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Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

SATURDAY, April 22, 2017*
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Convention Planning Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WFLO Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. IARW Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. IARW Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. WFLO Board of Governors Meeting
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. IARW-WFLO Board Reception & Dinner
*All events on Saturday, April 22 are by invitation only
Sunday, April 23, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. State of the Association, in conjunction with the IARW-WFLO Joint Board Meeting
(Open to all Convention attendees)
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Supplier Showcase
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Opening General Session and Lunch
Keynote Presentation: Todd Hale
Data is Power: Consumer Insights Driving the Cold Chain Market
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Supplier Showcase
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Peer to Peer Executive Discussions
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Business Meetings
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. First Timer and New Member Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Night Reception
Monday, April 24, 2017
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast in the Supplier Showcase
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Session
Keynote Presentation: Stephen Moore
Economic Outlook and Impact on your Business
GCCA NextGen Award Candidate Presentations
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Spouse/Guest Tour
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Supplier Showcase
10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Cool Pioneers (Round 1)

  • Case Study: Fire Destroys Dick Cold Storage
  • Maximize Capacity with Deep Lane Shuttle Racking System
  • Creative Strategies to Grow and Maintain a Successful Team
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Cool Pioneers (Round 2)

  • Case Study: Fire Destroys Dick Cold Storage
  • Maximize Capacity with Deep Lane Shuttle Racking System
  • Creative Strategies to Grow and Maintain a Successful Team
12:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. San Diego Food Bank Facility Tour
12:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sportfishing Trip
12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. IARW Golf Classic
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session and Breakfast
Keynote Presentation: David Sax
How Shifting Consumer Preferences Shape Food Trends

Tech Talks

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Supplier Showcase
11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Cool Pioneers (Round 1)

  • Energy Savings at San Diego Food Bank Cold Storage
  • Immediate, Item-Level Delivery: A Leap in Frozen Food Distribution
  • The Fight to End Food Waste: How Cold Storage Companies Can Make an Impact
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Cool Pioneers (Round 2)

  • Energy Savings at San Diego Food Bank Cold Storage
  • Immediate, Item-Level Delivery: A Leap in Frozen Food Distribution
  • The Fight to End Food Waste: How Cold Storage Companies Can Make an Impact
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing General Session & Luncheon
Keynote Presentation: Jason Dorsey
Crossing the Generational Divide: Unlocking the Power of Generations to Grow Your Business
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Business Meetings
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. California Dreamin’ Closing Party

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