CGA 2022 Annual Meeting
April 10-13, 2022
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Online Registration Is Now Closed
We look forward to welcoming you to the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting (April 10-13, 2022 at Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida), as members of the Compressed Gas Association come back together for our first in-person Annual Meeting since 2019!
Now in our 109th year, CGA continues to set the standard for safety for the industrial, medical, and food gas industry. The CGA Annual Meeting is the largest technically-focused gathering of our industry’s leading subject matter experts, and will once again feature 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.
We’re excited to welcome everyone to our 2022 Annual Meeting, and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants and staff. In line with this goal, we have adopted preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at our events in accordance with guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. We will meet as safely as we can, implementing COVID-19 safety protocols wherever possible.
All in-person attendees must agree to CGA’s 2022 Annual Meeting Policies (as of 22 March 2022) and the Event Attendee Waiver and Release Regarding COVID-19 when registering. For more information about CGA’s COVID-19 planning and response for the 2022 Annual Meeting, see the section titled, “COVID Safety” below.
The March 14, 2022 hotel reservation deadline has passed and CGA’s room block at the Naples Grande Beach Resort is now full. To make alternate arrangements, see the “Hotel Information & Reservations” section below for a list of hotels in Naples that may have availability.
Use the expanding menus below to view the full meeting program as well as other event details. This webpage will be updated as necessary, so be sure to refresh your browser to see the latest information.
We look forward to your participation in the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Registration Information & Policies
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.
NOTE: CGA members are no longer required to RSVP separately through the CGA Member Portal to attend specific committee meetings. You can complete your entire registration using Cvent, our online registration system (see the Register Online Today link below).
We’re excited to welcome everyone to the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting, and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants and staff. In line with this goal, we have adopted preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at our events in accordance with guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. We will meet as safely as we can, implementing COVID-19 safety protocols wherever possible.
All in-person attendees must agree to CGA’s 2022 Annual Meeting Policies (as of 22 March 2022) and the Event Attendee Waiver and Release Regarding COVID-19 when registering. For more information about CGA’s COVID-19 planning and response for the 2022 Annual Meeting, see the section of this event webpage titled, “COVID Safety.”
For those who are unable to join us in person this year, we are offering a new, complimentary virtual attendance option, providing access to 4 of our general sessions: on Monday, the Keynote Address and Industry Panel; then, on Tuesday, the Annual Meeting of the Association, and the Safety Awards Presentation.
In-person Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 14, 2022
Virtual Attendee Registration Deadline: April 4, 2022
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.
Register Online Today: Click Here for CGA 2022 Annual Meeting Registration
- In-person Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 14, 2022. Members who register for the Annual Meeting by 11:59PM Eastern on Monday, March 14, 2022, will not be charged a meeting registration fee.
- Members who register on March 15, 2022 or later will be charged a meeting registration fee of $300 (USD).
- Online in-person registration closes on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern). After this date, in-person registrations will only be accepted onsite at the meeting.
- Deadline for Cancellation/Changes for In-person Registrations: Monday, March 28, 2022
- Virtual Attendee Registration Deadline: April 4, 2022 at 11:59PM (Eastern)
Hotel Reservations Reminder: CGA no longer makes hotel reservations for the CGA Annual Meeting. Click here to make your hotel reservation, or go to the Hotel Information & Reservations section of this webpage to read more about the Annual Meeting host hotel.
How to Register
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.
To begin your online registration for the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting, click this link: Register Now. Please complete the online registration process to the end. If you register by the March 14, 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for current instructions.
CGA Member Registration = $0 for registrations received by March 14, 2022
**After March 14, 2022, a meeting registration fee of $300 (USD) will apply. The late registration fee will be assessed if a person attends a committee meeting and does not register.**
All registration fees and prices on this page are quoted in U.S. funds (USD).
Safety Awards Banquet
You may purchase tickets for others from your company who will only be attending the Safety Awards Banquet. The cost is $150 (USD) per person. Please use the form at the bottom of this section to contact Jana Hollis for further information.
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 March 28, 2022. 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 the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting, 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 Jana at 703-788-2746 for assistance.
The Compressed Gas Association is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants and staff attending the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting. We have adopted preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 at our events in accordance with guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our event venue facilities.
All meeting attendees share a duty of care. The responsibility for a safe and healthy environment is shared by CGA, event attendees, and event venues. Towards this end, all CGA staff and event attendees are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions CGA has implemented to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
When registering, all in-person attendees must agree to CGA’s 2022 Annual Meeting Policies (as of 22 March 2022) and the Event Attendee Waiver and Release Regarding COVID-19. For more information about CGA’s COVID-19 planning and response for the 2022 Annual Meeting, see the series of questions and answers below.
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the CGA Annual Meeting?
All in-person participants must provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours OR provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival. Attendees will be asked to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination prior to checking in for registration using a secure, third-party solution. If you do not wish to upload your data, please contact Jana Hollis to make alternate arrangements. You may email her by completing the form below and clicking “Submit.”
Do I need to wear a mask at the meeting?
CGA will follow the CDC’s guidance on masks that is current at the time of the conference. Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk. Please review the CDC’s recently issued updated guidance on mask requirements based on the level of community transmission where you live.
What if I’m experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive?
Do not travel to CGA’s meeting if you are experiencing any illness symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days. All attendees are asked to self-monitor for illness symptoms throughout the meeting. Do not enter a CGA event space if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or other contagious illness. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 during the event should immediately notify CGA staff.
What other COVID safety protocols will be in place at the hotel?
Larger Meeting Rooms and Event Spaces. We have secured large meeting rooms and ballrooms at the hotel for our meetings and events, and we are limiting seating capacity to allow for social distancing. Weather permitting, many of our meal and social functions will be held outdoors.
Hand sanitizer and surface sanitizing wipes will be available for use throughout CGA’s meeting space. Frequently touched surfaces in the common areas of our meeting space will be sanitized frequently. For more information on the hotel’s general safety and well-being practices, please visit https://www.naplesgrande.com/Safety-and-Well-Being-Promise.
Can I participate in the Annual Meeting virtually?
Yes, we are offering a limited virtual attendance option this year, which provides CGA members with complimentary viewing access to three of our general sessions: the Keynote Address on Monday, as well as the Annual Meeting of the Association, and the Safety Awards Banquet on Tuesday. If you are interested in this option, full details may be found in the “Registration Information” section of this webpage. Virtual participants must register in advance.
What if I have a question about COVID safety at CGA’s Annual Meeting that I don’t see addressed here?
Send an email with your question to Jana Hollis by completing the form below and clicking “Submit.” All required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Hotel Information & Reservations
CGA 2022 Annual Meeting Hotel
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103 USA
CGA’s Hotel Room Block Has Sold Out
Please Note: The March 14, 2022 hotel reservation deadline has passed and CGA’s room block at the Naples Grande Beach Resort is now full. To assist those who need to make alternative hotel arrangements, we provide here a list of hotels in Naples that may have availability. There may also be rooms available at Naples Grande outside of the CGA room block, but as of March 21, 2022, prevailing rates are approximately $900 per night.
Alternative Hotels Near Naples Grande Beach Resort
5111 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34103
Hilton Naples website
.6 miles from Naples Grande Beach Resort (walkable)
Courtyard by Marriott – Naples
3250 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34103
Courtyard by Marriott – Naples website
2.4 miles, ~10 mins drive to Naples Grande Beach Resort
Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue
1345 5th Ave. S.
Naples, FL 34102
Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue website
6.2 miles, ~15 mins drive to Naples Grande Beach Resort
La Quinta by Wyndham
1555 5th Ave S.
Naples, FL 34102
La Quinta by Wyndham website
6.2 miles, ~15 mins drive to Naples Grande Beach Resort
Residence Inn by Marriott Naples
4075 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34103
Residence Inn by Marriott Naples website
2.2 miles, ~6 mins drive to Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples Grande Beach Resort Hotel Details
The Naples Grande Beach Resort is a luxury beachfront hotel located in Naples, Florida. On property guests will enjoy a full-service spa, tennis, three swimming pools, and a variety of beach activites right out the backdoor. Championship golf is available within 15 minutes drive of the resort at the Naples Grande Golf Club, home to the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting Golf Tournament.
The CGA group room rate is $289 single or double per night, and is subject to a 12% tax. One-bedroom Garden Villa Suites are available to CGA members at $439 a night, plus taxes.
The resort fee has been waived for CGA members providing complimentary access to 1-800 and local calls, bicycle rentals, beach towels and chaise lounges, range balls at the Naples Grande Golf Club, 24-hour access to the fitness center, free local daily newspapers (available in the lobby), and a 10% discount off the Tennis Club Courts.
In addition, high speed wifi is offered to guests on a complimentary basis in guest rooms.
Hotel Reservations due Monday, March 14, 2022 to receive the CGA rate.
Reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis and are subject to prevailing room rates (currently over $700/night.)
Make your hotel reservation online by clicking the Naples Grande Beach Resort Reservation Link HERE
Alternatively, you may call the hotel’s reservations line at 1-844-489-9663. When you call, be sure to reference Group Code GCGA22 to receive the Compressed Gas Association group rate of $289 + 12% 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 7 days 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.
An email confirmation of your reservation will be provided by the hotel, upon request.
Please Note: CGA has contracted with the Naples Grande Beach Resort 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 14, 2022 deadline or once the room block is full.
- Check in: 4:00 PM; check out: 11:00 AM
- Valet parking is $20 per vehicle, per night; self parking is $10 per vehicle per night (taxes not included)
- The hotel is a non-smoking facility
- 24-hour Fitness Center
- Local newspapers provided in the lobby
- All hotel rates and prices quoted on this page are in United States dollars (USD)
CGA 2022 Annual Meeting Event Schedule
(as of April 7, 2022)
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Sunday, April 10, 2022
|8:30 AM – 7:00 PM||CGA Registration and Information Desk|
|9:00 AM – 10:30 AM||5K Fun Run / Walk, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.|
|11:00 AM – 5:30 PM||CGA Annual Golf Outing at Naples Grande Golf Club, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. (transportation departs hotel at 11:15 AM)|
|12:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Sponsor Tabletops|
|2:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Paddleboarding & Kayaks on the Gulf Session #1|
|3:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Paddleboarding & Kayaks on the Gulf Session #2|
|6:00 PM – 7:00 PM||Young & Emerging Professionals Reception, sponsored by FIBA Technologies, Inc. (by invitation only)|
|7:00 PM – 8:30 PM||Welcome Reception, sponsored by FIBA Technologies, Inc.|
Monday, April 11, 2022
|7:00 AM – 7:45 AM||Yoga on the Beach, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.|
|7:30 AM – 5:00 PM||Sponsor Tabletops|
|7:30 AM – 7:00 PM||CGA Registration and Information Desk|
|7:30 AM – 8:15 AM||Breakfast & Committee Member Recognition|
|8:30 AM – 9:30 AM||Spouse/Significant Other Breakfast & Gathering, sponsored by RegO Products|
|8:30 AM – 5:00 PM||Networking Breaks Lounge, sponsored by Cryogenic Industrial Solutions|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Canadian Executive Committee Meeting (by invitation only)|
|8:30 AM – 10:00 AM||Liquefied Petroleum Gases Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Safety and Health Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Young & Emerging Professionals Committee Meeting|
|10:00 AM – 11:30 AM||Environmental Committee Meeting|
|11:45 AM – 1:45 PM||Industry Lunch with Keynote, sponsored by Chart Industries, Inc. (**Virtual Program Session: Keynote Presentation 12:30PM-1:45PM**)|
|2:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Industry Panel Discussion: Vehicle Safety Technologies (**Virtual Program Session: 2:00PM-4:00PM**)|
|2:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Standards Council (by invitation only)|
|7:00 PM – 10:00 PM||Fun Night and Dinner, sponsored by the Western Group|
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
|7:30 AM – 6:45 PM||CGA Registration and Information Desk|
|7:30 AM – 4:00 PM||Sponsor Tabletops|
|7:30 AM – 8:15 AM||Breakfast & Committee Leadership Recognition, sponsored by Weldcoa|
|8:30 AM – 5:00 PM||Networking Breaks Lounge, sponsored by Cryogenic Industrial Solutions|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Hazard Communication Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Hydrogen Technology Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Industrial Gases Apparatus Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Medical Equipment Committee Meeting|
|10:00 AM – 11:30 AM||Executive Committee Meeting (by invitation only)|
|11:45 AM – 1:45 PM||Lunch and Annual Meeting of the Association (**Virtual Program Session: Annual Meeting of the Association 12:45PM-1:45PM**)|
|2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)|
|2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Distribution and Fleet Safety Committee Meeting|
|2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Food Gases Committee Meeting|
|2:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Hazardous Materials Codes Committee Meeting|
|6:30 PM – 8:30 PM||Safety Awards Reception & Banquet (**Virtual Program Session: Safety Awards Presentation 7:15PM-8:30PM**)|
|8:30 PM – 12:00 AM||Dessert Reception/After Party, sponsored by Taylor-Wharton|
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
|7:30 AM – 4:30 PM||CGA Registration and Information Desk|
|7:30 AM – 8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM – 5:00 PM||Networking Breaks Lounge, sponsored by RegO Products|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Atmospheric Gases and Equipment Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||HYCO Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Medical Gases Committee Meeting|
|8:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Natural Gas Technology Committee Meeting|
|11:45 AM – 1:15 PM||Lunch on Your Own|
|1:30 PM – 4:30 PM||Bulk Distribution Equipment and Standards Committee Meeting|
|1:30 PM – 3:30 PM||Process Safety Committee Meeting|
|1:30 PM – 4:30 PM||Specialty Gases Committee Meeting|
CGA 2022 Annual Meeting – Optional Activities
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 at these exciting events! Fees and restrictions apply where noted. Waitlists will be kept on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 $225 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 in order for CGA to accurately arrange for seating and food and beverage.
Sunday, April 10
5K Fun Run/Walk
9:00 AM: Meet in hotel lobby
9:15 AM: 5K Fun Run/Walk starts
Participant Fee: $10
CGA’s 5K Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, will start at the hotel and runs through the surrounding neighborhood. The route will be clearly marked. Participants will receive a medal, water, granola bars, and fruit.
CGA Annual Golf Outing (Naples Grande Golf Club, Naples, Florida)
11:00 AM: Meet in hotel lobby
11:15 AM: Group transportation departs hotel for golf course; 15-minute transfer (estimated)
11:30 AM: Box lunch served
12:15 AM: Practice range
12:45 PM: Call to carts (all players must arrive for course check-in by this time)
1:00 PM: Shotgun Start
5:15 PM: Group transportation departs golf course for hotel
Participant Fee: $185
Golf Club Rental Fee: $85
CGA’s 2022 Annual Golf Outing, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, will be held on the Par 72 Naples Grande Golf Club.
Naples Grande Golf Club is a highly acclaimed, Rees Jones-designed private course located a short drive from downtown Naples. Renowned golf architect Rees Jones designed a par 72 championship course that proves both interesting and challenging. Each hole at this demanding course promises an exhilarating new experience. With extraordinary elevations and unique water features expertly incorporating the indigenous Florida foliage, this course offers stunning fairways for year-round play.
Transportation will be provided between Naples Grande Beach Resort and the Naples Grande Golf Club. If you plan to take group transportation, please be in the lobby of the hotel by 11:00 AM. If you wish to play with your own clubs, bring them with you to the lobby for loading.
$185 participant fee includes transportation, greens fee, GPS-enabled golf cart, practice balls, bottled water, and boxed lunch. Callaway club rentals are available at a cost of $85, inclusive. Retail merchandise, rental shoes, and food and beverage purchased at retail facilities or from beverage carts are each player’s responsibility.
Everyone must have a set of clubs. Rental clubs are available at a cost of $85, including taxes. 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 when you register for the Annual Meeting.
An average score or handicap must be included in each golfer’s online registration for the Annual Meeting. CGA will assign all foursomes.
Prizes will be awarded to each member of the first and second place teams, and winners of the two Closest to the Pin and one Most Accurate Drive contests. More information on game play and rules will be sent out 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 Naples Grande Golf Club.
Members, spouses/significant others, and guests are welcome to register, but space is limited.
Paddleboarding and Kayaking on the Gulf (2 sessions)
[Limited quantity of boards/kayaks for each session]
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Participant Fee: $25
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Participant Fee: $25
Enjoy an open air tram ride from Naples Grande Beach Resort through a 200-acre protected Mangrove Estuary to the secluded Clam Pass Beach. It is approximately a 5-minute tram ride or 15 minute stroll to the beach along the boardwalk from the hotel.
From there, you can explore the waterways of Naples while riding a standup paddleboard or in a kayak. You can paddle along the beach and coast; look for dolphins, rays, bird life, and vegetaion. You will receive instructions and a safety briefing before you depart. You must sign a waiver to participate in this activity. Safety gear is included. This activity is suitable for all levels of experience.
Young & Emerging Professionals Reception
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Open to qualifying CGA members
All CGA members who are 45 or younger, or are new to their industry role, are invited to this event, sponsored by FIBA Technologies. Come and join CGA’s next generation of great thinkers and safety leaders, and enjoy this invaluable opportunity to meet with your peers from across the industry, as you network and learn from each other.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
All CGA members, spouses/significant others, and guests are invited to this annual event sponsored by FIBA Technologies, which formally kicks off the CGA Annual Meeting.
Monday, April 11
Yoga Session on the Beach
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Participant Fee: $25
Maximum 20 people
This yoga session, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, offers a chance to stretch out. A certified Yoga instructor will guide you through the 40-minute session, including cool down. Transportation to/from the beach, towel and water provided. Work-out attire required.
Breakfast & Committee Member Recognition
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
In this breakfast, we will recognize the exceptional contribution of some of our most active committee members. Come help us celebrate their expertise and dedication to advancing CGA’s safety mission. Members, spouses/significant others, and guests are all welcome!
Breakfast & Gathering for Spouses/Significant Others
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Join us for a light breakfast to meet new friends and catch up with long-time ones. Come hear about what the resort and the Naples surrounding area has to offer. Spouses/significant others are all welcome!
Industry Lunch with Keynote Speaker
11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
(**Virtual Program Session: Keynote Presentation 12:30PM-1:45PM**)
Sponsored by Chart Industries, join us for this luncheon with Keynote Speaker Daryl Wilson, Executive Director, Hydrogen Council. Members, spouses/significant others, and guests are all welcome!
Industry Panel Discussion: Vehicle Safety Technologies
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
(**Virtual Program Session: 2:00PM-4:00PM**)
Join us for this panel discussion with industry subject matter experts Frank Bock (Air Products), Michael Farris (Linde), and Abydee Moore (Butler Gas Products), as they explore new vehicle technologies such as autonomous vehicles and delivery systems, fatigue monitoring, rollover detection, and driving simulators and how these advancements can be utilized to improve safety on the road.
Fun Night and Dinner
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join us for this Vintage Florida Casino Night. Come enjoy an evening of good food, good company, and good times for all, sponsored by the Western Group. Members, spouses/significant others, and guests welcome!
Enjoy the Florida fun and wear your favorite casual Florida look (our friends at Western Group tell us there’s no costume competition this year).
Tuesday, April 12
Breakfast & Committee Leadership Recognition
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
In this breakfast, sponsored by Weldcoa, we will recognize our outgoing committee leaders. Come help us honor their dedicated leadership in advancing CGA’s safety mission. Members, spouses/significant others, and guests are all welcome!
Dessert Reception/After Party
8:30 PM – 12:00 AM
This event, which immediately follows the Safety Awards Banquet, caps off the evening with 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!
CGA 2022 Annual Meeting – Speakers Program
Daryl Wilson, Executive Director of the Hydrogen Council, will deliver Monday’s Keynote address. The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition. The Council believes that hydrogen has a key role to play in reaching our global decarbonization goals by helping to diversify energy sources worldwide, foster business and technological innovation as drivers for long-term economic growth, and decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors.
Using its global reach to promote collaboration between governments, industry and investors, the Council provides guidance on accelerating the deployment of hydrogen solutions around the world. It also acts as a business marketplace, bringing together a diverse group of 130+ companies based in 20+ countries and across the entire hydrogen value chain, including large multinationals, innovative small and medium enterprises, and investors. The Hydrogen Council also serves as a resource for safety standards and an interlocutor for the investment community, while identifying opportunities for regulatory advocacy in key geographies.
Daryl Wilson is a highly respected business leader with decades of international experience, who joined the Hydrogen Council in 2020 with an impressive track record of building successful organizations and operating at the intersection of environmental and sustainability issues across sectors. He was most recently the global CEO of Hydrogenics, a fuel cell and electrolysis technologies provider with manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium, and Canada and service centers in Asia, Europe, and North America. Prior to Hydrogenics, Mr. Wilson held a variety of roles in environmental technology, operations, manufacturing, human resources, product development, and organizational change at companies including Toyota and Dofasco.
Industry Panel Discussion: Vehicle Safety Technologies
Monday’s Industry Panel will be led by industry subject matter experts Frank Bock (Air Products), Michael Farris (Linde), and Abydee Moore (Butler Gas Products). The panel will cover new vehicle technologies such as autonomous vehicles and delivery systems, fatigue monitoring, rollover detection, and driving simulators and how these advancements can be utilized to improve safety on the road.
CGA 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors
Thank you to our CGA 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors!
A number of sponsorships for the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting remain available.
The Compressed Gas Association continues to set the standard for safety for the industrial, medical, and food gas industry. We look forward to welcoming CGA members to the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida, April 10-13, 2022, as the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting returns to an in-person format for the first time since 2019.
The CGA Annual Meeting is the largest technically-focused gathering of our industry’s leading subject matter experts. We anticipate approximately 250 attendees at the 2022 Annual Meeting, with representatives from every facet of the industry.
For CGA member companies, the Annual Meeting provides an invaluable opportunity to market directly to an influential audience of industry leaders, while showcasing your brand’s commitment to safety.
By participating as a sponsor of the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting, you will demonstrate support for CGA’s critical work, while creating goodwill among Association members, and heightening your company’s brand awareness. 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.
For full details, see our article about the CGA 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsorship Program, which will continue to be updated, as needed.
To learn more and to explore the best sponsorship opportunity for your company, contact Sarah Saunders, CGA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, at 703-395-0696.
Located in Fort Myers, Florida, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is the closest major airport and lies 30 miles or approximately 35-40 minutes drive from Naples Grande Beach Resort. Naples Municipal Airport (APF) offers charter and executive air services and is located 8 miles and a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Naples Grande Beach Resort does not provide shuttle transportation to/from the airport.
Southwest Florida International Airport offers many options for transportation to/from the hotel including national rental cars, private car service, shared ride services such as Uber and Lyft, and taxis. MBA Airport Transportation LLC is the official taxi service operating out of RSW and can be arranged onsite at the airport or in advance prior to your arrival by calling (239) 482-2777 or reserving online.
For all of your transportation questions and to book rides in advance, please visit the RSW website at www.flylcpa.com
Taxi fare from the Southwest Florida International Airport to the hotel is approximately $65 one-way, and from Naples Municipal Airport, the taxi fare to the hotel is approximately $25.
Driving to the Hotel
If you plan to drive to the hotel, Naples Grande Beach Resort is located at 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, Florida 34103. Telephone: 1-239-597-3232.
Visit the “Getting Here” section on the hotel website for driving directions from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, as well as from the Southwest Florida International Airport.
Naples Grande Beach Resort offers:
- Self-Parking at $10* a night
- Valet Parking at $20* a night
*CGA discounted rates, plus 7% sales tax
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 Naples area in mid-April average from a high of 83°F (28°C) to a low of 65°F (18°C).
Things to Do in Naples
Naples, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Known as the crown jewel of Southwest Florida, Naples is famous for its sophisticated dining, high-end shopping, and world-class culture. Given its proximity to the gulf and high average yearly temperatures, Naples is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and water lover. From biking and hiking to kayaking and paddle boarding, endless opportunities abound to enjoy both land and sea. To explore Naples, see VisitFlorida.com.
For information from a more local perspective on unique things to do and see in the Naples, visit NaplesFloridaTravelGuide.com. Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations for dinner in advance. Naples is home to over 700 restaurants with many world-class options.