the consignments previously raised so you can readily access product information from your portfolio to populate a new DGN.
    • Address Labels. To print the package label containing UN Number, Proper Shipping Name and addresses for the Shipper and Consignee.
    • Statistics.  Keeps all the data relating to your shipments – helpful for your DGSA’s report.
    • For air shippers, there are modules for NOTOC (notification to captain) and NOTOC Acceptance.
  • The new SEVESO calculation module to help sites to comply with the requirements of SEVESO III.

On the DGOffice login page there is a tab to download a Quick Guide and a help button on most of the pages.  See Labeline web site.

Kevin Dougherty:


Tel: 0151 653 1500


For over 35 years, Air Sea Containers has specialised in the manufacturing and supply of UN approved packaging for transporting dangerous goods for air, road and sea.

Operating from our HQ on Merseyside and with operations around the world, Air Sea has an extensive range of over 700 different packaging materials.  These include inner, single and combination options, covering everything from stainless steel drums to 4G boxes, 4GV boxes & plywood boxes, as well as specialist packagings for substances requiring thermal control, infectious substances and lithium batteries.

Our extensive range of dangerous goods packaging and accessories, including vermiculite, are available off the shelf for next day delivery – and with no minimum order requirements.

Alongside our extensive packaging range, Air Sea offers advice and guidance on all aspects of dangerous goods shipping; from helping shippers understand regulations to identifying suitable compliant packaging.

We offer complete solutions to everyday dangerous goods queries:

    • Free guidance and expert consultation
    • UN approval and testing of packagings intended to transport dangerous goods
    • DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor) services
    • Dangerous goods training
  • Bespoke product development

Dave King:


Tel: 01865 728060


BADGP came into existence following a meeting, convened by the late Desmond Waight in June 2010, to discuss the formation of an association for dangerous goods professionals to help improve their skills and provide a channel through which could approach the authorities.  BADGP aims to support professionals who work in the business of transporting dangerous goods; in whatever mode of transport: road, rail, air and sea.

We are a growing, non-profit, Great Britain based membership association but are also very pleased to welcome members from overseas. As of the beginning of 2016, as well as those throughout Great Britain, we have members based in Cyprus, Ireland, Israel and Portugal.

Our members work in an extremely diverse array of companies in many different sectors of industry, but all with a professional interest in the transport of dangerous goods and a keen desire to keep up to date with legislation and best practice and be part of the professional community that BADGP exists to provide.

We support our dangerous good professionals in many different ways including:

    • informing: via emails, a quarterly newsletter and making available materials from past events to members

    • listening: finding out what members want to know and what they want from the Association though our online surveys

    • meeting: through our series of professionally run events such as no-charge AGM and lectures event, information seminars and webinars

    • discussing: though our very successful online “forum” which boasts over 3,000 members

    • networking: our events are the ideal place to interact with fellow dangerous goods professionals

  • representing: we represent our members at UK Government stakeholder groups (DfT, MCA and CAA) and are the UK member of EASA (European Association of [national association] dangerous goods Safety Advisers)

  • Social Media: we run Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our LinkedIn discussion forum.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 265 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

The safety of many depends on the strength of the supply chain. Dangerous Goods surround us everyday, everywhere. Be a strong link, and apply the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. 

The IATA DGR is THE trusted source to help you prepare and document dangerous shipments. Recognized by the world’s airlines for almost 60 years, the DGR is the most complete, up-to-date, and user-friendly reference in the industry.

So next time you prepare, process, accept or handle a dangerous goods shipment, please STOP, THINK, CHECK…. and ensure you have applied the IATA DGR. For all IATA publications relating to dangerous goods, visit the Labeline web site.

IHMM is the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, a USA-based non-profit, non-governmental organisation that provides a range of exams and qualifications for the dangerous goods industry.  These include the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional credential which is the global gold standard for multimodal expertise in hazardous materials and the transport of dangerous goods. The CDGP is awarded by IHMM to individuals who meet eligibility requirements and pass a rigorous written examination.  Labeline is the IHMM’s Educational Affiliate in Europe.


Today’s global market is complex and businesses are inundated with rapidly changing demands. Varying legislation, corporate policies and buyer preferences present significant challenges to product development and profitability.

Companies around the world partner with UL to strengthen their supply chains and develop safe, innovative products. Our solutions for R&D, Chemical Data Management, EHS, Supply Chain Management and Product Promotion are backed by world-class expertise.

Engage UL to help you innovate, comply and promote with intelligence. 

Matthew Hall

Unisto manufacturers and supplies innovative and highly effective security seal solutions tailored to the needs of industry. Tamper evident security seals in thermoplastic, metal or a combination of different materials that raise their tamper resistant properties. From multi-purpose pull tight security seals, fixed length ,push-fit, padlock or high barrier bolt and cable seals, applied to prevent any opportunistic access.

Unisto also supplies ancillary equipment and accessories including a bolt and cable seal safety cutter kit for the quick and safe removal of all types of barrier seal.

Craig Thomson

Established in 1973, NCEC was set up by the UK Government to provide emergency response support to the emergency services for incidents involving hazardous chemicals. Over the past 40 years we have developed an in-depth knowledge of the global chemical marketplace and now provide emergency response advice to over 550 organisations across the world. Our knowledge and expertise places us in a unique position to support our customers manage chemical and wider business risk – from emergency response to supply and transport regulations.

We have a global understanding of issues relating to chemical safety and legislation and are able to help clients understand and manage their regulatory obligations, providing bespoke advice and guidance on specific regulatory matters and how best to comply. We do not only specialise in chemical emergency response and chemical supply and transport regulations, but also have a broad range of crisis management services to help our customers deal with all types of incidents.

Tim Bostel

Vision Techniques is one of the UK’s leading, and award winning, vehicle safety companies with 30 years of expertise and innovations. We are experts in developing, installing and delivering vehicle safety equipment to multiple industries.

We have safety products to cover vans, HGV’s, Trucks, Lorries, buses and coaches, which aid with manoeuvring safely, cameras and recording systems, anti-theft or eradicating rollaways and reversing accidents.

There’s a range of hi-tech products available, including vehicle CCTV camera systems, radar sensors, radar alarms, reversing camera systems, vehicle operator and crew communication systems and fleet tracking systems.

Vision Techniques’ high quality safety and prevention products help prevent accidents, save you money and motivate best driver practice, bringing you peace of mind and the ultimate protection to your vehicles, staff and brand.

Known in the industry we work with companies such as G4S, FloGas, Kier, The post Office and Biffa.


The Sheraton Skyline is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Heathrow Airport and 17 miles from Central London.


We are happy to announce that we have secured a preferential room rate of £158.50 p/night for bed & breakfast at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel. This rate is valid for the nights before and after the event and can be booked directly with the hotel.


Car Parking charges: £8 for the day settled by individual guests on departure.
Overnight: £15.00 per car, per night is offered to all Hotel residents – reduced from £30.00
(NOTE: Car Parking is not guaranteed onsite and is subject to availability)
Heathrow Hotels Hoppa Bus- Terminals 1-3 and Terminal 5 to the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at £5.00 single
journey or £9.00 return journey

Travel Information

From East

    • Take M4 to Junction 4 and follow the road to Heathrow.
    • Prior to the airport tunnel, take the road to the left, A4 Central London.
  • The hotel is 0.25 miles on the left hand side.

From North

    • Take M25 to the M4, Junction 15.
    • Come off at Junction 4 and follow the road to Heathrow.
    • Prior to the airport tunnel, take the road to the left, A4 Central London.
  • The hotel is 0.25 miles on the left hand side.

Heathrow Airport

The National Express Heathrow Hoppa Service operates between the terminals & the Hotel:

    • From Terminals 1 & 3 coach number H3
  • From Terminal 4 & 5 coach number H53

Tickets can be obtained from the self service ticket machines at the terminal.

From West

    • Take M4 to Junction 4 and follow the road to Heathrow.
    • Prior to the airport tunnel, take the road to the left, A4 Central London.
  • The hotel is 0.25 miles on the left hand side.

From South

    • Take M25 to the M4, Junction 15.
    • Come off at Junction 4 and follow the road to Heathrow.
    • Prior to the airport tunnel, take the road to the left, A4 Central London.
  • The hotel is 0.25 miles on the left hand side.

Central London

    • Starting point – Hyde Park Corner
    • Knightsbridge – A4 (signposted The West)
    • Bear right onto Thurloe Place – A4.
    • Entering South Kensington continue forward onto the A4.
    • Entering Hammersmith continue forward onto Great West Road – A4.
    • Entering Chiswick At Hogarth Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Great West Road – A4 At Junction 1 take right hand lanes and continue forward onto the M4 across the Chiswick Flyover (signposted The West, Heathrow Airport, Staines, Hounslow)
    • Leave M4 at junction 4, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the M4 SPUR (signposted Heathrow Airport, Terminals 1, 2 And 3)
    • At Emirates Roundabout take the1st exit (signposted A4 Central London, Local Traffic)
  • At traffic signals bear left onto Bath Road – A4 (signposted Central London


The Radisson Blu is just 1 mile from the East Midlands Airport Terminal Building. 


Preferential bed & breakfast room rate at the Radisson Blu is £121.00.


Car parking within the hotel car park is subject to availability and charged at the following rates:

  • Day Guests: £3.00 per car, per day.
  • Overnight Guests: £5.00 per car, per night.
Travel Information

On foot from East Midlands Airport:
The hotel is just a 1.5-kilometre walk from the airport, via Beverley Rd.

By car:
Follow signs to East Midlands Airport A453 taking the exit (westbound) immediately after Donington Services.  After 500m turn right at the first roundabout, then right again – the hotel is on your right. 

By bus from East Midlands Parkway train station:
Take the 865 bus to the Church stop, then take a Skylink bus to the Pegasus Business Park stop. You’ll be just 300m from the hotel.

By taxi from East Midlands Parkway train station::
The hotel is under 8km from East Midlands Parkway train station via Remembrance Way and A453.


East Midlands