Event Overview

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and Chilealimentos are organizing a one-day educational Forum focused on specific trending topics in temperature-controlled logistics. This event convenes cold chain professionals, logistics operators, food and supply chain processors, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program that aims to be informative and insightful while allowing participants to foster relationships. Each session is specifically designed to address leading-edge topics for the industry as well as networking moments to share with colleagues and also learn about the new services and products for the industry.

The program includes conferences that address the most current topics for developing and growing the cold chain in Chile.

Showcase with the industry’s main providers of services and products, and networking spaces such as morning coffee and networking lunch


Wednesday May 29th, 2024

Opening General Session | 9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Welcome Words

      • Adam Thocher, Senior Vice President, Global Programs & Insights GCCA / Executive Director, Global Cold Chain Foundation.
      • Carlos Descourvières G. / Development and Sustainability Manager, Chilealimentos

“Sustainability in the Cold Chain Logistics-Global Best Practices”   | 9:40 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Rubén Gutiérrez, COOVitafoods, & Chilealimentos, Chile

Overcoming the challenges to maintain food quality and safety and promoting best practices that include operations, logistics, efficient facility design and review of environmental trends continues to be one of the great challenges of cold logistics. Learn what these best practices are and what the modern, efficient, and environmentally friendly solutions are to enhance sustainability management through the efficiency of resource use by incorporating good practices and efficient technology.

Energy efficiency in Cold Warehouses: How to reduce energy consumption?  | 10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Camille Grouiller, Energy Optimization Manager, Clauger

Currently, the temperature-controlled storage industry uses large amounts of energy to supply high market demands. Learn strategies that will help you reduce energy consumption.

Regulations for imports of frozen fruits and vegetables to the United States of America and their trends.  | 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Pablo Herrera, Commercial Director, Valle Frío & Chilealimentos, Chile

What are the current regulations, recent changes, future obligations/commitments, and trends in USDA policies affecting frozen fruit and vegetable supply chains?

Best practices for cold warehouse construction| 12:10 – 1:00 p.m.

What elements are included in the optimal design and construction of a refrigerated warehouse? From the evaluation of needs and the terrain to the type of refrigeration (frozen refrigerated) including the maximum use of space and energy savings.

Cold logistics operations for chicken and pork exports- A comparison between Brazil and Chile | 2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Ricardo Jacob, SVP Operations IT, Emergent Cold Latina America

The pork sector in Latin America has observed a recovery in the last year, in the case of Chile with growing export trends, being the protein with the highest percentage of exports, followed by chicken. Learn what the key points are for the storage, handling, and conservation of these proteins including special logistics, and learn how this market behaves in Brazil, one of the main competitors in Latin America.

Panel Discussion:  Exports of frozen products in Chile and their impact on the port system.  | 3:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.


    • Juan Eduardo Ritz, LAM Regional Head of Cold Chain Storage en A.P. Moller Maersk
    • Pablo Hernández, Commercial Manager, Precisa Frozen, Chile, GCCA Advisory Council Latin America Member Member
    • Matías Laso, Commercial Director, DPWorld Chile

This is an interesting perspective from the point of view and action of the main actors in this operation, the logistics operators in ports, the producers-exporters, and the logistics operators that provide temperature-controlled storage services to third parties. With the increase in trade and the difficulties of space and transportation, how are these challenges overcome and what are the initiatives that are being taken in this regard?

The Cold Chain and the Food Banks | 3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

A quick look at the immense work carried out by food banks in Chile and the multiple opportunities to join this initiative that, in addition to avoiding food waste, is an unprecedented humanitarian effort.

Cold Storage Capacity in Chile | 4:00 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.

Francisco Moura, CEO IceStar Latin America, GCCA Advisory Council Latin America Chairman

Find out what the installed refrigerated temperature storage capacity is in Chile and who are the actors that make up the market. Information that may be available if you join this market intelligence initiative.

Closing Remarks | 4:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Ana Regina García, Regional Manager GCCA Latin America


Connection and networking opportunities
Receptions, networking moments, and supplier exhibitions provide industry suppliers with unparalleled access to build relationships with warehousing and logistics leaders.

Morning Coffee
Wednesday, May 29th I 8:30 am. – 9:00 am.
Share a morning coffee with industry colleagues and catch up while visiting the trade show.
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Networking Lunch
Wednesday, May 29th I 1:00 pm. – 2:30 pm.
The Networking Luch es the perfect opportunity to share with colleagues in the middle of the day, a break to share ideas.


Wednesday 29th
8:30 am – 9:00 am Register and Morning Coffee, Foyer Ballroom El Bosque
9:00 am – 9:40 amOpening General Session
9:40 am - 10:20 amConference
10:20 am – 11:00 amConference
11:00 am – 11:30 amCoffee Break
11:30 am – 12:10 amConference
12:10 pm – 1:00 pmConference
1:00 pm – 2:30 pmNetwork Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:10 pmConference
3:10 pm – 3:50 pmPanel Discussion
3:50 pm – 4:00 pmConference
4:00 pm – 4:15 pmFocus Session
4:15 pm – 4:20 pmClosing Remarks


Who attend?
Warehouse/3PLS, Food Companies, Suppliers, Construction, Transportation, Food Processors/Manufacturers

Registration Fees:

General registration rates include all General Sessions, Morning Coffee, Coffee break, and Networking Lunch.

Registration type Price (USD)
GCCA Members Warehouse & Transportation $50.00
Chilealimentos Members $50.00
Non-Members (both Associations) $75.00
Suppliers $100.00

Not a member? Learn more about membership here or contact us today.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a $25.00 cancellation fee before May 15, 2024. There are no refunds after this date, however, you can make attendee substitutions after this date. To make an assistant substitution at no additional charge, write to agarcia@gcca.org


Plaza El Bosque ELBRO
Ebro 2828 Las Condes, Santiago RM, Chile
Phone: +56-2-498-1800
Ballroom El Bosque

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Recognition of sponsorship on the conference website, conference marketing emails
  • Featured on large event signage.
  • Dedicated branding at sponsored functions (Based on sponsor level)
  • Recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Session and throughout the event (logo on screen and verbal recognition)
  • All sponsors in attendance will receive distinctive “Sponsor Ribbons” to wear throughout the event.
  • List of attendees

Sponsorship Benefits:

Sponsoring at the GCCA Cold Chain Connection Santiago de Chile offers your company exposure to key warehouse/3PL professionals and other cold chain decision-makers.

Level Sponsorship Price USD$
Platinum Level Featured sponsor of the Networking Luncheon + Exhibit Table + 3 Attendee Registrations (2 sponsors) $4000.00
Gold Level Featured sponsor of the Morning & Coffee Break + Exhibit Table + 2 Attendee Registrations (4 available) $3000.00
Silver Level Sponsor Recognition + Exhibit Table + 1 Registration (4 available) $2500.00


Date Range

May 29

Event Type

In Person


Central & South America


Controlled Environment Building, GCCA Transportation, GCCA Warehouse, Global Cold Chain Foundation


Ana Regina Garcia