Event Overview

The Global Cold Chain Alliance is pleased to announce its next European Cold Chain Connection taking place on 16-17 November 2023 in Milan, Italy.

GCCA’s Cold Chain Connections are regional events designed to provide both temperature-controlled logistics companies, builders and suppliers with exclusive industry insights and presentations, facility visits as well as high-end networking opportunities with peers from across Europe in an informal atmosphere.


This event is specifically designed for temperature-controlled logistics operators – warehousing and all-mean transportation.

GCCA operator members benefit from complimentary access*. Non-member logistics companies are charged a minimal fee.

Other GCCA and CEBA members can register for a fee or attend as a sponsor 

Registration Type Fee
GCCA Warehouse Member* €0
GCCA Transportation Member* €0
Non-member Warehouse/Transportation €99
GCCA Associate/CEBA Members (equipment suppliers, vendors, design build companies or contractors) €499

Not a member? Contact Julie Hanson

* GCCA member rates are also valid for affiliate organisations (please contact Julie Hanson to check your status)

** GCCA associate and CEBA members may also sponsor the event; sponsorship is available for members only – learn more below.



The event programme includes an interactive, educational cold chain seminar, networking functions and facility visits.

This schedule is subject to change

Thursday 16 November

  • 12:30-15:00           GCCA European Logistics Council Meeting (by invitation only)
  • 15:30-16:00           Welcome & Registration
  • 16:00-18:00           Cold Chain Seminar
      • The influence of financial markets on cold chain customers’ condition | Fulvio Fornara, Founder of Tappe Consulting, Investment banking and asset development
      • The Future of the Supply Chain and Automation | Matthew Staley, Executive VP Technology & Innovation, NewCold

  • 18:30-22:30          Networking Reception & Dinner

Friday 17 November

  • 8:00-15:00           Facility visits.

Already confirmed:

    • Facility 1: NewCold, Piacenza (fully automated 40-meter-high frozen facility with a footprint of 133 x 72 meters; 8 automated stacker cranes and a capacity of 72,300 pallets)


The sponsoring of the European Cold Chain Connections are available for GCCA associate and CEBA members. Sponsorship provides exclusive access to decision makers from temperature-controlled logistics companies attending as well as unique insights into industry trends and developments.

Benefits of sponsoring include :

  • Logo recognition on event website and all event-related communications, including social media publications
  • Bespoke brand exposure at event
  • Direct access to a qualified audience of potential customers
  • Unique insight into the trends and challenges pertaining to temperature-controlled logistics in the broader sense
  • Ability to participate in roundtable discussions and meet with participating operators
  • Receive list of participants (subject to attendees’ approval in compliance with GDPR)
  • Access to facility visits
  • Display banner at event
  • Leaflets, brochures and give-aways at event
  • Two registrations for the event

Sponsorship value

The sponsorship fee is €5,000.

Sponsorship is available to GCCA members only. Interested to join? Contact GCCA Director of Europe Julie Hanson

For sponsorship inquiries or booking, contact GCCA Global Senior Director of Business Development James Rogers


For all other inquiries, contact GCCA’s Director of Europe Julie Hanson


Date Range

November 16 - November 17, 2023

Event Type

In Person




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


Julie Hanson


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