Event Overview

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The 2024 GCCA Southeastern Cold Chain Connection will be held April 24 & 25 in Atlanta, GA at the Omni Hotel at The Battery. The Southeastern Cold Chain Connection will kick off with an optional networking reception at the Jim Beam Bourbon Deck located inside the Atlanta Braves Stadium followed by watching the Miami Marlins play the Atlanta Braves.

GCCA Cold Chain Connections are designed to bring together professionals working in the temperature-controlled warehouse, logistics, transportation, and design/build industries from around the region to network, build relationships and address industry and business issues in an engaging and informal setting. These events are open to both members and non-members.



(Subject to Change)

Wednesday April 24
5:30 – 7:00pmWelcome Reception (on location at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta)
7:00 – 10:00 pmWatch the Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves from the Jim Beam Bourbon Deck, Atlanta Braves Stadium (ticket purchase is required - space limited)
Thursday April 25
7:00 – 8:30amNetworking Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00amWelcome & Introductions
Brian Lynch, EVP, GCCA & Executive Director, CEBA
9:00 – 9:30amEmerging Issues with FSIS and Improving Import/Export Procedures
Lowell Randel, SVP, Government & Legal Affairs, GCCA
9:30 – 10:20amPanel: Facility Automation: A Cold Chain Perspective
Moderator: Stephen Wilson, Account Executive, SRSI
Anita Nanda, SVP, Americold
10:20 – 10:50amRefreshment Break
10:50 – 11:20amSoutheast & US Industrial Real Estate Market Overview
Todd Steffen, Executive Vice President, Colliers
11:20am – 12:00pmInteractive Discussion/Report Back Session: Cold Chain Market Trends
12:00 – 1:00pmNetworking Lunch
1:15 – 1:45pmCyber Insurance: Overview and Underwriting Considerations for Cold Chain Facilities
Tyler Klein, JD, CCIC, Vice President, Founders Series Cyber & Technology Practice Leader, Lockton Companies
1:45 – 2:00pmConclusionary Remarks/Adjourn

Hotel Information

Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta
2625 Cir 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Room Rates
We are pleased to offer a discounted room rate of $399 + tax.  To take advantage of our group discount, please book online hereMake your reservation by 4 April 2024 to secure your reservation at the special discounted rate.

Hotel cancellation policy states that any guaranteed reservations not cancelled 72 hours prior to the arrival date will be subject to a one night room and tax cancellation fee.

Registration Rate

Please note, availability to attend the baseball game is limited. If you do not see the option to register to attend the event with the baseball game and are interested in attending the game, please contact Lydia Barr to be added to the waitlist.

Warehouse/Transportation Member
$550 Cold Chain Connection (full program including baseball game) – SOLD OUT – See above info about waitlist. 
$399 Cold Chain Connection (full program excluding baseball game)

Associate/Supplier/Contractor Member
$749 Cold Chain Connection (full program including baseball game) – SOLD OUT – See above info about waitlist. 
$499 Cold Chain Connection (full program excluding baseball game)

$749 Cold Chain Connection (full program excluding baseball game)

Cancellation Policy
There is a $75 cancellation fee on or before March 24, 2024. There are no refunds after March 25, 2024, however, you can make attendee substitutions after this date. To make an attendee substitution at no additional charge, please call GCCA headquarters at +1 703 373 4300 or email us at email@gcca.org.

GCCA’s Cold Chain Connections are open for sponsorship to GCCA associate members, construction members (CEBA) and all other non-logistics 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 
  • 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 
  • Display banner at event 
  • Two registrations for the event 

 Sponsorship value 

Cost of sponsorship is $5,000 USD

Sponsorship is available to GCCA and CEBA members only. Interested in joining? Contact James Rogers at jrogers@gcca.org. 


Date Range

April 24 - April 25, 2024

Event Type

In Person


Canada, Mexico, United States


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