AOC 2016 Special Events

Monday Night Reception & Dinner

Monday, August 1 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
History Gallery at the Intercontinental Willard Hotel | Occidental Grill & Seafood

Join us for the extremely popular Monday evening event! This year features cocktails at the History Gallery at the famous Intercontinental Willard Washington, D.C. Hotel. The historic legacy of the Willard Hotel can be seen through the origin of the term “lobbyist.” Every president since Franklin Pierce has either slept or attended an event at the Willard Hotel. Ulysses S. Grant often relaxed in the hotel’s lobby and during this time many individuals, who Grant referred to as lobbyists, would approach him seeking favors or attempting to influence his decisions. The hotel’s history is further illustrated in a comprehensive history gallery. The reception will be followed by a private dinner for our group at the Occidental Grill & Seafood.

Cold Chain Connection Reception

Tuesday, August 2 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Colonnade Room - Fairmont Washington D.C. 

As a leader in the cold chain, the Global Cold Chain Alliance is proud to convene the world’s key players in the cold chain for the Cold Chain Connection Reception. From fresh produce and seafood to packaged meats and frozen meals, a universally strong cold chain ensures that safe, high quality perishable food products get from the producer to the consumer. GCCA members play a critical role in maintaining the quality of these products. Join GCCA members and leaders from government and nonprofit organizations to network and explore the importance of cold chain integrity in the world’s food systems at the Cold Chain Connection Reception.

Government Agency Visits

Wednesday, August 3 | 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

During the Government Agency Visits, you will have the opportunity to share your opinions with decision-makers on issues affecting your business and our industry. In this program, members will divide into groups and meet with federal government representatives at various agencies.

Industry Roundtable on Sanitary Transportation of Food Best Practices

Wednesday, August 3 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its Final Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food earlier this year. The regulation has a very broad reach and will impact shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers of food across the supply chain. Join leaders from the food industry to discuss the regulation and learn about the Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide recently released by the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a core partner of GCCA, to assist industry with compliance.