CGA’s Annual Meeting is the largest technically-focused gathering of industry subject matter experts, and features a multi-day program with engaging speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, and technical committee meetings that play a crucial role in advancing safety across our industry.

With the generous support of our Annual Meeting sponsors, we’ve continued to refine our Annual Meeting program, as we work to deliver another engaging, educational, and highly productive event for all. Don’t miss Ariel Wolf who will be keynoting the conference with a talk about how autonomous vehicles will play a part in the future of our industry. Also, join us for an Industry Panel on Hydrogen where CGA and industry leaders we will be discussing the Safe Hydrogen Project, safety considerations of hydrogen, and more.

The March 20th, early registration and hotel room block deadline has passed. CGA’s room block is now full. To make alternate arrangements, see the “Hotel Information” section below for a list of hotels in Carlsbad that may have availability.

Current Registration Fees:

  • March 21 – April 3, 2023 Registration Fee: $325
  • April 4 – April 23, 2023 Registration Fee: $1000

Please note: CGA23 is a member-only event. Only members and their guests will be allowed to attend.


We’re excited to welcome everyone to the CGA23 our 110th Annual Meeting, and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants and staff. This year’s annual meeting will take place fully in-person at the Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, CA.

Everyone attending meetings or events scheduled in conjunction with the Annual Meeting must register and pay any applicable registration fees and optional activity fees. A registration fee will be assessed if an individual attends a committee meeting and does not register for the Annual Meeting.

Please review all meeting and registration information prior to completing your registration. As you complete your registration, please indicate the meals and optional activities you plan to attend in order for CGA to accurately arrange for seating and food and beverage.


Key Dates and Registration Fees

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 20, 2023
  • Free Early Registration Deadline: March 20, 2023
    • March 21 – April 3, 2023 Registration Fee: $325
    • April 4 – April 23, 2023 Registration Fee: $1000
  • Online registration closes on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 11:59PM (Eastern). After this date, registrations will only be accepted onsite.
  • Deadline for Cancellation/Changes for In-person Registrations: Monday, April 10, 2023

Spouses, significant others, or guests of CGA members who wish to attend and participate must pay a $295 registration fee.

All registration fees and prices on this page are quoted in U.S. funds (USD).

Committee Meetings

CGA members are welcome to attend committee meetings held during the Annual Meeting, whether as a current member of a committee or as a guest. In either case, please RSVP for the meetings you wish to attend during your registration. As you progress through your registration, note those events and committee meetings that are marked “by invitation only.” Access to these meetings is restricted, as indicated.

Registration Information

Please complete the online registration process to the end. If you register by the March 20, 2023 deadline, you will only need to submit payment information if your spouse/significant other or other guest will accompany you, or you choose to register for one or more fee-based optional activities.

If paying by credit card, any applicable fees must be paid online, in full, at time of registration.

Registrants may also opt to pay any necessary fees by wire transfer. If you wish to pay by wire transfer, please first complete your full registration using our online system, then indicate that you wish to pay by wire transfer. Once you have completed your registration, you will be given the opportunity to print your receipt detailing any applicable fees due. To pay by wire transfer, contact for current instructions.

Safety Awards Banquet

You may purchase tickets for others from your company who will only be attending the Safety Awards Banquet. The cost is $250 per person. Please use the form at the bottom of this section to contact Jana Hollis for further information.

Cancellation/Changes Policy

Cancellations are required regardless of whether a registration fee has been paid or not. All registration cancellations, activity cancellations, changes, and requests for refunds must be submitted and confirmed via CGA’s online registration system on or before April 10, 2023. Refunds are subject to a $50 (USD) processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the deadline for any reason.


If you have any questions about CGA23, send an email to Jana Hollis by completing the form below and clicking “Submit.” All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). Alternatively, you may call CGA at 703-788-2700 for assistance.

CGA’s room block at the Omni La Costa is now sold out.

We recommend searching these nearby hotels for availability:

Hilton Cape Rey
1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 602-0800
4.1 miles from Omni La Costa

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
5835 Owens Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 431-9399
3.2 miles from Omni La Costa

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 827-2400
5 miles from Omni La Costa

Omni La Costa
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009 USA
Telephone: 1-760-438-9111

From the moment you enter through the gates of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, you are embraced by the picturesque beauty and leisurely charm of our coastal California lifestyle.

Here you’ll discover an idyllic Southern California getaway, featuring luxurious guest rooms and suites, expanded event spaces, adult and family pool experiences, a world-class spa and legendary golf. Nestled amongst 400 lush garden acres near the beach in north San Diego, this coastal California resort is a haven of rejuvenation, comfort, and escape.

The CGA group room rate is $289 single or double per night, and is subject to tax.

Suites and Villas are available to CGA members at discounted rates below:

TypeRate (plus taxes)
Plaza Suite$429
La Costa Suite$479
One Bedroom Villa$779
Two Bedroom Villa$979

Reservation Instructions

Make your hotel reservation online by clicking the Omni La Costa Reservation Link HERE

Alternatively, you may call the hotel’s reservations line at 1-800-THE-OMNI. When you call, be sure to reference CGA 2023 or Compressed Gas Association to receive the Compressed Gas Association group rate of $289 plus tax per night.

Please Note: Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of reservation. ADA rooms are available upon request.

Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and require a deposit equal to the first night’s room and taxes. Deposits are fully refundable if cancellation is received 72 hours in advance of guest’s arrival date. No shows will be charged to the guest’s credit card on file for the first night plus tax.

Room bed types are not guaranteed. The hotel will assign room types at check-in based on availability. Special requests should be made directly to the hotel.

Please Note: CGA has contracted with Omni La Costa to set aside a sizeable block of rooms at this greatly discounted rate for meeting registrants. The Association is contractually obligated to fill this room block and may be exposed to significant financial liability should our members fail to support this room block. We appreciate members choosing to stay at the Annual Meeting host hotel. CGA cannot guarantee that rooms will be available after the March 20, 2023 deadline or once the room block is full.

Hotel Overview

  • Check in: 4:00 PM; check out: 11:00 AM
  • Discounted Valet parking is $34 per vehicle, per night; self parking is $24 per vehicle per night
  • Award-winning spa and salon with 42 treatment rooms
  • Ranked as one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America by Golf Magazine, featuring two championship courses and the Golf Performance Institute
  • World-class tennis program by Cliff Drysdale Tennis with 17 clay and hard tennis courts
  • 9,100 square foot Athletic Club
  • Yoga, pilates, meditation and other exercise classes
  • Eight sparkling pools including family-friendly Splash Landing with waterslides and adults-only Edge Pool
  • Kidtopia Kids Club and family game lounge
  • Locally-sourced cuisine via five dining outlets, including Bob’s Steak & Chop House and Bar Traza
  • Eight boutiques
  • Premier Fitness Camp
  • All hotel rates and prices quoted on this page are in United States dollars (USD)

The daily $10 resort fee has been discounted from $40 for CGA members providing:

  • Welcome beverage served at Guest Reception area
  • In-room basic high-speed wireless internet
  • In-room coffee and tea
  • Local and toll-free calls
  • Digital daily newspaper
  • 24/7 Business Center access
  • 24/7 on-property shuttle service
  • Overnight shoe shine service
  • Access to golf practice facility with complimentary range balls in the afternoon*
  • Golf bag storage
  • Poolside amenities including towels, lounge chairs, lifeguard supervision and access to toys
  • Priority access to tennis, golf, cabana and Kidtopia reservations
  • Access to the resort Athletic Club and daily fitness classes*

*based on availability

Sunday, April 23

8:30AM – 7:00PMRegistration OpenPoinsettia Foyer
9:00AM – 10:30AM5K Fun Run & Walk

CGA’s 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place on property at Omni La Costa and consists of two laps around the resort property. There will be a pre-run/walk stretch conducted by a member of the Omni La Costa recreation team.

Omni La CostaEleet Cryogenics
11:00AM – 5:30PMCGA Golf Tournament

All are invited to join CGA’s 2023 Annual Golf Outing being held on the Par 72 Omni La Costa Golf Club’s Legends course.

Omni La Costa Legends CourseEleet Cryogenics
12:00PM – 5:00PMSponsor Tables OpenPoinsettia Foyer
1:00PM – 5:00PMAfternoon at the Beach

How many times do you travel somewhere and never leave the hotel? CGA will have a relaxing beach setup with chairs, umbrellas, towels, sunscreen, and more, all waiting for you. All you need to do is show up!

Beach – Transportation Provided by CGA
6:00PM – 7:00PMYoung & Emerging Professionals Reception

CGA Members aged 45 or younger, or new to their role in the industry, are invited to join their peers for a committee showcase by the pool. Attendees will be able to talk to CGA’s committee leaders and learn more about each committees’ mission and current projects. Whether this is your first CGA Annual Meeting or you are a returning attendee, this event will be a great opportunity to discover what our committees are focused on and how you can get involved in the areas of CGA that interest you.

Edge Terrace PoolAir Liquide
7:00PM – 8:30PMCGA23 Welcome ReceptionLegends Lawn & Valley PromenadeFIBA Technologies

Monday, April 24

7:00AM – 7:45AMYoga

A certified Yoga instructor will guide you through yoga on Legends Lawn with stunning views of the resort as a backdrop. Stretch out, center your mind, breath, and get ready for the day ahead. Yoga mats, a towel and water will be provided.

Legends LawnEleet Cryogenics
7:00AM – 7:00PMRegistration OpenPoinsettia Foyer
7:30AM – 5:00PMSponsor Tables OpenPoinsettia Foyer
7:30AM – 8:15AMBuffet Breakfast and Committee Member RecognitionPoinsettia BallroomAll Safe Global
8:30AM – 9:30AMSpouse/Significant Other Intro/SocialValley PromenadeAll Safe Global
8:30AM – 5:00PMNetworking Break Lounge OpenMarigold & Terrace
8:30AM – 11:30AMCommittee Meetings

  • Environmental
  • Hazard Communication
  • Medical Equipment
  • Young & Emerging Professionals
Various locations
11:45AM – 1:45PMIndustry Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Ariel Wolf

As we look toward the future, many of our businesses are exploring new technologies like AI and autonomous vehicles. Ariel Wolf leads Venable’s Autonomous and Connected Mobility group and is General Counsel to the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA). Join us for his keynote where he will be offering his unique perspective on this technology and how it will impact you.

Poinsettia BallroomChart Industries
2:00PM – 5:00PMCommittee Meetings

  • Canadian Executive (2:00-3:30PM; by invitation only)
  • Distribution Fleet Safety
  • Hydrogen Technology
  • Industrial Gases Apparatus
Various Locations
6:00PM – 7:30PMCocktails and Connections, Networking Reception Orchid and Terrace

Tuesday, April 25

7:00AM – 7:00PMRegistration OpenPoinsettia Foyer
7:30AM – 4:00PMSponsor Tables OpenPoinsettia Foyer
7:30AM – 8:15AMBuffet Breakfast and Program (Committee Leadership Appreciation)Poinsettia BallroomWELDCOA
8:30AM – 5:00PMNetworking Break Lounge Open
8:30AM – 11:30AMCommittee Meetings

  • Standards Council (by invitation only)
  • Executive (10:30AM-11:30AM; by invitation only)
Various locations
8:30AM – 10:30AMIndustry Panel: Hydrogen Update

The theme for CGA23 is Moving Forward Together, and it would be impossible for our industry to do that without talking about hydrogen. This panel will cover multiple areas of hydrogen from CGA’s new Safe Hydrogen Project to specific safety topics like venting and materials.

11:45AM – 1:45PMLunch and Annual Meeting of the AssociationPoinsettia BallroomNorris Cylinder
2:00PM – 5:00PMCommittee Meetings

  • Board of Directors (by invitation only)
  • Hazardous Materials Codes
  • Safety & Health
Various Locations
6:30PM – 7:00PMSafety Awards ReceptionPoinsettia FoyerRegO Products
7:00PM – 8:30PMSafety Awards BanquetPoinsettia Ballroom
8:30PM – 11:59PMDessert Reception/After PartyVeranda Foyer and BallroomTaylor-Wharton

Wednesday, April 26

7:30AM – 4:30PMRegistration OpenPoinsettia Foyer
7:30AM – 8:15AMBuffet BreakfastPoinsettia Ballroom
8:30AM – 4:00PMNetworking Break Lounge OpenMarigold & TerraceCryogenic Technology Resources
8:30AM – 11:30AMCommittee Meetings

  • Atmospheric Gases & Equipment
  • HYCO
  • Medical Gases
  • Natural Gas Technology
Various locations
11:45AM – 1:15PMA Conversation with CGA Chair, Nelson Moreira
Lunch Program Hosted by Young & Emerging Professionals Committee
Poinsettia BallroomAir Liquide
1:30PM – 4:30PMCommittee Meetings

  • Bulk Distribution Equipment & Standards
  • Food Gases
  • Process Safety
  • Specialty Gases
Various Locations

Pre-registration for optional activities is required and applicable fees must be paid at time of registration. Capacities are limited where noted – sign up early to reserve your place! Fees and restrictions apply where noted.

Members, spouses/significant others, and guests are all welcome to participate in our optional activities, including CGA Annual Meeting general session breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (each non-member guest must be registered, and a $295 annual meeting registration fee paid). As you complete your online registration, please indicate the meals and optional activities you and your guests plan to attend for CGA to accurately arrange for seating and food and beverage.

Sunday, April 23


5K Fun Run/Walk
Participant Fee: $10
Maximum 40 people
Sponsored By Eleet Cryogenics

CGA’s 5K Fun Run/Walk, will take place on property at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa and consists of two laps around the resort property. The course will be marked by red arrow signage and an Omni team member will lead the group in a golf cart. There will be a pre-run/walk stretch conducted by a member of the Omni La Costa recreation team. Each participant will be issued a race number and names and completion times will be recorded to recognize the top finishers for both running and walking. Participants will receive a medal. A water station, towel station and post-event healthy refreshment are included.


  • 8:40AM: Meet at the Valley Promenade
  • 8:40 – 9:00AM:  Check-in and Warm-up Lead by the Omni La Costa Recreation Team
  • 9:00AM: 5K Fun Run/Walk starts

CGA Annual Golf Tournament
Participant Fee: $195
Legends Course, Carlsbad, CA
Sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics

CGA’s 2023 Annual Golf Outing, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, will be held on the Par 72 Omni La Costa Golf Club’s Legends course. Transportation will not be provided. If you anticipate needing help getting to the course, you may contact the Omni bell stand for assistance.

Note: The Legends Course is located behind the Omni and easily accessible by foot from the guest rooms and meeting space. The Young & Emerging Professionals Reception is scheduled to start at 6:00PM and the Welcome Reception at 7:00PM.

The $195 participant fee includes greens fee, cart fees, practice range balls, bottled water, and boxed lunch and tournament services fees.  Club rentals are available at a cost of $92 including tax and are Callaway Epic Flash Woods with Rogue irons. Rental sets come with two (2) sleeves of Callaway golf balls in a collectible pouch. Retail merchandise, rental shoe and food and beverage purchased at retail facilities or from beverage carts are each player’s responsibility.

If you wish to rent clubs, please indicate this during your online registration for the Annual Meeting, so that CGA may submit your rental request. You are responsible for rental charges, which will be collected at registration.

An average score or handicap must be included in each golfer’s online registration for the Annual Meeting. CGA will assign all foursomes based on handicaps.

Prizes will be awarded to each member of the first, second and third place teams, and winners of the Closest to the Pin, longest drive and Hole-in-One contests. Information on game play and rules will be sent to registered players prior to the outing. USGA Rules of Golf govern all play.

Appropriate attire is appreciated on the golf course and practice areas: collared shirts, long pants or Bermuda length shorts. Unacceptable attire includes T-shirts, tank tops, athletic shorts, short shorts, cut-offs, or jeans. Metal spikes are not allowed at the Omni La Costa Golf Club.

Members, spouses/significant others, and guests are welcome to register, but space is limited.


  • 11:30AM: Box Lunch served, Practice range available
  • 12:15PM: Call to carts (all players must arrive for course check-in by this time)
  • 12:30PM: Shotgun Start

Afternoon at the Beach
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Participant fee:  $30 pp

CGA is offering guests an afternoon at the beach. A shuttle will take guests to the nearby Moonlight State Beach where an area specifically for CGA members will be set up. There will be beach chairs, towels, a water station and light refreshments. Guests will get shuttle from the Omni La Costa which will be on rotation from 1-4:00pm. It takes 15 minutes to transfer to the beach and that last shuttle will return to the Omni La Costa at 4:30 pm. Don’t forget to pack your suntan lotion, sunglasses and swimsuit.

Young & Emerging Professionals Reception
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Edge Terrace Pool
Sponsored By Air Liquide

CGA Members aged 45 or younger, or new to their role in the industry, are invited to join their peers for a committee showcase by the pool. Attendees will be able to talk to CGA’s committee leaders and learn more about each committees’ mission and current projects. Whether this is your first CGA Annual Meeting or you are a returning attendee, this event will be a great opportunity to discover what our committees are focused on during the Annual Meeting and how you can get involved in the areas of CGA that interest you.

Welcome Reception

7:00PM – 8:30PM
Legends Lawn and Valley Promenade
Sponsored By FIBA

All CGA members, spouses/significant others, and guests are invited to this annual event which formally kicks off CGA23. Hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will be provided.

Monday, April 24


Yoga Session
7:00AM – 7:45AM
Legends Lawn
Participant Fee: $30
Sponsored By Eleet Cryogenics

This yoga session will take place of Legends Lawn with stunning views of the resort as a backdrop, this session offers a chance to stretch out, center your mind and breathing and get ready for the day ahead. A certified Yoga instructor will guide you through the session, including cool down. Yoga mats, a towel and water will be provided Work-out or Athletic attire is required. Maximum 30 people

Cocktails and Connections Networking Reception
6:00PM – 7:30PM
Orchid and Orchid Terrace

Tuesday, April 25


Safety Awards Banquet
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Poinsettia Ballroom

CGA believes that competition drives innovation and fosters industry progress. Join us on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 for our annual Safety Awards Banquet as we recognize improvements to personnel safety, excellence in fleet safety, advancements in environmental excellence, and individuals who have played a significant role in supporting CGA’s safety mission. Pre-Safety Awards Banquet Reception sponsored by RegO Products.

Awards presented at the Safety Awards Banquet include:

  • Fleet Safety Excellence Awards, sponsored by Linde PLC
  • Leonard Parker Pool Safety Awards, sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Environmental Recognition Awards, sponsored by Messer Americas
  • CGA & GAWDA Distributor Safety Awards
  • H. Emerson Thomas Award for Lifetime Service to CGA
  • Charles H. Glasier Safety Award, sponsored by American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.
  • New Committee Member of the Year Award, sponsored by Chart Industries

Learn More about the awards:

Dessert Reception/After Party
8:30PM – 11:59PM
Sponsored by Taylor-Wharton

This event, which immediately follows the Safety Awards Banquet, caps off the evening with music and dance filled celebration, networking, and dessert. Sponsored by Taylor-Wharton, this party has become a long-recognized Annual Meeting tradition. Members, spouses/significant others, and guests are all welcome!

Tuesday, April 26

Lunch Conversation with CGA’s Board of Directors Chair, Nelson Moreira
11:45AM – 1:15PM

Join us for a casual lunch, featuring the former chair of the Young & Emerging Professionals Committee, Anu George, and the Chair of CGA’s Board of Directors, Nelson Moreira. Anu and Nelson will discuss the value of participation in CGA, and why it is important for our emerging members to participate. This interactive lunch is open to all CGA members.

Airport Information

The San Diego, CA International Airport (SAN) is the closest international airport to the Omni La Costa, and is approximately 30 miles or 35 minutes from the resort.

Other Airport Options include:

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is both a commercial and general aviation airport that serves both Orange County, CA and the greater Los Angeles area. SNA is 60 miles or 1 hour from the Omni La Costa.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 100 miles or 1 hour 30 minutes from the resort.

Ground Transportation

The Omni La Costa does not provide private airport transportation or shuttle service.

Taxi and Ride Share services are readily available at all three (3) airports and the approximate costs are as follows:

Taxi fare from SAN  = $100-130 (one-way)        Ride Share (est.) = $50-90 (one-way)

Taxi fare from SNA  = $180-200 (one-way)        Ride Share (est.) = $80-100 (one-way)

Taxi fare from LAX  = $275-300 (one-way)        Ride Share (est.) = $180-210 (one-way)

Subject to fluctuation based on availability and weather conditions.

Most taxi and ride share services are located on the ground or transportation level at the airport but check airport signage to confirm the location.

Visit the respective airport website for more information on ground transportation options, including car rental, taxis, shared rides, and other public transportation.

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your opportunity to market directly to an audience of influential industry leaders.

There are several opportunities for your company to connect with Annual Meeting attendees. As a sponsor of CGA23, our 110th Annual Meeting, you will support the critical work of CGA, create goodwill amongst CGA members, and increase awareness of your organization amongst attendees. Your organization will enjoy a number of benefits, including showcasing your products and services to potential clients, inclusion of your branding in meeting materials, and recognition at major meeting functions. With participants from all levels of leadership within the industry, your company will want to connect with our meeting attendees – the driving forces in the industry.

Click here for more information about available sponsorship opportunities.

What to Wear

The dress code for CGA committee meetings is business casual, coat and tie are optional.

Dress for the Safety Awards Banquet is business formal: business suit, or coat and tie for men; business or cocktail dress for women.

A light sweater or jacket is recommended for outdoor evening events. Indoor meetings and events will be in air-conditioned meeting space, so it is recommended that you bring a light jacket or sweater.


Temperatures in the Carlsbad area in mid-April average from a high of 70 degrees to a low of 50 degrees.

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