Now in its second year, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), Alexandria, Va., and United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., present Global Cold Chain Expo 2017, to be held June 13-15 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Global Cold Chain Expo 2017, which will be co-located with the International Floriculture Expo, United FreshMKT and United FreshTEC shows, will provide a spotlight on the cold chain industry.
Buyers, temperature-controlled third-party logistics providers and logistics, operational and engineering decision makers from processing, retail/grocery, wholesale, foodservice, fresh produce, fresh foods and floral industries will be walking the show floor. Exhibitors will include companies that provide equipment, tools and technologies that support the infrastructure and operations of the global cold chain; design-build services for cold storage, warehouse and processing facilities; all forms of refrigerated transportation; import/export facilities and services; and companies that provide third-party cold storage and refrigeration logistics.
“We’re excited to have our cold chain exhibitors sharing a show floor with the Floriculture and United Fresh shows this year,” says Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO of GCCA. “The co-location allows our exhibitors to connect with buyers and developers of all shows in search of perishable business practice solutions, and for attendees to experience and find innovation throughout the full supply chain, ensuring improved cold chain services and food safety and quality maintenance and accountability.”
In addition to the tradeshow, the Global Cold Chain Expo will deliver cutting-edge educational programming.
On June 13, a dedicated Global Cold Chain Conference will allow attendees to focus on specific business challenges and opportunities in the perishable supply chain. Sessions will be aligned into four tracks—3PL operations, cold chain solutions, engineering and transportation.
The program is designed for operations managers, engineers, plant managers and transportation directors, parties who buy or lease cold chain services, including growers and other food producers who own or lease cooling equipment, cold storage or handling facilities, food manufacturers, fresh food processors, wholesalers, distributors and retailers who own or lease frozen and/or temperature-controlled logistics and facilities and all parties throughout the supply chain who specify refrigerated transportation services from local to global needs. The educational conferences touch on everything from sanitary transportation, selecting a transportation management system and the impact of OSHA regulations to implementing GFSI schemes, successfully managing an OSHA inspection and best practices on how to attract warehouse talent.
Go to www.globalcoldchainexpo.org to register and learn more about the 2017 Global Cold Chain Expo.