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Registration Opens for the 2016 Global Cold Chain Expo

Produced In Partnership Between the Global Cold Chain Alliance and the United Fresh Produce Association

ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 2, 2016 – Registration opens today for inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, this year’s can’t miss event – created in partnership with the Global Cold Chain Alliance and the United Fresh Produce Association. Hosted at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois this June 20-22, the event will will put a focus on the all the products, services, technologies, companies, and employees that unite to ensure that perishable products arrive safely to consumers around the world.

The Global Cold Chain Expo will be a one-stop-shop for all cold chain needs with 25,000 square feet of trade show space featuring hundreds of exhibitors from every sector of the cold chain, including material handling, warehousing, construction, supply chain/logistics solutions and transportation providers. Co-located with FMI Connect, the International Floriculture Expo, and United Fresh 2016, the Global Cold Chain Expo will attract more than 15,000 key decision makers from retail, foodservice, processing, production, distribution, logistics, and transportation. Attendees will represent frozen, refrigerated, ambient and fresh operations.

“Increasingly, the fresh produce industry is being challenged to compete with locally grown, short haul fruits and vegetables that are picked closer to ripeness,” said Tom Stenzel, President & CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association. “We believe the only way we can enhance quality control in our supply chain is a deep dive into the cold chain and technologies that bring our growers, packers and wholesalers closer to the consumer.”

For industry suppliers, the Global Cold Chain Expo provides a competitive advantage by building brand awareness, expanding audience penetration to all global buyers of temperature-controlled transportation and facilities, and connecting suppliers to key decision makers. Their products and services will be on the world’s largest stage in the cold chain industry.

“The cold chain industry has evolved – the pallet-in, pallet-out storage business of yesterday has transformed into a total logistics solution,” stated Corey Rosenbusch, President & CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. “Today’s customers place a higher value and priority on total cold chain solutions, no matter which industry and anywhere in the world.”

Early bird rates for the Global Cold Chain Expo are available through May 2, 2016. To ensure the best value, register for the Global Cold Chain Expo & Education and gain unlimited exposure to the features of the expo, as well as those at the United Fresh Expo, the International Floriculture Expo, and FMI Connect. Explore these details, register for the event, and more by visiting http://www.globalcoldchainexpo.org.

For questions about exhibiting or sponsoring, contact James Rogers at +1 703 373 4300.

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About the Global Cold Chain Alliance
Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information about GCCA, visit www.gcca.org

About the United Fresh Produce Association
Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations. We empower industry leaders to shape sound government policy. We deliver the resources and expertise companies need to succeed in managing complex business and technical issues. We provide the training and development individuals need to advance their careers in produce. Through these endeavors, we unite our industry with a common purpose – to build long-term value for our members and grow produce consumption. Visit www.unitedfresh.org

Thursday, March 3, 2016