Event Overview

GCCA is pleased to announce its Southwestern Cold Chain Connection at the Loews Arlington Hotel in Arlington, TX on March 12 & 13 (conveniently located between Dallas and Ft. Worth).

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. GCCA’s Cold Chain Connection format will include educational industry presentations, networking reception, and dinner on the evening of March 12, followed by an industry golf event on March 13.

Warehouse/Transportation Member
$550 full registration full registration program, networking meals and golf
$399 industry program and networking meals only (no golf)

Associate/Supplier/Contractor Member
$749 full registration program, networking meals and golf
$499 industry program and networking meals only (no golf)


Cancellation Policy
There is a $75 cancellation fee on or before February 14, 2024. There are no refunds after February 14, 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.

Hotel information:
Loews Arlington Hotel
888 Nolan Ryan Expressway, Arlington, Texas, 76011

Room Rates
We are pleased to offer a discounted room rate of $259 + tax.  To take advantage of our group discount, please book online hereMake your reservation by 4 March 2024 to secure your reservation at the special discounted rate.

Hotel cancellation policy requires guests to cancel by 4 pm local time 48 hours before arrival to avoid a penalty fee of 1 nights’ room and tax.



Schedule (subject to change)

Tuesday 12 March
2-2:30 PM Welcome & Introductions
Host: Brian Lynch, EVP, GCCA & Executive Director, CEBA
2:30-3:00 PM Facility Innovation: Opportunities for the Cold Chain
Speaker: Bob Tippmann, President, QuickFreeze
3:15-3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30-4:00 PM Top 10 Energy Best Practices for your Facility
Speaker: John Crawford, Cofounder and CTO, Nndustrial
4:00-4:45 PM Cold Chain Market Trends Interactive Table Discussions & Report Back
All participants
5:00-6:00 PM Networking Reception
6:00-7:30 PM Networking Dinner


Wednesday 13 March
7:00 – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
8:00-8:30 AM US & Southwest Industrial Real Estate Market Update
Speaker: TBA
9:00-9:30 AM Bus departs for Texas Rangers Golf Club
(Meet in lobby for transportation)
10:00 AM-2PM Golf Tournament- Texas Rangers Golf Club


Date Range

March 12 - March 13, 2024

Event Type

In Person


Canada, Mexico, United States


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