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Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Sunday, April 29, 2018*
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Convention Overview 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. – 7:45 p.m.

IARW-WFLO Board Reception

Sponsored by Viking Cold Solutions

*All events on Sunday, April 29 are by invitation only
Monday, April 30, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Spouse/Guest Tour
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
    Artificial Intelligence in the Cold Chain
    Neil Jacobstein, Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track, Singularity University
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
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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
    How E-commerce will Disrupt Traditional Cold Storage Businesses
    Tom Furphy, CEO, Consumer Equity Partners
8:45 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)
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Cool Pioneers (Round 2)
12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. IARW Golf Classic
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Morning Coffee in the Supplier Showcase
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session and Breakfast

  • Keynote Presentation
    Perspective from a Processor
    Chad Whyte, Vice President of Logistics, Pinnacle Foods
    Keynote Presentation Sponsored by Dematic
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)
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Cool Pioneers (Round 2)
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing General Session & Luncheon

  • Keynote Presentation
    UnMarketing: Engaging Your Audience in a Business-to-Business World
    Scott Stratten, President, UnMarketingKeynote Presentation Sponsored by Tippmann Innovation
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Business Meetings
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Isle of Eight Flags Closing Pirate Party
Sponsored by Frazier Industrial Company
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Depart