42nd CEBA Conference & Expo

Live on Amelia Island, Florida … the only controlled environment construction event.

The 42nd Annual CEBA Conference & Expo will be held November 7-10, 2022, at the Omni Amelia Island Resort, just outside of Jacksonville, Florida. This much anticipated event is the only one in the world dedicated to best practices in controlled environment facility construction, design and maintenance. In a year when cold chain is hotter than ever, this event is a mustattend for anyone in the business.

With more than 250 controlled environment facility construction, logistics and supply chain operations professionals attending, participants will gain valuable insight for improving their business. Throughout the conference’s three days, participants will hear presentations from industry thought leaders, have exceptional networking activities, and experience an expo with cutting-edge products and technology. 


General Sessions

The general sessions at the CEBA Conference & Expo provide attendees a thorough look at the latest innovations in controlled environment design and building.

This year’s conference will include a keynote presentation from Dr. Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group – an economic and policy consulting firm that provides strategic analytical services. He has recently lectured on global strategy, international economics, urban economics, microand macroeconomics at Johns Hopkins University.

In addition to the keynote presentation, there will be presentations from the finalists of the CEBA Built by the Best Award as well as insights from industry experts. 


The Expo

The Expo is an experience not to miss, and features the latest technologies, solutions, products and services from some of the most respected names in the industry. Here’s just a small sampling of the products and services that will be featured at this year’s expo:

• Cold Storage Contractors

• Doors

• Energy Efficiency Solutions

• Fire Detection Systems

• Flexible Walls

• Flooring

• Insulated Panels

• Insulation

• Lighting

• Materials Handling

• Racking

• Refrigeration Solutions

• Roofing


Built by the Best Award

The CEBA Built by the Best Award was created to acknowledge these factors and recognize the project teams moving the industry forward in regard to the design and construction of controlled environment facilities across the world.

Now in its seventh year, the award program will expand in 2022 to include two award categories. One award will recognize buildings constructed under $35 million dollars (USD) and one for projects over $35 million (USD). The award has expanded to be more inclusive and recognize the varying levels of controlled environment buildings being constructed throughout the cold chain around the world. Applicants are welcome to submit projects in each category.

This award is open to project teams in any country comprised of contractor/design-build companies and processor/end-user/warehouse/third-party logistics companies that meet the following criteria:

• Contractor or design-build company must be a CEBA member. Processor/end user/warehouse/third-party logistics company does not need to be a member.

• Building must maintain a controlled environment.

• Projects must be completed within the timeframe of January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022.

• Submission must be received by the submission deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

• Project must have been completed on or ahead of schedule.


Construction Café

The CEBA Construction Café creates an exchange of ideas and discussion on critical issues facing the industry. Participants choose from different topics, join the table at which the issue is being discussed and spend time sharing ideas. Participants then switch tables to discuss other topics.

These roundtable conversations provide attendees a chance to share ideas, ask questions and solve problems with their peers in a small group setting. The moderator will guide the participants through questions they have submitted in advance, diving into the subjects that matter most to attendees and the industry. 


Networking Opportunities and Events

Prominent social activities, receptions and the exhibit hall give members and industry suppliers unparalleled access to build partnerships with construction/design-build, warehousing and food processor decision-makers.

Other networking opportunities include a first timer and new member reception, an opening night reception, two afternoons set aside to catch up with peers and vendors for private business meetings, a golf tournament and an after-hours party.

This is the only event in the world dedicated to best practices in controlled environment facility construction, design and maintenance. The convention and expo serve to further CEBA’s vision to be the association where anyone looking to build, renovate or modernize a first-rate, innovative facility comes to find the most experienced designers, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

Visit https://www.gcca.org/events/CEBAConference to learn more about the CEBA Conference & Expo. 


Source: Cold Facts  July/August 2022 issue