SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2020 | DALLAS TX

Why Attend

Why Attend

If you produce, handle, store, transport or are involved in the distribution of perishable products, GCCA’s Cold Chain Conference & Expo is for you!

 

The Global Cold Chain Alliance’s (GCCA) Cold Chain Conference & Expo features a cutting-edge exposition of the tools, technologies and services needed by all partners throughout the cold chain, and an educational conference bringing together innovators and experts with senior management and rising managers from all sectors of the industry. Together, the expo and conference create the most valuable B2B networking event serving the perishable supply chain.

 

Customized event experiences by industry job function. Choose yours below:

Warehouse and Food Facility Operations

Are you a Manager, GM, Director or VP of Operations at a warehouse, DC or facility/plant in the Cold Chain Industry? Cold Chain Conference & Expo provides numerous learning opportunities to sharpen your knowledge and maximize your management impact at your company.

  • The event offers an educational seminar on facility operations and industry keynotes.
  • Participate in one of three pre-conference workshops onAutomation & Warehouse Management Systems, Sustainability, and Leadership Development.
  • Explore the show floor to learn and discuss solutions, tools, technologies, and equipment with partners that can benefit all areas of operations at your facility and across your entire organization.
  • *Are you an IARW Warehouse Member? GCCA Committee Meetings and IARW Regional Meetings will be hosted at this year’s event! Not a member, learn more about GCCA on the association website.

Engineers and Maintenance at Facilities

Are you a Facility Services Manager, Chief Engineer, Energy Manager, Refrigeration Engineer or Maintenance Director? Are you responsible for the design, maintenance, and modernization of warehouses or food facilities? Do you handle the oversight and execution of construction projects for your company? If your answer is yes, consider attending The Cold Chain Conference & Expo to springboard your company’s operations and maximize your position’s impact.

  • Access education dedicated to construction & engineering to learn about trends, best practices, innovations & discussions about facilities currently in operation, updates, renovations, retrofits, and new builds. 
  • Attend pre-conference workshops on Automation & Warehouse Management Systems and Sustainability.
  • Explore the show floor to learn and discuss solutions, tools, technologies, construction projects, and equipment with partners that can help you determine the best fit for your operations.
  • Engage in show floor education showcasing the latest innovations in equipment, products and services.
  • Participate in open dialogue discussions at the Construction X-Change that takes place on the show floor.
  • *Are you an IARW Warehouse Member? GCCA Committee Meetings and IARW Regional Meetings will be hosted at this year’s event! Not a member, learn more about GCCA on the association website.

IT and Automation in the Cold Chain Industry

Are you the CIO, Director of Information Systems or involved in the oversight of automation, WMS, or TMS in a facility or network of locations? Would you like a one-stop-venue to access the latest content on business intelligence and data from industry leaders and experts? Not to mention, meeting with the leading service providers to see the latest innovations, technologies, and equipment supporting cold chain infrastructure? 

This and more can be found at The Cold Chain Conference & Expo, the premier gathering place for the food supply chain industry. 

  • Participate in pre-conference workshops on automation and warehouse management systems.
  • Attend education sessions to learn about trends, best practices, innovations in Facility/Warehouse Operations & Transportation, and discussions on supply chain challenges.
  • Explore the show floor to learn and discuss solutions, tools, and technologies with partners that can help optimize your supply chain and advance your operations.
  • *Are you an IARW Warehouse Member? GCCA Committee Meetings and IARW Regional Meetings will be hosted at this year’s event! Not a member, learn more about GCCA on the association website.

Construction (Design/Build or Thermal Contractors)

Are you a Construction Buyer and work within the Cold Chain Industry? Are you looking to connect with current or potential customers in a conducive business setting? Have access to an education construction seminar and the opportunity to sit in on relevant committee talks?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Cold Chain Conference & Expo is an event to consider attending. As the gathering place for the cold storage and food industries, the event makes available unique and valuable opportunities to those operating in the industry, construction buyers included. Attend this conference to maximize your company’s business and growth potential while taking the pulse on this competitive and ever-evolving industry.

  • Access education and discussions dedicated to construction & engineering to learn about trends, best practices, facility innovations currently in operation, industry updates, renovations, retrofits, and new builds. 
  • Explore the show floor to learn and discuss solutions, tools, technologies, and equipment with sub-contractors and other partners.
  • Engage in show floor education showcasing the latest innovations in equipment, products and services.
  • Participate in open dialogue discussions at the Construction X-Change that takes place on the show floor.
  • *Are you an CEBA and/or IARW Member? GCCA Committee Meetings will be hosted at this year’s event! Not a member, learn more about GCCA on the association website.

Transportation & Supply Chain Logistics Decision Makers

Are you a Manager, Director, VP, or individual that manages a Supply Chain, Logistics, or Transportation operation at you domestic or global company? Wouldn’t it be beneficial to have access to cold chain specific education and a plethora of partners and fellow logistics decision makers in the food industry to connect with all in one place? The Cold Chain Conference & Expo is your one-stop-venue for these invaluable opportunities and more. 

  • Attend education sessions to learn about trends, best practices, innovations that pertain to temperature-controlled logistics, and discussions on supply chain challenges.
  • Explore the show floor to learn and discuss solutions, tools, and technologies with partners that can help optimize your supply chain and protect your product and brand.
  • Participate in round-table discussions with food industry peers and 3PL partners to address the biggest concerns, opportunities, and trends facing your business and industry.
  • *Must be a food company or IARW/IRTA member to qualify to participate in round-tables.

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