Event Overview

The 2024 GCCA Midwestern Cold Chain Connection will be held August 14 & 15 in Kansas City, MO at the Cascade Hotel. The Midwestern Cold Chain Connection will consist of two days of programming with a networking reception on the first night.

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.


Wednesday, August 14
5:00 – 6:30 PMWelcome Reception
6:30 -Open Evening/Dinner on your Own
Thursday, August 15
8:00 – 9:00 AMNetworking Breakfast
9:00 – 9:20 AMOpening Remarks
9:20 - 10:00 AMCold Chain Trends Panel
10:00 - 10:45 AM Industrial Real Estate Landscape
Todd Steffen, Executive Vice President, Colliers
10:45 - 11:00 AMRefreshment Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRound Table Discussions
12:00 – 1:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM Claims Update
Tracey Wild, Unit Leader, SVP, Lockton Companies
Kevin Phillips, Partner, Scopelitis
2:00 - 2:45 PMEducational Programming
3:00 PMAdjourn


Hotel Information

The Cascade Hotel
4600 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

Room Rates
We are pleased to offer a discounted room rate of $199 + tax.  To take advantage of our group discount, please book online hereMake your reservation by Monday, July 22, 2024 to secure your reservation at the special discounted rate.

Cancellation Policy

Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to one-night room and tax cancellation fee. Any reservations that fail to arrive on the scheduled date will be considered No-Shows and a charge of one night’s room and tax will be posted to the guest’s credit card on file.


Registration Rate

Warehouse/Transportation Member $ 349

Associate/Supplier/Contractor Member   $449

Non-Member   $549

Cancellation Policy

There is a $75 cancellation fee on or before July 13, 2024. There are no refunds after July 13, 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 for a maximum of 3 sponsors and confirmed on a first-come first-served basis. Sponsorship is available to GCCA members only. Interested in joining? Contact James Rogers at jrogers@gcca.org.


Date Range

August 14 - August 15, 2024

Event Type

In Person


United States


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