2020 COS Forum

Miss the 2020 COS Forum? You can still register to
access replays of each presentation.

Navigating the Changing Safety Landscape

2020 COS Forum – Welcome Letter from Russell Holmes Director of the Center for Offshore Safety 
2020 COS Forum Draft Program

Please join the Center for Offshore Safety at its Eighth Annual Forum. The COS Forum brings offshore industry operators, drilling contractors, service/supply companies, academia, and regulators together to facilitate collaboration and drive continual improvement.

We are planning to present the November 2020 Forum as a virtual event.

The Forum begun in 2013 as part of the COS commitment to “sharing industry knowledge”. The Safety Forum has become one of the premier safety-focused events for industry, auditing, and regulatory agency engagement.

2020 COS Forum Registration Fees & FAQ 

If you have questions about your membership status, please contact Brandy Harrington at 832-781-5691 or HarringtonB@centerforoffshoresafety.org



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Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

2020 Sponsor Exhibitor Prospectus
Purchase your Sponsorship or Exhibit Booth
Exhibitor Floorplan - Available Soon
Exhibitor Terms

The COS Forum will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry trends, with the ability for exhibitors to showcase their products and services.

Your participation as a sponsor or exhibitor extend to both the in-person and virtual conference, allowing you to reach a worldwide audience. Either way, you can participate with confidence, knowing that you will reach the loyal, dedicated high-level audience this COS event is known for.

The 2020 COS Forum will be hosted on a virtual event platform.

Online you'll be able to build your user profile and begin networking with other attendees. You'll also be able to build your own conference schedule and add them to your calendar so you don't miss any of the presentations live. We'll have live Q&As, polling, Zoom breakouts, and face-to-face meeting scheduling, Miss or double-booked with another session? You'll have one full calendar year to watch a replay. We'll also have set virtual exhibitor hours, where with one click you can pop-in and instantly see them over Zoom, and then set an appointment for a more personal conversation.

Important Note: All participants will receive a unique link to enter the site a week prior to the start of the conference. Please be on the lookout for an email from no-reply@pathable.com (the "From" field will still say COS) with the subject "Your 2020 COS Forum Conference Login Details". Please be sure to check your spam filter if you do not see the email and reach out to registrar@api.org with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will the live presentations be recorded?
A: Yes. Approved presentations will be recorded and can be viewed on Pathable after the session is complete. Rendering of session recordings can take up to two hours to be available, post session.

Q: Can I contact other attendees during the event?
A: Yes! You can message any attendee directly through the event platform by going to People > Attendees. Click on the attendee you'd like to message and then click 'Send Message'. Your message will appear in their inbox on the event platform and they will also receive an email notification about your message.

Q: How do I schedule a private meeting with an attendee or Sponsor?
A: Go to People > Attendees, and then choose the attendee you’d like to meet with. Next click on "Schedule Meeting" and follow the prompts to choose your meeting time. The request will show in the recipient's notifications and they will have to accept your request. Once accepted, the meeting will show up under 'My Agenda'. You'll both click on the item in your agenda to be taken to a Zoom meeting space where you can have a private discussion.

Q: How do I access the Sponsor Virtual Trade Show Booth?
A: The Virtual Trade Show Booth can be found under " Our Sponsor". When you click the "Enter Virtual Tradeshow Booth" button, you will be able to talk directly to company representatives in a Zoom meeting. You'll ideally want your camera on to better connect with them personally.


Virtual Exhibit Hours All Times Central

November 10, 2020

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM

Registration and Virtual Exhibition Viewing

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

Virtual Exhibition Viewing

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Virtual Exhibition Viewing & Networking

November 11, 2020

9:55 AM - 10:10 AM

Virtual Exhibition Viewing

11:10 AM - 11:25 AM

Virtual Exhibition Viewing

12:35 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Exhibition Viewing

November 12, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Exhibition Viewing


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