The hallmark event offered by COMPASS, in collaboration with NAMS and CSSA, is the annual COMPASS meeting, which is a two-day meeting at a location in the US or Canada. For a list of past COMPASS locations, COMPASS-NAMS-ISSA Meeting Locations.

In recent years, the COMPASS meeting has been held:

2017 Tampa, Florida

The 22nd Annual COMPASS Meeting featured keynote sessions by Lisa Gee of TOTE Services in Jacksonville, FL and Arne Mielken of Amber Road in the UK.

2018 Toronto, Ontario

The 23rd Annual COMPASS meeting featured two terrific presenters: Michael Gord of the Blockchain Education Network in Toronto and and Eric Smith of Hendry Marine in Tampa.

2019 Austin, Texas

The 24th Annual COMPASS Meeting will be hosted in Austin, Texas at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel on April 4-5, 2019.   The keynote speaker will be Christian Ioannou, Managing Director, of Marine Catering Training Consultancy Ltd. in Cyprus.  Registration will open in early January 2019.