WFLO Member Benefits

  • Education & Networking Opportunities

    WFLO Institute

    The WFLO Institute is a four-day industry-specific program for public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) professionals offering more than 40 classes taught by leading experts in the refrigerated warehousing industry. The curriculum takes students through the food industry, supply chain and logistics field, and cold storage warehousing.

    IARW-WFLO Annual Convention and Expo

    The IARW-WFLO Annual Convention and Expo brings together over 600 of the world's leading public refrigerated warehousing and logistics professionals for educational sessions, a world-class expo, and networking.

    GCCA Assembly of Committees

    Held annually in Washington, DC, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Assembly of Committees is where members from every sector of the cold chain unite to solve critical industry problems and strategize for the future. Each committee is dedicated to addressing issues that impact one particular area of the cold chain and require association response or direction. WFLO committees develop invaluable association resources and provide guidance to association staff and the WFLO Board of Governors.

    ICE (India Cold Chain Expo)

    The India Cold Chain Expo, also known as ICE, was the first cold chain conference to be held in India. The program includes educational sessions and popular expo and provides an invaluable opportunity for Indian cold chain professionals to connect with their international counterparts.


    Periodically, the association offers webinars that cover current cold chain trends or new technologies. These one hour webinars are often free or offered at a very low-cost and provide members a convenient educational opportunity.

    Online Training

    The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Online Training Library, powered by DuPont Training Solutions, offers a convenient and efficient way to train employees in safety management, human resources compliance, and other operational best practices. The GCCA Online Training Library delivers 80 individualized, self-paced courses that can be accessed on-demand, 24/7. Courses are available to members for only $35 per access.
  • Marketing & Communications

    Global Cold Chain Directory

    WFLO members receive a listing in the annual Global Cold Chain Directory. Published in conjunction with the other GCCA Core Partners, the directory includes over 500 pages of cold chain providers and is the sourcebook for over 3,000 cold chain professionals and customers searching for cold chain solutions. A searchable, electronic format is also available online.

    WFLO Logo

    All members may use the association's member logo on their website(s), stationery, advertising or other printed material as a visible "seal of quality." All members also receive a set of membership plaques to display onsite.

    COLD FACTS Magazine

    The bimonthly COLD FACTS magazine is a direct link to 3,000 of the top decision-makers in the international cold chain. COLD FACTS is the definitive resource for the Core Partners of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, delivering association news, member news, market intelligence, and reports on the latest cold chain trends and advances.

    Cold Connection eNewsletter

    The weekly Cold Connection eNewsletter provides up-to-date industry and association news. Any employee of a member company may subscribe to Cold Connection.
  • Technical Resources

    WFLO Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

    SAC is a select body of eminent scientists, each a leader in a specific area of food technology, food science, food economics, or logistics. Since 1943, SAC has helped and advised IARW-WFLO members through research projects, technical manuals, and a member inquiry service.

    Inquiry Service

    Members can send questions dealing with any aspect of the cold chain operations — from legal matters to food science — directly to headquarters where staff works with industry experts and scientists to provide answers, typically within one business day.

    WFLO Commodity Storage Manual

    The WFLO Commodity Storage Manual is a unique source of valuable information on the proper scientific storage procedures, relative humidities and other data on approximately 250 different food products.